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New on TV today: Tuesday 12 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 12 Jun 2018
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Onder die Suiderkruis
Onder die Suiderkruis

Onder die Suiderkruis

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Period Drama, Drama

Period drama which tells the story of a number of entrepreneurs thrown together by their quest for riches, told over a period of many years.

Their entrepreneurial skills include selling hamburgers or koeksisters at the food market to knitting scarves for a fashion boutique, or running an IT business from home, or making million dollar deals on the open market, or simply playing a musical instrument.

This is the background to a story of complicated and delicate relationships of love, envy, tension and care.

For details on the cast and characters, see the TVSA Show Page: Onder die Suiderkruis

You Have Been Warned

Channel: Discovery Science (StarSat 222)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Reality, Science

Across the internet, self-appointed scientists are filming themselves in action, conducting bizarre experiments, making extraordinary inventions and creating amazing scientific stunts.

A team of top science experts analyse just how - and why - they do it, and choose the very best. This series counts down the best of these home-made feats of science.

Kidnapped: Elizabeth Smart

Channel: Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, True Crime

Elizabeth Smart tells the story of her kidnapping at the age of 14. She details her nine months of captivity and sexual abuse at the hands of a self-styled religious prophet.

Taken from her Salt Lake City home in the middle of the night, the mystery of her disappearance provoked international media attention.

Elizabeth, her family and law enforcement officials weave the tale of her 2002 abduction and the efforts to find and save her.

Death in Paradise 7

Channel: BBC First (DStv 119)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Police Procedural

DI Jack Mooney and the team are left puzzled when Diane Smith, fiancée of hotel billionaire Philip Marston, is found dead the day before her lavish wedding.

All evidence points towards suicide, but Jack is convinced there's more to this case than meets the eye and turns his attentions to her family to be.

With the victim's room locked from the inside and all suspects in different locations around the hotel, how could any of them have committed murder?

Mama June: From Not to Hot 2
Mama June: From Not to Hot 2

Mama June: From Not to Hot 2

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Follows Mama June as she experiences a few firsts in her new body, like a lingerie shoot to unknown attention from men. She is about to turn heads as she embarks on a new journey as a beauty queen, and who better to coach her other than daughter and former toddler pageant queen, Alana – best known as the legendary Honey Boo Boo?

But as June struts her new body back into the pageant circuit, she can't seem to drop the excess weight that is her ex, Sugar Bear... him and his new wife Jennifer are stirring up drama while June's daughter, 17-year-old Pumpkin, has a crisis of her own to deal with.

Dead of Night

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, True Crime

Detectives, witnesses and even survivors give their chilling account of evil crimes that took place in the middle of the night in this dark series.

Each story begins and ends during the "graveyard shift," told from the perspective of an individual caught up in the mysterious investigation.

Island Hunters

Channel: Fine Living (StarSat 281)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Travel

For most of us whose dreams are bigger than our wallets, holiday planning requires a compromise between fantasy and reality. But for the families featured on this luxury house hunting show, it's fantasy all the way.

Join Island Hunters and follow these families' island-hopping adventures across a range of international locations.

Great News

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Comedy

Getting along with office colleagues can be rough, but working with your mom? That's a whole different story, and it's the headline for Katie Wendelson, a smart, ambitious news producer at national cable news show The Breakdown.

After 30 years of being a stay-at-home mom, Carol decides that it's never too late to follow your dreams and lands an internship at her daughter's news show.

This is Katie's worst nightmare, until she comes to realise that with her biggest cheerleader at her side, she and her mom both might just make it after all.

 

Shows in this post: Onder die Suiderkruis



1 Comment

Tashi
12 Jun 2018 10:27

Urgh! It's so hectic how Mama June can be such abusive scum to her children and yet she's the star of her own show - a real sign of the times - and TLC.

The Elizabeth Smart documentary looks facsinating because of her being involved and telling the story herself instead of everyone else doing the talking for her.

A location tidbit on Onder die Suiderkrius... it was filmed in the Western Cape.


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