Blade Runner 2049
TVNZ Duke, 9.25pm
Harrison Ford (right) reprises his role as Rick Deckard, 35 years after Blade Runner, in this sequel. Blade runner K (Ryan Gosling) discovers a long-buried secret which leads him to seek out Deckard, who has been missing for 30 years. You could be forgiven for thinking the Blade Runner movies have the longest stretch between sequels but that honour actually goes to Bambi and Bambi II, which were produced 64 years apart.
Together Forever Tea
TVNZ 1, 9.40pm
Kiwi actors Kim Crossman and Jay Ryan star in this romantic comedy set in the fictional US town of Kissing Falls. Lara Thompson (Crossman) is called to the small town to settle the affairs of her late aunt who owned a tea shop. The movie was also filmed entirely in New Zealand so keep an eye out for local landmarks masquerading as American locales.
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Betty White: Pure Gold
TVNZ 1, 7pm
This special looks back at Betty White’s comedy legacy. Her family, friends and co-stars remember and celebrate the television and radio career of the beloved entertainer who died in December 2021, just two weeks before her 100th birthday. At 8pm, Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy pays tribute to another comedy legend with comedians such as Lily Tomlin and Carol Burnett revealing how Lucille Ball paved the way for female comics.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
It’s time for a refresher course in the Jurassic World ahead of Jurassic World Dominion, which will be released in New Zealand cinemas on June 9. In this 2018 instalment of the franchise, the island’s dormant volcano erupts and Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) must try to rescue the remaining dinosaurs before they end up extinct again.
Māori TV, 8.30pm
This 2015 comedy drama boasts a star-studded cast including Jane Fonda and Michael Caine. Retired orchestra conductor Fred Ballinger (Caine) is on holiday in the Alps with his daughter (Rachel Weisz) and a friend (Harvey Keitel), when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip’s birthday.
Bradley & Barney: Breaking Dad At Christmas
TVNZ 1, 7pm
The lads embark on a Christmas adventure in the land of fire and ice. Father and son head to Iceland to enjoy the geothermal pools, navigate glaciers and volcanoes and sample some festive fare.
Lego Masters NZ
TVNZ 2, 7.30pm
The time has come for one talented team to don the incredibly lumpy Lego crown. The final three teams go head to head tonight in one final 24-hour challenge.
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
TVNZ 1, 8pm
Even if you’re not a fan of the famous falsetto trio, there is much to enjoy about this documentary which chronicles the lives of the three Manchester-via-Queensland lads (four, if you count Andy). It’s also a reminder of just how many hits The Bee Gees have written for other artists.
An Audience With Adele
TVNZ 2, 7.30pm
Adele performs her hits alongside songs from her fourth album 30 in this special. The singer, known for her very personal songs, filmed this performance at the London Palladium before celebrity guests and fans.
Sir ‘Buck’ Shelford and Sir ‘Ted’ Henry return to whip more former All Blacks back into shape. The goal is to get the team ‘match fit’ for a final game against a rival side in the hopes of the All Blacks taking home the glory once more.
Your Garden Made Perfect
TVNZ 1, 7.30pm
Host Angela Scanlon returns with more virtual transformations. With the aid of technology, homeowners are able to see what their gardens could look like and then decide which designer will fulfil their vision.
New Zealand Today
Intrepid reporter Guy Williams is back to turn the spotlight on more memorable Kiwi characters and stories. This season, Williams meets with the NZ Women’s Mediaeval Combat team, reunites estranged friends and helps resurrect Dargaville’s beauty pageant.
The Big Fat Quiz Of Everything
TVNZ 2, 8.30pm
Host Jimmy Carr quizzes personalities including Richard Ayoade, Rob Beckett, Joanne McNally and more on a range of ridiculous topics, such as how does a dog defuse a bomb and how many varieties of Lynx body spray can they name.
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