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New on TV today: Tuesday 28 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 28 Jul 2020
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Stacey Dooley Investigates: Spycam Sex Criminals

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Documentary, Technology

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Spycam Sex Criminals

Stacey Dooley investigates a new kind of sex crime which is sweeping South Korea.

In a country where pornography is illegal, Molka is a DIY alternative where mobile phones and hidden cameras capture footage of women at their most intimate moments without their knowledge.

With 6,000 cases reported to the police in 2018, Stacey meets both the perpetrators and victims of this huge and threatening phenomenon.

Over 90 percent of the population of South Korea owns a smart phone, and some users are utilising these and other ever-improving technologies to create pornographic material without people’s consent. As camera technology has improved, it has become easier than ever to hide cameras in public places.

Some of these cameras are as small as the head of a needle. Changing rooms, toilet cubicles and even showerheads can be hiding hidden cameras, some of which are used to live stream pornography to illegal websites.

Stacey meets one victim, whose boyfriend filmed them having sex and threatened to share the videos with friends and family if she didn’t stay in a relationship with him. Stacey also visits the family of one young woman who was driven to take her own life shortly before her wedding after a colleague produced molka videos of her showering at work.

But Stacey also speaks to the people who’ve been caught taking molka, including one man who had 8,000 molka images on his phone.

Stacey goes on patrol with Son Hae-Yun, one of South Korea’s most experienced spy cam hunters, to learn just how many different hiding places there can be for spy cams, and how difficult it can be to spot them in public places.
 

Perry Mason

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

Perry Mason

1931, Los Angeles. While the rest of the USA struggles through the Great Depression, this city is booming.

Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervour! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong.

Based on characters created by author Erle Stanley Gardner, the series follows the origins of American fiction's most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason.

When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason's relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.

In the series premiere, "Chapter One": On the heels of an unsavory investigation involving a famous comedian, Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys) - a PI struggling to make ends meet - and his right-hand man Pete Strickland (Shea Whigham) are hired by attorney E.B. Jonathan (John Lithgow), Perry's mentor, to solve a perplexing case.

The case is the brutal kidnapping of one-year-old Charlie Dodson, whose parents Matthew and Emily were targeted for a $100,000 ransom.

After meeting with Herman Baggerly (Robert Patrick), a millionaire elder at the Dodsons' church, Perry, E.B., and E.B.'s legal secretary Della Street ponder why a family of unmistakably modest means would be extorted for such a steep price.
 

Tydelik Terminaal

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Afrikaans

Tydelik Terminaal

Tydelik Terminaal (Temporarily Terminal) is a drama series which follows 22-year-old honours student Kittie Claasen, who must redefine her life after she is diagnosed with cancer.

The series offers a fresh look at the unusual experiences of a 22-year-old girl on the threshold of her 'grown-up' life.

With a fresh outlook on studentism and awkward identity questions, Tydelik Terminaal guides you through Kittie's chemotherapy journey to physical healing as well as emotional liberation.

It's "the best cancer to get," Doctor Pillay assures her. In short, it's six months of hell, before life returns to normal.

The problem is that this is her honours year, and a twist in her academic cable means she has to postpone her future dreams of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism as a result of Hodgkin and his untimely illness.

The series takes place over the six months during which she undergoes chemotherapy, gets in touch with the ancestors, tries to complete her studies, and gains unexpected life experience and wisdom.

Kittie and her two best friends, Mandy and Fanie, find themselves in that confusing, in-between phase of life before entering the so-called adult world.

It's a time of childhood, but still having fun; gloomily planning for a future, but being uncertain about what that future will look like.

In this crush of adulthood, each of these characters is confronted with their own humanity and faces the question of who they really are.

Carla Smith stars as Kittie in her first starring role in television. Eve Rasimeni and Hendrik Nieuwoudt play her best friends, Mandy and Fanie.

Other cast members include Anna-Mart van der Merwe and Frank Opperman as Julie and Uncle Len. Uncle Len has prostate cancer and Julie, his busybody wife, helps him (and later for Kittie) in the fight against cancer.

Almar Müller plays the role of Joubert, an old love who returns to be there as a mainstay for Kittie; Arno Greeff is Drikus, the attractive young LLB student who continually challenges Mandy; and Ruan Blum is Louis, Fanie's boyfriend from the Cape.

There are also appearances by Anel Alexander, Zane Meas, Stiaan Smith, Francois Jacobs, Tiffany Barbuzano, Jack Devnarain, Reginah Dube, David Rees and Henriëtta Gryffenberg.

TVSA Show Page: Tydelik Terminaal
 

American Wreckers

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Reality, Motoring

American Wreckers

Missouri USA has a powerful legacy of outlaws and feuds.

Home to Jesse James, Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill Hickok, Missouri is now home to a new rivalry: the one between the Belle Boys and the Outsiders, fought each week in the demolition derby arena in Belle, Missouri.

This season, the scrappy Outsiders team challenges local derby legend and reigning champions, the Belle Boys, to a series of six derbies.

Every week, the two teams battle it out in a deeply personal fight for automotive supremacy in their grizzled, souped-up derby cars.
 

Gesondheid, Prontuit

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Lifestyle, Actuality, Advertiser-Funded

Gesondheid, Prontuit

Dr Rust Theron shares remarkable stories of people who survived challenging medical conditions.

In the process he shares the power of early detection and preventative medicine.

The series features real-life stories of people facing medical difficulties, while at the same time educating and encouraging you to proactively focus on your health.
 

Last Chance U 5

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Docu-Reality, Sport

Last Chance U 5

Last Chance U returns for Season 5 in a brand new setting to give a raw, authentic look at the junior college football program at Laney College in the heart of Oakland, California.

After clinching the title of state and national champions in 2018, the Laney Eagles have a hard season to follow and a lot to prove.

Going into his eighth season and having built the program from the ground up, powerhouse head coach John Beam must fight to rally the team amidst countless setbacks.

Season 5 brings intensity both on and off the field as players battle injuries, stress and personal demons while finding much needed support in the community and taking pride in their scrappy mentality and motto "Laney Built".
 

Sharks vs. Dolphins: Blood Battle

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

Sharks vs. Dolphins: Blood Battle

The ultimate feud is waged beneath the waves: sharks versus dolphins.

They've shared the ocean for millennia, but scientists have only just begun to understand the complex relationship between the two.

The special follows a team of experts as they travel to the epicentre of this savage struggle — Shark Bay, Australia — to unlock the secrets of shark and dolphin combat.

 

Shows in this post: Tydelik Terminaal



1 Comment

Timone
28 Jul 2020 14:54

How I've missed Matthew Rhys. Loved him as Phillip in The Americans and particularly loved his guest role in Girls: American B*tch episode 


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