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New on TV today: Tuesday 25 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 25 Aug 2020
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Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, History

Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues

Few figures in British history have captured the popular imagination as much as the outlaw.

From gentleman highwaymen, via swashbuckling pirates to elusive urban thieves and rogues, the brazen escapades and the flamboyance of the outlaw made them the antihero of their time - feared by the rich, admired by the poor and celebrated by writers and artists.

In this three-part series, historian Dr Sam Willis travels the open roads, the high seas and urban alleyways to explore Britain's 17th- and 18th-century underworld of highwaymen, pirates and rogues, bringing the great age of the British outlaw vividly to life.

Sam shows that, far from being 'outsiders', outlaws were very much a product of their time, shaped by powerful national events.

In each episode, he focuses not just on a particular type of outlaw, but a particular era - the series as a whole offers a chronological portrait of the changing face of crime in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Sam begins with the arrival of a new breed of gentleman criminal out of the ashes of the English Civil War - the highwayman.

Heavily romanticised in literature, these glamorous gangsters became a social menace on the roads and a political thorn in the side of the creaking British state - threatening to steal wallets and hearts.

But underneath the dashing image of stylish robbers on horseback lay a far darker reality.
 

Swartskaap

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Documentary Series, True Crime, Afrikaans

Swartskaap

Docuseries about the most notorious gang leaders and mobsters in South Africa.

From gang leaders to sex workers, this in-depth series sheds light on the fringe figures of our society.
 

WWII in Europe: Voices from the Front

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 20h45
Genre: Documentary, History

WWII in Europe: Voices from the Front

On 8 May, 1945, the Allied forces formally accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany, officially bringing an end to World War II in Europe.

This historic event, which became known as Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day, offered a long-awaited moment of hope and celebration for millions of people around the world whose lives had been gripped by turmoil, overwhelming devastation and heartbreaking loss throughout the breadth of the war.

In observance of the 75th anniversary of the pivotal day, National Geographic gives voice to those who were on the front lines of the global war that took the lives of an estimated 66-85 million people.

WWII in Europe: Voices from the Front offers a chance to hear from some of the last remaining voices of a war that forever changed the world.

Giving attention to a full range of those who experienced the war in Europe, including the Allied Powers and the Axis Power of Germany, the one-hour special presents vivid memories from more than three quarters of a century ago.

Told using rarely seen archival footage and photographs and dozens of interviews, the special captures the moment of jubilation and remembrance when people around the world learned that the European chapter of the second world war had drawn to an end.

From New York's famed Times Square to London's Piccadilly Circus to Moscow's Red Square, the special captures how that moment represented different meanings to all who were involved.
 

The Bachelor Australia 7

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h10
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition

The Bachelor Australia 7

Astrophysicist Matt Agnew has travelled the world with an eye on the sky, but now he's back in Australia and looking for something closer to home, and his heart: the woman of his dreams.

She's exactly what the Melbourne-based 31-year-old hopes awaits him when the seventh season of The Bachelor Australia begins.

The eligible Bachelorettes who step out of that limo will be greeted by a handsome proposition in more than just looks: when he's not exploring his passion for space, Matt loves his AFL, enjoys the outdoors, hitting the gym, dabbles in yoga and has even been known to make magic happen in the kitchen.

Matt counts his parents as his relationship role models, who have been happily married for over 30 years.

After suiting up several times as groomsman and seeing his friends walk down the aisle, Matt hopes it might be his turn next.

Matt's looking for the type of love that hits you like a thunderbolt, but doesn't fizzle out.

Sparks are important, but he's also looking for a genuine woman who enjoys having a laugh, doesn't take herself too seriously and has a real passion for life.
 

Vermis

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, True Crime, Afrikaans

Vermis

Vermis places unsolved cases of South Africa's missing persons on the agenda.

In each episode of this true crime series, television personality Doreen Morris explores the mysterious and unsolved cases of missing South Africans.

She meets the missing person's loved ones, retraces their last steps and reviews the theories on their disappearance.

On 14 October 2001, 16-year-old Edna Piercey disappeared from her neighbourhood in Rustenburg. Quewin Boshoff left for work at a hair salon in Randburg, and never returned home.

Doreen meets the loved ones that are left behind and traces the missing person's footsteps in an attempt to piece together what really happened.
 

90 Day Fiancé: B90 Strikes Back!

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality

90 Day Fiancé: B90 Strikes Back!

Fan favourites from 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days get unfiltered as they respond not only to comments from 90 Day Fiancé: Pillow Talk cast, but also the Internet's most buzzworthy tweets from the season.

Some of these stars travelled far this series, but now they're entering uncharted territory with the first-ever opportunity to go head-to-head with other 90 Day cast members, as well as the most outrageous reactions from fans of the show.

It's time for the couples to finally respond to the comments made about them and give them the opportunity to strike back once and for all.
 

Trinkets 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama

Trinkets 2

When three teenage girls find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifters Anonymous meeting, an unlikely friendship forms between grieving misfit Elodie, mysterious outsider Moe and Tabitha, an imperfect picture of perfection.

They will find strength in each other as they negotiate the complicated dilemma of trying to fit in while longing to break out.
 

Landbouweekliks 11

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Magazine, Lifestyle, Advertiser-Funded, Afrikaans

Landbouweekliks 11

Elma Postma and HemelBesem visit exceptional farmers across South Africa and keep you informed of the latest developments in the agricultural industry.

Landbouweekliks sheds light not only on the technical aspects of agriculture but also on the farmers' vision and life journey.

Experts also share advice and information weekly and Landbouweekblad's editor and a few journalists also make an appearance.

This show is a partnership between VIA and Landbouweekblad, the agriculture magazine.

 

Actors in this post: Elma Postma



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