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New on TV today: Wednesday 19 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 19 Jan 2022
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The Wolfpack

Channel: S3
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary

The Wolfpack

This two-part documentary follows the lives of the six Angulo brothers: Bhagavan (23), Govinda (22), Narayana (22), Mukunda (20), Krsna (18) and Jagadisa (16).

The brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Nicknamed "The Wolfpack", they're all exceedingly bright, they are home-schooled, they have no acquaintances outside of their family and have practically never left their home.

All they know of the outside world is gleaned from the films they watch obsessively and recreate meticulously, using elaborate homemade props and costumes.

When one of the brothers escapes the apartment the power dynamics in the house are transformed, and all the boys begin to dream of venturing out.

Armed with unprecedented access into the subjects' world and vast archive of home movies, first-time director Crystal Moselle crafts a portrait of an extraordinary family, capturing the thrill of the Wolfpack's discoveries without skirting the darker questions of abuse and confinement that weigh upon all of them.

The Wolfpack charts a fascinating coming of age story and becomes a true example of the power of movies to transform and save lives.
 

Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan

Hosted and curated by one of the UK's best-known journalists, Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan explores British murder stories filled with detective intrigue and chilling storylines of homicide and hate.

In each episode, Dermot recounts a case he has reported on or followed at close quarters.

The stories are told with archived footage and key interviews from those closest to the case, including testimony from family members of the victims and the investigating officers who first arrived on the scene to witness the aftermath of the murders.

In the series premiere, "Vincent Tabak": Dermot explores the murder of 25-year-old Joanna Yeates, a case that sparked one of Bristol's biggest murder investigations ever.
 

The Globe

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 19h55
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

The Globe

Robert Irvine hosts this five-episode culinary competition.

In each episode of this globe-trotting series, four talented chefs compete across three rounds of culinary gameplay as they are transported to the greatest food destinations around the world via immersive LED screen backdrops that have the chefs traveling the globe without ever having to leave the arena.

Joining Robert on this global journey is award-winning chef Daniela Soto-Innes as resident judge, along with appearances from special guest judges at each destination with ties to the region.

During every round, Robert reveals which city the competitors are virtually traveling to, as the chefs are faced with that location's premier cuisine and are limited to the local ingredients in preparing the most inventive and delicious global dishes possible.

The chefs that cannot master the local ingredients face elimination by the judges in each round until the last competitor standing earns a trip to one of the three destinations featured in their episode.

But the journey is not yet done, as the winners from the four preliminary heats meet in the finale for a chance to walk away with the $25,000 grand prize.

Don't miss all the action and adventure with stops in the most magnificent culinary spots on the planet, including Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Paris, France; Mumbai, India; Florence, Italy; Lima, Peru and more.

In the series premiere, "From Hot Pots to Cassava": Robert welcomes four chefs with a love of global cuisine to a culinary experience spanning over 13,000 miles.

At their first culinary destination, the chefs stop in Beijing, China, where they must use regional ingredients and only cook with the traditional Beijing hot pot and nothing more.

The competitors that master the intricacies of the hot pot will move on to the next city, Tel Aviv, Israel, where they must create Israeli Shipudiya and Salatim, or skewers and salad.

In the third round, Robert transports the chefs to Accra, Ghana, where the final two competitors will need to work outside their comfort zones to create dishes using plantains and cassava.

Ultimately, one chef will embrace the unfamiliar ingredients best to sway guest judges Eric Adjepong, Einat Admony, and Shirley Chung to earn a spot in the finale.

In another episode, Robert takes the competitors across three continents, including a stop in Memphis, Tennessee, home of the low and slow BBQ, to see which chefs will successfully move on to the final city of Kyoto, Japan, where they will face one of their most daunting challenges – creating a dish using fresh tofu for the one and only, Chef Masaharu Morimoto.

Special guest judges joining Robert and Daniela through the season are Tenagne Belachew, Gabriele Bertaccini, Rupam Bhagat, Edgar Chase, Dominique Crenn, Robert Johnson, Bricia Lopez, Esdras Ochoa, Sheldon Simeon, Jazz Singsanong and Ricardo Zarate.
 

Too Hot to Handle 3

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Dating Game Show, Reality

Too Hot to Handle 3

Ten young, hot singles from around the world come together in a tropical paradise for what they think will be the most exotic and erotic summer of their lives.

But there's a twist...

These commitment-phobes who love a casual hook-up, will have to give up all hanky panky for the entire retreat if they want to win the $100,000 grand prize.

No kissing, no heavy petting, and no self-gratification of any kind. With every slip, the prize money goes down.

In this luxury no-bone zone, will the serial singletons be able to form deeper emotional connections? Or will the temptation simply be too hot to handle?

It's a new year, and it might be snowing outside, but the third season of Too Hot to Handle is back and steamier than ever.

It's time to meet a brand new batch of horned-up hellraisers who have just arrived for what they think will be the sexiest vacation of their lives.

But with Lana watching, will this wild cast be able to stick to the rules and abstain from any kind of sexual contact (or self-gratification) in order to form meaningful connections, and keep that prize money as high as their sex drives?

The pressure's on, because this season, the stakes are even greater... with the biggest prize fund on offer, ever.
 

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire with Jeremy Clarkson 2

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Game Show

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire with Jeremy Clarkson 2

Jeremy Clarkson, one of the original Top Gear presenters, hosts the iconic UK quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in a tribute to the 20th anniversary of the show.

The tense gameshow sees contestants take the hot seat to be in with a chance of winning one million pounds (200 million Rand).

They must answer 15 questions correctly with just a handful of lifelines to help them – will they have what it takes to win the ultimate prize?

 

Actors in this post: Jeremy Clarkson



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