New on TV today: Tuesday 9 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Jun 2020
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Unboxed with Nikki Chu

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement

Unboxed with Nikki Chu

Celebrity designer Nikki Chu helps homeowners transform their space from outdated and dysfunctional to beautiful and on point.

In each episode, Nikki presents two mystery boxes, each box containing design elements that represent two different designs.

The home owners are then allowed choose one box, and from its contents, Nikki will base all of her design decisions.

Each transformation is completed in two days, while the owners are away. Then comes the time for the big reveal.

Will they love the design that's unboxed?

In the series premiere, "Modern Globalism vs Summer Neutrals": Yvette and Corey have a large blended family and want their family room to reflect their vibrant personalities.

Nikki creates a trend forward design that celebrates their roots, and works for the whole family.

The Truth About... Takeaways

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary, Factual, Food

The Truth About... Takeaways

As a nation, Brits have never eaten more takeaways. Two-thirds now feel they don't have time to cook healthy meals at home - and these days, why bother?

Ten million of them now use delivery apps that allow them to swipe and tap an order in seconds and get their favourite dinner brought straight to the door.

The three biggest apps between them offer a choice of 100 cuisines from 60,000 restaurants.

Put it all together with the fast food carry-outs they eat on the go, and Brits now put away more than three million takeaways every day.

Journalist Nikki Fox loves an occasional takeaway but wants to find out what they're really doing to us.

She's putting this question to the test as never before, in a groundbreaking experiment with scientists at Liverpool John Moores University and Imperial College London.

Fifteen volunteers eat two takeaways every day for two weeks, from a list of the nation's biggest sellers, which includes fish and chips, pizza, Indian and Chinese.

Before and after, they're put through a barrage of tests - from blood sugar levels and body fat to gut bacteria, mental wellbeing and cognitive sharpness.

The results will reveal what takeaways are really doing to our bodies, and the shocking truth about the impact they can have on our brains.

Nikki will also undergo brain scans and ultrasound tests to see how eating the occasional takeaway affects her body and brain, and with the help of expert scientists, she will uncover what's really in the nation's favourite convenience treats - from the hidden horrors to the surprisingly healthy.

Why exactly are takeaways so delicious? Can takeaways become addictive? How can you kick the takeaway habit?

Nikki looks behind the scenes to learn the trade secrets of the most popular takeaways in the UK.

She also investigates whether there are healthier alternatives to consider when choosing your next tasty treat, and she learns more about the fastest growing area of the sector: vegan takeaways.

Billions 5

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Drama

Billions 5

In Season 5, Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades see their vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim.

Social impact pioneer Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) poses a true threat to Axe's dominance, and Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney.

Taylor Mason is forced back to Axe Capital, where they must fight to protect their employees and their assets.

Wendy Rhoades reevaluates her loyalties and forges surprising new alliances that put her at odds with both Chuck and Axe.

This season, the struggle for power becomes a struggle for survival, and all characters must adapt or risk extinction.

Julianna Margulies will play Catherine Brant, an Ivy League sociology professor and bestselling author.

In the Season 5 premiere, "The New Decas": Bobby Axelrod reaches a major milestone. Chuck struggles to get his bearings, and he and Wendy navigate a new normal.

Tensions are high at Axe Cap now that Taylor Mason is back. Axe faces off against new rival Mike Prince. Taylor wrestles with a decision.

TVSA Show Page: Billions 5

Grey's Anatomy 15

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 130)
TX Time: 20h45
Genre: Drama, Medical Drama

Grey's Anatomy 15

During the first hour of the two-hour season premiere, the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial vie for a new position.

Meredith is seemingly distracted and struggles to stay focused, and Maggie finds herself the keeper of a big secret while Amelia and Owen try to figure out their relationship.

Meanwhile, Jo and Alex's honeymoon doesn't go exactly as planned.

In the second hour, broadcast next week on FOX, new doctors continue to shake up the hospital in typical Grey Sloan manner.

Meredith bonds with a patient while Jackson struggles with the meaning behind recent experiences; and after making a life-changing decision, Jo forms an unexpected alliance.

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Inside Spain's Narcos Wars

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

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Inside Spain's Narcos Wars

Southern Spain, famous for its beaches and sunshine, has become the main gateway for drugs into Europe.

Violent turf wars between drug cartels have caused the government to issue a crackdown. For the last two years, the police have been fighting to take back control.

In this film, Stacey gains unique access to the police, the dealers and the smugglers.

She goes out on patrol with the air force team of the Guardia Civil and is invited along to witness a night-time raid in an attempt to arrest a cartel suspect they have been watching for two years.

To understand why this part of Spain sees so much cocaine, Stacey travels to the source – Apartado, Colombia.

There she meets one of the biggest smugglers in the region.

Faced with highly organised criminal gangs and the insatiable demand for drugs in Europe, Stacey debates whether this a war the police can ever win.

Empire 6

Channel: FOX Life (DStv 126 / StarSat 132)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Drama, Music

Empire 6

As the final season gets underway, Lucious - who is now a wanted fugitive - is on the run from the Feds.

Cookie keeps busy by focusing on her brand outside of Empire, which now includes a daytime talk show and a community centre.

Andre, currently sitting on the Empire throne, is confronted by several people who now want to get in on the company and Hakeem sets his sights on the lead role in the first Empire movie.

Meanwhile, Becky and Giselle search for their first Bossy Media artist.

TVSA Show Page: Empire 6


Actors in this post: Corey Stoll, Julianna Margulies

Shows in this post: Billions, Empire

1 Comment

09 Jun 2020 10:53

I'm so here for Billions! laugh I hear we're also getting Homeland this week. This is the content I subscribed for with DSTV

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