New on TV today: Wednesday 28 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 28 Jul 2021
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Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Wildlife, Afrikaans


There are people with the remarkable talent to communicate with animals and in Dierepraters (Animal Whisperers) we get to know some of these fascinating personalities.

To communicate with animals is an age-old art that has gained new momentum and interest recently.

Although the ability of these specialists can sometimes be seen as esoteric and slightly mysterious, many of their techniques are based on science – from homeopathy and geometry to kinetics and body language.

The presenter of the series is actress Daniah de Villiers (Binnelanders), who is also an animal activist.

She is assisted by Hettie Richter, an animal communicator.

In each of the episodes, specialists in their fields share their knowledge.

We see what techniques are used to find out what domestic and wild animals think and why they react the way they do.

The series will also focus on the impact people and animals have on each other.

Other animal communicators in the series include the specialist kinesiologist Annalize Carelse, who helps cats with jealousy.

There's also Enid Fox, who shares her techniques, including how to help animals and their owners when the animal has to be put down.

Well-known animal personalities like lion whisperer Kevin Richardson, Anna Breytenbach and Groen Namibië's Marlice van Vuuren will look at the relationship between human and animal.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

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

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

A spiritual descendant of the original Penny Dreadful story set in Victorian-era London, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension.

When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles.

This history stretches from the building of the city's first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism.

Before long, Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart.

The series explores an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of the period.

This new chapter is a bold new vision that will employ all new characters and storylines.

In the series premiere, "Santa Muerte": Los Angeles, 1938. LAPD detective Tiago Vega and his partner, Lewis Michener, investigate a murder.

While at City Hall, Tiago's activist brother Raul Vega battles with the fiery councilman Charlton Townsend over the construction of California's first freeway.

Meanwhile, Peter Craft - the head of the German-American Bun - meets Elsa, the mysterious mother of one of his patients.

Sensing danger, Tiago's mother Maria pleads with Santa Muerte to protect her family as the rising tensions in the city threaten to explode.

Tattoo Redo

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

Tattoo Redo

Bad tattoos walk in. Great tattoos walk out.

Top artists transform tattoo disasters into stunning cover-ups, with designs chosen by clients' loved ones.

When terrible tattoos are too much to bear... you cover them up.

Five of the most talented tattoo artists in the business take on some of the most embarrassing tattoos and turn them into amazing masterpieces.

While comedian and host Jessimae Peluso teases the clients over their lack of judgment, in a fun twist, what they don't know is that the person that brought them in is going to choose the Tattoo Redo.

Will they love it or hate it?

America's Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Clip Show, Wildlife, Comedy

America's Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition

National Geographic meets America's Funniest Videos in an unlikely marriage that produces hilarious pets, awesome wildlife, and everything in between.

From the backyard to the savannah, we spend time with animals that make us laugh, gasp and smile, providing us a unique mix of humour and wonder... all hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro.

America's Funniest Home Videos has long provided hilarious entertainment from some of the most happy coincidences and epic fails in television history.

But there's no question that animal videos featuring furry friends and scaly celebrities are the most entertaining yet.

A spinoff of the original, this show presents knee-slapping, tear-jerking animal humour to Nat Geo Wild.

The Great Kenyan Bake Off

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

The Great Kenyan Bake Off

A hopeful batch of amateur bakers step into the Bake Off tent, where they are pushed to the limit as they do their best to impress judges chef Kiran Jethwa and Myra Kivuvani with a vast array of mixing, proving and designing skills.

Each week the contestants are taken on a culinary journey and asked to bake everything from world-renowned classics to local delicacies through series of signature, technical and showstopper rounds.

The hopeful Kenyans will be asked to create everything from Mandazi doughnuts through to multi-layered sponges in the hope of being crowned the ultimate star baker.

Who will rise to the challenge as the heat increases, and who will crumble under the pressure?

In the series premiere: The Great Kenyan Bake Off begins as we meet the 12 amateur bakers.

In the first technical challenge, contestants are to bake Judge Kiran's special swiss roll with jam.

Hawaii Five-0 5

TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

Hawaii Five-0 5

Hawaii Five-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalised task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands' sun-drenched beaches.

Detective Steve McGarrett, a decorated Naval officer-turned-cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father's murder and stays after Hawaii's Governor persuades him to head up the new team: his rules, her backing, no red tape and full blanket authority to hunt down the biggest "game" in town.

Joining McGarrett is Detective Danny "Danno" Williams, a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop - a working man in paradise who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline - but whose committed to keeping the Islands safe for his 8-year-old daughter Grace.

There's also Chin Ho Kelly, an ex-Honolulu Police Detective, and former protégé of McGarrett's father, wrongly accused of corruption and relegated to a federal security patrol.

In the Season 5 premiere, "Nowhere to Hide": The island of O'ahu goes on lockdown when Five-0 hunts a terrorist who starts using weaponised drones on civilians.

Meanwhile, McGarrett and Danno must go for a mandated review with a psychologist, resulting in a session which looks a lot like couples therapy.

TVSA Show Page: Hawaii Five-0 5

Open Late 2

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Talk Show, Music

Open Late 2

A weekly, multi-segmented late night-style show highlighting topics in pop culture through panel discussions and a conversation with a special guest in front of an intimate live audience.

There are also stripped down, low-fi music performances you can't see anywhere else.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Smokepurpp and Amanda Seales Join the Season 2 Premiere": Smokepurpp sits down with Peter Rosenberg to discuss his upcoming collab album with Travis Barker, the deaths of XXXTentacion and Lil Peep and how his drug use has changed.

Plus, Amanda Seales and Cipha Sounds join Rosenberg to break down Travis Scott's place in the game, whether or not Drake has a classic and more.

Also, Mouse Jones has an awkward and one-of-a-kind interaction with Spike Lee.

Elders 4: Namibië

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Travel, Lifestyle, Afrikaans

Elders 4: Namibiƫ

It is said that a camino or pilgrimage starts at your own front door.

For Erns Grundling, it started with doing the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Later he went walkabout in Japan.

For the third season he kept it local, travelling from his home in Cape Town to Agulhas; the Cape winelands and the Overberg.

For the fourth season, Erns and the team travelled to Namibia for 45 days, travelling close to 8,000 kilometres.

They started in the south at the Orange River and the Noordoewer border post, then moved north through the NamibRand, went to Sossusvlei and Solitaire and had a stopover at Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.

They went further north to places like Brandberg and Palmwag and eventually to the Epupa Falls in the Cunene River on the Angolan border.

From there they travelled south via Etosha and Windhoek to the Fishriver Canyon.


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