New on TV today: Sunday 6 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 May 2018
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Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II

Planet Earth II

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Documentary Series

A decade ago, Planet Earth redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us the ultimate portrait of life on Earth.

Ten years on, the unprecedented advances in both filming technology and our understanding of the natural world, means we can once again reveal our planet from a completely new perspective.

In the most ambitious landmark series to date, Planet Earth II travels through jungles, deserts, mountains, islands, grasslands and cities, to explore the unique characteristics of Earth’s most iconic habitats and the extraordinary ways animals survive within them.

New technology has allowed individual stories to be captured in an unparalleled level of detail.

The Spotlight

TX Time: 12h30
Genre: Entertainment Magazine

Hosted by Tanya Nefdt, The Spotlight brings you the latest movie, theatre and arts news from South Africa and around the world.

It also profiles rising stars and shines a light on major talking points in the arts industry, with guests giving different viewpoints on the discussed topics.

Mysteries at the Museum 13

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality

Don Wildman is on a mission to find the strangest and most curious remnants of the past currently on display around America. Through interviews, archival footage and recreations, Don illuminates the hidden treasures at the heart of history's most incredible triumphs, sensational crimes and bizarre encounters.

This season he discovers a patriotic pig that helped fund World War II, a magician who challenged the legendary Harry Houdini, and a supernatural game of chess.

The Cube 6

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Game Show

Just seven simple physical and mental challenges stand between contestants and £250,000. The challenges appear to be easy – but games become fraught with extraordinary pressure and tension when played inside The Cube.

'The Body', the mysterious master of The Cube, shows each contestant that every challenge is possible – but it's not easy when you are in there, under the spotlight...
The Wild Ones
The Wild Ones

The Wild Ones

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 15h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary Series

A never-before-seen journey predominantly focused on wildlife stories from within South Africa's borders.

The series includes some emotionally-charged episodes set in a local rhino sanctuary before taking a deep dive into the magical and mysterious world of marine life.

There are also episodes dedicated to bigger beasts, friends that fly as well as other success stories from special wildlife initiatives across Africa.

Ghost Adventurers 4

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Reality, Supernatural

Steel your nerves as we re-join Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley for a brand new season of Ghost Adventures. In each episode the boys travel to a reportedly haunted destination, meet the locals and interview experts to piece together the ghostly goings-on.

Whether it's the spooky hotel that inspired Stephen King's The Shining, or the Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas haunted by its gruesome past, the team uses the latest gadgets and technology to investigate the paranormal, wherever it lurks.

Channels in this post: SABC3,, Travel Channel, BBC Brit, M-Net


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