The best lifestyle content on Foxtel Play
Looking for some renovation guidance? Maybe you just want to unwind with a quality cooking show? Whatever you’re after, Foxtel’s streaming platform is bound to have something that suits your lifestyle.
Lifestyle programming is anytime viewing. Whether you’re looking for some inspiration for new renovations, wanting to drool over some culinary creations or just looking to learn about a new topic, the lifestyle shows on Foxtel Play (now known as Foxtel Now) cover a vast array of interests. Here’s our top ten.
|Louis Theroux: Weird Weekends||A master of infiltration, Louie is an affable fellow who often weasels his way into the bizarre (sometimes very dark) nooks of society. Weird Weekends is usually more upbeat than his heavier material but entertaining nonetheless.|
|Grand Designs Australia||This Aussie spin-off to the insanely popular British series is the perfect viewing for a lazy day. You’re never going to afford a magnificent home like the abodes showcased in Grand Designs but it's okay (and somewhat therapeutic) to dream.|
|Selling Houses Australia||Andrew Winter (property professional), Shaynna Blaze (interior designer) and Charlie Albone (landscaper) are turning shabby shacks into desirable dwellings. This popular renovation show won the Most Outstanding Lifestyle Program and Viewer’s Favourite Program in 2009 and 2010.|
|River Cottage Australia||The Aussie River Cottage farm is set in the scenic Central Tilba and run by former chef and sustainability enthusiast Paul West. Like any good chef, West brings his dog, Digger, tags along for the ride.|
|Who We Are: Brave New Clan||Six Australians from different parts of the country share insights and stories on the meaning of indigenous culture in contemporary Australian culture. Each individual shares a different view but each story shares consistent threads of hope and resilience.|
|Top Gear||Catch up with the classic Top Gear line-up of Richard Hammond, James May and the troublesome Jeremy Clarkson while you still can– it’s not coming back. Foxtel Play has The Best of Top Gear, the Botswana Special and Top Gear: Top Fails.|
|Heston’s Great British Food||Heston Blumenthal, the Frankenstein of food, tackles cultural traditions of his homeland and revamps them with the innovative flare that’s made Heston a household name. You’ll be amazed by his renditions of British favourites such as the meat pie and fish’n’chips.|
|Paddock to Plate||Matt Moran of The Chopping Block and Masterchef fame hosts Paddock to the Plate. A cooking show with a focus on sustainability. Matt travels around Australia meeting growers and farmers to source ingredients for tantalising recipes.|
|Screen||Margaret Pomeranz is back talking film, though alas former sparring partner David Stratton hasn't returned. In her new series Screen, Pomeranz not only reviews film but also TV and streaming offerings.|
|The Writers’ Room||Veteran actor, screenwriter and all-round awesome person Jim Rash (Dean from Community) interviews a different team of writers each week from award winning television series’ like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and American Horror Story and gathers interesting insights from behind the scenes.|