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What to stream this week on Telstra TV

By Ryan Dunn February 26, 2021

Action blockbusters, a chilling crime drama, an Aussie comedy and a great sports offer: check out our top picks of the month on Telstra TV.

Wonder Woman 1984 (Telstra TV Box Office)

Dust off your shoulder-pads, grab your parachute pants and get set for adventure with the Express Release of WONDER WOMAN 1984 – available now on Telstra TV Box Office. Gal Gadot plays the ageless Diana Prince, now in the 1980s working as a curator for the Smithsonian, while secretly keeping the Washington DC streets – and shopping malls – safe as Wonder Woman. Envied by her awkward colleague Barbara (played by Kristen Wiig), life starts to change for the pair when the museum acquires an ancient wish-granting Dreamstone. But when the artefact falls into the hands of a failing businessman played by Pedro Pascal, a new supervillain emerges with an endless appetite for unrestrained power.

Clarice (Stan)

Dig deeper into the story behind infamous FBI Agent Clarice Starling in the gritty new crime drama series, CLARICE – streaming now, only on Stan. Australia’s Rebecca Breeds plays Clarise, a talented yet tormented FBI recruit – returning to the Bureau a year after solving the very disturbing and high-profile case depicted in The Silence of the Lambs. Now working in the Violent Crimes Apprehension Unit under the command of a resentful new boss, she’s tasked with tracking down a new serial killer, all the while confronting her own trauma head-on. Watch new episodes of Clarice weekly, same day as the US, only on Stan.

The End (Foxtel Now)

Streaming on Foxtel Now this month is the new Australian comedy-drama series, THE END – with the complete season available to watch now on-demand. Dame Harriet Walter plays Edie, an elderly widow determined to check out of life on her own terms. But when things don’t quite go according to plan, she’s shipped off to the Gold Coast to live with her daughter Kate and grandchildren – played by Frances O’Connor, Morgan Davies and Ingrid Torelli. Or at least that’s what she’s expecting. Instead, Kate – a palliative care doctor with mixed feelings about euthanasia – places Edie in a nearby retirement village, where she learns a thing or two about living – from rebellious fellow resident, Pamela, played by Noni Hazlehurst.

Greenland (Amazon Prime Video)

Brace for impact! Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin star in the thrilling new disaster movie, GREENLAND – streaming now on Amazon Prime Video. As the world watches and waits for interstellar comet “Clarke” to fly closely past the Earth, a large fragment breaks off and collides with central Florida – decimating cities and sending shockwaves across the state. With news of even larger fragments on their way – capable of wiping out mankind altogether, engineer John Garrity and his family are offered refuge in an exclusive underground bunker in Greenland. But with the world in chaos and time running out, they’ll have to fight hard to stick together and stay alive.

Kayo: An exciting offer for Telstra consumer customers

Stream over 50 sports live and on-demand with Kayo, the game-changing sports app on Telstra TV. Whether you’re into the footy, cricket, basketball, motorsports or all of the above, sport lives here – and you can catch all the action, available in HD, including match and race replays, game highlights, award-winning documentaries and more – streaming on your Telstra TV and across your favourite devices.

Plus, Telstra consumer customers can get Kayo Basic for only $15 per month for 12 months – that’s a saving of $10 per month off the standard monthly price for a whole year! And it’s month to month, so you have the freedom to cancel at any time. Sign in to hub.telstra.com.au/kayo with your Telstra account to find out if you’re eligible and redeem this offer by the 31st of May 2021. Then, simply log into your Kayo account on your Telstra TV to watch the action on your big screen.

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KAYO OFFER: For Telstra consumer customers. Redeem by 31 May 2021. Roll onto standard fees after 12 months​. Check out telstra.com.au/kayo for more info and full T&Cs.

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Our favourites streaming for the week of 19 February:

Freaky (Telstra TV Box Office)

For a scarily fun new take on the classic body-swap genre, check out Blumhouse’s comedy-horror FREAKY – available now on Telstra TV Box Office. Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies, Blockers) plays Millie, an unpopular seventeen year old high school student and occasional football team mascot beaver who spends her days hanging with her besties Josh (Misha Osherovich) and Nyla (Celeste O’Connor), enduring the taunts of bullies and flying almost completely under the radar of her crush. While waiting for a ride home from the homecoming game, she’s hunted down by the Blissfield Butcher (Vince Vaughn) – the town’s infamous yet elusive masked serial killer. After he attempts to kill Millie with a stolen magical dagger, the two wake up in each other’s bodies – and now he has the perfect disguise for his latest murder rampage. With just 24 hours to stab him back before the change becomes permanent, Millie will have to outsmart the Butcher in this gory game of cat and mouse.

