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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Your guide to the week’s best on Sky and free-to-air TV –

Treasure Island: Fans v Faves (Mon-Wed 7.30pm from 30 Jan, TVNZ 2)

The hit New Zealand reality show returns to its beginnings in 1997 with the latest castaway set on an island in Fiji.

However, for the first time in the tournament’s history, it initially pitted a team of experienced and high-profile New Zealanders (everyone from Art Green and Josh Kronfeld to Joe Cotton, Lance Savali and Dame Susan Devoy) against a group of superfans for the The charity of their choice raises $50,000.

And, in another change, Bree Tomasel has joined Shortland Street and Head High actor Jayden Daniels in hosting duties.

Treasure Island's Faves team features popular New Zealand celebrities from the reality show's long history.

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Treasure Island’s Faves team features popular New Zealand celebrities from the reality show’s long history.

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Celebrity Jargon (Wednesday 25 January, 7.30pm, TVNZ 1)

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning American entertainer RuPaul Charles (RuPaul’s Drag Race), this version of the recently revived wordplay show pairs famous faces head-to-head.

Those scheduled to attend include musicians Lulu and Charlotte Church, comedian Tom Allen, presenters Stacey Dooley and Claire Balding and footballer John Barnes.

RuPaul Charles is the host of Celebrity Lingo.

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RuPaul Charles is the host of Celebrity Lingo.

Legends (Saturday 28 January 7pm, Whakaata Māori)

Tom Cruise stars in this 1985 fantasy from Sir Ridley Scott, about a young man who must stop the Dark Lord (Rocky Horror’s Tim Curry) from destroying not only Daylight, and the story of his marriage to the woman he loves (Mia Sara).

“A Gothic fairy tale brought to life,” Wrote Ed Gonzalez for Slant Magazine The film, which initially received poor receptions, has since become a cult classic.

The Terminator (Saturday 28 January, 8.40pm, Whakaata Maori)

With all due respect to 1982’s Piranha II: Rebirth, this 1984 film announced James Cameron as a young director worth watching.

He took full advantage of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s sheer on-screen presence, letting him portray a man from the future (2029, to be precise) who was sent back to kill a woman (Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor). Robot, the woman destined to be the mother of the man who saves humanity from “Rise of the Machines.”

“Damn close to perfect,” Tom Huddleston of Time Out wrote.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is the Terminator.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is the Terminator.

One Night In (9.15pm, Saturdays from January 28, TVNZ 1)

Last Leg duo Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe join some of their comedy mates (everyone from Aisling Bea to Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan and Roisin Conaty) in this four-part 2021 series, which will take place in some UK The most exciting sights.

There’s brick Legoland, rowdy fun at London Zoo, wild rides at Alton Towers and laughs at London’s Natural History Museum.

The Diana Investigation (3 episodes, Sunday, January 29 at 9:15 p.m.)

Airing for free for the first time, the four-part 2022 Discovery+ series looks at the French and British investigation into the August 31, 1997, death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Including interviews with detectives, journalists, paparazzi and investigators claiming to be witnesses.

“When you leave the show, you might feel more intrigue than when you first sat down, but you also realize that there were a lot of bad decisions and a lot of people were at fault for what happened,” Liz Kocan from Decider wrote.

This four-part documentary series follows the French and British investigations into the August 31, 1997, death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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This four-part documentary series follows the French and British investigations into the August 31, 1997, death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Death in Paradise (every Monday from 30 January at 8.30pm, BBC UK)

In season 11 of this seemingly endless Caribbean-set British detective series, Saint-Mel’s crime-fighting team investigates yet another deadly case. There’s a skydiver apparently stabbed in mid-air, a murder on a golf course, a killer at a concert, and a mystery at a rehab clinic. Ralph Little returns as Inspector Neville Parker.

Describing it as “the cozy jumper of British TV”, The Guardian’s Rebecca Nicholson thinks It’s “familiar, warm and dependable, and it continues to make a show revolving around murder seem comfortable and comforting”.

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