New on TV today: Thursday 11 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 11 Oct 2018
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All American
All American

All American

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama

Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home.

But when Beverly High School's football coach Billy Baker recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer's mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince Spencer it's an opportunity he has to seize.

Now Spencer must navigate two worlds, the south side neighbourhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger.

The Ranakas 3

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

Season 2 ended with Mama Siba studying at a culinary school and pursuing her dream of having a cookbook. Ntate Ranaka experienced health difficulties and gave Mama Siba a scare when he had a heart attack.

This season each episode features a family member sharing a bit of their journey. We will be introduced to another side of Mpumi, and Michelle is officially a Ranaka.

Mzingisi and Michelle deal with typical challenges of being newlyweds as well as the excitement of parenthood. Find out if Mzingisi has gotten over his bachelor days and old habits.

TVSA Show Page: The Ranakas 3

Latin American Hot Borders

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Latin America has 35,000 kilometres of borders that represent the geographical limits of each country. They are also the line that separates the legal from the illegal. A very thin line that many are willing to cross.

Yet, at each border, many men and women stand their ground, from the police to customs enforcement, in the hopes of stopping those who are trying to break the law.

In the series premiere, the police on the Ecuadorian border receive an alert about a possible case of drug trafficking, a very nervous woman is detained at the border town of Arica, Chile accused of money laundering and at the border between Brazil and Paraguay, a woman tries to cross with a backpack containing marijuana.

Weather Gone Viral 3

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Nature, Reality

When wild weather strikes, it takes just minutes - or sometimes only seconds - to turn an extraordinary scene into chaos. For unsuspecting onlookers, extreme weather can lead to sheer terror as Mother Nature's wrath descends upon them.

This series jumps into the epicentre of the action as meteorological phenomena, from lightning storms and tsunamis to tornadoes and flash floods, are all caught on camera.

Survivors give first-hand accounts of the treacherous conditions they experienced, and meteorologists also share their tales of being on the front line of extreme weather.

A Very English Scandal
A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 23h00
Genre: Drama, Period Drama

It is 1960s England, homosexuality is illegal and the politician Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant) begins a whirlwind affair with a young stable hand, Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw). But when the relationship turns sour and Jeremy's career goes from strength to strength, Norman becomes a secret that Jeremy is desperate to hide.

In 1967, Jeremy becomes the leader of the Liberal Party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, but as long as his ex-lover Norman is around, his brilliant career is at risk.

Behind the oak-panelled doors of Parliament, Jeremy turns to his friends for decisive action. He can see only one way to silence him for good.


Actors in this post: Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw

Shows in this post: The Ranakas


11 Oct 2018 10:23

It's insane to think that homosexuality was illegal in England in the 1960s... just as mad as the fact that it's still illegal in so many places today. 

If you want to be freaked out, take a look at this wikipedia page - the table at the bottom: LGBT rights by country or territory - it shows the laws on homosexuality according to country and it shows the pure madness of the situation e.g. the countries where it's punishable by years of imprisonment - sometimes for life or with hard labour.

Whenever this topic comes up I feel enraged because I can't get my head around the fact that there are so many people in the world who think they have a right to tell other people how to live their lives! Not only do they think they have a right - but they do. The very laws of their countries allow them to perpetuate the oppression!

I'm so thankful to live in South Africa with our liberated laws, to be part of the revolution against the oppression.

11 Oct 2018 14:03

Very interesting shows debuting today.  Thank God for PVR and Catch Up!

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