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FRIDAY 29
[Showtime/8:30pm] Masters of Horror 2. Christopher Lloyd.
[Ovation/7:30pm] Inside the Actor’s Studio. Ethan Hawke.
[Bio/7:30pm] An Audience With… The Spice Girls.

[Ten/4:00pm] The Lost Children. Premiere. Ethan, sister Amy and their mother abandon ship when a storm hits their vessel. Follow them on a high-spirited adventure as they awake on a wild shore and begin the battle for survival.

[ABC/8:00pm] Collectors. For something completely different, Gretel Pinniger, aka “Madame Lash”, says the word eclectic is not big enough to describe her collecting habits. As a teenager she wanted to be a nun, but became a Kings Cross stripper instead! Soon after she turned bondage and discipline into a celebrity pursuit. As far as sexy kitsch and notoriety are concerned, she is up-front and out there. Eccentric, eclectic and endearing all aptly describe Gretel and her collections that are housed in her Sydney home. Never one to be lost for words, she is now in her 60s with her house crammed full of light houses, shoes, leather, erotic figurines, whips, Buddhas, clothes, hats, and so on…
[ABC/8:30pm] Taggart : Dead Man Walking. (CC, M* Violence)
A man is brutally murdered with a blow torch bringing the team into contact with the infamous Callaghan brothers. CAST: Blythe Duff, John Michie.
[ABC/9:40 pm] The Ghost Squad : Nottinghamshire. PC Sarah Houghton has a profile which suggests she’s a dedicated and good cop. But the Financial Crimes Unit have found irregularities in her bank account, and Amy’s job is to find out why. CAST: Elaine Cassidy.

[SBS/10:00pm] Sexual Intelligence – Presented by actress Kim Cattrall, (also executive producer), Sexual Intelligence takes viewers around the world in an exploration of the boundaries and aspirations of our own sexual identities. In the bucolic town of Dorset, Cattrall introduces us to the Abbas giant, carved into the chalky hillside centuries ago with a phallus measuring over three meters in length. In Pompeii, 18th and 19th century archaeologists uncovered a selection of phallic artefacts considered somewhat risqué. It was not until the year 2000 that the phallic oil lamps and doorstops were finally made accessible. The documentary looks at how the phallus retreated under the weight of Christian teaching. While the phallus was banished from view, the female form came to the fore. According to the documentary, sexuality at its human zenith involves ethics – the ability not to exploit, but to allow freedom, both in the act of sex and in the choice of sexual partners. (From the US, in English) (Documentary) (Rpt) MA (L,N,S) CC WS

SATURDAY 30
[Seven/2:40pm] Movie: Pete’s Dragon. A heart-warming Disney musical about a young boy who is befriended by a delightful dragon. In New England in the early 20th century, Pete is a 9- year-old orphan escaping from his mean adoptive parents, the Gogans, with his only friend, a cartoon dragon named Elliott. Together they go on many adventures as they meet new people and help there friend, Nora, find her fiance. Starring HELEN REDDY, JIM DALE, MICKEY ROONEY, RED BUTTONS and SHELLEY WINTERS.

[Seven/6:30pm] The Great Outdoors. Live like a royal in Thailand’s oldest beach resort, with traditional night markets and seafood all yours for a bargain price.
[Seven/8:35pm] Movie: Starsky & Hutch (US 2004) Hollywood funny guys BEN STILLER and OWEN WILSON star as two good cops … with bad hair! Detective David Starsky is the most dedicated undercover cop working the mean streets of Bay City, California. Detective Ken ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson is a good cop, but his hazardously laidback personality doesn’t always get the job done. Exasperated Police Captain Dobey has found the perfect solution for the two of his biggest problems – pair up Starsky and Hutch. The unlikely duo use their canniest undercover skills, hardcore street smarts and striking good looks to solve the latest mysterious murder case and make sure the criminal does the time. They have the clothes, they have the hair . . . and they have the car. Also starring SNOOP DOGG, FRED WILLIAMSON, VINCE VAUGHN, JULIETTE LEWIS, JASON BATEMAN, AMY SMART, CARMEN ELECTRA, GEORGE CHEUNG, CHRIS PENN, BRANDE RODERICK, MOLLY SIMS, MATT WALSH and G T HOLME. Rpt.