Industry (BINGE)

Step inside the insanely cutthroat world of investment banking in the gritty new HBO/BBC drama series, INDUSTRY – with all eight episodes streaming now on BINGE. Shown from the perspective of five young and ambitious grads, each hungrily competing for a coveted place at London’s prestigious Pierpoint & Co, this unbelievably addictive series from Executive Producer Lena Dunham (Girls) sees the new kids thrown head-first into the high pressure world of trading – where the rules are unclear, boundaries are blurred and any slip-ups could be their last. We meet American outsider Harper (Myha’la Herrold) keen to impress her bosses Eric (Ken Leung) and Daria (Freya Mavor) with a bold client proposition that doesn’t turn out the way she thought it would, working-class Robert (Harry Lawley) who parties a little too hard for week one, straight-laced Gus (David Jonsson) who is having an affair with his mentor (Will Tudor), perpetually underestimated Yasmin (Marisa Abela) and Hari (Nabhaan Rizwan) whose non-stop approach to work leads to a draw-dropping first episode conclusion.

The Drowning (Stan)

New to Stan this month is the twist-filled crime drama miniseries, THE DROWNING – with all four episodes available to stream now. When a young boy goes missing during a lakeside picnic, the authorities file the disappearance as a drowning, despite dredging the lake and being unable to find any remains. Nine years later, we find the boy’s mother Jodie (played by Jill Halfpenny) still suffering – now divorced from her husband (Dara Devaney) and struggling to keep her landscape gardening business afloat. On her way to a pitch meeting with a potential client, she happens to spot a teenager (Cody Molko) on his way to school. And he looks exactly like a grown-up version of her son. Jumping on the school bus to get closer to him, she notices he even has the same scar below his eye as her son had. Slowly and surreptitiously working her way into the boy’s school and home life, she’s determined to find out the truth – in spite of the boy’s over-protective parents and the fact that nobody is willing to believe her.

Aftertaste (ABC iview)

Erik Thomson (All Saints, Packed to the Rafters) and newcomer Natalie Abbott star in the charmingly entertaining new Australian comedy series, AFTERTASTE – with new episodes streaming each Wednesday from 9:00pm on ABC iview. Thomson plays celebrity chef Easton West, an outrageously over-the-top character who has landed himself in hot water after monumentally walloping an unimpressed food critic with one full half of a pig’s carcass. With nowhere else to go – and no one else willing to put up with his abuse – he heads back to his country hometown. With the help of his disarmingly loveable nineteen year-old niece, Diana (Abbott) – herself a talented pastry chef, he sees an opportunity to revive his angrily out-of-touch image by partnering up to open a new restaurant. But it’s not long before he’s up to his old tricks again – screaming at the wildlife, clashing with the locals (including Rachel Griffiths) and managing to alienate his only remaining ally.

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Our favourites streaming for the week of 12 February:

2 Hearts (Telstra TV Box Office)

Grab the popcorn and a box of tissues: New to Telstra TV Box Office this week is the tear-jerking romance, 2 HEARTS. Based on an incredibly inspiring true story spanning multiple decades, the film follows two parallel love stories ultimately brought together in a dramatic turn of events. Australia’s Jacob Elordi (from Euphoria, The Kissing Booth) stars as carefree college student Chris, who falls in love at first sight with kind-hearted freshman Sam (Riverdale’s Tiera Skovbye). Meanwhile, wealthy Cuban businessman Jorge (Adan Canto), who has suffered from a life-threatening lung disease since childhood, meets flight attendant and future wife Grace (Radha Mitchell) when she helps settle his nerves during take-off. Based on the book, ‘All My Tomorrows’ by Eric Gregory – the father of the real-life Chris character – the story proves that miracles really are possible.

Soulmates (Amazon Prime Video)

How can you tell if your partner truly is “the one”? SOULMATES, the new six-part anthology series on Amazon Prime Video, imagines a future where you might be able to do just that. From the co-writer of Black Mirror, Will Bridges, and with an all-star cast including Sarah Snook (Succession), Bill Skarsgård (It), David Costabile (Billions), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), the series covers six separate stories of modern relationships impacted by a new technology called “The Test” – a procedure that can determine, with scientific certainty, your life’s one true love. From happily married couples feeling peer-pressured into taking part, to surprisingly romantic detours on the road to finding love – and the struggle to put one’s trust behind being paired up with complete strangers, this suspenseful and often dark drama series is the absolute antithesis of romcom.

Emma (BINGE)

Before she became known for playing chess prodigy Beth Harmon in Netflix’s hit series, The Queen’s Gambit, Anya Taylor-Joy starred in 2020’s wickedly funny adaptation of Jane Austen’s EMMA – streaming now on BINGE – in a performance that earned her a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination just last week. One-time successful matchmaker Emma Woodhouse feels she has found her life’s true calling. Eager to put her skills to good use, she settles on finding a beau for her impressionable young friend, Harriet Smith (Mia Goth) – despite Harriet already having her eyes set on local farmer Robert Martin (Connor Swindells), Emma’s wiser friend Knightley (Johnny Flynn) urging her not to meddle – and her chosen match for Harriet (Josh O’Connor) unintendedly falling for Emma instead. And that’s just the beginning. Despite her best attempts at plotting the relationships of everyone else around her, has Emma been clueless about her own true love all along?
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Malcolm & Marie (Netflix)

Streaming on Netflix and playing in select cinemas is MALCOLM & MARIE – a tumultuous “story of love” from writer and director Sam Levinson, the Emmy-winning creator of Euphoria. Zendaya (also from Euphoria) and John David Washington (Tenet) play the titular characters (actually the only characters) – a filmmaker and his girlfriend who, returning home after the premiere of Malcolm’s film, wait anxiously for the reviews to start pouring in. While Marie heads quietly to the kitchen to cook pasta, still glittering in her metallic red-carpet gown sans heels, a tuxedoed Malcolm obliviously rambles on about his own talent and the critics who don’t or won’t appreciate it. But Marie is furious. In a speech he gave earlier, he neglected to thank her. And it’s the perfect catalyst for her to vent what’s really on her mind. They fight, they make up, and then they dig deeper and go to war all over again in this gorgeously luxe cinematic experience.

