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9:30pm Saturday, January 26 on Prime

Drama Series

Barnaby reluctantly accompanies Joyce on a spa weekend to Swavely Manor. But as he attempts to de-stress, a woman is found dead in the floatation chamber. Abandoning the treatments to investigate, Barnaby uncovers a feud between neighbours, money wrangles and the mystery of a half-written novel. Then there’s another death. But his personal worries are never far from the surface.

7:30pm Saturday, January 26 on Prime

Reality Series

Within 48 hours of its screening in the US, season 12 of American Idol is well underway! Hit the road with judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban as they search for the next singing superstar. Who will make it through auditions in Newark, New Jersey?

7:00pm Saturday, January 26 on Prime

Reality Series

In Huntington Beach the buyers are picking up anything but good vibrations. Dave Hester leaves Darrell Sheets hanging out to dry with a pump fake approach. But Darrell’s wrath costs Dave dearly in return. Barry Weiss finds a twelve-inch piano, but there’s a chance this small wonder could be more than just a child’s toy. Meanwhile, a rip tide of cash is spent on the highest winning unit of the season.

9:30pm Friday, January 25 on Prime

Drama Series

When a rising young ballerina mysteriously falls to her death, Vincent (New Zealander Jay Ryan) senses that the understudy, Victoria, is hiding information about the dancer’s murder. Cat and Tess discover that the victim tried to file a police report for an assault. Meanwhile, Cat seeks out Vincent’s help to decipher a medical paper found in her mother’s belongings, and J.T. worries that Cat’s visits to the warehouse loft leave Vincent vulnerable to discovery by Muirfield’s agents. Catherine encourages Vincent to help her investigate deeper into the Muirfield project, but when Vincent refuses, Cat investigates on her own, until her computer is wiped clean by a malicious virus.

7:30pm Friday, January 25 on Prime

Reality Series

Join us for the second week of the world’s most popular talent show on Prime! It’s made ordinary people household names and become the blue-print for successful reality talent shows across the planet. Join host Ryan Seacrest, superstar judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, New Zealander Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, as they scour the US in search of the next American Idol. Tonight they’re in Charlotte, North Carolina for auditions. Who will impress the judges?

9:30pm Thursday, January 24 on Prime

Drama Series

When Francesca’s husband, Paul’s, assets are frozen as part of an on-going police investigation, Francesca watches as her mansion is stripped bare. And losing her wealth and her possessions quickly reveal frictions in her marriage as her gangster husband forbids her from getting involved. But Francesca needs to keep her family afloat and so she gets a job in secret. She becomes a night time hospital cleaner. It is when she is working alongside a fellow cleaner, Lukasz, that Francesca starts to realise how much fun she can have when she lets her hair down. Meanwhile, having promised to stand by Steve, Gemma is determined to jeopardise the case against him.

8:30pm Thursday, January 24 on Prime

Reality Series

It’s the morning after the first night’s service. Curley and Lisa give the trainees a pep talk, but one of Lisa’s waitresses is late – she hasn’t turned up after an ex-partner collected her from work the previous night. Worried, Lisa calls Silene’s family, and then calls the police to report her missing. Meanwhile another of the waitresses, an ex-drug addict who used to be a policewoman, is upset because the local paper has written an article about her. Curley gathers the trainees together and announces that he’s volunteered to do a lunch for the homeless, and invites them to join him in giving something back to the community. Curley, Lisa and the trainees cater a lunch at a homeless shelter and for Kristy, who recently lived in the shelter, it’s a particularly poignant experience.

7:30pm Thursday, January 24 on Prime

Lifestyle Series

Australia is a beach-loving nation, so it makes sense that every Aussie should have their own beach buggy. To keep the tradition alive, Shane, Ewen and Steve went out and each modified a car of their choice before hitting the sand in a beach buggy battle of epic proportions. Car manufacturers across the world have responded to global warming by making a variety of alternate fuel cars. The boys find out whether they work and really help.

9:30pm Wednesday, January 23 on Prime

Documentary Series

Ross visits the Democratic Republic of Congo, scene of the deadliest yet least reported conflict since WWII. The war has claimed over six million lives over the past ten years. Those fighting in the Congo use rape and mutilation as a weapon of war. At a remote hospital Ross meets some of the thousands of innocent women who are gang raped, tortured and unspeakably disfigured in the region every year, and travels to some of the most hostile areas in Africa to confront the men responsible for these atrocities. He discovers this is not only the rape of the people but of an entire nation.

8:30pm Wednesday, January 23 on Prime

Documentary Series

Rory McGrath joins archaeologist Paul Blinkhorn as they root around under Britain’s greatest alehouses to reveal the big stories from British history. The duo dig through time to expose the carousing, the plotting and the violence that has shaped Britain’s turbulent past. In the first episode, with the permission of landlady Jo Remmington, the Pub Dig team excavate two trenches in the car park of the sixteenth century Six Bells in St Albans. The ground under the pub is a good bet for fantastic archaeology (it lies within the walls of the old town of Roman Verulamium) but the finds are beyond their wildest expectations. Not only do they discover an 18th century lime kiln that was used to build the beautiful row of houses that surround the pub, they pushed the history of good times and boozing on this spot back by around one and a half thousand years.