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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 07 May 2020
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The Trouble with Maggie Cole

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama

The Trouble with Maggie Cole

Starring Dawn French, the comedy-drama The Trouble with Maggie Cole delves into what happens when idle gossip escalates out of control and starts to affect people's lives.

Set in a picturesque fishing village, the series centres on Maggie Cole (French), the self-appointed oracle of this close-knit community.

Maggie makes it her business to know a little bit about everyone's lives. She certainly doesn't pay attention to the cautionary adage that 'those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones'.

When a radio journalist interviews Maggie for a small reportage piece about local life, she gives him far more detail – and embellishment – about the locals and their personal lives than he was counting on.

In the days and weeks following the show's broadcast, Maggie's over-zealous chit-chat gets her into serious hot water, as the fallout from her very public gossip-fest disrupts the lives of her fellow residents.

Packed full of comedy, intrigue and suspense, The Trouble with Maggie Cole is a distinctly cautionary tale about the perils of passing on unfounded gossip.

An ensemble cast of characters feature alongside Maggie, including Peter, Maggie's husband of 31 years and headmaster of the local school; Maggie's best friend Jill; school secretary Karen; and handsome part-time resident Marcus, who rents a cottage where he writes his bestselling novels.

Airport Security: Peru and Brazil 6

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Airport Security: Peru and Brazil 6

This season features four episodes, each at two of Latin America's biggest airports: Lima, Peru's Jorge Chavez and Brazil's Paulo-Guarulhos.

Police are on high alert. Their main challenges: illegal immigration and the trafficking of cocaine.

From hidden compartments and ingested capsules to fake documents, officers work 24/7 to protect their borders and stop criminals in their tracks.

In the Season 6 premiere, "Busted Baggage": A man conceals cocaine in the structure of his suitcase. He breaks down when he tells his mother he's been arrested.

A passenger to Spain carries drugs in unmarked food packages and a couple want to travel to Mexico with an unusual pet.

Also, a woman bound for Mexico fears she carries contraband disguised as a gift.


Actors in this post: Dawn French

Channels in this post: ITV Choice, National Geographic Channel


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