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New on TV today: Sunday 21 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 21 Nov 2021
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Change of Heart

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, History

Change of Heart

On 3 December, 1967, brothers Chris and Marius Barnard performed the first successful human heart transplant.

While Chris embraced fame, Marius shied away from it.

In an exclusive interview filmed just before his passing in 2014, Marius finally agreed to tell his side of the story, but only if his daughter, filmmaker Naudene Leisegang, would be the one to tell it.

This film reveals how fame affected the Barnard brotherly bond, settles the Hamilton Naki rumour, reveals a 50-year-old secret, and pays tribute to all involved in commemoration of the 50th anniversary.

It also explores the future of cardiac surgery, and the strides still made today at Grootte Schuur hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.
 

50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h55
Genre: Docu-Reality, Travel

50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy

An Irish mammy and her thrill-seeking son embark on a series of extraordinary adventures across the globe including Africa, Asia and the USA.

In each episode Nancy and Baz Ashmawy set sail on a journey designed by Baz to test his Mammy's mettle.

Nancy is a 70-year-old pensioner, and for the last 10 years has watched Baz gallivanting around the world throwing himself into all manner of extreme situations, all in the name of entertaining the nation.

Until now Nancy has been a proud mother and occasionally worried bystander, but recently she's got the itch, an insatiable urge to grab life by the horns and try a few new experiences on for size.

Baz knows exactly where Nancy's limits lie and has planned a round the world trip that will gently take Nancy to those limits, slowly inching her past them week by week, as far as she can go.

From skydiving to alligator wrangling, 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy takes viewers on a unique adventure, experiencing the endearing relationship between a brave Irish mammy and her daredevil only son.
 

Animal Einsteins

Channel: S3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary Series

Animal Einsteins

With the help of experts, experiments and the very latest science, join Chris Packham as he shines a light on some of the animal kingdom's savviest species and explores the skills and techniques they harness in the daily battle for survival.

In each episode Chris and a team of experts will hone in on a different skill to showcase the most cunning creatures, investigating the Masterminds, Communicators, Builders, Social Networkers, Con Artists and Travellers of the animal kingdom.

Revealing startling new scientific discoveries, Animal Einsteins introduces audiences to the scientists at the forefront of animal behavioural research, who are using incredible technology to test animals' intelligence like never before.

From bees that can do maths and play football, and apes that use body language humans can understand, to cuttlefish that can disguise their gender, budgies that choose mates based on intelligence, and the dung beetles that use the light of the Milky Way to navigate, this series puts the spotlight on the intelligence of the animal kingdom and the ingenuity it takes to survive.

 

Channels in this post: SABC2, eReality, SABC3



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