New on TV today: Tuesday 20 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 20 Oct 2020
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Ingane Yam'

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Ingane Yam'

Parents who have secret children out of wedlock introduce them to their spouses and families in this new reality show.

Many romantic entanglements result in spouses hiding the existence of children they had with other partners.

In these cases, the children are often made to feel like outsiders and are not given an opportunity to connect with their siblings.

Ingane Yam' narrates the stories of parents who, after years of procrastination, introduce their secret children to their spouses and families to help give the children a sense of belonging.

The show delves into why parents hide children from their past and how their families react to the big reveal of the child.

It also aims to show how children suffer by being denied their true identity and how they deal with rejection from people who should be taking care of them.

Ingane Yam' is hosted by "Real Housewives" star Lethabo Mathatho.

In the series premiere: Mpho has a daughter who is under the impression that her grandmother is her mother.

Mpho is dating Mphethi and there are talks about Lobola. Now she wants to come clean about having a child.

Vusaseki 5

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Talk Show

Vusaseki 5

Talk show which addresses social challenges in modern day South Africa, going beyond just raising issues to focusing on the power of self-appreciation, introspection and the ability to heal.

The show looks at the relationship between intentions and values on the one hand, and actions on the other hand.

Vusaseki puts an obligation on us as citizens to look deeper into our selves - not as part of the problem, but as part of the solution.

The show departs from the premise that we all have experiences to share and as such are experts in our own lives.

In this show we go beyond just raising issues, instead continually focus on the power of self-appreciation, introspection and ability to heal.

With each episode, both the guests and audiences in their different groupings are reminded that South Africa is a nation of action, and winning over our past is a basis for continued inspiration.

Season 5 is once again hosted by Timiya Miyen.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Tithes and Offerings": The implications for a study on giving are both theological and practical.

The priority of the biblical text is paramount for understanding the biblical teaching on tithing and for constructing a new giving paradigm.

This episode dips deep into giving, especially during a time where people are not doing well financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

TVSA Show Page: Vusaseki 5


Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Comedy


A spinoff from Black-ish about Rainbow Johnson's experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s.

Rainbow recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves.

Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family.

As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white.

This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong.

Home of the Year 5

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Reality Competition, Home Improvement, DIY

Home of the Year 5

Championing individuality, flair and commitment to design, Home of the Year features homeowners around Ireland who have done something extraordinary to the place they call home.

From radical renovations to gentle restorations and brave new builds, over eight weeks 21 of these homes compete for the Home of the Year title, with three very different and unique properties featured each week.

Making the tough decisions on which homes go through to the final are three expert judges: design legend Hugh Wallace, acclaimed architect Declan O'Donnell and award-winning interior designer Deirdre Whelan.

Looking for individuality, functionality and clever design, the judges will score each of the homes out of 10.

The home with the highest combined score in each programme will then go through to the final, where the ultimate winner of Home of the Year is crowned.

In the Season 5 premiere: The judges visit a five-storey architectural home, a home made from converted stables, and a renovated and extended cottage in Galway, and decide on one for the finals.

Apocalypse: Verdun

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

Apocalypse: Verdun

A shocking documentary composed of colorized archive footage.

Apocalypse: Verdun takes us to the infamous and bloody battle of Verdun that occurred in February 1916, when World War I had been raging for two years.

Late 1915. The British and French prepare a major offensive on the Somme. However, the Germans are one step ahead.

On 21 February, 2016 shells rain down over a 20km swathe at Verdun, which for 300 days becomes the stage of one of the First World War's bloodiest battles.


Actors in this post: Timiya Miyen

Shows in this post: Vusaseki


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Idol Luyolo Yiba releases winner's album Ithemba

Take a listen, hear for yourself.

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Antara Teasers - December 2020

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Begeertes Teasers - December 2020

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The Candidate Teasers - December 2020

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Arendsvlei Teasers - December 2020

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Gangaa 3 Teasers - December 2020

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7de Laan Teasers - December 2020

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