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New on TV today: Monday 22 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 22 Mar 2021
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Lingashoni

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Telenovela

Lingashoni

Telenovela which revolves around a businessman who returns to reclaim his life 10 years after being declared dead.

The series tells the tale of a poverty-stricken farm worker who returns to his former life as a high-flying businessman after a decade-long memory loss.

After witnessing a murder by a prominent politician - Jo'burg Mayor Robert Nondumo (Luzuko Nkqeto), monied 'tenderpreneur' Mandla Cele (Patrick Mofokeng) goes on the run before surviving a murder from a close family member, which led to his memory loss.

After being discovered by Seipati Moeketsi (Liteboho Molise), a farmworker and her two children, along a riverbank, Mandla starts a new life with them as Themba.

Mandla weds Seipati and lives a content life in the farm, until 10 years later when an incident leads to him getting flashbacks of who he really is - Mandla Cele.

The series explores the concept of family, blended family drama, high stakes and the dark underworld of crime and suspense.

The show takes viewers on a journey that sees a man's life go full circle as he returns to his old life in Bassonia.

Mandla has to balance the dynamics of caring for his farm family with those of reconnecting with his children and now estranged first wife Puleng (Thuli Thabethe).

She has since started a new life with the family driver, Mandla's ice boy Papi Zulu (Thato Molamu).

Lingashoni is an M-Net Original Production, co-produced by Stained Glass TV and 1Magic.

TVSA Show Page: Lingashoni

Lingashoni Teasers - March 2021
 

Dare to Love

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
TX Time: 15h45
Genre: Telenovela

Dare to Love

Dare to Love (original title Tashan-e-Ishq) is a Hindi romantic drama television series starring Jasmin Bhasin, Zain Imam and Sidhant Gupta.

The story revolves around Twinkle, who falls in love with Yuvraj, who belongs to a rival family.

However, in the best interest of her family Twinkle marries Kunj - but an obsessed Yuvraj continues to create problems in her life.
 

World's Most Evil Killers 5

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

World's Most Evil Killers 5

Delves into the gripping real-life stories of the world's most terrifying and prolific killers.

Each episode focuses on one notorious killer and features authentic first-hand accounts of their behaviour, from detectives who ran the cases, journalists who reported on the stories, relatives and at times survivors, alongside series experts who provide analysis.

These criminologists, crime journalists and psychologists examine how the infamous killers made headlines both nationally and internationally and why they still continue to evoke fear and fascination in the public eye.

We investigate the triggers that drove them to kill, delving into their insatiable appetite for murder and the chilling legacy they have left.

We uncover what has given them a place in the list of the World's Most Evil Killers and retell every chilling tale using a combination of interviews, narration, archive footage and stylised reconstruction.

Season 5 covers the horrendous crimes committed by the likes of Philip Austin, Russell Bishop, Colin Pitchfork, William Bonin (aka 'The Freeway Killer') who murdered 14 innocent victims and was ultimately executed via lethal injection in 1996, Douglas Daniel Clark and his accomplice, Carol M. Bundy known as The Sunset Strip killers who embarked on a murder rampage that shocked Los Angeles, and more.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Philip Austin": This is the profile of the man who murdered his wife, two children and two dogs on one terrifying day.
 

Science Shorts

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Science, Technology

Science Shorts

Take a few minutes to learn more about subjects ranging from genetics to cyborgs with these informative pieces.

The short, three-minute episodes include the following topics:

Losing Weight

How does the human body gain and lose weight? The individual basal metabolic rate determines how the human body deals with calories from food.

What role does genetics play, and can exercise make a difference?

Digital Privacy

Data privacy is more important than ever. Our web activities can have unintended, in some cases, dire, consequences.

What can we do to maintain our digital privacy?

Nuclear Waste, Our Lasting Legacy

Our dependence on nuclear energy has left behind an abundance of long lasting atomic energy waste.

How will this deadly substance impact future generations, and what can we do to help our descendants with this problem?

Bad Teeth, Bad Heart

Everybody knows that brushing your teeth is important, but did you know that oral hygiene can be a matter of life or death?

There is proof that bad teeth can increase the risk of heart disease.
 

The Manot Skull

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 21h40
Genre: Documentary, History

The Manot Skull

A skull estimated to be 54,700 years old, belonging to a modern human, was discovered in the Manot Cave in Israel.

The age of the skull implies that it is the oldest known human outside Africa, and is evidence that modern humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals.

Could this skull be the missing piece to understanding human migration?

 

Shows in this post: Lingashoni

Channels in this post: 1Magic, eExtra, CBS Justice, Curiosity Channel



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