Ride Upon the Storm: Season 2 Episode 3 (SBS Tues 26 Feb 2019)

Episode 3: The sale of Brovang Church causes a stir in Lindegard. To Johannes, God has never seemed more far away, which worries Svend, who has also noticed that Johannes’ passion has waned. Amira has a hard time agreeing with her ex-husband, Walid, on the joint custody agreement over their daughter, Safiyah.

Airdate: Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 11.00pm on SBS.

Season 2, Episode 3

Homeground: Debutants (S1EP3 SBS Mon 25 Feb 2019)

Debutants: The pressure piles on Helena as the first game of the season approaches. With all eyes on Helena a good result would give her a flying start, but her only conceivable way to victory is through the talents of 17-year old new signing Adrian who’s brilliant in training but is revealed to have bigger mental issues than Helena suspected.

When the time comes Helena must make a choice, to chase victory by forcing Adrian onto the pitch too soon, or accept defeat and give Adrian the space he needs to rebuild his broken psyche. Camilla, having left her life behind to
move in with her mother in a new town, joins her neighbour to a party where an encounter with young Adrian ignites romantic feelings, and a troublesome romance begins.

Airdate: Monday 25 February 2019 at 11.30pm on SBS

Season 1, Episode 3


Confessions of a Serial Killer with Piers Morgan: Bernard Giles (Channel 9 Sun 24 Feb 2019)

Piers Morgan interviews serial killer Bernard Giles who is serving life in prison in Florida for abducting five female hitchhikers in his neighbourhood in the 1970s and later killing them all in cold blood in this most shocking and unsettling episode yet.

Airdate: Sunday 24 February 2019 at 9.30pm on Channel 9

Married At First Sight Spoilers Leaked by Foxtel

Foxtel’s TV guide has unintentionally given fans of Channel 9 reality series Married At First Sight a spoiler of what promises to be a major event on the series. The descriptions, posted on Instagram by @masfunny, reveal that two new couples will be shaking up the dynamic when they arrive and get married on Monday night’s episode.

Meanwhile the rest of the couples will be shaken up on Wednesday night’s episode when they meet the newcomers.

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Although to be fair you can’t really blame Foxtel too much for the spoilers as they are simply reprinting the listings sent out each week by Channel 9.

Channel 10 to air Leaving Neverland, the controversial Jacko Doco

Channel 10 have scored the rights to Leaving Neverland, the two part HBO documentary focusing on Michael Jackson and the experiences of some of the young boys who were befriended by the pop icon.

In this insightful two-part television event, Leaving Neverland details the story of two boys, Brisbane born Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who began their long-running relationships with hit-maker Michael Jackson at the height of his stardom.

Now in their 30s, they recount their alleged stories of how they were sexually abused by the pop icon, and how they came to terms with it years later.

Described by Michael Jackson’s estate as one-sided and sensationalist, this controversial and confronting documentary shines a light on the dark and disturbing events that allegedly took place over a number of years at Michael Jackson’s famed Neverland ranch.

Leaving Neverland is a HBO commissioned documentary in conjunction with British film maker Dan Reed (The Valley, Terror In Mumbai, Three Days Of Terror: The Charlie Hedbo Attacks, The Paedophile Hunter) and Channel 4 UK.

The two doco will air on Friday, 8 March at 9.00pm and Saturday, 9 March at 9.30pm on 10.

Stan, Exclusive streaming premiere of George Clooney’s Catch 22

Stan have revealed that George Clooney’s hotly anticipated six-part event series CATCH-22 will stream exclusively on the service in Australia with all six episodes available Saturday May 18.

Based on the celebrated novel of the same name written by Joseph Heller, CATCH-22 is executive produced and directed by Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner George Clooney (Up in the Air, The Ides of March) who will also co-star. Clooney will be joined by Christopher Abbott (“The Sinner,” First Man), Emmy® winner Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, “Bloodline”), Golden Globe® winner Hugh Laurie (“The Night Manager”) and Academy Award® nominee Giancarlo Giannini (Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale).