[Nine/2:00pm] Movie: Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (US 1968) Oscar Nominee Doris Day stars in this classic comedy about the night New York flipped it’s fuse and became “Fun City”! When the Great Northeast Blackout of 1965 hits New York City, millions of people were left in the dark, including Waldo Zane, a city executive planning to embezzle a fortune from his company and two people whose paths he is destined to cross, Broadway actress Margaret Garrison and her husband Peter. Also stars Patrick O’Neal and Robert Morse. Sexual References [S]
[Nine/7:30pm] Movie: Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone (US 2001) Rpt.

[SBS/1:00pm] Eurovision Song Contest 2007 – Final of 2007’s 52nd Eurovision Song Contest. The hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki are popular Finnish television personality Jaana Pelkonen and the Finnish musician, stage performer, and actor, Mikko Leppilampi. (From Finland, in English) (Special) (Rpt) G CC
[SBS/7:30 pm] Nerds FC – Coming off two loses the Nerds team is ready to score. Their opponents this time are some of Australia’s most famous faces, including Anthony Fields, John Paul Young, Damien Lovelock, Adam Spencer, Alex Tobin, Colin Scotts and Australian Idol’s Chris Murphy. Working like never before to out-perform the star power on the field, the Nerds FC team did something they had never done before; scored a goal! Chris Murphy was hoping their voices were not exhausted from screaming because he challenged them to sing and then record an updated rock n’ roll version of the Nerds FC anthem with him. Belting out the tunes and even recording their own music video, the nerds were able to trigger their inner rock n’ roll spirit. What will be next? Maybe girls. We’ll see. (Commissioned by SBSi, in English) (Documentary Series) G CC WS
[SBS/8:00 pm] Kick – Attitude – Miki’s tirade against the TV director attracts the interest of handsome, suave, Nico. Joe however, unamused by Mikis work attitude, fires her again. Layla is torn between Sharif, her fiancé, and Jackie. Hoas plans to makeover an old-fashioned restaurant are ruined by the drunken Jana but he and Lien end up having an evening out together. Tatiana has doubts about the Dead Fish music but it’s ultimately Osama who steers her back to soccer. Nico makes Miki an offer she can’t refuse and, undaunted by being fired, she hatches a strategy to re-ingratiate herself with Joe. (Commissioned by SBSi, in English) (Drama Series) PG CC

[SBS/8:30pm] The Movie Show
[SBS/8:40pm] Iron Chef
[SBS/9:30pm] Marquee Movie: Girls On Top 2 – (Madchen Madchen 2) – The girls are back, this time negotiating leaving home, university and finding an apartment together, whilst still putting much effort into finding Mr Right and not getting fooled by Mr Wrong. Inken, Lena and Lucy are three attractive but penniless students who use their feminine wiles to procure a cheap flat in Munich. An unscrupulous real estate agent finds them a place. Inken starts making eyes at their young, incredibly handsome and wealthy new neighbour and ignores her faithful old flame. Lucy is on a quest to track down Sebastian, the son of a wealthy Munich landlord. Lena dumps her old boyfriend in favour of an apparently loaded young dentist. But nothing is quite as it seems. Directed by Peter Gersina, and stars Diana Arnft and Karoline Herfurth. (From Germany, in Germany, English subtitles) (Comedy) (2004) (Rpt) M (L,S) WS
[SBS/11:05 pm] Shameless – In tonight’s episode Mandy announces to Lip and Ian that she is pregnant. Ian is furious at Lip. Ian tells Lip that’s he is not going to take the blame for it but Lip points out to him, if the truth comes out, everyone will know Ian is gay. The next day while Ian is walking home from school he is abducted by Mandy’s brothers and taken to their house where Mandy’s parents tell him all about their virtuous daughter and welcome him into the family. The next day while everyone is having breakfast, one of Mandy’s brothers appears and announces that an engagement party for Ian and Mandy will take place in the pub. The party starts and everyone is having fun but when Mandy’s father is giving a speech, Lip appears and tells everyone that the child is his. An all in brawl begins, resulting in Mandy’s family declaring they do not want a Gallagher for a son-in-law after all. (From the UK, in English) (Drama Series) (Rpt) MA (V,L,A) CC WS
[SBS/12:00am Sun] S O S – Shorts On Screen – Tragic Story With Happy Ending – There are people who, in spite of themselves, are different from the rest. All they want to do is to fit in with the crowd. Awarded the Annecy Cristal Award at Annecy 2006 (From France, in Portuguese, English subtitles); Dance Mania Fantastic – Takeshi, a young Japanese banker in New York is unable to tell his family that he’s been fired. He puts on his suit and tie each morning and heads to the local arcade. He finds utopian escapism on the Dance Mania Fantastic machine until reality catches up with him. Winner of the Student Visionary Award at the Tribecca Film Festival 2005 (From the US, in English and Japanese, English subtitles); Lupe And Bruno – A cute stop-motion animation about a Lupe who is infatuated with Bruno… Winner of the Audience Award at Animadrid, Spain 2005 (From Spain, no dialogue); Eustice Solves A Problem – In a 1958 televised mathematics competition, Eustice Badgery finds a friend and the courage to stand up to his mother (From Australia, in English) (Rpt); Cool Water – A couple’s day at the beach is complicated when an uninvited third joins them for the afternoon (From Israel, in Hebrew) (Rpt); Boy Meets Girl: Waking Up – A young man’s soul is filled with sadness when he wakes up because his love has left him (From the Netherlands, in Dutch) (Rpt) PG

