New on TV today: Tuesday 21 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 21 Jul 2020
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Rock the Block

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

Rock the Block

When it comes to the competitive world of selling houses, first impressions are everything - and standing out in all the right ways can add serious value.

In this high-energy series, designers Leanne Ford, Jasmine Roth, Mina Starsiak Hawk and Alison Victoria each have four weeks and $175,000 to transform four identical suburban homes on the same block with their signature styles.

The designer who adds the highest appraised value earns bragging rights and a street named in her honour.

In the series premiere, "Master Suite Masters": Drew Scott kicks off the competition by assigning master suites to Leanne, Jasmine, Mina and Alison.

Some keep floor plans and fixtures to manage costs while others go high-end, and Tarek El Moussa picks the weekly winner.

Beyond the Hedge

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Gardening

Beyond the Hedge

Gardening show that invites you into magnificent gardens created by some of the best landscape designers in South Africa.

Hosted by Melanie Walker, the show gives a peep into how these gardens came about, what goes into maintaining them and understanding the features that bring them their status.

The series also invites you to meet innovators who are taking gardening to the next level.

Raw Terror

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama

Raw Terror

There is a side to crime that few ever witness: the ripple effect of a murder.

This series focuses on the stories of those people devastated by a loved one's murder, uncovering the mysteries a murder spawns, even after a perpetrator has been found.

This is the truth of true crime: sleepless nights, unanswered questions and unshakable memories never spoken aloud, until now.

The relative of a murder victim creates a self-shot journey through the story of a murder, filming their most private thoughts along the way.

They revisit moments shrouded in a haze of grief, speak the truth of their traumatic story out loud and inch closer to moving forward with their life.

This deeply emotional view is balanced with the perspective of an expert related to the case, recalling the first frantic phone call, the web of potential suspects and their search for justice.

As family and loved ones document their search for justice, this raw and unfiltered journey is the only way the truth will come out.

In the series premiere, "Hiding in Plain Sight": When Valerie Tieman goes missing her parents Allen and Sarajean begin to worry.

Valerie's body is later found buried in the woods behind the home she shares with husband Luc. Was Valerie's death an accident or has she been murdered by Luc?

Volcano Sharks

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

Volcano Sharks

Sharks and volcanoes, across the globe: where you find one, you find the other.

Researchers have not figured out what attracts sharks to the hotspots, but world-renowned shark scientist Dr. Michael Heithaus is on a mission to figure out the answer.

He criss-crosses the globe and risks life and limb to uncover the shocking real-life link between these two fearsome forces of nature.

Please Step In 7

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Please Step In 7

The series now enters its seventh season, sharing resolutions to heavy conflicts within families.

Hosted by Angie Diale, this season's recurring theme explores the challenging relationships between mothers and their adult children.

In the Season 7 premiere: Sindi would like an intervention between her mother and older brother, who do not get along.

This is because her brother blames their mother for the death of their sister.

TVSA Show Page: Please Step In 7

Nigella: At My Table

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Food

Nigella: At My Table

Ever wondered how the best cooks in the world keep things simple and relaxed in the kitchen?

Nigella Lawson is back in this series packed with simple recipes full of complex flavour - food we can all cook. It's vibrant and varied yet always relaxed.

In each episode, Nigella serves up five irresistibly easy recipes which combine the comfort of the familiar and the exuberance of the new.

From her go-to favourites, to ideas for feasts through the day, you'll be dishing up warm and scrumptious meals at your own table in no time at all.

In the first episode, Nigella shares new discoveries like her Turkish-inspired eggs, as well as old-fashioned favourites including the aptly named queen of puddings.

For a relaxed get together around the table, Nigella rustles up a gloriously simple chicken and pea traybake.

For times of urgent need, there are her emergency brownies, and she finds a new use for a spiralizer.

Jack Whitehall: I'm Only Joking

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Jack Whitehall: I'm Only Joking

Jack Whitehall hits the stage with hilarious tales about happy couples, life in hotels, human stupidity and his well-traveled father.

The hour-long set features a disastrous audience interaction, absurd tales of Jack's (in)famous father, and an uncomfortable story from the Berlin airport.

The special was filmed at Wembley Stadium in January of this year.


Actors in this post: Angie Diale, Nigella Lawson

Shows in this post: Please Step In


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