December 9 – 15
PICK OF THE WEEK Gone Girl Sunday, WIN, 9.50pm, MA15+ (2014) Based on the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn, this stylish creation from director David Fincher it unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage when, on his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Pike, above), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble and he soon becomes the prime suspect.This is an unmissable suburban noir.
The Long Kiss Goodnight Tuesday, 9GO!, 8.30pm, M (1996) Director Renny Harlin’s on-the-money thriller is a distinctly fresh entry into the action genre, featuring an awesome turn from Geena Davis (above) as an amnesiac teacher whose previous life as a professional assassin unexpectedly resurfaces. The casting of Samuel L. Jackson as her wisecracking foil provides continuously sharp dialogue and wit. It’s not often that you get to see a leather-clad, gun-toting, peroxide bombshell on one ice skate lecture a fag-puffing minor and cause him to wet his pants with fear.
Sunday, ABC, 10pm, M (2015) This surreal Aussie coming-ofage film with a 1970s aesthetic impressed critics on its tour of the festival circuit. The 14-goingon-15-year-old Greta (Bethany Whitmore, right) is having a hard enough time dealing with the awkwardness of life in her new school. Then her parents (Amber McMahon and Matthew Whittet) insist on throwing her a birthday party and inviting the whole class. The stress of it all becomes too much, and we follow her into the lavish fantasy world of her nightmarish dreams.
12pm News. 1.00 Gardening Australia. 1.30 Catalyst. (PG) 2.00 Doctor Foster. (M) 2.55 Kevin McCloud’s. (PG) 3.45 The Bill. (PG) 4.10 Murder, She Wrote. (PG) 5.00 News. 5.30 The Drum. 6.00 QI. (PG) 7.00 ABC News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 A Taste Of Landline. 8.30 Vera. (M) 10.00 Hard Quiz. (PG) 10.30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. 11.15 Rage. (MA15+)
12pm MOVIE: Breaking The Surface. (1997, M) 2.00 The Daily Edition. 3.00 The Chase. 4.00 Seven News At 4. 5.00 The Chase Australia. 6.00 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens Summer. 8.30 MOVIE: The Santa Clause. (1994, G) Tim Allen, Eric Lloyd, Judge Reinhold. 10.30 To Be Advised.
1.00 Extra. 1.30 Cricket. One-Day International Series. Australia v New Zealand. Game 3. Afternoon session. From the MCG. 6.00 Nine News. 6.30 Cricket. One-Day International Series. Australia v New Zealand. Game 3. Evening session. From the MCG. 10.20 MOVIE: Ransom. (1996, MA15+)
12pm Dr Phil. 1.00 The Living Room: Summer Edition. (PG) 2.00 Ent. Tonight. 2.30 Alive And Cooking. 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 My Market Kitchen. 4.00 Ben’s Menu. 4.30 Bold. (PG) 5.00 News. 6.00 WIN News. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room: Summer Edition. (PG) 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. 9.30 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival. (M) 11.00 To Be Advised. 11.30 WIN News.
12pm Children’s Programs. 5.25 Kazoops! 5.35 Peppa Pig. 5.50 Fireman Sam. 6.00 Hoot Hoot Go! 6.10 Octonauts. 6.20 Peter Rabbit. 6.35 Charlie And Lola. 6.50 Shaun The Sheep. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Winter Wipeout. 8.30 Catfish: The TV Show. (M) 9.10 Luke Warm Sex. (M) 9.40 Sex Box. (MA15+) 10.30 Peep Show. (M) 10.55 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. (PG) 11.35 Snow, Sex And Suspicious Parents. (M)
12pm Dr Oz. (PG) 1.00 Mr Selfridge. (PG) 2.00 Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em. (PG) 3.00 The Great Outdoors. 4.00 The Border. (PG) 5.00 60 Minute Makeover. (PG) 6.00 Deal Or No Deal. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 ABBA: Absolute Image. (PG) 8.30 Selling Houses Australia. 9.30 Escape To The Country. 10.30 House Wreck Rescue. (PG) 11.30 Best Houses Australia. 12am Bargain Hunt.
