New on TV today: Monday 9 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Aug 2021
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Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary

Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power

This is a Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock documentary that explores her own personal experiences of racism and colourism as a black woman in the UK, as well as looking at the wider race issues the country is facing.

Leigh-Anne has experienced racism during her life and is at a genuine crossroads.

She is aware that having lighter skin and being a celebrity means she is sometimes said to be in a more privileged position than others.

She wants to explore this and use her platform to debate these issues too.

Cameras will have intimate, behind the scenes access to her as she works through important issues and questions about race and racism that will shape future generations across the globe.

The documentary will follow her as she meets people who'll help her address these big questions.

She will speak with her family, friends and seek advice from her role models.

Cameras will see her behind the scenes with Little Mix and at home as she processes what she's learning and comes to a view on what to do.

Gold Rush: Winter's Fortune

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Gold Rush: Winter's Fortune

When winter hits hard and the gold-rich ground freezes over, one mining season ends and the fight for the next one begins.

Soaring gold prices have sparked a land grab, sending some miners scrambling to hunt down new gold rich claims while others set out to build a new arsenal of earth moving machines.

To be successful, they'll have to fight through arctic conditions with subfreezing temperatures and piles of snow that make even the simplest task, nearly impossible.

The spring could bring the biggest gold hauls ever if they find the right ground and build a bulletproof battle plan.

If they don't, the miners risk losing it all.

The series will follow fan favourites including Tony Beets, Rick Ness, Dave Turin, Fred Lewis and Dustin Hurt - as they go about their winter prospecting, purchasing and permitting in preparation to hit their ambitious season goals.

While the miners wait for the spring thaw, they have a golden opportunity.

Will they make the necessary preparations to ensure they have their most successful season ever? Or will they come up empty handed?

As the offseason begins, "Comeback Kid" Rick Ness has some surprising news that he hopes will convince his crew that he's got his eye firmly on the future.

To succeed again this year, he has to take his operation to a new level with the right wash-plant, drilling system and monster dozer to achieve a nugget-filled season.

The "King of the Klondike", Tony Beets, is a gold mining legend with 35 years mining the Klondike under his belt.

While half his operations are down, the veteran miner wants to make up for lost time. To cash in on the high gold price, he plans to go all in.

This year, Tony intends to triple his gold haul - gambling millions of dollars on a risky monster machinery overhaul.

But did the Klondike King take on more than he can handle?

Master Prospector Dave Turin is also ready to make some big money. But the difficult part is finding the ground.

After beginning his mining career with the Hoffman crew, Dave has spent the past three seasons travelling across the country, resurrecting lost mines and finding gold the old timers left behind.

In order to beat his gold count from last season, he'll need to start his gold prospecting mission early and fight off the competition.

Will he hold up under the pressure as the modern-day land grab heats up?

Military veteran and resident "Greenhorn" Fred Lewis also has his eyes set on a big payout.

In his rookie season, Fred and his team of veterans mined just $12,000 worth of gold.

He's ready to make the big gamble and prove he can hit the motherlode.

But will he be able to find a claim that can pay and convince his family and military brothers to join him this season for another go?

Finally, "Dare Devil Miner" Dustin Hurt is on the hunt.

But first he must survive a mission to check his camp has not been destroyed by recent landslides in Haines, it could be a devastating blow going into the new mining season.

The World of Bridges

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

The World of Bridges

Bridges are cultural monuments. Their construction has completely changed over history and impacted the lives of everybody that uses them.


We visit China's most famous Wind and Rain Bridge and the Ponte dei Salti in the Verzasca Valley that literally dates back to the Roman era.


Bridges that soar over broad valleys demand special talents from their designers and engineers.


One of the most impressive steel bridges in the world can be found in Calcutta: the Howrah Bridge.


The Great Seto Bridge in Japan and the Victoria Falls Bridge in Zimbabwe are the only train connections between the two regions.

Africa From Cape to Kruger

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary, Travel, Nature, Wildlife

Africa From Cape to Kruger

Wildlife filmmaker Andreas Kieling's bags are packed for a five week expedition around South Africa with his camera, crew and faithful companion Cleo the dog.

His journey will take him over 4,000km, from beautiful coastlines to craggy mountains, from parched deserts to lush pastures and breathtaking encounters with some of the world's most incredible wildlife.

Whether he's rock climbing, paragliding, abseiling or diving, the extremes of this country will challenge the adventurer.

His journey moves along the Cape all the way up to the East, and to the Indian Ocean and the tropical Wild Coast.

Finally he will arrive at the Kruger National Park, one of South Africa's famous landmarks.

In between, Andreas meets locals, goes hunting with Bushmen and explores the bush side-by-side with scientists.

He's especially interested in the many Europeans who escaped the confines of their home countries to follow their dreams of a free life at the Cape.

Murder for My Man 2

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Docu-Drama, Documentary Series

Murder for My Man 2

Love can be intoxicating, but this true crime series shows that sometimes, it can be just toxic.

Murder for My Man features shocking stories about how the desire to please a man can drive a woman to commit unspeakable crimes.

Examining both new crimes, as well as bombshell cases with fresh evidence, the twists and turns of each gripping tale are revealed through first-person interviews with those closest to events, including family members and investigators.

Each episode also contains insights from psychologists and psychiatrists, offering opinions on each woman's actions and motivations.

This in turn allows you to get inside the killers' minds to understand how they became so readily influenced – as well as perhaps even ask how far they might be willing to go for love?

In the Season 2 premiere: A young woman is swept off her feet by a flashy, older man who lavishes her with attention and gifts, but soon learns her new man is actually the kingpin of an interstate drug operation.



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