New on TV today: Monday 24 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 24 Dec 2018
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The Affair 4
The Affair 4

The Affair 4

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: Drama

Season 4 finds Noah, Helen, Alison and Cole in their own orbits, alienated from each other, spinning further and further away from where they all began.

Every character is involved in a new relationship, forcing them each to decide if they're ready and willing to leave the past behind for good - with a season about new beginnings, tragic ends and the ever-elusive possibility of forgiveness.

Sanaa Lathan joins the cast as Janelle, the tough-as-nails principal of the charter school where Noah teaches. Their relationship soon turns intimate and is further complicated by the presence of her brilliant, misunderstood son Antoine, a student in his class.

TVSA Show Page: The Affair 4

Murdoch Mysteries: Home for the Holidays

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Period Drama, Special

The series explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch, a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative forensic techniques to solve some of the city’s gruesome murders.

In this Christmas special, William and Ogden travel to Victoria to spend the holidays with Murdoch's brother, Jasper.

Once there, they are called upon to solve an archeologist's murder, and become embroiled in a land dispute between the indigenous Songhees and Haida peoples.

TVSA Show Page: Murdoch Mysteries: Home for the Holidays

Alan Carr: Yap, Yap, Yap!

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

The BAFTA- and British Comedy Award-winning comedian, author and chat show supremo returns to his stand up roots with his hilarious take on life.

Alan Carr's critically-acclaimed stand-up show Yap, Yap, Yap! is recorded live at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo.

Alan is on top form as he regales the audience with tales of his dogs, going on safari with his mum and flying high with Carol Vorderman.

House Hunters International 93

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Reality

Each episode follows house hunters as they view three potential homes, receive guidance from an estate agent and choose the digs of their dreams, where we revisit them a few weeks later.

This season, Tony and Liz upend their life to live in Barcelona - but will they decide to sacrifice Liz's office space or Tony's dream balcony?

Hashtag Lottering
Hashtag Lottering

Hashtag Lottering

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy, Special

Marc Lottering's critically-acclaimed stand-up show, which toured South Africa in 2016 and 2017.

Lottering headlined the Cape Town Funny Festival in London in October 2016, and Hashtag Lettering toured South Africa, enjoying a sold-out out season in Johannesburg and playing at venues in Durban, the Eastern Cape, at the Klein Karoo Kunstefees in Oudtshoorn, and at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Marc shares his views on a broad range of topics, ranging from the beauty of a prawn, to the dangers of the WhatsApp Family Group.

Soul Buddyz 2

Channel: SABC Encore (DStv 156)
TX Time: 16h30
Genre: Drama

Soul Buddyz 2 comes in new exciting filming formats and features great original music composed with the children performing the songs.

Also new in this season is the showcase of new talent with the introduction of the Massive Buddyz, a new group of Buddyz based in a rural area. The Massive Buddyz concept brings the spotlight on children in rural areas who are generally not catered for in television productions.

The main focus here is on Thapelo, a new Buddy who has to deal with discrimination and other challenges due to AIDS in his family.

TVSA Show Page: Soul Buddyz 2


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