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New on TV today: Tuesday 14 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 14 May 2019
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Narco Wars: In Their Own Words

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series

Narco Wars: In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words is a documentary series in which people involved with extraordinary events tell their stories through recordings made at the time.

The stories are told moment by moment, in first person, in real time. No narrator. No talking heads. It's the closest thing to being an eyewitness, thanks to first-hand storytelling with no filters.

Narco Wars is the inside story of how DEA agents and the Colombian National Police brought down the most vicious drug cartel in the world.

This program combines never-before-broadcast recordings with rare archival footage, photos and interpretive re-enactments to tell the story of how Pablo Escobar's massive billion-dollar drug empire was taken out.
 

Behind Closed Doors

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 22h40
Genre: Telenovela

Behind Closed Doors

Also known as The House Next Door or La Casa De Al Lado, this telenovela revolves around two well-heeled families living side by side who become ensnared in a duplicitous, ever-deepening web of money, power, sex and murder.

In the house next door lives the Conde family – a traditional family comprising Renato, Eva and their children: Ignacia, Carola and Emilio.

Like any other family, the Condes have problems... it's just that in this case, they REALLY have problems: in the house, strange deaths have occurred under mysterious circumstances.

Gonzalo Ibañez, Ignacia's second husband, is the newcomer who tries to find out what this family hides.

Family members end up bringing their own demons out into the open and making the victims of this story the culprits... and the apparently innocent, the murderers.
 

House of Cards 2

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama

House of Cards 2

In the second season, Francis (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts.

Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis's former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes.

President Walker's billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk demands that Francis reciprocate political favours or face retribution.

And Claire must confront the increasing glare of the spotlight as it eats away at her and Francis's once private existence.

The Underwood's must overcome these dangers - past and present - to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake.

TVSA Show Page: House of Cards 2
 

The Bachelorette Australia 4

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition

The Bachelorette Australia 4

Ali Oetjen has not always been lucky in love, but this time, she's calling the shots. This single lady is determined that this time, she won't settle for anything less than perfect.

An instant hit in the inaugural season of The Bachelor Australia in 2013, Ali put her heart on the line to win the love of Bachelor Tim Robards. Sadly, that love story wasn't meant to be, as Tim decided to say goodbye at the penultimate rose ceremony, leaving Ali heartbroken.

Ready to give love another chance, the bubbly 32-year-old headed to the tropics for Bachelor in Paradise, where a strong connection with American Grant Kemp turned to love.

Unfortunately, their holiday romance did not translate back in the real world and Ali soon found herself single and back at home in South Australia.

Now, coming back as Australia's latest Bachelorette, Ali is primed to make it third time lucky.
 

Never Say Goodbye

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

Never Say Goodbye

All of us say goodbye to someone we love every day. A quick kiss on our way out of the door, a wave as the taxi pulls away, a text goodnight. But what if that moment was the last time?

This series examines the cases of people who disappear suddenly and seemingly without reason – and how investigators unravelled the mystery to discover the shocking truth.

Family, friends and police detectives recount the twists and turns of each disappearance, revealing trails of deception, double identity and dark secrets that lead them to the truth.
 

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern 12

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Food, Travel

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern 12

Chef Andrew Zimmern is on a culinary quest in search of the world's most exotic foods.

This adventurous eater infiltrates markets and restaurants, going behind the scenes to savour the local cuisine, even if that means gulping down elk tongue and fish skin on America's Pony Express Trail or venison haggis in Scotland.

But, it's not just a gastronomic tour for his taste buds; Andrew also learns the history of his epicurean destinations; from the Ala Kahakai Trail in Hawaii to learn the tale of Captain James Cook, to Belgium, where he retraces the steps of the soldiers who fought in one of WWII's bloodiest battles.

Nothing is off-limits for Andrew on his exploration of the food that celebrates cultures and connects communities around the world.

In the Season 12 premiere, "The Pony Express": Andrew rides on the Pony Express Trail, exploring the mail delivery service that had a profound impact on the United States.

He eats elk tongue, fish skin and an oyster omelet while on his adventure.
 

The Get Growing Roadshow 5

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Lifestyle, Gardening, DIY, Reality Makeover

The Get Growing Roadshow 5

Gardening guru Lynda Hallinan and DIY expert and professional landscape designer Justin Newcombe inspire you to turn your outdoor living spaces into something special for friends and family to enjoy.

Each week, Lynda and Justin meet the public at a feature garden centre or inspirational garden setting, where they answer questions, solve problems, give simple demonstrations, offer tips, advice and practical gardening and outdoor solutions.

In this season, the Get Growing design team will also be taking one bare property, much in need of help, and over the course of the series turn that barren back yard into a flourishing, inspirational outdoor space.

They will focus on one area of the property each week, providing an abundance of information, step by step guidance for viewers and key tips, advice and solutions direct from the experts.

In the Season 5 premiere, we meet the Lambournes: Matt, Natalie and baby Zoe. With Justin, they map out a plan and start creating their dream garden, including meeting a paint colour expert.
 

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? 4

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? 4

After getting married at the end of their 90-day journey on a K1 visa, this series follows the most memorable couples from past seasons and follows them as they navigate married life.

The frenzied countdown to the altar may be behind them, but the real drama has just begun to unfold.

These couples are forced to deal with cultural differences, financial difficulties, and disapproving family members, all on top of the ups and downs of being newlyweds.

As they embark on their new life together, is the honeymoon over or will they prove their love is stronger than ever?

 

Actors in this post: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara

Shows in this post: House of Cards



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