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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 22 Aug 2019
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American Dynasties: The Kennedys

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 18h20
Genre: Documentary Series, History, Factual

American Dynasties: The Kennedys

Six-part series that takes you behind the public image of America's 'First Family,' revealing how personal relationships within the Kennedy dynasty helped shape national and global events, from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the struggle for civil rights legislation.

The docuseries spans the lives of Joseph and Rose Kennedy and their children, uncovering how and why this one family so significantly impacted 20th century America.

The premiere episode, "The Power of Wealth," explores patriarch Joseph "Joe" Kennedy's desire to become President, and how his political ambition passes first to his son Joe Jr. and then to reluctant second son, John F. Kennedy.
 

Arabia with Levison Wood

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Travel, Docu-Reality

Arabia with Levison Wood

Levison Wood explores the Middle East on his most ambitious journey yet: a 5,000-mile expedition through the most perilous region on Earth.

His mission is to immerse himself in the lives of locals and challenge the myths and stereotypes that plague this ancient land.

Join him as he dodges warzones, crosses fabled deserts and follows in the footsteps of childhood heroes, exploring the hopes and realities of an incredible range of characters he meets along the way.

In the series premiere, "Battlegrounds": Levison starts on the Syria and Iraq border and faces many challenges, including the constant threat of an ISIS attack.
 

Girl Meets Farm 2

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Food

Girl Meets Farm 2

Cookbook author and food blogger Molly Yeh makes delicious dishes inspired by her Jewish and Chinese heritage in her farmhouse kitchen in the Midwest of America.

In this culinary series she aims to bring some fresh and tasty multicultural cuisines to an area unfamiliar with them.

Whether it's a unique take on brunch that combines shakshuka with feta, Brussels sprouts and bacon hash, or Chinese-inspired scallion pancakes with maple carrot slaw, Molly is sure to have a new, tasty dish that will give fresh ideas to cooks everywhere.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Thanksgiving": Molly hosts Thanksgiving on the farm. Her menu includes sweet-and-smoky turkey, pretzel stuffing, creamed corn and lemon almond cake with cranberry glaze.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Harvest Party": Molly throws her annual supper party to celebrate the end of the harvest.

She serves up goulash with bread dumplings and finishes with a spiced apple pie.
 

Extraordinary Places to Eat

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 19h45
Genre: Food, Travel, Docu-Reality

Extraordinary Places to Eat

Join Maître d' Fred Sirieix as he travels around the world with some of Britain's top chefs, visiting some of their favourite places to eat.

From Venice to San Sebastian, Fred and his guests take a look at what really goes into delivering a mind-blowing dining experience.

Starting off his travels in Venice, chef Angela Hartnett takes him to experience an unforgettable trip to Italy's oldest café, and they try some delicious food at her favourite restaurant.
 

For the People 2

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama

For the People 2

Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a.k.a. "The Mother Court"), this Shondaland series show follows six talented young lawyers working on opposite sides of the law and handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country.

These young lawyers are put to the test both personally and professionally as their lives intersect in and out of America's most prestigious trial court.

In the Season 2 premiere, "First Inning": Sandra, with the help of new investigator Ted, must defend a teenage gamer whose online argument leads to a police raid that ends with the death of a United States senator.

A personal connection to the "swatting" case makes Roger determined to charge the teenager to the fullest extent of the law and pushes Kate to her limits in the process.

Meanwhile, Jay is tasked with defending New York's most spoiled millennial from going to jail for her petty crimes.
 

Serial Killer: The Devil Unchained

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

Serial Killer: The Devil Unchained

When investigative journalist Maria Awes gets a call from serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, he claims he murdered more than the seven known victims he's charged with killing.

In this series Maria travels across America to meet Kohlhepp in the Spartanburg County Detention Center, where he reveals chilling details about the murders we know about and alludes to many others we don't.

Promising to expose new details on additional crimes, Maria teams up with John Douglas, the FBI's pioneer of criminal profiling known as the "Mindhunter"; and Kohlhepp's biographer, Gary Garrett, in her quest for the truth.

Maria vows to unravel the stories of all of Kohlhepp's victims, those known and unknown, in a sweeping investigation that takes two years to film.

Facing challenges including an evasive sheriff's office and a killer who may or may not be telling the truth, Maria knows that secrets like these can only stay hidden so long.

 

Channels in this post: M-Net City, BBC Earth, Food Network, BBC Lifestyle



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