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Every Night at 8P

A Special TLN Television Event Every Night at 8pm

A love letter to Italy and Italians, this specially curated exclusive TLN TV event features the sights, sounds, flavours, stories and personalities the whole world adores.

Lifestyle Series | Monday to Sunday at 8pm/et

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    David Rocco's Dolce Napoli
    Mondays – 8:00pm
    In David Rocco’s Dolce Napoli adventure, David is in Naples, one of the world’s oldest inhabited cities and a treasure trove for foodies and travel junkies alike. Famous for its music, museums, and thriving arts scene, this Southern Italian city is also the birthplace of pizza and espresso as we know it, making it the perfect place for David to embark on a culinary adventure.
  • Italian Food Safari
    Mondays – 8:30pm
    Italian Food Safari is a celebration of the incredible breadth and hard work of the Italians who came and settled in Australia over a generation ago and have kept their food traditions intact. Food explorer Maeve O’Meara and legendary Melbourne chef Guy Grossi spend time with Australia’s top Italian chefs and producers, celebrating Italian culinary masterpieces alongside beautiful rustic family favourites.
  • Alex Polizzi
    Alex Polizzi's Secret Italy
    Tuesdays – 8:00pm
    Alex Polizzi embarks on a voyage of discovery back to her roots, taking in the colourful regions of Italy, from the cities and lakes of the North to the unmistakably Mediterranean South. Alex’s journey will see her revisiting some of her fondest memories, from her honeymoon tour to the humble hillside village that her grandfather came from and Rome, the city that she lived in during her twenties.
  • Simply Susy
    Wednesdays – 8pm
    Chef Susy Massetti travels to the small Arabian island of Bahrain to explore its fresh, local ingredients and highlight how simple it is to cook delicious restaurant-quality food in the comfort of your own home. Share in Susy’s real joy of food as this passionate chef proves what can be cooked up with just a little creativity, encouraging us all to do something different with the ingredients available in our own locale.
  • Gino D'Acampo
    Gino's Italian Escape
    Wednesdays – 8:30pm
    Chef Gino D'acampo returns to his home country of Italy and embarks on a culinary odyssey, from major cities like Rome and Naples to coastal villages, to discover the secrets of its cuisine in this cooking travelogue adventure.
  • Lidia's Kitchen
    Thursdays – 8pm | Sundays – 6pm
    In this Emmy®-winning series, acclaimed chef and TLN TV personaliy Lidia Bastianich warmly invites viewers into her kitchen. Whether its creating delicious meals with that distinctly Italian flair or sharing her recipes and ideas for a variety of occasions, Lidia is sharing her passion for food and family, from generation to generation.
  • Silvia’s Italian Table
    Fridays – 8:00pm
    Amazing food and great conversation are served up in Silvia's Italian Table featuring Australian actress, opera singer, author and chef, Silvia Colloca. Joined by a diverse and eclectic group of celebrity guests including former Olympians Ian Thorpe, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, renowned journalist and presenter George Negus and acclaimed chef Matt Moran, Silvia shares her personal memories and inspiration behind each mouth-watering dish and visits some of the most stunning parts of Italy.
  • Tastes Like Home
    Fridays – 8:30pm
    In Tastes Like Home, acclaimed chef and host Catherine Fulvio returns with a new season of food and travel while connecting families across the globe. Travelling from the far corners of New Zealand to the small island of Cyprus to the northern hills of Sweden, Catherine continues to blend food, travel and family with the flavours of home.
  • David Rocco's Dolce Italia
    Saturdays & Sundays | 8pm
    David returns to his beloved Italy, but this time to experience cities he has never been to. The northern cities of Milan, Verona, Venice, Cinque Terre, Bologna and Italia’s capital Roma act as main characters in this series. Join David as he explores these famous locations in ways that have never been seen before... where the people and their stories run parallel to the art, music and food of these great cities.
  • World's Best Chefs
    Saturdays & Sundays – 8:30pm
    With exclusive and unprecedented access to the kitchens of the world's top chefs, hostess Katie Button lifts the lid on the fantastical ingredients, pseudo-scientific processes and out-of-this-world dishes that have made these zany, culinary geniuses the most celebrated and awarded chefs on the planet.

