New on TV today: Monday 5 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 05 Nov 2018
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Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.
Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.

Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, History, Music

The first biography to be authorised by his estate which claims to be the most personal and revealing documentary about the late Christopher Wallace that anyone has ever seen.

It provides interviews with those closest to him including his widow Faith Evans, his mother Voletta Wallace, his close friend Lil Cease and members of Junior Mafia as well as cultural icons Sean "Diddy" Combs, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter and Nas.

Twenty years after his death, this intimate documentary also focuses on Faith Evans as she embarks on an emotional journey to reconcile her own turbulent memories.

Colin & Justin's Cabin Pressure 3

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 11h00
Genre: Reality Makeover

This season the gregarious designers Colin and Justin are at it again, having taken on the task of transforming a dilapidated cottage into a welcoming income property.

Infusing the lakeside estate with rustic charm and elegant, modern comforts, the Scottish lads have a ball as they create the ultimate rental retreat.  

Can two Scottish gents create a cottage to rent? The pressure's on.

Klein Begin

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Music, Advertiser-Funded, Food

Klein Begin goes back in time and sees where several music stars started their careers. Some of the musicians to be featured in the series are HemelBesem, Snotkop, Paxton, Francois van Coke, Nádine and the people near and dear to their hearts.

Meet friends, family and colleagues who helped them along their journey and never stopped believing in their dreams.

In each episode the artists that are featured prepare a meal with presenter Ruan Josh using ingredients provided by the show sponsor.

Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle 3

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Reality Competition, Comedy

Love a little summer slander this time of year - Nikki Glaser, Anthony Jeselnik and Roastmaster General Jeff Ross will serve as judges for the third season of Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle.

This season of Roast Battle will introduce a new format - tossing out the bracket-style tournament to focus more on the head to head insult battles between some of today's top comedians.

Each episode will feature two battles per show. Additionally, this season the Roastmaster General is stepping on stage to go to battle with a giant among men, NBA All-Star Blake Griffin.

The Sixties
The Sixties

The Sixties

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Documentary Series, History

Explores the most transformative decade of the modern era, examining how and why this decade became a period of such consequence and remains an epoch of such fascination today.

From protests to war, to human rights, the Beatles, innovative technologies and politics, the 1960s were an extraordinary era of cultural and global change.

Using archival news-reel footage, personal movies and interviews with eye-witnesses, together with expert commentary from historians, each episode is infused with new relevance to the cultural touchstones of the decade.

Guy's Grocery Games 11

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

The GGG games are back with a basketful of new contestants, new challenges and even more extreme budgets.

Guy Fieri returns as king of the aisles as the new season launches with a Halloween spook-tacular, meaning the chefs must use tiny jack-o-lanterns to grab all the ingredients to make a tricked-out treat.

Then, it's time for the oldies but goodies, as grandmas and grandpas take over the grocery store to make a kid-favourite dish using ten items or less, before a new group of chefs must find a way to make decadent dishes for $5 or less.

Little Big Shots 3

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 16h50
Genre: Variety, Comedy, Reality

This season features never-before-seen acts, including everything from a soap bubble artist, pint-sized aerialists, a golf prodigy and the world's strongest kid, as well as remarkable young experts in astronomy, mathematics and archaeology.

Adding to the fun will be kids who are incredibly gifted in music - ranging from pop to opera and country to classical, and on instruments that include the ukulele, drums, piano and more.

Little Big Shots will also showcase kids who took the Internet by storm with viral videos, guaranteeing lots of comedy and surprises in this series that celebrates phenomenal children from all over the globe.

TVSA Show Page: Little Big Shots 3

Escape to the Country 16

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

Escape to the Country returns with a new season to find the perfect home for families who are seeking to get away from city living. Each episode features one couple or family who are looking to make the escape and relocate to the country. 

Join the presenters on their quest to find a home that fits the bill, whilst exploring the beautiful and unique surroundings of each location.

The series invites you to explore what the countryside has to offer, taking you to hidden away nature reserves, captivating historical buildings and introducing you to the local wildlife. 

Hidden Truths
Hidden Truths

Hidden Truths

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Telenovela

The leading character in this saucy Brazilian telenovela (known as Verdades Secretas in Spanish) is Arlete, a beautiful young girl full of dreams. She arrives in São Paulo wanting to become a model, but ends up working as a luxury prostitute instead.

Hit by the needs that life imposes, she cannot overcome the traps disguised as opportunities, allowing herself to be taken by an obscure reality which goes far beyond the catwalks.

This is when Alex - a powerful, rich, seductive and experienced man - comes into her life. She is enchanted by him. And he is mesmerized by his young lover.

World's Most Evil Killers 2

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Delves into the gripping real-life stories of the world's most terrifying and prolific killers. From Fred and Rose West to Ed Gein - The Clown Killer - and even to The Milwaukee Cannibal.

Each episode focuses on one notorious killer and features authentic first-hand accounts of their behaviour, from detectives who ran the cases, journalists who reported on the stories, relatives and at times survivors, alongside series experts who provide analysis.

These criminologists, crime journalists and psychologists examine how the infamous killers made headlines both nationally and internationally and why they still continue to evoke fear and fascination in the public eye.


Actors in this post: Diddy, Snotkop, Nádine, Anthony Jeselnik, Guy Fieri

Shows in this post: Little Big Shots


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