Drama doesn’t come any hotter than Prime’s latest acquisition –  the new 10-part international thriller Torchwood: Miracle Day which will soon debut on the free-to-air channel.

Channel Manager Kathy Wright says Prime was quick to secure the series as soon as it was available in this market as part of Prime’s commitment to bringing quality drama to New Zealand audiences.

“I’m delighted to be adding this star-studded adventure series to our schedule.  Torchwood: Miracle Day will be a fantastic addition to our prime-time programming mix and we will be doing everything we can to bring it to Kiwi’s living rooms as quickly as possible,” she said. 

Torchwood: Miracle Day has been created and written by legendary British script-writer Russell T. Davies.  As the series begins, convicted child killer Oswald Danes miraculously survives his own execution and at the same time, people all over the world stop dying.  Day after day, the phenomenon continues as people get old and sick but they won’t die.  While the planet succumbs to panic, a secret British institution named Torchwood seems to hold all the answers. 

Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and Starz Entertainment, Torchwood: Miracle Day was filmed in both the UK and US with a star-studded international cast including Bill Pullman (Independence Day) Mekhi Phifer (ER, 8 Mile), Alexa Havins (Grey’s Anatomy), Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) and Arlene Tur (Eat Pray Love), together original cast members John Barrowman (Doctor Who, The Producers), and Eve Myles (Little Dorrit, Belonging),

Creator Russell T. Davies was also Executive Producer alongside Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter.

Torchwood: Miracle Day, coming soon to Prime.

Radio New Zealand is looking at plans to present televised versions of its content to act as a new public service television channel.

With TVNZ7 no longer receiving funding as of July 2012, the proposed RNZ channel would fill the void.

South Pacific Pictures is working with RNZ on the plan and chief executive John Barnett says the behind-the-scenes proposals had already received a positive reception from the RNZ board.

Details such as financing and securing transmission space on Freeview have yet to be worked out but Barnett believes RNZ TV could be produced for a lot less than the $15 million-plus a year spent on TVNZ digital channels in the past four years.

Source: Herald

Close Up is under fire over allegations it supplied a gun to a Kawerau teen in order to film a segment for the programme.

The TV One current affairs programme featured a two-part story on the town’s troubles with its youth and Mayor Malcolm Campbell says there is talk about town that the scene featuring the gun was staged.

“There is some talk that the young boy was supplied with the gun. The word out on the street is that this is what’s happened,” Campbell said.

While police have confirmed the weapon was a fake, the teen says he picked it up outside a bakery.

TVNZ has rejected the claims as “egregiously wrong”.

“There is no documentary evidence to support the claim the boys were egged on by our reporter or cameraman,” spokeswoman Georgie Hills said. “It may not be the image the town wishes to project to the world, but the clip wasn’t set up in any way. It was unbidden and unscripted footage caught on camera. Any suggestion to the contrary is egregiously wrong.

“Close Up broadcast the footage because it showed that these teenagers were willing to publicly and brazenly brandish a weapon, albeit a fake one, and that they were carrying this item on their person.”

Source: Herald

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 734,550 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 519,330 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Random Breath Testing: 519,120 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Close Up: 504,200 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Police Ten 7: 495,950 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Coronation Street: 519,330 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Random Breath Testing: 519,120 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 495,950 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: 463,790 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. 20/20: 298,790 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:35pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. The Erin Simpson Show: 119,840 (TV2, 4:05pm – 4:05pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 118,690 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
  3. Ned’s Declassified School: 111,020 (TV2, 4:05pm – 4:35pm)
  4. The Erin Simpson Show: 109,350 (TV2, 4:35pm – 5:00pm)
  5. ONE News Midday: 105,360 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 734,550 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 519,330 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 504,200 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: 463,790 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. MasterChef Australia: 219,130 (4:55pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Random Breath Testing: 519,120 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 495,950 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 494,260 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. 20/20: 298,790 (9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Chuck: 244,540 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 335,110 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Campbell Live: 216,860 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Home and Away: 157,000 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. Forgetting Sarah Marshall: 153,670 (8:30pm – 10:45pm)
  5. Extreme Makeover Weight Loss: 139,310 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 155,060 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Family Guy: 112,920 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Balls Of Steel: 109,280 (10:00pm – 10:50pm)
  4. Futurama: 104,850 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  5. American Dad: 99,390 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 157,100 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal or No Deal: 86,850 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Strike Back: 83,770 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Deal Or No Deal: 64,650 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  5. The Block: 55,710 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 35,820 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Hunting Aotearoa: 91,860 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)
  2. Hyundai Code: 56,940 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Boil Up: 31,570 (10:00pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 27,960 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 25,300 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. NCIS: 22,920 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. ITM Cup Rugby: 113,540 (7:30pm – 9:10pm)
  2. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 50,520 (9:10pm – 9:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 2

