HIGH­LIGHTS

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SAT­UR­DAY Ti­tanic Three, 7pm

Set­tle in for an evening of ro­mance, sus­pense, and ar­gu­ing over whether Rose could have shoved over and made room for Jack on that door. Ti­tanic turns 21 this year and con­tin­ues to be an en­dur­ing favourite. Singer Adele put on a Ti­tanic-themed birth­day party to cel­e­brate turn­ing 30 on May 5 and dressed as Kate Winslet’s char­ac­ter. What­ever floats your lifeboat, Adele.

Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes Prime, 7.30pm

Phil Spencer has ditched Kirstie All­sopp to tour Britain’s fan­ci­est homes solo. His first des­ti­na­tion is Burgh­ley House, a grand 16th-cen­tury coun­try house that wouldn’t look out of place in the Queen’s prop­erty port­fo­lio.

SUN­DAY The Queen’s Green Planet Prime, 7.30pm

The Queen takes a stroll through the grounds of Buck­ing­ham Palace with fel­low sprightly nona­ge­nar­ian (they’re both 92), Sir David At­ten­bor­ough. To­gether, the pair dis­cuss the Queen’s plans for the Com­mon­wealth Canopy, a global net­work of pro­tected for­est. Other mem­bers of the royal fam­ily also fea­ture as they travel around the world in sup­port of the Queen’s cause.

Sal­vador Dali: The Dali And The Cooper Sky Arts, 8.30pm

From the bril­liant Ur­ban Myths series comes the true tale of Alice’s ad­ven­tures in Dali-land. In 1973, famed sur­re­al­ist Sal­vador Dali (David Suchet, above right, Poirot) met mu­si­cian Alice Cooper (Noel Field­ing, above left, The Great Bri­tish Bake Off) and to­gether they staged a pho­to­shoot in­volv­ing a brain, an eclair and some ants. This com­edy re­counts what hap­pened but if you are keen to see the real thing, check out YouTube for ac­tual footage of their bizarre col­lab­o­ra­tion.

Olivia New­ton-John: Hope­lessly De­voted To You Three, 8.30pm

In a per­fect bit of cast­ing, Aussie songstress Delta Goodrem stars as Olivia New­tonJohn. This biopic fol­lows the highs (her star turn in Grease) and the lows (pop­u­lar­is­ing the sweat­band) of Olivia’s ca­reer. Kiwi ac­tress Robyn Mal­colm also stars as Olivia’s mum, Irene.

The Philpott Fire: Five Years On TVNZ 1, 9pm

This doc­u­men­tary takes a look at the af­ter­math of a dis­turb­ing crime in which six chil­dren lost their lives in the UK. Mick Philpott pre­sented him­self to the pub­lic as a dev­as­tated fa­ther, des­per­ate to find the cul­prit be­hind the fire that killed his fam­ily. But it was soon re­vealed that Philpott had set the fire him­self.

MON­DAY Mind Over Money TVNZ 1, 8pm

Are you a spender or a lender? Nigel Latta con­cludes his prob­ing of the brain’s fi­nan­cial lobe by ex­plor­ing the var­i­ous money per­son­al­ity types.

TUES­DAY Back Com­edy Cen­tral, 9.15pm

The stars of hi­lar­i­ous com­edy Peep Show re­unite for this new sit­com. Stephen (David Mitchell) pre­pares to take over the fam­ily pub fol­low­ing the death of his fa­ther. But the re­turn of An­drew (Robert Webb), a for­mer foster child who briefly

lived with the fam­ily, throws a span­ner in the works.

SVU Three, 9.30pm

Chicago Jus­tice joins the SVU-ni­verse this week when Peter Stone (Philip Winch­ester, right) joins the cast. In this episode, the team searches for a man in a clown mask. Coul­ro­pho­bics (those who suf­fer from a com­pletely rea­son­able fear of clowns) may wish to avert their eyes.

WED­NES­DAY New Zealand Press Box Sky Sport 3, 8pm

Ber­na­dine Oliver-Kerby hosts this lively, lo­cal show in which jour­nal­ists de­bate the lat­est sto­ries from the world of sport.

Love It Or List It TVNZ 1, 7.30pm

Home­own­ers are torn be­tween two real-es­tate lovers in a new sea­son of this com­pet­i­tive prop­erty series. Kirstie All­sopp en­cour­ages own­ers to stay put and just buy new throw cush­ions while Phil Spencer urges them to sell, sell, sell.

The Big Bang The­ory TVNZ 2, 8.45pm

Move over, Meghan and Harry, it’s Amy and Shel­don’s turn to walk down the aisle. The sea­son fi­nale also fea­tures some spe­cial guest stars, in­clud­ing Luke Sky­walker him­self (Mark Hamill). Kathy Bates and Teller (of ma­gi­cian duo Penn and Teller fame, aka the silent one) also star as Amy’s par­ents.

THURS­DAY Jono And Ben Three, 7.30pm

Back for a new sea­son, Three’s res­i­dent pranksters have a new cast­mate on board – Prime Min­is­ter Jacinda Ar­den. Well, sort of. The PM, as played by co­me­dian Laura Daniel, will be de­liv­er­ing weekly up­dates. No word yet on who will play the role of first baby.

Tourettes: Teenage Tics TVNZ 2, 8.30pm

This doc­u­men­tary fol­lows 12-year-old Rory as he at­tends a camp for peo­ple with Tourettes syn­drome, the neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­or­der that causes ver­bal and phys­i­cal tics.

FRI­DAY Pan TVNZ 2, 7pm

Wolver­ine star Hugh Jack­man once again glues on the nov­elty fa­cial hair to star as Black­beard in this pre­quel to the story of

Peter Pan.

Robyn Mal­colm

Jono and Ben

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