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New on TV today: Monday 22 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 22 Jun 2020
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Years and Years

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

Years and Years

Years and Years is an epic saga that takes an ordinary family and catapults them through the next 15 years.

As society changes, faster than ever, the Lyons will experience everything we hope for in the future, and everything we fear.

They'll fall in and out of love and grow old, fall apart and come back together, while constantly looking forward.

Each episode propels us a year or two ahead, following the lives of Daniel, Stephen and his wife Celeste, sisters Rosie and Edith, Gran Muriel and the family's children, as they navigate a world made unstable by politics, the economy and technological advances.

The series is about family. It shows how we survive against the backdrop of a political world in which you can't tell right from left any more.

In the series premiere: One night in 2019, politician Vivienne Rook (Emma Thompson) causes a scandal on live TV.

At the same time, the Lyons family is united, as Rosie gives birth to a son. Brothers Stephen and Daniel gather at the bedside, with grandmother Muriel, and they wonder what life will be like for little Lincoln...

Five years in the future, in the London of 2024, Stephen and Celeste worry about their daughter, Bethany, who declares herself as transhuman.

Back in Manchester, Daniel's now married to Ralph, but is falling for Ukrainian refugee Viktor Goraya.

When the Lyons gather for Muriel's birthday they're interrupted by a call from their missing sister, Edith.

But she brings extraordinary news, and life for the Lyons is about to change forever...
 

Line of Duty

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Thriller, Drama

Line of Duty

Set in the fictional police anti-corruption unit AC-12, Line of Duty is a cat-and-mouse thriller that takes a probing look into modern policing and corruption.

Run by zealous Superintendent Ted Hastings, AC-12's target is the gifted, charismatic Detective Chief Inspector Tony Gates, whose unit returns the best crime figures on the force.

Gates appears to be an exemplary police officer and hard-working family man. But Hastings is convinced Gates' results are too good to be true.

Determined to expose Gates as a fraud or worse, Hastings recruits Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott to the unit.

Arnott took an ethical stand against colleagues who wanted to conspire in the cover-up of a botched counter-terrorism operation.

Ostracised as a result, Arnott is seen by Hastings as the perfect candidate for anti-corruption work.

Meanwhile, fascinated by Gates but for apparently different reasons, an ambitious young Detective Constable, Kate Fleming, inveigles herself onto his unit, teaming up with Gates' loyal lieutenants, Detective Sergeant Matthew "Dot" Cottan and Detective Constable Nigel Morton.

And, as if being under investigation isn't enough of a complication for Gates, he's also trying to hide an affair with an old flame.

Every time Gates seems cornered, he finds a way to turn the tables. But all the while he's digging a bigger hole for himself, plunging irrevocably into a moral abyss.

And each day the stakes get higher. Soon it isn't just careers on the line – it's lives.
 

Betty

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy

Betty

Based on Crystal Moselle's feature film Skate Kitchen, Betty follows a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding, set against the backdrop of New York City.

Opinionated and loyal, Janay is strong willed and stubborn in ways that both help and hurt her.

Honeybear is a quiet storm. Her flagrant style is a ruse; an armour she wears to hide her emotional struggles.

Kirt is a lover (to the ladies), a fighter (to the rest of the world), and a little kid in the body of a woman. She's the funniest person alive, but even if she knew it, she wouldn't care.

Meanwhile, Indigo is a street-savvy hustler trapped in the body of a well-to-do art school drop-out.

On the edge of the group is Camille, guarded, perceptive, intelligent and awkward.

She wants to be down with the dudes in the skate park and has fought hard for the small space she's carved out with them, but she needs to realise that cool points don't actually add up to the sum of anything, especially in the eyes of the other girls.

In the series premiere, "Key Party": When Janay and Kirt attempt to throw an all-girls skate sesh, an unexpected visitor cuts the "festivities" short, chaos ensues, and there's also a van.
 

Great Escapes with Colin and Justin

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 11h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Home Improvement

Great Escapes with Colin and Justin

Designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan explore the North American wilderness to discover what lengths people will go to in order to create their perfect country retreat.

Design and historical experts provide critical analysis on all the properties – from hidden island cabins, to log lodges and eco homes – this series examines architecturally significant builds.

In the series premiere, "Dominant Building Material": Great Escapes takes Colin and Justin on a rural examination of architecture, where they discover three builds that have one thing in common – each was built with a single dominant building material.

An award-winning Glass House, a Timber Frame Cabin with a modernist edge, and a sturdy Straw Bale Home are equally as diverse as they are fascinating, as Colin and Justin meet the homeowners to find out more about their rural escapes.
 

Iron Rose 2

Channel: Telemundo (DStv 118)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Telenovela

Iron Rose 2

Season 2 continues the story of Altagracia Sandoval, who is now in a quest to save her daughter's life from the dreaded Rainbow Gang.

At the end of the first season, Altagracia decided to retire to start a new life after her daughter, Mónica Hernández, married Saúl Aguirre.

Two years later, Mónica and Saúl Aguirre continue together, he as a lawyer at the head of the Renacer Foundation and she as a law student, and together with his aunt Regina fight to eradicate gender violence.

In the Season 2 premiere: Altagracia is in Brazil, determined to recover her power and business at any cost.

Meanwhile, León, a police officer, is assigned a new case.

MORE:

Iron Rose 2 Teasers - June 2020
 

Chicago Fire 6

Channel: e.tv
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

Chicago Fire 6

Firehouse 51 deals with the longterm collateral damage from the deadly warehouse fire on the Season 6 premiere.

With most of the squad still trapped inside the burning warehouse fire, Chief Boden makes a risky last-minute decision in an effort to save his men.

Dawson continues to deal with her father, who has new plans for himself.

Brett's childhood friend Hope visits the Windy City and strikes the attention of someone within the firehouse, while Kidd goes head-to-head with her landlord.

Meanwhile, a fire at a high school hits close to home for Boden.
 

Deadly 60 4

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Wildlife

Deadly 60 4

Explorer Steve Backshall comes face to face with lethal beauties and killer beasts in his mission to find the world's deadliest animals.

Join Steve as he meets fierce forest elephants in the wilds of Gabon, searches Bali for the elusive sunfish, and experiences the ferocity of the South African serval.

The series also looks at the perilous future facing some of these deadly animals, and reveals the remarkable work being done by wildlife conservationists to protect them.

With stunning footage and fascinating facts, this is a chance to get up-close-and-personal with the natural world's most fearsome creatures.

Just don't forget to watch your back...
 

My Cat from Hell 9

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 13h30
Genre: Reality

My Cat from Hell 9

Cat behaviourist Jackson Galaxy is on a mission to tame the ferocious felines and crazy cats wreaking havoc on their owners' lives.

With more than 20 years of experience, Jackson specialises in helping humans to understand their pets better and fix their unruly companions.

He wants to prove there are no bad cats: just cats that need his help.

Coming up in this season: a mum and daughter are torn apart by their cat, Missy, who's determined to kill their other cat, Fluffy.

An erratic tortoiseshell cat, Candy, beats up her best friend: her nine-year-old owner.

And, Jackson must help guardians tame their energetic cat, Stella, before the cat takes their toddler's eye out. Catification is the only hope to insure the cat and toddler can safely coexist.

But these felines are not all hellish as Jackson meets up with 'cats from heaven', including Grace, whose keen instincts sniffed out danger, prompting her to wake her guardians and ultimately save their lives.

 



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