CATCH-22 is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian (Abbott), a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.

CATCH-22 has been adapted as a six-episode, hour-long limited drama series from Paramount Television, Anonymous Content, George Clooney and Grant Heslov. CATCH-22 is executive produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov (Argo) on behalf of Smokehouse Pictures, along with Richard Brown (“True Detective”) and Steve Golin (Spotlight) on behalf of Anonymous Content. Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) are co-writers and executive producers for the series. Ellen Kuras (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) serves as producer and will direct two episodes. Clooney and Heslov will also each direct two episodes.

CATCH-22 will come to Stan as part of a new licensing deal with Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution.

60 Minutes Special: Michael Jackson – What the Maid Saw

It’s almost a decade since Michael Jackson died, but the man often considered the greatest entertainer of all time continues to make news.

The headlines these days though are less about him being the “King of Pop” and more about him being king of the kids, amid persistent claims the eccentric megastar was a child abuser. His latest accuser is Adrian McManus who knew Jackson’s secret life too well, as for four years she cleaned up after him at his home.

On 60 MINUTES, McManus reveals to Liam Bartlett explosive allegations about
the bizarre and disturbing life she witnessed at the Neverland Ranch, including:

· Extraordinary details about Jackson’s obsession with young boys; how he went about grooming them; and what he did to them.
· The discarded items she found in Jackson’s bedroom and jacuzzi, and his attempts to cover up his inappropriate relationships with the boys.
· How Jackson routinely distracted the boys’ parents with money and lavish gifts.
· Attempts by Jackson to buy her silence, and the death threats that stopped her speaking out.

Reporter: Liam Bartlett
Producers: Garry McNab, Naomi Shivaraman, Joel Tozer

Foxtel’s Lambs of God gets international showing at Series Mania festival.

Lambs of God, the new four-part drama from Australia’s Lingo Pictures, has been invited to screen in Official Competition at the international television festival Series Mania.

The March screening in Lille, France, will be the world premiere and the series will have its television premiere on Foxtel in mid-2019.

Lambs of God is a gothic and gripping tale about three nuns, each a generation apart, living on an isolated island. Based on the captivating Australian novel by Marele Day, the twisted and macabre story has an international all-star cast, led by Emmy Award-winning actress Ann Dowd (The Handmaids Tale, The Leftovers), Australian screen star Essie Davis (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Slap), and from the UK, Jessica Barden (The End of the F**** World). As the three Sisters of St Agnes, they must defend their very existence when a young priest with a hidden agenda, Sam Reid (Bloom, Prime Suspect), suddenly arrives at their dilapidated monastery. What unfolds is an epic and fantastical tale of faith, love and redemption.

Produced by Lingo Pictures’ Jason Stephens, this provocative four-part series has been adapted for the screen by writer Sarah Lambert (Love Child, A Place to Call Home, Love My Way), and directed by Jeffrey Walker (Modern Family, Ali’s Wedding, Super Fun Night, Rake). Cinematographer is Academy Award-nominee Don McAlpine (Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Dressmaker) making his first foray into television drama.

Lingo Pictures, headed by Helen Bowden and Jason Stephens, is also producing the upcoming series Upright, starring Tim Minchin for Foxtel.

“Helen and I are immensely proud for Lambs of God to premiere at such a brilliant showcase for exceptional television. Making this unlikely thriller has been a joy. We can’t thank Foxtel enough for being bold enough to commission it, and our cast and crew for committing so profoundly to this strange world, these unusual characters and the timely ideas at the heart of the story.” producer Jason Stephen said.

Executive Producer and Foxtel’s Head of Drama Penny Win said “Lambs of God is a magnificent addition to our strong and diverse local drama line up. Lingo has assembled an incredible cast and creative team who have delivered a world class series that is unlike anything else on Australian television”.

Lambs of God was filmed on location across Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the NSW South Coast and Tasmania, as well as at Fox Studios Australia. Principal production investment comes from Foxtel in association with Screen Australia, with support from Create NSW, Cumulus VFX and Screen Tasmania.