New on TV today: Tuesday 15 March

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 15 Mar 2022
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Colossal Machines

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Technology, Science

Colossal Machines

Massive machines require engineering extremes.

The massive man-made satellite, commonly known as the International Space Station, hurtling around the Earth at 27,600km an hour, has been a temporary home for humans for the last 20 years.

The biggest land vehicle on Earth, a bucket excavator titled Bagger 293, that can move 240,000 cubic meters of dirt each day.

Innovation has always meant building bigger, faster, taller, longer and stronger than anything that came before.

We've seen them in dramatic visual fashion. But how do these actually work?

What sets each machine apart? What big ideas drove its evolution and what limitations did this machine overcome?

What forces was it built to withstand and where is the breaking point?

Using CGI and expert insights, we 'strip down' the design of some of the world's unique colossal machines and reveal mechanical secrets that not only made them work, but also changed the world in a big way.

Each episode explores four incredible machines, linked thematically.

From sea and space faring designs, to mega airborne, mining and industrial machines, this series break down what they can do as well as key inner mechanics and materials that make it all possible.

Dynamic archival footage featuring slow motion, aerials and time-lapses get us past the 'caution' tape and up close and personal with these compound monsters.

CGI provides breakouts and blueprints and a look at hidden mechanisms.

Adding expertise of structural, mechanical, chemical and forensic engineers to help reveal what's at stake when these colossal constructions are put work, and how all the pieces come together to make a big impact.

In the series premiere, "Sea Monsters": Since the dawn of time humans have braved the tides and wave, navigating one of the most powerful forces on Earth.

But with cutting edge technology the barriers to extreme water trave have been broken.

Now, take a look inside these engineering marvels to unlock their secrets.

This episode strips down the design of the Aasta Hansteen, the USS Nimitz and the Ohio-class submarine.

Houses with History

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Reality

Houses with History

This series is about more than just renovating - it's about preservation and helping ensure the enduring legacy of some of America's oldest historic homes.

History buff Mike Lemieux, designer Jenn Macdonald and professional carpenter Rich Soares are the dedicated trio who take on the rescue of remarkable centuries-old homes in and around Plymouth, Massachusetts.

In the series premiere, "The One with the Bullseye Glass": Mike, Jen and Rich consider two homes that could not be more different from one another.

One is a Dutch Colonial loaded with detail and a hefty price tag, while the other is a 1800s Cape Cod that's full of potential but stripped to the studs.

Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous.

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

Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous.

In this sparkling cocktail of standup and song, Catherine Cohen serenades about looking for love, the absurdity of marathons and burying someone alive.

Catherine uses her musical expertise to divulge details about relationships, modern feminism and being the main character of her own life.

The special was filmed at Joe's Pub in New York City.

Return of the Trade Wars

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary

Return of the Trade Wars

Who would have thought that a hashtag could trigger a war?

"Trade wars are good, and easy to win," writes US President Donald Trump on Twitter.

However, Trump is quite alone with this opinion in the professional world.

History has taught us that trade wars are not "easy" or "good."

Nevertheless, experts fear that the conflicts Trump has instigated will turn into a tangible trade war - and to the point of striking parallels in history.

What led to the outbreak of trade wars in the past? Who is the winner, and who will lose in the battle for advantages in global trade?

What really stands behind the astonishing renaissance of customs barriers and protectionism?

George Clarke's Old House, New Home 6

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

George Clarke's Old House, New Home 6

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 6 premiere, "Cotswolds & Kent": George takes on a 16th-century listed Cotswold cottage with some nasty surprises.

There's also a Kent oast house needing a super cool bedroom for an eight-year-old.

Black Ink Crew New York 3

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Docu-Reality

Black Ink Crew New York 3

The gang is all back together for Season 3. With friendships rekindled and a chance for new beginnings, will this new found truce last?

Ceaser, Dutchess, Puma, Sassy, O'Sh*t, Sky, Ted and Walt are ready to overcome their differences and move on stronger than ever, but the past has a way of providing a serious reality check.

As Ceaser focuses on expanding the Black Ink brand and renovating the shop, O'Sh*t has an open trial looming in the distance and another new baby on the way.

Dutchess is focusing on herself after her break up with Ceaser by creating amazing tattoos and growing her reputation in the modeling world.

Puma and Sassy continue to work to build rival tattoo shop, Ink 124.

Ted, Walt and Sky bring their signature shenanigans to the shop with plenty of laughs and larger-than-life personalities.

The doors of Black Ink welcome a new apprentice, Donna, and while it's never easy to be the new girl, she quickly proves she isn't afraid to speak her mind and get her ink on.

When a "Mixxxy" party takes a turn for the worse, the crew finds themselves in a dangerous feud that could put an end to the Black Ink world forever.



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