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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 27 Dec 2020
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2020 SATMA Awards

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Awards, Music

2020 SATMA Awards

The South African Traditional Music Achievement (SATMA) Awards are a platform to celebrate and honour traditional music.

The aim is to preserve and advance South Africa's colourful and vibrant cultural heritage by showcasing and celebrating traditional music genres with an annual event that recognises and honours South Africa's best traditional music talent.

Since 2005, the SATMAs have brought all races and ethnic groups together through the celebration of Mzansi's diverse music that transcends tribal, racial and geographic lines.

The awards are celebrating 15 years of existence this year in the province of Mpumalanga.

2020's theme is "Celebrating Afrika", designed to unite and celebrate Africa in South Africa, in the continent, and the diaspora.
 

Van Broadway tot Birdstraat

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 10h30
Genre: Variety, Special

Van Broadway tot Birdstraat

This production was recorded by Curro Create in collaboration with Wordsmith's Theatre Factory at the 2020 Stellenbosch University Woordfees.

With 28 artists, including stars like Corlea Botha, Germandt Geldenhuys and Lynelle Kenned performing alongside learners from Curro schools across the country, 265 costumes and hits from 27 musicals, this show sold out at the SU Woordfees.

From Cabaret to Les Misérables, from Anything goes to Hamilton, Hairspray and Little Shop of Horrors, the production features an innovative set and audio-visual elements.

The lighting and sound is intended to make you feel like you're sitting in a Broadway theatre.
 

The Witness for the Prosecution

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Mystery, Drama

The Witness for the Prosecution

Based on Agatha Christie's classic book, this thrilling two-part drama is about a man accused of killing his lover in order to inherit her wealth.

1920s London. A murder, brutal and bloodthirsty, has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse.

The victim is the glamorous and rich Emily French.

All the evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life.

At least, this is the story that Emily's dedicated housekeeper Janet McIntyre stands by in court.

Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence.

Tasked with representing Leonard is his solicitor John Mayhew and King's Counsel, Sir Charles Carter KC.
 

Earth From Space

Channel: SABC3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Documentary, Factual

Earth From Space

Narrated by Oscar-winning actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) comes the latest production from the BBC Studios Natural History Unit.

Epic migration. Shifting seasons. The turning tide. Cameras in space capture natural spectacles on an epic scale and are now so advanced they can track down individual animals and humans.

In Earth From Space, cutting-edge technology tells the story of life on Earth from a brand-new perspective.

Marvel at the dancing neon Northern Lights and the zoom in on herds of elephants searching for water and discover previously unknown colonies of penguins.

With the Earth's surface changing faster than ever before, can the view from space inspire us to look after our unique and fragile home?

In the series premiere, satellites follow an elephant family struggling through drought, reveal previously unknown emperor penguin colonies from the colour of their poo, and discover mysterious ice rings that could put seal pups in danger.
 

Inside the Factory 2019 Christmas Special

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary, Special, Food

Inside the Factory 2019 Christmas Special

Marvel at the skill, scale and technology involved in making your favourite Christmas products.

Gregg Wallace discovers the secrets of creating party food on a grand scale and Cherry Healey finds failsafe methods for cooking the perfect turkey.

Also, historian Ruth Goodman investigates how the period of Advent, traditionally associated with fasting, came to be connected with chocolate-packed calendars.

 

Channels in this post: SABC1, kykNET, BBC Brit, SABC3, BBC Earth



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