  1. Grown Ups: 25,610 (3:55pm – 5:35pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 77,360
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 8:00am): 156,700
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 157,680
  • 3 News Firstline (6:00am – 6:30am): 24,190
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 36,820
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 46,240
  • 3 News Firstline (8:00am – 8:30am): 33,070
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 28,570
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 105,360
  • 3 News at 12: No information available.
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 734,550
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 335,110
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 504,200
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 216,860
  • Tonight (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 146,740
  • Nightline (10:45pm – 11:15pm): 109,870

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Hunting Aotearoa: Maori TV 91860 – up from 50830 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)
  2. Dickinson’s Real Deal: TV ONE 83590 – up from 45350 (2:00pm – 3:00pm)
  3. 20/20: TV2 298790 – up from 266040 (9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Emmerdale: TV ONE 118690 – up from 93820 (12:30pm – 1:30pm)
  5. Random Breath Testing: TV2 519120 – up from 498210 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Home and Away: TV3 157000 – down from 275180 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Campbell Live: TV3 216860 – down from 301260 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Close Up: TV ONE 504200 – down from 585000 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Extreme Makeover Weight Loss: TV3 139310 – down from 210650 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Everybody Loves Raymond: TV3 43680 – down from 112620 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

New

  1. Forgetting Sarah Marshall: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:45pm)
  2. Hyundai Code: Maori TV (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 28.9%
  • SKY Network: 27.4%
  • TV2: 17.9%
  • TV3: 11.6%
  • FOUR: 4.9%
  • PRIME: 4.7%
  • Other TV Channels: 2.3%
  • Maori TV: 1.2%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Helgenberger leaving CSI

Original CSI cast member Marg Helgenberger will leave the crime series halfway through next season. The actress, who plays Catherine Willows, has been on the series since its beginning in 2000.

Two seasons for Beavis and Butthead

Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judges is planning only two seasons worth of new episodes of the cartoon. “[I] figure, get in, get out, quick,” he told Rolling Stone. “I don’t want to do it for years. I think a year or two. I wanted to just do a few more, so that if they do a syndication thing, they could play the music videos – because that was the stuff I was most proud of.”

Shatner speaks over axe

William Shatner believes American network CBS was wrong to axe $H*! My Dad Says earlier this year. Shatner said: “I’m told that it’s in the top ten [rated shows] in Canada, and here it was in the top 20 most of the time, [and] it was in the top 25 all the time. So I don’t understand that [decision].”

Miller returning to Gossip Girl

Actor Simon Miller will return to Gossip Girl after last appearing on the drama in 2009. The actor will reprise his role as Patrick Wilson in the premiere of the new season.

Kardashian wedding screening in October

The wedding of Kim Kardasian and Kris Humphries will screen as a two-part special on E! Channel in October.

It is starting to heat up in the Homai Te Pakipaki whare with the first of two semi-finals set to take screen next week.

Twenty heat winners from this year’s season will sing their hearts out one more time for a place at the final. The first ten semi-finalists take the stage at Maori Television’s Newmarket studios next Friday 12 August, and the remainder on Friday 19 August.

Only five from each semi will go forward to the grand final, which broadcasts live to air from the Logan Campbell Centre on Friday 26 August.

Next week’s semifinalists include Phillip Tarawa (Rongowhakaata) who drove all the way from Gisborne because he did not want to let his aunties down, California-raised Samoan-Maori Joshua Aiono (Ngati Kahungunu/Ngati Porou),  and Walter Munro from Waipukurau who filled up a van with his 13 supporters, and braved the pouring rain to get to the studio.

Another standout performer was 18-year-old Ashton Phillips (Ngati Kahu) who won over the crowd in heat eight with her killer performance of “You Give Me Something” by James Morrison.

The talent continues with Sammy Taurima (Ngati Kahungunu) from Maraenui, Dougy Petley (Ngati Porou/Ngaiterangi) from Putaruru, Monique Te Paea (Ngapuhi) from Taumarunui, Brennan Hohepa-Barrett from Rotoiti, Tania Ashby (Ngati Whatua/Ngapuhi) from Wellsford, and David Curtis (Ngati Kahungunu) from Pakipaki.

On Friday 19 August, viewers are treated to the tones of Bill Barber who performed “Walking Piece of Heaven” in heat 11 as a tribute to his late wife Anne, and Vavese Paparoa who entered a YouTube world championship competition for performing arts which saw the judges put her straight through to the final in Los Angeles.

