New on TV today: Wednesday 29 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 29 Aug 2018
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MTV Base VJ Search 2018
MTV Base VJ Search 2018

MTV Base VJ Search 2018

Channel: MTV Base (DStv 322)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Reality Competition

After touring South Africa in search of the hottest new talent, the MTV Base VJ Search has ended the month-long national quest and now it's time to see what went down at the auditions in this seven-part series.

Hosted by 2017 MTV Base VJ Search winner Tshego Koke, the first four episodes showcase the auditions that kicked off in Durban, leading up to Cape Town and East London, before concluding in Johannesburg.

During the auditions, hopefuls faced a panel of expert judges Thomas Gumede, Kelly Khumalo, Tol A$$ Mo and Boity Thulo, who had the task of handpicking the Top 25 , who will endure yet another trial as they attend the callback round where the final two contestants will be selected to represent each city.

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Russia's War on Women

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary

Behind closed doors, Russian society has a dark secret. It is estimated that thousands of Russian women are murdered every year by their husbands or partners.

Domestic violence is so deep-rooted in Russia there's even a well-known saying: "If he beats you, it means he loves you". Despite the scale of the problem, in February 2017 the Russian government decriminalised certain forms of domestic violence.

Stacey Dooley travels to Russia to explore the reasons behind this decision and the impact the change in the law is having on women.


Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Prank Show, Science, Comedy

Johnny Galecki hosts this programme that uses science to perform pranks, stunts and practical jokes.

Joined by fellow pranksters, they orchestrate a team of clever and inventive scientists who draw on their knowledge of chemistry, physics and engineering to perform never-before-seen pranks that introduce you to remarkable and unusual scientific discoveries.

From showcasing energetic chemical reactions under the guise of a cooking show, to 'controlling' objects with the power of the mind - these pranks are full of real science as well as a healthy dose of chaos.

Hillside (R)

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Medical Drama, Drama

A rebroadcast of the 2006 series, a medical drama which showcases the lives of young doctors and nurses full of passion for their profession and the hope of a successful new hospital.

They live for their work but also have an emotional need for friendship, support, love and intimacy from each other in this safe cocoon far from the demands of another world they call home but hardly ever see.

The show is filmed in a working public hospital and is fashioned on real life medical cases with stories that seamlessly blend reality and fiction.

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