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.
60 Days In
60 Days In
In this ground-breaking experiment, a group of innocent people surrenders their freedom, volunteers to be locked up as convicted criminals and willingly enters the dangerous world of incarceration in an effort to see if they can survive life in jail. For 60 days, the participants live among the facility's general population without officers, fellow inmates, or staff knowing their secret. Around the clock, cameras capture this unparalleled access to the jail as they document the extraordinary personal journeys of the participants and bring problems within the system to light-all the while giving the viewers a firsthand, unfiltered look at life behind bars.
Series, United States, English, Crime, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture
Anybody who has ever had need of an ambulance knows what the practical face of compassion looks like. Meet the paramedics who bring calm, competence, compassion, common sense, and relief from all sorts of pain, when they respond to the call. These dedicated professionals often put their own lives on the line to save those of others.
Six lobster boat captains put it all on the line in their quest for one of the most sought-after creatures in the deep but not-so-often blue sea, the Tasmanian Rock Lobster. The mountainous waves in the most remote seas on the planet, keep the danger factor stratospheric.
Upon discovering her Soviet background, Julia Nalivaiko's friends often ask, "What's it like over there?". To answer, she travelled to Russia and Ukraine with Australian filmmaker Stuart McBratney, in an attempt to better understand the country she left as a child. Filmed in 2011, well before Euromaidan and the resulting Ukrainian crisis, the series explores the effects of the Soviet Union and its subsequent collapse on Ukraine and Russia. It offers a unique and personal glimpse into the daily life of its people and sheds light on the complex relationship between the two countries.
Directed by Stuart McBratney. Julia Nalivaiko
Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Society & Culture, Travel
Five C21st women juggle family and career in a very new millennial way. However, some things are as ancient as humanity itself and they still bedevil us now. Things like faithlessness, betrayal, scandal, and murder. And what happens to their oh-so-finely calibrated lives then?
Melissa George, Daniel MacPherson, Steve Bastoni, Jessica Tovey
Renee Strauss owns a bridal store in Beverly Hills and what she can't tell about the Beverly Hills Bridezilla you don't need to know. For over thirty years, Beverly and her stylists have guided thousands of brides through the process of preparing for their Special Day. And by now nothing - absolutely nothing - can surprise them.
Renee Strauss, Sharae Nikai, Jessica Cameron, Clara Salamo.
Series, United States, English, Entertainment, Real Life
Who knows what you're like better than the people who live next door to you? Your neighbours have insights that may surprise you. Who better therefore, to revamp a room in your home? In an absolute leap of faith, neighbours exchange keys and remake a room in each other's home.
The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history, and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation - its history, its people, and its culture.
Series, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Society & Culture, Travel
A thrilling twist on the traditional spy drama, Counterpart gives new meaning to the term 'double-crossing'. Howard Silk (Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons) is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organisation safeguards a secret crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and danger - where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world. Howard is forced to navigate through an unfamiliar, yet identical, territory that poses the question - can we truly only trust ourselves?
Directed by Justin Marks. J.K. Simmons, Harry Lloyd, Olivia Williams
Series, United States, English, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
It's bad enough to be stuck with strangers on a plane. But when things don't go precisely as expected - and you do want precision to be a feature of a long flight - then you are either outraged, or you get ready to tell the world all about it. Get the low-down on the go-down when drama hits the air, from the very people who were there.
Sir David Attenborough brings you 'Dynasties' which follows five of the world's best known but endangered species, documenting their intricate family dynamics and struggles to survive against the forces of nature and their rivals.
Series, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Nature
GAMIFY is a live action video game but with a twist. Players are the game, starring as the heroes in their own action-packed scenes with amazing kids pushing themselves to complete their mission as agents working for the Global Expedition Organisation (G.E.O.).
Series, Australia, English, Children, Family, Game Show
A comedy series about an unconventional therapist, Dr Richard Pitt, who is trying to keep his life, and patients, from falling apart. Richard is busy trying to relaunch his career online after the disastrous collapse of his group therapy practice, but it's obvious that working from home is destined to be chaotic.
Until 1942, it was quite possible - even likely - that Germany would have won the Second World War. Hitler's armies marched deep into continental Europe and the Soviet Union and it seemed that the civilised world will soon be faced with the unthinkable - a new world order in which the Nazis are the masters. These are not megalomaniac fantasies - they are concrete, hard, and very real ideas which, if they had come to fruition, would've completely changed the history of the world. Award-winning journalist Guy Walters goes on investigations based on hard evidence, newly-discovered documents, and newly declassified material.
