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New on TV today: Tuesday 26 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 26 Oct 2021
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Sex: Unzipped

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary

Sex: Unzipped

Rap superstar Saweetie hosts a celebration of sexual health and positivity, with help from expert educators, candid stand-ups and uninhibited puppets.

Saweetie and a cast of sex positive puppets teach you the A-B-Cs of S-E-X in Netflix's funniest, filthiest, and furriest new comedy special, Sex: Unzipped.

Saweetie will be joined by sex experts, talking heads, and a crew of sex-positive puppets who are representative of the broad spectrum of sex and sexualities that exist in real life to help address and describe some of the biggest myths, misconceptions, and experiences when it comes to sex and identity.

Talking heads include Dominique Jackson, Ian Karmel, Joel Kim Booster, Katherine Ryan, London Hughes, Mae Martin, Michelle Buteau, Nikki Glaser, Romesh Ranganathan, Sam Jay and Trixie Mattel.
 

Sterlopers

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Drama, Musical, Afrikaans

Sterlopers

Musical youth drama created and written by Deon Opperman which follows the fortunes of a group of young people who are all trying to make it in the entertainment industry, with an inside view into the secrets that are to be found behind the scenes of success.

The series exposes the exciting merging of two sides of the South African entertainment industry - the glittering highways and the shadowy alleys - on the road to fame.

Themes of disillusionment, betrayal, passion and scandal, accompanied by the roller coaster-ride of desiring success, depict the storyline.

True to Deon Opperman's writing style, this series explores the ambitions, complex relationships and search for identity which each of the dynamic characters face in their own separate segment of the industry.

Sterlopers is classified as a youth drama.

Not only does this genre allow for the introduction of new, fresh talent, but it also offers established artists an opportunity to show their talent on a brand new platform, as the series also includes the performance of popular Afrikaans songs.

TVSA Show Page: Sterlopers
 

Save My Reno 3

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement, DIY

Save My Reno 3

Cash-conscious homeowners finally catch a break when savvy contractor, Sebastian Clovis - and resourceful DIY designer Sabrina Smelko - toss out overpriced reno quotes to make dreams come true.

Together, they give homeowners the reno they want on a budget they can afford.

Each episode sees Sebastian and Sabrina take on the challenge to deliver budget-friendly home renovations using salvaged goods and putting the homeowners to work.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Monica & Ryan": Sebastian and Samantha tackle a second floor that looks like it belongs in another era.
 

Op Seer se Spoor 3

Channel: kykNET & kie (DStv 145)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Factual, Documentary Series, Afrikaans

Op Seer se Spoor 3

Follows the journey of Kuier magazine's article editor, Ernusta Maralack, who returns to the scenes of the cruelest murders in the Western Cape - stories she sometimes covered.

She interviews relatives of the victims and in some cases also the perpetrators' relatives in a search for answers to why these crimes occurred and how communities are affected by them.

In the series Ernusta asks the question: "How many more murders before something gets done?", epscially in the case of young children and women.

In the first two episodes of the new season, Ernusta revisits one of the biggest massacres Cape Town has ever experienced when nine young men were murdered in 2003 in a massage parlor in Sea Point, Cape Town.

The victims were tortured for hours before their throats were cut and they were shot, execution-style.

The two killers were sentenced to life in prison nine times over.

One has since died, but now there is a chance that Adam Woest will be released on parole after only 17 years in prison.

Ernusta will also investigate the so-called place where missing bodies are found on the Cape Flats.

A hardened journalist remembers the fear that gripped the whole community, even after the so-called Station Killer was sent to prison in the nineties.

Does "The Hole" - where bodies are allegedly left regularly - really exist in Mitchells Plain?

According to rumours, this is the first place to look when someone goes missing.

Dan, a man who was dubbed by the media as the "Wellington Serial Killer" or the "Boland Killer", will soon be tried in the Western Cape High Court.

He allegedly killed at least three women after luring them with the prospect of a loan or a job and their bodies were found on a farm on the outskirts of Wellington in the Western Cape.

The man is also accused of kidnapping and raping a fourth woman repeatedly.

He will face at least three murder charges and several of rape and kidnapping. Ernusta talks to the families of the victims.
 

Wheeler Dealers 17

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Motoring, Reality Makeover

Wheeler Dealers 17

Experienced car dealer, Mike Brewer, is joined by multi-talented mechanic, Ant Anstead, in a monumental motoring mission: to find and restore iconic cars to later sell for a profit at their LA-based shop.

In the series, Mike has the challenging job of finding vehicles that have money-making potential. He then hands them over to Ant, who tackles everything from bare metal re-sprays to gearbox swaps to bring them back to their former glory.

From the sunny beaches of southern California to the coldest edges of Maine, the series scours the US from coast-to-coast for the best vehicles to buy, restore, test and sell for a tidy profit.

What treasures will the guys find and flip on their epic adventures?

In the Season 17 premiere, "Mini Mark": Mike finds his favourite iconic British car in a garage in Wales.

Elvis and Mike add some radical changes to the 55-year-old vehicle to get it back on the road.
 

In the Long Run 3

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Comedy-Drama

In the Long Run 3

Created by and starring Idris Elba and inspired by his own 1980s inner-city London childhood, In the Long Run is a warm-hearted portrait of a West African family making ends meet in Thatcher-era Britain.

Walter and Agnes came to London from Sierra Leone 13 years ago and now live a quiet life with their son Kobna.

But when Walter's brother Valentine comes to stay, his exuberance and lust for life changes everything.

Also starring comedy legend Bill Bailey as Walter's neighbour and workmate Bagpipes, In the Long Run is a story about family, community and what home really means.

In the Season 3 premiere: As Walter worries about whether his life on the Eastbridge will make his Mama proud, Valentine worries that Kobna is taking his place as the favourite one.

 

Actors in this post: Idris Elba, Bill Bailey

Shows in this post: Sterlopers



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