New on TV today: Friday 6 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 May 2022
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Stephen Fry in Central America

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Travel, Documentary Series

Stephen Fry in Central America

This documentary series follows actor, comedian and writer Stephen Fry as he embarks on a remarkable road trip through Central America.

It's an adventure that takes him through Mexico and the entire central American Isthmus to Panama, taking in some of the oldest civilizations on the planet – Maya, Aztec and Olmec.

Seven years after he explored all 50 states of the USA in a black taxi cab, this new trip south of the border sees him travelling in everything from a converted school bus to a hot air balloon, as well as riding trains and a white-knuckle zip wire.

As Stephen visits some of the most dangerous, but breathtakingly beautiful countries in the region, he joins in festivities, samples local delicacies and chats to people in a wide variety of settings.

Along the way he learns all about the countries, their inhabitants, their wildlife and their history.

The Sound of Magic

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: K-Drama, Musical, Fantasy, Drama

The Sound of Magic

A magician living in an abandoned theme park makes troubles disappear, and hope reappear, for a disenchanted teen enduring harsh realities.

A touching drama about Yoon Ah-yi, a girl who had to grow up too fast; and Rieul, a mysterious magician who — although grown up — wants to remain as a kid.

Based on the webtoon Annarasumanara by Ha Ilkwon, in the fantasy music drama Yoon Ah-Yi has lost her dreams in the face of reality while Na Il-deung is under pressure to pursue his dreams.

An unexpected yet enchanting story about what it means to become a grown-up unfolds as the two encounter an enigmatic magician.

Private Eyes 3

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Police Procedural, Comedy-Drama

Private Eyes 3

Follows ex-pro hockey player Matt Shade, who irrevocably changes his life when he teams up with fierce P.I. Angie Everett to form an unlikely investigative powerhouse.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Catch Me If You Can": As Season 3 begins, Angie comes across an intimidating inmate, but it's not long before she and Shade are being hired by a professional basketball player to find out who's leaking compromising pictures to the press.

Meanwhile, Angie's mother's new boyfriend has his clinic's customer database hacked.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Full Court Press": A professional basketball player turns to Angie and Shade for help on finding out who is leaking compromising photos to the press.

Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings: Team Attacks

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h55
Genre: Reality, Motoring, Reality Competition

Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings: Team Attacks

Drivers from eight teams pull chips to see which two will represent each group in a bracket-style competition.

Those 16 racers then square off for a $15,000 prize.

The money is split amongst the winning team members however they choose.

How To with John Wilson 2

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: Docu-Reality, Comedy

How To with John Wilson 2

John Wilson, documentary filmmaker and self-described "anxious New Yorker," is the writer, director, cameraman, executive producer and narrator of this docu-comedy series.

In a uniquely hilarious odyssey of self-discovery and cultural observation, Wilson covertly and obsessively films the lives of his fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on relatable topics.

The awkward contradictions of modern life are eased by Wilson's candid, unpolished commentary, with Season 1's episodes offering up his distinct take on a range of deceivingly simple topics.

Building upon Wilson's previously released "how to" short films, the episodes take wildly unexpected turns, but are grounded in John's refreshing honesty.

Following his graduation from college, John took an unorthodox path by spending a year working for a private investigator, an education that inspired his "documentary memoir" shooting style.

Equal parts ethnography and autobiography, his films are all shot from the first-person perspective and underscored by his distinct, wry narration style.

While Wilson's anxieties flared amongst large film crews, he found his groove making hilarious "how-to" videos that he released for free on the internet.

His short films "Los Angeles Plays New York" and "The Road to Magnasanti" were official selections of the 2016 and 2017 New York Film Festival.

This season John continues his heartfelt mission of self-discovery, exploration and observation as he films the lives of his fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on six new deceptively simple topics.

Building upon Season 1, the episodes take unexpected turns, but are grounded in John's refreshing honesty.

In the Season 2 premiere, "How to Invest in Real Estate": After renting the same apartment for years, John contemplates an unexpected opportunity to become a homeowner.


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