New on TV today: Monday 6 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 Dec 2021
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Secrets of the Zoo: North Carolina

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Wildlife

Secrets of the Zoo: North Carolina

Join the largest zoo in the world, covering more than 2,500 acres and more than 300 employees, zookeepers and veterinarians who care for more than 1,800 animals.

The North Carolina Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world with animals that live in lush natural habitats.

A passionate family of vets and zookeepers is on hand to help with everything from emergency surgery to animal births.

With lions, elephants and gorillas to care for at the zoo, there's no such thing as a normal day in this animal kingdom.

In the series premiere, "Chimp Off the Old Block": Zoo keepers tend to a pregnant chimp, who is expected to give birth any day.

Meanwhile, on the zoo's grasslands habitat, vets undergo a high stakes mission to anaesthetise and move a dangerous antelope.

Then a beloved, elderly black bear develops a mystery illness that has all the zoo keepers worried.

UFOs: Secret Missions Exposed

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 21h05
Genre: Documentary

UFOs: Secret Missions Exposed

Man has always been captivated with outer space.

But is it possible that the US government have been hiding top-secret space missions involving the Moon, and even Mars?

Is there something dangerous that NASA and the government have been covering up?

And what will it take for these secret space missions to be exposed?

The Funny Thing About...

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Talk Show, Comedy

The Funny Thing About...

Johnny Vegas and a host of famous faces offer confessions on a number of topics.


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


Film lovers examine the cinematic moments that thrilled, perplexed, challenged and forever changed them in this collection of visual essays.

From executive producers David Fincher and David Prior, Voir is a series of visual essays celebrating cinema and the personal connection we each have to the stories we see on the big screen.

From intimate personal histories to insights on character and craft, each episode reminds us why Cinema holds a special place in our lives.

Border Patrol 12

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 18h40
Genre: Docu-Reality

Border Patrol 12

Border Patrol returns for an 12th season following the men, women, smart technology and clever animals working for New Zealand Customs Service, Biosecurity NZ and Immigration New Zealand.

We follow dedicated border staff working on the frontlines of Border Security around the clock, checking for drugs and illegal goods, and intercepting packages carrying potentially harmful pests and diseases, that if introduced into New Zealand could cripple its economy overnight.

We are with officers as they constantly monitor, identify and screen incoming passengers who may be undesirable arrivals into the country.

Filming for this season took place at Auckland and Christchurch International Airports, Customs Air Cargo Inspection Facility and the International Mail Centre in Auckland.

Among Customs border interceptions are a variety of illicit drugs worth millions of dollars had they made it onto New Zealand streets.

Get a firsthand view of Customs staff keeping one step ahead of smugglers attempts, as they intercept illegal drugs cleverly concealed within lamp shapes, bench grinders, solar lamps and even in body lotion.

At the International Mail Centre and International Airports, we follow Biosecurity NZ officers as they monitor passengers and mail for undeclared food items, plant material, animal products and endangered species, these could all pose a serious risk to New Zealand's Biosecurity.

This season the finds include taxidermy items found at the Mail Centre ranging from a protected owl species to a buffalo head.

At the airport Biosecurity officers deal with brown marmorated stink bugs trying to hike to New Zealand, an American spiritual healer bringing in a range of prohibited items, and First Nation indigenous passengers bringing in some remarkable cultural treasures.

Cameras are there following immigration staff as they vigilantly monitor passengers arriving at Auckland International airport.

They deal with everything from people trying to establish a dangerous and illegal busines in New Zealand, Irish travellers with no money and checkered pasts, and possible sex workers.

Lennon's Last Weekend

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Documentary, Music

Lennon's Last Weekend

In December 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had not spoken to the media for more than five years.

With a new album to promote Lennon was prepared to speak in New York to Radio One DJ Andy Peebles of the BBC.

John surprised everyone by candidly discussing a variety of subjects he'd never spoken of before including The Beatles break-up, his relationship with Paul McCartney, his battles with addiction, political issues in the US and UK, his family and his homesickness for Liverpool.

He also talked about working with Phil Spector, Elton John, Mick Jagger and David Bowie and how he produced many of his solo albums, which included great songs such as Imagine and Give Peace a Chance.

Lennon's Last Weekend illuminates what was to be his final interview with an abundance of archival footage, photographs and conversations with people who knew him.

Clearly invigorated and looking forward to making more music, Lennon's heartfelt honesty and forthright revelations make this film all the more potent as he was brutally shot and murdered 48 hours later.

John Lennon was just 40 years of age when he died.

December last year was the 40th anniversary of his death. He would have been 80 years of age.

Car Fix 10

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 17h40
Genre: Reality, Motoring

Car Fix 10

Car Fix features Bryan Fuller and Jeremy Bumpus, two award-winning builders who take on any project, from basic maintenance to original concept builds and everything in between.

This is auto tech wizardry at its very best.

In the Season 10 premiere, "Hellcat Danger": When doing body work on any project, you need to know what panels to save and what panels to replace.

Fuller and Bumpus give some tips on what to look for on a '69 Charger Hellcat project.

MasterChef Australia 13

Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Food, Reality Competition

MasterChef Australia 13

Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen return to the MasterChef kitchen ready to be surprised, intrigued and inspired by the country's next generation of culinary superstars as they battle it out for the title of MasterChef Australia and a cash prize of $250,000.

In 2021, MasterChef Australia will be seasoned to perfection with some of the world's most recognisable chefs including Nigella Lawson, Yotam Ottolenghi, Heston Blumenthal, Massimo Bottura and Clare Smyth, all set to challenge the top 24 contestants.

Plus, homegrown sensations including Curtis Stone, Kirsten Tibballs, Darren Purchese, Alla Wolf-Tasker, Scott Pickett, Poh Ling Yeow, Callum Hann and Reynold Poernomo return to put the cherry on top of a must-watch season.

TVSA Show Page: MasterChef Australia 13

The Real Housewives of New York City 4

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The Real Housewives of New York City 4

Follows the busy lives of a group of driven and ambitious Manhattan women as they juggle their demanding careers and motherhood and navigate the wonderful world of jam-packed social calendars, children and city life.

The "housewives" are Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Bethenny Frankel, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin.

New to the cast this season are Cindy Barshop and Sonja Morgan, who recurred last season.

Ramona kicks off fall in New York City with a rooftop cocktail party.

Things are still tense between Jill and Alex as this is the first time they've seen or spoken to each other in months.

Despite Alex's annoyance with Jill, she invites her and Ramona to participate in a gay marriage equality march where Simon is going to speak.

The newest Housewife Cindy Barshop, owner of Completely Bare spas, is having an art party and all the girls show up, invited by Ramona, who is friends with Cindy.

LuAnn and Sonja hit the town for a double date with the men in their lives.

TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of New York City 4



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