Life on Fire
CuriosityStream (DStv 185)
Nature, Wildlife, Documentary Series
Each episode of Life on Fire paints survival stories around different volcanoes.
From the dark abyss to pristine snow-capped peaks, spectacular scenery provides the backdrop for the extraordinary animals and plants that have learned to juggle with fire.
Each time a volcano erupts, animals have a choice: face the consequences or flee.
And because these animals are adapted to living with fire, often they run straight into another volcano and another explosion — out of the frying pan into the fire.
Fragile and engaging, these creatures teach us lessons in survival in a world as fascinating as it is dangerous.
Like humans, volcanoes have a natural life cycle: they are born, live for a period then die.
Surrounding these giants of fire and ash, natural selection has only retained those capable of adapting to the three phases of an eruption: before, during and after.
To give a comprehensive vision of these phenomena, the series shows a number of different volcanoes.
The Good Doctor 2
M-Net City (DStv 115)
Drama, Medical Drama
Freddie Highmore stars as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital's surgical unit.
Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital's board and staff when he brings him in to join the team.
In the Season 2 premiere, "Hello": Shaun's proposed treatment for a homeless patient puts him and Jared in Andrews' crosshairs.
Meanwhile, Claire tries to overcome Melendez's reluctance to do a risky heart operation while Glassman must overcome his personal feelings about his oncologist, Dr. Marina Blaize (guest star Lisa Edelstein), and face a difficult decision about his health.
Project Runway All Stars 7
1Magic (DStv 103)
Fashion, Reality Competition
In the final season of Project Runway All Stars, 14 talented designers - all winners from the Project Runway franchise from across the globe - will compete to be named world champion of the catwalk.
The all-star designers include seven designers from the U.S. and seven designers from the international versions of Runway from Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, The UK and Canada.
Alyssa Milano returns as host with judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman, and mentor Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire.
For this international winners' season, JC Penney is selling looks inspired by the winning designs every week immediately following the premiere of each episode, with a weekly $5,000 and other prizes up for grabs in addition to the Grand Prize.
Guest judges who will help determine the first ever world-champion include actors Debra Messing, Vanessa Williams, Sofia Carson, Peyton List, Andrew Rannells, Andrea Riseborough, Cynthia Erivo and Asia Kate Dillon.
There are also TV personalities Wendy Williams and Tamron Hall, and models Lily Aldridge, Olivia Culpo, Joan Smalls, Martha Hunt and Jasmine Tookes.
Other guest judges include race car driver Danica Patrick, designers Reem Acra and Rebecca Minkoff, fashion icon Iris Apfel, and the toughest Runway judge of all, Nina Garcia.
The winner of the final season will collaborate with JC Penney on a capsule collection as part of the Project Runway line to be sold at select JC Penney stores and online.
Additional prizes include a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine and position as contributing editor for a year, a complete sewing studio from Brother Sewing and Embroidery, an inspiring trip for two to London, England and the opportunity to create a signature nail colour from luxury make up brand, butterLONDON.
To top it all off, the winner receives a $100,000 grand prize to elevate their business and build their brand.
ITV Choice (DStv 123)
Drama, Police Procedural
Shaun Evans reprises his role as DS Endeavour Morse, alongside Roger Allam as DCI Fred Thursday, for a new set of compelling cases.
The new trilogy of films mark Endeavour and his colleagues entering a new decade and era of change.
Opening on New Year's Eve 1969, normal order has been resumed and the team reunited at Castle Gate CID, with Chief Superintendent Bright back in charge.
However, the events of the past year have left their mark, and the new season will see old friendships challenged and new relationships blossom.
In the first film of the new season, "Oracle": As Endeavour sees in the new year – 1970 – at an opera house in Venice, a murder on an Oxford towpath speaks to Thursday's intuition, and convinced he has the man responsible, he vows to bring him to justice.
Returning home, Endeavour makes a new acquaintance, and old friendships show signs of strain.
Later, when an exciting new educational television programme appeals for Academic presenters, a contentious college project develops into a fatal battle of the sexes.
On investigating, Endeavour and Thursday discover a potential link between the department and a young woman's troubling premonitions.
Age of Big Cats
CuriosityStream (DStv 185)
Wildlife, Documentary Series
A three-part look at today's seven species of big cats and their ancient ancestors from the early ice ages two-million years ago.
Lions, tigers, snow leopards, pumas, cheetahs, leopards and jaguars are widely recognised as some of the most powerful predators on Earth, and much is misunderstood about their rise to the top of the food chain.
While it is often believed that these modern big cats evolved from the mighty sabretooths, the truth is that they actually competed with them for survival.
Naturalist and filmmaker Martin Dohrn directed the series, serving as storyteller and tour guide to some of the most dangerous and remote locations on the planet - where big cats reign and nature is at its most savage.
Armed with super slow-motion and unique night vision equipment, Dohrn and team offer some of the most spectacular 4K images ever captured of these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.
Each of the seven big cat species is closely profiled - examining their hunting tactics, natural habitats, social orders, and evolutionary journeys.
Age of Big Cats uses the most contemporary CGI animation to travel back millions of years and illustrate the rugged environments of the Pleistocene Era.
Applying the latest scientific information and zoological theory, Dohrn and team bring audiences back to the Ice Ages.
At first, sabretooths dominated, but the early big cats developed their advanced hunting skills that enabled them to live alongside the sabretooths.
But when new, completely different predators arrived - human hunters - the sabretooths dwindled to extinction, while the big cats survived.