eExtra (Openview 105 / DStv 195 / StarSat 489)
This is an Afrikaans dub of the Turkish novela Mucize Doktor, which itself was based on the 2013 K-Drama Good Doctor.
It was the inspiration for the medical drama series The Good Doctor, starring Freddie Highmore.
The story follows Ali, who was born in a provincial town and was rejected by his father and given up for adoption.
Ali has savant syndrome, a rare condition in which someone with significant mental disabilities demonstrates certain abilities far in excess of average.
He grew up in orphanages and graduated from the faculty of medicine with a degree, before starting work in a private hospital as an assistant surgeon.
The series begins when the young autistic doctor saves a boy's life at the airport.
We also meet the characters who will form part of this young man's journey as a new assistant surgeon.
Voice actors dubbing the Afrikaans speech include:
Denver Vraagom as Ali
Danielle Retief as Aceyla
Andreas Jordaan as Adil
Eloise Clasen as Beliz
Gustav Gerdener as Demir
Erik Holm as Ferman
Tiaan Slabbert as Gunes
Renske Jacobs as Kivilchim
Anré Bouguenon as Nazli
Claudia Jones as Gulin
Dirk Stoltz as Tanju
Quinne Brown as Selvi
New! Dokter Ali Teasers - October 2021
My Heart Knows
Zee World (DStv 166)
After the tragic death of Madhuri, Atul Deshmukh is blamed for his wife's death and their daughter Kalyani is determined to find the person responsible.
She believes that her Aunt Anupriya killed her. Anupriya is Kalyani's stepmother - but Kalyani doesn't know this.
Her father Atul isn't able to prove his innocence in court and Kalyani remains commited to defending him at all costs.
He asks Anupriya to take care of Kalyani and she becomes Kalyani's legal guardian.
Anupriya goes to visit Atul in prison and informs him that she can no longer keep their secret and will reveal the truth to everyone.
Kalyani discovers that Anupriya was married to Atul and is therefore her stepmother. She believes that Atul married Anupriya while he was still married to her mother.
Kalyani confronts Atul and he tells her the entire truth.
Will Kalyani ever forge a relationship with Anupriya?
Men behaving badly on Zee World in October 2021
Netflix South Africa
10h00 (all episodes)
Following her father's murder, a revenge-driven woman puts her trust in a powerful crime boss — and enters the police force under his direction.
Jiwoo joins a drug cartel and becomes a mole in the police force to seek the truth behind her father's death.
She encounters harsh truths in the course of carrying out her revenge.
The Big Bake
Food Network (DStv 175)
Food, Reality Competition
Professional baking teams have five hours to design, bake and decorate grand-scale cake creations based on Halloween, holiday and spring themes.
The bakers need to go big and bold, blowing up their designs to gigantic proportions and thinking outside the bakery box.
In the end, the most ambitious, eye-popping and delicious cake will earn a $10,000 prize.
In the series premiere, "Monster Madness": With only five hours on the clock, host Brad Smith challenges the three expert baking teams to create their most-sensational monster cakes.
Judges Ron Ben-Israel, Harry Eastwood and Eddie Jackson choose the winner.
Baby Faced Mums
Meet the baby-faced mums, and sometimes dads, who are bucking the trend and having children young.
We follow these young mums, some who haven't even left school, as they leave behind childhood and deal with the responsibility of parenthood.
The series features a 21-year-old woman from Kent who already has three childrenb and a 20-year-old who was told she would never have children due to polycystic ovaries.
Meanwhile, Yasmin fell pregnant at just 14 but excelled at school and went on to university.
In the series premiere: Lettie, 21, has three children and is trying to convince her fiance that they should have a fourth.
Rachel, 17, is preparing for the arrival of her first child while also studying for exams, but her boyfriend Chris has been offered work 80 miles away and is thinking of moving out just weeks before the baby is due.
The UnXplained with William Shatner 2
HISTORY (DStv 186)
Documentary Series, Paranormal, Supernatural, Mystery
From the producers of Ancient Aliens and The Curse of Oak Island comes The UnXplained, a non-fiction series that explores the world's most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries.
Hosted and executive produced by William Shatner (Star Trek, Boston Legal) each episode features contributions from scientists, historians, witnesses and experiencers, each seeking to shed light on how the seemingly impossible actually can happen.
From mysterious structures (like Florida's Coral Castle) and so-called "evil" places (like the cursed "White City" of Honduras) to strange creatures and bizarre rituals, The UnXplained explores subjects that have mystified mankind for centuries.
In the Season 2 premiere, "Mysterious Mummies": From ancient civilizations to 20th century empires, mankind has had an inexplicable fascination with preserving the dead.
But why? Are we simply too attached to the living to let them go?
Or could it be that death isn't really the end, but rather a transition to a new beginning?
Netflix South Africa
10h00 (all episodes)
Based on Caroline Kepnes' best-selling novel of the same name, "What would you do for love?"
When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything.
Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes an obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle – and person – in his way.
In Season 3, Joe and Love - now married and raising their baby - have moved to the balmy Northern California enclave of Madre Linda, where they're surrounded by privileged tech entrepreneurs, judgmental mommy bloggers, and Insta-famous biohackers.
Joe is committed to his new role as a husband and dad but fears Love's lethal impulsiveness.
And then there's his heart. Could the woman he's been searching for all this time live right next door?
Breaking out of a cage in a basement is one thing. But the prison of a picture-perfect marriage to a woman who's wise to your tricks?
Well, that'll prove a much more complicated escape.