New on TV today: Friday 4 February

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Feb 2022
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Michelle Carter: Love, Texts & Death

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary

Michelle Carter: Love, Texts & Death

From the outside, it seemed as though 17-year-old Michelle Carter and 18-year-old Conrad Roy had a modern clandestine romance, mostly communicating online via phone calls and texts while keeping their relationship secret from family and certain friends.

But a darker secret was Conrad's struggle with mental health issues, including depression.

He confided in Michelle, and she seemed to be helping him.

But Michelle had her own struggles, and no one expected this seemingly innocent relationship to have such a tragic end.

What began with Michelle encouraging Conrad to seek help took a disturbing turn, resulting in Conrad's suicide.

When police search for answers, the true relationship between the teens is uncovered, and Michelle Carter finds herself on trial for involuntary manslaughter for the role she may have played in Conrad's death.

The special delves into the complicated relationship between Michelle and Conrad using an extensive archive of texts and online activity between the two teenagers, including video diaries from Conrad himself that provide a better glimpse into how he was struggling prior to his death.

This two-hour special features interviews with those closest to the case, including Conrad's mother, sister, friends, and law enforcement who worked directly on the case.

Each interview sheds light on key events leading up to Conrad's death, the aftermath of his suicide, and Michelle's strange behaviour following his death.

Some wondered if Michelle was seeking the spotlight by so publicly and intensely mourning a boy that few even knew she was dating.

It was not until police seized her phone that they discovered startling texts she sent to Conrad and others.

Those words would land Michelle at the center of a national controversy as she was charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with Conrad's death.

In this landmark case a court had to decide whether words could do more than hurt.

Could they be so criminal that they would lead a troubled young man to his death?

Jeffrey Dahmer: Killer Cannibal

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Jeffrey Dahmer: Killer Cannibal

The frightening true story of one of the most deranged serial killers in American history.

A charming chocolate factory worker on the surface, the troubling events that led Dahmer down a dark, secret life of experimental murder are recounted.

This chilling documentary series chronicles the escalation of the Milwaukee Monster's deranged homicidal desires, and his successful deception of the city's police officers and fellow neighbours.

And, when one of his would-be victims makes a dramatic escape, we witness how law enforcement finally put a stop to Dahmer's bloody rampage and discovered his morbid death factory, concluding with the shocking fate of the cold-blooded cannibal responsible for 17 deaths.

Roots of Rage

The disturbing roots of Jeffrey Dahmer's descent into a life of depravity, from a happy child to a teen obsessed with dead animals to his first shocking murder in which he was nearly captured by police.

Zombie Experiments

Jeffrey Dahmer's need to kill reaches a new level when he chooses to cook and eat a victim's bicep seasoned with salt, pepper and steak sauce.

Also, a phone call from his mother escalates his murderous frenzy.

Secrets in the Ice 2

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 19h25
Genre: Documentary Series, Science, Technology, History

Secrets in the Ice 2

A decades-old mystery involving the questionable deaths of nine experienced hikers in Russia's Ural Mountains.

A legendary ship pulled from the icy Arctic waters.

A cave said to have once been the home to a fire giant.

In an all new season of Secrets in the Ice, experts, historians and scientists are exposing dark secrets, forgotten treasures and lost relics from the coldest and harshest places on Earth.

Using cutting-edge CGI animation along with state-of-the-art archaeological technologies, Secrets in the Ice spotlights the mysteries that have been locked away in icy tombs all over the world for centuries.

Atop Mexico's highest peak, climbers stumble upon the mummified remains of a man ill equipped for mountaineering.

Dressed in only a business suit, he appears to have just come from an important meeting.

Was he the victim of a plane crash, or were there more sinister forces at work?

Off the coast of British Colombia, Canada, divers discover a strange object on the ocean floor nearby an area where a U.S B-35 bomber supposedly jettisoned a nuclear bomb in 1950.

Could divers have found the long-lost bomb that was allegedly dumped when the plane was going down?

From a fabled and forgotten snow machine inexplicably left behind in Antarctica after a two year voyage, to the discovery of hundreds of mummified penguins strewn about a desolate stretch of land, Secrets in the Ice reveals the mysteries in the most daunting, frozen places on Earth.

In the Season 2 premiere, "The Arctic Shipwreck": A salvage team discovers the mysterious remains of an enormous shipwreck near Cambridge Bay in the icy waters of the Canadian Arctic.

Sweet Magnolias 2

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama

Sweet Magnolias 2

Sweet Magnolias centers around three best friends (Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue) born and raised in Serenity, South Carolina, a small southern town where everybody knows everybody and everybody knows everybody's business.

As Season 2 opens, Maddie, Helen and Dana Sue learn who is in the car.

But that's just the first of many surprises that come out of Prom Night - surprises that reshape relationships all over town.

Friendships flounder. Old loves end and new loves begin.

Long-hidden secrets disrupt jobs, change lives, and shift the balance of power in Serenity. Everyone is affected.

But in laughter and in loss, the Sweet Magnolias continue to fight for what is right for themselves and the people they love - even when those efforts come with a high price tag.

Will they find there are some problems not even Margarita Night can solve?



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