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New on TV today: Sunday 10 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 10 May 2020
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Africa with Ade Adepitan

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Travel

Africa with Ade Adepitan

Four-part series in which journalist and athlete Ade Adepitan travels across Africa, from West Africa and city of his birth - Lagos in Nigeria - through Central and Eastern Africa and on to the deep south of the continent.

Ade is on a journey to uncover how modern Africa is changing.

He will visit a vast array of contrasting places on the continent, each providing unique and surprising experiences, from the windswept beauty of Cape Verde to the streets of Mogadishu.

What happens in Africa in the next 50 years will shape all of our futures for the coming generations.

African population growth means migration to Europe could explode - but with life expectancy rising and child mortality shrinking, economic growth may transform some nations into Asian-style superpowers.

But the challenges are daunting for sub-Saharan Africa, and with dozens of different countries and cultures there are no generalisations that can hold for this endlessly fascinating continent.

From booming new tech hubs and megacities to pockets of conflict and poverty, Africa is the most vibrant and varied continent on Earth.
 

Last Tango in Halifax 5

Channel: BBC First (DStv 119)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Last Tango in Halifax 5

Alan and Celia are seven years into their marriage and, having moved into a desirable bungalow with stunning views across the Calder Valley, they aren't seeing eye to eye.

Celia is baffled when Alan applies for a job in a local supermarket and Alan can't understand why they need an expensive new kitchen.

At Far Slack Farm, Gillian - already stretched with bank repayments - discovers a costly problem with her roof.

And Caroline faces a fresh challenge in her new headship and recruits the help of colleague, Ruth.

A phone call from New Zealand gives Alan and Celia pause for thought, and tempers get frayed at Caroline and Gillian's joint birthday celebration when money becomes the topic of conversation.

Meanwhile, Judith presents John with an awkward proposition...

TVSA Show Page: Last Tango in Halifax 5
 

D-Day: The Untold Stories

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Documentary, History, Special

D-Day: The Untold Stories

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this two-hour special presents the key events of the Allied invasion of Nazi-held Europe and the subsequent battles that captured the control of the Normandy coast.

Some of the last surviving veterans recall in gripping detail the terror, the patriotism and the drama from the frontlines of war.

While D-Day has been told many times, this special honours the diverse backgrounds of all who served, including the experiences of African-American servicemen who fought and died.

Rare archival footage from the actual invasion along with recreations will enhance the compelling story that changed the world.
 

For No Good Reason

Channel: SundanceTV (DStv 108)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary

For No Good Reason

Ralph Steadman is the last of the original Gonzo visionaries.

Made over the course of fifteen years, For No Good Reason explores the connection between life and art through the eyes of seminal British artist, Ralph Steadman.

This is a study in honesty, friendship and the ambition that drives an artist.

Ralph's rise to prominence began in the early 1970s during the fallout from the love and hope that had swept the western world during the 1960s.

This legendary time for music, literature, art and philosophy was the catalyst, along with his developing relationship with writer Hunter S. Thompson, for Ralph to express and chart the wreckage that followed: a large-scale disintegration of a demoralised counter-culture.

His art gained recognition in the press and popular culture publications, both in the UK and US, for its bold comment on his fiercely heart-felt politics.

Director Charlie Paul spent 15 years meticulously amassing the footage and creating the animations for the film to match the same anarchic energy, anger and free spirit of Steadman's pictures.

Through Johnny Depp's lead in this intimate portrait, we are able to reach to the heart of what make this artist tick, his friendships and fallings out, his love for art and his passion for civil liberties.

This is an occasionally harrowing, but uplifting film with contributions from Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant and music from Slash, All American Rejects, Jason Mraz, James Blake, Ed Harcourt and Crystal Castles, all For No Good Reason.
 

Science of Dogs: The X Factor

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Documentary

Science of Dogs: The X Factor

Dogs have always been known for their loyalty and companionship - but what about their brainpower?

With the ability to detect cancer, predict seizures and help aid with PTSD, dogs have proven to be much more valuable to humankind than we thought.

With updated science and even stories of dogs who drive, at the end of this special you'll be running to the nearest shelter to get one of your own.

 

Actors in this post: Johnny Depp, Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant

Shows in this post: Last Tango in Halifax



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