Rounding out the second semi-final are Piripi Hodge (Te Arawa/Ngati Porou) from Rotorua, Ruita Taiapa (Ngati Porou/Tainui), Karl Smith (Ngati Raukawa/Ngati Kahungunu) from Kawerau, Timatanga Wera from Papakura, West Auckland Maori funeral director Francis Tipene (Te Rarawa), Melody Potaka-Osborne from Whanganui, Chad Chambers (Ngati Porou) from Marton and Hemi Lito Wong (Ngati Kahungunu) who flew up from Hastings solely to audition for Homai te Pakipaki.

Tune into the Homai Te Pakipaki semi-finals on Friday 12 August  and 19 August from 8.30 to 10pm to see which of these fine contestants win a spot to compete for $10,000 in the grand final at the Logan Campbell Centre on 26 August.

 

Homai Te Pakipaki final shows for the season:

Paki Quartet this Friday 5 August, 8.30PM to 10PM;

Semi-Finals on Friday 12 August and Friday 19 August at 8.30PM to 10PM;

Grand Final, LIVE at the Logan Campbell Centre on Friday 26 August, 8.30PM to 10.30PM.

The Rugby Channel will feature LIVE coverage of all the Northern Hemisphere Internationals in the UK as England, Ireland, Wales, France, Scotland, Italy and Argentina play some all important build up matches ahead of next month’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

 

England Autumn Internationals

England vs Wales LIVE on The Rugby Channel (SKY Ch 037) from 1.20am on Sunday 7th  August with replays later in the day at 12.30pm and Monday 8th August at 9.30pm

 

Wales Autumn Internationals

Wales vs England LIVE on The Rugby Channel (SKY Ch 037) from 1.20am on Sunday 14th August with a replay later in the day at 10pm

Wales v Argentina LIVE on The Rugby Channel (SKY Ch 037) from 1.20am on Sunday 21st  August with a replay on Monday 22nd August at 2pm

 

Ireland Autumn Internationals

Ireland vs France LIVE on The Rugby Channel (SKY Ch 037) from 3.50am on Sunday 21st August with a replay on Monday 22nd August at 10pm

Ireland vs England LIVE on The Rugby Channel (SKY Ch 037) from 1.20am on Sunday 28th August.

 

Scotland Rugby Internationals

Scotland vs Ireland delayed on The Rugby Channel (SKY Ch 037) from 3.30am on Sunday 7th August

Scotland vs Italy delayed on The Rugby Channel (SKY Ch 037) from 6am on Sunday 21st August

 

Let’s see which of these six teams can gain the ascendency heading into the Rugby World Cup next month!

Exclusive coverage of Northern Hemisphere Internationals in the UK LIVE on The Rugby Channel (channel 037) from Sunday August 7th

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 758,900 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 669,610 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 552,930 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  4. Close Up: 542,170 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Animal Rescue: 532,900 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Fair Go: 669,610 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. The Big Bang Theory: 552,930 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  3. Animal Rescue: 532,900 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. $#*! My Dad Says: 504,620 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Two and a Half Men: 489,980 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. Ned’s Declassified School: 159,590 (TV2, 4:05pm – 4:30pm)
  2. The Erin Simpson Show: 156,050 (TV2, 4:00pm – 4:05pm)
  3. The Erin Simpson Show: 149,900 (TV2, 4:30pm – 5:00pm)
  4. ONE News Midday: 138,580 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  5. Spongebob Squarepants: 116,550 (TV2, 3:35pm – 4:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 758,900 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 669,610 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Close Up: 542,170 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Animal Rescue: 532,900 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Nothing Trivial: 404,980 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. The Big Bang Theory: 552,930 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 527,640 (7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. $#*! My Dad Says: 504,620 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Two and a Half Men: 489,980 (7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Happy Endings: 375,380 (9:00pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 306,500 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Campbell Live: 247,030 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Sons Of Anarchy: 242,000 (9:25pm – 10:25pm)
  4. Home and Away: 180,670 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Survivor Redemption Island Reu: 171,590 (8:40pm – 9:25pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 109,000 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. That ’70s Show: 72,440 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  3. King Of The Hill: 40,660 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  4. Drew & Shannon Live: 34,480 (4:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. The Biggest Loser: 34,390 (7:30pm – 9:25pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 185,100 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Sea Patrol: 143,080 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Deal or No Deal: 105,880 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  4. QI: 96,700 (9:30pm – 10:10pm)
  5. Deal Or No Deal: 75,920 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 52,100 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Criminal Minds: 48,530 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. CSI Miami: 44,070 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Lie To Me: 23,200 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. ITM Cup Rugby: 101,950 (7:30pm – 9:15pm)
  2. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 69,110 (9:15pm – 9:25pm)
  3. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 68,060 (7:15pm – 7:25pm)
  4. ITM Cup Rugby: 39,520 (5:30pm – 7:15pm)
  5. RugbyCentre: 27,570 (9:30pm – 10:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. The Losers: 21,420 (8:35pm – 10:05pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 81,510
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 8:00am): 111,260
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 126,890
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 31,720
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 44,570
  • 3 News Firstline (8:00am – 8:30am): 26,900
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 36,820
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 138,580
  • 3 News at 12: No information available.
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 758,900
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 306,500
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 542,170
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 247,030
  • Tonight (10:45pm – 11:15pm): 151,100
  • Nightline (10:25pm – 10:55pm): 157,470

