New on TV today: Wednesday 20 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 20 Feb 2019
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Die Wiel Draai
Die Wiel Draai

Die Wiel Draai

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Telenovela, Afrikaans

Dubbed version of the Turkish novela Eve Dönüs (Torn Apart), in which Pinar - the daughter and only heir of a businessman - decides to file for divorce secretly when she finds out that her husband, Kürsat, is in business with the mafia - and he is after her company.

Her only aim is to get her daughter to safety and have a happy life together. Kürsat learns of her plans for divorce after being threatened by the mafiosi Cengizhan.

If the divorce occurs, Kürsat will fail to pay his debt to Cengizhan and they will either take his or his daughter's life. So Kürsat comes up with a plan...

Visionaries 2

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Talk Show

Visionaries (formerly known as Visionaries' Lounge) is an intimate talk show with everyday South Africans that are celebrated for who they are, what they do and how they create a life worth living for themselves.

The guest profiled on the Season 2 premiere is Dee Blackie, who identified a problem and not only tried to solve it but changed her life around completely in her quest to provide a solution.

After seeing a picture of an abandoned child in a newspaper, Dee decided to focus on the world of child protection and her primary focus is on creating awareness of child abandonment and helping young women experiencing unplanned or crisis pregnancies.

TVSA Show Page: Visionaries 2

The Brit Awards 2019

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 22h00, live
Genre: Awards, Music

UK pop sensations Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa lead the charge for this year's Brit Awards with a four nominations each.

Indie solo artist George Ezra - and one of the UK's biggest breakthroughs of last year, Jorja Smith - are both up for three nominations.

Up for two awards are Calvin Harris, The 1975, Little Mix, Tom Walker, Jess Glynne, Rita Ora, Clean Bandit, Florence + The Machine and Rudimental.

Splitting Up Together

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Comedy

Lena and Martin were once madly in love. But, like many marriages, time and circumstance eventually took their toll and the romance disappeared.

Finding themselves in a platonic marriage and acting more like a pair of camp counselors wrangling their kids than a couple hopelessly in love, they decide that everyone's lives would be better served if they got a divorce.

Still wanting the best for their three kids and facing a daunting real estate market, the couple decides to "Bird Nest" instead. One parent will live in the house as the "on-duty" parent taking care of the kids, while the "off-duty" parent will live in the detached garage, doing whatever he or she pleases while switching off every other week.

Could being apart ultimately lead to them getting back together?

Shows in this post: Visionaries

Channels in this post: eExtra, SABC2, BBC Brit, Vuzu


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