Witness to Disaster
National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
Documentary Series, Nature
Stories of disaster, told through the eyes of those who were there.
A mine collapses in Chile, wildfires burn in Portugal, a debris flow crushes a Californian town, tornadoes rampage across the US, a ship sinks in a hurricane and an earthquake brings destruction to Nepal.
Through forensic analysis, this series reveals how these events unfolded and how split-second decisions make the difference between life and death.
In the series premiere: The tornado super outbreak in April 2011 is unprecedented: over just four days, 360 tornadoes leave a trail of devastation as deadly weather systems build along the southern states of the USA.
Merry Happy Whatever
Netflix South Africa
10h00 (all episodes)
A struggling LA musician tries to win over his new girlfriend's gruff dad and quirky, tight-knit siblings on a 10-day Christmas visit to Philadelphia.
Set during the happy but hectic days before and after Christmas, the sitcom follows Don Quinn (Dennis Quaid), a strong-willed patriarch from Philadelphia doing his best to balance the stress of the holidays with the demands of his close-knit but eclectic family - and his family doing their best to manage him.
But when youngest daughter Emmy arrives home from L.A. with a new boyfriend, struggling musician Matt, Don's belief that "there's the Quinn way... and the wrong way" is put to the test.
From Emmy Award-winning creator Tucker Cawley (Everybody Loves Raymond), Merry Happy Whatever is a heartwarming comedy that proves while family may not come wrapped up in a neat little bow, it sometimes can still be the greatest gift.
Charles: 50 Years a Prince
ITV Choice (DStv 123)
Documentary that commemorates HRH Prince Charles' enduring tenure as Prince of Wales.
Featuring unseen archive, new revelations and an interview with his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, this deeply personal film tells a unique story of the longest-serving Prince of Wales in British history and how he won over a nation with his deep passion for its landscape, people and culture.
Prince Charles became Prince of Wales aged just nine years old, but it was not until 11 years later, in the summer of 1969, that he was formally invested with the title by the Queen in a spectacular ceremony at Caernarfon Castle.
The event was watched by half a billion people around the world, putting Wales firmly on the global stage.
But it was not without controversy as, for some, the celebration also became a moment for nationalist protest.
Five decades on, the Prince is now the longest-serving Prince of Wales in history and his affection for the nation and its people is as strong as ever.
Around the world he is widely regarded as one of the nation's greatest ambassadors.
In commemoration of this landmark anniversary, ITV has been granted unique access to the Prince at his secluded Welsh home of Llwynywermod, and with the Duchess of Cornwall on their annual Welsh tour, making new friends and reconnecting with people from the Prince's past.
People Magazine Investigates 4
IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
True Crime, Documentary Series
They say justice is blind; but the path to that lofty ideal is often paved with dramatic twists and turns, tales of betrayal, buried secrets and unsung heroes.
In this series, People magazine seeks to uncover the truth behind some of the USA's most infamous characters and iconic stories of crime.
The series delves into the heart-wrenching stories of lives and families ripped apart by crimes that transcended news and became part of popular culture.
Featuring exclusive interviews, new facts and emotional first-hand accounts by those closest to the investigation, People's own journalists seek to divulge new facts and evidence while revealing the shocking twists and unexpected resolutions that occurred while they were investigating each emotionally riveting case.
These are extraordinary tales of ordinary people who were thrust into the national spotlight.
In the Season 4 premiere, "The Springfield Three": On 6 June, 1992, Suzie Streeter and Stacy McCall are out celebrating high school graduation. By morning, the teens are missing, along with Suzie's mother.