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New on TV today: Thursday 13 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 13 May 2021
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Secrets of the Supercars

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Motoring, Documentary Series

Secrets of the Supercars

Supercars are the multi-million-pound masterpieces of the world's most iconic brands.

Explore what it takes to create these record-breaking status symbols, with a look behind the scenes at some of the most exclusive car companies on Earth.

From the £4.5m Bugatti Divo and the sleek Ferrari Roma to Swedish upstart Koenigsegg Regera_ and Elon Musk's cutting-edge Tesla Model S, the show puts one modern-day supercar through its paces in each episode, and also looks at the game-changing vehicles of the past as well as the extremes of supercar design.

In the series premiere: It's all about feeling the wind in your hair as the lid is lifted on a multi-million-pound convertible, the Pagani Huayra Roadster BC.

Take a look behind the scenes at the production facility in Northern Italy with founder and Chief Designer Horacio Pagani, whilst champion rally driver Catie Munnings borrows a runway to put the car through its paces and see what it can really do.

Titch Cormack uncovers a game-changing best in class roadster, a 1947 Morgan 4/4 Drophead Coupe.
 

Power Book II: Ghost

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h40
Genre: Drama

Power Book II: Ghost

Power Book II: Ghost picks up shortly after the Earth-shattering events of Power as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with a new world order: his father dead and his mother, Tasha, facing charges for the murder her son committed.

The sequel then follows Tariq navigating his new life, in which his desire to shed his father's legacy comes up against the mounting pressure to save his family.

In the series premiere, "The Stranger": As Tariq begins his new life at Stansfield University, he's torn between two worlds: doing as his mother said and living his life as a normal college kid; or doing what she taught him - hustling product.
 

Fatal Forecast

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

Fatal Forecast

Remember when watching the weather forecast was a soothing alternative to the news?

This series gives an in-depth look at the increase in major weather events, and their consequences and with a panel of experts, scientists and meteorologists.

So pack your survival gear, 'cause there's some extreme weather on the way.

We communicate via satellite and can put people on the moon - surely we can do a better job of predicting the weather?

Why are some weather events still so difficult to predict? Are 'we' getting any better at predicting these events?

In the series premiere, "Tornadoes": They are among the most powerful forces on Earth.

With swirling winds of more than 300 miles per hour, and the strength to destroy nearly everything in their path, they account for an average of 60 deaths and millions of dollars in property damage every year.

From the British Isles to the French countryside to south east Asia to the heartland of the US, twisters have been tearing up the landscape and decimating entire communities in the process.

Now, there is growing concern that the number of tornadoes and the regions they encompass may be increasing, due largely in part, to the effects of global warming.

Fortunately, advances in science and technology are also on the rise, giving government agencies and broadcasters increasingly more time to warn the public of impending disaster.

In this dramatic episode, we will travel into the eye of the storm with tornado chasers and visit the leading scientists in Europe and the US who are making advances in combating these deadly forces of nature.
 

River Hunters 2

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Docu-Reality, History

River Hunters 2

Once again, wild swimmer and presenter Rick Edwards, YouTube star Beau Ouimette and Gary Bankhead head to some of the greatest rivers in the United Kingdom, to unearth new treasures from some of the most iconic moments in British history.

Their adventures this time will take place in the Battle of Stamford Bridge and River Ouse in York, the River Conwy and rise of the Plantagenets in Wales as well as the River Debden with its proximity to the burial grounds of the Anglo-Saxon Kings and finally the River Lochy, which witnessed the Jacobite rebellion and rise of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

With the rivers of England, Scotland and Wales less polluted than ever before they are travelling with real hope and expectation of some amazing finds.

In the Season 2 premiere, "The Battle of Killiecrankie": The team find evidence from one of Scotland's bloodiest eras as they wade through the waters of the River Garry in the Scottish Highlands, the site of the first major clash between Highland Jacobites and the government army.
 

Castlevania 4

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Drama

Castlevania 4

Final season!

Inspired by the classic video games, Castlevania follows a vampire hunter who fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly beasts controlled by Dracula himself.

This dark series features the voices of Richard Armitage (Hannibal) and James Callis (Battlestar Galactica).

In the epic final season, Wallachia collapses into chaos as factions clash: some attempting to take control, as Belmont and Sypha investigate plans to resurrect the notorious vampire.

Also, Alucard struggles to embrace his humanity.

Nobody is who they seem, and nobody can be trusted. These are the end times.

 

Actors in this post: Richard Armitage, James Callis



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