What To Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (1st – 7th July 2015)

Simon Anicich takes a look ahead at the TV calendars on free-to-air and on Foxtel to bring us his picks of the best viewing on TV this week. Read on for a mix of sports, soaps and daily shows…

Wednesday 1st July 2015

Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery
ABC – 9:00pm AEST

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how some of the greatest celebrities in recent Australian and UK history got their start, it’s time you load up on snacks, get a full tank of petrol and take a road trip with Julia Zemiro. This week, Julia travels to Carcoar in Central West NSW to spend time with Paralympian Kurt Fearnley. Tune in to see Julia spend some quality time with not only Kurt himself, but also his parents, schoolteacher and mentor.

Thursday 2nd July 2015

Home and Away
Seven – 7.00pm AEST

The tawdry life and times of the impossibly good looking inhabitants of Summer Bay have been taking over our TV screens since who even remembers when, and will probably continue to do so until an unrelenting tidal wave (or similar disaster) wipes out the town once and for all. In tonight’s episode new mum Ricky hates on spending time with her baby son, but it’s okay because resident “we’ve been on this show forever” couple Marilyn and John are more than happy to creepily dote on someone else’s kid. Thrilling stuff.

Friday 3rd July 2015

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Comedy Channel – 6.30pm AEST

There is no denying that Jon Stewart is a comedy genius, a man who continually makes headlines for his satirical take downs of the latest breaking news and issues effecting modern society. This show really is essential viewing for anyone who has even the slightest of interest in current affairs, but you better get in quick-Stewart is retiring later this year and is set to be replaced by South African stand-up and current Daily Show correspondent, Trevor Noah. Jon Stewart, you will be missed.

Saturday 4th July 2015

Wimbledon
Fox Sports – 8.30pm AEST

Even if you’re not a fan of the great sport of tennis, there is no denying the fact that Wimbledon is one of the biggest events on the sporting calendar. Fortunately for us all, every day Fox Sports will be broadcasting all the best action happening on those infamous tennis courts across the pond. If you’ve been putting off that much needed Saturday night in, this weekend is the time to cosy up on the couch and catch some of the globe’s best sports men and women in action.

Sunday 5th July 2015

Avengers Assemble
Disney XD – 8.00am AEST

If seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron has left you wanting more outings on the big screen with the Marvel superheroes, you can sate your appetite by catching the latest season of the animated series Avengers Assemble. The second season of the popular cartoon sees Ant-Man (who is about to get his own film on July 16) joining regular Avengers Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Falcon to take on the megalomaniacal robot Ultron. At first glance this animated series may appear to be strictly kids fare, but we assure you that you’ll quickly be hooked.

Monday 6th July 2015

The Silence Of The Lambs
Foxtel Movies Thriller – 10.45pm AEST

Before you catch the third season of popular TV drama Hannibal, take a trip down memory lane to revisit the first film appearance of the infamous serial killer/cannibal Hannibal Lecter, The Silence Of The Lambs. Starring Anthony Hopkins in his most famous role, the film sees the man with a penchant for human flesh paired up with fledgling FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) to track down a new and dangerous killer “Buffalo Bill” (Ted Levine). An absolute classic.

Tuesday 7th July 2015

The Brink
Showcase – 7.30pm AEST

Much of humanity often debates what the cause of a third world war would be, whether they be the brightest of intellectuals sitting in the UN cafeteria or a couple of lower class mates down at the pub. But I bet when these people discussed the war, they never thought it would involve funny man Jack Black. Well the brand new comedy The Brink shows us what that would look like, as it centres on a geopolitical crisis that is poorly dealt with by hapless US Foreign Service officer Alex Coppins (Black). Also starring Academy Award winner Tim Robbins and Orange Is The New Black’s Pablo Schreiber, The Brink is destined to be your new favourite comedy.

All times are correct at the time of printing but subject to change. Check your local listings for the most accurate and up-to-date information.