New on TV today: Wednesday 5 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 05 Jan 2022
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Ivan Milat: Backpacker Murderer

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 20h05
Genre: True Crime, Documentary

Ivan Milat: Backpacker Murderer

Ivan Milat, also known as The Backpacker Killer, is Australia's most notorious serial killer, jailed for life in 1996 for the murder of seven young Australian and international backpackers and the disposal of their bodies in the Belanglo State Forest, 90 minutes south of Sydney.

Now, a year after Milat's death in maximum security prison, Australia's foremost criminal investigative team set out to prove Milat had many more victims, many more burial grounds, and there are dozens of families who have lost loved ones and need closure.

Criminal psychologist Tim Watson-Munro and forensic anthropologist and criminologist Dr Xanthe Mallett will uncover compelling evidence that 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Milat's first victim - and there could be up to two dozen more.

In the series premiere, "The First Murder": 50 years on from the death of Milat's first victim, investigators set out to prove that many more died at the hands of Australia's most prolific killer.

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Channel: S3
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, Technology

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognise its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence.

From the mind of Werner Herzog comes his newest vehicle for exploration, a playful yet chilling examination of our rapidly interconnecting online lives.

Herzog documents a treasure trove of interviews of strange and beguiling individuals, ranging from Internet pioneers to victims of wireless radiation, whose anecdotes and reflections weave together a complex portrait of our brave new world.

Herzog describes the Internet as "one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing," yet he tempers this enthusiasm with horror stories from victims of online harassment and Internet addiction.

For all of its detailed analysis, this documentary also wrestles with profound and intangible questions regarding the Internet's future.

Will it dream, as humans do, of its own existence?

Can it discover the fundamentals of morality, or perhaps one day understand the meaning of love?

Or will it soon cause us - if it hasn't already - more harm than good?


Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Talk Show, Documentary, Lifestyle


Kope Makgae hosts this Sho't Left talk show that follows local celebrities who return to the Kasi that they are from.

The show focuses on who they were before the glitz and glam, identifying the places, people, and experiences that shaped them while diving into the past and present culture of their Kasi.
Each week the journey begins with Kope in a taxi, picking up his celebrity guest. They drive to where the celebrity was born and raised and take us on a journey through their Kasi, arched in their memories.

They introduce us to their childhood lifestyle, including popular foods and games such as umgusha, amaTin, and iTop.

They give us a background of what their Kasi was like when they were growing up compared to the present.

The show also visits local traders who’ve played a role in transforming and positively impacting iKasi.
Celebrities featured include actress Innocent Sadiki from Mamelodi, former Big Brother Mzansi contestant and podcaster Sol Phenduka from Tembisa, entrepreneur Theo Baloyi from Alexandra, Chef Nthabiseng Ramaboa known as Chef Nti from Tladi in Soweto, and veteran actor Jerry Mofokeng wa Makhetha from Orlando in Soweto.

Mnakwethu Happily Ever After? 2

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Mnakwethu Happily Ever After? 2

This series is filled with twists and turns as we are given a rundown of what happened off-camera after Season 2 of Mnakwethu with Musa Mseleku.

Musa is a well-known polygamist who attempted to help several men to convince their wives to get into a polygamous marriage.

Met 'n Huppel in die Stap 11

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Reality, Lifestyle, Afrikaans

Met 'n Huppel in die Stap 11

Lifestyle show for people in their sixties offering knowledgeable advice on life beyond retirement.

Subjects include antique collections, various courses for seniors, different generations living together, planning your perfect retirement home, and many more - important issues for this age group.

Riaan Cruywagen is assisted by field presenters Simon Bruinders and Lieb Bester.


Channels in this post: Lifetime Africa, SABC3, Mzansi Magic, kykNET


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