New on TV today: Tuesday 6 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 Oct 2020
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Apocalypse: Never Ending War

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Documentary Series, History

Apocalypse: Never Ending War

11 November 11, 1918. As the First World War ends, survivors realise that the world of yesterday is gone forever, buried in the ruins.

The victors concoct a precarious peace treaty which they impose on the vanquished. In Europe, Africa, and Asia new nations are forged, often through strife and conflict.

In no time hatred, fear and resentment bubble up from the depths of traumatised societies, sowing chaos in the new world order: revolutions, crises, waves of migration and civil wars are fertile ground for totalitarianism.

People try to shake off memories of war to the frantic beat of the Charleston, blind to the approach of a new Apocalypse.

Die Uitnodiging

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Afrikaans

Die Uitnodiging

Reality series that tries to resolve family disputes, help heal broken friendships, and even (sometimes) make arch-enemies talk to each other again.

A mediator indicates a serious problem that is deeply troubling. Presenter Cato Bekker visits the fighting parties. Are these stories going to end in reconciliation?

After Etienne's grandmother dies, he discovers something: his beloved Uncle Neil has stopped visiting his mother, Beverley.

Strange, because this brother and sister were once so close to each other: what could have gone wrong?

Cato hands over The Invitation to Etienne, Neil and Beverley. Are they going to show up? We are waiting for the limo door to open...

Grace and Lee-Hana grew up together and were once inseparable. But then they drifted apart.

Grace works in the Overberg. She misses her friend and wonders why they struggle so much to get together? Lee-Hana speculates as to why Grace no longer bothers to visit her.

Something is clearly wrong - but what? Cato sees if she can persuade them to break bread together.

Cathy asks for help after her sisters fall out of favour. Cato listens to the stories of Denise, Lizzie, Felicity and Cathy.

What on Earth could have caused so much sadness between sisters who were once close to each other? Maybe what happened after their mother's death?

Who is going to get out of the limo to eat together?

Ice Road Rescue 5

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Ice Road Rescue 5

Ice Road Rescue portrays a group of tow truck rescue workers.

When winter hits Norway the transport roads turn into treacherous bobsleigh tracks and every day the rescuers fight to keep this routes open by rescuing heavy trailers stuck in the mountain terrain.

Winter storms, avalanches and lack of daylight through the winter season are just some of the challenges they have to face, working close to the polar circle.

Extreme winter conditions that often make them risk their lives.

In the new season, a new generation of towing drivers are tackling Norway's icy roads for the first time, while the older generation sets about establishing new partnerships and exploring new ground.

As the season begins, Bjørn calls on Thord for help when a truck with a full load winds up buried in a ditch under the snow.

And then when a winter storm hits Southern Norway, Bjorn must figure out how to safely navigate high winds to get a chassis cab back from the edge of a main road suspension bridge.

And would you crawl under an unstable truck stuck on icy rocks?


Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Comedy, Afrikaans


Comedy-drama based on a series of short stories by P.G. du Plessis and set in a close-knit small town, where three friends sit gossiping about the people they know walking by the stoep of a co-op.

Mietie (Marie Pentz) owns the co-op and is a bona fide, certified town gossip.

Her two confidantes are Veldsman (Emgee Pretorius), who is usually the wisest and most reasonable of the three; and Genis (Jacques Loots), who tends more towards paranoia and a fatalistic approach.

Frequent visitors include the Dominee (André Verster) and his much younger wife Lettie (Marna Gey van Pittius).

The tales the three tell are usually inspired by the people walking past, as they narrate stories about them - some of them tales of woe but others of great hilarity.

TVSA Show Page: Koöperasiestories

Durban Gen

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 11h15
Genre: Telenovela, Medical Drama

Durban Gen

Telenovela which follows newly-qualified doctor Mbali Mthethwa who moves to the big city to serve her final year of community service at Durban General Hospital.

The story of Durban Gen is set in the heart of Newlands East, a township in Durban, where the most prominent and recognisable academic public hospital Durban General is found.

Durban Gen is a highly acclaimed hospital - the jewel of KwaZulu-Natal healthcare. It is a centre of excellence where every doctor wants to practice and every patient wants to be treated.

Mbali Mthethwa is a newly-qualified doctor who moves away from her fiancé and the small town they grew up in to complete her final year of community service at the hospital.

