Foxtel Magazine December 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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Carrie Bradshaw – she’s the character who catapulted Sarah Jessica Parker to fame, boldly saying the things we were all thinking. When Sex and the City launched in 1998, it immediately resonated with viewers. Fashion-loving New York friends Carrie, Charlotte (Kristin Davis), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Samantha (Kim Cattrall) introduced the world to many firsts – cupcakes, cosmopolitans and explosive sex vocabulary – that are now ingrained in pop culture. While Cattrall has bowed out, the others return this month in And Just Like That… Turn to page 14 for all the goss. In sport, Supercars roars into Bathurst, with racing’s top event set to hit overdrive. Meanwhile, the festive season is upon us and, boy, do we have some cheer for you! This issue is packed with the very best programming, as…

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don’t miss

TASKMASTER’S NEW YEAR’S TREAT Friday December 31 at 8.30pm on UKTV [105] and watch On Demand Who will win Greg Davies’ golden eyebrows when actors John Hannah and Nicola Coughlan (pictured), news anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy, TV and radio star Rylan Clark-Neal and dancer Shirley Ballas compete in this riotous New Year’s Eve special? BEST OF BOXSETS From Wednesday December 1 from 10am on BoxSets [150] ’Tis the season to catch up on the series everyone’s talked about over the years or relive every must-see moment. Wentworth (starring Pamela Rabe and Kate Atkinson, from left), Veep, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Band of Brothers, Game of Thrones and The Pacific all feature. COVER IMAGE: MICHELANGELO DI BATTISTA/AUGUST/RAVEN & SNOW CONTENTS PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES; SUPERCARS; FILM & TV HOUSE; 20th CENTURY FOX; JACKSON FINTER; SARAH ENTICKNAP…

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the call of the wild

THE AGE OF NATURE Starts December 16, Thursdays at 7.20pm and watch On Demand BBC Earth [134] Through innovation and conservation, climate experts and scientists are examining new ways to restore integral ecosystems worldwide, from the coastal regions of Panama and Australia to the forests of Yellowstone National Park. Mankind’s quest for progress has resulted in a damaging imbalance, both above and below the water’s surface, and it’s one that docuseries The Age of Nature highlights must be rectified, stating in no uncertain terms: “We’re at a turning point in history… it’s time to make nature a priority.” Beginning with Awakening, the first of three episodes, British actress Anna Friel narrates a hopeful exploration of what is being done to turn back the clock. It’s an insightful look at how we can alter the fate…

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fashionably great!

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MELBOURNE (s5) Sundays at 8.30pm and watch On Demand THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY (s16) Coming EXPRESS this month. For screening times, check the EPG FOX ARENA [111] As a longtime fan of The Real Housewives of Melbourne before joining, Simone Elliott’s first season of cocktails and conflict lived up to her dreams, as she went head-to-head with Cherry Dipietrantonio (pictured above left with Elliott), and bonded with returning stars Janet Roach, Gamble Breaux and Jackie Gillies. “I’d never been in front of a camera before,” shares the mother-of-two ahead of the fifth season coming to an explosive end on Sunday December 12. “I learnt so much from those ladies. They’re great and we had a lot of funny moments.” Of course, it wouldn’t be RHOM without some clashes – and this…

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and the aacta goes to…

It’s been a huge – if challenging! – year for Australian TV and, this month, it will be celebrated at the 2021 AACTA Awards. Recently wrapped FOXTEL Original Dramas Wentworth and Mr Inbetween will duke it out for Best Drama Series, while Wentworth star Pamela Rabe (pictured) and Mr Inbetween’s Scott Ryan will be hoping to land their second Best Lead Actress and Actor in a Drama gongs, respectively. Noni Hazlehurst is up for her supporting role in The End (also nominated for Best Miniseries or Telefeature), while The Real Housewives of Melbourne, Love It Or List It Australia, Gogglebox Australia and Grand Designs Australia are all hot contenders. 2021 AACTA AWARDS Saturday December 11 at 8.30pm on FOX ARENA [111] and watch On Demand…

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decoding drew michael

Over the past decade, comedian Drew Michael has made a name for himself on the stand-up circuit and with appearances on Saturday Night Live and an acclaimed HBO special in which he performed in a dark studio – sans audience – with the hearing-impaired comedian delivering a monologue of witty, thoughtful reflections. Having cemented his status as one to watch, Michael returns to screens this month with his highly anticipated second HBO special – filmed in his hometown of Chicago – which promises will be every bit as groundbreaking as he tackles hard-hitting topics with his trademark dark humour. DREW MICHAEL: RED BLUE GREEN Saturday December 11 at 10pm on FOX8 [108] and watch On Demand “When they [unfunny people] fail is when they try to be funny” DECODED: The key to getting the laughs,…