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New on TV today: Friday 19 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 19 Mar 2021
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The Next Big Trender

Channel: HONEY (DStv 173)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Competition

The Next Big Trender

This show searches for Africa's hottest influencer, to own the title of "Next Big Trender".

Six aspiring reality TV stars from different countries go all out to win the opinionistas over, introducing different facets of their lives in each of the 10 episodes.

Three of the continent's most critical influencers will judge the footage from their studio and score the hopefuls on a leaderboard.

The series is hosted by South African actress and presenter Anele Zondo (The River, One Mic).
 

Formula 1: Drive to Survive 3

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Sport, Motoring, Documentary Series, Docu-Reality

Formula 1: Drive to Survive 3

Drivers, managers and team owners live life in the fast lane — both on and off the track — during each cutthroat season of Formula 1 racing.

In the most dramatic season to date, fans will once again be taken behind the scenes, to witness first-hand how the drivers and teams battle it out for victory in a year like no other.

Fans will be given unprecedented behind the scenes access to the 2020 season which saw the sport dramatically halted in Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic and make a thrilling restart in Austria later that year.

Intense battles, fierce rivalries, unexpected podiums and Lewis Hamilton's seventh world title will ensure the series is one of the most action packed yet.
 

Young Rock

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Comedy

Young Rock

Every legend has a beginning.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars in a larger-than-life family comedy based on outrageous stories of his youth.

From growing up in a strong and resilient family, to being surrounded by the wild characters of his professional wrestling family, to playing football at the University of Miami, the show will explore the crazy rollercoaster that has shaped Dwayne into the man he is today and the larger-than-life characters he's met along the way.

This coming-of-age journey highlights the unforgettable moments and incredible relationships that took Dwayne from ordinary kid to extraordinary superstar – revealing he's more like us than we know.

In the series premiere: "Working the Gimmick": As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he reflects on his surreal life that's helped shape him into the man he is today.

From growing up in a resilient family surrounded by wrestling icons, navigating rebellious teen years, to playing NCAA football at the U., this is how the boy became the man.
 

Agatha Raisin 3

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Agatha Raisin 3

Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty) returns in the adaptations of MC Beaton's best-selling novels.

The series follows a London PR whizz turned amateur sleuth, who becomes entangled in mischief, mayhem and murder when she opts for early retirement in the country.

Drawn into various mysteries, Agatha attempts to solve the crimes... often in rather unorthodox and amusing ways.

This season, having newly qualified as a Private Detective with her own agency, Agatha is raring to go and is positive that her future with James Lacey is secure and trouble free.

However, plans have a funny way of going awry in Agathaland...

In the Season 3 premiere, "Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House Part 1": Carsely is bursting with excitement over the launch of the Agatha Raisin Detective Agency.

James suggests they investigate a legendary haunted house as the perfect opportunity to drum up business.
 

Hillary

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Documentary Series

Hillary

An intimate portrait of a public woman, Hillary interweaves revealing moments from never-before-seen 2016 campaign footage with biographical chapters of her life.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Hillary Rodham Clinton herself, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, friends and journalists, the series examines how she became at once one of the most admired and vilified women in the world.

In the series premiere, The Golden Girl": As Hillary Clinton launches her 2016 bid for the presidency, "The Golden Girl" tells the story of her first political transformation.

This journey takes her from a young suburban Republican to the iconoclastic First Lady of Arkansas.
 

Feast to Save the Planet

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

Feast to Save the Planet

Food is a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions. But the most harmful choices aren't always the ones you expect.

In this special a group of celebrities learn surprising food truths as they enjoy dinner with a difference: every dish they choose moves them up and down a carbon footprint scoreboard.

And as they make their choices, and the winner is chosen, a team of scientists and chefs offer valuable advice on reducing the impact of what we all eat.

MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry take over a restaurant and invite five special guests to enjoy a dinner party with a difference, where they will be scored on the carbon footprint of every dish they choose.

Food accounts for a third of all greenhouse gas emissions, so making informed choices about what we eat is more important than ever.

Diners Sara Pascoe, Amol Rajan, Nikki Fox, Desiree Burch and Matthew Fort choose from a menu of tantalising treats, each of which tells its own environmental story.

But will they be able to sort the eco-goodies from the eco-nasties hidden in each course?

Gregg is with the kitchen team preparing delicious dishes and uncovering tips and tricks we can all use to cook more sustainably.

Hannah is working with environmental scientists to reveal the carbon footprint of every single item on the menu and uncovering the latest research that can help us enjoy the food we love that doesn't cost the Earth.

 



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