ITV Choice (DStv 123)
This four-part series stars Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire) as Joseph, a barely on-the-wagon alcoholic whose precarious reality is knocked for six when his ex-partner moves abroad with their young son for a better life.
With no immediate family to live for, Joseph is haunted by a past he has tried, for decades, to forget – if not actively obscure with drink and drugs.
Suffering the hangover from hell – the dry spell over – he walks away from his present life and boards a boat bound for Ireland to confront hazy, fear-inducing memories from a childhood spent in the care system that he's had to forget.
His path soon crosses with that of Dinah who, like Joseph, is also deeply guarded, holding close a secret she's hiding from all those around her.
Joseph and Dinah's lives spiral intensely in and out of control as they both try to ground themselves, torn between morality and self-indulgence, defined by their inner demons, traumatised by their own harrowing histories, yet enlightened by their dual faith in companionship.
The Virtues is an emotive and unlikely love story between two strangers cast adrift in life and in exploration of the conflict between sin and virtue.
The Titan Games
Vuzu (DStv 116)
Reality Competition, Sport
This 10-episode series offers everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in remarkable feats designed to test mind, body and heart.
Inspired by executive producer and host Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's desire to motivate global audiences to reach their potential for greatness, this athletic competition gives men and women across the USA the opportunity to step inside the Titan arena and achieve the impossible.
Competitors push their bodies to the limit by battling opponents in unforgiving, head-to-head challenges.
The Titan Games will not only test the competitors' physical strength, but also their mental and emotional fortitude. Hard work and determination will be rewarded and a new breed of heroes will emerge.
Titans aren't born, they're made.
eReality (Openview 108)
Follows the McInturff Family who run Sassy Bash Events, a full service events company specialising in creating magical moments for little people in love.
The big stress of planning Little Weddings is no match for Sassy Bash Events owner Kelly and her siblings Kacy, TJ and Kensey.
They bend over backwards to ensure nuptials go off without a hitch for their little clients, even when emotions run high as they balance the everyday challenges of being little and the inevitable power struggles that come when working with family.
Little people weddings pose their own unique challenges and there's no team better to give couples the best big day ever, but can they make it to the altar without big drama?
Expedition Unknown 6
Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
Reality, Adventure, Travel
Adventurer and avid explorer Josh Gates investigates the truth behind the world's most iconic and captivating legends in this globe-trotting series.
Josh's adventures take him around the world as he immerses himself in the core locations linked to each mystery.
Interviewing key eyewitnesses and uncovering recent developments in the story, Josh embarks on a fully immersive exploration to lead him closer to the truth behind these unanswered global enigmas.
Whatever the destination, every historical mystery is an adventure for Josh.
eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
US version of the Australian drama which revolves around the aftermath of a birthday party of a middle-aged city employee when an adult male slaps someone else's misbehaving child Hugo.
Each episode tells the story from the perspective of a different character.
Meet Hector (Peter Sarsgaard), a public servant, husband, father and valued friend on the cusp of his 40th birthday.
Meet Aisha (Thandie Newton, Crash, Beloved), Hector's beautiful and intelligent wife who is planning his party filled with friends and his very boisterous Greek family.
Sounds like the makings of a great day, right? Wrong.
As Hector tries to navigate family politics, awkward friendships and the young woman he is dangerously captivated by, the built-up tension explodes when Hector's hotheaded cousin slaps another couple's misbehaving child.
Everyone is understandably stunned, and the party abruptly ends with the child's parents vowing legal action.
What the hosts and guests don't know, however, is that this moment will ignite a chain of events that will uncover long-buried secrets within this group of friends and family... and vigorously challenge the core values of everyone involved.
TVSA Show Page: The Slap
Four Weddings 6
Lifetime (DStv 131)
Everyone has a different idea about what the perfect big day should be, whether it's a traditional white wedding, or something altogether more unconventional.
Audiences throughout the world are addicted to watching the battling brides fight it out to claim a dream honeymoon for the best ceremony.
If you thought wedding planning was stressful enough, add the element of competition and these stressedout bridezillas could turn extra nasty.
In the Season 6 premiere, "...and a Hookah Lounge": Dena's kindergarten students offer their take on marital advice, while Ashley brings her wonderland to life with a hookah lounge.
Shannon's love of antique keys turns her wedding into a vintage affair and Sarah's BBQ starts at the watering hole.
The Blood Sisters
ST Novela E (StarSat 127)
This Philippine novela revolves around Erika, a dancer in a bar who uses her beauty to mesmerise men. But behind the sultry moves lies a doting mother who strives to save her son's life from a chronic illness.
As an entertainer, she is able to make ends meet and provide for her son's hospital bills. But the comfort her job gives comes with a great price — she witnesses a gruesome murder in the bar, and the suspects try to chase her down to silence her.
With her life at risk, Erika will do anything to escape death and live for her son. But moments away from getting caught, she discovers a huge revelation that changes her life — she has a twin named Carrie, and the criminals mistake Carrie as her, giving her another chance at life.
With the loss of her sister, Erika gets to experience the fabulous life of Carrie. However, she soon finds out that aside from Carrie, she has,another twin — Agatha — who will help her discover the truth behind their secret lives.
But their journey in finding out the truth will not be easy, as danger comes their way and will force them to make choices that will put their loved ones at risk.
NCIS: Los Angeles 9
Universal TV (DStv 117)
Police Procedural, Drama
Set in the high stakes world of the Office of Special Projects, this division of NCIS is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to America's security.
In the Season 9 premiere, "Party Crashers": after Hetty turns in retirement papers and then disappears, Executive Assistant Director Shay Mosley (Nia Long) arrives in Los Angeles to oversee the team and immediately makes staffing changes.
Also, still mourning the death of his wife and living in a trailer on the beach, Sam is adamant that Callen find a new partner.
TVSA Show Page: NCIS: Los Angeles 9
Young Sheldon 2
Vuzu (DStv 116)
For 10 years on The Big Bang Theory, you've come to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper.
This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet him in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward, and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.
For 9-year-old Sheldon, it isn't easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn't always helpful in a land where church and football are king.
And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him.
In the Season 2 premiere, "A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels": After Sheldon dismantles the refrigerator to stop an annoying hum, he gets a paper route to pay for the repairs.