Gangs Of Oz

Monday April 4, at 7.30pm on Crime & Investigation Network

Every day on the streets, brutal wars are fought between powerful crime dynasties. Murder, intimidation and extortion are just another day in the office for these gangs as they fiercely protect their multi-million dollar businesses. Gangs of Oz is a docu-drama series looking at different criminal gangs operating in Australia over the last few decades

More movies for 7mate?

In week 7 (Feb 6-12), 7mate have added a movie to Monday nights and Wednesday nights. The move coincides with movies on GEM on those two nights with have generally proven to be successful for the channel. Question is though, will these movies that draw high ratings to digital channels stand up against first run and quality content returning to the main channels? Guess we’ll find out in a few weeks.

7mate’s Sunday movie for Feb 6 is Dodge Ball.

On Monday night, Feb 7, 7mate will premiere the Family Guy Movie at 9pm, followed by an episodes of American Dad at 10pm. Double Scrubs follows at 10.30, then CNNNN at 11.30pm.

To Wednesday Feb 9, The Family Guy and American Dad repeats will remain at 8.30 (thought hey might have moved to new episodes by then) with the movie 8 Mile featuring Eminem at 9.30pm.

Thursday night Feb 10 has Life After People at 7.30, Megastructures at 8.30 and double episodes of Gangs of Oz at 9.30pm.

On both Monday Feb 14 at 8.30 and Wed Feb 16 at 9.30 are movies, with titles yet to be advised.

Also – The Shield next Wednesday Feb 2, has been replaced with an episode of Gangs Of Oz.

 

Another classic TV show is coming to 7mate: Xena Warrior Princess. Xena begins on 7mate at 3pm Thur Feb 3, and continues 3pm daily. It will also be on at 3am from Monday (morning) Feb 7.

The last time you’ll see King of the Hill on 7mate is at 3pm Wed Feb 2. The show is now airing on ELEVEN from the beginning.

Double How I Met Your Mother continues on Monday to Wednesday nights from 7.30pm – looks like remaining into ratings season.

New to 7mate, is documentary series, Life After People which investigates what would happen to the world if suddenly there were no people left, without answering the question how or why all the people left. It airs Thursdays from Feb 3, at 7.30pm.

Following that is Mega structures (Feb 3 only), then Gangs of Oz at 9.30 and The Shield at 10.30 (not Feb 10). The Sopranos airs at 11.30pm Thursdays. Gangs of Oz will be a double episode on Thur Feb 10.

Into ratings season and on Mon Feb 7, after double Mother is repeats episodes of Family Guy and American Dad, but programming from 9.30 until midnight is TBA.

The line up remains the same as usual for Tue Feb 8.

And on Wed Feb 9, TBA’s fill timeslots from 8.30 until midnight. It is possible new episodes of Family Guy and American Dad will land there at 8.30 BUT if they do, 8.30pm Wednesday will be one of the most congested timeslots of the week for new content on free to air TV with new offerings on the main channels and a number of digitals alike.

Ratings season starts Sunday Feb 6.

 

9:30pm – Wednesday, March 17 on Seven

GANGS OF OZ is back with another unprecedented tour of the seedy underworld of organised crime in Australia. This week looks at how tight-knit mafia families have evolved from the 1930s to the 1990s and now, and how the Calabrian mafia’s tight grip on a range of enterprises have been maintained in Australia.

GANGS OF OZ also takes a close look behind the scenes of some high-profile murders, how mafia figures have influenced politics throughout the years and how these “families” have maintained their strong position.

There’s also the remarkable story of how fruit and veg trading become a potentially bloody business as a supermarket chain sought outside help to take on the high-profile rip-off merchants at a major market.

GANGS OF OZ is narrated by TRAVIS McMAHON.

9:30pm – Wednesday, March 3 on Seven

GANGS OF OZ is back with another unprecedented tour of the seedy underworld of organised crime in Australia. This week’s episode delves deep into the supposedly glamorous world of cocaine.

It’s the drug of choice of the rich, stylish, powerful and famous yet one of the first to bring it into this country was a knockabout working class bloke with a brilliant criminal mind. His name was Michael “Mikel” Hurley, whose rise from petty thief to millionaire drug baron is legendary.

Cocaine remains big business in Australia. As GANGS OF OZ explains, Australians pay through the nose for it, more than anyone in the world.

