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Clash of the Col­lecta­bles

Prime, 7:30pm Tues­day There’s no sum­mer ac­tiv­ity quite like stay­ing in and watch­ing an­tiques shows on TV. Clash of the Col­lecta­bles is a light­hearted take on the An­tiques Road­trip for­mat, with Aus­tralian ex­pert Alan Carter host­ing his English friend and ri­val Eric Knowles in a sort of an­tiquing ver­sion of cricket’s The Ashes. Each week they go scrat­ting around some lo­cal deal­er­ships with a wad of cash to see who can make the best finds and earn the most profit at auc­tion. In the first episode, Knowles buys a mas­sive crys­tal thing off a bloke in a park­ing lot, like a scene straight out of Love­joy.

Jono and Ben’s Big Stupid Quiz

Three, 10:00pm Thurs­day

Joni Mitchell was talk­ing about a park­ing lot or some­thing when she said “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone", but she could just as eas­ily have been talk­ing about Kiwi com­edy duo Jono and Ben. They’ve only been off the telly for five min­utes but al­ready we kind of miss them. Just as well they’re back al­ready, then, with some cheap and cheer­ful end-of-year TV sched­ule filler in the form of this Big Stupid Quiz. The bar for this sort of thing is set very low — re­mem­ber TVNZ’s Quiz­mas last year?

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