New on TV today: Sunday 28 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 28 Jul 2019
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A Glorious Human Achievement: Nelson Mandela

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, History

A Glorious Human Achievement: Nelson Mandela

"When you spend two decades of your life with somebody, and you lose them, it takes time to realise what impact that person's life had on your own life and that of the rest of the world.

"This is the case with me and Nelson Mandela." – Zelda la Grange

This six-episode documentary series takes a look at Nelson Mandela's earlier life, including untold stories through the eyes of Zelda la Grange, his personal assistant of many years.

Madiba and Zelda met for the first time in 1994. At that first meeting he spoke to her in Afrikaans, a moment that changed her life forever.

With his retirement in 1999 he chose Zelda to stay by his side and they travelled the world, during which time she experienced firsthand how he touched millions of people's lives.

During 19 years by his side, Zelda had the chance to listen to stories about the people and places that had an influence on the young Nelson Mandela's life.

Five years after his death, Zelda traveled to the places that he spoke about so fondly.

This part of history was captured for the first time in this series, which is in Afrikaans with English subtitles.

It includes exclusive interviews with Graça Machel, chief Zwelivelile Mandela, Bono and Morgan Freeman.

Great Shark Chow Down

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h50
Genre: Wildlife, Nature

Great Shark Chow Down

A shark feeding celebration on an epic scale, produced in South African waters.

From high speed attacks to pack hunts, sharks have evolved to hunt in extraordinary ways, but how do they do it?

The world's leading scientists and cinematographers relive five extraordinary shark feeding events.

From being surrounded at night by 700 grey reef sharks, a 300-strong gathering of blacktip, dusky and bronze sharks feeding on thousands of bait fish, to the spectacular sight of more than 200 blue sharks feeding on the carcass of a seven-ton whale; the Great Shark Chow Down is an epic celebration of sharks from around the world.

It ends with a cautionary reminder that these spectacular feasts may soon be a thing of the past as shark numbers crash worldwide.

Black-ish 4

TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Comedy

Black-ish 4

In the Season 4 premiere, "Juneteenth": the Johnsons go to Jack and Diane's school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed.

He feels like there aren't enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.

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Say Yes to the Dress Lancashire

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 19h05
Genre: Reality

Say Yes to the Dress Lancashire

Super-stylist Gok Wan is an expert in dressing women, so ladies looking for the most important dress of their life couldn't be in safer hands.

At the award-winning, family-run Ava Rose Hamilton bridal boutique in the heart of the countryside in Lancashire, England, Gok is on hand with the dedicated and passionate consultants to help nervous brides to find the perfect wedding gown.

But if the dream dress doesn't exist, Gok will work with the team to create it. Every appointment has its own challenges and Gok will stop at nothing to overcome them.

From the bride who dreads seeing her body in a big white dress to the straight-talking entourage who all think they know best, there's drama and emotion at every appointment.

Whatever the story, Gok's mission is to make every bride feel incredible.

Arrested Development 5

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy

Arrested Development 5

Arrested Development centers around Michael Bluth and his eccentric family comprised of his son George Michael, his father George Bluth Sr., his mother Lucille, his brothers George Oscar Bluth II, Buster Bluth and sister Lindsay Funke, and Lindsay's husband Tobias and their daughter Maeby.

In the aftermath of Cinco de Quatro, the Bluth family are all facing one question, that no one quite has the answer to: where is Lucille Two?

As the series returns, the Bluths are back together, and finally getting the award they think they deserve - for family of the year.

A development which will help Lindsay as she begins her campaign for Congress, to become 'part of the problem'.

But whatever happens, Michael will always come back to save the family. Probably.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Family Leave": surprises greet Michael at the penthouse as George-Michael confides in Maeby, who's trying to avoid Sudden Valley.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Self-Deportation": For varying reasons, most of the Bluths (even Steve Holt) feel compelled to run off to Mexico.

First Dates Australia 2

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

First Dates Australia 2

Pairs hopeful singletons looking for love on blind dates. Nothing is as exciting or daunting as a first date, and the cameras reveal everything, from first impressions to parting thoughts at the end of the night.

Will any of these first dates lead to a second?

The dating show will once again follow a variety of couples during their first blind date together, all happening over one night at the same restaurant.

There's someone out there for everyone, and when the First Dates restaurant sets the table, hopeful singles from across Australia will once again have a chance of meeting their dream partner.

Operation Sharklift

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Docu-Reality

Operation Sharklift

In the busy harbour of Noumea, a tropical paradise is under threat from an influx of huge, hand-fed Bull Sharks.

New Caledonian scientist Dr Laurent Vigliola needs the help of Australian shark scientist Dr Will Robbins, who will travel from Australia to apply their groundbreaking shark relocation technique.

Together, they will trial a world-first plan to save the sharks, and learn their secrets, as they catch, crane-lift, and relocate several Bull sharks from the main harbour to a pristine coral reef.

Vigliola and Robbins' combined scientific innovation will show us if the sharks can adapt to their new home away from people, and learn to feed in the wild.


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