Series, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Historical, Society & Culture
A drama series about Helena Mikkelsen's (Ane Dahl Torp) struggle to make it as Europe's first female coach for a men's team in the National Premier league in Norway. Home Ground follows her story as she moves to a small tight-knit community with strong-willed and hard-headed individuals. She struggles to balance a life as a single mum with her teenage daughter on the home field and must conquer her struggles in order to get optimal results on the football field. Home Ground is all about passion, identity, and loyalty. It is about relocating to a small community and trying to gain the respect of others without losing yourself.
Directed by Johan Fasting. Ane Dahl Torp, John Carew, Axel Boyum
Series, Norway, Norwegian, English Subtitles, Drama, Football, Soccer
Insight is Australia's leading forum for ideas and powerful first-person stories, offering a unique perspective on news and current affairs. Each week, Gold Walkley award-winning journalist Jenny Brockie drives a discussion that examines a single topic. Insight brings together in one forum people with personal experience on an issue as well as experts and those with strong opinions.
Homeowners try their hand at being hoteliers, by temporarily converting their homes into rented accommodation. Teams will stay and judge the individual standards from the perspectives of personal taste, decor and price.
Landmark New Series.We move from the continent's snow-covered peaks to its ancient rainforests and tropical savannahs, discovering how it is animals have learnt to thrive across the continent's harsh and beautiful extremes.
Barry Humphries adds his warmth and unique vision to the Magical Land of Oz series. As Australia's most celebrated satirist he manages to lend both majesty and humour to the story of his own beloved land and the animals.
Series 2 commencing 19/2/19. Mobeen is a 28 year old Muslim who just wants to lead a good life, follow his faith and make sure his sister fulfils her potential but finds problems when his criminal past keeps getting in the way.
Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend, Rebecca. But when a murder unearths his family's past, Alex is drawn into the criminal underworld where he must confront his values to protect those he loves. McMafia was created by Hossein Amini and James Watkins (Black Mirror) and is directed by the latter. This fast-paced drama stars James Norton (War and Peace) as the suave Alex Goldman.
Directed by Hossein Amini, James Watkins. James Norton, Merab Ninidze, Kirill Pirogov
Series, United Kingdom, English, Crime, Drama, Thriller
With the ocean alone covering 70% of the planet, let alone the lakes the rivers, the streams, the conservation and control of water is a major challenge. See the cutting-edge technology which gives us this control.
Scattered across these islands are mysterious buildings that hold the key to some of Great Britain's biggest secrets. In this series, Michael Portillo will unlock the doors to four extraordinary abandoned locations to reveal his hidden history of Britain; The Royal London Hospital, a 400-year-old prison, a ghost village, and a top-secret military base. What is justice for? How did Britain pioneer a health system for everyone? How do they weigh up the rights of the individual against the needs of the State? And how much should the people know about what their government does to keep them safe?
Series, United Kingdom, English, Arts & Culture, Documentary, Historical, Society & Culture
Miss Fisher gets an update - of sorts - when the 1920s female flapper detective is brought into the 1960s. After the original Miss Phryne Fisher disappears in the New Guinea highlands, her niece, Peregrine, inherits not only her fortune, but also her pluck, courage and detecting faculties. Ah, but is she as good as the original?
Geraldine Hakewill / Joel Jackson / Catherine McClements
Chefs Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn are once again hitting the road on the culinary adventure of a lifetime. This time they are in the breathtaking vistas and farmlands of New Zealand where they are cooking fantastic meals for the descendants of the Ulster Scots and Scottish pioneers who helped build this great country.
No straight man should dress, cook, decorate or even dream of dating a woman before he's had the once-or-twice over from these dudes. A whole gaggle of fairy god fairies, a.k.a. the "Fab Five", on a mission to make the average straight man palatable.
Restaurant SOS puts Alex Polizzi in the path of people whose dream to run their own restaurant has turned into an inexplicable nightmare. With her brother-in-law Oliver Peyton's help, she'll set out to see if she can change the fortunes of struggling restaurant businesses.
Alex Polizzi, Oliver Peyton
Series, United Kingdom, English, Cooking, Documentary, Food/Wine, Real Life
From award-winning screenwriter Adam Price (Borgen) and starring Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing, Borgen) comes this new, modern character-led Danish story about faith - both in the traditional, religious sense and in the wider context of what it is that guides us through existence. At its centre is priest Johannes and his two sons August and Christian. In Denmark, 2017, the Krogh family have been priests for more than 250 years. Johannes is headed for the absolute top as the Bishop of Copenhagen.
