New on TV today: Friday 28 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 28 Dec 2018
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Murder Mountain
Murder Mountain

Murder Mountain

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01, all episodes
Genre: Documentary Series, True Crime

In Humboldt County, California, the big business of legal marijuana brings in visitors from around the world. Some are never seen again.

The series explores the disappearance of a list of locals including 29 year-old Garret Rodriguez – who went missing in 2013.

The series also provides viewers with an exclusive look at Humboldt's marijuana farms, both legal and illegal, and how legalisation of marijuana cultivation and consumption has presented an existential threat to those who have lived happily outside the law for decades.

Megastructures: Sagrada Familia

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary, Science, Technology

An inside look at one of the most clever and inspiring structures in Europe.

The long life of its construction allows to show from traditional architectural construction techniques to the use of recent science and technology breakthroughs, including architectural 3D visualization.

Sagrada Familia represents the harmony between the old and the new, between the constructors of medieval cathedrals and geniuses of postmodernism.

Hold The Sunset Christmas Special

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 21h15
Genre: Comedy, Special

It's the last Christmas that Edith will have with her family before she and Phil set off for their dream retirement in the Mediterranean.

Edith's son Roger enlists her scurrilous one-time flame, Bob The Burglar, to give Christmas its proper flavour. Edith's sister Joan won't watch the Queen's Speech anywhere else.

Queenie locks Sandra and Wendy into a wardrobe, and Phil finds himself talking to a ghost.

Baked in Vermont

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

A self-taught pastry chef, cookbook author and baking instructor, Gesine Prado is no stranger to the delicious ins and outs of life in the kitchen.

With her friendly and easygoing approach to cooking, Gesine brings a breath of fresh air – and a hint of spice – to everything she creates, all set against the beautiful backdrop of her 18th-century farmhouse in Vermont.

From a backyard birthday shindig for her sweet-toothed husband, and a gingerbread house-making party with a festive spread of snacks, to a knitting-friendly menu for busy fingers at a crafty get-together, Gesine has plenty of sweet treats in store.

Kaapse Khoi Jazz Legends
Kaapse Khoi Jazz Legends

Kaapse Khoi Jazz Legends

Channel: kykNET NOU! (DStv 146)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Music, Special, Afrikaans

Kaapse Khoi Jazz Legends is a celebration of celebrated composers of the most prolific South African jazz through the decades.

This production, under the direction of jazz pianist Camillo Lombard, will take you on a romantic and reminiscent journey through time, space and consequence.

Instant Hotel

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 00h01, all episodes
Genre: Reality

Teams of Australian homeowners compete for the title of best Instant Hotel by staying overnight in each other's rentals and rating their experience.

From the Top End to tropical North Queensland, from Bondi to the Barossa, from Melbourne to the mighty Murray River... this series is on the hunt for Australia's absolute best Instant Hotel.



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