Mysteries of the Deep
Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
Docu-Reality, Science, Technology, Mystery
The world's oceans are a deep source of unsolved mysteries - from ships that disappear without a trace to unexplained underwater anomalies to a super virus showing up along Florida's coast.
In this series, host Jeremy Wade searches for answers behind the world's most iconic and baffling underwater mysteries known to science.
The deep-sea remains a dangerous and unexplored frontier - a place that swallows evidence and where the unknown is normal. Jeremy takes on his biggest adventures yet and will stop at nothing to find answers.
Each week, Jeremy will delve into several unsolved mysteries using science along with incredible archive footage, eyewitness accounts and expert analysis to find answers.
No topic is off-limits, no matter how strange it may sound. Jeremy will search for lost treasure, missing ships and planes and clues behind strange ocean bed discoveries.
Throughout the season, Jeremy will explore a vast array of mysteries including a look at the ultimate tale of survival where a man managed to stay alive for three days trapped in a shipwreck at the bottom of the ocean.
He'll also delve into the gruesome discoveries washing up on the shores of British Columbia. Shockingly, it isn't an isolated incident.
Jeremy will follow the clues as well as a team using the latest techniques in marine forensics to shine some light on this mystery.
Finally, Jeremy looks at a revolutionary new technique to identify the Loch Ness Monster.
Stories of this underwater creature have stood the test of time and Jeremy has investigated monsters all over the world, but the Loch Ness remains one of the biggest mysteries of all.
Now new sightings and state-of-the-art science may unmask this famed monster once and for all. Jeremy will take you beyond the attention-grabbing headlines in search of real answers.
Will he put together the clues to finally solve this mystery once and for all?
Netflix South Africa
10h00 (all episodes)
Despite marriage woes, a tragic loss, memory blackouts and her struggles as a mom, a London detective excels at what she does best: catching killers.
Following on from the dramatic conclusion of the previous season, the new eight-parter sees Marcella in Belfast as an undercover detective.
She has taken on a new identity, Keira, and has infiltrated the infamous Maguire crime family.
But as she investigates their activities, questions come to the fore about how much she's embraced the Keira personality and left Marcella behind.
In true Marcella style, the series has interweaving storylines with strands focusing upon the Maguires' criminal operations.
As she inhabits the character of Keira, Marcella's quest for the truth puts her in danger and others in harm's way.
Her undercover role makes her take risks, but will her old life eventually catch up with her?
An array of new cast members are welcomed to the series including Amanda Burton, who takes on the role of Katherine, the matriarch of the Maguire family; and Aaron McCusker plays her son, Finn Maguire.
Meanwhile Hugo Speer, who made a brief appearance in the final scenes of Season 2, reprises his role as Frank Young, Marcella's undercover handler.
Kelly Gough also joins the cast, taking the role of Stacey, Katherine's daughter; Martin McCann plays Stacey's husband, with Eugene O'Hare as local police officer Eddie.
Michael Colgan plays Rory Maguire, whilst Paul Kennedy plays Lawrence, Marcella's initial contact within the crime family and Glen Wallace is Matt, a past acquaintance.
New Scotland Yard Files
CBS Justice (DStv 170)
True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series
Current and former New Scotland Yard detectives open their files to tell the inside stories of how they caught some of the capital's most notorious killers by following the ABC of the detective world: accept nothing, believe nobody and challenge everything.
Each episode of the series uses extensive archive, reconstructions and in-depth interviews to take you through the twists and turns of a murder investigation in extraordinary detail, to reveal how police finally identify and catch the killer.
The series is presented by former New Scotland Yard detective Peter Bleksley, who brings unique insight into the workings of murder investigations.
There are also contributions from the journalists who covered the stories as they unfolded, criminologists who analyse the methods and motives of the murderers and forensic specialists who provide vital evidence to ensure the guilty are convicted.
The Voice 17
Vuzu (DStv 116)
Reality Competition, Music
Rock icon and pop culture phenomenon Gwen Stefani reclaims her red chair alongside superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton.
In the season premiere, the talent is exceptional and the competition is fierce as the coaches vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon in the Blind Auditions.
The vocalists compete to be selected by one of the coaches and fight for a chance to be named "The Voice".
Ten-time Grammy Award winner and record-breaking global pop icon Taylor Swift will serve as the Mega Mentor on Season 17.
As Mega Mentor, Taylor will mentor the artists and prepare each team for the Knockout Rounds.
During the Knockout Rounds, the artists will be paired with a teammate and select their own songs to perform individually.
Taylor will be on hand to work with all four coaches and their teams to provide feedback, suggestions and praise as the artists prepare for their performance.
The coaches alone will choose the winner, and the artist not selected will be available to be stolen by another coach.
They are vying for their coach's confidence and decision to take them to the final and crucial round before the Live Performance Shows, the Live Playoffs.
This season each coach will only have one steal in the Knockout Rounds, making the stakes higher than ever for the artists.
Obese at 16: My New Lean Life
CBS Reality (DStv 132)
At age 16, Brandon Bennett weighed 186kg and his body was a walking time bomb.
Due to his morbid obesity, the Houston teenager suffered from a range of serious medical problems that threatened to greatly reduce his lifespan, including severe sleep apnea, high blood pressure and a risk of diabetes.
After trying numerous diets with no success, Brandon decided to pursue having a gastric bypass operation to help him lose the excess weight.
In this one-hour documentary, we watch as Brandon struggles to adapt physically, mentally and socially, to his new physique.
We also witness the amazing surgery Brandon must endure to shed the remnants of his former body.
Through a first person perspective, My New Lean Life raises awareness of the teenage obesity epidemic and the severe health problems that often result from obesity.
The Big Bang Theory 12
Netflix South Africa
10h00 (all episodes)
In the Season 12 premiere: "The Conjugal Configuration" - Sheldon and Amy's honeymoon runs aground in New York, while Penny and Leonard discover they are uncomfortably similar to Amy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fowler.
Also, Koothrappali insults physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and starts a Twitter war.
TVSA Show Page: The Big Bang Theory 12