New on TV today: Sunday 9 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Jun 2019
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The Heir

Channel: Zee World (DStv 166)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Telenovela

The Heir

Amba is a pregnant widow to the former chieftain, Charan - a benevolent leader. He loses his life in a battle with an opposing clan and Jagan, his brother, takes over from him as the chief but their styles of leadership are very different.

Amba vows that she is pregnant with a son who will take over the chieftainship. 

The family matriarch promises to kill the child if it turns out to be a girl. Faced with two insurmountable threats, Amba, after giving birth to a girl, lies.

She announces that she has given birth to a boy. Lying about a child's gender is one thing, the challenge of keeping this lie up on a daily basis is quite another. 

She is faced with her mother-in-law's impatience, her brother-in-law's threats and her daughter's frustration at having to grow up as a boy.


Zee World's The Heir: Where it's too dangerous and deadly to be a girl
The Heir Teasers - June 2019

The Voice Kids 2019

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

The Voice Kids 2019

The Voice Kids is the junior version of The Voice UK, with the age limit being 7 to 14 years old.

There are four stages: blind auditions, battle rounds, semi-finals and the live final.

The coaches -, Danny Jones and Pixie Lott - are joined this year by Jessie J, who is joining The Voice Kids UK as a new coach.

Not only will the talented youngsters now have four coaches to try and impress as they sing for the star panel but also, for the first time, the young performers have been able to enter the contest as a duo.

Each coach will have nine spots to fill on their teams, for either solo singers or double acts who are all aged 7-14. 

The 2019 series is broadcast within 24 hours of UK transmission.

The Joy of AI

Channel: Da Vinci Learning (StarSat 308)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Documentary, Science

The Joy of AI

Professor Jim Al-Khalili looks at how we have created machines that can simulate, augment, and even outperform the human mind - and why we shouldn't let this spook us.

He reveals the story of the pursuit of AI, the emergence of machine learning and the recent breakthroughs brought about by artificial neural networks.

He shows how AI is not only changing our world but also challenging our very ideas of intelligence and consciousness.

Along the way, we'll investigate spam filters, meet a cutting-edge chatbot, look at why a few altered pixels makes a computer think it's looking at a trombone rather than a dog and talk to Demis Hassabis, who heads DeepMind and whose stated mission is to "solve intelligence, and then use that to solve everything else".

Stephen Hawking remarked "AI could be the biggest event in the history of our civilisation. Or the worst".

Jim argues that AI is a potent new tool that should enhance our lives, not replace us.

Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Documentary

Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal

The sequel to the Lifetime feature Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.

The first year of marriage is never easy, but it comes with even more challenges when you are married to a prince.

The love story continues between silver screen starlet Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, pulling back the curtain to reveal both the pleasures and hardships of life inside the royal family and culminating with the joyful announcement of their baby to be.


Actors in this post: Meghan Markle

Channels in this post: Zee World, ITV Choice, Lifetime Africa


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