Rialto Channel offers a superb range of specialist movie, documentary and entertainment programming. Here is an opportunity to see programming that you won't see anywhere else on New Zealand television. This month we premiere ‘Rialto Channel PRIDE documentaries’ celebrating our rainbow community, ‘Spanish Gems’, ‘Indie Sci-Fi’, ‘Rialto British’ and the carefully curated NZ Documentary series ‘Inspirational Kiwis’. Plenty to be informed, entertained and inspired by!
NEW ZEALAND DOCUMENTARIES
Thursdays 8.30pm in February
Be inspired with a carefully curated collection of documentaries, Inspirational Kiwis. First up,
Kobi (7th) is a warm, personal portrait of Kobi Bosshard, a pioneer of contemporary New Zealand jewellery making. Then Bill Direen: A Memory of Others (14th) is an in-depth exploration of the cult hero’smusic and writing, providing a glimpse into our social history. Where There is Life (21st) follows the journey of Margaret Lee and her family after she was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in late 2010. Last but not least, in Kiwi box office hit No Ordinary Sheila (28th) meet Sheila Natusch, who has dedicated her long life to sharing her understanding and love of New Zealand’s nature.
Rialto Channel: Thursdays this month – 8.30pm & OD
Where There Is Life
Bill Direen: A Memory Of Others
Tea With The Dames
WATCH ON RIALTO
Mother Lyn and daughter Iona (a.k.a. Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited to be starting a new life in a small Midlands town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start at a new school, the gawky Iona becomes ‘besties’ with Keeley, Stacey and Chelsea.
The Bureau is based upon real accounts by former spies and inspired by contemporary events. It centres on the daily life and missions of agents within France's General for Directorate External Security - the GDSE, its principal external security service.
“Ain’t nothing like a Dame”… there couldn’t be a more apt phrase. Dames Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins and Judi Dench. They meet up once a year, every year, for tea, where they laugh, chat and sip champagne. Together, they're 342 years old.
Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood movie star who was hailed as the most beautiful and glamorous in the world. However, that was only the surface that tragically obscured her astounding true talents. Foremost of them was her inventive genius, that a world blinded by her beauty, could not recognise.