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Our favourites streaming for the week of 5 February:

Rams (Telstra TV Box Office)

Get the flock together for an Aussie comedy with a lot of heart: RAMS is available now on Telstra TV Box Office. Sam Neill and Michael Caton play brothers Colin and Les Grimurson, two sheep farmers in Mount Barker, Western Australia who love their prized herds, but can’t stand each other. Despite living on neighbouring farms, they haven’t spoken in forty years. And every year their bitter feud is reignited at the local Breeder Championship, where the valley’s best ram is judged and the two brothers are placed in direct competition. But when Les’s winning ram is later found to be sick with a contagious virus, the authorities step in and order a cull of every sheep in the area. Now the brothers will have to put their differences behind them if they’re going to save their family’s champion breeding legacy.

Walker (Stan)

There’s no Chuck Norris in sight, but fans of the 90s series ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ will be happy the legend is continuing with the new reboot series, WALKER – streaming now on Stan. Jared Padalecki plays the new Cordell Walker, returning from a two-year undercover operation to face the reality he’s been avoiding. Shortly before leaving, his wife Emily (played by Jared’s real life wife and Supernatural co-star, Genevieve Padalecki) – a charitable woman who spent her life helping those less fortunate – was gunned down. Now Walker is fixated on finding her killer. Rebuilding a relationship with his teenage children, Stella and August, who felt abandoned in their hour of need, Walker’s also adjusting to a new partner, Micki Ramirez (Lindsey Morgan) – one of the first female Texas Rangers – and his former partner, Larry James (Coby Bell) being promoted as his boss.

The Dig (Netflix)

Streaming on Netflix this week, and showing in limited theatres, is the stirring true story of THE DIG. Set in 1939 just prior to the onset of World War II, Carey Mulligan plays Edith Pretty – a widowed mother and wealthy landowner in rural Suffolk, England. Fascinated by archeology from a young age, she and her late husband purchased their country estate in Sutton Hoo because of a number of large earthen mounds on the land – considered by many to be ancient burial sites. Employing renowned archeological excavator, Basil Brown (played by Ralph Fiennes) to uncover what’s beneath them before the eventual outbreak of war, what they discover inside is nothing short of astonishing. Also starring Lily James, Ben Chaplin and Johnny Flynn.

Australian Open 2021 (9Now)

Watch every match, on every court with the AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2021 streaming live from Melbourne Park starting Monday 8 February on 9Now. Join Nine’s Wide World of Sports expert commentary team for a year like no other – as the world’s greatest tennis players come out of a strict period of quarantine to compete in this delayed, must-see two week tournament. Reigning ATP champion and seventeen-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic returns to defend his title against contenders Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur, while Australia’s Ash Barty and current WTA number one will have to defeat a strong line-up of players like Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep and Serena Williams to take out her home title.

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What to stream this week on Telstra TV

By Ryan Dunn January 29, 2021

Whether you’re in the mood for a laugh, a tear-jerking drama or some edge-of-your seat action, we’ve got what you need to stay entertained this week on Telstra TV.

It’s A Sin (Stan)

From Russell T Davies, creator of the groundbreaking series Queer as Folk (also on Stan), comes the joyous yet heartbreaking coming-of-age story, IT’S A SIN – with all five episodes streaming now on Stan. Set in 1981, the series follows three young gay men who leave behind their homophobic small towns for big-city London – eventually becoming friends and flatmates during the onset of the AIDS crisis. There’s Ritchie (played by Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander), who drops his parents’ (Keeley Hawes and Shaun Dooley) coveted law degree to study acting after falling for drama student Ash (Nathaniel Curtis) and befriending kindred soul Jill (Lydia West). Timid and naive Welshman Colin (Callum Scott Howells), who is taken under the wing of an older colleague (Neil Patrick Harris) at the tailor shop where they work. And the unapologetically queer Roscoe (Omari Douglas), who escapes his religious Nigerian family to manage a Soho bar and winds up in a relationship of sorts with Conservative MP, Arthur (Stephen Fry).

Holey Moley (7plus)

A HOLE lot of family fun is coming to 7plus this week with the premiere of the monumentally enjoyable mini-golf competition series, HOLEY MOLEY – teeing off from 7:30pm on Monday 1 February. Hosted by Sonia Kruger, with commentary from Matt Shirvington and actor/comedian Rob Riggle, the series puts golfing champions through their paces on a putt-putt course of epic proportions – filled with deviously difficult obstacles like body-slamming windmills, flame-throwing dragons and supersized rubber duckies designed to knock them off their games. Competitors vying for the $100,000 prize include Australia’s number one female golfer, Montana Strauss; James Carr, who played against Tiger Woods in the Australian Masters; Australia’s reigning mini-golf champion, Colette Norton; and Guinness World Record-holder for golf ball control, Henry Epstein.

