New on TV today: Wednesday 4 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Aug 2021
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World's Most Luxurious

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary Series

World's Most Luxurious

This six-part series offers a privileged view behind the scenes of the world's most luxurious super yachts, homes, cars, private jets, hotels and trains.

Tricks of the trade will be revealed by experts across the globe whose job it is to provide the ultimate luxury to the most discerning customers in the world.

From private jets to mega hotels, discover the toys of the tycoon.

In the series premiere, "Trains": A look at top-end trains, including South Africa's famous Blue Train.

Mariam Khan - Reporting Live

Channel: Star Life (DStv 167 / Openview 110)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Telenovela, Drama

Mariam Khan - Reporting Live

Mariam Khan grows up believing that her family is dead and that her foster father Majaaz was murdered.

He was a journalist and she was very close to him but he was accused of terrorism and shot.

Or so she was told.

Once she's grown up she adopts the name Manjeet Kaur to escape her traumatic past and works as a taxi driver.

Soon, she discovers startling secrets about her family.


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Cooking with Paris

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

Cooking with Paris

Paris Hilton can cook... kind of. And she's turning the traditional cooking show upside down.

She's not a trained chef and she's not trying to be.

With the help of her celebrity friends, she navigates new ingredients, new recipes and exotic kitchen appliances.

Inspired by her viral YouTube video, Paris will take us from the grocery store to the finished table spread - and she might actually learn her way around the kitchen.

Here be Dragons

Channel: S3
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, History

Here be Dragons

Here be Dragons is a feature-length documentary film about human rights icon, George Bizos, the only South African human rights lawyer who practised as such for over 60 years.

The look and feel of the film is rendered through a verite style that combines archives, feature films and comics.

It includes exclusive footage of the lifelong friendship between Bizos and Nelson Mandela.

For Life 2

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h50
Genre: Drama, Legal Drama

For Life 2

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson executive produces this fictional serialised legal and family drama.

Aaron Wallace's fight continues in Season 2 as the wrongfully convicted prisoner-turned-litigator and social crusader embarks on a more personal journey.

Aaron is motivated by the hope of being reunited with his family and reclaiming a life of freedom to take up the mantle against systemic injustice from outside the prison walls.

With continued help from the people who supported him - his family, a wily one-time public defender, Henry Roswell, and his former prison warden, Safiya Masry - Aaron continues his battle against the very political machine that once put him away undeservedly.

Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life continues to shine an unrelenting light upon the institutional wrongs of our penal and legal systems.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Never Stop Fighting": After nine years of fighting to win his freedom, it's do or die for Aaron.

As dangerous enemies lurk at Bellmore and Marie faces criminal charges for assisting Aaron in prior cases, Aaron must find a way to gain the upper hand on Maskins.

Very Scary People 2

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Very Scary People 2

This true crime show, hosted by actor and musician Donnie Wahlberg, details many of history's scariest and most notorious characters, through news footage and interviews with people close to the case.

The second season features six two-hour episodes which look at the lives and crimes that have captivated and terrorised the USA.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Son of Sam: The Duke of Death": He is among the most infamous serial killers in American history.

From 1976 to 1977, David Berkowitz terrorised New York City under his creepy self-given moniker: "Son of Sam."

Using a large caliber .44 revolver, he unleashed eight horrific shootings across three different boroughs, wounding seven people and killing six.

Despite an extraordinary investigation, and hundreds of NYPD officers working the case, Berkowitz's crime spree lasted over a year.

How did he get away with it for so long? Did the investigators miss any vital clues?

The detectives who worked the case tell the true tale of what it was like in New York City with a gun-toting murderer on the loose.

The episode features interviews with detectives and psychologists about what he said after his arrest, why he did it, and how this quiet, soft spoken 24-year-old post office employee from Yonkers turned into a serial killing monster.

Inside Out

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement

Inside Out

Follows Carmine, a real estate agent and interior designer and Mike, a landscape designer, as they each pitch their design plans to clients.

The budget is set, so the guys must be persuasive to score a bigger chunk of the dollars to either max out the interiors or make the most of the outdoor spruce up.