However, she finds herself torn between two men: her fiancé Sibusiso Dlamini and her superior Dr. Lindelani Zulu, a brilliant, attractive surgeon with whom she has undeniable chemistry.

On arrival at Durban General Hospital, Mbali assists in a precarious surgery that goes horribly wrong, resulting in the death of an MEC.

The incident plummets the hospital, Mbali and Dr. Zulu into the middle of an investigation that threatens to derail her career before it has even begun.

Meanwhile, her proximity to Dr. Zulu, the resulting intimacy and their palpable chemistry threaten to break everything Mbali has built back home with Sibusiso.

Durban Gen follows the trials, tribulations, triumphs, betrayals and bonds experienced by Mbali, the staff of Durban General, and the patients who come through its doors looking for help, refuge and health.

The starring role of Mbali is played by Nelisiwe Sibiya.

Her character's fiancé, Sibusiso, is played by Ntando Mncube and the love triangle is completed by Mike Ndlangamandla, who plays the dashing Dr. Lindelani Zulu.

Mavuso Magabane stars as Dr. Thabo Dlamini, Durban General's head of Surgery; and the superintendent, Dr. Nomalanga Qwabe, is played by Duduzile Ngcobo.

Other cast members include Mxolisi "Zuluboy" Majozi, playing fun and enthusiastic paramedic Mc'Gyver; and Bhekisizwe Mahlawe as the confident and charismatic male nurse, Calvin Gumede.

Lihle Dhlomo plays Dr. Precious Dlamini, an obstetrician-gynaecologist married to Head of Surgery and womaniser Dr. Thabo Dlamini.

The eager interns, played by Fanele Zulu (Dr. Mnqobi Mchunu), Fanele Luthuli (Dr. Thandekile Zondo) and Lerato Nxumalo (Dr. Zinhle Luthuli), will showcase what it takes to save lives in a high-stakes environment.

Portraying the hospital's no-nonsense Head Matron, Sister Nobuhle, is Zimiphi Biyela. The busybody nurses are Tsidi Makitle as Phumeza and Nombulelo Mhlongo as Sne.

Rounding off the cast are Monica Thuli Zulu as receptionist Ma'Cele and Sifiso Sibiya as paramedic Bab'Gumede.

TVSA Show Page: Durban Gen

Most Ridiculous 4

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy, Clip Show

Most Ridiculous 4

SuzelleDIY narrates this show which does the rounds of hilarious, stupid and insane videos from the worldwide web.

From wacky weather to major bike trick blowouts, the ridiculous rules in this clip show.

Amongst many other clips, the Season 4 premiere features a series on people who try to open bottles of alcohol in unusual ways, with predictably horrible results.

Ever wanted to watch a young Bear Grylls open a bottle of champagne on the rim of a public toilet? Yep, there's that.

The Story of Wales

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Docu-Drama, History

The Story of Wales

Huw Edwards presents this history of Wales, showing the country in ways it's never been seen before.

From prehistoric times, to power struggles with the barons, and England, through to the industrial revolution and today this history is comprehensive.

In the series premiere, "The Makings of Wales": 30,000 years in the making, this story begins with the drama of the earliest-known human burial in western Europe.

Huw delves into the biggest prehistoric copper mine in the world, and visits the mesmerising site of an Iron Age hillfort.

He reveals the true scale of the Roman occupation, and shows how Welsh saints carried the light of the gospel to the rest of the Celtic world, and left a mark on their homeland that we can all still read today.

Britain's Got Talent 14

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 17h45
Genre: Reality Competition, Variety

Britain's Got Talent 14

Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams return as judges while presenting duo Ant and Dec are back as hosts as the search for the most exciting talent around gets under way.

Once again, all the judges and Ant and Dec will have the chance to put one contestant straight through to the live semi-finals as their Golden Buzzer act, taking them one step closer to achieving their dream of being crowned the BGT winner.

Winning the series will secure the prize of a £250,000 and the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.

Now in its 14th season, the talent extravaganza is back with even more amazing, surprising and jaw-dropping acts, all vying to impress the judges and secure their place in the live semi-finals, which will be taking place later in the year.

The season includes South African Whitney Houston tribute artist Belinda Davids.

Shows in this post: Koöperasiestories, Durban Gen


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