This June on Foxtel’s showcase, the smash-hit HBO series, True Blood, returns to Australian screens within 2 hours of the original U.S. broadcast. Viewers will be able to follow fan-favourite Sookie (Anna Paquin) and her Bon Temp allies, as they face a variety of threats, both new and familiar. Continue reading »
Here are the nominees for the SAG awards. Foxtel shows have led the way with showcase earning 12 nominations, while Network Ten also garnered 12. The big nominees are Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Homeland, Modern Family and Downton Abbey.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast live in Australia from 12pm, Monday 28 January 2013 on TV1 and will be posted here live. Continue reading »
First there was Sons of Anarchy within hours of the US, now showcase are taking Foxtel Express to the extreme once again by airing season 7 of Dexter within two hours after it airs on the west coast of America. Continue reading »
Here are winners of the 64th Emmy Awards – hosted by Jimmy Kimmel to be shown on FOX8 LIVE from 9am on the red carpet and at 10am the awards start. All the presenters and winners will be posted here live. It will be repeated at 8.30pm on ELEVEN for those without Foxtel.
Form July 11 to 25, the two movie packages on Foxtel will be available to all residential Foxtel subscribers for free.
With channels from both the Movie Network package and Showtime Movie package, a total of 16 channels will be on offer.
Foxtel do this once a year to tempt subscribers to add the packages to their channel line up once the free period concludes.
The free two weeks comes as new season of the locally produced series Tangle premieres on Showcase and critically acclaimed series Treme – based on New Orleans after Katrina – premieres on Showcase during those two weeks.
Those who already have the movie packages will not be part of the offer. If you have one but not the other, the one you don’t have will be seen for free.
The free period will not include those Showtime channels in HD – you’ll still need to pay the extra for HD.
Tangle season two premieres on Showcase Tuesday July 20, 8.30pm while Treme premieres Wednesday July 14, 8.30pm on Showcase.
Source (in part): TVT
PINOCHET IN SUBURBIA
Sunday October 7
In 1998, General Pinochet, the former dictator of Chile was arrested in Britain whilst holidaying there, courtesy of British Aerospace. He was enjoying the sights, shopping for clothes and planning back surgery. Pinochet was detained for 500 days.
On Sunday October 7 at 9.30pm, SBS Television will screen Pinochet in Suburbia in the Showcase timeslot. The program tells the remarkable story of General Pinochet’s arrest and his fight to avoid extradition to Spain.
Pinochet in Suburbia delicately weaves several narrative strands, including a tense and intricate legal battle that twisted and turned it way through the courts whilst the whole world watched and waited to see what fate awaited the once powerful dictator.
Not since the Nuremburg trials had there been such a significant test of the power of international law. The whole case was given further prominence by the tireless campaigning of former UK Prime Minister, Lady Margaret Thatcher, for General Pinochet’s release.
Writer/director Richard Curson Smith (If, Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures) interspersed the drama with footage of news stories about the General’s time in detention. Pinochet in Suburbia is a powerful human rights story that gets behind the outer armour of the hard and proud dictator to tell the private and psychological story of his own experiences. “The film expertly mixes the passionate drama of those whose lives were forever scarred by that period in Chile and the political machinations of those having to deal with its aftermath.” (The Hollywood Reporter).
Pinoches in Suburbia boasts an all star cast headed by Derek Jacobi (Gladator, Cadfael)as Pinochet, Anna Massey (The Machinist, Miss Marple: Hotel du Lac) as former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Phyllida Law (Miss Potter, Copying Beethoven).