Electric Dreams

7:30pm Monday, May 23 on Prime


The Sullivan-Barnes family conclude their intriguing social experiment tonight showing just how much technology has changed the British home and the British family. As the rate of technological changes speeds up throughout the 1990s the Sullivan-Barnes family will see first hand just how much our homes, lives and attitudes have changed. Most significantly the 90s saw the arrival of the World Wide Web and mobile telephones, which would have more of an effect on our lives than anyone could have imagined.

7:30pm Monday, May 16 on Prime


With the 70’s behind us, it’s time for the 80’s with the Sullivan-Barnes family continuing on their compelling living experiment to find out just how much technology has changed our lives. The 80’s was the decade when computers came into the average home. In fact early in the decade Britain led the way in the production of home computers. Microwave ovens, video recorders and compact discs were all supposed to make our lives easier. Technology began to shrink in size and was geared more toward leisure and entertainment. But prices were still high and gadgets weren’t as user-friendly as they are today.

7:30pm Monday, May 9 on Prime


It’s almost a cliche to say we’ve gone through a technological revolution in the past few decades. But do we really know how much it has changed our lives? Do we understand the subtle yet radical ways that it has altered our relationships and the family unit? The ways in which it has transformed our homes and the way we live in them? And is it for the better – or not? In this new 3-part series we’ll witness a compelling living experiment to find out. Tonight we’re taking one family and their house back to the digital dark ages of 1970. Throughout this informative, innovative and entertaining series we’ll chart their technological progress as we fast-forward them through every new gadget and gizmo of the ensuing three decades.

Prime’s 2011 season launch includes more from their steady accumulation of programming assets that has helped the channel to successive years of 30%+ growth and unlike TV2, there are new local shows on the cards.  You probably won’t be seeing much of that NZ On Air logo at the ends of their credits either.

New Shows

Cops LAC

Killing Time

Running Wilde


Got to Dance

Life – David Attenborough

How Earth Made Us

Blitz Street

Boardwalk Empire

Going Postal

The Storm

The Kennedys

Heart and Soul


Last Chance to See: White Rhino

Electric Dreams

Monty Halls’ Great Island Escape

Nazi Hunters 

Country House Rescue

River Cottage Everyday

Junior Masterchef Australia

Rick Stein: Food for the Italian Opera

The Big Food Fight

Three Hungry Boys

Top Gear USA


New Local Shows
The Grand Tour – Jeremy Wells
Shocking Reminder – Christchurch Earthquake
Shearing Gangs 

Returning Shows
Sea Patrol
Stargate Universe
Doctor Who
Miss Marple
True Blood
Being Human
A Touch of Frost
Midsomer Murders 
Prime Rocks 
Top Gear
Top Gear Australia 
Secret Millionaire
Prime News
The Crowd Goes Wild
Deal or No Deal
Antiques Roadshow
Man vs Wild
Bondi Vet
Bondi Rescue
America’s Got Talent
Australia’s Got Talent
Rugby: Internationals/Super 15/ ITM Cup
Rugby League