New on TV today: Friday 1 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Nov 2019
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Channel: BBC First (DStv 119)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Period Drama


Inspired by Jane Austen's unfinished final novel, Sanditon is a compelling depiction of a developing Regency seaside town at the forefront of the great social and economic changes of the age.

When a carriage accident introduces the young Charlotte Heywood to the Parker family, she embarks on a journey from the only home she has ever known to the seaside idyll of Sanditon.

Carried along by the enthusiasm of entrepreneur Tom Parker for the development of the once small fishing village into a fashionable seaside resort, Charlotte quickly finds herself at the heart of a diverse and unexpected community.

From the direct but miserly Lady Denham, on whose fortune the Sanditon project relies, to the bitter fight between the numerous relatives hoping to inherit Lady Denham's money, Charlotte quickly discovers that not everyone is as they first appear.

With the arrival of a wealthy mixed race heiress, and a succession of hypochondriacs seeking saltwater 'cures' flooding in, Charlotte must learn for the first time to navigate the complex social structures evident in the town.

And then there is Sidney Parker. Handsome, but also the most wild of the Parker brothers, Sidney and Charlotte almost immediately clash.

Charlotte - spirited, open and inexperienced - is tactlessly forthright about Sidney's family and he is affronted by her stridency and naïve ignorance.

With the dark sea stretching out behind them, and the bustle of a regency ball just out of ear-shot, the battle lines of this central, winding and heated romance are drawn.

Amidst the rival suitors and unexpected danger, can Charlotte and Sidney see past each other's flaws and forge a real relationship?

Against the backdrop of Tom's ambitious vision for the town beginning to crumble, can Sanditon – and Charlotte's place within it – be saved?

This rich, family saga stretching from the West Indies to the rotting alleys of London, leads us to the heart of a town consumed by class divide, ambition, power play and romance.

In Sanditon, Charlotte Heywood comes to discover herself... and ultimately find love.

Hello Mr. Right Nigeria

Channel: ST Novela E (StarSat 127)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Hello Mr. Right Nigeria

Follows the general format of the Chinese dating show If You Are the One.

During the show, a male guest introduces himself and tries to impress a group of female participants.

The women can opt-out of the selection process if they don't like the guy, and he picks the woman he wants to date from the ones who are left after a series of questions.

Hello Mr. Right is for anyone who is single and searching and is described as "a fun way to meet interesting people and maybe find that special one".

The successfully matched couple will win N300,000.

Queer Eye: We're in Japan!

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

Queer Eye: We're in Japan!

The Fab Five touch down in Tokyo to spread the joy, explore the culture, and help four Japanese men and women find the confidence to be themselves.

Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming), Karamo Brown (Culture) and Tan France (Fashion) bring their expertise to Tokyo.

Working with Kiko Mizuhara as their guide in every episode and Naomi Watanabe as special guest comedian to make-better a group of heroes, they learn and experience Japanese cuisine, fashion, design, grooming and culture firsthand.

Fire in Paradise

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary, Factual, Nature

Fire in Paradise

In this documentary, survivors recall the catastrophic 2018 Camp Fire, which razed the town of Paradise and became California's deadliest wildfire.

On the morning of 8 November, 2018, a seemingly small fire broke out in Butte County, California near the town of Paradise.

Over the course of a few short hours, the Camp Fire grew into the country's deadliest wildfire in over a century, killing 85 people and destroying Paradise.

Through first-hand footage of the disaster and personal interviews with survivors and emergency responders, Fire in Paradise vividly retells the terrifying survival stories from that day.

The 100 5

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

The 100 5

For four seasons, The 100 have fought to survive. That fight has torn them apart, turned them against each other, and taken the lives of their closest friends.

Season 4 introduced our heroes to the harsh truth that the human race is doomed to face an unbeatable enemy: the remaining nuclear reactors on Earth have melted down and are setting the atmosphere on fire.

Our heroes had very little time to prepare for the worst, with every possible solution disappearing almost as quickly as they were able to come up with them. With a literal countdown to the end of the world, our heroes will be forced to go to unimaginable lengths to make it out alive - with or without each other.

In the aftermath of Praimfaya, they must begin again, and with Season 5 our heroes will have to examine their responsibility to the new place they call home, and the future generations who will inhabit it.

Can they begin again and celebrate what remains, or will the frailties of human nature cost them their one chance to rise from the ashes?

In the Season 5 premiere, "Eden": Clarke (Eliza Taylor) struggles to survive on a desolate, scorched earth while her friends in space come across a long-awaited beacon of hope.

TVSA Show Page: The 100 5

Atypical 3

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

Atypical 3

Atypical is a coming-of-age story that follows Sam (Keir Gilchrist), a 19-year-old on the autism spectrum as he searches for love and independence.

While Sam is on his funny and emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the ongoing central theme of the series: what does it really mean to be normal?

In Season 3, Sam starts his first year of college and is faced with the challenge of figuring out what success means for him, while adjusting to the changes that come with growing up.

Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as his mother, Elsa, who continues her own journey of self-discovery as her children grow older and more independent.

Michael Rapaport plays his father, Doug, and Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam's sister, Casey.

Recurring this season are Sara Gilbert as Sam's new Ethics professor, and Eric McCormack as his art professor.


Shows in this post: The 100

Channels in this post: BBC First, Netflix South Africa


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