New on TV today: Thursday 20 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 20 Feb 2020
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One Day Leader 8

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Competition

One Day Leader 8

Six young people showcase their leadership skills by tackling modern-day South African social, economic and political issues as a way of competing for the title of One Day Leader.

The show tells the story of the evolution of these six young people from ordinary young people into the epitome of the future youth leaders of our country.

One Day Leader is a reality format that aims to identify and develop young leaders, between the ages of 18 and 25, while engaging the public and creating awareness around critical social and economic issues.

For South Africa to reach its developmental goals, and address its many social issues, it will need strong leadership: not only now, but well into the future.

The idea behind One Day Leader is not to criticise current leaders or forms of leadership.

Instead the show aims to encourage young and bright minds to come up with innovative ways of addressing issues, while exposing them to the kinds of challenges and difficulties leaders are faced with.

The show is presented by Pearl Shongwe with judges Ndumiso Hadebe and Gugu Mhlungu.

Grand Designs: The Street

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, DIY

Grand Designs: The Street

Over a period of five years, Kevin McCloud follows 10 households as they set out to build their own homes, culminating in a brand-new street in a special development containing only self- and custom-build homes.

From an eco-home to an 'upside-down' house, some builds are modest while others are ambitious.

Will they all achieve their grand design and have a home in the end?

In the series premiere, "Terry & Olwen and Lynn": The most senior builders on the street set out to create two unique, bespoke homes.

During the construction process, these old friends face serious challenges as their relationship is severely tested.

The Murder Tapes

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Reality

The Murder Tapes

This series uses body-cam footage from police departments across America to tell stories from the viewpoint of the detectives themselves as they are literally solving the case.

This intimate filming technique captures every thrilling moment of a whodunnit murder investigation, all from the eyes of the detectives tasked with catching the killer.

They experience every twist and turn, every false lead, and every breakthrough alongside the detectives, until the killer is captured and sentenced.

First Time Flippers 8

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement, DIY

First Time Flippers 8

Buying your first home is a big deal - but your first flip is a huge undertaking and not for the faint-hearted.

This series follows two brave new flippers set out to turn a profit by flipping their very first home.

Each episode, the flipping duo outlines their renovation budget and deadline for completion, before they set to work on their renovation project.

Armed with varying skill levels, these novice flippers attempt to turn a disaster house into a high dollar flip.

From a gutted ranch-style Oklahoma house to a house with surprise structural damage in Tennessee, the flippers are not only dealing with property problems - but having to wrestle with their own conflicts too.

Do they have what it takes to cash in on the real estate market? Or will they break the bank?

In the Season 8 premiere, "Bugging Out Over Beams": A married couple flips a gutted ranch-style home in Owasso, Oklahoma.

The discovery of termite damage puts this flip behind schedule and over budget from the start.

But the real trouble begins when one flipper ignores the other's design ideas and starts making all the decisions, turning this flip into a power struggle between a cautious wife and a risk-taking husband.


Channels in this post: SABC1, BBC Lifestyle, HGTV


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