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New on TV today: Tuesday 14 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 14 Apr 2020
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Fynskrif 3

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Afrikaans

Fynskrif 3

Katrien's life hangs by a thread. Rene is diagnosed with cancer. Wian brought a baby home just a few days after he and Adele got married. Jaco left for Spain, leaving Lara alone.

Is there a silver lining at the end of this dark cloud? All questions are answered in the third and final season of Fynskrif.

Over the final 13 episodes of the Afrikaans legal drama, the focus is on the characters' personal and family lives. Everyone must finally decide what they really want out of life.

Ben (Neels van Jaarsveld) and Lara (Tinarie van Wyk Loots) have to face their mother's illness with their father Hans (Chris van Niekerk).

It's not going to be easy, but it also gives them clarity on their own future: what does it mean to truly love? What is important? And how do you find a balance between work and life?

Similar questions also influence other characters in Fynskrif. Especially Wian (Edwin van der Walt) and Adele (Christia Visser), who have to decide very early on in their marriage what it means to be a family.

But it's not just all doom and gloom - Dolf (Charlton George) and Gertrude (Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp) are radiantly happy and pregnant. Is it going to be a little girl or a boy?

Corné (Beer Adriaanse) and Christelle (Rolanda Marais) take their first step towards a full relationship, but will Corné really grow up this time?

There is also a new lawyer joining the practice. Inge Senekal (played by Nicole Holm) is a mother of two who returns to law after many years.

She immediately falls in with the daily routine of the practice. She provides Ben, Lilani (Lea Vivier), Wian and everyone else with a shoulder to cry on... and a packet of fudge from her handbag.

Also, Thandi (Crystal-Donna Roberts) returns to great fanfare, but her relationship with Corné is no longer the same - and she also carries a dark secret.

But Van Wyk and Partners remain a legal practice and people mess up and there are always issues that need attention.

From a farmer and his wife who wants to divorce because he doesn't want to leave the farm, to a teacher who is fired for being a cabaret dancer to a former professor of Ben's who charged with drunken driving, there is a wide variety of cases.

Guest stars include Laudo Liebenberg from the band aKING, Pierre van Pletzen, Annelize van der Ryst and Melt Sieberhagen.

The third season also features the children's matric farewell, a wedding or two, a camp weekend and even a whirlwind tour.

Life in all its wonderful complexity plays out in the third and final season.

TVSA Show Page: Fynskrif 3
 

uMndeni 2

Channel: Moja Love (DStv 157)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

uMndeni 2

Rejected by family members for being different in spiritual and gender preference as well as physical appearance, Kolobe and his three husbands - Fisiwe Zwane, Alfie Mahlangabeza and Ayanda Madonsela - allowed love, respect and appreciation for one another to help them heal and find a place of belonging in the first season.

Now get ready to meet Alpheus Maseko, who also has an unconventional family made up of two wives and five husbands who are nyangas and isangoma.

Two of Maseko's partners are also siblings.

The series explores issues of polygamy, gender, sexuality and traditional practices.

But there's also entertainment galore on a purely practical level as these eight people try to live together.
 

Louis Theroux: Mothers on the Edge

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 22h15
Genre: Documentary

Louis Theroux: Mothers on the Edge

Pregnancy and motherhood are often hailed as the happiest time in a woman's life, but it can also be a time of extreme stress and psychiatric difficulty.

In the UK, around one in five new mums experience a mental health problem before their baby's first birthday, many for the first time in their life.

Award-winning filmmaker Louis Theroux returns to the UK to spend time in two specialist psychiatric units, which treat mothers experiencing serious mental illness whilst allowing them to live alongside their babies.

Immersing himself on the wards, he meets women who have been admitted with a range of serious conditions - including depression, anxiety and psychosis - often triggered by birth or the strains of motherhood.

As he follows the patients and their families both in hospital and recovering back at home, Louis explores what lies behind their recent crisis and discovers the immense challenge in caring for two people in the most vulnerable state of their lives.
 

