New on TV today: Monday 20 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 20 Jul 2020
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Die Moordenaar in My Familie

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Afrikaans

Die Moordenaar in My Familie

Six-part series that examines crimes through the lens of the killer's family members.

Mixing the horrific details of the crimes committed with the sometimes happy memories, each episode charts the killer's horrific descent from family member to murderer from a very personal point of view.

Were there any early signs of the killer's intentions? Did they have any idea of the horror that lay ahead? How did they feel when they discovered the terrifying truth?

Episodes feature candid interviews with family members and ex-partners of notorious murderers such as Ian Huntley, Fred West, Richard Ramirez, Phillip Fraser, Levi Bellfield and those involved in the honour killing of Surjit Athwal.

Each story includes news coverage, personal archive information, testimonies from police officers and journalists involved in the case, and psychological analysis from experts exploring how the family dealt with the trauma.

Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Reality Competition

Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges

Previous Forged in Fire Champions return to the forge for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to square off against the Forged in Fire Masters in the highest stakes forging competition yet.

The challenges require higher skillsets and there are more tests to pass.

First, the smiths must prove they have what it takes to challenge an icon by beating each other in a series of win-or-go-home forging challenges.

Then the remaining two smiths - one of our seasoned judges and one hopeful competitor - will compete to create a fully functioning blade that will be evaluated and tested.

If the challenger can find a way to prevail against the judge in an intense bladesmithing showdown, he'll walk away with $10K and eternal bragging rights.

In the series premiere, "Short Sword Damascus": Three Forged in Fire champions return to the forge hoping to defeat one of our three judges: Ben Abbott, Dave Baker, or J Neilson.

But first they will have to face off against each other.

After forging signature blades and a Khanda, one champion survives to enter their toughest challenge yet, competing against a judge.

Tasked with making a short sword with just eight hours on the clock, will the champion prove they have what it takes to Beat the Judges?

Celebrity Call Centre

Channel: E! (DStv 124)
TX Time: 19h05
Genre: Reality

Celebrity Call Centre

Everyday problems, extraordinary solutions. Welcome to a call centre like no other, where the phone lines are manned entirely by celebrities.

It's a helpline for the nation and the team of all-star agony aunts are on standby to advise members of the public on their problems - large and small.

In this fixed rig show, the team of famous faces never know who'll be on the other end of the phone or what dilemmas they will face.

Using wit, humour, honesty and at times tough love, the call centre team will tackle everyday problems that any of us might face.

It could be anything, from how to get through a break-up, dealing with a difficult boss to the perils of online dating - no topic is off limits.

In the process, the celebrities will open up about their own life experiences and the challenges and heartaches they have faced, providing revelations and insights into their real lives.

Expect shocks, surprises and revelations as the celebrities tackle the public's problems and predicaments.

Gebroke Harte 3

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Telenovela

Gebroke Harte 3

Gebroke Harte returns for its third and final season and picks-up on the lives of the characters we've come to know.

Cihan is seen embarking on a journey, while being plagued with flashbacks of his earlier events, Dilara marries Harun and both live with their child, Alas, in Cihan's home.

Siblings Hazal and Ozan become business partners, and Cansu prematurely marries Deniz and expects a baby.

Most Wanted Sharks

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Most Wanted Sharks

Of the millions of sharks in our oceans, a select few are so fascinating, they've become worldwide celebrities with legions of fans and followers.

In Most Wanted Sharks, marine biologist and shark-suit inventor Jeremiah Sullivan dives into the stories of the most sensational shark stars of all time.

Sharks don't have many natural predators and as they grow older and larger, they become the most formidable hunters under the sea.

Despite some sharks being many times larger than the average man (and having very sharp teeth and powerful jaws), there are those who choose to swim among them with the hopes of capturing these amazing specimens on camera.

In this show, we'll be diving with some of the biggest shark stars ever, literally, from the most photographed shark in history to the great white so big it eats other great whites for dinner. Also literally.


Channels in this post: VIA, History Africa, E! Africa, eExtra, Nat Geo Wild


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