Postcards moves to primetime

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As previously noted, Nine’s long-running travel series Postcards is getting an upgrade, moving to a new Friday night timeslot and one hour format for Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne markets.

This is to complement Nine’s NRL coverage in Sydney and Brisbane markets and provide a regular lifestyle alternative to Better Homes and Gardens and The Living Room.

Rebecca Judd hosts alongside presenters Livinia Nixon, Lauren Phillips, Brodie Harper, Shane Crawford, Glen Moriarty, Scherri-Lee Biggs, Warren Tredrea and celebrity chef Shane Delia.

It will transition from a state-based edition to encompass Victoria, South Australian and Western Australian content.

In the first Friday night episode of 2016, Rebecca Judd meets Catriona Rowntree as part of an ongoing series of stories on celebrities and their favourite places. They catch up at her historic family farm for a tour before retracing the steps of Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth in the acclaimed movie The Dressmaker, filmed in Catriona’s hometown of Little River in country Victoria.

Livinia Nixon joins the team to explore the best cooking schools, bakers and dessert makers around, in search of the perfect cake. Her first story is with baking queen Phillippa Grogan as they make a delectable raspberry and coconut cake.

Scherri-Lee Biggs tours the luxurious Como the Treasury Hotel in Perth, while Brodie Harper escapes Perth’s CBD to shop for local produce at Fremantle Markets.

Warren Tredrea shows Shane Crawford around his favourite places in his hometown, including the magnificent Adelaide Oval.

Lauren Phillips visits the world-first Marilyn Exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery, celebrating the famous movie star Marilyn Monroe. On display are her treasured artefacts, film costumes and items from her personal wardrobe, curated from private collections around the world.

Shane Delia begins his shop-and-cook segments with renowned chef Scott Pickett in Melbourne, while Glen Moriarty leaves the CBD to visit the Port Phillip Estate Winery in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula.

Friday, April 1, at 7.30pm on Channel Nine, repeated on 9Life on Saturdays at 2.00pm and Sundays at 10.00am.
Victorian viewers can also watch Postcards each Sunday at 5.30pm on Nine.

2 Comments:

  1. Seems a strange step to make a 1 hour programme for just 3 states, especially given this veteran show was shunted off to the multichannels years ago due to declining viewership at the time,

  2. So instead of counter programming with reality, drama or comedy – they split the lifestyle audience even more with two very well watched and established shows.

    Doesn’t seem like smart programming.

    Networks have success when they counter programme – not when they split the audience for an existing genre

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