MONDAY, OCT 28
Out For Justice (film festival) – 8.35pm, FOX Classics
Five crime movies to see before you die starring Al Pacino, Charles Bronson and Steve McQueen. Presented by Graeme Blundell.
- Mon 8.35pm – … And Justice For All
- Tue 8.35pm – The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three
- Wed 8.35pm – The Mechanic
- Thu 8.35pm – The Thomas Crown Affair
- Fri 8.35pm – Donnie Brasco
The British, Season 1 – BBC Knowledge, 8.30pm
Dramatic reconstructions, the latest CGI, stunning cinematography, amazing time-lapse and aerial footage offer a fresh take on how Britain took shape from the Roman invasion to the birth of TV and the Coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953.
Homes Under The Hammer, Season 17 – 6.30pm, Lifestyle Home
Watch as buyers snap up homes at auction – then return three months later to see if they’ll make a profit on their investment.
Bomber Boys (Special) – 8.30pm, History Channel
Ewan McGregor and his aviator brother Colin present the gripping and rarely told story of the RAF’s WWII Bomber Command and the men who fought and died in the skies.
WWE Hell in a Cell (LIVE) – 11am, Main Event
See your favourite superstars battle in WWE’s “most unforgiving” arena – the Devil’s Domain, a 20-foot, merciless, inescapable enclosure.
TUESDAY, Oct 29
Embarrassing Bodies Down Under, Season 1 – 9.30pm, LifeStyle You
Dr Christian Jessen from the British medical show joins the local cast in solving all sorts of weird and unusual Aussie ailments.
The Carrie Diaries, Season 2 – 8.30pm, FOX8 (Same week as the US)
Samantha Jones (Lindsey Gort) joins the adventures of teenage Carrie Bradshaw in this **bleep** and the City prequel.
Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile (doco) – 8.30pm, CI Network
The groundbreaking documentary that first broke the abuse scandal surrounding the British entertainer.
The Truth About Looking Younger (special) – 9.30pm, BBC Knowledge
Is it possible to make your skin looking younger without surgery? Dr Rozina Ali finds out.
WEDNESDAY, Oct 30
The Lone Ranger – Foxtel on Demand
Tonto (Johnny Depp) joins The Lone Ranger in righting wrongs in the old west.
Trevor McDonald’s Queen and Country (mini-series) – 7.30pm, Bio
Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne is brought to life by presenter McDonald and rare footage from the British Film Archive.
Grimm, Season 3 – 8.30pm, FOX8 (Express from the US)
Find out if Nick really became a zombie after last season’s cliffhanger in season premiere The Ungrateful Dead.
Crossing the Line (Special) – 8.30pm, History
The last American defector still living in North Korea – James Joseph Dresnok, who crossed over in 1962 – tells his amazing story.
Snow Leopards of Leafy London, Season 1 – 9.30pm, Animal Planet
London’s Cat Survival Trust, which has the biggest collection of snow leopards outside Asia, wants to reintroduce snow leopards to the wilds of India.
One Tree Hill, Season 9 – 111Hits, 3.40pm weekdays
The final season of One Tree Hill sees the gang welcome new hopes and dreams – but of course nothing in our beloved Tree Hill is without its challenges.
Dangerous Persuasions, Season 1 – CI Network, 8.30pm
Everyday people who were brainwashed into making remarkable sacrifices and committing unthinkable acts.
THURSDAY, Oct 31
Despicable Me 2 – Foxtel on Demand
Former evil mastermind Gru (Steve Carell) is enlisted to defeat a supercriminal in this sequel to the cartoon hit.
Roarsome Halloween – all day, Disney Junior
Halloween-themed episodes of all your favourites plus Henry Hugglemonster on the hour
Halloween Night Terrors – Thriller/Crime
A Halloween triple-shot of scary trick-or-treat.
- The Omen – 6.35pm
- Wolf Creek – 8.30pm
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – 10.15pm
Human Centipede double-feature – World Movies
One mad scientist gone wrong? Check. Images that’ll stay with you forever? Check. See the noughties’ most infamous horror movies back-to-back on Halloween.
- The Human Centipede – 8.30pm
- The Human Centipede 2 – 10pm (Australian TV premiere)
Inspector George Gently, Season 4 – 8.30pm, UKTV
A music teacher suspected of having an affair with a schoolgirl is a prime suspect when she is found in a shallow grave.
Epic, Season 1 – 8.30pm, TLC
This series explores the most expensive and outrageous things people want to own. Tonight’s to-die-for object? Yachts.
Hostage: Do or Die, Season 1 – 8.30pm, Crime
A prison officer and single mum survived 15 days after being taken hostage during the longest prison siege standoff in US history.
Ancient Aliens, Season 5 – 9.30pm, History Channel
The remarkable similarity and complexity of ancient tombs around the world leads archaeologists to speculate: were they designed with the help of extra-terrestrials?
FRIDAY, Nov 1
Top Chef, Season 11 – 8.30pm, ArenaPadma and Tom head to New Orleans to test 19 new contestants for the title of Top Chef.
Can Eating Insects Save the World? – 9.40pm, BBC Knowledge
Well, it can’t hurt. Presenter Stefan Gates tries to conquer his revulsion as he enters the extraordinary world of insect-eating … and samples a grasshopper or two.
Caught in the Act, Season 5 – 7.30pm, Nat Geo Wild
Would you rather be faced with a rampaging giraffe, swim with sharks or take on a hungry elephant? Here’s your chance to do all three.
Long Island Medium, Season 3 – 8.30pm, Discovery Home & Health
Reality series follows mum and psychic medium Theresa Caputo who helps people communicate with the dead.
Wheeler Dealers, Season 10 – 8.30pm, Turbo Max
Car dealer Mike and mechanic Edd find more iconic cars to restore and resell starting with the classic Aston Martin DB7
Space Month – All month, Discovery Science
An entire month devoted to programs about space and the universe, including new episodes of Secrets of the Universe tonight at 7.30pm.
Jonathan Creek, Season 1 – 6.30pm, 13th Street
Our magician detective is on the case of a contemporary expressionist painter found dead with two bullets in his chest.
SATURDAY, Nov 2
20 Animals That Will Kill You, Season 1 – 7.30pm, Nat Geo Wild
We all fear death by tiger … but sometimes it’s the tiniest, most unexpected creatures that can be the most dangerous.
Anthony Bourdain: The Layover, Season 2 – 8.30pm, TLC
Tony has 36 hours in Sao Paulo – a city he once hated but since learned to love.
United States of Bacon, Season 1 – 9.30pm, TLC
Chef Todd Fisher takes you around the United States visiting the ultimate bacon joints on his “bacon bucketlist”.
SUNDAY, Nov 3
Real Housewives of Vancouver, Season 2 – 9.30pm, Arena
New wives are introduced and old wounds are re-opened during Ronnie’s sizzling summer BBQ in this season premiere.
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Season 1 – 7.30pm, 13th Street
Crime is afoot during Melbourne’s Roaring 20s – and Australia’s top female detective Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) is here to solve it.
Dara O’Briain’s Science Club, Season 2 – 8.30pm, BBC Knowledge
Is mind reading possible? It’s just one of the mysteries the Science Club explores.
Commander in Chief: Inside The Oval Office, Season 1 – 7.30pm, Discovery
In honour of the 50-year commemoration of JFK, this series looks at what it’s like to sit in the Oval Office and make presidential calls on the Cuban Missile Crisis or Osama Bin Laden Raid.