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Our favourites streaming for the week of 18 January:

Bump (Stan)

From the team that brought you Love My Way and The Secret Life of Us comes the Stan Original Series, BUMP. Nathalie Morris plays Oly, an overachieving high school student who is caught completely off-guard when she unexpectedly goes into labour. In this humorous and emotionally honest series, Oly has to overcome the challenges of unexpected motherhood including gossiping classmates and building a relationship with the father of her daughter – played by Carlos Sanson Junior. With the support of their families, including Oly’s parents played by Claudia Karvan and Angus Sampson, the pair come to terms with parenthood. All episodes of this heart-warming Stan Original Series BUMP are now streaming, only on Stan.

Devils (BINGE)

Patrick Dempsey and Alessandro Borghi star in the intensely thrilling new drama series, DEVILS – streaming now on BINGE. Set in the high-stakes world of global finance, the series follows Massimo Ruggero, the successful head trader of the fictional New York London Investment Bank. When he’s passed over for a promotion by his mentor and father-figure Dominic Morgan, he can’t believe his misfortune. That is, until the man who was actually promoted winds up dead – and the police name Massimo their prime suspect. Suddenly finding himself caught up in a dangerous international conspiracy, he’ll have to seek out and face down the Devils who secretly rule the world in order to clear his name.

The Secret Garden (Telstra TV Box Office)

Coming to life this month on Telstra TV Box Office is the beloved children’s classic, THE SECRET GARDEN. After the death of her wealthy parents in 1940s India, Mary is shipped off to England to live with her uncle, Lord Craven, in his gloomy country manor house. Although his stern housekeeper Mrs Medlock lectures the girl to keep to herself and avoid exploring, Mary befriends a stray dog on the grounds of the estate – who leads her to stumble into a magical secret garden. And when she finds her sickly cousin Colin locked away in a separate wing of the house, they form a friendship – and Mary helps him escape his confines to flourish in the world outside.

The Midnight Sky (Netflix)

Directed by and starring George Clooney is the powerful new sci-fi drama, THE MIDNIGHT SKY – streaming now on Netflix. Based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton, Academy Award winner George Clooney plays Augustine Lofthouse – the last remaining scientist at the Barbeau Arctic research facility, left to care for a young girl named Iris – played by Caoilinn Springall – after a global catastrophe rendered the earth largely uninhabitable. Meanwhile, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone, Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir play crew members of the spaceship Aether, unaware of the conditions back home but concerned by the radio silence with mission control. As the crew journey to make their way back to Earth, Augie and Iris must find a way to warn them before it’s too late.

iwonder: Available now on Telstra TV

Discover a world of thought-provoking documentaries with iwonder, the new documentary streaming app available now on Telstra TV. With curated collections based on the latest news topics trending around the globe, there are always plenty of conversation starters to help you stay in-the-know. And with a range of award-winning films focused on true-crime, history, science, biographies and more, there’s something to suit every inquisitive mind. In an exclusive offer for Telstra customers, you can try iwonder now for only 99 cents per month, for your first 3 months, followed by $6.99 per month after offer ends unless you change/cancel. Find out more.

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IWONDER: Try iwonder for $0.99 per month for your first 3 months, followed by $6.99 per month after offer ends unless you change/cancel. Visit iwonder.com/telstratv to get started.

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Our favourites streaming for the week of 11 January:

Archenemy (Telstra TV Box Office)

Is Max Fist an interdimensional superhero? Or just a delusional drunk living under a bridge? And does it really even matter? Joe Manganiello stars in the action-packed ARCHENEMY – available now via Express Release on Telstra TV Box Office. Roaming the streets (and dive bars) of Los Angeles, rough and tough Max will tell anyone willing to listen that he’s really a God-like hero from the planet Chromium. Brought to Earth against his will, he’s been starved of the “cosmic blood” that was the source of his powers. Nobody believes him, of course – until a wannabe-influencer named Hamster (played by Skylan Brooks) decides Max’s story could help him score a job at clickbait publisher, Trendible. And when Hamster’s drug-dealing sister Indigo (Zolee Griggs) finds herself in trouble after double-crossing her boss (Glen Howerton), Max seizes the opportunity to prove himself to them all in fantastically brutal form.

The Stand (Amazon Prime Video)

James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård star in Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic pandemic miniseries, THE STAND – streaming from 15 January on Amazon Prime Video. Based on King’s 1978 novel (but feeling a whole lot more current), the series is set in a world where a lethal manmade strain of influenza known as “Captain Trips” infects and kills almost the entire world’s population. Those left behind, like Stu Redman (Marsden), appear to be immune to the virus – and as society collapses around them, they’re forced to find each other in an increasingly dangerous and chaotic world. As they do, the survivors begin to dream the same two dreams – in one they’re visited by a kindly 108 year old Nebraskan farmer named Mother Abagail (Goldberg), in the other they’re haunted by a threatening figure known as Randall Flagg (Skarsgård).

Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer (Netflix)

Armchair detectives, this one’s for you – the latest Netflix true-crime series, NIGHT STALKER: THE HUNT FOR A SERIAL KILLER is streaming now, with all four episodes available from Wednesday 13 January. During the summer of 1985, the people of Los Angeles suffered through a stifling heatwave by day – and the threat of a terrifying serial killer by night. Breaking into his victim’s homes while they slept, this unpredictable killer kept an entire city on the brink of panic as reports of his seemingly random murders and sexual assaults flooded the evening news day after day. The series documents the work of young detective Gil Carrillo who worked around the clock with veteran investigator Frank Salerno to track down the murderer, while also hearing first-hand accounts from journalists on the ground at the time and survivors who suffered through this depraved monster’s cruelty.

A Discovery of Witches (BINGE)

After two long years, the wait is over – the much-anticipated second season of the addictively romantic supernatural series A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES is now streaming on BINGE, with all ten episodes available now. Australia’s Teresa Palmer plays historian and witch Diana Bishop, who along with forbidden lover and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode) now find themselves transported to sixteenth century London, after timewalking at the end of last season to hide from The Congregation – a committee of witches, vampires and demons trying to track them down to access the Book of Life (a sacred manuscript that seemingly only Diana can access) and put a stop to their interspecies relationship. In the 1590s, Matthew reassumes his identity as poet and spy-to-the-Queen Matthew Roydon – and is reunited with best friend and demon, Kit Marlowe (Tom Hughes) who is immediately suspicious and unwelcoming towards Diana.

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What to stream this week on Telstra TV

By Ryan Dunn December 18, 2020

Ryan and Janet from the Telstra TV team share their top picks to stream over the holidays on Telstra TV.

Netflix is Here For The Holidays (Netflix)

There’s no doubt 2020 has been the longest year on record, but now the wait is over – it’s finally Christmas – and Netflix is here for the holidays. Stream new release Christmas movies including Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two, Holidate and Operation Christmas Drop to name just a few. Re-watch favourites like Let It Snow, The Knight Before Christmas, The Christmas Chronicles, Holiday Rush and many more. And ring in the new year with brand new content like Shawn Mendes: In Wonder and Bridgerton.

TENET (Telstra TV Box Office)

Get set for Christopher Nolan’s action-packed, time-bending blockbuster, TENET – available now on Telstra TV Box Office. We can’t share too much about this one, so here’s the official synopsis: “John David Washington is the new Protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle, TENET. Armed with only one word – Tenet – and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel. Inversion. The cast of TENET also includes Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.”

A Sunburnt Christmas (Stan)

Bring the family together for a laugh this Christmas with the brand new Stan Original Film, A SUNBURNT CHRISTMAS. After escaping from hospital dressed as Santa, kind-hearted crook Daryl – played by Daniel Henshall – crashes into an outback family farm. It turns out there’s a stolen bag of cash buried somewhere on the property – and when kids Daisy and Tom find him passed out in the shed and mistake him for the real Santa, he enlists their help to find it. When their older sister Hazel finds out, he offers to help the family save the farm. But with the cops on his tail and a dangerous criminal hunting him down, they’ll have to find it fast. The Stan Original Film, A SUNBURNT CHRISTMAS is now streaming, only on Stan.

The Third Day (Foxtel Now)

Emily Watson, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law and Naomie Harris star in the captivating new HBO thriller series, THE THIRD DAY – with all episodes available now on Foxtel Now. When grieving father Sam is drawn to a mysterious island off the coast of England, he’s intrigued by those he meets – and the escapism their secluded sanctuary offers. But it’s not long before he realises there’s something a bit off about the locals and their rituals – and he soon finds he’s unable to leave. A year later, Helen takes her two daughters to the same island as a birthday surprise for her eldest – or so she says – in this intensely twisted, mind-bending series.

BritBox: Available now on Telstra TV

The ultimate collection of British telly is now at your fingertips with BritBox, available now on Telstra TV. Stream thousands of hours of the greatest British dramas, comedies, docos and lifestyle shows – with classics like Doctor Who, Fawlty Towers and The Vicar of Dibley, to current hit series like Vera, Victoria and Luther. And with BritBox exclusives like the reboot of All Creatures Great and Small, crime drama A Confession and topical comedy Spitting Image, you’re sure to discover some new favourites as well. Visit britbox.com/au to find out more and sign up for your 7 day free trial today.

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Our favourites streaming for the week of 7 December:

Save Yourselves! (Telstra TV Box Office)

What’s the worst thing that could happen if you switched off your phone and just went off-grid? Brooklyn couple Jack (John Reynolds from Search Party) and Su (Sunita Mani from Glow) are about to find out in the brand new comedy, SAVE YOURSELVES!, available now on Telstra TV Box Office. When a friend offers them a cabin in the woods for the weekend, the pair jump at the chance to disconnect from their digital lives and spend some quality time together. It all starts out well, with relaxing days spent canoeing and convening with nature, tending to their sourdough starter and learning how to chop firewood without the help of YouTube. And when they see a dazzling meteor shower in the clear country night sky, they think nothing of it – until fluffy orbs start appearing everywhere and they find out the world has been overrun by aliens while they’ve been unplugged.