Expedition X

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h55
Genre: Reality

Expedition X

Real life Indiana Jones, adventurer Josh Gates, has decided it's time to really explore the dark side of the planet.

He's put together a team to undertake investigations delving into realms beyond the 'unknown.'

They include scientist Phil Torres and paranormal researcher Jessica Chobot, who have been brought in to investigate reports of supernatural encounters, mysterious creatures and extra-terrestrial phenomena.

Whether it's tracking paranormal activity in Mexico City or trekking through the remote jungles of Cambodia in search of a legendary ape-man, they embark on unprecedented expeditions into the unexplained and perhaps... unexplainable.
 

Cold Feet 8

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Cold Feet 8

Packed full of highs and lows, Cold Feet follows our tight-knit group of friends as they navigate their way through mid-life, facing whatever life throws at them, together.

The new season finds Adam back on the singles market; but for once in his life he's not finding any takers – has he finally lost his mojo?

Pete on the other hand appears to have found his and with mature student Jenny top of the class, the Giffords are in a good place, aren't they?

As Karen's daughters turn 18, fiercely independent Karen is left wondering whether her business will be enough to fulfil her in her later years.

Meanwhile, ex-husband David looks set to become a kept man, if his pride will let him.
 

Chris D'Elia: No Pain

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Chris D'Elia: No Pain

Chris D'Elia takes the stage in Minneapolis to offer his thoughts on everything from self-censorship to problematic dolphins to lame mutant powers.

Though he may not be your average comedian, living a straight-edge lifestyle with parents who are there for him, D'Elia still finds time to growl at babies in public, AirDrop inappropriate photos to unsuspecting people on airplanes and warn others on the potential threat of sexual assault by dolphins (Google it).

Filmed in front of a live audience at the State Theater in Minneapolis.
 

Flying Wild Alaska

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Flying Wild Alaska

There's one unconventional family ruling Alaska's most dangerous skies.

Operating their family-run airline, Era Alaska, the Tweto family battles unforgiving weather and terrain to transport life's necessities to one of the most remote and extreme regions of America.

With no motorway system for hundreds of miles, Era Alaska is the lifeline for the isolated rural inhabitants of the Bering Sea coastline, but where the roads end, life for the quirky Twetos begins.

Wildly determined Jim runs his company with passion and looks to his tiny but fierce wife, Ferno, for support.

Battling -40F degree winters and hurricane-like winds, the airline's intrepid pilots are among the best in the world, transporting champion snow dogs bound for the Iditarod race, medicine for sick children and groceries for miners working on the North Slope.

Year round, Jim and his family are motivated by the fact that the livelihoods of thousands of people depend on their business and employees every day.
 

Naked & Afraid

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 18h15
Genre: Reality

Naked & Afraid

This series takes "survival of the fittest" to the next level where each week a new pair of complete and total strangers - one man and one woman - find themselves stranded in and, quite literally, exposed to one of the world's most extreme weather environments.

This duo will be left high and dry with no food, no water... and no clothes.

They must survive on their own for a full 21 days, with nothing but one personal item each and the knowledge that the only prize is their pride and sense of accomplishment.

These brazen and bold couples will get acquainted with each other - and their new surroundings - very quickly, forcing them to question and test everything they may think they know about their acquired survival skills and instincts.

Will the nude castaways have the brains and brawn to endure the harsh conditions? Or will the challenges prove to be overbare-ing?

Watch as each couple battles the elements, each other, and their own inner weakness to see who will triumph over the terrain or fail under the force of nature.

In the series premiere, "The Jungle Curse": Two naked survivalists, Shane Lewis and Kim Shelton, are challenged to survive for 21 days in the Costa Rican jungle.

While in the lush rainforest, Shane and Kim endure every challenge imaginable, including torrential downpours, illness, a shelter fire, and a deadly encounter with the venomous snake that put the show's producer in a life-threatening situation.

 

Shows in this post: Fynskrif



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