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. The Big Bang Theory: TV2 552930 – up from 409750 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  2. $#*! My Dad Says: TV2 504620 – up from 388340 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Happy Endings: TV2 375380 – up from 274450 (9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  4. The Erin Simpson Show: TV2 156050 – up from 58050 (4:00pm – 4:05pm)
  5. The Erin Simpson Show: TV2 149900 – up from 52210 (4:30pm – 5:00pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Home and Away: TV3 180670 – down from 268770 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. 3 News: TV3 306500 – down from 393590 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Everybody Loves Raymond: TV3 61400 – down from 118350 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  4. Animal Rescue: TV ONE 532900 – down from 582870 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Breakfast: TV ONE 126890 – down from 166970 (8:00am – 9:00am)

New

  1. Survivor Redemption Island: TV3 (7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  2. The Block: PRIME (7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Sea Patrol: PRIME (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Survivor Redemption Island Reu: TV3 (8:40pm – 9:25pm)
  5. Sons Of Anarchy: TV3 (9:25pm – 10:25pm)
  6. Real Life: TV ONE (9:30pm – 10:45pm)
  7. Nightline: TV3 (10:25pm – 10:55pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 30%
  • SKY Network: 25.5%
  • TV2: 19.4%
  • TV3: 12.6%
  • PRIME: 5.1%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.7%
  • FOUR: 2.7%
  • Maori TV: 0.3%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Kutcher’s character revealed

The name and background of Ashton Kutcher’s character on Two and a Half Men has been revealed. The actor will play Walden Schmidt, described as an “internet billionaire with a broken heart.”

Romano to guest on The Middle

Ray Romano will guest star on The Middle, joining former Everybody Loves Raymond co-star Patricia Heaton. Romano will play a character who has history with Heaton’s character Frankie.

Yi joins House

Actress Charlyne Yi, who has appeared in the likes of Knocked Up and Paper Heart, has joined the cast of House. Yi will play a junior doctor on the drama series.

Entourage sued by reality star

The creators of Entourage are being sued for copyright infringement by Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio, a veteran of MTV’s Real World series, over the use of the name “Johnny’s Bananas”. Entourage is featuring a fictitious TV show featuring a cartoon ape which goes by the same name.

Baldwin to host SNL again

Alec Baldwin will host Saturday Night Live for a record 16th time later this year when the show returns for its 37th season.

SKY Sport will feature LIVE coverage of the New Zealand Men’s Basketball team as they contest Russia, China and Angola at the 2011 FIBA Continental Stankovic Cup in China.

The prestigious competition, which has been held annually in China since 2005, pays homage to the Serbian Borislav Stankovic, who is the emeritus secretary general of FIBA for his contribution in the development of basketball in the world.

TALL BLACKS vs Russia LIVE on SKY Sport 3 (SKY Channel 032) from 6pm on Saturday 6th  August

TALL BLACKS vs China LIVE on SKY Sport 1 (SKY Channel 030) from 11.30pm on Sunday 7th August

TALL BLACKS vs Angola LIVE on SKY Sport 1 (SKY Channel 030) from 1.30am on Tuesday  9th August

3rd/4th Place Playoff LIVE on SKY Sport 3 (SKY Channel 032) from 11.30pm on Tues 9th August

FINAL and Presentation LIVE on SKY Sport 3 (SKY Channel 032) from 1.30am on Wednesday 10th August

 

After the Stankovic Cup, the Tall Blacks travel on to Europe, before returning home later in the month to prepare for their Olympic Qualifiers against Australia, with those games LIVE on SKY Sport in September.

LIVE coverage of the Tall Blacks at the FIBA Stankovic Cup in China on SKY Sport from Saturday August 6th.