New on TV today: Tuesday 18 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 18 Feb 2020
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The BRIT Awards 2020

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 22h00 (live)
Genre: Awards, Music, Variety

The BRIT Awards 2020

The biggest awards night on the UK's music calendar returns to celebrate its 40th year, as the annual star-studded event plays host to a number of performances and unique collaborations from some of the biggest names in the music business.

Comedian Jack Whitehall is back to lead proceedings at the event in London's O2 Arena, bringing his enthusiasm, charisma and fun to the show.

With stars such as Liam Payne and Freya Ridings putting on exclusive performances, and with a shake-up in the award categories, this year's event aims to be an unmissable extravaganza.

Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel and Stormzy will join BRITs Rising Star winner Celeste to perform on the show.

Unexplained & Unexplored

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h55
Genre: Documentary Series, History

Unexplained & Unexplored

Urban explorer and detective Justin Fornal and nature filmmaker Emiliano Ruprah team up in this series.

Using rare and detailed historical maps along with high-tech imaging, they investigate some of the world's most enduring mysteries.

An English ship filled with stolen treasures long-rumoured to be hidden under the sands of the California desert.

A lost gold mine in the mountains of Arizona, said to contain over 200 million dollars' worth of pure gold.

And, the mysterious death of famous explorer Meriwether Lewis that some say was an assassination.

Together, with the help of their antique maps, the duo aims to find out the truth behind these legendary tales and more.

Ultimate Supercar

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Motoring

Ultimate Supercar

Today's high-end high-performance Supercars are an amazing combination of art and science.

Ultimate Supercar finds out how they do it and goes behind the scenes at some of the most legendary automotive marques to discover the hidden engineering secrets and keys to each machine's success.

In the series premiere, "Aston Martin DBS Superleggera": Aston Martin is the last true automotive independent and to stay alive, the brand needs to replace their halo machine: the DBS Superleggera.

Hip Hop: The Songs that Shook America

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

Hip Hop: The Songs that Shook America

Each episode of this documentary series focuses on a groundbreaking song pivotal to the evolution of American music and culture.

Artists, their collaborators and other influential musical and cultural figures deconstruct compositions, revisit the impact the song had on them personally, and dissect the socio-economic and cultural conditions that inspired the landmark work and gave voice to a generation.

Some of the songs featured in the series include Kanye West's Jesus Walks, Kendrick Lamar's Alright, Run-D.M.C.'s Rock Box, Queen Latifah's Ladies First, and more.


Actors in this post: Queen Latifah


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