TV Guide highlights: Saturday September 25 to Friday October 1

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Saturday

The Secret Life Of Pets 2.

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The Secret Life Of Pets 2.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2

TVNZ 2, 7pm

This animated sequel to The Secret Life Of Pets follows in the paw prints of its predecessor. Once again, we follow Max the dog (voiced by Patton Oswalt) and the hijinks he gets up to with his pet friends when their humans aren’t paying attention. Also features the voices of Harrison Ford and Kevin Hart.

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Sunday

Suranne Jones stars as a detective in drama series Vigil.

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Suranne Jones stars as a detective in drama series Vigil.

Vigil

TVNZ 1, 9.30pm

Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster) stars in this thriller centred around a nuclear submarine called HMS Vigil. When a crew member is found dead aboard the vessel, Detective Chief Inspector Amy Silva (Jones) investigates. Although the death is considered an accidental overdose, Detective Silva suspects foul play. Martin Compston (Line Of Duty) and Rose Leslie (Game Of Thrones) also star.

Monday

Miriama McDowell as Renee O'Kane on Head High.

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Miriama McDowell as Renee O’Kane on Head High.

Head High

Three, 8.50pm

It’s the finale of this acclaimed local drama that follows a family for whom rugby means everything. Tonight, Imogen and Tai (Lionel Wellington) make sure JW doesn’t hurt anyone else. Plus, Renee (Miriama McDowell) must make an important decision about her future.

Jimi Hendrix is profiled in the documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World.

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Jimi Hendrix is profiled in the documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

Māori TV, 8.30pm

This 2017 doco looks at indigenous musicians from Canada and the US and their ongoing impact on the world’s rock music. Some of the artists profiled include Jimi Hendrix (left), Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Robbie Robertson.

Tuesday

David Ready shares his story in a new season of I Am.

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David Ready shares his story in a new season of I Am.

I Am

TVNZ 1, 8.30pm

Acclaimed local series I Am returns tonight with more New Zealanders sharing their unique experiences. Tonight, David Ready, who was born into the controversial religious Gloriavale community, reveals what it was like to leave – at the age of 17 – the only home he had ever known.

Wednesday

Lifeguard Georgia Eldridge from Bay Patrol.

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Lifeguard Georgia Eldridge from Bay Patrol.

Bay Patrol

Three, 7.30pm

Back for a new season in the bay, this local reality series follows the lifeguards of Mt Maunganui. Tonight, a trainee lifeguard is in need of medical assistance and a girl needs help tracking down her missing father.

Greg Davies in Taskmaster UK.

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Greg Davies in Taskmaster UK.

Taskmaster UK

TVNZ 2, 8.30pm

Greg Davies and Alex Horne torment more comedic contestants in season 12 of Taskmaster UK. Alan Davies (QI), Victoria Coren Mitchell, Morgana Robinson, Guz Khan and Desiree Burch will be tasked with ridiculous requests such as delicately perching on a cake and hurling paint at a sculpture made of plant material.

Susanna Reid meets a death row inmate in Death Row: Countdown to Execution.

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Susanna Reid meets a death row inmate in Death Row: Countdown to Execution.

Death Row: Countdown To Execution

Three, 9.30pm

In this two-part documentary, British television presenter Susanna Reid visits a prison with one of the most active death chambers in the United States. In Huntsville, Texas, Reid meets inmates who are scheduled to die by lethal injection and talks to them about their crimes and their views on the justice system.

Thursday

James McAvoy from Celebrity Bake Off.

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James McAvoy from Celebrity Bake Off.

Celebrity Bake Off

Prime, 7.30pm

More British celebs pull on their pinnies to bake for charity and to amuse viewers with their baking attempts. The personalities competing this season include actors James McAvoy and Daisy Ridley, as well as comedians David Baddiel and Rob Beckett. They will be challenged to make tarts, fondants and cakes based on their pet peeves, rendering some hilarious and slightly revolting results.

Friday

Dominique Druckman in documentary Fake Famous.

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Dominique Druckman in documentary Fake Famous.

Fake Famous

SoHo, 8.30pm

This fascinating documentary looks at the secret world of the social media economy. The filmmakers take three subjects, including actor Dominique Druckman, and try to make them ‘internet famous’, buying fake followers and interactions to grow their online presence. If you weren’t already, this will make you deeply sceptical of the reach of online influencers.