Euphoria Special – Part 1: Rue (BINGE)

Find out what’s next for Rue with the first episode of the two-part special of Emmy-winning teen drama EUPHORIA, streaming from 4pm (AEDT) this Friday 4 December on BINGE. Based on the Israeli series of the same name, the American adaptation produced by Drake follows the complicated emotional, social and family lives of a group of students from East Highland High. Coming to terms with who they are, who they love and how they handle life’s triumphs and traumas, the ensemble cast centres on recovering addict Rue (Zendaya), her new friend Jules (Hunter Schafer), star quarterback Nate (Jacob Elordi), body-positive Kat (Barbie Ferreira), and sisters Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and Lexi (Maude Apatow). Picking up where the season finale left off, Rue abandons the plans she’s made to run away with Jules and returns home where she relapses. And now she’ll have to cope with Christmas.

Mank (Netflix)

Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins and Charles Dance star in David Fincher’s latest masterpiece, MANK – playing in selected theatres and streaming from Friday 4 December on Netflix. Based on a screenplay written by Fincher’s late father, journalist Jack Fincher, this thought-provoking drama sees Gary Oldman play real-life Hollywood screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (“Mank” for short) who worked with Orson Welles throughout the 1930s to write Citizen Kane, considered by many to be the greatest film of all time. Causing trouble for the studio with his heavy drinking, strong political views and acerbic wit, Mank channels the full force of his scathing satirical skill into lampooning William Randolph Hearst after the capitalist ostracised Mank from his clique of entertainment industry insiders.

The Pack (Amazon Prime Video)

If you’re an animal lover who enjoys epic adventure shows like The Amazing Race, then THE PACK is for you – with all ten episodes streaming now on Amazon Prime Video. Hosted by gold-medal Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn and her King Charles spaniel Lucy, this adorably adventurous reality series sees twelve pooches and their human companions from across the globe set off on the adventure of a lifetime. From the jungles of Costa Rica to the slopes of Switzerland and the runways of Paris, the teams compete individually and together in “packs” to complete a series of adrenaline-fuelled challenges for a chance at winning $500,000 for themselves and $250,000 for the animal charity of their choice.

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6 of the most fascinating documentaries streaming on iwonder, available now on Telstra TV

By Ryan Dunn December 11, 2020

Discover a world of topical, thought-provoking documentaries with iwonder, the new documentary streaming app launching today on Telstra TV.

With a huge range of award-winning and critically acclaimed factual films and series available on demand – including political, cultural, scientific, historical and biographical content – there’s something to intrigue every inquisitive mind. Below are just a few of our top picks to get you started.

In an exclusive offer for Telstra customers, you can try iwonder now for only $0.99 per month for your first 3 months. iwonder is then available at $6.99 monthly or $69.60 annually. Visit iwonder.com/telstratv to get started.

Eating Animals

Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, the author teamed up with Academy Award winner Natalie Portman to produce this eye-opening exploration into the factory farming industry. Looking at the ways in which agriculture has changed over the past four decades, we find out more about what goes on behind the scenes to bring food to American dinner tables – including practices that endanger animal welfare and ultimately the health of consumers. The film also considers a way out, returning to traditional farming methods that were more sustainable and beneficial for all concerned.

American Dharma

Pull back the curtain and get a glimpse into the mind of the man who shaped Donald Trump’s presidency, Steve Bannon. The controversial former campaign manager and alt-right pundit sat down with filmmaker Errol Morris to discuss the ideas and influences that shaped his worldview – in an open and honest interview that doesn’t directly challenge its subject, but certainly gives him enough rope. And by breaking up their conversation with clips from Bannon’s favourite films, following a lengthy discussion on classic Hollywood characters he identifies with, Morris is able to paint a picture of how this master manipulator views himself and his place in the world.


In this visually magnificent and yet touchingly intimate film, mountain-dwelling Macedonian woman Hatidze Muratova maintains an ancient method of wild beekeeping to support herself and her ailing mother, Nazife. Living without running water, electricity or roads – and walking four hours to the nearest city to sell her honey – Hatidze leads a tranquil, isolated lifestyle. That is, until a new family moves in nearby, bringing with them seven raucous children and a herd of cattle. Showing little respect for Hatidze’s years of experience, the newcomers try their own hand at beekeeping – and it’s not long before tensions arise between the new neighbours.

Anote’s Ark

Often when we hear about the projected impacts of climate change, the magnitude of the problems our world will face in the coming years can seem a little too abstract to fully comprehend. But when it comes to the issue of sea-level rise, the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati is painfully aware of what it will mean for their population of over 100,000 people – their entire low-lying country will eventually be submerged. Following the now former president Anote Tong’s campaign to raise global awareness of the plight of his people, this compelling film also explores one family’s fight to survive by immigrating to New Zealand.

The Pickup Game

The seedy, sexist and (not surprisingly) scandal-ridden industry of so-called “seduction coaching” is exposed in this enthralling documentary directed by brothers Barnaby and Matthew O’Connor. Raking in hundreds of millions of dollars each year, the master manipulators behind the multitude of self-help seminars, online courses and private coaching sessions have their secrets revealed – as they prey on lonely, insecure men promising to help them significantly improve their dating lives. From predatory tactics to pyramid selling, it’s a cesspool of sleaze all the way down.

