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New on TV today: Tuesday 28 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 28 Apr 2020
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Op Seer se Spoor 2

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: True Crime, Factual, Documentary Series, Afrikaans

Op Seer se Spoor 2

Follows the journey of Kuier magazine's article editor, Ernusta Maralack, who returns to the scenes of the cruelest murders in the Western Cape - stories she sometimes covered.

She interviews relatives of the victims and in some cases also the perpetrators' relatives in a search for answers to why these crimes occurred and how communities are affected by them.

In the series Ernusta asks the question: "How many more murders before something gets done?", epscially in the case of young children and women.

In the second season, Ernusta investigates stories not just from the Western Cape, but from all over the country.

Each episode not only looks at the story behind the headlines, but also the hurt of the survivors and their communities who still have wounds years later.

In the Season 2 premiere, the show covers the murder of 25-year-old boxing champion Leighandré 'Baby Lee' Jegels, who became one of the faces of gender-related violence in South Africa at the end of August 2019.

She was shot dead by her ex, a police officer, with his service gun after wounding her mother, despite having a restraining order against him.

Later, Ernusta visits the Bernadino Heights community in Kraaifontein, which was overwhelmed in 2017 with the news of a widow who shot her three sons before taking her own life.

In Upington, the show also looks at the allegations that last year a father threw his two daughters into a river before jumping in and drowning with them. Another mother also tells how she lost her sons in a similar incident in the canal.

We also look at the murder of an 11-year-old girl, Elizabeth Martiens, whose decomposed body was found in an empty water tank on Piet Botes' farm, Weltevreden, in Leeu-Gamka.

Ernusta also looks into the affairs of Katrina Jagers, a pediatric nurse from Upington, who died cruelly at the hands someone she knew; and the abduction of Junice Adams' twin daughters, more than 30 years ago.

In an exclusive interview, Ernusta looks at the brutal murder of Matie student Hannah Cornelius, which sent shockwaves throughout the country. She and her friend Cheslin Marsh were robbed and kidnapped in the early hours of 2017.

The second season also looks back at the triple murders of three young custodians of the Helderstroom prison near Caledon in 1999; and the 1997 abduction and murder of Shawn Lategan and his girlfriend, Maritza van der Merwe, in Malmesbury.

Other cases in the second season include the murder of Bianca Botha of Beaufort West, and Constable Evelyn Pienaar of Mossel Bay who miraculously survived after the father of her two daughters fired six cartridges at her.

And in the last two episodes, Ernusta highlights the actions of serial killer Stewart Wilken, also known as Boetie Boer, who killed at least nine people in Port Elizabeth in the 1990s.

Among his victims were many prostitutes, but also his 11-year-old daughter whom he killed and "committed to God" so that she would not have the same life as him.
 

Louis Theroux: Selling Sex

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

Louis Theroux: Selling Sex

The exchange of sex for money is legal in Britain, so long as it doesn't involve coercion, exploitation, or any kind of public nuisance.

Now, fuelled by websites and social media, a new economy has emerged - bringing a world of transactional sex to people who might have never previously considered it.

Louis Theroux returns to the UK to meet women legally providing sexual services, either to make a living or to supplement their income, potentially earning hundreds of pounds per hour.

But rather than on the streets or in illegal brothels, these women sell sex from their own home or hotels, utilising technology to share photos, make bookings and vet potential clients - making the exchange more accessible and, according to some, safer than the illegal alternatives.

The age-old issue of whether sex should ever be traded remains, with many believing it to be exploitative and damaging, driven by a society still shaped by the desires of men.

Yet there are those who feel that selling sex can be a valid, empowering choice for those who choose to engage in it.

As Louis meets the women and men participating in the new sexual economy, he explores whether selling sex can ever be a healthy way to make money.
 

Rob Riggle: Global Investigator

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Travel, Adventure, Reality

Rob Riggle: Global Investigator

Actor, comedian and retired marine Rob Riggle is taking on a new mission - traveling the globe to unearth some of the world's greatest legends and mysteries.

In his quest for answers to humanity's biggest questions, Riggle teams up with experts and scholars that help him use history, archaeology, science and more to uncover the truth.

He'll embark on thrilling adventures, seeing everything the world has to offer one mystery at a time.

Inspired by his grandfather, Riggle developed an explorer's spirit at an early age, captivated by incredible myths and legends from far off places he could only imagine.

Now, Riggle will use his self-proclaimed "extensive knowledge of everything" to explore a mystifying legend that takes him on an epic adventure around the world each week.

He'll meet local guides to help him along the way and invite people who don't think he's up to the challenge to accompany him, eventually proving them wrong.

Relying on his mental toughness and self-taught high-performance karate, Riggle will take on some of the biggest challenges and most daring adventures he's ever faced.

 

Actors in this post: Rob Riggle

Channels in this post: kykNET & kie, BBC Brit, Discovery Channel



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