New on TV today: Tuesday 28 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 28 Aug 2018
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Top Gear 24
Top Gear 24

Top Gear 24

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Motoring

Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid return for the 24th season of Top Gear, beginning with the Ferrari FXXK, tested to the max by Chris Harris at the Daytona circuit in Florida.

Matt, Chris and Rory then race across Kazakhstan in three high-mileage cars: a Mercedes saloon, a Volvo estate and a London taxi, all of which have done at least 480,000 miles, the equivalent distance of going to the moon and back.

Actor James McAvoy guest stars in the studio and on the famous Top Gear test track.

Gangsters: America's Most Evil

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

This one-hour special looks at the real-life Griselda Blanco, aka "The Godmother". She was suspected of scores of murders while transporting cocaine from Colombia to New York, Miami, and Southern California.

On the run from the law for over 10 years, Blanco was captured in 1985 in Irvine, California. Her trial ended in scandal and she was eventually deported to Colombia, where she was murdered in a drive-by shooting.

The documentary also includes exclusive interview footage with her only living son, Michael Corleone.

Cocaine Godmother

Channel: Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: True Crime, History

Catherine Zeta-Jones stars in this Lifetime feature based on the life of drug lord Griselda Blanco, a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine trade.

Her willingness to use violence against her Miami competitors, led her rivals to make repeated unsuccessful attempts to kill her.

In her lifetime, Griselda's drug distribution network spanned across the United States and she was suspected of ordering over 200 murders.

Man's Greatest Food

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Food, Travel

Celebrity chef and Man Fire Food host Roger Mooking is on a quest for gastronomic greatness, American style, and he's prepared to travel the country to find it.

This travelog series looks at America's favourite foods, including seafood, barbecue, sandwiches and pizza, and then sets out to find the top 15 dishes in each category.

In the show's debut episode, no distance is too great and no oyster shell is left unturned as Roger attempts to reel in the 15 best seafood offerings.

For My Woman
For My Woman

For My Woman

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

A spin-off of For My Man, this is a true crime series that features the outrageous and shocking stories of men who have been arrested for a crime they committed in the name of loyalty and love for their woman.

From a three-state killing spree to the mortuary turned house of horrors, these blinded-by-love love culprits have no limit as to how far they’ll go for the women in their lives.

The series premiere features the Fort Worth, Texas funeral home scandal that rocked US news headlines in 2014, in which police discovered the decaying bodies of six adults, one child and an infant, lying in unrefrigerated rooms.



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