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New on TV today: Friday 28 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 28 Feb 2020
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Queen Sono

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama

Queen Sono

Spy thriller series created by Kagiso Lediga which follows Queen Sono (Pearl Thusi), the highly trained top spy in a South African agency whose purpose is to better the lives of African citizens.

The hard-partying spy, assisted by her cohorts from a covert peacekeeping organisation, uses her lethal skills to keep the continent safe from terror while she contends with continual post-traumatic stress and an inconvenient sex addiction by self-medicating with drugs and alcohol.

After the assassination of her mother, Queen grows up to become a kick-ass yet unconventional spy devoted to protecting the people of Africa.

During a dangerous field assignment, Queen unknowingly uncovers shocking details about her mother's death, sparking her own truth-finding mission.

Queen Sono is Netflix's first script-to-screen, fully produced African original series with an all-African cast and crew.

The series was in production for over eight weeks and was shot in 37 different locations across Africa, including the Johannesburg CBD, Sandton, Park Station, Soweto, Lagos, Kenya and Zanzibar.

There are diverse languages throughout the series, including English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Russian and French.

The series also stars Vuyo Dabula as Shandu, an ex-spy who has taken a different path; Sechaba Morojele as Dr. Sid, director of the SOG; with Chi Mhende, Loyiso Madinga and Rob van Vuuren playing agents on his team.

Kate Liquorish plays Ekaterina, heiress of an oligarch family with ulterior motives; and Khathu Ramabulana plays Queen's childhood friend, William, now in a relationship with Enhle Mbali's character, Nova.

Abigail Kubeka plays Mazet, Queen's beloved Gogo, who has always supported Queen - no matter the trouble she gets herself into.

TVSA Show Page: Queen Sono
 

Divorce 3

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Divorce 3

The third and final season of Divorce follows Frances (star and executive producer Sarah Jessica Parker) and her ex-husband, Robert (Thomas Haden Church), as they encounter surprises that spin their post-divorce lives in unexpected directions.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Charred": Frances and Robert, having both moved on, discover that their new lives are much more complicated than anticipated.

Diane has her first face to face with Nick and Dallas continues her quest to connect with her resentful son, Cole.
 

Formula 1: Drive to Survive 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Motoring, Documentary Series, Sport

Formula 1: Drive to Survive 2

Unfiltered access. Unmissable drama. Go inside the fastest sport in the world like never before.

Drive to Survive returns for a 10-part second season, chronicling every twist and turn of the adrenaline-fuelled 2019 season - and for the first time featuring raw inside access with all 10 teams.

Drivers, managers and team owners live life in the fast lane — both on and off the track — during each cutthroat season of Formula 1 racing.

This series reveals the true story of the sport - not only the fight to be number 1, but the battle for the heart, soul, and direction of this multi-billion-dollar business.

Only 20 drivers get to compete in Formula 1 and with some of the sport's top names racing for new teams, 2019 proved to be a season of broken alliances and renewed rivalries.

This year for the first time, all 10 teams, including Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari, gave Netflix insider access as they battled it out for victory in the greatest racing series in the world.

The series goes behind the scenes with the drivers, team principals and owners, to gain a unique and raw perspective on their lives, both on and off the track, and the tension and glamour of the sport.
 

Silent Witness 23

Channel: BBC First (DStv 119)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Police Procedural

Silent Witness 23

Silent Witness returns with Season 23, following a team of forensic pathologists helping police solve murders using clues found on the bodies of the victims - the silent witnesses.

Emilia Fox, Richard Lintern, David Caves and Liz Carr return as the dynamic Lyell unit, for five new topical, thrilling two-part contemporary stories set against the familiar landscapes of London.

A body in the concrete pillar of a car park. A downed plane. Scientific research gone wrong. The cases that end up at the Lyell Centre are rarely straightforward.

Initial suspicions are challenged as the evidence mounts, and Nikki and the team must work harder than ever to find the truth.

In the opening episode, the team investigate a downed private jet. Its passengers include the former US Ambassador, Jonathan Kraft.

Nikki calls her partner Matt from the crash scene to break the news – his friend, and former colleague did not survive the accident. Matt is desperate for answers.

When Thomas is called to an apparent suicide of a successful businessman, he finds unexpected connections to the plane crash.

Are they dealing with a coordinated attack?

TVSA Show Page: Silent Witness 23
 

The Detour 4

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h35
Genre: Comedy

The Detour 4

Season 3 found the Parkers on the lam in Alaska. After months of running, the family finally found a community of misfits and decided to settle down and start rebuilding their lives.

But they were not out of the woods, as the law wasn't far behind.

While Nate and Robin learned to take on new roles in the family, Delilah started to become a young woman.

And Jareb... well he's still Jareb. Well intentioned, bad parenting is at its best in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Season 4 finds the wildly dysfunctional Parker family on an epic world-wide search for their runaway teen daughter, Delilah.

From Tibet to Paraguay and everywhere in between, The Parkers will stop at nothing to get their baby girl back - and piss off everyone in the process.
 

Restaurants on the Edge

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality, Food, Reality Makeover

Restaurants on the Edge

Three food and design experts travel the world to revive failing restaurants by connecting them to the local culture beyond their gorgeous views.

Each hour-long episode invites you into a new restaurant located in a stunning location — on the edge of an ocean, a mountain, or desert.

But despite their outstanding views, these eateries are struggling to create an experience that lives up to their incredible surroundings.

A team of experts lead the way in restaurant transformations that span 10 countries across the 13 episodes: chef Dennis Prescott, designer Karin Bohn and restaurateur Nick Liberato.

By tapping into the soul of the restaurant's surroundings and its community, and by incorporating local tastes, flavours and textures, each expert embarks on a journey to transform not just the restaurant, but the owners' outlook as well.

Featuring breathtaking locations and diverse ways of life, Restaurants on the Edge focuses on creating outstanding restaurant experiences by making connections with local communities and cultures.

 

Shows in this post: Queen Sono, Silent Witness

Channels in this post: Netflix South Africa, M-Net, BBC First



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