New on TV today: Wednesday 15 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 15 Jan 2020
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The Disappearance of My Mother

Channel: SundanceTV (DStv 108)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary

The Disappearance of My Mother

Benedetta wants to disappear.

An iconic fashion model in the 1960s, she became a muse to Warhol, Dali, Penn and Avedon. As a radical feminist in the 1970s, she fought for the rights and emancipation of women.

But at the age of 75, she becomes fed up with all the roles that life has imposed upon her and decides to leave everything and everybody behind, to disappear to a place as far as possible from the world she knows.

Hiding behind the camera, her son Beniamino witnesses her journey.

Having filmed her since he was a child in spite of all her resistance, he now wants to make a film about her, to keep her close for as long as possible – or, at least, as long as his camera keeps running.

The making of the film turns into a battle between mother and son, a stubborn fight to capture the ultimate image of Benedetta – the image of her liberation.

Power 3

TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama

Power 3

From executive producer Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson comes Season 3 of the drama Power, steeped in the seductive nightlife of New York's elite and the violent underworld of international drug cartels.

Season 3 finds James St. Patrick as the owner of new nightclubs, out of the drug game, and in a rekindled relationship with his first love, Angela - the Assistant United States Attorney sworn to bring him to justice.

But just as they begin to believe James' past criminal persona of 'Ghost' may finally be behind them, both are forced to face the consequences of running from a life from which no one gets away clean.

James' estranged best friend Tommy has just reunited with his newly returned love, Holly, but he must attempt to not only rebuild Lobos' devastated drug organisation, but to kill Ghost - turning brother against brother.

He's on the verge of having everything he's ever wanted, but will this new phase of James St. Patrick's life end before it begins with old sins and the specter of 'Ghost' coming back to haunt him?

Be careful what you wish for.

TVSA Show Page: Power 3

Jamie's Ultimate Veg

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Food, Lifestyle

Jamie's Ultimate Veg

Packed full of phenomenal food, award-winning chef Jamie Oliver is back with a series celebrating all things veg.

In this series, Jamie's cooking up a stunning collection of beautifully vibrant, hearty and healthy veg dishes encouraging meat-eaters and vegetarians to put vegetables front and centre.

Not only that, he will seek inspiration from around the UK and the globe, meeting people who inspire and excite him with new ways to hero vegetables.

9-1-1 3

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

9-1-1 3

The first-responder drama returns with a double bill at 19h30 - from next week it airs in single episodes at 20h00.

In the first episode of the new season, "Kids Today": Athena enlists the 118's help when a teenager speeds out of control on the freeway.

Meanwhile, a routine traffic stop uncovers a shocking kidnapping and Buck struggles with his recovery.

In the second episode of the feature double bill, "Sink or Swim": A massive tsunami hits the Santa Monica Pier, placing Buck and Christopher's lives in danger.

Alaskan Bush People 5

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h55
Genre: Docu-Reality, Nature

Alaskan Bush People 5

Deep in the Alaskan wilderness an incredible family was born and raised wild.

Billy Brown, his wife Ami and their seven grown children are so far removed from civilisation that they often go six to nine months of the year without seeing an outsider.

They've developed their own accent and dialect, refer to themselves as a "wolf pack," and at night, all nine members of the family sleep together in a one-room cabin.

The Brown family has been working tirelessly to ready North Star Ranch over the past year, embarking on a mission to build infrastructure and finally realise their legacy on the mountain.

This season, spring descends on North Star Ranch, as the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, Billy and Ami, push the next generation of the Wolfpack - Bam, Bear, Gabe, Noah, Bird and Rain - to strengthen their own footholds on the mountain to create a bigger, better, more sustainable version of Browntown.

The Brown family's quest to achieve their dream of a fully self-contained village is on the line. The homestead has a different dynamic this season with new wives and babies joining the family.

Brothers Gabe and Noah are settling down with significant others and beginning their journeys as parents in the wild.

Noah moves forward with his plans to build a home and bring Rhain Alisha and Baby Elijah back to the mountain while Gabe and Raquel prepare for a Bush wedding and the first granddaughter.

After meeting his 'bush princess', Bear begins dating which leads to big news of his own.

With more mouths to feed than ever before and depleted resources, the Wolfpack is forced to create a much more self-sustainable mountain, with power and water connecting each individual dwellings.

Just as the dream is within reach and each sibling has established his or her own distinct role in the community - father Billy is given a grave prognosis by doctors - his days may be numbered continuing his lifestyle.

Thumbing his nose at society, it's live free or die as Billy doubles down on the dream; and the family comes together in a final frenzy before winter to build Billy, Ami, and the new mini-wolfpacks a communal home in the middle of the ranch.

The Brown family will tackle new challenges like never before and every member of the Wolfpack must make valuable contributions to the homestead in order for the family to survive and thrive on the mountain.


Actors in this post: 50 Cent

Shows in this post: Power

Channels in this post: SundanceTV,, BBC Lifestyle, M-Net, Discovery Channel


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