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New on TV today: Wednesday 16 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 16 Jun 2021
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Listing Jozi

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

Listing Jozi

Reality property-listing series which follows the daily hustle of five high-end brokers competitively listing and selling multi-million-rand homes in Johannesburg.

Johannesburg is the City of Gold, where the rich get richer... day by day.

This group of high-end realty brokers traverse the complicated yet enticing landscape of distinctive realty every single day in order to successfully list and sell multi-million rand houses in Jozi's affluent suburbs and surroundings.

The show allows a peek into affluent homes of Jozi, from the opulent suburbs of Waterfall, Dainfern, Morningside, Hyde Park, Strathavon and Meyersdal - and the central financial district, Sandton - to everywhere in between.

Following the dynamic team of high-end brokers, get the chance to see what it takes to successfully list and sell multi-million rand homes in Jozi, following those who are building successful careers in the business, to others already at the top of their game.

The series also provides a glimpse at the influential buyers and sellers from the world of business, sport, television and property as they search for their next purchase, with properties ranging from R5-million to over R60-million.

The featured brokers are:

Edgar Nche (Law Real Estate)
Grahame Diedericks (Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty)
Jabu Mazibuko (Law Real Estate)
Lara Nathan (Pam Golding Properties)
Ryan Kwan (Law Real Estate)

TVSA Show Page: Listing Jozi
 

Penguin Town

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

Penguin Town

In a picturesque South African town, an eclectic group of endangered penguins flock together to find mates, raise families and mix with the locals.

You've never met penguins like these before. Forget ice and snow - this rowdy colony of African penguins are hitting the sun-drenched beaches and breaking all the rules.

Every summer, these tuxedoed birds vie for prime real estate on the sandy shores of Simon's Town, south of Cape Town, and stir things up.

While humans apply sun block and wax their surfboards, these endangered little guys, who have adapted to heat and can travel long distances, are causing traffic jams in the streets and bringing mayhem to this tropical paradise.

Their mission: find a mate, make babies and not go extinct.

Filled with boisterous shenanigans and loads of adorable penguins — from the troublemaking "Car Park Gang" to the sweet and cuddly newlyweds Mr. & Mrs C. — this eight-part series about the real lives of African penguins brings flipper-flapping fun and drama.

Join the ride... this town is gonna get painted black and white.

The series is narrated by Patton Oswalt.
 

9-1-1 4

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

9-1-1 4

When the Hollywood Reservoir dam breaks, Bobby and the 118 race into action to save passengers on a city bus that has crashed into a building several stories in the air.

Maddie must first locate, and then rescue, a trapped cyclist, and Athena helps an agoraphobic woman evacuate her home.

Meanwhile, the team adjusts to life as first responders during the pandemic.

Bobby worries if Athena is ready for field duty since recovering from her physical and psychological injuries, and Chimney takes extreme precautions around a pregnant Maddie.

Meanwhile, May begins a surprising new job.
 

Chicago P.D. 5

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

Chicago P.D. 5

In the Season 5 premiere, "Reform": When a young bystander is shot during a difficult operation, the top brass question Halstead's involvement.

The district is in a state of change. Lindsay has moved to New York and the CPD is under scrutiny about the corrupt nature of its institution.

Under the watchful eye of the city, the team attempts to bust a gun deal that quickly turns dicey when innocent civilians and children get involved.

TVSA Show Page: Chicago P.D. 5
 

Baghdad Central

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 21h45
Genre: Drama

Baghdad Central

October 2003 and Baghdad has been occupied by American forces for six months.

But the disbandment of the Iraqi army, the police and civil leadership in the aftermath of the invasion means there is no one in charge and no effective rule of law.

In the midst of this chaos, crime and paranoia, Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost everything and is battling daily to keep himself and his sick daughter, Mrouj, safe.

But when he learns that his estranged elder daughter Sawsan is missing Khafaji is forced into a desperate search to find her.

He soon finds himself up against her enigmatic university tutor, Professor Zubeida Rashid and discovers that Sawsan and her two close friends Sanaa and Zahra have been leading a hidden life that's led them into great danger.

Khafaji feels powerless until he meets Frank Temple, an ex Police Officer played by double Olivier Award-winner Bertie Carvel who has arrived from Britain on a mission to rebuild the Iraqi Police Force from the ground up.

Temple recruits ex-cop Khafaji to give his operation some much-needed local credibility.

But unbeknown to both Temple and his nemesis, upstanding American Military Police Captain John Parodi, Khafaji is compelled by his own, secret reasons to risk everything by collaborating with the occupying forces.

Meanwhile a new threat represented by security op Douglas Evans provides a terrifying and sinister counterforce to his efforts.

Khafaji quickly discovers that Sawsan's disappearance is linked to the murder of an American employee and so entwines himself in that investigation to uncover the truth about what has happened to his daughter and her friends.

But as the addictive, thrilling world of Baghdad Central unfolds, he soon finds himself embarking on a wider quest for justice in a society that's become truly lawless.
 

Pangolins - The World's Most Wanted Animal

Channel: S3
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

Pangolins - The World's Most Wanted Animal

Nature documentary following the efforts to save the pangolin, a little-known scaly mammal with an unfortunate tagline - they are the world's most illegally trafficked animals.

Based in Namibia, conservationist Maria Diekmann rescues and rehabilitates her local pangolins.

