Sky highlights for Week 20 (Saturday 7 May to Friday 13 May).
NEW ZEALAND PREMIERES
The Zoo: San Diego Special: Babies!
Animal Planet – Saturday 7 May, 7.30 pm
Lots of baby fever at the zoo! Staffers welcome new bundles of joy, including a baby sloth, a kangaroo joey, and two penguin chicks. A river hippo baby starts training, and the team is emotional over koala joey Omeo's tremendous progress.
My Bluegrass Story
Country TV – Saturdays from 7 May, 8 pm
My Bluegrass Story is filmed inside America’s Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum with artists interacting with artifacts and talking about their careers, plus a song performance. Artists include Rhonda Vincent, Del McCoury, Doyle Lawson, Dan Tyminski, Tammy Rogers of The Steeldrivers, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Russell Moore, Becky Buller, Joe Mullins, Noah Wall of The Barefoot Movement, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, and Tony Kamel. All will follow the same pattern, putting together a visit with each performer, where they talk about their path to success, with a low-key musical segment to boot
Ken and Barbie Killers: The Lost Murder Tapes
ID – Double episodes, Saturdays from 7 May, 8.30pm
Glamorous couple Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka fall in love and marry, but they become the most notorious killers in Canadian history after murdering three schoolgirls. Homolka escapes justice by cutting "a deal with the devil”.
I was there
History – Saturdays from 7 May, 8.30 pm
What if we could travel back in time to some of the world's most powerful events? Would we see things in a brand-new way? In The History Channel's new series, I Was There, host Theo Wilson, grandson of a Tuskegee Airman, believes we can only truly understand history by being there - and now, we will. In this series, Wilson time-travels to pivotal moments in history that come to life in stunning detail. Inside some of history's most iconic events, he unearths the fascinating and lost details of why they really happened, while reliving the moments of our past that shaped us all.
A Story of One's Own
Sky Arts – Saturday 7 May, 8.30 pm
Five adoptees share their common experiences of being separated from their countries and families of origin as children to be brought up in families abroad. Based on testimonies not dissimilar to her own, the filmmaker draws a political reflection on the complex matter of international adoption.
The Ripper Speaks
CI – Saturdays from 7 May, 9.30 pm
Between 1975 and 1980, one man brought widespread fear to the people of the North of England. His attacks were sadistic and violent, and led to the largest manhunt the police have ever faced. The man behind the crimes became known as The Yorkshire Ripper. Police eventually put an end to the Yorkshire Rippers reign of terror when he was arrested in 1981 and finally identified as Peter Sutcliffe, a married lorry driver from West Yorkshire. The Ripper has been behind bars since his capture, but now in a world exclusive, access has been gained to Sutcliffe himself. Unaware that he was being recorded and played, Sutcliffe talks openly about crimes he never formally confessed to, how he evaded the police for so long and the truth behind his controversial attempts to plead not guilty at his trial. This film provides a view of Sutcliffe not as the mythical ‘Ripper’ who terrorised the country, but as he really was – a lonely, isolated coward. The story of the Yorkshire Ripper is very well trodden, but now, with unique access to Peter Sutcliffe, this film provides the most remarkable access to the country’s most notorious serial killer.
Tony Robinson's VE Day: Minute by Minute
History – Sunday 8 May, 7.30 pm
Marking the 75th anniversary of VE day, this one-hour special guides us through the events of May 8th 1945 as they took place across the world. From key moments such as the surrender of all German forces to the untold stories of soldiers tentatively stepping out of Prisoner of War camps into an era of peace, this is the definitive account of a day like no other. Narrated by Tony Robinson and featuring historians Sam Willis and James Holland.
Somewhere Called Home
Vibe – Sundays from 8 May, 7.30 pm
Following frontline officers at one of the country’s biggest social housing providers across the UK’s largest county, Yorkshire.