[ABC/7:30pm] Dr. Who. For Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), a medical student in Central London, an ordinary day turns into a nightmare when her entire hospital is transported to the moon. Martha reasons that because she can still breathe, there must be some sort of force field holding the air in and that this is due to alien intervention. The Doctor (David Tennant) has been at the hospital incognito as a patient called Smith since noticing the installation of “plasma coils”. One of the patients, Florence Finnegan (Anne Reid) overpowers the consulting specialist Mr Stoker (Roy Marsden), with the help of her slabs (slave creatures) and sucks out his blood. Then a large number of aliens enter the hospital. They are humanoid with rhinoceros heads. The doctor immediately identifies them as The Judoon, a mercenary police force. The Judoon are searching for non-humans and resistance is met with summary execution. Joining forces with the Doctor, Martha Jones has to battle the Judoon and outwit Mrs Finnegan. It is Mrs Finnegan, the blood-sucking Plasmavore the Judoon are hunting for the murder of “the child princess of Patrivole Regency Nine”. While all this is happening the force field is leaking air and hospital oxygen supplies dwindle.

[ABC/10:15pm] Parkinson. Tonight, Parky is joined by British pop legend Noel Gallagher, who talks about giving up drugs, his brother Liam, and how the two of them have never had to go through therapy, despite their rock and roll antics. And 30 years after they first met, Hollywood legend Dustin Hoffman tells Parky why he should be the new James Bond, and reveals how he’d change 95% of his life if he lived it all again! Finally, Rod Stewart joins the stage and talks about parenthood, and getting ‘the snip’. He also performs the song Fooled Around and Fell in Love.

[Movie Extra/6:30pm] Movie: Six Degrees of Separation (US 1993)

SUNDAY 1
[ABC/7:30pm] Robin Hood. News spreads that the King is returning from the Holy Land which means Marian’s (Lucy Griffiths) marriage to Sir Guy of Gisborne (Richard Armitage) is one step closer. Robin (Jonas Armstrong) is desperate to find evidence of Gisborne’s crimes and finds the physician – Pitts (Michael Maloney) who allegedly treated him at Locksley when he was really in the Holy Land trying to assassinate the King. On her last mission as the Nightwatchman, Marian sets out to steal Gisborne’s stately wealth to give to the poor. Robin guesses where Marian is and sets out for Locksley Manor, but Gisborne attacks the disguised Marian, stabbing her. Robin carries his beloved to a cave in the forest where Djaq (Anjali Jay) tries to operate. As Marian’s condition worsens Robin brings Pitts to the cave. The physician says nothing can be done for Marian and gives her hemlock to ease the pain. But Pitts has left a trail for the Sheriff (Keith Allen) and his men and as Robin and his gang are surrounded he hears the terrible news – Marian is dead.