In a bid to better understand the global issues they are facing, we follow Maria to Vietnam, Thailand and China into the very heart of the crisis, where demand for pangolin products is greatest.

In what turns out to be an emotional journey, Maria joins forces with a Chinese megastar to build a campaign to bring awareness to the plight of an animal most people have never even heard of.
 

MacGyver 5

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Action, Comedy-Drama

MacGyver 5

Final season!

MacGyver, a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus "Mac" MacGyver, who creates a clandestine organisation within the US government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Resort + Desi + Riley + Window Cleaner + Witness": Mac and the team infiltrate a glamorous hotel used as an international hideout for criminals, to find a woman with vital information on Codex.

However, their target has a new secret identity, including a completely new face.
 

9-1-1: Lone Star 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama

9-1-1: Lone Star 2

Gina Torres (Suits) joins Season 2 of 9-1-1: Lone Star as Captain Tommy Vega.

But even as Cpt. Owen Strand (Rob Lowe) welcomes Vega to the 126, he must face the unexpected arrival of his ex-wife, Gwyneth (recurring guest star Lisa Edelstein, House), who visits Austin to check on their firefighter son, T.K., following the injuries he sustained at the end of last season.

All of this occurs as the rescue squad must deal with an emergency that the Texas capital has never encountered before.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Back in the Saddle": The 126 crew responds to a military tank on the loose in downtown Austin and a human pile-up at the roller derby.

Meanwhile, new paramedic captain Tommy Vega joins the team and Owen is reunited with his ex-wife and T.K.'s mother, Gwyneth, and receives an update on his cancer.
 

Doubling Down with the Derricos 2

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Doubling Down with the Derricos 2

The Derrico family returns for a new season centered around raw, real and emotional life moments.

There is never a dull moment for this bunch comprised of 14 children, including four sets of naturally conceived multiples and singletons.

In these new episodes, the larger-than-life Derricos face unforeseen challenges that catapult them into the most challenging year of their lives.

Shaken to their core, Karen and Deon receive unsettling news that three-year-old Diez will potentially require surgery on his skull.

Meanwhile, singleton Darian continues her quest for independence, but Deon is as protective as ever, especially when she announces she wants to begin dating.

Adding to Deon's protectiveness, Karen considers that he might have OCD, and when she announces she thinks she might be pregnant, GG has an emotional conversation with the both of them.

The Derricos always have a way of finding balance with life's highs and lows and, this season they take a trip to the mountains, where the kids get to see snow for the first time and, for Halloween, they celebrate with a fun, '70s-themed dance party.

This season continues to highlight how much heart and soul this family has, as Karen and Deon work through an incredibly tumultuous time with grace, love and humour.
 

King of the Mountains: Golden Eagle

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

King of the Mountains: Golden Eagle

Aerial shots of mating Golden eagles, a fight between a Golden and a White-tailed eagle and a close look into the nursery of these birds combined make a spectacular film.

This documentary gives an intimate portrait of this large predatory bird and tracks the birth and coming of age of two Golden Eagle chicks in the High Tatra Mountains, from the hatching of the eggs, until the moment when the young birds leave the nest.

Tragic and funny moments make this movie an entertaining trip into the treetops of the European forests.

This documentary accompanies the mighty hunters of the skies on patrols across the breathtaking mountain scenery of its hunting ground.

While tracking the mighty bird, the wild nature in the hunting ground of the eagle family and the animals and plant life that share their habitat with the "king of the skies" add dimensions to the dynamic portrayal of the powerful creature.

The viewer is also right up close with the majestic bird as it, almost without beating its wings, glides over its territory filled with forests and canyons, stops suddenly and swoops down on its prey in a striking nosedive.

To see these birds in their habitats is to see them at their best.
 

Eagle: Queen of the Skies

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

Eagle: Queen of the Skies

Eagles are dramatic predators, powerful and agile.

They are top predators who battle fiercely for survival and work hard as parents to raise their young.

There are 60 members of the eagle clan, all united by their acute eyesight, broad, powerful wings, sharp talons and hooked beaks.

To explore the world of the eagle we follow the fortunes of one individual from hatching to leaving the nest and setting up a home on her own.

Her fight for survival reveals what it takes to become a queen of the sky.
 

King of the Seas: Sea Eagle

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary

King of the Seas: Sea Eagle

Follow into the different habitats of the sea eagle and learn more about this beautiful and fascinating bird of prey.

Featuring spectacular pictures of the Norwegian Lofoten Islands, where sea eagles "piggyback" on the catches of orcas and hunchbacks and pictures of the swamps of Finland, where they enjoy a similar symbiotic relationship with wolves and bears, the film casts a gaze at uncharted territories.

Thanks to dedicated conservationists, foresters and hunters, our forests are, now more than ever before, a breeding place for sea eagles.

The times where eagles have been seen as varmints are over. They are now perceived as an integral part of the food cycle.

Due to the fact that the habitats of the sea eagles in Germany are largely found in the north-eastern regions that are rich in water, the movie accompanies the eagles to an island, home to hundreds of sea ravens, where they rob the baby sea ravens of their food.

They seem to always profit from the successes of the fellow creatures in their habitats.

This film introduces you to the expert poachers of the animal kingdom.

 

Shows in this post: Listing Jozi, Chicago P.D.



2 Comments

Timone
17 Jun 2021 09:28

Cute pic of the pangolin there broken heart great shot! 

Shows Editor
17 Jun 2021 09:50

Haha - he is quite nunus....


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