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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Jun 2020
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Harvey Weinstein

Channel: IDx (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: Documentary, True Crime

Harvey Weinstein

The news story broke around the world and created a movement that changed everything. Hollywood's worst kept secret was out, and insiders were reeling.

Many knew that Harvey Weinstein was a sexual predator, but when he was finally held accountable, the world asked how did this go on for so long?

As he begins his 23-year prison sentence for sex crimes, this hard-hitting programme uncovers unknown details behind the crimes of Hollywood's most hated man, Harvey Weinstein.

Now, survivors speak out, including actress Rosanna Arquette and Rowena Chiu, Weinstein's former assistant who was bound by a non-disclosure agreement that previously silenced her.

Additionally, Tarale Wulff and Katherine Kendall, aspiring actresses who gave evidence in the trial share their experiences.

With access to Weinstein's lawyers, operatives and cronies exposing just how far he went to keep his dark secret from getting out, this is the story Weinstein hoped would never be told.
 

American Soul 2

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Drama, Period Drama

American Soul 2

A drama inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of young, ambitious and troubled impresario Don Cornelius as he built the extraordinary Soul Train empire.

American Soul is a scripted drama blending fictional and real-life characters and moments; and chronicles the struggle to make the dream of Soul Train come true.

Set in the early 70s and filled with music, dance, fashion and glamour, the series reveals what it took to launch the first nationally-syndicated Black music show and what happened when the music stopped.

Battles with record labels for top talent, off-camera drama as young dancers vie for the spotlight, stand in the way of a 30-something Don Cornelius who is sacrificing all that he loves to follow his dream.

The journeys of these characters collide in a racially-charged LA with the odds stacked against them. All they have is each other and the magic of Soul Train.

As the period drama returns for a second season, it picks up two years later, in 1975.

As Don becomes a rising star, he continues to manage an assortment of spectacular talent that comes to his show, a complicated family life, failing personal health, and perhaps most importantly, his ego.
 

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion's Dirty Secrets

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Documentary, Fashion

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion's Dirty Secrets

Most people are unaware that, along with the oil, coal and palm oil industries, the clothing industry is having a devastating impact on the natural world.

Stacey Dooley travels the world to uncover the hidden costs of the addiction to fast fashion, revealing how the passion for fast fashion poses a major threat to the environment.

With her trademark straight-talking approach, Stacey investigates the issue and challenges big clothing brands to change their practices and help save our planet.

She sees for herself how toxic chemicals released by the garment industry pollute waterways that millions of people rely on.

She witnesses the former Aral Sea, once one of the largest bodies of fresh water, now reduced almost entirely to dust.

These are shocking discoveries likely to make you think twice about whether you really need those new clothes.
 

Die Bruid-Boetiek

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Reality, Afrikaans

Die Bruid-Boetiek

Designer Diaan Daniels and his team help bridal parties and matrics choose the perfect outfit for their big day.

Diaan - who previously hosted My Droom-Trourok - and his formidable team offer advice to prospective brides.

Some dresses only need a few tweaks, while others are transformed from so-so to spectacular.
 

The Masked Singer 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Music

The Masked Singer 2

The ultimate guessing game is back for a second season.

The first eight undercover celebrity singers face off against one another in dazzling head-to-toe costumes.

Host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke return as they attempt to guess the identities behind a new batch of Hollywood stars in all-new costumes with tougher clues.

Who are hiding under the elaborate showpiece-costumes like Flamingo, Ice-Cream, Ladybug, Penguin, Thingamajig, Skeleton, Butterfly and all the others?

Collectively, all of the Season 2 undercover celebrities have amassed 69 Emmy Award nominations, 42 Grammy Award nominations, 22 Broadway shows, three New York Times Best Sellers and two have been named TIME magazine's Most Influential People.

Watch as the battles result in two celebrities taking off their masks.
 

Art of the Heist

Channel: CuriosityStream (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series

Art of the Heist

Art of the Heist investigates the most high profile art thefts of the 20th and 21st centuries, fitting together the pieces of crime jigsaw and studies the masterpieces coveted by the criminal world.

The series give a crook's-eye view of history's most notorious art thefts - from nabbing the Mona Lisa out of the Louvre in broad daylight to the still-unsolved blockbuster heist at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Vivid reenactments show how cunning break-ins, scams and forgeries netted millions of dollars and became front-page news.
 

Deadly Disasters 2

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Nature, Clip Show

Deadly Disasters 2

Following a catastrophic natural tragedy in each episode, Deadly Disasters answers our questions of who, what, where, why and when every episode and natural disaster.

Using real footage, including the lead up to, and the aftermath, get an overview of some of the key natural disasters that have come to shape the world today, as we know it.

From the devastating earthquake which unleashed a tsunami killing an estimated 225,000 people in South Asia, to the shocking mudslides that swept up to 30,000 people to their deaths in the Vargas region of Venezuela, Deadly Disasters reveals the devastating impact that Mother Nature can have.

 



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