New on TV today: Tuesday 14 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 14 Dec 2021
Favourite this post

Inside the Mind

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Documentary, Music

Inside the Mind

In a two-part documentary, a psychiatrist examines the inner workings of two complex and unusual public figures: Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson.

Their music and iconic roles have entranced millions around the globe, but their complex, controversial and extraordinary lives have frequently baffled and surprised fans and commentators alike.

In this series psychiatrist Bob Johnson explores the incredibly complex and unusual lives of Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson.

He reveals the forces and experiences that shaped their unique personalities - from childhood traumas and family life to relationships and their music careers.

This is a complete picture of the private men behind the public masks.

Freddie Mercury

Theatrical yet shy, excessive yet humble, exalted yet doomed - there has never been a frontman like Freddie Mercury; his hedonistic lifestyle captivated the press whilst his creative genius saw him top the charts with hit record after hit record.

But hiding behind his carefully crafted public persona was a tumultuous inner life that few got to see.

Now, Dr Bob Johnson, combined with contributions from those who knew Freddie Mercury the best, will try to uncover the disparity between what people think they know about Freddie and who he really was.

Secretive to the very end, the show builds a psychological picture of the man who started life as Farrokh Bulsara, but ended it as Freddie Mercury.

Michael Jackson

Black or white? Man or child? Extrovert or introvert? Gay or straight?

Michael Jackson is a man who leaves so many questions unanswered; his baffling choice of decisions from relationships, marriages, children, spending and drug dependency.

So who was this man, and why did he operate in such strange ways with such bizarre consequences?

His story is one of the great riddles of popular culture.

In this episode Bob Johnson unpicks a childhood of abuse, being one of many children, incredible early superstardom, untold riches, accusation and exile, to stitch together the man behind the mask of plastic surgery, misinformation and mystery.

What led this man to behave the way he did with children and did he realise how that would lead to his own self-destruction?

Did his childhood (and adulthood) as a global star where boundaries never existed, make him believe he was untouchable, or delude him that his own moral compass was in fact right?

How did his experiences of childhood shape his own disturbed reality?

We go inside the complex and controversial mind of Michael Jackson.

George Clarke's Old House, New Home 3

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement

George Clarke's Old House, New Home 3

Britain has some of the most historic houses in the world; from Georgian Architecture to Victorian to Art Deco, there are different architectural styles on every street.

But the way houses were built years ago just doesn't work for modern living.

On Old House, New Home, architect George Clarke gets under the skin of homes with history.

On each episode he visits two homes and helps the owners to unlock their full potential, create stylish solutions, and making them fit for 21st century living.

Together they'll make some critical choices on what to chuck and what to cherish, and teach us a thing or two about what modern styles work when you have an old house that you want to turn into a new home.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Golders Green & Hastings": George takes on an Edwardian home suffering from an extreme case of 1970s wall-to-wall panelling.

He also tackles a mock Tudor cottage in Hastings.

Russell Howard: Lubricant

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

Russell Howard: Lubricant

This two-part special features comic Russell Howard's delayed-yet-delighted return to the stage and a look at his life during an unexpected lockdown.


Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama


From Dick Wolf and the team behind the Law & Order franchise, FBI is a drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This elite unit brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep New York and the country safe.

These first-class agents tenaciously investigate cases of tremendous magnitude, including terrorism, organised crime and counterintelligence.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Never Trust a Stranger": The team welcomes a new member, Special Agent Tiffany Wallace, as they search for killers who orchestrated a mass shooting at a media company.

However, OA's personal connection with the case threatens to cloud his judgement.


Channels in this post: The Home Channel, M-Net, Netflix South Africa, Me


Only TVSA members can reply to this thread. Click here to login or register.


New on TV today: Wednesday 29 June

HGTV asks Lil Jon Wants to Do What? as Mzansi Magic gets Entangled.

7de Laan Teasers - July 2022

Eddie and Karmen cannot be found while being babysat by Romeo.

Legacy 2 on M-Net Teasers - July 2022

Stefan and Sims go "undercover" and face many dangers.

New on TV today: Tuesday 28 June

Curiosity documents the Battle for Goose Green as Power Book II: Ghost returns to 1Magic.

Arendsvlei Teasers - July 2022

A secret is revealed on someone's last breath.

New on TV today: Monday 27 June

The comedy Maxxx debuts on S3, the BET Awards air live and delayed and two new dramas start on M-Net.

New on TV today: Sunday 26 June

CBS investigates When Diets Go Horribly Wrong as HISTORY documents Jews who were Numbered.

New on TV today: Saturday 25 June

The only new show tonight is Restaurant: Impossible 19 on Food Network.

Imbewu Teasers - July 2022

Zithulele knocks someone over and kills them! Also, a fake baby dies.

New on TV today: Friday 24 June

It's the battle of the streamer comedies, with Man Vs Bee on Netflix and Loot on Apple TV+.


More activity at TVSA Central




You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.