New on TV today: Tuesday 9 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Oct 2018
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Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Afrikaans

Drama based on the novel Daddy Longlegs by Vernon Baumann and set in the fictional town of Digtersdal in the Eastern Cape, a ghost town which never recovered from a spate of serial killings 13 years previously.

In search of healing and revival after 13 years of unresolved mysteries, the serial killer suddenly returns, meaning a detective and a journalist must reopen all the old wounds.

TVSA Show Page: Spoorloos

Donna Hay: Basics to Brilliance Kids

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Food, Reality

Donna Hay takes simple recipes that kids love and gives them her signature, healthy makeover. By making the recipes super-easy for the whole family to cook, everyone can master the Basics, and turn them into Brilliance.

Basics to Brilliance Kids is an eight-part series hosted by Donna Hay with a group of little cooks starring along the way.

Each episode features a fun-filled kid's adventure – from sleepovers and surf safaris to backyard cinema nights – as Donna introduces kids to the magical world of cooking with tasty meals and better-for-you-snacks.

Halloween Wars 2

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

From the makers of Cupcake Wars and Cake Wars comes the ultimate Halloween challenge.

In each season, five teams made up of expert cake sculptors, sugar artists and pumpkin carvers compete to produce the best Halloween-themed display.

With four rounds of competition coming to Food Network this month, look no further for festive inspiration.

Mary Kay Letourneau: Autobiography

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

Mary, a Seattle school teacher, stunned the world when she fell in love with her 13-year-old former student Vili Fualaau.

Their subsequent relationship ultimately sent her to prison for more than seven years, isolating her from her children and altering the course of her life forever.

Mary reveals never before heard details as she shares her deeply emotional story of forbidden love, her legal troubles and the media firestorm that followed.

The Truth About... Carbs
The Truth About... Carbs

The Truth About... Carbs

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Documentary, Food

Our over-consumption of the wrong sort of carbohydrate; like pasta, rice, bread and flour – is being blamed for contributing to record levels of obesity and diabetes.

Dr Xand Van Tulleken goes looking for the carbs in the foods he knows and loves and discovers that he's been eating them all wrong.

By making relatively small changes to both the type of carb he eats, plus the way he stores and cooks certain foods – like pasta and bread – Xand learns that it's possible to lose weight and become healthier.

Please Step In 5

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Revolves around staging interventions with family members to help resolve challenges and problems with a particular member of their group.

Whether professional help is required or it's just a matter of learning to listen to one another, Please Step In attempts to unite the family around a common purpose.

The series is hosted by Angie Diale and Dosto Noge.

TVSA Show Page: Please Step In 5

Escobar Exposed

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

This documentary explores the life of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

Homemade videos, photographs and testimonies from his family and his enemies paint a complex picture of the infamous criminal.

Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery

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

Sex, lies and high school - who killed Gregg Smart?

On 1 May, 1990, Gregg Smart is discovered dead on the floor of his southern New Hampshire condo. As police scoured for clues to his murderer's identity, his grieving widow, Pamela Smart, made curious television appearances publicising her plight yet concealed a sordid affair with the teenaged suspect in the case.

This documentary miniseries investigates one of the most salacious murder cases in American history.

The Graham Norton Show 24
The Graham Norton Show 24

The Graham Norton Show 24

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Talk Show, Variety

In the first show of the new season, Graham welcomes multi-Oscar-nominated Bradley Cooper, pop star Lady Gaga, Doctor Who herself Jodie Whittaker, double Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling, and Rock and Roll legend, Rod Stewart.

Rod performs "Didn't I" live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat.

And finally, Graham pulls the lever on more foolhardy audience members brave enough to sit in the Big Red Chair.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives 28

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Food, Reality

Guy Fieri is back on the road, hitting up America's most distinguished diners, divine drive-ins and delightful dives.

The task of tracking down the unsung eateries responsible for some of the world's mightiest meals takes Guy to Boulder, Colorado, for a serving of Chinese specialties straight out of mum's kitchen.

Then, he make some surprising culinary discoveries in Columbus, Ohio, when he visits a hidden gem tucked away in a grocery store that's serving Nepalese-Tibetan dishes.

Surgeons: At the Edge of Life

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Documentary Series

This three-part series features the extraordinary stories of clinical trials being carried out at the surgical unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

The series focuses on the boundary-pushing techniques employed by modern day surgeons that test their psychological and physical endurance to its limits. They will be delicately removing facial cancers, stopping patient's hearts, draining their blood, and attempting a new kind of liver transplant.

All these techniques will help advance an ever-expanding frontier of modern medicine, and ultimately save lives.


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1 Comment

09 Oct 2018 10:43

Cool... it's a jam packed line-up.

The Truth About Carbs looks very interesting - so does Mary Kay Letourneau's Autobiography, Escobar Escaped and Spoorloos.

I like that it's been filmed in Cradock and that the people of Cradock are in it as the set dressing.

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