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.
New Series commencing 2/2/19 in a special double episode.
Alex Polizzi is The Fixer - waging a one woman campaign to save Britain's family businesses. There are 3 million family run businesses in the UK. Accounting for 25 per cent of UK's output and 9.2 million jobs. Many small and medium family-run firms are going to the wall in the current climate. And as well as the human tragedy, it's a sector that's vital to the British economy.
Series, United Kingdom, English, Business & Finance, Documentary, Society & Culture
Most people take up ballroom dancing for social reasons and because they really, really like the shoes. But for these rebellious teens, who seem to attract trouble, dancing may turn their lives around, and give them a chance at another kind of future.
Michael Stylianos, Lorna Lee
Series, United Kingdom, English, Dance, Entertainment, Real Life
Outraged by the amount of fresh food that is binned in Britain, Robin Aitken and David Cairns are running a new charity that aims to change the food habits of a nation. The idea is simple, taking produce due to be thrown out by the supermarkets and diverting it to people who need fresh food the most, but they need to work hard to make their model work.
Robin Aitken, David Cairns
Series, United Kingdom, English, Cooking, Documentary, Food/Wine, Mini Series
New Series 7 beginning 15 January, 2019. Journalist Fiona Bruce teams up with art expert Philip Mould to investigate mysteries behind paintings. It is a world of subterfuge and intrigue as they grapple with complex battles often unseen beneath the apparently genteel art establishment.
Series, United Kingdom, English, Arts & Culture, Documentary, Mystery
New Series Premieres 6/2/19. Having conquered the cutthroat world of satirical cooking shows Kate McLennan & Kate McCartney take a Sassy Swipe at the bright, chirpy world of morning TV with their signature brand of social awkwardness & unprofessionalism.
New Series commencing 6 February 2019. Tom Gleeson is sharpening his wit and an army of nerds and obsessives are queuing up to face him. Only those who can answer the brain-teasers and the insults will hoist the coveted Big Brass Mug.
Australia's version of 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here', where Aussie celebs are off to put themselves to the ultimate test in deepest, darkest, Africa. Will they find the actual jungle harder to survive in than the urban jungle they occupy right here in Oz?
Kimberley Cruise: The Australia's Last Great Wilderness
Sun, 13 Jan 2019
Kimberley Cruise: The Australia's Last Great Wilderness
Travelling by boat from Broome to Darwin, this route in Australia's top end is a breathtaking coastline of open seas, bays, basins, islands and estuaries. This area is dubbed 'Australia's last great witness' and surprising stories of multicultural history abound - from Aboriginal cave paintings to Japanese pearlers, a Filipino missionary to a proposed Jewish refugee from the Nazis, Vietnamese boat people, WWII bombings, shipwrecks, and modern-day mining.
Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Nature, Society & Culture, Special, Travel
Combining her passions for food and travel, well-known TV presenter and reality TV star Lee Chan is eating her way around the world. With her taste buds leading the way, Lee travels to every corner of the globe cooking up local favourites, modern delicacies, and delicious desserts. From the markets of Asia, to the wilds of Africa, Lee’s energetic zest for life will see her feasting on a menu of culture and cuisine.
Capture, incarceration, utter powerlessness and sheer terror - being locked up in a foreign country is so much more than a bad nightmare. With personal interviews and dramatic reenactments, we look at travellers who found their lives forever changed when they were locked up abroad.
Series, United States, English, Documentary, Drama, War
The quest is on for Australia's best cooking team - not from the cafe, or restaurant or fish and chip joint, but from home. Ah, but this is where it gets interesting, because for one emotion-charged, angst-filled, fragrantly sweet and savoury night, your home becomes your restaurant.
Series, Australia, English, Cooking, Game Show, Real Life
Rick Stein goes on series of Long Weekends across Europe - taking in markets, restaurants and vineyards, the culture, history, and scenery. Rick presents a guide to wonderful city features for lovers of food and travel - with some fabulous dishes to cook at home.
Series, United Kingdom, English, Cooking, Documentary, Food/Wine, Travel
Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola return in a new season of quirky, loveable stories. When the professionalism of McCallum Real Estate is brought into question, Daniel tries to fix their reputation while Emma befriends a pig.
Songlines on Screen is a special collaboration between Screen Australia and NITV that presents 10 short films from the remote regions of Western, Northern and Central Australia. These films represent Aboriginal people's ongoing connection to land and culture as told throughout time by the way of creation songs.
Series, Australia, English, Arts & Culture, Documentary, Music, Society & Culture
Meet the Super Wings, Jimbo, Dizy, Donnie and Jerome, a team of aeroplanes with specialised skills, which have the ability to become robots. Their adventures take them to many cities all over the world, solving all sorts of problems.
Hotly anticipated drama series based on novel by Helen FitzGerald which premiered on BBC One last year. Joanna and Alistair travel with their baby from Scotland to Australia to see Alistair’s mother, Elizabeth (Stella Gonet) and to fight for custody of Alistair’s daughter Chloe (Markella Kavenagh) against his Australian ex-wife Alexandra (Asher Keddie).
However, when their baby disappears, it triggers Joanna’s psychological breakdown and in the glare of global media speculation and judgement, it changes her and her marriage forever.
But just what did happen to baby Noah?
Jenna Coleman, Ewen Leslie, Asher Keddie, Alex Dimitriades
The Family Law is a new six-part series created by critically acclaimed writer Benjamin Law and adapted from his hit 2010 memoir of the same name. This is the story of a quirky Chinese-Australian family on the Sunshine Coast over the course of a long hot summer, as told by 14-year old Benjamin, slightly self-obsessed with aspirations to be famous despite his severe lack of talent. For the Law family, all communication can lead to misunderstanding and unlikely comedy stems from tragedy. This is a show about sabotaged expectations, growing pains, finding your place in the world, and the strange embarrassment we feel towards the people we're supposed to love the most: our family.
Series, Australia, English, Comedy, Society & Culture
In the first of two programs, host Paul West challenges four families to successfully keep a honeybee hive, bringing these everyday Australians up close to the latest science about
bee brains, communication and behaviour.
Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Education, Family