The Secret History of the Civil War
History – Sunday 8 May, 8.30 pm
The American Civil War is one of the most studied and dissected events in our history. But what you don't know may surprise you. From medical inventions to military espionage, the bloody conflict continues to shape our world.
I Love that for You
Neon/Sky Go – Mondays from 9 May
Childhood leukaemia survivor Joanna Gold chases her lifelong goal of becoming a home shopping channel host. When a little white lie to her boss turns into a big snowy avalanche, Joanna finds that living the dream comes with a hefty price tag. Starring Vanessa Bayer, Molly Shannon.
Hospital Special: Fighting COVID-19
Vibe – Mondays from 9 May, 7.30 pm
Two special episodes documenting the human stories behind the headlines as staff at Royal Free London battle Covid-19.
Piano to Zanskar
Sky Arts – Monday 9 May, 8.30 pm
Facing his future in retirement, “sitting in deck chairs and eating lemon drizzle cake”, 65 year-old piano tuner Desmond O’Keeffe decides instead to take on the most challenging and perilous delivery of his four decade long career: transporting a 100 year-old Broadwood and Sons upright piano from bustling London to the remote heart of the Indian Himalayas. Setting off from his Aladdin’s Cave-like workshop in the quaint Camden Town district, and enlisting the help of two young and eager apprentices, Desmond’s ambitious destination is a primary school in Lingshed, Zanskar. At 14,000 feet above sea level it is one of the most isolated settlements in the world. Aided by a team of local Sherpas and a motley crew of yaks and ponies, the trio’s various convictions are tested as they cross sheer mountain passes of breath-taking beauty, coming in direct contact with a different way of living – a world on a brink of change, filled with equal measure serenity and hardship. If successful, the expedition will be the highest piano delivery in history, but more importantly, it could become the ultimate gesture of music’s universal power: bridging cultures, inspiring strength and bringing joy.
Injustice with Nancy Grace
CI – Mondays from 9 May, 8.30 pm
Television's most respected legal analyst, Nancy Grace, gets to the bottom of some of the most challenging and multi-layered true crime stories. Each episode exposes an untold and riveting case involving wrongful accusations, botched investigations, suppressed evidence, unclear motives, unjust sentences and the path forward in seeking justice. Along with first-hand interviews and archival footage, the series uncovers enthralling true crime stories with ultimate vindication.
The Invisible Pilot
Neon/Sky Go – Tuesday 10 May
From Emmy®-winning executive producer Adam McKay (HBO's Succession) comes a labyrinthine three-part documentary series that begins in Hazen, Arkansas, and ends up as one of the biggest political scandals of our time. When crop dust pilot and father of three Gary Betzner unexpectedly commits suicide, the mystery surrounding his death unravels a clandestine world of drug smuggling, gun-running, and a covert war conducted at the highest level of the U.S. government.
24 Hours in Police Custody
CI – Tuesdays from 10 May, 7.30 pm
This hit series captures an unprecedented insight into the workings of a modern-day police station. With expanded and round-the-clock access to the units dealing with some of the most serious and difficult to solve crimes, the series follows dramatic cases in compelling detail. Each story plays out against the time pressure of only being able to hold a suspect in police custody for a maximum of 24 hours before that person must be charged or released. These stories have all the intrigue and fascination of a police drama – but here they are very real.
Vibe – Tuesdays from 10 May, 8.30 pm
As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
Neon/Sky Go – Friday 13 May
The notorious Chucky slashes his way to television in a killer new series. After teenage loner Jake Webber discovers a vintage 'Good Guy' doll at a suburban yard sale, a quiet American town soon erupts into mayhem as a blood-chilling murder spree begins to spill everyone’s deepest and darkest secrets. Starring Zackary Arthur, Brad Dourif, Björgvin Arnarson.
Dr. Jeff; Rocky Mountain Vet (s7)
Animal Planet – Saturdays from 7 May, 8.30 pm
There's no such thing as a regular day at Denver's Planned Pethood Plus veterinary clinic. Dr. Jeff Young and his team represent one last hope and possibly the difference between life and death for beloved pets and wild animals.
