London 2012 Olympics – Sunday August 5

MORNING:

Cycling track:
Men’s sprint quals. Men’s ominium, women’s team pursuit finals, 3am-5.40am.

Hockey:
NZ women v USA, 5am

Sailing:
Star 49er (Peter Burling, Blair Tuke), Men’s Star (Hamish Pepper), Men’s Finn (Dan Slater), Women’s 470 (Polly Powrie, Jo Aleh), Men’s RS:X (JP Tobin) – Ends 5am Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Ratatouille, Location, Location, Location and the Olympics

One of my favourite Pixar movies is on tonight at 7.30pm on TV2: Ratatouille. When I first saw this movie I wasn’t expecting much from it, but out of all the Pixar movies it’s probably the one that made me laugh the most. It’s a great little movie.

For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s about a rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a great French chef, despite the problem of being a rat in a decidedly anti-rodent profession. A great movie for kids and adults alike.

I have a long-standing love of Location, Location, Location (TV One, 8.30pm). Kirstie and Phil are great presenters and I always love to see what English people think is a good house, compared to what we’d think is a good house here in New Zealand. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 44600 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. 7 Days: 41830 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:05pm)
  3. The Best of Graham Norton: 32610 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 23980 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Absolutely Fabulous: 23850 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:10pm) Continue reading »

Let’s enhance!

Most watched

  1. One News: 601,250 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. 2012 Olympics London: 508,840 (PRIME, 10:45pm – 11:50pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 489,020 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. 2012 Olympics London: 450,960 (PRIME, 8:55pm – 9:15pm)
  5. Coronation street: 445,670 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

This week on Q+A, charter schools: a bold new innovation to save failing pupils or an experiment putting our kids’ achievement at risk?

The government this week laid out the framework for what it’s now calling Partnership Schools. While the education ministers won’t front on the controversial new policy, Political Editor Corin Dann will debate the pros and cons with the scheme’s architect, ACT party president Catherine Isaac and staunch critic, NZEI President Ian Leckie. (1+2 live in Akld) Continue reading »

Saturday August 4 9.30 and Sunday 8.00 on TV3

- Steve Tew, CEO NZ Rugby Union on the Deloitte Report on rugby finances; privatising Super 15 franchises and the economics of the All Blacks.
- Colin James on the week in politics
- Louisa Wall, Richard Prosser (NZ First) and Colin Craig (Conservatives) on Louisa’s gay marriage bill.
- Professor Duncan Bloy, media law specialist from University of Cardiff on growing moves to have Governments regulate media.
- Bill Ralston and Brian Edwards will cast their expert eyes on the media. Continue reading »

London 2012 Olympics – Saturday August 4

MORNING:

Swimming
Women’s 800m freestyle final (Lauren Boyle) – 6:45am

Athletics:
Men’s 1500m heat (Nick Willis), 7.25am

Football:
Women’s quarterfinals – Football Ferns v USA, 1.30am Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching The Castle, Bernard and Doris, and the Olympics

One of my favourite movies is on TV One at 8.30pm tonight: The Castle. It’s so delightfully painful to watch, that you can’t help but love it! If you haven’t seen it, watch it; and if you have, watch it again. “$450 for jousting sticks? Tell him he’s dreamin.”

There’s also a movie on Soho at 8.30pm called Bernard and Doris. It stars Susan Sarandon and Ralph Fiennes and tells the story of the twilight years of tobacco billionairess Doris Duke and her relationship with her gay butler, to whom she left her entire fortune. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 43930 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:10pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 35940 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 34390 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Block NZ: 34200 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. 20/20: 26770 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »