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New on TV today: Saturday 27 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 27 Jun 2020
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Born to Kill? Class of Evil

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Born to Kill? Class of Evil

Not all serial killers are the same – but many share twisted desires and use similarly devious methods to get their perverse kicks.

Just as many serial killers have a victim type, so there are types of murderers: from the handsome charmers, who could seduce any woman in the blink of an eye but can't be satisfied unless they kill; to the power hungry sadists for whom there's no pleasure without pain.

This is a new twist on the Born to Kill? series.

As usual, one new killer is investigated in each episode, but this series we will be delving into the extensive Born To Kill? archive to draw comparisons with some of the most iconic serial killers in history.

The killers profiled are as follows:

Episode 1: Peter Tobin

Peter Tobin is a convicted Scottish serial killer and sex offender who is currently serving a whole life order for three murders committed between 1991 and 2006.

He hid the remains of one victim under the floorboards in a Glasgow church.

Episode 2: Altemio Sanchez

The apparently 'perfect neighbour', pillar of the community and churchgoer targeted Buffalo, New York during a campaign of rape and murder that spanned three decades, killing three women.

Episode 3: Alton Coleman and Debra Brown

The case of couple Alton Coleman and Debra Brown, who terrorised America's Midwest in 1984, killing eight people.

Episode 4: Stephen Griffiths

Stephen Griffiths, dubbed the 'Crossbow Cannibal', murdered three people with each being horrifically dismembered and mutilated in his flat in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Episode 5: Graham Young

The story of 14-year-old misfit Graham Young, committed to Broadmoor in 1962 after poisoning his stepmother and attempting to kill his father, sister and friend.

Episode 6: Joanna Dennehy

Joanna Dennehy lured two of her three male victims to their death with the promise of sex, and ended her spree with two knife attacks in broad daylight.
 

Will & Grace 11

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Comedy

Will & Grace 11

Final season!

In the Season 11 premiere, "Eat, Pray, Love, Phone, Sex": Grace returns from her European travels a new woman, but her elation is short-lived when she receives life-changing news.

Karen teaches Will how to be better at phone sex, and inadvertently helps him admit he wants a family with McCoy.

Jack has a yard sale to discreetly get rid of Estefan's annoying cuckoo clock.
 

My Broken Brain

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Documentary

My Broken Brain

Over 700,000 people in Ireland suffer from some form of neurological condition. Most of these conditions are debilitating, degenerative, or incurable.

As this number is set to increase as the population ages, the importance of brain research cannot be underestimated.

This documentary follows patients experiencing four such conditions; Epilepsy, Motor Neurone Disease, Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease as they undergo testing, surgery and treatment in the name of research.

Their futures may be written but their present day stories are ones of resilience, love, and family in the face of huge adversity.
 

Steve Austin's Broken Skull Ranch Challenge 4

Channel: e.tv
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Competition

Steve Austin's Broken Skull Ranch Challenge 4

Final season!

The competition series is back for a new season featuring athletic contenders from across the obstacle course racing world including Spartan and CrossFit, power lifters, professional athletes, MMA fighters and everyday heroes.

These athletes face off in a series of intense challenges with only one advancing to the gruelling "Skullbuster" challenge, personally designed by Steve Austin.

This season, for the first time ever, the best contenders from all four seasons will return to see if they still have what it takes to take on the hardest challenges of their life in order to call themselves the ultimate winner.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Toughest Place in America": Steve Austin begins Season 4 with eight hardcore athletes going head to head in three rounds of competition.

The winner will have to beat the returning champion's benchmark time in order to walk away with $10,000.
 

Below the Surface 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 23h00
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Nordic Noir

Below the Surface 2

Danish action hostage thriller series which in the first eight-part season focused on an act of terrorism committed on the Copenhagen Metro, where fifteen people were taken hostage.

The first season aired unexpectedly on M-Net in December and we were not able to highlight it, but the second season is a completely different plot, so don't worry if you missed the first.

In the second season, June al-Baqee - a newly returned foreign fighter - is kidnapped after she uncovers evidence of Danish soldiers being killed while fighting in Syria, despite there being no official acknowledgement of their involvement.

Only Philip, a former police Terror Task Force chief, seems to believe she's really in danger.

The series is in Danish with English subtitles.
 

Bargain Mansions

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 19h50
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, DIY

Bargain Mansions

Would you risk it all and turn trash into treasure that could lead to you living in your multi-million-dollar dream mansion?

Many would give anything to live in the home of their dreams whether living alone or sharing with family.

For home restoration expert Tamara Day, there's no such thing as a home that's too big.

This Kansas City native and mother of four specialises in restoring the neglected mansions that others are too scared to take on and turns them into something even greater than before.

She brings these big beauties back to their former glory so that new families can move in and love them again.

Tamara focuses on big old houses, all over Kansas City, with the littlest price tags that no-one else wants.

To her, these are the homes that need just a little more love. Luckily, her dad Ward taught her everything she knows, and gave her an extra helping hand with her renovations.

Whether it's tackling the battered kitchen of a 19th-century bungalow or renovating a craftsman-style home, Tamara is passionate about breathing new life into these once-grand structures, and she is determined to prove that these big houses don't need big budgets to fix up.

 

Actors in this post: Steve Austin

Channels in this post: SABC2, M-Net, CBS Reality, e.tv, HGTV



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