New on TV today: Wednesday 4 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 May 2022
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Meltdown: Three Mile Island

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary Series, History

Meltdown: Three Mile Island

Insiders recount the events, controversies and lingering effects of the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania.

From the producers of Erin Brockovich comes a four-part documentary series that tells the story of ordinary people having the courage to do extraordinary things.

Meltdown tackles the near catastrophe at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania through the lens of chief engineer and whistleblower, Richard Parks, as well as the community it impacted.

Dramatic reenactments, archival footage, never-before-seen home video, and in-depth interviews bring viewers into the worst nuclear incident in US history.

Green Eyed Killers 2

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

Green Eyed Killers 2

This dramatic series focuses on cases involving the most prolific cause of relationship and spousal murder worldwide - jealousy.

The series details the dramatic true-life happenings and adversities of ordinary people who come to an extraordinary end all because jealousy arrives into their lives, uninvited and all encompassing.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Jay Sewell": Teenager Jay Sewell's life was taken in a brutal attack orchestrated by jealous Daniel Grogan, who had heard that Jay was seeing his former girlfriend.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Donna Horwitz": When Lanny Horwitz was shot nine times in his home in Jupiter, Florida, it didn't take long for his wife, Donna, to become a prime suspect in the case.

Primal Survivor 6: Escape the Amazon

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Wildlife, Nature, Adventure, Documentary Series

Primal Survivor 6: Escape the Amazon

Explorer Hazen Audel takes on his toughest challenge yet, fighting his way through 500 miles of tropical Amazon jungle using only traditional survival methods at the most perilous time of year, the rainy season.

Hazen's journey is continually hampered by rain, flooding areas and blocking his paths. However, rainy season has its rewards.

Wildlife is on the move meaning Audel gets to witness some astonishing sights, from dense primeval forest and savannahs filled with snakes, to tall granite mountains and swamps filled with caiman.

Will he complete his long journey and escape the Amazon before the rains make it impossible?

Filmed using National Geographic's high-end documentary style, each episode sees Audel tackle a different challenge in his perilous journey as he bravely takes on the mission to escape to the edge of the forest before being trapped by the floods of the rainy season.

With the help of the forest's Wai Wai people, he makes poisoned darts and traps monster fish in the dead of night.

He uses all his jungle know-how when he comes face-to-face with a variety of threatening animals and insects from a goliath bird-eating tarantula to a giant anaconda.

Continuing to battle against the elements, Audel tackles the soaring Kanuku Mountain forests.

Using the survival skills of the local people, he hunts for electric eels, climbs a sheer mountain peak, and hacks through an impenetrable forest of bamboo to reach the far side of the mountains before floods and landslides block his path.

With time running out to complete his journey, the intrepid adventurer then faces one last ordeal, crossing miles of snake-filled mangrove swamp to reach the Atlantic Ocean.

With the help of the local Warau people, he learns how to live on water and braves killer bees in a daring night raid, before attempting to deliver a prestigious catch.

In the Season 6 premiere, "Poison Jungle": Hazen faces impenetrable rainforest as he begins a 500-mile survival challenge.

In this first leg of his journey, he must escape to the edge of the forest before being trapped by the floods of the rainy season.

With the help of the forest's Wai people, Hazen takes on lethal snakes, makes poisoned darts, and traps monster fish in the dead of night.

Forensic Files 16

TX Time: 22h30
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Science, Technology

Forensic Files 16

The original Forensic Files series, which halted production in 2011, returned in 2020 with new episodes true to the original format, content and continuity, but featuring advancements in investigative technology and production.

Additionally, the series is now narrated by actor Bill Camp (Queen's Gambit, News of the World, Joker, The Night Of).

In the Season 16 premiere, "The Obsession": The mysterious murder of a young teacher's aide leaves a hole in the heart of her small community in Agawam, Massachusetts.

As the rumour-mill about suspects churned, the actual perp slipped further away.

But generations of investigators and a scientific breakthrough leads to a shocking end to a tragic case.



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