Keep Calm and Carry On

8:00pm Wednesday, September 26 on TV One

If we are lucky, we are blessed with children and then… where are the instructions on what happens next? TV ONE’s local series Keep Calm and Carry On attempts to lighten the load.

With the help of other brave new parents and some of New Zealand’s top experts in all kinds of things, host Jaquie Brown looks at how we raise our nation, what we need to worry about, and what we can just ‘chillax’ about.

In tonight’s season finale, Jaquie reflects on her first year of motherhood.

She goes in search of what growing up in New Zealand means today.

And Jaquie meets a family who have built their own home and had their first child in the same year, to prove there’s value in the words – “keep calm and carry on.”

8:00pm Wednesday, September 19 on TV One

If we are lucky, we are blessed with children and then… where are the instructions on what happens next? TV ONE’s local series Keep Calm and Carry On attempts to lighten the load.

With the help of other brave new parents and some of New Zealand’s top experts in all kinds of things, host Jaquie Brown looks at how we raise our nation, what we need to worry about, and what we can just ‘chillax’ about.

Tonight, Jaquie looks at the importance of what we are feeding our young New Zealanders.

Meeting a West Auckland family gives Jaquie a taste of Kiwi culture.

And a visit to a social historian reveals the role war has played in making us who we are.

8:00pm Wednesday, September 12 on TV One

If we are lucky, we are blessed with children and then… where are the instructions on what happens next? TV ONE’s brand new local series Keep Calm and Carry On attempts to lighten the load.

With the help of other brave new parents and some of New Zealand’s top experts in all kinds of things, host Jaquie Brown looks at how we raise our nation, what we need to worry about, and what we can just ‘chillax’ about.

Tonight, Jaquie discovers that New Zealand as a nation needs more babies.

A visit to the sex therapist reveals the pop singer Shakira may hold the answer to getting ready for baby number two.

And Jaquie finds out what really happens to your body during pregnancy.

8:00pm Wednesday, September 5 on TV One

If we are lucky, we are blessed with children and then… where are the instructions on what happens next?

TV ONE’s new local series Keep Calm and Carry On attempts to lighten the load. With the help of other brave new parents and some of New Zealand’s top experts in all kinds of things, host Jaquie Brown looks at how we raise our nation, what we need to worry about, and what we can just ‘chillax’ about.

Tonight, Jaquie attempts to decode the language of newborns.

She meets a mum who discovered she needed treatment for cancer the same day she found out she was expecting.

And she learns a parenting theory, when mums want to be joined at the hip with their babies until they are two-years-old.

8:00pm Wednesday, August 29 on TV One

If we are lucky, we are blessed with children and then… where are the instructions on what happens next? TV ONE’s brand new local series Keep Calm and Carry On attempts to lighten the load.

With the help of other brave new parents and some of New Zealand’s top experts in all kinds of things, host Jaquie Brown looks at how we raise our nation, what we do worry about, what we need to worry about, and what we can just ‘chillax’ about.

Tonight, going where almost no woman has gone before, Jaquie investigates whether breast is really best and examines the goodness in a glass of her own milk.

She also meets a mum with seven offspring.

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8:00pm Wednesday, August 22 on TV One

If we are lucky, we are blessed with children and then…. where are the instructions on what happens next? TV ONE’s brand new local series Keep Calm and Carry On attempts to lighten the load.

After the success of her best-selling book, I’m Not Fat: Im Pregnant, new mum Jaquie Brown candidly shares her experiences on motherhood. While doing so, Jaquie reveals her personal highs and lows as a new parent to frankly go where few mums have gone before.

The ever-positive and upbeat Jaquie discovered that as soon as you are obviously pregnant people offer advice, not all of it helpful. So when she agreed to share her experience of early motherhood for Keep Calm and Carry On, there was one golden rule- don’t offer advice!

With the help of other brave new parents and some of New Zealand’s top experts in all kinds of things – from paediatrics to economics, Plunket to social history – Keep Calm and Carry On looks at how we raise our nation, what we do worry about, what we need to worry about and what we can just ‘chillax’ about.

The saying for newborns is “there’s no instruction manual”, but Jaquie’s mantra was to always “keep calm and carry on.”

TVNZ launched their 2012 season tonight at the Viaduct Events Centre.  As per the invitation, it was very much a Pan Am themed event (Not Pam Am as the TVNZ press release stated).  While the girls who greeted everyone at the door and eventually directed everyone to their seats were dressed in the blue garb of the aviation icon, they lacked the true poise and sophistication that is displayed throughout the new series.

After an hour of plying the hundreds of advertisers with alcohol we were invited to board flight 2012.  First up, TVNZ’s head of Sales and Marketing pimped the network’s channels and how successful they’d been.  Special mention was made of all their social streams and how people should visit them to see how people are interacting with them, although, perhaps not the Coronation Street one.

Of all the shows screening on TV One in 2012, there were six that were made special mention of.  They were:

Pan Am (Thomas Schlamme – The West Wing)

Alcatraz (JJ Abrams)

Titanic (From the writers of Downton Abbey)

Person of Interest (JJ Abrams and Jonathan Nolan – Tha Dark Knight)

Unforgettable

Prime Suspect

New local shows include High Country Reserve, Radar’s Pacific, the Phil Keoghan hosted Wild at Heart and Jacqui Brown’s new show Keep Calm and Carry On.  There’s also a local version of World’s Strictest Parents on the way.

Despite promoting it last year, TVNZ have decided to wait for the second season of Episodes before they screen the first one.  I would suggest buying a copy but it’s not out on DVD until the 28th of February in the US.

For those who loved Gyspy Weddings, wait until you see Seven Dwarves!

Another to look out for is the HBO series Enlightened although I’m not sure if it’ll be screening first on SoHo.

Returning shows
Nothing Trivial 
I Shouldn’t Be Alive
Beyond the Darklands
Food Truck
Intrepid Journeys
Offspring
Winners and Losers
Packed to the Rafters
Castle
Masterchef
Criminal Minds
Harry’s Law