A selection of the new and returning series coming soon to free-to-air TV in the coming weeks that we think you should know about.
For IceTV members, there's no need to wait. You can already set them to automatically record at home when they arrive.
Book Of Negroes
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Book Of Negroes
A well researched historical mini-series about the fictitious Aminata Diallo, who at the age of 11, is abducted by slave traders and sent to a plantation in South Carolina. This is the story of her escape and her involvement in writing The Book of Negroes, an actual document detailing the names of 3,000 black loyalists who had escaped to British lines during the American Revolution and who were sent to Nova Scotia.
Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin
Series, Canada, English, Drama, Historical, Mini Series, War
It is Autumn 1942 in occupied France, and the U-612 is bracing for its maiden voyage. Led by the young commander Hoffmann, 40 men are heading towards their first ever mission in an increasingly brutal war, all cramped within the metal vessel. Personalities clash and loyalties shatter as they are tried by the unspeakable horrors of war. Will they live to make it back ashore? Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, Simone Strasser's world is quickly spinning out of control. Deep into an impossible love affair that has her torn between the two sides.
Lizzy Caplan, James D'Arcy, Tom Wlaschiha, Vicky Krieps, Philip Birnstiel, Pit Bukowski
Series, France, German, English Subtitles, Drama, Historical, Mini Series, War
Donna Hay is one of the world's leading food creatives and her inspirational series shows viewers how to master a repertoire of simple recipes - and transform them into something brilliant. This must-see series also takes a look at Donna's life outside the kitchen, sharing an insider's view into her world of photo shoots for her books and magazines, her favourite pastimes like paddle-boarding on Sydney Harbour, and life as a busy mum of two boys - it's a unique insight into Donna's ethos about food and everything in between.
Flavours of Tohoku is a two-part exploration of Japans' northern region, showcasing the age-old culture through the lens of its diverse and mesmerising food. Hopping on and off the region's train lines, VICE host Bridie Shepherd traverses the wild forests and mountains of the northernmost point of Honshu island, with each stop offering an opportunity to immerse herself in Tohoku's majestic culture.
Series, Australia, English, Cooking, Food/Wine, Mini Series, Society & Culture, Travel
Seven years ago Pearl Regional Council decided to offer small business owners free rent within the Pearl Arcade. The program is now up for renewal and unless they can prove their worth to the community, they're gone!
With the end of the war and the surrender of the Third Reich, the world discovered the full horror of a genocidal system on a scale never before seen in the history of humanity. The elimination of millions of individuals had been meticulously planned by a regime whose organisation and methods were just beginning to be understood.
Series, France, English, Documentary, Historical, War
On April 15, 1947, Jack Roosevelt Robinson lifted an entire race and nation on his shoulders when he crossed baseball's colour line. A supremely gifted athlete and ardent integrationist, Robinson captivated Americans of all races with his brilliant play, and in the process, challenged the prejudiced notions of what a black man could achieve. In a country deeply divided by race, where African Americans had few rights and fewer opportunities, Robinson used his enormous fame to speak out tirelessly against the discrimination he encountered both on and off the field. Jackie Robinson tells the extraordinary story of an American hero whose fierce, lifelong fight for first-class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements.
Series, United States, English, Baseball, Biography, Documentary, Historical, Sport
Meet the precocious little kids who have their feet on the ground, but whose heads are already in the clouds. These kids are going places, and the first thing they need to know is if they have any latent star power just waiting to be tapped.
Tyler, the Creator explores the things he loves and the ways they work, meeting with experts who help him invent and innovate in ways only Tyler would. He takes his ideas from LA to New York City to explore everything from stop motion animation, space, syrup, go karts, furniture, and sneakers.
Series, United States, English, Arts & Culture, Documentary, Society & Culture
Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History goes inside the Vatican to reveal the true power held by popes throughout the ages. The docuseries explores how 12 apostles became 1.2 billion Catholics today, linking recent news events surrounding the Vatican with their unexpected origins.
Series, Documentary, Historical, Religion, Society & Culture
Rick Stein believes that no-one celebrates Christmas in greater style than the Spanish, where the celebrations last for over a fortnight and the dishes they prepare are delicious alternatives to the usual Christmas fare. Having seen how his Spanish friends prepare for the festivities in their own homes both in Spain and the UK, Rick cooks for a special Christmas party in London to share the dishes that inspired him most and compliment the Spanish love of celebrations.
In the same manner glowing reviews help restaurants succeed, just one disgruntled customer can be an eatery's death knell. In Say It to My Face, chefs and restaurant owners get the chance to defend themselves during in-person meetings with their toughest online critics. After grievances are aired, experienced restaurateurs Andrew Gruel and Anthony Dispensa work with each proprietor, who looks to increase business by completely making over the establishment's menu, decor and even staff.
Andrew Gruel, Anthony Dispensa
Series, United States, English, Cooking, Entertainment, Food/Wine, Lifestyle, Real Life
A drama that chronicles the mighty Norsemen who raided, traded and explored during medieval times. Ragnar Lothbrok is a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore and raid the distant shores across the ocean.
Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Nathan O'Toole, Katheryn Winnick, Jessalyn Gilsig, George Blagden, Gustaf Skarsgard, Donal Logue