Foxtel Magazine August 2021

Settle in and discover some of the most-talked about TV programs, latest films and live sport from around the world in FOXTEL magazine. With exclusive access to some of the globe’s biggest stars including Nicole Kidman, Kaley Cuoco and Jude Law, as well as local talent on hit series such as Wentworth, Selling Houses Australia, Love It or List It Australia and Gogglebox Australia, FOXTEL magazine takes you behind the scenes of your favourite shows while also introducing you to new ones. Our dedicated FOXTEL Insider, The Watch List, movie, lifestyle and sport sections bring readers all the latest news and info in an entertaining and easy-to-read format, while the magazine is the only place you will find the entire month of listings all in one place.

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Teal Tuesdays are back and we couldn’t be more excited! So who better to fill us in on the action in store for the final ever outing of Wentworth than its most feared inmate, Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson. Longtime friends and cover stars Pamela Rabe (Ferguson) and Marta Dusseldorp take a trip down memory lane as they reflect on their enduring friendship, which began on the set of Bruce Beresford’s 1997 film Paradise Road and came full circle with Dusseldorp joining the cast of the hit prison drama last year. Read all about it from page 16. British dance competition The Greatest Dancer also heats up screens this month but, in a twist, dance captains Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse relinquish all their power to the audience. Love it! And, from hard-hitting…

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don’t miss

KENSINGTON PALACE: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Starts August 4, Wednesdays at 8.30pm on UKTV [105] See just how royalty lives as this docuseries provides unrivalled access to palace grounds, from the team dedicated to its upkeep to an exploration of its history. Then, from August 18, take a look inside Henry VIII’s Tudor residence with Hampton Court: Behind Palace Doors. BRITANNIA (s3) Starts August 25, Wednesdays at 8.30pm on FOX SHOWCASE [112] and watch the complete season On Demand Australian actress Liana Cornell reprises her role of Ania in the third instalment of historical-mystical drama series Britannia – making its long-awaited return to screens this month – which centres on the feuding Druids-Celts and invading Romans.…

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basketball star’s climate challenge

ADE’S CLIMATE PIONEERS Starts August 26, Thursdays at 7.20pm and watch On Demand BBC Earth [134] As a sportsman, presenter and vocal disability advocate, Ade Adepitan has never shied away from a challenge. Now, he’s taking on his biggest one yet: saving the planet. Since winning bronze at the 2004 Paralympics, Adepitan has trekked through rainforests, crossed rivers and climbed mountains for documentaries. His latest, Ade’s Climate Pioneers, sees Adepitan visit Scandinavia, Bangladesh and Australia (prior to the pandemic). “Climate change is happening now. The question is: can we deal with it before it’s too late?” the host asks in the three-part documentary. “In this series I’m travelling to the frontline of climate change to see how life is being affected, right now. But there is hope. There are people making a difference.” What he saw in…

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the missing piece of the puzzle

NATIONAL MISSING PERSONS WEEK Starts Sunday August 1 from 2.30pm to Saturday August 7 Crime + Investigation [135] Last year in Australia, more than 51,000 people were reported missing. Of those, more than 60 per cent were found within 48 hours and, over a longer period of time, 98 per cent were located. It’s the remaining two per cent of cases, however, that creates nightmares for the friends and family who don’t know what became of a loved one who disappeared. The annual National Missing Persons Week (NMPW) is being held from August 1 to 7, to raise awareness across Australia. Crime + Investigation supports this community initiative with a range of programs related to the issue, including the series When Missing Turns to Murder and Last Seen Alive, as well as episodes of Crimes That…

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the march of time

How a person looks today might be, with time and age, dramatically different to how they looked the day they went missing. The theme of this year’s National Missing Persons Week is ‘Individuals, Not Statistics’, focusing on age progression images developed by the AFP’s Facial Identification Team. Seven long-term missing persons will be profiled, showing how they looked at the time of disappearing compared with what they would most likely look like now. “There are currently more than 2600 long-term missing persons in Australia and we hope an age-progression image may resonate with somebody,” says McEwan. “Despite the fact that some of these investigations have been going on for years, police never stop looking. We continue to try to find that piece of information that might make the case unfold.”…

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ryan time

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990) Appearing as Ryan alongside Sean Connery (pictured right) thrilled Alec Baldwin: “He was the first really huge star I ever worked with. He was very kind.” PATRIOT GAMES (1992) & CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER (1994) Harrison Ford was the second to step into Ryan’s shoes, noting: “I’d done too many suit-and-tie jobs and I reckoned I had to hit somebody in my next movie.” THE SUM OF ALL FEARS (2002) After Ford pulled out over script issues, it was Ben Affleck’s turn: “Alec and Harrison played this part… expertly. [I] didn’t really imagine that I could follow them.” JACK RYAN FRANCHISE Starts August 7, Saturdays at 8.30pm on Foxtel Movies Thriller [407] and watch On Demand…