13th Street: November highlights

By David Knox on October 1, 2009 / Filed Under Pay TV 9

Murdoch_MysteriesWhen 13th Street launches to Pay Television in mid November, viewers will be solving more whodunnits than you can poke a stick, or a magnifying glass, at.

The channel will feature a host of detectives and private eyes, with a mix of subscription channel premieres and a few Aussie premieres. It plans to show series, miniseries and movies.

Here is a selection of some of what’s in store.

SERIES:

MURDOCH MYSTERIES – SERIES 2 (pictured)
Saturday & Sunday at 7.30pm from November 15
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Return of the dynamic series about a young detective, William Murdoch, who solves a series of challenging murders using progressive forensic techniques. In this series he deals with high profile criminals and a blossoming romance with beautiful coroner Dr Julia Ogden. Stars Yannick Bisson and Helene Joy.

DA VINCI’S INQUEST – SERIES 5
Saturday & Sunday at 10.00pm from November 15
SUBSCRIPTION TELEVISION PREMIERE
Da Vinci’s Inquest uses the diagnostic tools of a big-city coroner to explore the deadly riddles of urban life and find the killer. Every death tells a tale, and Coroner Dominic Da Vinci is obsessed with discovering that story. Da Vinci is the first at the scene of a death and the last person to give his verdict on what happened. Stars Nicholas Campbell.

CLOSE TO HOME – SERIES 1
Monday – Friday at 7.30pm from November 16
SUBSCRIPTION TELEVISION PREMIERE
Close to Home tears away the façade of suburbia to reveal that sometimes quiet and tranquil streets can hide the darkest of crimes. Annabeth Chase is a young prosecutor with a perfect conviction record, who tries cases that come out of her own neighbourhood. Stars Jennifer Finnigan and David James Elliott.

MINISERIES:
AN UNSUITABLE JOB FOR A WOMAN
Saturday, November 21 & 28 at 1.30pm
SUBSCRIPTION TELEVISION PREMIERE
Cordelia Gray is a young and feisty female private detective in a murder mystery series based on the best-selling novel by PD James, Britain’s leading crime writer. When Cordelia inherits a detective agency from her eccentric boss, she is thrown in at the deep end of an exciting, but often dangerous career. Stars Helen Baxendale and Annette Crosbie.

THE WHISTLEBLOWER
Saturday, November 21 at 4.30pm
SUBSCRIPTION TELEVISION PREMIERE
Laura Tracey is a modern woman, a wife and mother working for a big merchant bank in London. When she exposes her employers, who are laundering enormous amounts of dirty money, she puts herself and her family in grave danger. They are forced to accept witness protection, and are catapulted into new identities and a new, alien environment. The Whistle Blower is a complex, intriguing thriller about secrecy and about the price we pay for revealing the truth. Stars Amanda Burton and Neil Pearson.

GREEN-EYED MONSTER
Sunday, November 22 at 4.30pm
SUBSCRIPTION TELEVISION PREMIERE
Marni and Liam are happily married teachers and live in comfortable suburbia. But then Liam is killed in an apparently unmotivated attack by Ray, a neighbour. Before Marni has recovered from the shock, a stunning allegation is made: Ray’s rage was provoked by an affair between Liam and Ray’s wife, Deanna. Deanna denies the affair. Slowly, the two women build a cautious friendship. As the suspense mounts, this chilling story forces one woman to look at those she trusts and find a way to the truth. Stars Fay Ripley, Emma Fielding and Hugo Speer.