[ABC/8:30pm] Life on Mars. When small-time drug dealer Billy Kemble (Kevin Knapman) dies in police custody, Sam (John Simm) is pitted against all his colleagues in CID. He demands a transparent investigation into Billy’s death. Coming from 2006, he knows that if the police don’t police themselves the public will never trust them. Gene (Philip Glenister) on the other hand, has different ideas. He believes that Billy died as a result of being beaten up by his cellmate – case closed. However, when the pathologist’s report arrives, it shows that Billy’s death was caused by a cocaine overdose. Gene is ecstatic; the police are in the clear. But Sam is still not convinced due to something he knows about drugs from his 2006 briefings but can’t quite put his finger on.
As Sam starts questioning his colleagues, he discovers that none of his team is telling the truth about Billy’s death – not even those he thought he could trust. When the explosive evidence of what really happened to Billy falls into his hands, Sam has a huge decision to make because this evidence could tear the team apart. This could be the key to getting him back to 2006. But if he is really in 1973, it could destroy his world and all the people in it.
[ABC/10:00pm] Leonardo: The Man Behind The Shroud, The shroud of Turin: sacred Christian relic or clever fake? It must have been created by someone with extraordinary skills. The evidence points to one man. Was Leonardo da Vinci the Man Behind the Shroud of Turin?
[ABC/10:55pm] The Remarkable Mr Kaye. A personal homage to Australian actor Norman Kaye who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and was forced to retire. (CC, Rpt, M* Contains Nudity, Adult Themes and Coarse language)

[Nine/6:30pm] Backyard Blitz
[Nine/7:30pm] 60 Minutes.
[Nine/8:30pm] CSI. Rpt.
[Nine/9:30pm] CSI Miami. Rpt
[Nine/10:30pm] Survivor: Fiji.
[Nine/3:00am Mon] Living With Fran “The Ex Factor.”

[Ten/1:30pm] Movie: Flinstones in Rock Vegas (US 2000) Joan Collins. Rpt.
[Ten/7:30pm] Big Brother. Live Eviction.
[Ten/8:30pm] Rove. Ian Thorpe, Myf Warhurst. Maroon 5

[Seven/11:00am] Studio Portraits. DAVID HASSELHOFF. For millions of fans, he is the archetype of the cool, laidback California lifestyle. The star of Knight Rider and Baywatch, the tall, handsome superstar who parlayed his TV fame into a singing career as well as a surprising career turn onto the Broadway and London stages. Interviews with actors Pamela Anderson, Alexandra Paul, his family as well as David Hasselhoff himself, illuminate the life of one of the world’s most recognized faces.
[Seven/6:30pm] Where Are They Now? Tonight, Mel and Kochie track down The Karate Kid himself RALPH MACCHIO. They also catch up with the actress who played Jennifer Keaton on the hit sitcom FAMILY TIES and singer DAVY JONES from The Monkees. The show also looks back on Australia’s worst road accident and America’s first space station SKYLAB, which plummeted back to earth in Western Australia. Tonight’s mystery guest is an Aussie glamour icon. Hosted by MELISSA DOYLE and DAVID KOCH.
[Seven/7:30pm] Ugly Betty. DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL. Marc, promising to help Betty with inside info for Daniel, convinces her to pretend to be his ‘girlfriend’ when his suspicious mother arrives in town. Things go from bad to worse when his mother invites herself to dinner at the Suarez home and Betty’s whole family has to play along with the charade. Meanwhile, Daniel and Alexis struggle to work together after their mother – who actually owns Mode – names them co-editors-in-chief of the magazine. Guest starring PATTI LUPONE.
[Seven/8:30pm] Grey’s Anatomy. SCARS AND SOUVENIRS. The race for the Chief’s job heats up after a new competitor enters the fray. Tensions escalate between Izzie and George. Callie reveals a big secret. Meanwhile, Derek treats a patient near and dear to him. Alex continues his work with Jane Doe. Guest starring SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO.
[Seven/10:30pm] Alias. THE SHED. Sydney reluctantly partners with new agent Thomas Grace and encounters a spy who has something shockingly in common with herself. Dixon accompanies Sloane from prison to acquire a possible cure for Nadia. Starring JENNIFER GARNER, VICTOR GARBER, RON RIFKIN, CARL LUMBLY, KEVIN WEISMAN, BALTHAZAR GETTY, RACHEL NICHOLS, ELODIE BOUCHEZ, MICHAEL VARTAN and RACHEL NICHOLS.
[Seven/11:30pm] Movie: Resident Evil (US 2002) A virus has escaped in a secret facility called ‘The Hive’ turning all researchers into hungry zombies. The Government sends in an elite military task force lead by Alice and Rain to contain the virus in three hours before it escapes and infects the rest of the world. But all their training couldn’t have prepared them for what they were going to encounter. Starring MILLA JOVOVICH, MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ, ERIC MABIUS, JAMES PUREFOY, MARTIN CREWES, COLIN SALMON, RYAN MCCLUSKEY, OSCAR PEARCE, INDRA OVE, ANNA BOLT, JOSEPH MAY and ROBERT TANNION.

