New on TV today: Wednesday 10 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 10 Feb 2021
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Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: True Crime, Mystery, Documentary Series

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

The first season in a new documentary series that deconstructs the mythology and mystery surrounding infamous locations in contemporary crime.

For nearly a century the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles has been linked to some of the city's most notorious activity, from untimely deaths to housing serial killers.

In 2013 college student Elisa Lam was staying at the Cecil when she vanished, igniting a media frenzy and mobilising a global community of Internet sleuths eager to solve the case.

Lam's disappearance, the latest chapter in the hotel's complex history, offers a chilling and captivating lens into one of LA's most nefarious settings.

Twist of Fate 5

Channel: Zee World (DStv 166)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Telenovela

Twist of Fate 5

The story moves forward by 20 years and we find Pragya is settled in Hoshiarpur with her daughter Prachi, Beeji and Beeji's grand-daughter, Shahana.

Abhi is settled with his daughter Rhea, who is looked after by a governess, Meera, and has also moved to a new house.

The Mehras are now neighbours with the Kohlis - Vikram, who is Abhi's business partner and friend; his wife Pallavi; their two children Ranbir and Mishti; and Daljeet, Vikram's mother.

We find that Purab has divorced Disha and married Alia and together they have a son named Aryan.

Prachi gets a scholarship to study in the same college as Rhea, in Delhi. Pragya - though initially reluctant - allows her to go.


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Valentine's Day Special

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary, Special

Valentine's Day Special

Valentine's Day, the most romantic night of the year.

If you're feeling uninspired as you prepare to woo your intended, how about looking to the animal kingdom for a few ideas?

Whether taking them to a dance, offering a bouquet or running them a bath, there's a lot the natural world can teach us about love.

You might think humans are the only animals to fall in love, but romance can come in all shapes and sizes.

Most animals go for one night stands, and there are others that have brief, but intense, flings.

Then there are some that take love more seriously, putting on the moves, giving gifts and performing for attention.

It's often a remarkable spectacle, but it can also be the tender beginnings of a lifelong bond.

Animals might not write many love poems, but there are many other ways to ensure your next Valentine's gets wild.

Europe from Above 2

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series

Europe from Above 2

Discover Europe like you have never seen it before in the second instalment of National Geographic's stunning documentary series Europe from Above.

This six-part series offers up spectacular views of the finest cultural and geographic landmarks across France, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, Greece and Hungary, taking you on a stunning visual journey around each of these locations.

Europe from Above provides spectacular aerial footage that gives a unique insight into how tradition, engineering and natural wonders have shaped the continent, helping to paint a dynamic portrait of the region and the people who keep it alive.

With each episode focused on one distinct European country, this awe-inspiring visual journey highlights and celebrates both nature's creations and the human stories and engineering which continue to shape these great modern nations today.

Across the series, you will be able to soar over well-known sites such as the Parthenon of Athens, where a huge restoration project is underway; explore the largest rooftop farm in the world in Paris; and witness the construction of a 12-thousand tonne raft in Finland, before it travels 270 kilometres downriver to its final destination.

Other seasonal highlights include breathtaking views of the construction of the Cannakale Bridge in western Turkey, that will eventually link Europe to Asia; the precious towering Ale Stones in Sweden; and Europe's largest ice rink in city park Budapest, which is a huge source of pride for the people of Hungary.

Road to Destiny

Channel: FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 130)
TX Time: 15h05
Genre: Telenovela

Road to Destiny

Luisa Fernanda Pérez, a beautiful, 18-year-old student, has two passions: mastering the violin and gardening, a skill she inherited from her father, Pedro, the former groundskeeper of the wealthy Altamirano family's estate.

A chance encounter with destiny alters her life when she is injured in a car accident caused by Luis (her biological father), a playboy lawyer.

In the process, Luisa falls for his stepson, Carlos, the attractive, young doctor who treats her in hospital.


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