New on TV today: Monday 10 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 10 Aug 2020
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True Terror with Robert Englund

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series

True Terror with Robert Englund

Hidden away in news reports from America's past are tales so frightening they must be true.

This chilling series, hosted by horror movie icon Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise), journeys into the dark shadow of the country's history to uncover stories as terrifying as they are real.

Using his ominous tones and creepy charisma, in each episode, Englund weaves together a trilogy of spine-tingling tales.

These include the Atlanta police station that becomes a battleground between a killer and a spirit to a smallpox victim who fears he'll be buried alive after being mistaken for dead in New Orleans.

Guided by newspaper accounts and layered with commentary from historians and experts, this spooky series sets out to prove that truth is always stranger than fiction.

In the series premiere, "Twisted Relationship": A North Carolina storekeeper is haunted by a deadly prophecy, a smallpox victim fears he'll be buried alive after he's mistaken for dead in New Orleans and an Atlanta police station becomes a battleground between a killer and a vengeful spirit.

Game On! A Comedy Crossover Event

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Comedy, Game Show

Game On! A Comedy Crossover Event

Worlds collide in this special event featuring familiar faces, surprise cameos and stories of spirited competition from four different comedy series.

Featuring the casts from Mr. Iglesias, The Big Show Show, Family Reunion and Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love, it's all fun and games when they share the screen for some friendly competition.

These family sitcoms put the fun in family dysfunction as they tag team to uphold their family legacies in a summer crossover competition so hot it could light the Olympic torch.

From old foes to shade throws, take a break from learning those TikTok dances and come face to face with this spirited comedy event.

Abandoned Engineering 4

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Technology

Abandoned Engineering 4

Some of the world's most incredible engineering projects now lie in ruins. How and why?

This series brings more stories of remarkable buildings and the people who designed them.

From the desert town that faced a disaster of biblical proportions to the underground base with the power to destroy a nation, these ruined sites have suffered through devastating natural disasters, years of violent wars, and events far more surprising.

Within their decaying structures are the echoes of history - they speak of death and destruction, but also human ingenuity and endeavour; each haunted shell now ready to be unmasked and tell its own unique story.

All these and more are investigated in this deep dive of deserted engineering marvels.

The Great Pottery Throw Down 3

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Competition

The Great Pottery Throw Down 3

Melanie Sykes is at the potter's wheel as the new host, as 12 passionate home potters compete to be crowned the UK's best.

Master potter Keith Brymer Jones returns as judge, alongside award-winning ceramicist Sue Pryke.

Each week the potters face two potting challenges to impress the resident judging duo, as well as guest experts from the world of pottery.

The potters tackle everything from homeware to toilets before the judges ultimately decide who becomes Potter of the Week, and who must be sent home.

Inspired by and inspiring a new craze for creativity, The Great Pottery Throw Down delights in showing ordinary people creating extraordinary things.

In Pursuit with John Walsh 2

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

In Pursuit with John Walsh 2

Victims' rights activist John Walsh is on a mission to help law enforcement find leads on unsolved crimes in the USA, and to put fugitives from the law behind bars.

Since the tragic kidnapping and murder of his young son in 1981, he has dedicated himself to protecting children and aiding the authorities in capturing dangerous fugitives.

Now he uses his lifetime of experience combined with a call centre to get new information and insight into open cases, using the power of the public to help find missing children and track down those would prey on them.

Whether it's unravelling a history of violence after following the trail of a dangerous fugitive, to hunting down a suspect following a tragic double murder, nothing will stop John on his mission for justice.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Mother and Child": An unbelievable tragedy ripples through a small community and sends John in pursuit of outlaw Jory Worthen.

Callahan takes on the case of fugitive Derrell Demon Brown, an offender with a dark past who committed a violent, personal crime.

Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Nature, Travel

Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers

History, adventure and travelogue combine as Simon Reeve explores three of the world's major rivers: the Nile, Yangtze and Ganges.

Through the stories of the people who live alongside these great waterways, he uncovers their vast influence, and reveals how they unite, and divide, some of the most extraordinary parts of the world.

Travel from the twin temples of Abu Simbel to the Nile delta; down the Yangtze from the giant Buddha of Leshen to the Three Gorges Dam and on to Shanghai; and along the great mother Ganges in a world caught between ancient traditions and astonishing modernity.

Full of wonder and breathtaking, magisterial landscapes, Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers is a potent mix of revelation and hands-on adventure - a riot of colour, extraordinary spectacle and unexpected encounters.

Bulletproof 2

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Buddy Comedy, Drama, Comedy-Drama, Action

Bulletproof 2

Follows two cops, Bishop and Pike, as they chase down hardened criminals in London's East End.

On the surface they have a lot in common: they are cool, smart, unapologetically street-wise and tough; they share a deep, fraternal relationship - and are always there for each other.

However, they come from very different backgrounds and their personal motivations and emotional lives outside the police force differ as a result.

Pike is an aspirational family man, the son of a decorated police officer who's determined to follow in his father's footsteps, but not be in his shadow.

Bishop grew up in care homes and on the streets, and never knew his father.

Despite these differences Bishop and Pike are bonded by the same moral code and work brilliantly well together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode.

In the Season 2 premiere: A chance discovery propels Bishop and Pike deep undercover, and they soon find themselves at the heart of a notorious international crime family.

After an action-packed sting results in the seizure of drug money worth a million pounds, Bishop and Pike set about tracing who the money belongs to, in an effort to thwart those responsible for an orchestrated drug drought, designed to strangle the market.

Meanwhile, the Unit are under the watchful eye of the new 'by-the-book' Deputy Director, Richard Cockridge.

In Ice Cold Blood

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h35
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series

In Ice Cold Blood

Hosted and executive produced by Ice-T (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), the series spotlights shocking true stories involving sex, money, murder - or a fatal cocktail of all three.

Told through in-depth interviews, reenactments and archival footage, each hour-long episode delves into an edgy mystery filled with expert detective work, unexpected turns and stunning revelations.

When two of the most basic human desires - sex and money - cloud our judgment with lust and greed, they run the risk of dangerous consequences.

This series exposes real-life cases where unhinged passion and extreme greed have motivated someone enough to kill.

As first-hand detectives and victims' friends and family members recount each case, captivating recreations come together to bring each ruthless murder story to life.

In the series premiere, a military veteran is missing and a young student is murdered in what appears to be a crime of passion.

But the discovery of a secret payout leads police on a wild chase.

Selling Houses Australia 11

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality

Selling Houses Australia 11

No-nonsense property expert Andrew Winter is on a mission Selling Houses in Australia.

In each episode, he'll show homeowners how to maximise their profits and achieve a quick sale on one of life's biggest investments.

Today's unpredictable housing market is not for the faint of heart.

Stressed owners whose properties have been stuck on the market for months are desperate for a sale and unable to comprehend why no one wants to buy their home.

Winter brings all the parties together on Selling Houses – designers, contractors and the owners – to figure out problems of pricing, presentation and communication.

After each home makeover, he helps his clients strategise on how to bring potential buyers closer, and ultimately sell their houses.

In the Season 11 premiere: Jen and Phil have a pristine home that has been sitting on the market for 18 months.

With just two tiny bedrooms and two growing boys, they are desperate to move.


Actors in this post: Ice-T


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