90 Day Fiance: The Other Way (s3)
TLC – Sundays from 8 May, 8.30 pm
Americans move to a foreign country all in the name of love. Will uprooting their lives in the United States pay off, or will they be packing up and moving back to America broken-hearted?
Gentleman Jack (s2)
SoHo – Tuesdays from 10 May, 8.30 pm
Yorkshire, 1834. All eyes are on Anne Lister and Ann Walker as they set up home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife, determined to combine their estates and become a power couple. Anne Lister’s entrepreneurial spirit frightens the locals as much as her unconventional love life and, with Halifax on the brink of revolution, her refusal to keep a low profile becomes provocative and dangerous. Starring Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle.
gardening australia (s28)
Country TV – Wednesdays from 11 May, 9 pm
Presented by leading horticultural experts and passionate gardeners, the series regularly features stories from remote and naturally beautiful regions, along with tips on organic gardening, recycling, pruning, and container gardening – empowering even the laziest of armchair gardeners with the tools they need for success.
Gardening Australia (s28)
Living – Thursdays from 12 May, 8.30 pm
Robert Irvine is on a mission to save failing restaurants from total collapse. He and his team use all the ingenuity, elbow grease and heart they've got to give small business owners a fighting chance at turning their restaurants and their lives around.
Mayans M.C. (S4)
Vibe – Tuesdays from 10 May, 8.30 pm
Mayans M.C. follows the life of Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes, a newly patched member of the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp, EZ and his brother Angel are closer than ever after uncovering the truth behind their mother's murder while their father Felipe struggles to reconcile the choices he and his sons have made. Starring JD Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Raoul Trujilli, Carla Baratta and Michael Irby.
The Challenge: All Stars (s3)
MTV – Fridays from 13 May, 3.10 pm
The iconic reality TV franchise kicked off in 1998 and featured cast members from The Real World and Road Rules competing against one another and now, some of the most iconic and fiercest stars to ever appear are back in action.
Real World Homecoming: New Orleans (S3)
MTV – Fridays from 13 May, 4 pm
The original cast of Real World New Orleans are reuniting. Follow them as they reminisce and rehash the memories they shared as roommates.
Stars of the Silver Screen (s8)
Sky Arts – Fridays from 13 May, 7 pm
Stars of the Silver Screen celebrates the extraordinary actors of the last 90 years. From Charlie Chaplin to Jack Nicholson, Steve McQueen to Jane Fonda. our team of authors and reviewers, Ian Nathan, Neil Norman, Derek Malcom, Stephen Armstrong and Bonnie Greer OBE discuss and review their careers and the impact they made on Cinema worldwide. New episodes include Gene Hackman, Robert Redford and Paul Newman, to Claude Rains, Faye Dunaway and Gene Wilder.
Rialto – Saturday 7 May, 8.30 pm
Sarah seems to have found her calling working in a Liverpool care home where she has a special talent for connecting with the residents. She forms a bond with a challenging patient struggling with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. However, the horrifying circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak throws everything into disarray and their worlds change forever. Starring Emmy winner Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Stephen Graham (Boiling Point, Time) & BAFTA nominee Lesley Sharp (Before We Die).
The Suicide Squad (2021)
Neon/Sky Go – Saturday 7 May | Sky Movies Premiere – Sunday 8 May, 8.30 pm
As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by
Paw Patrol: The Movie
Neon/Sky Go – Sunday 8 May | Sky Movies Family – Sunday 15 May, 7 pm with an encore Tuesday 24 May, 7 pm
Animated: The PAW Patrol is on a roll! When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone's favourite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on. While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City!
Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off
Neon/Sky Go – Wednesday 11 May
A wide-ranging, definitive look at Hawk’s life and iconic career, and his relationship with the sport with which he’s been synonymous for decades. Hawk, born in San Diego, Calif., is a pioneer of modern vertical skating and one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. The documentary features unprecedented access, never-before-seen footage, and interviews with Hawk, and prominent figures in the sport including Stacy Peralta, Rodney Mullen, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Neil Blender, Andy MacDonald, Duane Peters, Sean Mortimer, and Christian Hosoi.
Neon – Friday 13 May | Sky Movies Premiere – Wednesday 11 May, 8.30 pm
Horror: For decades, the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini-Green were terrorized by a ghost story about a supernatural, hook-handed killer. In present day, an artist begins to explore the macabre history of Candyman, not knowing it would unravel his sanity and unleash a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny. Starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris and Tony Todd.
Don't Breathe 2 (2021)
Neon/Sky Go – Friday 13 May | Sky Movies Premiere – Sunday 15 May, 8.30 pm
Horror: Blind veteran Norman Nordstrom has been hiding out for several years in an isolated cabin. He lives with a young girl and has recreated the family stolen from him by a drunken driver. Their quiet life together is soon shattered when a group of unseemly criminals kidnaps her. Norman is now forced to tap into even darker and more creative instincts in an effort to save her. Starring Stephan Lang, Brendan Sexton II and Madelyn Grace.
Halloween Kills (2021)
Neon/Sky Go – Friday 13 May | Sky Movies Premiere – Sunday 29 May, 8.30 pm
Horror: The nightmare isn't over as unstoppable killer Michael Myers escapes from Laurie Strode's trap to continue his ritual bloodbath. Injured and taken to the hospital, Laurie reunites with Tommy Doyle, the boy she was babysitting on the night Michael began his reign of terror. As Laurie continues to fight through the pain, Tommy leads an angry mob of vigilantes to rise up against Myers and destroy the evil once and for all. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, James Jude Courtney and Anthony Michael Hall.
Craig of the Creek
Cartoon Network – Weekends from 7 May, 1 pm with an encore at 4.30 pm
Can’t get enough of Craig of the Creek? That’s great because Cartoon Network has brand new episodes coming your way this May! In Dodgy Decisions, friends and rivals are pitted against each other in a dangerous game of dodgeball. Also, don’t miss ‘Creek Talent Extravaganza’ where Craig, hoping to help the Creek Daycare, organises a talent show. Then in Hyde & Zeke, Craig and his friends are challenged to find the greatest hider that Hide and Seek has ever known. Enjoy the wholesome and delightfully funny adventures of Craig of the Creek this May.
Nick Jr. – Every weekday from Monday 9 May, 8.05 pm
Ice Cream Sellers Molly and Gil are trying to deliver ice cream to a waterpark on the other side of a hot desert. Will they get the ice cream across the desert unmelted before the Rattlers – a rattlesnake biker gang – catch them?
Paw Patrol and Blaze and the Monster Machines Dino Stunt
Nick Jr. – Saturday 7 May and Sunday 8 May from 10 pm
As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by
Mother's Day Stunt
Cartoon Network – All day, Sunday 8 May, NO TIME
For Mother’s Day this year, Cartoon Network is paying tribute to mothers with all-day programming of your favourite shows featuring mum-related episodes. In a fresh episode of Craig of the Creek, Craig is entrusted with a special anniversary gift for his mum and immediately loses it in the Creek. Then in Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese, the kids accidentally destroy a beloved family photo and decide to make it up to their parents by hiring a photographer to take a new one. Over in The Amazing World of Gumball camp, it's Mother's Day and the kids put their mums through a series of tests to determine who has the World's Greatest Mum. So, grab your mum and settle in for some heartwarming adventures this Mother’s Day on Cartoon Network.
Patrick Star Stunt
Nickelodeon – Every weekday from Monday 9 May, 3.50 pm
A collection of SpongeBob Squarepants and Kamp Koral episodes which feature Patrick Star.