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New on TV today: Wednesday 24 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 24 Feb 2021
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South Africa with Gregg Wallace

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Travel, Docu-Reality, Food

South Africa with Gregg Wallace

In this six-part series, Gregg Wallace sets off to explore South Africa's most iconic and best loved landscapes and experiences - along with its glorious food.

The culinary expert visits six key destinations on his tour - he goes on safari in Amakhala, visits Cape Town, Augrabies Falls in the Kalahari Desert, the Whale Coast, Soweto in Johannesburg and the Garden Province - aiming to get a taste of the real South Africa.

Along the wild coast, on safari, through vast savannahs and into the cities Gregg discovers the flavours this diverse country has to offer - from the winelands around Cape Town to an Afrikaans braai in the Kalahari desert at sunset, Soweto's street food stalls selling fat cakes, and traditional hearty dishes like bobotie.

Gregg also discovers South Africa's famous wildlife - coming face to face with sharks and helping care for wild leopards and African penguins - and immerses himself in the country's rich culture and tradition, new and old, as he journeys across the nation to gain a vivid insight into the country.

In the series premiere, "Safari in Amakhala": In the first episode Gregg starts his 3,000-mile journey by going on Safari on the Amakhala Game Reserve, a pioneering wildlife and conservation area in the Eastern Cape just north east of Port Elizabeth.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Cape Town": This time, Gregg takes a cable car ride up to Cape Town's highest point - Table Mountain - to see the spectacular views over the city, discover how the native flora survives without water, and find out how the aerial transport system is cleverly used to send water up the mountain.

Gregg risks life and limb by using a scooter to go down Signal Hill into Bo Kaap, where he explores the spice markets of the historic Malay community.

He is invited into the home of local resident, Gamindah Jakobs, who shares with him some of the secrets of Cape Malay cuisine.

Following her expert instructions, Gregg makes koeksisters – a traditional Cape Malay doughnut that is both spicy and sweet.

The foodie then continues his journey by going on a wine tram through the picturesque town of Franschhoek, where vines have been grown for 350 years.

Set within the Cape Fold mountain range, the lush valleys of the Western Cape winelands create ideal growing conditions for vines and are home to over 80 independent winemakers.

He also meets 2019 recycling champion of South Africa, Jocelyn van der Ross - a so-called 'greenpreneur', whose company started as a one woman business but has grown to employ 19 full time staff.

At Le Petite Ferme boutique vineyard, Gregg meets has his first go at harvesting grapes by hand, and tastes both the local wine and a traditional South African dish – a bobotie made with locally grown ingredients.
 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 22

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 22

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, now in its 22nd season, chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes.

As acting commander of the SVU, Sergeant Olivia Benson is a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all.

She leads with empathy and professionalism, all the while dealing with her difficult past as a product of rape, and her future as mother to a young child, both of which influence the way she relates to each victim in need of help.

Detective Odafin Fin Tutuola adds a unique sense of humour and undercover investigative experience, making him a formidable match for any partner.

Detective Amanda Rollins has earned her place as an integral part of the team while facing head-on the emotional toll it takes to work SVU.

Detective Dominick Sonny Carisi brings a fresh outlook and distinctive style of investigation to the squad.

In the Season 22 premiere, "Guardians and Gladiators": When the squad tries to solve an assault in Central Park, they are hampered by their own blind spots and a community that is losing trust in the police.

In the second episode, "Ballad of Dwight and Irena": Rollins and Kat respond to a dangerous domestic violence call, while Fin gives his deposition in the lawsuit against him.

TVSA Show Page: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 22
 

Canine Intervention

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Docu-Reality

Canine Intervention

No dog, no breed, no behavior is unfixable for Cali K9's Jas Leverette. Follow the Oakland dog trainer as he works with a range of canines and owners.

Jas runs Cali K9, one of the top dog training facilities in California.

Using his unique training methods and techniques, each episode will feature Jas as he works with a variety of dogs and their owners to fix their obedience and behaviour issues.

Jas works with all breeds, he's never turned a dog away, and he can correct even the most extreme behaviour issues.
 

Die Staat Teen...

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Afrikaans

Die Staat Teen...

In each episode of this true crime show state prosecutors open up about the toughest, most shocking or unforgettable cases of their careers.

Sometimes shocking, sometimes heart-breaking, this series offers you insight into what it takes to get criminals behind bars.
 

Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle

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

Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle

Follows British broadcaster Ben Fogle as he explores some of the key issues around conservation in Africa.

The series looks at the impact of humans and infrastructure on nature, whilst considering the human species' evolutionary needs.

Exploring Human & Wildlife Conflict, Hunting, Human Impact, Poaching and Endangered Species such as the pangolin and rhinoceros, we follow Ben as he aims to start a conversation about conservation.

Travelling to South Africa, Namibia, Uganda, Kenya and Liberia, Survival of the Species showcases the beauty and extreme diversity of the African continent whilst conversing with key experts in the field.
 

The Magic of Mangroves

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

The Magic of Mangroves

Mangroves are one of the most important habitats on Earth, vital to many of the planet's most extraordinary, wonderful and endangered species.

Everything from shorebirds and sharks to monkeys and manatees relies on mangroves for their survival.
 

Survivor 40: Winners at War

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Competition

Survivor 40: Winners at War

Survivor returns for its 40th season, themed "Winners at War", featuring 20 legendary winners of Survivor who will return to compete against each other.

The 20th anniversary edition of the series unites the most memorable, heroic and celebrated champions from the past two decades in the biggest battle in the show's history, as the series' best strategists of all time fight to earn the title of Sole Survivor again.

These returning masterminds will compete in epic challenges, face the return of Edge of Extinction, which gives voted-out players a second shot to win, and tackle a brand new layer of the game with the introduction of fire tokens.

Fire tokens will serve as currency on the island and add more complexity to the already intense battle.

The new twist allows players to use the tokens to buy advantages to help players stay in the game or get themselves back in the game.

Additionally, the winner of this historic season will be awarded $2-million, the largest prize in its history.

The following are the 20 returning winners competing in Winners at War:

Adam Klein (28)
Millennials vs. Gen-X (2016)

Amber Mariano (40)
All-Stars (2004)

Ben Driebergen (36)
Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers (2017)

Danni Boatwright (43)
Guatemala (2005)

Denise Stapley (48)
Philippines (2012)

Ethan Zohn (45)
Africa (2001)

Jeremy Collins (41)
Second Chance (2015)

Kim Spradlin-Wolfe (36)
One World (2012)

Michele Fitzgerald (29)
Kaoh Rong (2016)

Natalie Anderson (33)
San Juan del Sur (2014)

Nick Wilson (28)
David vs. Goliath (2018)

Parvati Shallow (36)
Fans vs. Favorites (2008)

Rob Mariano (43)
Redemption Island (2011)

Sandra Diaz-Twine (44)
Pearl Islands (2003) & Heroes vs. Villains (2010)

Sarah Lacina (34)
Game Changers (2017)

Sophie Georgina Clarke (29)
South Pacific (2011)

Tony Vlachos (45)
Cagayan (2014)

Tyson Apostol (39)
Blood vs. Water (2013)

Wendell Holland (35)
Ghost Island (2018)

Yul Kwon (44)
Cook Islands (2006)
 

Riviera 3

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Thriller, Drama

Riviera 3

Julia Stiles and Rupert Graves star in this thriller set in the glamorous French Riviera: sun-soaked playground to the super rich, and the perfect place to hide dangerous secrets.

A year has passed since the explosive finale of Season 2.

Georgina has abandoned the Riviera and reinvented herself as Georgina Ryland.

She has partnered up with charismatic art restitution expert, Gabriel Hirsch, and together they scour the world for stolen artworks.

However, when Gabriel confiscates an artefact from a corrupt dealer, this catapults them into a dangerous conspiracy.

From Venice, they travel to Saint-Tropez and Buenos Aires in pursuit of the truth.

Season 3 offers a glorious opportunity to lose yourself in the twists and turns of a juicy thriller while enjoying some serious escapism.
 

Boereverneukers 2

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Afrikaans

Boereverneukers 2

Radio journalist Izak du Plessis goes through the archives to uncover another crop of Afrikaans criminals.

From Marietjie Prinsloo and the Krion millions, to the more recent case of Burre Burger who tried to profit from desperate drought victims – Izak reveals things that will have you shaking your head in disbelief.

The Season 2 premiere profiles Jan Jakkals, who claims to be a pest control expert who can get rid of pests on farms using nothing but the power of crystals.

 

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