New on TV today: Wednesday 17 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 17 Oct 2018
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Tin Star
Tin Star

Tin Star

Channel: BBC First (DStv 119)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama

Tells the story of Jim Worth (Tim Roth), a former British detective now small town police chief, who brings his family to the tiny, tranquil Canadian town of Little Big Bear for a better life.

Known for his dark past, Jim faces a gruelling test when a vast industrial facility opens nearby and their new home is flooded with workers looking for drugs, gambling and prostitution.

The new chief must work hard to protect his family and the town from organised crime, however when Jim's family suffers a shocking tragedy, old, dark and dangerous secrets surface.

The Resident 2

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131)
TX Time: 20h45
Genre: Medical Drama

Season 2 finds star resident Dr. Conrad Hawkins continuing to make difficult calls in the best interests of his patients. But, having rekindled a romantic relationship with nurse Nic Nevins, the two now must face unresolved issues from their past.

Conrad’s father, Marshall Winthrop, has taken over as head of Chastain, and comes into direct conflict with the hospital’s newly minted CEO, Dr. Randolph Bell.

Meanwhile, Dr. Mina Okafor continues to work with her larger-than-life mentor, Dr. AJ Austin. However, the skills of new ortho surgeon Dr. Kitt Voss could lead Mina on a different path.

Little Women: NY 2

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

In this completely re-vamped season we'll continue to follow the adventures of some of the characters from Season 1, along with new faces who will be joining the group to shake things up.

Possessing big hearts, big minds and even bigger personalities, they will take us on an emotional and physical journey this season.

From Jason finally introducing his significant other to his friends, to Lila being plagued with severe medical problems, to Dawn undertaking a truly taxing investigation into the identity of her birth parents, there will be no shortage of heart throughout the season.

Snakes in the City 5

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Wildlife

A documentary-style reality series centering on the daily life of extreme snake bounty hunter Simon Keys and his herpetologist girlfriend Siouxsie Gillett, in the coastal city of Durban.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Hot & Bothered": A huge black mamba is trapped inside a dark, cramped roof and Simon has to poke his head into dark holes to find it - risking a bite to the head.

Simon also must get over his fear of heights and catch a hot and bothered boomslang in a tree.


Actors in this post: Tim Roth

Channels in this post: BBC First, FOX Africa, Lifetime Africa, Nat Geo Wild


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