SATURDAY Paul And Nick’s Big Food Trip New Zealand Prime, 7pm
Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn (above) are cooking up their final feast tonight. They’re on the Kapiti Coast where they are preparing a menu for the descendants of Dave Gallaher, who was the captain of the Original All Blacks.
Treehouse Masters Discovery Channel, 7.30pm
Wacky woodsman Pete Nelson (right) returns with more fantasy treehouse creations. This season, Pete has to create a leafy abode for basketball star Shaquille O’Neal but Shaq’s 2.16-metre height might present a lofty challenge for the team.
SUNDAY Bride And Prejudice AU TVNZ 2, 7pm
In a new season of this Australian series, more couples reveal the challenges they face when friends and family disapprove of their union for reasons ranging from sexual orientation to an 18-year age gap. Continues Monday and Tuesday at 7.30pm.
MONDAY True Detective SoHo, 3pm and 7.30pm
Screening at the same time as the US, the third season of this moody, cult drama stars Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) as a detective investigating a crime involving two missing children. The acclaimed anthology series suffered ‘second album syndrome’ with a lacklustre reception to season two but early reports suggest season three is a return to form.
Shortland Street TVNZ 2, 7pm
New Zealand’s long-running soap returns for more medical mayhem and murder. Find out how ‘Killer Kylie’ and the rest of the clinic staff cope after last year’s Christmas cliffhanger.
Village Of The Year Vibe, 7.30pm
Penelope Keith (To The Manor Born, The Good Life) is on the hunt to find Britain’s most charming village. Keith and her panel of experts are lurking under arches, stumbling over cobblestones and lingering in quaint alleyways in their quest to find a village fit for the lid of a chocolate box. Continues Tuesday and Wednesday at 7.30pm.
The Casketeers TVNZ 1, 8pm
Everyone’s favourite funeral directors return to once again pull back the velveteen curtains on the funeral industry. With humour and grace, Francis and Kaiora bring life to a subject that is often taboo. The series has been such a hit with local viewers that international streaming service Netflix is adding the show to its platform.
TUESDAY Fatberg Autopsy: Secrets Of The Sewers Prime, 8.30pm
Make sure you’ve had your dinner before you wade into this mess. A fatberg is a huge blob of congealed fat, wet wipes and assorted wastes and they’re blocking the sewers of Britain. Presenter Rick Edwards (above) and a team of scientists set out to discover why these unctuous lumps have become so prevalent. They also perform a disgusting autopsy on a greasy five-tonne obstruction, which is set to yield several surprising results.
WEDNESDAY Stephen Fry’s 100 Greatest Gadgets ThreeLife, 7.30pm
Stephen Fry (right) counts down what he considers to be the 100 most life-changing inventions of all time, from the iPod to the corkscrew.
Brian Johnson’s A Life On The Road Prime, 8.30pm
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson (left) visits the top-secret lair where Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason keeps his classic car collection. Among Mason’s treasures is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO which is now worth a whopping NZ$74 million.
Butterfly TVNZ 1, 8.30pm
In this British drama, separated parents must put aside their differences and come together after their 11-year-old son Max, who identifies as a girl, wants to transition. Actor Anna Friel, who plays Max’s mother Vicky, told TV Guide she hopes the series will help foster understanding of the transgender community. “To tackle something like this is a great responsibility. But I think the producers of Butterfly have gone at the script really cleverly, because it’s looking at it from every single person’s side of it.”
THURSDAY Fixer Upper: Behind The Design HGTV, 7.30pm
When it comes to home renovation, Chip and Joanna Gaines are America’s sweethearts. In this series, they’re pulling back the giant scrim to reveal the secrets of their hit show Fixer Upper. The couple, who recently welcomed their fifth child, will talk design strategies and staging and may even reveal where they get all those giant clocks from.
The Durrells Vibe, 7.30pm
Escape to the island of Corfu for season two of this drama which follows the real-life adventures of the animal-mad Durrell family. Actor Keeley Hawes told TV Guide that the show’s success lies in its broad appeal. “The response I have got from people is that it’s something that whole families can watch together from nine to 90. And that is very rare because it’s a very difficult thing to make work.”
FRIDAY Tennis: Australian Open Prime, 11.30pm
Unleash your inner-armchair umpire with the Australian Open. Catch up on the action with highlights of the day’s events from Melbourne Park.
Penelope Keith from Village Of The Year