[SBS/8:30pm] Big Love – Affair – After watching Barb charm a city councilman at a historic preservation event, Bill starts to see his wife through new eyes. A spontaneous roadside rendezvous reignites their sex life, and soon the two are sneaking off for clandestine trysts in a hotel. Nicki begins to suspect that Bill is having an affair and planning to bring a fourth wife into the family. Ben is tortured by wet dreams and a preoccupation with sex, so he decides to attend Mormon seminary after school, much to his girlfriend’s chagrin. After dinner a few days later, Bill tells Nicki he has to go to the office. She presses the re-dial button on the phone and Sarah picks up, telling her that Barb has just left. Nicki starts to put the pieces together. Nicki tells everyone that she’s ready to bring another soul into the family. (From the US, in English) (Drama Series) M (A,S) CC
[SBS/9:30pm] R.A.N: Remote Area Nurse – Here Comes The Rain Again – In the final part to R.A.N it’s the wet season. Bernadette has returned to the island – and to Paul – and their Blue Hawaii wedding goes ahead. But with the rains comes mosquito borne dengue fever and soon the entire island population seems to be ravaged by it. Helen, Nancy and the health workers are frantic and in the midst of this chaos, the election is held. When Helen believes things can’t possibly get any worse, Robbo is struck down. (Commissioned by SBSI, in English and Torres Strait Creole, English subtitles) (Drama Series) (FINAL) (Rpt) M (A,N) CC WS
[SBS/12:05am Mon] John Safran Vs God – Socceroo Voodoo/Magic Undies/Bible Code/Heil Herbie – This episode, John travels to Mozambique to lift the thirty-year curse on the Australian soccer team…but will he succeed? In Salt Lake City, he uncovers the secrets of Mormon magic underpants, before heading to Sydney to meet an expert mathematician to ask if the Bible predicted the events of September 11. (Commissioned by SBSi, in English) (Documentary Series) (Rpt) M (V, A) CC
[SBS/12:35am Sun] John Safran Vs God – Bob Larson – In this controversial final episode John faces his demons, undergoing an exorcism by preacher Bob Larson. (Commissioned by SBSi, in English) (Rpt) M (V,A) CC

[Bio/7:30pm] Diana’s Rock: Paul Burrell Story
[World Movies/8:30pm] Movie: Accused (Denmark 2004)
[Fox8/1:00am Mon] Concert for Diana. Live. Prince William and Prince Harry will mark the 10th anniversary of their mother’s death with an event to celebrate her life – THE CONCERT FOR DIANA. THE CONCERT FOR DIANA is being held on the 1st July 2007, which would have been Diana’s 46th birthday, and will be one of the first events to take place in the new Wembley Stadium. Artists confirmed to appear at the star-studded event include Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Joss Stone, James Morrison, Kanye West, Lily Allen, Rod Stewart, Take That and Status Quo. The acts starring at the concert reflect both Diana’s and Prince William and Prince Harry’s favourites. In recognition of Diana’s love of ballet and musicals, the concert will also include a performance by the English National Ballet and a musical medley specially devised by Andrew Lloyd Weber and featuring a number of surprise cameo appearances. The event has been devised by William and Henry as a celebration of their mother’s life, and will be broadcast live to millions of viewers in over 140 countries around the world. FOXTEL will broadcast the full concert live via satellite on its flagship entertainment channel FOX8 with coverage commencing early Monday morning, July 2.

5 Comments:

  1. i asked SBS about their edited content from the contest and they claim not to have edited anything.. like, honestly, do they think we don’t know how Eurovision works?? Plus then they gave me a full-page spiel on why they have advertising, which wasn’t my issue! Nice work at listening to your audience, SBS! (no wonder they cancelled the Hotline program).. i’ve ordered the DVD from Amazon – i wasn’t going to buy it locally because i assume SBS then gets a cut of the profit by slapping their logo on the cover

  2. Do you know if the Eurovision repeat will be the unedited version?

    SBS cut the Interval act (the 15 minute period when voting takes place). This year it was Apocalyptica… a Cello band that plays Metallica songs… with circus acts also on stage and around the arena.

    It was certainly a highlight and it was a shame to come home and find SBS had cut it out (I was at Eurovision this year).

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