New on TV today: Sunday 9 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Aug 2020
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Blood Road

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Documentary, Adventure

Blood Road

Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Their goal: to reach the site where Rebecca's father, a US Air Force pilot, was shot down in Laos more than 40 years earlier.

During this poignant voyage of self discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit, while learning more about the historic 'Blood Road' and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives in different ways.

Flirty Dancing 2

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Flirty Dancing 2

Ashley Banjo returns to front the feel-good series that puts old school romance back into modern dating, as he attempts to play Cupid with a raft of hopeless romantics looking to find love on the dancefloor.

Each episode will see him match two couples and choreograph bespoke dance dates that allow them to get to know each other in a totally unique way.

They won't talk, they just dance, and when the music stops they'll walk away without saying a word.

Based purely on the chemistry they feel in the dance, they must then decide if there’s enough of a spark to want to see each other again.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Kerry & Jordan, Nifé & Shaun": Country music fan Kerry seeks an eligible bloke in a small Lancashire town. Jordan seeks a partner in a... small Lancashire town.

Also, Nifé fancies a tall guy. Does Shaun fit?

Our Wedding Story

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Reality

Our Wedding Story

Showcases wedding stories created by two passionate movie-makers, Nick and Colin, who get to know the couple and tell their stories in unique ways.

Live each couple's love story – from the moment they meet to the walk down the aisle.

In the series premiere, "Michelle and AJ": AJ and Michelle fell in love, but then AJ dropped a bombshell that changed everything.

When their much-anticipated wedding day arrives, they have an elegant wedding on the beautiful coast of Santa Barbara.


Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h10 (marathon)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama


Action thriller television series created as an adaptation of Deon Meyer's novel of the same name which tells the story of a woman who unwittingly gets involved in an international conspiracy.

Milla Strachan (Rolanda Marais) is an abused, stay-at-home mom from Durbanville, Cape Town who leaves her husband and applies for a job as a journalist at a local paper.

Believing herself ot be working as a journalist, it turns out she's actually working for an intelligence agency called the Presidential Intelligence Agency (PIA).

Breaking the agency's protocols she starts her own investigations, leading her bosses in the right directions to solve cases.

Soon she finds herself drawn into a conspiracy involving the head of the PIA and an ex-state bodyguard in a thriller that covers the length and breadth of South Africa.

The series explosively collides in Cape Town in a plot involving organised crime, smuggled diamonds, state security, Black Rhinos, the CIA and an international terrorist plot.

Other starring cast members include Trix Vivier, Sandi Schultz, Sisanda Henna, James Gracie (formerly known as James Alexander), Ed Stoppard, Thapelo Mokoena and Emmanuel Castis.

For a full rundown of all the main characters, visit the TVSA Show Page:

TVSA Show Page: Trackers

Desert Megapride

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Desert Megapride

When it rains, it pours in Nxai Pan in northern Botswana. Lush plains scattered with vast herds of antelope stretch to the horizon. It is a veritable paradise.

But Nxai Pan is a place of harsh contradictions.

For when the rainy season is over, the lake dries up, leaving behind only cracked, desiccated saltpans as the desert, and its devastating heat returns.

The biggest contradiction of all, then, is to call a place of such struggle "hell on Earth"... because for some... this is still paradise.

The lions of Nxai Pan have perfected the art of survival in some of the harshest conditions in Africa.

A coalition of two mighty male lions rules this empire, their tenure spanning almost a decade. Their territory is vast, their females are loyal, and their hold on their land is ironclad.

But they're getting old, and the looming dry season holds the promise of being one of the deadliest yet.

Can these desert kings and their megapride dominate another dry season, or will this be their last?

Little Big Shots 4

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Variety, Comedy, Reality

Little Big Shots 4

Comedian and producer Melissa McCarthy joins as the new host of Little Big Shots, from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres, for an all-new and totally reinvented season.

Melissa introduces us to a new generation of amazing kids from the US and beyond, all of whom will show off the surprising, smart, funny and downright awesome things they can do.

From brainy little whiz kids to mini virtuosos, it's going to be an exciting, inspiring and adorable time for all.

And with the invincible pairing of Ellen and Melissa at the helm, kids who defy the odds, reject stereotypes and conquer their dreams will give us a peek at what today's cutest - and tomorrow's biggest - talents look like.

They will take us into their world, share their remarkable stories and show us the incredible talents that set them apart.

It's a celebration of how resilient, funny and inspiring kids can be when we allow them to be unabashedly themselves.

They may be little, but their hearts are big.


Shows in this post: Trackers

Channels in this post: SABC3, BBC Lifestyle, SABC2, M-Net City, M-Net


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