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New on TV today: Wednesday 5 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 05 Aug 2020
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We Hunt Together

Channel: BBC First (DStv 119)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Thriller, Drama

We Hunt Together

Drama about what happens when two profoundly damaged people collide and finally speak the unspoken, giving each other permission and reason to act out their most violent compulsions.

A new take on a classic cat and mouse story, We Hunt Together explores the intoxication of sexual attraction, the dangerous power of emotional manipulation and how finding a volatile form of solace in another can have dire consequences for those who dare to get in the way.

Freddy is magnetic, highly intelligent, disarmingly charming…and she might just be a psychopath.

Baba, on the other hand, is vulnerable, compassionate yet damaged former child soldier, whose chance encounter with Freddy turns his world upside down.

He's desperate to suppress his predisposition for extreme violence, but the pair's lust for each other takes over and creates a truly deadly duo.

Meanwhile, DS Lola Franks and DI Jackson Mendy face their own unconventional relationship, as the pair get thrown together to work on a high-profile murder case and try to catch the killers.

Jackson and Lola's differing opinions cause conflict during their investigation, as does Lola's inability to deal with her own demons which have the potential to push them both to breaking point.

A psychological thriller and a romance, it explores the dangerous power of desire, what happens when two profoundly damaged people meet and reawaken their latent capacity for violence, and finally, what happens when the honeymoon period is over.
 

World's Most Wanted

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

World's Most Wanted

A docuseries profiling the world's most wanted fugitives.

Suspected of heinous crimes, they've avoided capture despite massive rewards and global investigations.
 

Cheetah: Beating the Odds

Channel: CuriosityStream (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Cheetah: Beating the Odds

A cheetah raises her young family on the vast expanse of the Serengeti. If her cubs are going to survive, she'll have to overcome a barrage of challenges.

Only 30% of cheetah cubs typically make it to adulthood; the odds are not in her favour. Cheetahs are finely tuned and dangerous hunters, but they're not in charge in these parts.

Lions, gangsters of the plains, are quick to throw their muscle around, whilst gangs of hyenas and jackals attempt to steal anything the cheetah manage to kill.

The young cheetah will have to learn the hunting skills their mother has perfected. She can do zero to 70 in less than three seconds and reach a top speed of 100 kilometres per hour.

Once they have learnt the ropes, they'll make their own way across the plains, establishing their territory and having cubs of their own.
 

Ed Stafford: First Man Out 2

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Adventure, Nature

Ed Stafford: First Man Out 2

Survivalist and explorer Ed Stafford heads to the wilds of China to face off with the planet's top survival experts in a real-life race to get out of the country's most hostile environments.

In every episode, Ed faces a different and equally skilled opponent in the race to be the first to reach a pre-determined extraction point, on a journey fraught with danger.

From the huge cliffs and bamboo forests of Bashan to the mountains and waterfalls of Yunnan Province, he may be able to survive almost anywhere or anything, but so can these extraordinary people.

With speed as important as survival, who will be the first to escape these lethal landscapes in a country with some of the world's most extreme climates?

In the Season 2 premiere, "Ed vs Will Lord": Ed is up against his old bushcraft teacher, Will Lord – world #1 of primitive survival – in Bashan, central China.

This time both challengers are without a knife...
 

Irish Pickers

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

Irish Pickers

Follows Dublin-based antiques expert and historical dealer Ian Dowling, with his team comprising of Mark 'Butzy' Butterly, 'Vintage' Vinny Smith and Ali Foy as they discover, buy and sell Irish treasures.

Ian and the team head to interesting and historic places, hunting out and buying quirky and unusual objects previously hidden from the world.

The Irish Pickers team will travel the length and breadth of Ireland from farms to stately homes, family businesses, private collectors, architectural salvage dealers and museums, looking for amazing items of national and local historical significance.

The series will follow the team as they buy and sell everything from ornaments, street signs, military artefacts, retro games, model cars, shop fittings, prints, posters, adverts and more.

If it's Irish and has a history, they're interested.
 

Chicago P.D. 2

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

Chicago P.D. 2

In the Season 2 premiere, "Call It Macaroni": Intelligence is thrown when an undercover job turns into a manhunt for two brothers, and Voight is under scrutiny as Jin's murder investigation transpires.

As the Sheldon Jin murder investigation moves forward, Voight is under close watch by Internal Affairs but he's still in complete command of the intelligence unit.

A routine undercover job becomes anything but when Voight's SUV is T-boned while trailing an armoured car carrying Ruzek.

At District, Burgess meets her new partner, Sean Roman (Brian Geraghty) and tension is high from the start. Soon she realises there's more to his story.

After a long day, Lindsay pays a visit to someone she hasn't seen in a very long time - her mom, Bunny (guest star Markie Post).

TVSA Show Page: Chicago P.D. 2
 

Blindspot 5

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Thriller

Blindspot 5

Final season!

The season begins in the aftermath of the explosion that left Jane watching as a drone strike on the safe house with the rest of the team inside.

Questions to be answered include who made it out alive and whether the team will ever be able to clear their names in the wake of Madeline's rise to power.

In the Season 5 premiere, "I Came to Sleigh": Jane tries to pick up the pieces after the explosive finale in Iceland.

She gets a strange message from an unknown ally that allows her to mount a rescue mission to free Rich Dotcom from a CIA black-site... but she'll need the help from her old rival Sho Akhtar.

 

Actors in this post: Brian Geraghty, Markie Post

Shows in this post: Chicago P.D.



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