Directed by Adam Price. Lars Mikkelsen, Morten Hee Andersen, Simon Sears
Leah Remini stunned the world by abruptly leaving Scientology after 34 years. But that was only the beginning. In 2015, her memoir Troublemaker broke all records in media - it was declared a blockbuster by the New York Times, immediately landing atop their bestseller list. As a reluctant advocate, she will help rescue Scientologists desperate to leave the Church. She'll also tell the story of her dramatic and often painful personal journey through Scientology, from joining at age 9 to abruptly leaving in 2013.
Series, United States, English, Biography, Cult, Documentary, Religion, Society & Culture
Karl Pilkington stars as himself, and the voice in his head in this scripted comedy series where he muddles through his mundane life, living with his elderly aunt after being ditched by his long-term girlfriend.
The 38th Season of American Survivor features 18 contestants, including 14 Survivor Rookies. And one thing they're all certain of, this, packed-full-of-surprises Season will be the biggest and best yet. They're about to make Fiji's Mamanuca Islands unforgettable for all the right reasons.
Celebrated pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel hosts a sweet
competition where four of America's best pastry chefs compete in challenges, that will push their creative ability to the edge, and must produce inventive desserts in a finite period of time.
Series, United States, English, Cooking, Lifestyle
Red Reddington, AKA The Concierge of Crime, was once on the side of law and order, however the pull of the dark side proved too much and he is now very, very high on the FBI's Most Wanted list. So why is it so important for him now to bring criminals to book, and why should it involve rookie agent Liz Keen?
James Spader, Megan Boone, Charles Baker, Alexander Blaise, Diego Klattenhoff
Series, United States, English, Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Crown And Us: The Story Of The Royals In Australia
The Crown And Us: The Story Of The Royals In Australia
Two Part Special. The Crown is part of who we were and who we are - and despite the secrets, scandals and questions of relevance our affection for the British Royals remains as strong as ever. Why is that? And will it ever change?
For everyone there's the before and after of divorce; for some it is liberation, for others, the ultimate failure. It can either recreate you or imprison you in a cage of past mistakes. The trick is not to let it destroy you. The presenters, Marla Maples (ex-Mrs. Trump no less), Angie Everhart (former squeeze of the Duke of York) and Shar Jackson (serial dater), with their impeccable divorce credentials, provide the kind of divorce-survival strategies that guarantee triumph. Don't let the title mislead you; it's aimed at everyone.
In 1963 an audacious train robbery in the heart of England made headlines around the world. Having hit the Royal Mail Train where it hurts, thieves made off with a cool 2.6 million pounds, more than enough to satisfy the gang on 15. This mini series tells the story from the points of view of both cops and robbers.
Robert Glenister, Jack Roth, Paul Anderson
Series, United Kingdom, English, Biography, Crime, Drama
New 'Slice Of Life' Australian drama series. The residents of Arcadia Towers are left reeling after an abandoned baby is discovered.
Hazel and Ryan are desperate for answers and Sabine navigates her first day at Arcadia High.
This landmark two-part documentary series explores the many tragedies and scandals that have engulfed the Kennedys since arriving in America in the mid 19th Century and chronicles the impact these incidents have had on the family and its reputation.
Series, United Kingdom, English, Biography, Documentary, Historical
When Cath (Whittaker), an idealistic, hardworking nurse, loses her job for whistle-blowing, she is forced to take drastic measures to provide for her daughter. Seizing the opportunity to steal her friend's identity as a senior doctor, Cath starts a new life. As she buries herself deeper in the imposter persona, she realises she could get everything she ever wanted - but with her old life threatening her fragile creation, how far will she go to protect it?
Jodie Whittaker, Emun Elliott, Lois Chimimba
Series, United Kingdom, English, Drama, Medical, Thriller
In this in-depth documentary series, host Gary Takle travels to the big cities of The USA to discover the underlying food culture that exists in every town. While the world still struggles with tensions over race and culture, there is always one thing that unites us all, food.
Series, United States, English, Cooking, Food/Wine, Travel
New series premieres 3 March 2019. Inspector Vera Stanhope is blunt, witty, courageous and likes a drink or two. Together with her trusted young colleague, Sergeant Joe Ashworth, the two delve into each new case with vigour and determination. Based on the crime novels by British writer Ann Cleeves.