What's on: free TV shows and movies to watch from May 15 to 21

Disowned dogs are matched with new human companions in the heart-warming British series, The Dog House, which premieres 7pm Saturday on WIN.

Disowned dogs are matched with new human companions in the heart-warming British series, The Dog House, which premieres 7pm Saturday on WIN.

The Dog House

7pm Saturday, WIN

The Wood Green animal charity in the UK finds news homes for abandoned and vulnerable pets. So, expect this new series chronicling its good deeds to leave you feeling warm and fluffy. The staff play match-maker as families, couples and individuals looking for a canine companion are auditioned with prospective dogs. Rated PG.

The Dressmaker

8.30pm Friday, Prime7

Based Rosalie Ham's novel about a woman returning to her rural Australian home town bent on revenge for earlier wrongs, this 2015 film's unsubtle style might prove offputting but it's well made and has a fine cast including Kate Winslet, Hugo Weaving and Judy Davis. Rated M.

My Extreme Life

10.10pm Friday, SBS Viceland

This UK documentary about obsessive compulsive disorder follows eight Brits who explain how the condition has affected their through their daily lives. Rated M.

Eurovision 2020: Big Night In!

7.30pm Saturday, SBS

Following the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest this year, SBS brings its week-long festival of Eurovision to a suitably glittering crescendo with this alternative finale counting down the acts from all competing nations voted by fans as their favourites of 2020. The three-hour show, hosted by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey, will include a studio performance by Montaigne, giving Australian audiences their first look at the performance she would have unveiled in Rotterdam next month. On Sunday (from 8.30pm), the two-hour special, Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light, from The Netherlands will showcase all 41 songs in a non-competitive format. Rated PG.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

9.25pm Saturday, 7Mate

One of the popular John Hughes teen films of the '80s, this comedy about a high school wise guy (Matthew Broderick) who wags school for a day of adventure in Chicago with his best friend and girlfriend has memorable moments but its main character comes off as a bit of a selfish jerk. Rated M.

The Thin Red Line

8.30pm Sunday, SBS World Movies

Terrence Malick's star-studded adaptation of James Jones's book, filmed largely in Australia, is a World War II drama about the Battle of Mount Austen combining realism with a more meditative side. The cast includes Sean Penn, George Clooney and John Travolta. Rated M.

In Search Of ...

8.30pm Monday, SBS Viceland

Actor Zachary Quinto, who played Spock in the Star Trek reboot movies, follows in Leonard Nimoy's footsteps as the host of this new version of the paranormal docu-series that Nimoy presented from 1977 to 1982. In each episode, Quinto looks for answers to scientific mysteries and unexplained phenomena. The first episode profiles a man who bent the metal frame of car door with his hands in a moment of crisis. Rated M

Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey host the three-hour countdown Eurovision 2020: Big Night In! on SBS from 7.30pm on Saturday.

Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey host the three-hour countdown Eurovision 2020: Big Night In! on SBS from 7.30pm on Saturday.

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