FORGOTTEN
Sunday, November 29 at 4.30pm
SUBSCRIPTION TELEVISION PREMIERE
Forgotten is the story of a woman’s psychological battle with the man convicted of killing her daughter 20-years before. Ben Turner is a charming, highly likeable 37-year old living with his wife and daughter in the sleepy Cotswold town of Brompton-on-the-Water. But when a little

MOVIES:

A TRICK OF THE MIND
Monday, November 16 at 10.00pm
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Devastated and blaming herself for the tragic deaths of her parents, Jamie Ellison finds solace in humanitarian work building houses for Hurricane Katrina victims. After checking into a mental health treatment facility after her parents’ death, she is finally on stable ground when she meets the seemingly perfect Michael Radcliffe. He is handsome, wealthy and has also lost both of his parents in a freak accident. They marry within a week of meeting each other, return to her hometown to run Jamie’s father’s company and Jamie expects a happily-ever-after. However, Michael has other ideas, he is cunningly conniving to take over the company and Jamie’s wealth. Stars Alexandra Holden and Paul Johansson.

MY NEIGHBOR’S KEEPER
Tuesday, November 17 at 10.00pm
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
How far would you go to have everything you wanted? Everything you needed. What if the only thing you didn’t have was a child? And your best friend and neighbour had two beautiful children who loved you. And what if your best friend and neighbour was killed and you took them in. Who would suspect that you would go that far to have everything you wanted? Her husband? Your husband? Your neighbours in the cul-de-sac? Stars Laura Harring and Linden Ashby.

FOUND
Tuesday, November 24 at 10.00pm
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Whitaker, a private detective, contacts a couple, Ellen and Charles, with amazing news: after so many years, he’s found their missing daughter. Fearing it’s all a big scam, Charles has the young woman’s identity checked – surprisingly, she checks out. Ellen is overjoyed, not realizing that Whitaker and the young woman are involved in a complex plot. Nothing is as it seems. Charles has his own twisted plan. When a con man gets conned and someone raises the stakes, there’s no telling how far a criminal will go. Deception, betrayal, and murder are only the beginning in this seductive thriller. Stars Joanna Cassidy and Greg Evigan.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Wednesday, November 18 at 10.00pm
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Recently widowed, Val Spencer is struggling to raise her 14-year-old son and embark on a career in real estate. When she gets the listing for a multi-million dollar home, her hopes for a quick sale are interrupted when the owner disappears and someone claiming to be his nephew appears at the house. Little does she realise that this man has dangerous plans of his own. Will Val be able to find the evidence that will expose him and rescue her son and her client in time? Stars Ally Walker and Currie Graham.

SECRET LIVES
Wednesday, November 25 at 10.00pm
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
When a woman discovers her husband’s death did not happen years ago but only last week, she journeys to the town where he lived to uncover the truth. Unfortunately, there are others searching – and they do not want her in the way. Stars Daphne Zuniga and Duncan Regeh.

And more….

9 Comments »

  1. kirbs January 25, 2010 at 10:33 pm -

    Incorrect Jason, some Canadian content including the very good Da Vivnci Inquest, wish they could have started at Series 1 though.

  2. Paul October 27, 2009 at 6:24 pm -

    It’s great that 13th Street has finally become a Foxtel channel. Hope 13th Street gets rights to some of the programming on hallmark

  3. itsross October 2, 2009 at 1:14 am -

    OK Dan, we’ll get that hooked straight away just for you :/

  4. Jason October 1, 2009 at 10:01 pm -

    Ughh – all Britcrap – basically a feeder channel to free up some room for UKTV! Yay for mediocrity!

  5. rackman October 1, 2009 at 9:36 pm -

    Umm… where’s Murder, She Wrote and Columbo?

  6. Travis October 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm -

    Will Murdoch Mysteries still be on Hallmark? If so, that is a bit wrong!

  7. DansDans October 1, 2009 at 11:03 am -

    Any chance us Cable people can get these new channels before Nov 15? There is nothing stopping Foxtel but the whinging Satellite people…

  8. Lou October 1, 2009 at 10:54 am -

    I get the feeling this will be dominated by mostly British Midsomer Murder-esque shows sooner than later.

  9. Nathan from The Extra Source October 1, 2009 at 9:19 am -

    Hmmm not interested

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