New on TV today: Monday 13 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 13 Apr 2020
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Very Scary People

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 21h55
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Very Scary People

A six-episode series that chronicles the twisted lives of some of the most frightening, diabolical characters in recent history.

Each two-part episode traces the horrible, criminal acts of these elusive outcasts and the eventual road to justice.

Hosted by Donnie Wahlberg, the series documents the horrific killings of Charles Manson, Aileen Wuornos, John Wayne Gacy, the Rev Jim Jones, The NorCal Rapist and the Zodiac Killer.

In the series premiere, "Charles Manson: The Devil's Work Part 1": Charles Manson was born a bad kid, became a teenage thief and a violent predator, and by the end, spent far more than half his life behind bars.

He had the ability to charm and the power of persuasion, but he chose to use those talents for sinister purposes.

This episode details the horror of the vicious attacks and explains how Manson was able to convince his hippie followers to brutally murder innocent strangers.

Flesh and Blood

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Miniseries

Flesh and Blood

A darkly witty  four-part drama which explores family dynamics and modern relationships as they spiral towards a tragedy and possible crime.

This is a modern story of three adult siblings - Helen, Jake and Natalie - who are thrown into disarray when their recently widowed mother Vivien declares she's in love with a new man, retired surgeon Mark.

Tensions rise as the siblings question why Vivien hasn't mentioned Mark before and are forced to reassess her entire marriage to their father.

Mark seems devoted to her, but isn't it all a bit sudden?

Even Vivien's neighbour, Mary, is surprised by this turn of events and closely scrutinises the new arrival. She feels protective of Vivien and this family she has known so well and for so long.

At the same time, events in the siblings' own love-lives start to spiral out of control.

Vivien's eldest daughter Helen is overloaded at work, unaware that her family is fracturing as husband George and daughter Lily feel ignored.

Middle son Jake is a personal fitness instructor. His marriage with Leila hit the rocks months ago thanks to Jake's gambling.

In order to regain Leila's trust and put his family back together, he'll need to pay back his debts. With this in mind, a wealthy client offers him a highly unorthodox solution.

Vivien's youngest daughter, Natalie, has been involved with Tony for nearly five years now. However, she expertly conceals this as Tony happens to be her boss – and also married.

Natalie's growing worry that, despite his promises, Tony will never leave his wife, leads her down a dangerous path.

When Vivien suffers a health scare and Mark moves in to look after her, the siblings become alarmed about their mother's growing dependence on him and suspect that he's only after her money.

But can they overcome years of sibling rivalry to truly put their mother's health and happiness first?

Lawless Island 2

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Lawless Island 2

On a remote Alaskan Island, 65 people have left normal society behind to choose an off-the-grid, isolated lifestyle.

The stakes are high, the land is rugged, and the weather is unforgiving. With no roads or government, Port Protection needs the community to survive.

In Season 2, the volatile climate of Southeast Alaska challenges Port Protection's residents who live on the edge of society.

In the Season 2 premiere, "The Cost of Paradise": As winter approaches in Port Protection, residents must be prepared or face dire consequences.

Open deer season provides Gary Muehlberger with an opportunity to stockpile meat for the season ahead.

Stuart Andrews and Dave Squibb combine to fish for halibut to fill their freezers.

In the wake of Jethro's passing, Curly Leech trains a new dog for life in Southeast Alaska.

And Mary Miller faces her fears to harvest firewood for the coming winter.

Pointless 22

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Quiz Show, Game Show

Pointless 22

Hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, Pointless is a quiz show in which teams of two contestants have to score as few points as possible by finding obscure but correct answers to questions.

Before the show, each question has already been posed to 100 people who have 100 seconds to give as many correct answers as they can think of.

The less commonly known answers are the ones the contestants are looking for as they are worth the least points, whereas incorrect answers are awarded the full 100 points.

A 'Pointless' answer is one which none of the 100 people gave.

The couple that makes it through to the third and final round has the chance to win the jackpot of £1,000, which rolls over each episode if the finalists don't find a pointless answer.


Actors in this post: Donnie Wahlberg, Alexander Armstrong

1 Comment

13 Apr 2020 20:58

I've just learnt that Insecure season 4 is premiering on 1 Magic just now at 21h30. They didn't market this at all considering what a huge following this series has. Showmax has been the one marketing the premier for months now. So disappointing of DSTV.

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