New on TV today: Thursday 5 September

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 05 Sep 2019
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Okavango, River of Dreams

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Nature, Documentary Series, Wildlife

Okavango, River of Dreams

The Okavango is a river that starts inland and ends inland. It is the only one in the world that goes from nowhere, to nowhere... but what a journey.

One of the last remaining wild places on Earth, the Okavango Delta in Southern Africa was named by UNESCO as the 1,000th World Heritage Site.

This three-part series presents the amazing landscapes and wildlife of the Upper Okavango river.

Like all wild ecosystems, the Okavango thrives on change and everything is connected to everything else.

Lions chase elephants, who chase hippos, who chase crocodiles, who chase barbell fish, who chase insects driven up the grass stalks by rising waters.

These circles of life are the real stories that tell the larger story of this river. The river is just the connecting tissue.

Okavango, River of Dreams presents an inspiring exploration of the exceptional life in this unique wilderness, which provides refuge to vast populations of wildlife.

Christina on the Coast

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 20h35
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement

Christina on the Coast

Real estate and flipping expert, Christina Anstead, is on a personal and professional mission.

Not only does she help clients transform their outdated properties into high-end homes in Southern California, she also begins a personal journey as she branches out into some new spaces of her own, looking for a new home for her family.

This series follows Christina as she helps people reinvent their own worlds along the stunning Californian coast.

Whether it's renovating the dated kitchen in her friend's childhood home or reviving a couple's cramped master suite, she's living her Californian dream by making other people's property dreams come true.

60 Days In: Narcoland

Channel: Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

60 Days In: Narcoland

60 Days In is back and going where we've never gone before. In this spinoff season, the show will be busting out of jail and taking it to the streets.

Bullitt County, Kentucky is a small and rural community that has shockingly become a strategic home base for the cartel.

With under-funded and under-staffed law enforcement and unassuming geographical locations, they provide cartels with the ability to operate undetected.

60 Days In: Narcoland, will deeply embed participants within three distinct areas of the community - the streets, lock-up and the law - which together will expose this massive crisis in small-town America.

Relate 5

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Reality

Relate 5

Relate takes a hard and honest look at various troubled relationships – whether family relationships or romantic.

Whether it's a plea for forgiveness or a plea for understanding and tolerance, Relate attempts to allow South Africans to look at ourselves and how we, as individuals, have the power to either weaken, strengthen or destroy our relationships.

Through the ages, relations have been pivotal: Adam and Eve (not the happiest cohabitants), Cain and Abel, Dingaan and Shaka (sibling rivalry that went too far), Lear and Cordelia, Winnie and Nelson.

Relate offers the participants counselling sessions with Angie Diale, who works with them and helps them to relate better.

In the first episode of the new season, "Gang Rivalry": Former gang-leader Mifi Kingsley Moleli wants to apologise to a man he stabbed and left drowning in a pool of blood.

The victim is still angry as he almost died and this almost ruined his future. Will he forgive him?

In the second episode, "Sibling Rivalry": Siblings are fighting. The sister is worried that if their fights don't stop, she'll end up killing her own brother.

Will the two agree to reconcile?

Mighty Cruise Ships 2

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Factual, Travel

Mighty Cruise Ships 2

It's time to hit the ocean waves in this visually stunning series, with unprecedented access to the billion-dollar, cutting-edge, opulent vessels that sail passengers away to high seas luxury.

Sailing to the world's most blissful nautical hotspots, this luxurious series journeys on a different vessel in each episode, to exotic ports in old world cities including Istanbul, Athens, Rome, and Barcelona; the challenging but breathtaking high Arctic; the rugged coastlines of Norway and Scotland; and for the first time, to the Caribbean.

In the first episode of the new season, "Europa 2": Life aboard the Europa 2 is all about luxury.

On this voyage, the ship sets sail on its first ever surprise cruise - where guests vote on which ports to visit.

Long Lost Family 7

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

Long Lost Family 7

Presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, Long Lost Family offers a last chance for people who are desperate to find long lost relatives.

The series helps a handful of people, some of whom have been searching in vain for many years, find the family members they are desperately seeking.

It explores the background and context of each family's estrangement, and tracks the detective work and often complex and emotional process of finding each lost relative before they are reunited.

With the help and support of Davina and Nicky, each relative is guided and supported through the process of tracing the member of their family they have been desperately seeking, in some cases for most of their lives.

Long Lost Family reveals the background to each case, the social context of each case, and reasons why these estrangements occurred.

In the first episode of the new season, divorced couple Marion Williams and James McDonnell come together to search for the child they were forced to give up for adoption in the face of overwhelming family opposition when they were teenagers.

Elsewhere, Cathie Cutler-Evans searches for her birth mother, Adrienne Powell, who had to give her up after being unable to offer Cathie a stable home as an unmarried 19-year-old.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 8

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131)
TX Time: 18h15
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 8

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a fast-paced drama about a team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by examining the evidence.

They are on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery.

"Let the evidence bring justice to the victims and closure to the survivors."

In the Season 8 premiere, "Dead Doll": Sara's fate remains in question as the CSI team rushes to find out if she survived an attack by the miniature killer.

In the second episode of the daily double bill, "A La Cart": The CSI team investigates two unusual cases, one involving the suspicious death of a go-cart racer who took his hobby to the highway and paid the price with his life; and a murder at a hip new restaurant where patrons dine in the dark.

TVSA Show Page: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 8

Vintage Flip

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Home Improvement, Reality Makeover

Vintage Flip

Californian real estate agent Jessie Rodriguez and his wife Tina are living the American dream, taking their passion for vintage homes and turning them into successful flips.

This series follows the creative couple as they find, buy, restore and market a vintage home.

It's never straightforward; flipping houses is risky, and they never know what they'll find behind ancient walls.

But, for these guys, the risk is worth the reward.

With Jessie's property experience and Tina's design expertise, it's the perfect combination for turning run-down vintage houses into profitable treasures.


Actors in this post: Davina McCall

Shows in this post: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation


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