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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 08 Sep 2019
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/Drive

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Motoring

/Drive

Join /Drive's YouTube stars Chris Harris, Mike Musto, Matt Farah, Mike Spinelli and JF Musial on a quest to find the most exciting, most interesting, most creative cars to grace the pavement.

/Drive takes you places you've always wanted to go, shows you cars you've always wanted to see, all to celebrate the culture of the automobile.

The show doesn't need the fastest lap, best technician, or most experience tester, but claims to have the ultimate ambassadors for the audience that brings them into the different car cultures around the world.

Episode 1: McLaren

Host Chris Harris drives the stunning, cutting-edge McLaren P1, one of the most advanced sports cars in the world, and Drive visits the home of McLaren, Formula 1's technology leader, at its headquarters in Woking, UK, to see how its latest supercars are made.

Episode 2: Against All Odds

Host Matt Farah takes on the wickedly fast, 1,200-horsepower Hennessey Venom GT, and Mike Musto treks to a California desert for the toughest one-day off-road race in the U.S.
 

Pregnant in Heels

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 17h45
Genre: Docu-Reality

Pregnant in Heels

Follows Rosie Pope, a maternity concierge to the most affluent, expecting mothers in New York City.

Each week, Rosie guides two soon-to-be mothers through the joys and perils of preparing to have a baby.

From a rock n' roll nursery makeover to getting a baby into the British aristocracy, Rosie and her team tackle their client's pregnancy dilemmas.

London-born entrepreneur Rosie is the creator and designer of the renowned fashion line, Rosie Pope Maternity. She is also the creator and teacher of MomPrep, the premier training academy for mothers-to-be.

With the help of her assistants Hannah and LT, Rosie manages her store on the Upper East Side, designs the clothing and helps clients with all their bizarre baby needs.

Ironically, Rosie faces a harsh reality of her own; though she helps countless mothers through their pregnancies, she can't get pregnant herself.

After the birth of their first son, Rosie was told that having a second child would be next to impossible due to medical complications.

With her husband Daron at her side, Rosie has just began the long road of in vitro fertilisation in hopes of conceiving a much-desired second child.

In the series premiere, Rosie assembles a panel of experts to help best-selling author and third-time mom, Samantha Ettus and her husband, Mitch, come up with the perfect baby name.

Rosie also helps expecting mother Sarah Rappaport and her husband, John, baby proof their stylish New York flat.
 

9/11: Control the Skies

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, History, Factual

9/11: Control the Skies

4,500 planes are in the air over North America on the morning of September 11, 2001.

After four horrifying crashes, no one knows if any other aircraft might be highjacked by terrorists, about to commit further acts of destruction.

Where can 4,500 planes, and thousands of passengers, safely land? And which might be Al-Qaeda missiles?

At that very moment, 500 planes are westbound toward the US. 233 turn back to where they came from, but 167 are past the point of no return.

And there is one tiny place on the map that has eyes on them all: Gander, Newfoundland.

The lives of 45,000 people over the Atlantic are now in the hands of small team of air traffic controllers in remote, rural Gander, population 10,000.

These unsung ATC heroes from a draw on their skills, experience and raw talent to together achieve the impossible, landing 167 planes in three hours without a single incident.
 

Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry's Mysterious World of Maths

Channel: Da Vinci Learning (StarSat 308)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Factual

Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry's Mysterious World of Maths

In this series mathematician Dr Hannah Fry explores the mystery of maths.

It underpins so much of our modern world that it's hard to imagine life without its technological advances, but where exactly does maths come from?

Is it invented like a language or is it something discovered and part of the fabric of the universe?

It's a question that some of the most eminent mathematical minds have been wrestling with.

Dr Eleanor Knox from King's College London believes it's discovered, Prof Hiranya Peiris from University College London believes it's invented, while Prof Jim Gates from Brown University believes it's both, and Prof Brian Greene from Columbia University has no idea.

The jury is very much divided.

To investigate this question, Hannah goes head first down the fastest zip wire in the world to learn more about Newton's law of gravity, she paraglides to understand where the theory of maths and its practice application collide, and she travels to infinity and beyond to discover that some infinities are bigger than others.

 

Channels in this post: SABC3, eReality, National Geographic Channel



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