New on TV today: Friday 4 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Oct 2019
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Pale Ya Koša

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Music, Documentary Series

Pale Ya Koša

Pale Ya Koša is the story of how a single song entrenched itself into the hearts and minds of music lovers and helped them create and share an experience that has (or will) last them a lifetime.

The series owes its roots to the vastness of the personal moments, thoughts and experiences that we each harbour about specific songs.

It harnesses and creates a narrative that allows everyone - from the artists to fellow musicians to radio DJs, music journalists, researchers and music lovers - to zero out their social levels and become one.

Each episode of the format is anchored by a single character that drives the narrative from beginning to end. They are flanked by others that have intimate details of key moments.

The featured artists and their songs are:

Episode 1: Skwatta Kamp – Umoya
Episode 2: PJ Powers – Jabulani
Episode 3: Ishmael – Roba Letheka
Episode 4: Micasa – These Streets
Episode 5: Mbongeni Ngema – Stimela Sase Zola
Episode 6: Khuli Chana – M'ntobawena

Cool flash fact: The Commisioning Editor of this series is TVSA blogger Thabang Phetla.


Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama


A coming-of-age story set in the windswept streets of Cape Town township Khayelitsha and centered around Nkululeko Zwai (Aphiwe Mkefe), a talented mathematician preparing for a competition that could change his life and destiny forever.

When he makes an impulsive decision in a moment of blossoming love, he suddenly finds himself in deep trouble and everything he has worked so hard for falls apart - leaving his future in jeopardy.

It is at the centre of Nkululeko's unravelling that we are introduced to Sibulele Nginda (Zimkhitha Nyoka), who is the daughter of Khayelitsha's well-known Brigadier.

Sibu is exceptionally smart, independent and while the two are drawn to each other like moths to a flame, it is their meeting that ignites a series of events destined to change their world forever.

Nkululeko's sidekicks are Mandla (Tiisetso Thoka) and Buhle (Abongile Salli) who have to face their own demons while helping their friend come to terms with his life choices.

Buhle is a colourful hustler from a poverty-stricken family. He believes money can end all his problems and is not afraid to dabble in criminal activities to acquire it, while Mandla is a "Cheese Boy" who is struggling to find where he belongs.

Nkululeko's father, Thami Zwai (Chris Gxalaba), is a caddy at a golf course whose wife left him for greener pastures.

His primary focus is to give his son all the opportunities he never had, as does the Brigadier (Sizwe Msutu), who's determined to protect his daughter Sibu at all costs - especially from troublemakers.

Other cast members include Tina Jaxa, Bongile Mantsai, Andile Mxakaza and Jet Novuka.

TVSA Show Page: Nkululeko

Raising Dion

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Raising Dion

The story of a woman named Nicole, who raises her son Dion after the death of her husband, Mark.

The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities.

Nicole must now keep her son's gifts secret with the help of Mark's best friend Pat, and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.

Poisonous Liaisons

Channel: Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Poisonous Liaisons

It's not just in fairy tales where a wicked stepmother may entice the fairest of them all with a delicious red apple laced with poison.

This is a crime scene that has been played out for centuries.

Poison has long been a weapon of choice, in desperate cases of defence, to conquer jealously, to gain a much-awaited inheritance, and of course for revenge in a crime of passion.

Women are notorious for orchestrating these calculated murders, but men have a role to play in the intoxicating demise of their enemies.

Poisonous Liaisons traces both the history and the science of poison in connection with crimes of the modern era, where the protagonist has an unscrupulous taste for murder.

Rotten 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary Series, Food

Rotten 2

Rotten returns for a second season, traveling deep into the heart of the food supply chain to reveal unsavoury truths and expose hidden forces that shape what we eat.

New topics this season include avocado, wine, bottled water, sugar, chocolate and edibles.

Vat Jou Goed en Trek 5

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Reality, Home Improvement, Reality Makeover, Afrikaans

Vat Jou Goed en Trek 5

Property is a big investment, but what to do if your home no longer meets your needs?

You take your stuff and move!

Henck Conrey and the team returns to help 13 families increase the values of their properties within 72 hours and sell their homes.

Big Mouth 3

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Animation, Comedy

Big Mouth 3

Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy comedy from real-life pals Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg.


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