12pm Steven Universe. 12.30 Clarence. 1.00 Adv Time. 1.30 Regular Show. 2.00 Rabbids Invasion. 2.30 Yu-Gi-Oh! 3.00 Beyblade Burst. 3.30 Yo-Kai. 4.00 The Powerpuff Girls. 4.30 We Bare Bears. 5.00 Ben 10. 5.30 Teen Titans. (PG) 6.00 MOVIE: ScoobyDoo! Music Of The Vampire. (2012, G) 7.30 MOVIE: Stormbreaker. (2006, PG) 9.20 MOVIE: Executive Decision. (1996, M) 12am Southern Justice.
12pm Get Smart. (PG) 1.00 Miniseries: The Dovekeepers. 2.00 Nash Bridges. (M) 3.00 Jake And The Fatman. (PG) 4.00 Diagnosis Murder. (PG) 5.00 ST: Next Gen. (PG) 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 MacGyver. (PG) 8.30 Walker, Texas Ranger. (M) 9.30 Highlander. (PG) 10.30 Highlander. (M) 11.30 24: Live Another Day. (M)
12pm Children’s Programs. 5.35 Ninja Turtles. (PG) 5.55 The Deep. 6.20 Nowhere Boys: Two Moons Rising. (PG) 6.50 The New Adventures Of Figaro Pho. 7.00 Horrible Histories. (PG) 7.30 Deadly 60. 8.00 Degrassi: The Next Generation. (PG) 8.20 Adv Time. 8.45 Stoked. 9.05 Lanfeust Quest. 9.30 Sword Art Online. (PG) 9.55 K-On! (PG) 10.20 Close.
12pm Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (M) 1.00 Charlie’s Angels. (M) 2.00 Bomb Hunters. (M) 3.00 Man Finds Food. (PG) 4.30 Doomsday Preppers. (PG) 5.30 American Pickers. (PG) 6.30 MOVIE: Hellboy. (2004, PG) 9.00 MOVIE: Hellboy II: The Golden Army. (2008, M) 11.30 Harness Racing. Inter Dominion Grand Final Night.
12pm MOVIE: Where No Vultures Fly. (1951, G) 2.15 River Cottage: Summer’s Here. (PG) 3.20 Monarch Of The Glen. (PG) 4.30 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) 5.30 Gilmore Girls. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.30 Secret Dealers. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE: A Most Wanted Man. (2014, M) 11.00 Dalziel And Pascoe. (M) 12.10am Are You Being Served? (PG)
12pm Elementary. (M) 2.00 Becker. (PG) 3.00 Raymond. (PG) 4.05 King Of Queens. (PG) 5.00 Frasier. (PG) 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 Raymond. (PG) 7.00 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 8.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 8.30 MOVIE: The Heartbreak Kid. (2007, M) 10.45 Sex And The City. (M) 11.25 James Corden. (M) 12.25am King Of Queens. (PG)
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12pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG)
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WIN (ch 8)
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12pm Arabic News. 12.30 Turkish News. 1.00 PBS News. 2.00 I Heart My People. 3.00 The Point Year In Review. 3.30 Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Island Feast. 4.25 Who Do You Think You Are? 5.30 Letters And Numbers. 6.00 Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey. (PG) 6.30 SBS World News. 7.30 Wild Canada. 8.30 MOVIE: The Big Blue. (1988, M) 11.30 SBS News. 11.45 MOVIE: She Killed In Ecstasy. (1971, MA15+)
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WorldWatch. 2.00 Thai News. 2.30 Sri Lankan Sinhalese News. 3.00 Bangla News. 3.30 Armenian News. 4.00 Daria. 4.30 VICE News Tonight. 5.00 The Feed. 5.30 If You Are The One. 6.30 Cyberwar. 7.00 VICE News Tonight. 7.30 A-League. Round 10. Sydney FC v Melbourne City. 10.15 VICE World Of Sports. 10.45 MOVIE: Shaolin. (2011)
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News Afternoons. 6.00 ABC News Evenings. 6.30 The Drum. 7.00 ABC News Evenings. 9.00 ABC National News. 9.30 7.30. 10.00 The World. 11.00 ABC National News. 11.30 The Drum Weekly.
Classifications: (P) Pre-school (C) Children (G) General (PG) Parental Guidance (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence Programs are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by the networks.