Basquiat: Rage to Riches

Discover the groundbreaking work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Haitian-American artist who captivated the New York art scene during the late 1970s and 80s before his untimely death at the age of 27. Through interviews with his sisters, his friends, fellow artists and art dealers, director David Shulman explores Basquiat’s audacious street-art style, defined by his experiences with racism, drugs and his observations of the world around him during a time of great cultural change. Admired and befriended by his contemporaries including Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Francesco Clemente, Basquiat is considered one of the great artists of the twentieth century.

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What to stream this week on Telstra TV

By Ryan Dunn November 27, 2020

Janet and Ryan from the Telstra TV team share their top picks to stream this month on Telstra TV.

Trolls: World Tour (Telstra TV Box Office)

The Trolls are back for another colour-popping, toe-tapping, fun-filled adventure in Dreamworks’ TROLLS: WORLD TOUR – available now on Telstra TV Box Office. When Queen Poppy learns that the Troll Kingdom is made up of six unique tribes, each with a different taste in music, she soon discovers Rock Queen Barb has a plan to conquer them all. Together with Branch, Biggie and Mr Dinkles, Poppy sets out to bring all of the tribes together and save each of their musical styles from heavy metal destruction.

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The Crown (Netflix)

Traditions will be challenged as THE CROWN enters the eighties and early nineties in it’s much-anticipated fourth season, streaming now on Netflix. Gillian Anderson joins the cast as Britain’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher – whose controversial policies led to widespread civil unrest and a strained relationship with the Queen, played by Academy Award-winner Olivia Colman. And with a now 30 year old Prince Charles being urged to marry for the sake of the monarchy’s future, his fairytale romance with Lady Diana Spencer captivated the hearts of the nation and the Commonwealth – particularly during their tour of Australia.

Gangs of London (Stan)

Exploding onto our screens this month is the gritty new drama series, GANGS OF LONDON – streaming now, only on Stan. When the head of the city’s most powerful crime family is murdered, his impulsive son Sean – played by Joe Cole – takes charge of their billion-pound enterprise. His first order of business is to halt all black-market business in the capital until he finds those responsible. But the move doesn’t go down well – and his rivals start to close in, making a play for dominance. With the help of his henchman Elliot and the Dumani family, just how far will Sean go to uncover the truth? Every episode of the brand new series GANGS OF LONDON is now streaming, only on Stan.

The Flight Attendant (BINGE)

Kaley Cuoco stars in the deliciously dark-comedy thriller series, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT – streaming weekly now on BINGE. When flight attendant Cassandra meets a charming stranger aboard a longhaul flight, the pair hit it off right away. A fun-filled night followed by a hungover morning is nothing new for Cassie – but when she finds the man in her bed has been brutally murdered, the gaps in her memory become a real problem. Fleeing the scene of the crime, she comes under the suspicion of the FBI. And as the unknown plays on her mind and she begins to slowly unravel, she’ll need to get to the bottom of this mystery before it haunts her forever.

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Our favourites streaming for the week of 13 November:

Paw Patrol: Jet to the Rescue (Telstra TV Box Office)

Everyone’s favourite pups are back for another heroic adventure in PAW PATROL: JET TO THE RESCUE, available now on Telstra TV Box Office. When Ryder and the Paw Patrol are summoned to Barkingburg Castle, the Earl and Princess reveal that the Royal gem is missing. They soon discover it’s been stolen by the mischievous Duke of Flappington, who conjures its incredible energy to float everything and everyone in Barkingburg up into the sky. Armed with brand new suits and ultra-fast stealth jets, Skye leads the pups on their biggest flight rescue mission yet. Working together, they’ll need to save the town’s people and put a stop to the Duke’s plot before the whole of Barkingburg ends up lost in the clouds forever. And to celebrate the release of the new movie Paw Patrol: Jet to the Rescue, you can buy* selected seasons/volumes of the Paw Patrol TV series for a special price (limited time only) on Telstra TV Box Office. Offer ends 11:59pm (AEDT) 25 November 2020. *Visit the website for details, including what “buy” means.

Cobra (Foxtel Now)

Britain descends into political chaos in the exciting new disaster drama series, COBRA – streaming Wednesdays from 11 November on Foxtel Now. After scientists raise the alarm about an imminent solar flare likely to cause a catastrophic geomagnetic storm across Europe, the British government shifts into crisis mode. Led by Prime Minister Robert Sutherland (played by Robert Carlyle), a group of senior leaders and national emergency experts hunker down in Cabinet Office Briefing Room A (or COBRA for short) to plan for the worst. As the inevitable hits and the country’s energy grid is blacked out, the population becomes increasingly anxious and disorder starts to set in. But if the threat of vigilantes taking over the streets wasn’t enough of a cause for concern, a number of risky secrets within the COBRA team itself begin to bubble up to the surface. And with political opponents ready to pounce at any given opportunity, they’ll need to tread very carefully as they navigate their way through this intensely precarious situation.

