New on TV today: Friday 18 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 18 Oct 2019
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The Real Housewives of Johannesburg 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of Johannesburg 2

Glamour is not a question, money is not an issue and drama is the name of the game as the Real Housewives of Johannesburg return for a second season.

Season 2 promises more over-the-top splendour and entertainment with more sparkle, lavish parties, expensive shoes and bigger handbags.

The only two housewives returning this season are Christall and Brinnette, joined by five new ones. For a full rundown of all seven - with pics - visit the TVSA Show Page for Season 2:

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of Johannesburg 2

Tell Me Who I Am

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary

Tell Me Who I Am

When 18-year-old Alex Lewis wakes up from a coma after surviving a motorcycle accident, the world is not one he remembers.

He has forgotten everything. His home. His parents. He can't even remember his own name.

The only thing he does know is that the person sitting next to him is his identical twin brother, Marcus.

Alex relies on Marcus to to give him his memory back; to tell him who he is. But the idyllic childhood Marcus paints for his twin conceals a dark family secret.

Now, after decades of hiding the painful realities of their past, Alex and Marcus go on a journey together to face the truth and finally discover who Alex really is.

Tell Me Who I Am explores the blurred boundaries of memory and reality, and the emotional bonds that allow us to survive.

Damian Lewis: Spy Wars

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Docu-Drama, History, Factual

Damian Lewis: Spy Wars

Featuring Damian Lewis in his first docu-drama role, this eight-part factual series reveals the remarkable true stories behind some of the most gripping and important international spy operations of the last 40 years.

Packed full of espionage, surveillance, undercover work and covert operations, the series brings forth these real events as well as the profound personal and geopolitical consequences for all involved.

Utilising highly stylised reconstructions, Spy Wars is shot on location in London, Moscow and Israel.

Damian Lewis is our guide through each in-depth episode that investigates the Cold War through to the 'war on terror' and the renewed espionage hostilities of present day.

By presenting an all-encompassing 360-degree view as each case is unpacked by experts and former spies on all sides, ex-Mossad, ex-CIA, ex-KGB and ex-MI6, Damian provides an unprecedented insight into the spy operations which literally shaped today's geo-political climate.

In the series premiere, "The Man who Saved the World": This is the story of Oleg Gordievsky, one of the West's most valuable Cold War agents who risked everything to avert a third World War.

Appearing to be an ambitious diplomat stationed at the Soviet embassy in Denmark, Gordievsky was actually a Russian spy and a rising star of the KGB.

From the KGB's station in London, Gordievsky passed key intelligence to the British which many believe singlehandedly pulled the world back from the brink of nuclear annihilation.

Interior Design Masters

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality Competition

Interior Design Masters

This eight-part series takes 10 up-and-coming designers all looking for their next big break and throws them into the fast-paced world of commercial interior design, where they compete to win a contract for one of London's top hotels.

The show is presented by Fearne Cotton, with design expert and former editor of Elle Decoration, Michelle Ogundehin, as the series judge.

Each week the designers will be set a new commercial interior design challenge, ranging from shops to show homes and restaurants to hair salons.

On each task, they will be tested on a whole range of skills as they attempt to work their magic and show off their design prowess to the judges.

Each week Michelle will be accompanied by a different guest judge, who will be on hand to offer their expertise.

These include Mary Portas, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Sophie Robinson, Matthew Williamson, Abigail Ahern, Naomi Cleaver, Thomasina Miers and Jade Jagger.

Mysteries & Scandals

Channel: Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

Mysteries & Scandals

Soledad O'Brien executive produces and hosts this true crime series that takes a deep dive into Hollywood's most baffling mysteries and notorious scandals.

The investigative series uses archival footage, new interviews and dramatic re-enactments to paint a vivid portrait of the scandalous crimes and unforgettable events that continue to shock and bewilder to this day.

Power, fame, infamy, envy, obsession and betrayal provide the framework for headlines of the recent past.

In the series premiere, "O.J. Simpson: The Crimes and Punishment": He was the charismatic celebrity acquitted of double murder, but O.J. Simpson's luck ran out after a bizarre robbery in Las Vegas that was caught on tape.

Living with Yourself

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

Living with Yourself

The Netflix original series Living with Yourself is an existential comedy that asks: do we really want to be better?

Miles (Paul Rudd) is a man struggling in life.

When he undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he's been replaced by a new and improved version of himself.

As he deals with the unintended consequences of his actions, Miles finds he must fight for his wife Kate, his career, and his very identity.

Unnatural Selection

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

Unnatural Selection

New developments in the science of gene-editing signal that society is on the verge of a technological breakthrough that could forever change the future of humans.

From disease eradication to trait selection and biohacking, these groundbreaking experiments have inspired fierce debate over the moral, social and environmental implications.

Over the course of this provocative four-part limited series, Unnatural Selection travels around the world to meet the scientists, hackers, critics, ethicists and beneficiaries of the technologies that defy evolution and have the potential to do incredible good and, possibly, irreparable harm.

MeatEater 8

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Docu-Reality

MeatEater 8

Hunter, author, cook and conservationist Steven Rinella treks into the world's most remote, beautiful regions, bringing game meat from field to table.


1 Comment

18 Oct 2019 08:53

Eish I don't know how I feel about the Housewives without Madam "Versace"

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