Cinematic Masterpieces | Monday to Saturday at 9pm/et

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Il Divo

Monday Apr. 27 – 9:00pm

The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946. Starring leading actor, Tony Servillo and directed by internationally acclaimed Paolo Sorrentino.

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Habemus Papam

Tuesday Apr. 28 – 9:oopm

When the pope dies, a conclave of cardinals is called to elect a successor. In this charming Italian comedy, the Church must announce a new pontiff to the world, but the newly elected pope has a panic attack and refuses to appear, prompting the Church to call in a therapist.

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Houseboat

Wednesday Apr. 29 – 9:00pm

Starring two of Hollywood’s biggest stars (Cary Grant and Sophia Loren) and nominated for two Oscars. Tom Winston, a widower, is trying to raise three precocious children alone. He gets a little unexpected help from Cinzia, when the children decide she is to be the new maid. But she’s actually an Italian socialite trying to get escape her overprotective father.
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It Started in Naples

Thursday Apr. 30 – 9:oopm

An American lawyer (Clark Gable) travels to Naples to settle the estate of his recently deceased expatriate brother. When he arrives, he discovers that his sister-in-law was also killed in the accident, leaving their son Marrietto in the guardianship of an aunt (Sophia Loren) he hardly knows. The mutual suspicion of the two towards one another eventually turns to attraction.

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Eat Pray Love

Monday May 3 – 9:00pm

Elizabeth Gilbert’s (Julia Roberts) perfect world comes shattering down when she gets divorced. She then embarks on a journey across the world in an attempt to rediscover her true self. From Italy to India to Indonesia, she learns the value of life, love and healing in a time when she needs it most.

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I Am Love

Wednesday May 5 – 9:00PM

Director Luca Guadagnino – who achieved worldwide recognition for his 2017 film, Call Me By Your Name – presents a feature film fueled by Italy’s natural beauty in Milan in 2000. The film follows a bourgeois family through changing times and fortunes and its disruption by the forces of passion.

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Rome, Open City

Thursday May 6 – 9:00pm

Resistance leader Luigi Ferrari is pursued by Major Fritz Bergmann, a German intelligence officer who wants the name of others in the underground movement. Ferrari enlists the help of sympathetic priest Don Pietro Pellegrini to pass on funds to the fighters in case he is captured, but is accidentally betrayed by a former lover.

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Io C’è (Just Believe)

Monday May 11 – 9:00pm

To save his bed and breakfast from failure, a man decides to turn it into a place of worship, creating a new religion. Starring one of the best contemporary film actresses today, Margherita Buy.
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Il Tuttofare (The Handyman)

Tuesday May 12 – 9:00pm

We are all equal before the law, but some are more equal than others! Starring Sergio Castellito, one of Italy’s most talented cinematic stars as well as director and screenwriter.

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Malèna

Wednesday May 13 – 9:00pm

Directed by one of Italy’s greatest filmakers and screenwriters – Giuseppe Tornatore –Malèna takes place in Sicily, during the Second World War, where a teenage boy becomes smitten with a sensual woman living in their small town. Stars Monica Belluci.
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Only You

Thursday May 14 – 9:00pm

Faith believes she is destined to marry a man named Damon Bradley and sets out to find him. Her dream comes true when she meets and falls in love with Peter, unaware that he is only posing as Damon.

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Troppo Napoletano (From Naples with Love)

Monday May 18 – 9:00pm

An 11 year old boy from the poorest area of Naples falls in love with a girl living in the upper class neighborhood of the city. A charming and sweet tribute to Naples, directed by Gianluca Ansanelli.
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Sconnessi (Disconnected)

Tuesday May 19 – 9:00pm

The members of an extended family begin to panic when they unexpectedly find themselves without an internet connection during an apparently relaxing weekend in the mountains of Northern Italy. Featuring an exceptional ensemble cast including Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Carolina Crescentini and Ricky Memphis.

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Niente di Serio (Grannies on the Run)

Wednesday May 20 – 9:00pm

A hilarious heartwarming adventure of two feisty best friends that decide to run away from their boring retirement home and set out on the adventure of their lives in fabulous Venice. Starring one of the most acclaimed Italian film actresses of all time, Claudia Cardinale.

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