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New on TV today: Thursday 6 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 Feb 2020
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The Case

Channel: CuriosityStream (DStv 185)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

The Case

Every cop has a case that haunts him and hits his life. A case so intense and personal that pushes him past his limits.

And when a cop ends up to go fully on record, this case remains rooted in you.

In each episode of the series, a police officer reveals the strongest moments of the investigation that marked his life.

In the series premiere, "Murder at the Boarding School": In November 2011, Agnès Marin, 13, vanishes from her boarding school in the Cévennes. Lieutenant-Colonel Depierre heads the inquiry.

After 48 hours of interrogating witnesses and searching in wintery conditions, the body is found in the forest.
 

Rescued

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Adventure

Rescued

New series that does a 180 on the traditional survival genre, telling dramatic real-life stories from across the globe using footage captured by the rescuers themselves.

The series puts the viewer into the heart of action for every second of the unfolding drama, and every heart-stopping twist and turn.

See the action through the rescuers' eyes in real time as they put their own lives on the line saving others.

In the series premiere, "Disaster Strikes": In this episode a novice caver is trapped in a flooding passage, a helicopter crew need to find a way to save an injured hiker from an inaccessible crevice, and in Australia two spearfishermen are stranded miles from shore in shark-infested waters.
 

Britain's Greatest Bridges

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 19h20
Genre: Documentary Series, Technology

Britain's Greatest Bridges

Engineer Rob Bell tells the story of some of the most iconic and interesting bridges in the UK.

The Forth Rail Bridge, Tower Bridge, The Clifton Suspension Bridge, The Britannia Bridge, The Tyne Bridge and The Humber Bridge all feature in this series, in which we discover how six of Britain's most iconic bridges were designed and constructed.

In the series premiere, "The Forth Rail Bridge": The last of the truly great Victorian engineering triumphs, the Forth Rail Bridge has grown to symbolise Scotland.

However, as Rob discovers, this incredible engineering achievement was born from tragedy.
 

Moonshiners 9

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

Moonshiners 9

As they bury one of their last old-time legends, a dozen surviving moonshiners must join forces to fight for their way of life, before it's gone forever.

Branded "outlaws" for generations, unprecedented demand for their backwoods spirits is making it harder than ever for these masters of distilling to practice their craft in the shadows.

In the Blue Ridge Mountains, veteran moonshiner Tickle returns to the woods after years in jail; and it's not long before he lures his friend Tim back to the outlaw side.

Meanwhile, Mark and Digger start a new shine season, but make a risky move with a new hired hand.

Facing double the number of government raids driven by corporate greed to profit from the "hand-made" spirits boom, the very culture these moonshiners stand for is on the line.

The heat is on as they strive to keep their traditional way of life alive.
 

Long Lost Family 8

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Long Lost Family 8

Presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, Long Lost Family offers a last chance for people who are desperate to find long lost relatives.

The series helps a handful of people, some of whom have been searching in vain for many years, find the family members they are desperately seeking.

It explores the background and context of each family's estrangement, and tracks the detective work and often complex and emotional process of finding each lost relative before they are reunited.

With the help and support of Davina and Nicky, each relative is guided and supported through the process of tracing the member of their family they have been desperately seeking, in some cases for most of their lives.

Long Lost Family reveals the background to each case, the social context of each case, and reasons why these estrangements occurred.

In the Season 8 premiere: A man whose last contact with his father was when he was six and a woman whose life was transported from Bogota to Berkshire when her Colombian birth mother gave her up for adoption are now both in search of their birth family.
 

Border Wars 2

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 17h50
Genre: Docu-Reality

Border Wars 2

An estimated 10+ million people live in the U.S. illegally. From the controversial border fence to controversial immigration laws, illegal immigration is hotly debated.

For those responsible for securing the borders, protecting the nation goes beyond politics, as they intercept daily an illicit flow of narcotics, money and weapons.

The risks have never been higher, with the violent Mexican drug wars a stone's throw from U.S. soil and criminals armed with increasingly sophisticated technology.

Ride shotgun with agents patrolling the Rio Grande, just across from the epicenter of violent cartel wars, where heavily armed criminals outnumber agents.

See how ground and air units use the latest military-grade technology, including drones, thermal imaging and mobile cameras.

And join agents as they raid stash houses to break up smuggling operations, or risk their own lives to save those close to succumbing to harsh weather and terrain.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Death On The Rio Grande": US Customs and Border Protection agents patrol the US-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, uncovering a stash house filled with illegal immigrants.

 

Actors in this post: Davina McCall



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