New on TV today: Monday 12 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 12 Oct 2020
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Everything Must Fall

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary

Everything Must Fall

An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education, and morphed into the most militant national revolt since the country's first democratic elections in 1994.

The story is told by four student leaders at Wits University and their Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib, a left-wing, former anti-apartheid student activist.

When Habib's efforts to contain the protest fail, he brings 1,000 police on to campus.

There are dire consequences for the young leaders: Mcebo Dlamini is arrested and charged with serious offences, Shaeera Kalla is shot 13 times with rubber-coated bullets; others, fearing the involvement of the state security agencies, are forced into hiding.

At the heart of the film sits an intergenerational conflict connecting us to an important contemporary discourse on the conceptualisation of higher education as a public good.

To date, there have been unprecedented numbers involved, three deaths and 800 arrests.

By blending dramatic unfolding action with a multi-protagonist narrative, much of the drama lies in the internal struggles the activists have around the weight of leadership.

Threaded through the film is a pulse of anticipation, shared across the generational divide, that somehow these youth have reached breaking point and won't back down until they achieve the kind of social transformation that previous generations had long given up on.

The Bradshaw Bunch

Channel: E! (DStv 124)
TX Time: 19h05
Genre: Docu-Reality, Sport

The Bradshaw Bunch

Legendary quarterback and television-broadcast icon Terry Bradshaw gives us an intimate look at life in the off-season.

He's been called "The Greatest of All Time", but now this touchdown titan spends his days surrounded by women in his most coveted position: World's Greatest Dad.

As husband, father and "Papi" to the Bradshaw Bunch, Terry helps his family navigate the pitfalls of their extraordinary lives and lets you in on a side of him you've never seen before.

From real-life hijinks to juggling football, fame and farm life, unpredictable hilarity ensues as Bradshaw and family give a peek into rural living in Oklahoma.

Alongside his playful and pranking wife Tammy, entrepreneurial and talented daughters Rachel, Lacey and Erin, and his loveable grandkids, the four-time Super Bowl Champion Quarterback and true country boy finds his most important job is father to his three kids.

The Oath

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama

The Oath

This 10-episode series explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend and sheds light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly impossible to join.

Only a select few make the cut, but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks.

Created by Joe Halpin, who worked as a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy in South Central for 17 years, 12 of which as an undercover officer, the series takes an unforgiving look at the complicated dynamics in these organisations and documents the lives of those willing to risk it all, to have it all.

The Oath stars Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Cory Hardrict (American Sniper), Arlen Escarpeta (The Magicians), Katrina Law (Training Day), J.J. Soria (Animal Kingdom) and Game of Thrones star Sean Bean.

In the series premiere, "The Deal": When a group of corrupt cops known as The Ravens are arrested, they must induct an FBI mole into their ranks or face prison.

It's up to Raven leader Steve Hammond and brother Cole to hide the deal from the gang including their imprisoned father, Tom, all while playing nice with the Feds.


Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Drama


Drama series created by Ferguson Films which follows three young female friends living in Johannesburg as they deal with the pressures of juggling marriage, motherhood, relationships and their careers.

The drama revolves around three different women who represent a diverse cross-section of South African life, from the township to the suburbs, to the high-end apartment lifestyle of the "super blessed".

Set in the City of Gold, three completely different women are brought together by their friendship:

Brenda (Renate Stuurman) is the perfect definition of #relationshipgoals with her husband of nearly 10 years. She boasts a fierce corporate career at a highly fashionable private bank, where she's quickly rising in the ranks, despite the fact that she is one of the few women in senior management.

One of her closest friends, Lesego (Keke Mphuthi) is the hottest in the group - she's used her looks to get what she wants.

Thembi (Thembisa Mdoda) happens to be the only one of the three with children, having fallen pregnant at 17 by her childhood sweetheart Bongani (Nyaniso Dzedze).

TVSA Show Page: Unmarried

Qubool Hai

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 15h10
Genre: Telenovela

Qubool Hai

Qubool Hai (I Accept) is an Indian soap opera which focuses on the Muslim community, beginning at the point where Zoya runs away from an arranged marriage and a twist of fate sees her getting married to Ayaan instead.

Zoya enters the traditional, orthodox home of Ayaan; just the kind of family she distrusts and questions – resulting in a lot of squabbles and friction, especially between Ayaan and Zoya, who do not realise that they are falling in love.

In the meanwhile, Asad is engaged to a very traditional conservative girl. Though not quite in love with her, he respects her for her devout ways and is beginning to see a life with her. However, as fate usually does, things take a turn.

