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New on TV today: Monday 21 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 21 Oct 2019
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Wonderful World of Baby Animals

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary Series

Wonderful World of Baby Animals

From cute baby hedgehogs, curious penguin chicks and playful seal pups, take an inside look at the most important and experimental months of new-born animals' lives.

Experience the trials, tribulations and triumphs and see what they get up to when no one is watching.

This is the ultimate animal soap opera - a world full of drama, love and courage, where baby animals take bold new steps and explore the world around them for the first time.
 

Lost Gold

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Docu-Reality, History

Lost Gold

Hidden away with every lost treasure is a story; and brothers Jesse and Josh Feldman are on a mission to hunt them.

This series follows them as they seek out America's most fabled missing treasures.

With a family history steeped in lost mines, buried gold and Old West lore, these Arizona natives are not typical treasure hunters.

To unravel these more than 100-year-old mysteries, the brothers retrace the steps of the people of the era.

Every hunt is grounded in history as they scour the American frontier for old maps, diaries, records and locals with intimate knowledge of the area.

Throughout each episode their dogged determination, taste for adventure and reverence for the past uncover new leads, fresh perspectives on history and even gold.

And, as the Feldman brothers explore each mystery, they realise that treasure comes in different forms.

It's not just gold coming out of the ground; it's discovering valuable history.
 

Pit Bulls & Parolees 10

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Pit Bulls & Parolees 10

Tia Torres, a true believer in second chances, returns in this series featuring more rescues and more heartfelt stories as she works tirelessly to change the stereotypes surrounding pit bulls, while offering parolees a new start as staff and volunteers.

Tia runs the New Orleans-based Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest pit bull rescue in the U.S.

Alongside her family and her dedicated team, she works to give every dog an opportunity to find a perfect home.

The rescues are as challenging - and rewarding - as ever in this season, from rescuing a deaf dog to catching a stray pit bull wandering the streets.

And, Tia accomplishes another big goal; after eight years of hard work, her memoir is finally published.

It's a jam-packed season filled with higher stakes - and for Tia, another opportunity to fight for special dogs who deserve a chance at life.
 

The Originals 5

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural

The Originals 5

Desperate to see her father Klaus after seven years, Hope resorts to drastic measures to bring her father back to New Orleans.

Hayley attempts to minimise the fallout from Hope's actions, but not before news of what she's done ripples through the city.

Meanwhile, Freya's guilt over not being able to reunite her family gets in the way of her happiness with Keelin, while Rebekah struggles with her inability to fully commit to Marcel.

Finally, struggling without Elijah by his side, Klaus' murderous rampage throughout Europe leads to an unexpected encounter with Caroline Forbes.

TVSA Show Page: The Originals 5
 

The Disappearance of Maura Murray

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: True Crime, Mystery, Documentary Series

The Disappearance of Maura Murray

When bright, young nursing student Maura Murray vanished on 9 February, 2004, witnesses heard what they thought was a car crash and then saw Maura outside her vehicle on the side of the road but, moments later, when police arrived on scene, she was gone.

Her disappearance has fueled a legion of online armchair detectives, causing an endless procession of blogs, books, websites and podcasts.

The Disappearance of Maura Murray follows investigative journalist Maggie Freleng as she attempts to unravel a rabbit hole of unexplored leads, eyewitness discrepancies, missing evidence and questionable actions.
 

Antiques Roadshow 41

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 16h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Antiques Roadshow 41

Fiona Bruce is once again at the helm as members of the public bring along their treasures and heirlooms, as well as the occasional car boot or charity shop find, in the hopes of finding out more about the history of their items and their value.

This season features a First World War special at Etaples Military Cemetery in France, where many interesting items and their stories are shared.

In the Season 41 premiere, "Compilation 1": The Antiques Roadshow looks back at some favourite finds from the past 40 years while a selection of experts reveal what happened next to some memorable items.

Ronnie Archer-Morgan revisits his emotional encounter with a set of Sooty and Sweep puppets and explains how it rekindled memories of a long lost friend from his time in a children's home.

In an extraordinary development, the Antiques Roadshow recording led to Ronnie being reunited with his friend for the first time in 63 years.

We also discover the starring role the Roadshow played in a modern day fairytale, when one keen viewer decided that the Art Deco ring he'd seen on TV would make the perfect engagement ring.

Fiona meets the young couple in question and hears how the Antiques Roadshow inspired a romantic proposal.
 

Counting On 10

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Counting On 10

The lives of the Duggar kids are full of surprises, emotion and milestone moments - and there's plenty to come in the season.

Before their official move, Jinger and Jeremy explore Los Angeles as tourists by hiking up to the Hollywood sign and visiting the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Meanwhile, John David and Abbie travel abroad for their chilly honeymoon to Finland.

Back in the States, the younger Duggar boys purchase three used limos in Philadelphia and embark on a multi-day road trip back to Arkansas.

But even with unexpected car trouble, the boys make sure to enjoy this bonding time - after all, this could be the last time they are together before one of them starts a new courtship.
 

Wicked Tuna: North vs South 6

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Wicked Tuna: North vs South 6

New England anglers TJ and Marciano steam south to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for the winter bluefin tuna season.

They will face new challenges including harsh weather and a new set of competing fishermen with their own southern charms and tactics.

They must compete with each other, large conglomerates and the fish themselves to make ends meet.
 

Gold Rush 10

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Gold Rush 10

Living off the grid in the brutal wilderness of Yukon, a group of ambitious miners are in serious pursuit of gold.

With new miners, new claims, new machines and new ways to pull gold out of the ground, the stakes are higher than ever.

But will big risks lead to a bigger payout?

The teams have huge, brand new machines which help them achieve the largest goals ever seen on the show.

The challenges that lie ahead are numerous, with the team having to work punishing hours around the clock, to keep the machinery in working order.

Their success or failure depends on the friendships that they are able to forge within the community, if they are to stand a chance at all of striking gold.
 

CSI: Miami 9

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

CSI: Miami 9

CSI: Miami is a drama that follows a South Florida team of forensic investigators who use both cutting-edge scientific methods and old-fashioned police work to solve crimes.

Horatio Caine, a former homicide detective, heads a group of investigators who work crimes amid the steamy tropical surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami.

In the Season 9 premiere, "Fallen": The CSI team loses one of their own when a psychotic genius runs wild in Miami.

In the second episode of the weekday double bill, "Sudden Death": When a bottle girl is murdered at an exclusive club, Horatio must search through Miami's most elite guest list to find her killer.

TVSA Show Page: CSI: Miami 9

 

Actors in this post: Fiona Bruce

Shows in this post: The Originals, CSI: Miami



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