I’m planning on watching A Jubilee Tribute to the Queen and Siege: The Real Story

I am looking forward to seeing A Jubilee Tribute to the Queen by the Prince of Wales tonight at 7.30pm on UKTV. I’m a bit of a fan of the royal family, and I always enjoy seeing them just being themselves, without all the pomp and ceremony.

In this programme, Prince Charles reflects on various public events and private family moments during the 60 years of the Queen’s reign, using previously unseen photos and cine films from Her Majesty’s collection, some of which even Charles hasn’t seen before. The Prince is filmed in the private quarters of Windsor Castle and Balmoral, as well as at Buckingham Palace and Highgrove.  Continue reading »

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  2. Criminal Minds: 40830 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Modern Family: 25950 (TV3, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Person Of Interest: 23700 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
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Name: Lucy Schmidt

Job Title: Co-creator of and actor on Golden (TV3)

What are your three favourite TV shows right now?
The Voice Australia, The Only Way is Essex and Game of Thrones.

What was your favourite TV show when you were a child?
Happy Days.

Which TV character/show mirrors your life?
The Fonz, because we both got our tonsils out at the same time. Continue reading »

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  4. Border Security: 652,500 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
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In a late addition to the schedule, the revealing documentary A Jubilee Tribute to The Queen by the Prince of Wales has been confirmed to premiere on UKTV next Tuesday June 19 at 7:30pm with an encore screening on Sunday June 24 at 6:00pm.

Recently broadcast in the UK as part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, this is the first time the documentary has screened in New Zealand and features a personal tribute to Her Majesty the Queen by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

Through previously-unseen photographs and cine films from Her Majesty’s private collection – many of them shot by the Queen herself – the prince reflects on various public events and private family moments during the sixty years of the Queen’s reign. In some cases, the Prince himself is seeing the footage for the first time. Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Border Security, The Pillars of the Earth and Revenge

I nearly always watch Border Security at 7.30pm on TV One on Mondays. This show is fascinating and maddening at the same time. Honestly, the stupidity of some people is baffling. Who would bring a whole suitcase full of food into the country and think it’s okay not to declare any of it? Then there are the people who stuff drugs into their shoes or go to the most elaborate lengths to hide them in parcels sent here. Not smart. Incredibly devious, but not smart. I find myself rolling my eyes a lot while watching this show. I’m probably not alone in doing that.

The Pillars of the Earth, adapted from Ken Follett’s novel of the same name, premieres at 8.30pm on Soho. I’m hoping this will be good enough to replace my much-needed Game of Thrones fix, which ended last week. Continue reading »

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  2. Sunday Theatre: 25120 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 10:20pm)
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  4. Family Guy: 14920 (FOUR, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Modern Family: 11450 (TV3, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Name: Siobhan Tomlin

Job Title: Media Specialist, TVNZ

What are your three favourite TV shows right now?
Subugatory, Once upon a time and How I Met your Mother.

If you could have any other job in the TV industry, what would it be, and why?
I would love to be a presenter. I think it would be a fun job and you would get to meet a lot of interesting people. Plus it would be great to have someone else doing my hair and make-up for me!

What was your favourite TV show when you were a child?
I remember watching a lot of Rugrats when I was a kid and I was addicted to Neighbours. Continue reading »