The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 23 – 29 August 2016

Now that the Olympics have returned to hibernation, new shows are premiering and promising ones at that. Here are our picks this week.


800 Words, Ch7, 8:45pm AEST

George and Jan seek relationship advice while George and Arlo try to find a way to bring Shay back.

Hell on Wheels, FX, 8:30pm AEST

Truckee adjusts to life without Cullen who struggles and has to face life-changing decisions.


The Durrells, Ch7, 8:50pm AEST

A mother takes her family to a paradise in order to build a new life, but money troubles soon creep in.

The Living and the Dead, BBC First, 8:30pm AEST

Nathan struggles with self-doubt and a new perspective on the world, but he’s determined to go on with his life to solve and connect with his recent ghost.


The Musketeers, BBC First, 8:30pm AEST

Tension erupts as the King welcomes his exiled brother home and the Musketeers defend the traitorous Gaston despite the fact that he killed a group of veteran soldiers.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream, BBC First, 8:30pm AEST

This refreshing but darker adaptation of the classic play with a Doctor Who vibe centres on Theseus plans to wed Hippolyta. Meanwhile Hermia faces a dark future, a group of amateur actors rehearse to the point of exhaustion, and something dark begins to stir in the woods.


Empire, Fox8, 8:30pm AEST

Lucious’s determined to rebuild his power after losing his company but Cookie, as always, is in his way.


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