This episode features inside stories from the criminals who have taken the ultimate risk in search of dollars dusted by this white powder.

GANGS OF OZ is narrated by TRAVIS McMAHON.

9:30pm – Wednesday, February 24 on Seven

GANGS OF OZ is back with another unprecedented tour of the seedy underworld of organised crime in Australia. This week’s episode explores the evolution of bank robbers in Australia, as insiders dish the details on what goes on inside the walls of a bank and inside their heads when they attempt a big heist.

Bank robbers have come a long way in Australia, from sledgehammers and sawn-off shotguns to technological smarts and the smash and grab technique of ram-raiders.

A seasoned bank robber explains how his debut failure led him to the “college of knowledge” for bank robbers – prison – where he learned the tricks of the trade.

9:30pm – Wednesday, February 17 on Seven

Gangs of Oz is back with another unprecedented tour of the seedy underworld of organised crime in Australia. This week looks at

a new wave of Middle Eastern gangs with no respect for authority who come out guns and fists blazing.

The new Middle Eastern gangs across Australia are ruthless, violent and out of control.

Police say they are becoming more and more brazen as they pull out their guns first and ask questions later.

This episode takes an exclusive look inside the nastiest gang of them all, is given harrowing access to gang violence in our prison system and revisits some of the bloodiest murders to come out the conflicts.

9:30pm – Wednesday, February 10 on Seven

Gangs of Oz is back with another unprecedented tour of the seedy underworld of organised crime in Australia. Unrelenting violence and intimidation are key ingredients to a bikie gang’s constant quest for power not only over rival gangs but to keep their loved ones toeing the line. In this episode, GANGS OF OZ moves from the club house and the streets to the lounge room.

The girlfriend of a murdered senior gang member talks for the first time about life on the arm of a 1%er.

Also, the family of a murdered civilian speaks for the first time about how their son got caught up in this brutal world and paid the ultimate price.

9:30pm – Wednesday, February 3 on Seven

GANGS OF OZ return tonight with another unprecedented tour of the seedy underworld of organised crime in Australia. This week’s episode features bikies, their quest for the almighty dollar and their ruthlessness as they fight for power.

Outlaw motorcycle gangs aren’t just burly, beared and found riding big motorbikes, they are also shrewd criminal business groups who generate extraordinary volumes of cash and assets. Their fortress-like club houses and Harleys are now as common as their prestige cars, yachts and jet skis.

How do bikies make their money? This episode explores the intricate drug syndicates, re-birthing scams, security operations and the intimidation tactics that put bikie gang leaders amongst the wealthiest and most dangerous men in the country.

After the tennis on Seven, in the week preceeding the official ratings period, Seven will premiere a number of its new and returning shows for 2010 including Desperate Housewive Brothers and Sisters, ICU, Gangs of Oz, 30 Rock and more. Cougar Town will most likely start in the following week. Airways as well – which has been advertised as coming “after the tennis”.

Here is the guide:

Monday Feb 1
7:30pm My Kitchen Rules. Premiere
8:30pm Desperate Housewives. New Season.
9:30pm Brothers and Sisters. New Season.
10:30pm Royal Pains. Premiere
11:30pm 30 Rock. New Season.

Tuesday Feb 2
7:30pm My Kitchen Rules
8:30pm Grey’s Anatomy. New Season. Dbl ep.
10:30pm 10 Years Younger in 10 Days (NZ)
11:00pm My Shocking Story rpt

Wednesday Feb 3
7:30pm RSPCA Animal Rescue. New Season.
8:00pm ICU. Premiere
8:30pm Criminal Minds. Season Return.
9:30pm Gangs of Oz. New Season.
10:30pm Highway Patrol rpt
11:00pm SCU: Serious Crash Unit rpt
11:30pm Scrubs rpt

Thursday February 4
7:30pm Mighty Ships
8:30pm Bones rpt dbl ep
10:30pm Family Guy. New Season.
11:00pm Family Guy rpt dbl ep

Friday February 5
7:30pm Better Homes and Gardens. New Season
8:30pm A Touch of Frost. dbl ep
10:30pm Suburban Secrets
11:00pm Real Crime

Saturday February 6
6:30pm Movie: Cool Runnings rpt
8:30pm A Touch of Frost dbl ep
10:40pm Suburban Secrets
11:10pm Real Crime

Programming info: TV Tonight