HIGH­LIGHTS

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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

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