Mediaweek TV Picks – 15 March 2016

TV Recommendations for 15 March 2016 across broadcast TV, SVOD, and Foxtel/Fetch TV

Great Continental Railway Journeys – ‘Pisa to Lake Garda’
7:30pm-8:30pm – SBS
Bradshaw’s 1913 Continental Railway Guide in hand, Michael Portillo makes a grand tour of a favourite Edwardian destination, Italy. There he experiences the country’s state-of-the-art Maserati sports car, how the Leaning Tower of Pisa was rescued from near collapse, and goes on a search for spaghetti bolognese. From Carrara to Florence, Michael explores the cradle of the Renaissance, discovers the romantic hideaway of DH Lawrence, and ends his journey in futuristic style with a high-speed boat trip across Lake Garda. An important reminder never to visit Italy without Bradshaw’s 1913 Continental Railway Guide in hand.

Keeping Australia Alive
8:30pm-9:30pm – ABC TV
This factual series examines the Australian health system in one snapshot. This week it explores the role of the health system in all of our lives from the thin blue line on the pregnancy test to the second pregnancy test just to make sure to the flat line on the ECG.

Seven Year Switch
9pm-10pm – Seven
Four couples on the brink of separation will live with a total stranger, as they embark on a daring new social experiment where they will put their relationship on the line in order to save it.

Hack Live on Body Obsession
9:30pm-10:30pm – ABC2
Featured as part of triple j’s Naked As Week, Hack host Tom Tilley moderates a live discussion to find out whether Australians are too obsessed with their bodies.

Ex Machina
Available on Presto
In this futuristic thriller, a young coder becomes entangled in a bizarre experiment involving the first true artificial intelligence, which comes in the form of a sexy female robot. The Jetsons never had this problem with Alice.

Foxtel / Fetch TV
8:30-9:25pm – BBC First
Normal life on a normal street. At least, that is, until a mysterious note bearing the words “we want what you have” is dropped through every letterbox. Who has sent the message? And are they still watching the residents? Before long, the ripples caused by the note will have touched every corner of the community and the residents of Pepys Road will see their lives transformed.

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