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New on TV today: Friday 1 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Oct 2021
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Koppieteefontein

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Talk Show, Afrikaans

Koppieteefontein

Tinarie van Wyk-Loots. Hannon Bothma. Elzabé Zietsman. Nataniël.

These are some of the celebrities that singer and TV presenter Jak de Priester is taking for a cup of tea and a heart to heart talk in the new series Koppieteefontein.

The guests are also going to show photographs from their own albums and are going to tell how they got to where they are today.

Other guests on the programme include Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck; Amanda Strydom; Mandisa Mfeka, South Africa's first female figther pilot; and Dr. Marlene le Roux of Artscape in Cape Town.
 

Maid

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

Maid

After fleeing an abusive relationship, a young mother finds a job cleaning houses as she fights to provide for her child and build them a better future.

Inspired by the New York Times best-selling memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, Maid follows the story of Alex, a single mother who turns to housecleaning to — barely — make ends meet as she escapes an abusive relationship and overcomes homelessness to create a better life for her daughter, Maddy.

Seen through the emotional yet humorous lens of a desperate but determined woman, this series is an exploration of a mother's resilience.
 

Kim's Convenience

Channel: S3
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy

Kim's Convenience

While running a convenience store in Toronto, members of a Korean-Canadian family deal with customers, each other and the evolving world around them.

Kim's Convenience is the funny, heartfelt story of The Kims, a Korean-Canadian family, running a convenience store in downtown Toronto.

Mr. and Mrs. Kim ('Appa' and 'Umma') immigrated to Toronto in the '80s to set up shop near Regent Park and had two kids, Jung and Janet who are now young adults.

However, when Jung was 16, he and Appa had a major falling out involving a physical fight, stolen money and Jung leaving home.

Father and son have been estranged since.

Now, Appa and Umma run the store along with Janet who is studying photography at art school.

Meanwhile Jung, who secretly stays in contact with Umma and Janet, is trying to turn his life around and recently landed a job at a car rental agency.

The world of Kim's Convenience is real, colourful and urban - a diverse landscape of people and places and at the heart is the Kim family and their store.

While the family continues to work and live, finding humour in the everyday tasks of running the store, they long for the day when the rift between Appa and Jung is mended and the family is whole once again.

In the series premiere, "Gay Discount": Mr. Kim offers a gay discount at the store, while Mrs. Kim tries to find Janet a cool - Christian - Korean boyfriend.
 

George Clarke's Remarkable Renovations

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

George Clarke's Remarkable Renovations

Across Britain, more than 600,000 buildings lie unused and unloved, and nearly a third of them are commercial.

George Clarke meets the people taking on these ambitious projects, preserving the country's architecture by breathing new life into it.

In the series premiere: After Richard and Sarah's local high street bank shut, they decided to buy it and transform it into a unique family home, while retaining its grand Victorian Grade II listed architectural pedigree.
 

Basketball Wives LA 9

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Sport

Basketball Wives LA 9

This season the wives' sisterhood is tested like never before as they adjust to the pandemic while balancing life's ups and downs, unresolved relationships and the fight against social injustices.

Series veterans and fresh newcomers include:

Shaunie relocates to Houston, Texas to be closer to her kids, but still hopes she can find a way to bring peace to the group when they're all together.

Malaysia believes it is time to teach her children about police brutality and how to handle a situation with an officer.

In addition to starting new ventures, Jackie is determined to bring all the ladies together again... or so she thinks.

Evelyn is preparing to move into a new home but still having trouble getting through the emotional year of 2020.

Despite going through a messy breakup, Jennifer is mentally in a new place but a new attitude doesn't always mean her past won't test her.

Kristen is lending her voice to the Black Lives Matter movement and fighting social injustices.

OG is back and optimistic about the future with this group of ladies.

Feby returns with a new man but a major thorn from her ex-boyfriend's past threatens to challenge her place within the circle.

After over 11 years with her famous basketball player ex, newcomer Liza Morales is ready to begin a new chapter.

Sisters and entrepreneurs Nia and Noria Dorsey also bring their Memphis energy and spicy personalities to the group.
 

Random Breath Test 6

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 11h10
Genre: Reality, Motoring

Random Breath Test 6

Follow the police units for a unique, behind-the-scenes look at RBT patrols testing for alcohol and drug affected drivers.

In the Season 6 premiere, "Subway Fugitive": Officers in Wollongong are diverted from their regular RBT duties by an emergency call over the radio.

They join in the hunt for a runaway driver who fled from police when they tried to pull him up for a breath test.

He led police on a dangerous chase through the backstreets until he crashed his car into a dead end street and fled, climbing over back fences and running through yards.

Police find the driver, Tyrone, out of breath and worse for wear at a local Subway.

He insists he was only getting a sandwich and denies he was the driver of the car police spotted him in.

A breath test is just the start of Tyrone's problems...
 

Diana: The Musical

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Special, Musical

Diana: The Musical

The dazzling and devastating life of Princess Diana takes center stage in this original musical, filmed in advance of its official Broadway opening.

Diana: The Musical tells the story of one of the most beloved women of modern times.

Engaged to a prince she barely knows, 19-year-old Diana Spencer is thrust onto the world stage and, overnight, becomes the most famous woman in the world.

As she struggles to navigate her way within the rigid structure of the royal family, Princess Diana finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage, eventually finding her voice by devoting herself to those in need.

Forced to endure a media spotlight brighter than the world has ever known, Princess Diana defies all expectations to emerge as her own woman and create a legacy that will endure forever.

 



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