New on TV today: Monday 24 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 24 Aug 2020
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Public Figure: Bonang Matheba

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Special

Public Figure: Bonang Matheba

A two-part documentary film that Bonang made two years ago with New York production company Red Button.

It follows celebrities and influencers from round the world (including Bonang) to explore the psychological effects of social media on them, how they deal with fame, money, cyber bullies, the obsessed etc.

The series speaks to psychologists and psychiatrists who share insights into the impact and gives tips to people, including youngsters, on how to protect oneself mentally.

Tt's a cautionary tale about the impact that social media has on young people, with the aim of helping adults and parents understand the use of social media.

It also gives you the do's and don't of how to use social media to benefit you.

Line of Duty 4

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama, Thriller

Line of Duty 4

When DCI Roz Huntley (Thandie Newton) captures a serial killer, Forensic Coordinator Tim Ifield (Jason Watkins) alerts AC-12 to a possible miscarriage of justice.

Season 4 of the drama begins with DCI Roz Huntley and her team in the thick of a career-defining case, Operation Trapdoor.

Under intense pressure to catch the culprit and prove herself to her superiors, and facing conflict with her colleague, Forensic Coordinator Tim Ifield, it's not long before AC-12 decide to probe her handling of the investigation.

A mother of two and wife to husband Nick (Lee Ingleby), Roz will do anything to stop her life unravelling. Anything.

Determined to uncover the truth, Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston), Detective Sergeant Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) must work together to tackle their most devious opponent yet.

They are aided by PC Maneet Bindra and newcomer Detective Constable Jamie Desford.

House in a Hurry

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 19h50
Genre: Reality

House in a Hurry

Finding the right house to buy is stressful and, for some, can take months or even years.

However, some situations force these homebuyers to find the perfect property in an unfamiliar city in just one weekend.

This series follows ordinary people who are in a housing pressure cooker.

Whether they're relocating unexpectedly for work, or compelled by a personal situation, these couples need to move fast and have just one weekend to find the perfect house in a town they don't know.

From racing to find a home in Charlotte, NC, before school starts, to a couple rushing to find their Texas dream home for a new job opportunity, the stakes are high as they hunt for a house in a hurry.

I Escaped to the Country 3

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 23h00
Genre: Reality

I Escaped to the Country 3

Celebrates the house-buying success stories of people who've made it to the countryside - these homeowners took the step out of the city after purchasing a rural property that they were introduced to on Escape to the Country.

Find out what they love about their new home and how the move has transformed their everyday lives.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Wye Valley": Jonnie Irwin visits the Wye Valley, where he is reunited with two of his house-buying couples.

First he meets his recent escapees who snapped up the country home he showed them for their £650,000 budget.

Jonnie discovers their plans for their hilltop property and their glamping business ambitions.

Later, he catches up with his buyers from five years ago, who spent their £400,000 on one of the properties they viewed together.

Jonnie is impressed by the decorative changes they have made and, while sitting for the community art group, sees the fulfilling lifestyle they are enjoying during retirement.


Channels in this post: SABC1, SABC3, HGTV, The Home Channel


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