New on TV today: Sunday 22 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 22 Dec 2019
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Rise of the Superbombs

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Documentary, Factual

Rise of the Superbombs

When President Trump ordered the use of the "Mother of All Bombs" over Afghanistan, it ushered in a new age of military technology.

The 20,000 pound, school bus-sized bomb was the largest ever used in combat, but it is a technology already over a decade old.

A new arms race of massive, non-nuclear bombs is well underway.

Rise of the Superbombs is a two-hour special that will provide unprecedented access to the Pentagon and military testing sites to understand the technology and capability of these devastating weapons.

The special takes you inside the new world of futuristic conventional warfare with stunning CGI, newly declassified footage, insider insights from senior officers and engineers, and a series of immersive field tests dissecting the science behind 21st century warfare.

Wild Life: The Big Freeze

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Nature, Wildlife

Wild Life: The Big Freeze

Wildlife filmmaker Bertie Gregory travels to the edge of the Canadian Arctic, where a unique group of hard-core animals have figured out how to thrive.

Bertie braves freezing temperatures for close encounters with Arctic wildlife, even a harp seal pup on its first swim.

Bertie has channeled a childhood obsession with wildlife into photography.

Photos from this obsession earned him recognition early on in his career, including been named a National Geographic Young Explorer and the Youth Outdoor Photographer of the Year.

Bertie's goal is to now find stories that get people to fall in love with the natural world and show that looking after wildlife is more than just a nice thing to do, it's crucial to all our futures.

The Dead Files 8

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 21h45
Genre: Supernatural, Reality

The Dead Files 8

Physical "medium" Amy Allan and former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi combine their skills to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted properties across America.

In this series, Allan and DiSchiavi investigate each case separately keeping their findings hidden from one another; and each case reveals a dark or tragic history.

They include the violent paranormal activity at a family home in Missouri with connections to a ruthless Civil War-era leader, and a historic bed and breakfast linked to a horrific murder-suicide.

Using his detective skills, DiSchiavi interviews witnesses and experts, and researches the history and facts behind each location.

Allan, a so-called "medium" who claims to see and communicate with the dead, assesses the property to identify what underlying entities reside there.

In a dramatic conclusion, they reveal their discoveries to their clients – and each other – and decide if it's safe for the property owners to stay there.

Africa's Wild Horizons

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 16h00
Genre: Nature, Wildlife

Africa's Wild Horizons

Africa's spectacular biodiversity extends across a vast, numerous network of ecosystems.

Explore the continent's incredible landscape and the unique wildlife that call its many different environments home.

Africa's most diverse ecosystems, important breeding grounds, critical migration paths and popular watering holes are on stunning display as we journey across the Serengeti, down the Mara River and over the forests of Ruaha National Park.

In the series premiere, "The Waterberg - Mountains of Life": In the Limpopo region of South Africa lies an ancient land.

From rolling grasslands to rocky gorges, wildlife has learnt to make the most of what's on offer.


Channels in this post: History Africa, Nat Geo Wild, M-Net, Travel Channel


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