Ayaan's temporary marriage to Zoya gets dissolved and Zoya finds out that Ayaan was responsible for it. And here, Asad finds out this pious-to-be-bride is a liar and was taking him for a ride all along.

Thus begins the next chapter of the story, with Ayaan wanting to win back Zoya with whom he has totally fallen in love with and Asad vowing to never ever love again.

Ayaan realises that the only way he can win back Zoya is with the help of Asad. But Asad hates women - especilly women like Zoya.

Buying and Selling 6

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Home Improvement, Reality Makeover

Buying and Selling 6

Featuring two pivotal real estate moments, double the stress and twice the manpower, Buying and Selling is a property series where homeowners take their next step up the property ladder, with the help of the property brothers.

Desperate to move out of their current home and into a new one, homeowners enlist the help of twin brothers and real estate property experts, Jonathan and Drew Scott, to help with buying a new home and selling their current one.

Firstly, the brothers divulge the reality of Buying and Selling as they evaluate the house in its shabby state against what's on the market and what they hope to get for it.

Then, contractor Jonathan gets down to staging the property for a sale.

Not only will he completely transform it into a home that potential buyers will aspire to live in, he'll up the value of the house so much, the owners will get top dollar when they sell.

Meanwhile, realtor Drew sets out with the homeowners to find a property that not only meets their wish-list, but suits their needs far better than their current home does, and is within budget.

Experience the drama of big moves and big decisions on Buying and Selling.

In the Season 6 premiere: With two dogs and a baby on the way, Catherine and Nick are eager to move to a more spacious property, but their unsellable home is holding them back.

Grey's Anatomy 16

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

Grey's Anatomy 16

In the Season 16 premiere, "Nothing Left to Cling To": Meredith, Richard and Alex must deal with the consequences after Bailey fires them from Grey Sloan for insurance fraud.

After disappearing in the fog, Jackson helps a man in a dangerous situation, as his relationship with Maggie comes to a new crossroad.

Meanwhile, Tom gets new responsibilities at the hospital that throw the doctors for a loop.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Back in the Saddle": The Grey Sloan doctors operate on a man who crashed into Maggie's car as Owen, back from paternity leave, struggles with Tom's new position.

Outside the hospital, Meredith's recent firing doesn't stop her from diagnosing those around her. Plus, Richard and Alex start anew and it's not easy.

All the while, Jo readies herself to return to work, and Amelia has a new revelation in her relationship with Link.

Life After Lockup 2

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 21h05
Genre: Reality

Life After Lockup 2

The Love After Lockup spin-off follows returning couples who fans have grown to know and love - or love to hate - as they face parole restrictions, temptation, and turbulence in their lives outside of prison walls.

Will these troubled lovebirds break old habits with the support of their loved ones? Or will they break the rules and land back in the clink?

Throughout the 10 episodes, seven fan-favourite couples from Love After Lockup will encounter more twists, turns and shocking moments than ever before.

Will these seven couples stay linked or will the cuffs come off?

This season's couples include:

Marcelino & Brittany (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Brittany's mom makes the move to Vegas for support as Brittany is expecting baby number 3. However, they've never truly confronted the issues about Brittany's past.

Will living in such close quarters reopen old wounds that run deep?

Megan & Michael & Sarah (Fort Worth, Texas / Flint, Michigan / Rochester, New York)

Megan and Sarah continue to struggle on whether to forgive and forget Michael.

Is the forever playboy harbouring yet another huge secret that could cause serious repercussions and complications with Megan and Sarah?

Andrea & Lamar (Los Angeles, California)

While Andrea and Lamar are living separately, Andrea reveals a huge secret that could change everything. Can their relationship survive the distance?

Clint & Tracie (Hobbs, New Mexico)

Will Clint stand by his wife? Or will he live up to his declaration "to leave Tracie once and for all if she gets locked up again?"

Cheryl & Josh (Pueblo, Colorado)

Cheryl decides to move to Colorado with Josh to keep their love alive, but will Josh be able to maintain his parole restrictions and keep himself out of the slammer?

Lacey & John & Shane (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

Shane reveals a major secret he's been keeping from Lacey, while Lacey has a secret of her own that could jeopardise everything.

Meanwhile, John won't give up on his love for Lacey.

Angela & Tony (Grenada, Massachusetts)

Tony is released for the second time, but will he put his bad boy ways behind him once and for all?


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1 Comment

13 Oct 2020 09:27

 The Oath didn't start last night... it was replaced by MotherFatherSon and we've only been informed this morning. 

Here's a description of MotherFatherSon from when it aired on BBC First last year: MotherFatherSon (second show down)

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