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New on TV today: Thursday 26 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 26 Nov 2020
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Joanna Lumley's Unseen Adventures

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Travel, Documentary Series

Joanna Lumley's Unseen Adventures

Actress, presenter and much-loved travelling companion Joanna Lumley returns with this brand new three-part series, to share her previously unseen travelling adventures.

Joanna goes back as far east as Japan and all across the world to Cuba in the west, to share her treasure trove of unseen stories and give an insight into how her travel programmes are made and why she loves to make them.

Featuring behind the scenes footage and outtakes, we join Joanna at home as she recalls some of her most memorable journeys and hidden gems from her travels.

The series offers the chance to escape back to some incredible countries and enjoy their breathtaking scenery, with the added joy of witnessing what really happened along the way - from translation struggles, to filming with an overzealous dog and the challenges of extreme weather conditions.
 

Love Island 6

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality Competition, Reality

Love Island 6

On this late night risqué reality show, a group of singletons must choose their partners wisely – in order to avoid being dumped - both by their potential lovers and from the show.

In between beach bonfires and intimate dinners some shock eliminations and new arrivals ensure constant unpredictability and rivalry for the Islanders.

And once contestants leave the island, the remaining singles must re-couple or risk being sent home.

Now Love Island returns - this time right here in South Africa - as another sizzling line-up of singles head to the brand new luxury villa in Cape Town.

Laura Whitmore will present the main show, which airs every night at 11pm.

As they flirt, date, break up and make up the Islanders will be trying to capture the hearts of each other - and the UK voters - as the viewers decide their favourite couple and declare them the Love Island 6 winners.

So whose heads will be turned? Who will be dumped from the Island? And who will couple up and be in with a chance of winning a share of the £50k prize money?
 

Magnum P.I. 2

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Action, Police Procedural, Comedy-Drama

Magnum P.I. 2

Jay Hernandez stars as Thomas Magnum in a modern take on the classic series about a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii.

A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum lives in a guest cottage on Robin's Nest, the luxurious estate where he works as a security consultant to supplement his P.I. business.

The "majordomo" of the property is Juliet Higgins, a beautiful and commanding disavowed MI:6 agent whose second job is to keep Magnum in line, with the help of her two Dobermans.

When Magnum needs back-up on a job, he turns to his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors, Theodore "TC" Calvin, a former Marine chopper pilot who runs Island Hoppers, a helicopter tour business; and Orville "Rick" Wright, a former Marine door-gunner-turned-impresario of Oahu's coolest nightclub and the most connected man on the island.

Suspicious of Magnum's casual attitude and presence at his crime scenes, Detective Gordon Katsumoto (Tim Kang) finds that he and Magnum are more alike than either of them care to admit.

With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Payback is for Beginners": While Magnum waits for Higgins to decide if she'll officially become his partner, he takes the case of a missing wife who witnessed her boss' murder during a bank robbery.

Also, Rick makes a big decision about his career.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Honor Among Thieves": An incorrigible pickpocket, Jin (guest star Bobby Lee), asks Magnum for help when a cellphone he recently lifted receives a very suspicious text message.

Also, Magnum is frustrated when Higgins still won't give him an answer to whether or not she will become his partner, and when Rick decides to make a bold career move, T.C. comes to the rescue.
 

Alaska: The Last Frontier 10

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Alaska: The Last Frontier 10

This season, the Kilcher family will have to dig deep to overcome a number of challenges.

With a potentially explosive summer wildfire season on the horizon and a global pandemic reaching Alaska, the Homer natives must work together to ensure that they can continue to survive and thrive on the homestead that Yule Kilcher established 80 years ago.

Life is always unpredictable on the homestead, but this season when the COVID-19 pandemic hits Alaska, the Kilchers must adapt and rely on each other like never before.

When film crews must be evacuated, the Kilchers step up to the challenge and decide to continue to self-film their lives and the day-to-day mayhem of the homestead, and we see the family in a whole new way.

This season, with hunting off the homestead put on hold during the pandemic, Jane works to help fill the family's freezer with fish and becomes the main provider of meat this summer.

And after seeing so many locals hit hard economically, Eve plants a massive summer garden that is large enough to supply both the homestead and Homer's food bank with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Meanwhile, August takes the opportunity to follow in his grandfather Yule's footsteps as a filmmaker and document this unprecedented time on camera.

And the Kilchers work to overcome other difficulties as well.

As Atz Sr. plans to rebuild the first cabin his family ever lived in on the homestead, he suffers from several health scares that threaten to sideline this important project.

Atz Lee devotes the summer to building a new off-grid cabin in the backcountry, but is plagued by crippling episodes of PTSD from his life-threatening fall several years ago.

Helping Atz Lee with both the build and his PTSD is his 19-year-old son, Etienne, who became a man in his father's eyes this summer.

Otto, Charlotte and their 23-year-old son August must contend with two complicated cattle drives during the pandemic, as well as an emergency on Kilcher road after a rainstorm threatens to wash out the only passage to the homestead.

And Eivin, with his wife Eve and two young children at home, severely cuts his leg and must be rushed to an emergency doctor for help.

This year, for the first time ever, the outside world comes crashing into the homestead, and the Kilchers rally to protect their way of life for the future.

 

Actors in this post: Joanna Lumley, Jay Hernandez, Tim Kang, Bobby Lee

Channels in this post: BBC Earth, Vuzu, M-Net City, Discovery Channel



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