Fargo (SBS On Demand)

Chris Rock and Jason Schwartzman lead two rival Kansas City crime families in the fourth season of the Emmy-winning anthology series, FARGO – streaming now on SBS On Demand. Set during the 1950s, for years the dominant racketeer syndicates have managed to keep the peace by trading their youngest sons to live embedded amongst the enemy. But now the fragile truce between the Italian Faddas and the African American Cannon Limited is threatened after the death of the Fadda patriarch, Donatello. And when his impulsive brother Gaetano (Salvatore Esposito) arrives from Italy, it becomes almost impossible for the new don Josto (Schwartzman) to prevent all-out war with Loy Cannon (Rock) and his crew. Unexpectedly entangled in the whole ordeal is the Smutny family (Andrew Bird, Anji White and E’myri Crutchfield) who run the local funeral parlour, while the verbosely upbeat yet sinister Nurse Oraetta Mayflower (Jessie Buckley) retains the Minnesotan connection from seasons past.

Betty (BINGE)

Roll on through all six episodes of the binge-worthy new HBO Gen-Z comedy-drama, BETTY – available to stream now on BINGE. In skateboarder speak, a “Betty” is generally a term of derision for a girl who hangs around the skate park but doesn’t actually do any skating. In this empowering new series, the young women at the centre of the story are reclaiming that name and showing they’re just as good as – if not better than – the males who dominate the New York City skateboarding scene. Based on the director Crystal Moselle’s real life experience with the Skate Kitchen female skaters collective, this fictionalised retelling explores the complicated dynamics of friendship, identity and race through the eyes of the group’s combative but caring leader Kirt (Nina Moran), her vlogger best friend Janay (Dede Lovelace), filmmaker in-the-making Honeybear (Kabrina Adams) and art school drop-out turned dealer Indigo (Ajani Russell). Visually stylish and with a bomb soundtrack available on Spotify, it’s the perfect watch to get you in the mood for summer.

Our favourites streaming for the week of 6 November:

Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Telstra TV Box Office)

Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett teams up with acclaimed director Richard Linklater to portray one woman’s quest to find herself in the comedy-drama adventure, WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE – available now on Telstra TV Box Office. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Maria Semple, Blanchett plays Bernadette Fox, a once-renowned architect who now spends her days holed up in a never fixed-up fixer-upper, concerning herself only with her workaholic husband Elgie (played by Billy Crudup), their fifteen year old daughter Bee (Emma Nelson) and antagonising pretty much everyone else including her neighbour, Audrey (Kristen Wiig). When Bee suggests a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for finishing middle school with perfect grades, things take a turn for the somewhat agoraphobic Bernadette. As her behaviour grows stranger and the FBI reveal she’s become mixed up in a Russian mob plot, Bernadette flees. But where did she go?

Moonbase 8 (Stan)

New to Stan this Monday 9 November is the quirky six-episode comedy series, MOONBASE 8. Fred Armisen, John C. Reilly and Tim Heidecker star as enthusiastic yet out of their depth astronauts-in-training Skip, Cap and Rook. Sent to a NASA moon base simulator in a remote corner of the Arizona desert, they are tasked with proving they’re fit to fly their first mission to the lunar surface. Constantly afraid of being kicked out of the program, they take the whole exercise very seriously, except for maybe the admin work. But as they flounder spectacularly in almost every assignment, they start to wonder why they’re even trying in the first place. For Skip, it’s about following in the footsteps of his father, a NASA pioneer. Rook is a deeply religious man with a calling to spread Christianity throughout the universe, while Cap is mostly escaping the debt he’s in following the bankruptcy of his helicopter tour company. Together they’ll need to learn to trust each other and themselves if they’re going to make it to the moon.

The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)

Currently the most watched show in Australia on Netflix and with a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes is the seven-part limited series, THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT. Set in the 1950s and based on the acclaimed 1983 novel by Walter Tevis, Anya Taylor-Joy plays chess prodigy Beth Harmon – who, abandoned at the Methuen Home for Girls in Kentucky at the age the age of eight, discovers an innate skill for the game when shown how to play by Mr Shaibel (played by Bill Camp), a custodian at the orphanage. Sedated by the facility from an early age, Beth becomes addicted to barbiturates and struggles with the emotional scars of her past. But that doesn’t stop her from pursuing her dream of one day becoming a Chess Grandmaster, even if the male-dominated chess world isn’t quite ready for her. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Scott Frank, and co-created by Allan Scott who has been working on the screenplay since 1992 in what would have been Heath Ledger’s directorial debut at the time of his death, it’s great to finally see this truly absorbing story come to life on screen.

Stuff Everyone Should Know About Australia (10 play)

During NAIDOC Week this year (8-15 November), find out more about the rich history and culture of Australia’s First Nations people with the fun and fascinating documentary series, STUFF EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUSTRALIA – streaming from 8 November on 10 play. Hosted by actor and comedian Elaine Crombie and speaking to Indigenous Australians across Sydney, regional and outback NSW, this three-part series will bust myths and celebrate truths about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history. Learn about the sustainability practices of the “Original Greenies” who responsibly took care of the land for thousands of years, get a better understanding of the belief system known as The Dreaming and the songlines that connect people and place, story and identity, and visit just a few of the First Nations cultural sites – including where ancient stone fragments were found containing starch, suggesting Aboriginal people were likely to have been the world’s first bread makers.

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