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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 May 2019
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Bloedbroers

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama, Period Drama, Afrikaans

Bloedbroers

Follows the lives of four friends - a gang of blood brothers - all in their early twenties at the beginning of the story.

The series is set against the background of the turbulent socio-political events of the 38 years between 1914 and 1948: the rebellion, the First World War, the miners' uprising of 1922, the Depression of the 1930s, World War II, the election of 1948 and the ongoing tension between supporters of "Sappe" and "Natte".

During the course of the story we see how the deep ties between the men are tested, destroyed, rebuilt and radically changed by the changing political beliefs, personal ambitions, romantic relationships and the tough choices they have to make to survive.

TVSA Show Page: Bloedbroers
 

Supergirl 4

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 18h20
Genre: Fantasy, Superhero

Supergirl 4

Diving back into reporting, Kara welcomes a new cub reporter to CatCo. Meanwhile, James and Lena argue about James' impending indictment for acting as the vigilante Guardian, while Alex and Brainy struggle to get in sync at the DEO.

Supergirl is called into action when remnants of the anti-alien terrorist organization Cadmus try to assassinate pro-alien leaders, but their endgame turns out to be much more sinister than she expected.

J'onn relishes his peaceful new life, but an outing with an old friend causes him concern.
 

Deadly Recall

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Deadly Recall

For 25 years, Pat Postiglione was a Nashville homicide detective…with a photographic memory. He has investigated hundreds of murders he'll never forget.

Thanks to his remarkable memory each homicide victim lives on, with every detail of every crime scene etched in his mind's eye. Pat's memories are often haunting... but have also served as an amazing crime-fighting tool.

This series looks at the devastating murder cases that Pat has worked on, which have taken on an entirely new dimension.
 

Knock Down the House

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary

Knock Down the House

Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in this look at the 2018 midterm elections that tipped the balance of power.

When tragedy struck her family in the middle of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts as a bartender to save her home from foreclosure.

After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn't know what to do with the anger she felt about America's broken health care system.

Cori Bush, a registered nurse and pastor, was drawn to the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighbourhood.

A coal miner's daughter, Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer from the environmental effects of the coal industry.

Knock Down the House joins these courageous women on the campaign trail as they mobilise their bases, engage voters, and fuel a movement during a historic time in American politics.
 

Strange Evidence 3

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Documentary Series, Clip Show

Strange Evidence 3

Worldwide, six billion cameras are watching us; on the street, at work, and in our homes. Sometimes, they capture things that seem impossible, that defy the laws of physics.

In this series, experts carry out analysis of these unusual events to decipher whether these clips really defy explanation, or can science explain the inexplicable?

From a girl seemingly thrown into the air as she walks along a pavement to a slab of meat that appears to be twitching on its own, scientists examine video footage to discover the truth behind some of the world's most bizarre and mysterious occurrences ever recorded on camera.
 

Little Women: Atlanta 5

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Docu-Reality

Little Women: Atlanta 5

Things are heating up once again as Little Women: Atlanta is back at it for a fifth season that will dive deep into the world of hip hop music, performance and culture that will stir up big rivalries.

Atlanta is one of the most notable hip hop scenes in the world, and it's time for the Little Women to make a BIG name for themselves in the rap game.

The Cheeks, Briana Barlup and Emily Fernandez, return to Atlanta, to take on their long-time foes The Tiny Twinz, as they compete to prove they are hip-hop heavy hitters and rising stars.

Minnie is also looking to establish her own spot in the rap world by continuing to challenge the reigning Queen of Atlanta, Ms. Juicy.

Over the course of the season the cast will endure lyrical, emotional, and maybe even physical battles in order to see who can hustle their way to a spot on the tour and a chance at stardom and reign supreme.
 

Gotti: Godfather and Son

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

Gotti: Godfather and Son

The complete and definitive father and son story of two men who were raised in the Mob and became the reigning king and heir apparent with John Gotti Jr. providing his most extensive on-camera interview to-date.

The narrative spine of the documentary is never-before-seen segments from a 90-minute video of the last visit between a dying John Gotti Sr. and his son at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri.

It was during this meeting that John Gotti Jr., asked his father for his blessing to take the unprecedented steps of quitting what might have been one of the last of the major mafia dynasties.

This first-hand emotional account is provided by John Gotti Jr. himself and supported through unprecedented access to the people who lived it as well as through rare, personal photos from the Gotti family archive.
 

Gotham 4

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Fantasy, Superhero

Gotham 4

Gordon fears Jonathan Crane is still alive and back in Gotham, when The Scarecrow's signature MO is used in a series of robberies.

Meanwhile, Penguin's "licensing" of crime in the city backfires during the grand opening of his new Iceberg Lounge.

Also, in the aftermath of his encounter with Ra's Al Ghul, Bruce begins his vigilante watch.

 

Shows in this post: Bloedbroers



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