More money for Carmine will mean clients get all they want and more for their home's interior, while extra cash for Mike will give the property wow-factor curb appeal and major outdoor living perks.

No matter who gets the majority of the renovation budget, both the interior and exterior will get a stunning transformation.

In the series premiere: Carmine and Mike meet a newlywed couple who purchased a fixer upper that needs major interior work and a full outdoor refresh.

Carmine suggests an interior redo with high-end finishes and all new flooring, while Mike suggests a total front and backyard makeover.

Ultimately, the couple must decide which plan is the best investment to create the staycation-worthy home of their dreams.

Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary Series

Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami

Two childhood friends go from high school dropouts to the most powerful drug kingpins in Miami in this true story of a crime saga that spanned decades.

Fifteen years after the release of his cult classic film comes director Billy Corben's Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami, a six-part saga on the South Florida traffickers indicted in one of the largest drug cases in US history.

Alleged to be the chief US distributors for two of Colombia's biggest cartels, Cuban exiles Augusto "Willy" Falcon and Salvador "Sal" Magluta were accused of smuggling over 75 tons of cocaine into the US in the 1980s.

The high school friends built a reputed $2-billion empire that made Willy and Sal, aka "Los Muchachos," two of Miami's biggest celebrities.

While law enforcement plotted their takedown, the world champion powerboat racers managed to skillfully outrun and outmaneuver prosecution for decades before the chase finally came to an end.

Featuring colourful interviews with those closest to them, their defence team and the Feds tasked with taking them down, the series paints a vivid portrait of the last of Miami's "cocaine cowboys".

NCIS: New Orleans 7

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h10
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

NCIS: New Orleans 7

Drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in the Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.

Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula), aka "King," a native of NOLA who is driven by his need to do what is right.

This colourful city that harbours a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Pride's team is at its best.

In the Season 7 premiere, "Something in the Air, Part I": As New Orleans grapples with the effects of COVID-19, Pride sends Tammy and Carter to investigate a suspicious death aboard a humanitarian ship offshore, where they learn that some crew members are infected with the deadly disease.

Also, Wade is overwhelmed by the high volume in the morgue due to COVID-19.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Something in the Air, Part 2": As Tammy and Carter continue to investigate the suspicious death aboard a COVID-infected humanitarian ship offshore, Pride and the team discover that the PPE they were sent to distribute may hold the key to finding the killer.

Also, Rita returns to New Orleans to surprise Pride, Wade helps a grieving woman who can't find her brother who died from COVID-19, and Patton and his goddaughter get into a heated argument.

Little Women: LA 8

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h10
Genre: Docu-Reality

Little Women: LA 8

Terra, Tonya, Christy, Elena and Jasmine are back. From fierce competitions to emotionally charged events, life is too short to waste time or energy where it's not needed.

Tonya finally defines her relationship with her ex-boyfriend Jaa, but her co-stars once again meddle and make things awkward.

After going under-the-knife for weight loss surgery at the end of Season 7, Christy now has her sights set on a dream, she has had for years and Elena expands on her entrepreneurial ambitions.

In the Season 8 premiere, "Uphill Battle": After taking a few months away to focus on her marriage and weight-loss, Christy goes hiking with the girls, and reveals her physical transformation.

Meanwhile, when Jasmine plans a spa day centered around Terra, Tonya realises their friendship is even more damaged than she thought it was.

And after months of being in and out of the hospital with their daughter Penelope, Terra and Joe brace themselves for whether or not Penny will need yet another brain surgery.

Car Masters: Rust to Riches 3

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

Car Masters: Rust to Riches 3

What does it take to turn $1,000 into $100,000?

In Car Masters: Rust to Riches, Mark Towle and his team at Gotham Garage have perfected the upgrade and trade model, using sweat equity and sheer car genius to turn rusty wrecks into six-figure paydays.

The colourful crew overhauls an eclectic collection of cars and trucks, trading up to a showstopper they can sell for big bucks.

In Season 3: As Gotham Garage's star rises, Mark broadens his business strategy beyond "upgrade and trade" as he courts clients with big ideas and deep pockets.



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