CNN International Programming Highlights – June

CNN International Programming Highlights – June

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This month’s programming highlights on CNN International, including shows such as The Challenge: Everest, Business Traveller and Living Golf:

The Challenge: Everest

Saturday 30th June at 1330 BST, 1630 BST and 2030 BST
Sunday 1st July at 0130 BST
Monday 2nd July at 0430 BST
Tuesday 3rd July at 1030 BST and 1730 BST
Wednesday 4th July at 0930 BST

In the first part of the ground-breaking documentary, The Challenge: Everest, broadcaster and adventurer Ben Fogle and double Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton CBE face the greatest challenge of their careers as they attempt to summit the world’s highest peak. CNN International exclusively follows the pair, who are guided by renowned mountaineer Kenton Cool, on the two-month expedition to try and reach the top of Mount Everest.

During the expedition and in Fogle’s capacity as UN Patron of Wilderness, the team looks to highlight the beauty of the pristine Himalayan Mountain region and are ensuring their climb is an ethical climb. In addition, the expedition is backed by the Anything is Possible Foundation and is in support of the British Red Cross.

Business Traveller

Saturday 2nd June at 0630 BST and 1930 BST
Sunday 3rd June at 1230 BST and 2230 BST
Monday 4th June at 0930 BST

On this month’s episode of Business Traveller, Richard Quest sits down with Qantas CEO Alan Joyce on board the new Kangaroo Route, the first-ever nonstop passenger service from Australia to London. The programme explores the flight’s aviation milestone, the long-haul sleep science in which passengers are participating and the remarkable $2 billion turnaround by Qantas.

The programme also sees Quest flying on the original Kangaroo Route as it was in 1947, making multiple stops in multiple countries. After spending the night in Cairo at a grand, historic hotel and visiting the great pyramids, Quest meets Egypt’s first female tourism minister to examine the country’s effort to bring back travellers. Finally, Quest visits the ancient city that was the final stop on the Kangaroo Route, Rome.

The Circuit

Saturday 2nd June at 1330 BST and 2030 BST
Sunday 3rd June at 0130 BST
Monday 4th June at 0430 BST
Tuesday 5th June at 1030 BST and 1730 BST
Wednesday 6th June at 1730 BST

This month, The Circuit comes from one of the most prestigious races on the calendar – the Monaco Grand Prix.

Covering the glitz and glamour that makes it so famous, the programme also features an interview with Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel and honours Maria Teresa de Filippis, the first female Formula 1 driver who made her debut at the Monaco Grand Prix 60 years ago.

Living Golf

Thursday 7th June at 1030 BST and 1730 BST
Saturday 9th June at 0730 BST and 2230 BST
Sunday 10th June at 1730 BST
Saturday 16th June at 1730 BST
Sunday 17th June at 0730 BST and 2230 BST

On this month’s episode of Living Golf, host Shane O’Donoghue heads to Adare Manor in Ireland to spend some exclusive time with Rory McIlroy ahead of the U.S. Open.
Over the course of three days, Living Golf takes an in-depth look at McIlroy’s career at this seminal point in his life. On the surface many things seem perfect for the 29-year-old. Recently married, a jet-set lifestyle, millions in the bank. Aside from Tiger Woods, he’s the biggest name in the game. But there’s an intense, burning desire that drives Rory and always leaves him wanting more.

The programme finds out what’s next for McIlroy’s career as the golfer discusses the pressure of not winning a Major for almost four years and his hopes for heading into the second major of the year, the U.S. Open.

The programme also follows McIlroy at a charity football match around Adare Manor’s new course, designed by Tom Fazio with fellow Irishmen Padraig Harrington, Paul McGinley and Shane Lowry.


Thursday 14th June at 1030 BST and 1730 BST
Saturday 16th June at 0730 BST and 2230 BST
Sunday 17th June at 1730 BST
Saturday 7th July at 1730 BST
Sunday 8th July at 0730 BST and 2230 BST

This month, Mainsail heads to Italy as the Mediterranean racing season gets underway in Europe. Here the idyllic, rugged, cove lined island of Capri plays host to its namesake, Rolex Capri Sailing Week. Now in its 64th year, the event has become an institution in Italian sailing – this edition sees the introduction of the Regatta dei Tre Golfi, an overnight sprint from mainland Naples to the island.

Host Shirley Robertson heads to the stylish fishing harbour of Marina Grande as it’s overrun by the regatta’s entrants to take a look at some of the world’s sleekest racing machines.

Back on the mainland in the port city of Trieste, there’s further excitement for Italian sailing as one of the country’s most loved sports teams, Luna Rossa, launches ‘TP52’ ahead of their debut at the five stop TP52 Super Series.

The programme goes on board the Luna Rossa, the official Challenger of Record for the 36th America’s Cup, and Robertson meets the newly unveiled challenge team as they get set for the season ahead and has an exclusive interview with Prada CEO and Luna Rossa team owner Patrizio Bertelli.