New on TV today: Sunday 8 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 08 May 2022
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Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 19h30
Genre: Drama


Drama series which revolves around a decorated police officer whose fortunes take a turn for the worse when he inadvertently becomes the most wanted criminal in South Africa.

The story weaves between two worlds: one of the biggest townships in South Africa, Umlazi; and the concrete jungle, Jozi Maboneng.

At the centre of the story is Melusi Sikhakhane (Bongile Mantsai), a celebrated police officer whose life takes a drastic detour when tragedy strikes, resulting in him becoming the most wanted criminal in the land.

Linked to him are the women in his life: his loving wife of 20 years, Gugulethu Mboma (Ayanda Bandla); and his ambitious side chick Phumzile (Asanda Hanabe).

As Melusi's life is turned upside down and he finds himself in the underground world, we meet Panyaza, a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to grow his wealth to get what he wants.

He belongs to an international syndicate that has its eyes on taking over cities in South Africa - and they have prioritised Johannesburg as their first project.

Zizi Peteni plays Melusi's best friend, who has been with him through everything. After Melusi is presumed dead, he pursues Gugulethu.

Will Melusi regain his memory to find out who he is, in time before he does too much damage?

The series stars Bongile Mantsai as Melusi, Ayanda Bandla as Gugulethu, Zigi Ndlovu as Panyaza, Zizi Peteni as Jaftha, Asanda Hanabe as Phumzile, Otto Nobela as Goofy, Sandile King as Bonga and Graeme Kriega as What-What.

TVSA Show Page: Identity

Arctic Live

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

Arctic Live

Gordon Buchanan, Kate Humble and Simon Reeve head north to follow the remarkable story of polar bears and the Arctic.

The team of intrepid presenters travel to the edge of the Arctic - and beyond - to find out what life is like on top of the world.

They observe the polar bears of Hudson Bay, in Canada, as they wait for the sea-ice to form so they can begin their winter hunt.

They also meet the citizens of the tiny town of Churchill - the 'polar bear capital of the world'.

Throughout it all, the bears battle to survive.

What happens if the ice continues to melt? And what wider implications does this have for us all?

In the series premiere: Every autumn, polar bears gather on the shores of Hudson Bay in Canada to wait for the sea ice to form so they can begin their winter hunt.

And every year, they are waiting longer.

Gordon Buchanan, Kate Humble and Simon Reeve head north to follow the remarkable story of not just these bears, but the entire Arctic.

Vast and stunningly beautiful, the Arctic spans eight countries and six-million miles of frozen ocean.

As temperatures rise and the ice starts to melt, it has become an increasingly valuable battleground.

Shipping routes are opening up. Oil, gas and minerals are tantalisingly within reach. Suddenly, the polar bears aren't the only ones on the hunt.

Tonight, Simon travels to an unspoilt corner of Greenland that could become one of the biggest uranium mines in the world, while Kate follows the oil money that has shaped Alaska.

In Churchill, Gordon learns how to stay safe when living side by side with the world's largest living land carnivore, and the team are live on the tundra to bring you the best of the bears.

Victoria Falls: Africa's Garden of Eden

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h45
Genre: Nature, Wildlife, Documentary

Victoria Falls: Africa's Garden of Eden

One can see them from distances up to 30km: like a mumbling, bubbling volcano, ready to erupt, a glowing cloud rises from the Earth.

This is how one can experience the Victoria Falls at sunrise.

Locals call this: "The smoke of thunder".

Especially in the dry season, an unusual migration begins: elephant families come here from the Hwange National Park, 100km away.

While everything is dry where they come from, there is a variety of evergreen island just above the falls.

A wonderful spectacle occurs when the animals change islands: they swim through the Zambesi as if they were a huge string of pearls.

Titans 2

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Interview Show

Titans 2

Hosted by broadcaster Phemelo Motene, this series features interviews with entrepreneurs across different fields, from business and politics to public service and creative industries.

Each episode focuses on one Titan and their individual journey to success.

Phemelo poses lines of questioning designed to bring out the best from the person being interviewed.

Interspersed in the interview are pre-recorded interviews with colleagues, friends and family who provide commentary on the matters being discussed.

These interviews also provide a deeper context to the Titan, divulging more about their approach to their career and who they are to their family and friends.

The titans featured this season include:

Jazz singer Letta Mbuli
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Professor Lee Berger
Thought leader and businessman Dr Reuel Khoza
Playwright and composer Mbongeni Ngema
Sculptor, poet, writer and academic Professor Pitika Ntuli

Kyle Kinane: Whiskey Icarus

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Kyle Kinane: Whiskey Icarus

In his first hour-long Comedy Central special, Kyle Kinane contemplates the existence of God, and the true meaning of being delivered an unsliced pizza.

Filmed at The Fillmore in San Francisco, the special features food for thought from the journeyman storyteller himself.

He also describes a drunken cab ride to Wendy's, shares his Bigfoot theory and explains why unconditional love kills creativity.

Antiques Roadshow 43

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Antiques Roadshow 43

Fiona Bruce is once again at the helm as members of the public bring along their treasures and heirlooms, as well as the occasional car boot or charity shop find, in the hopes of finding out more about the history of their items and their value.

Dust off your family heirlooms and dig out those car boot bargains as the series is back on the trail of the UK's hidden treasures.

Antiques Roadshow's experts visit more of Britain's most sumptuous and unusual locations, inviting the public to bring their antiques for examination and share stories of how they came to own them.

The specialists in art, furniture and collectables advise on the history of the pieces and their likely value.

This season, the team visit Kenilworth Castle and Fortney Hall, and explore the aftermath of World War II in a special episode.

In the Season 43 premiere, "Forty Hall 1": Antiques Roadshow is at Forty Hall in Enfield, north London, where the treasures include some real-life Storm Troopers with a set of Star Wars toys, a policeman's helmet worn by John Lennon, and a rock crystal Faberge cigarette case complete with a ruby.

There are also an early postbox and a poster for one of Pink Floyd's very first concerts.

Christina P: Mom Genes

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

Christina P: Mom Genes

Christina P is back and better than ever in her new Netflix comedy special, Mom Genes.

No detail is too intimate as Christina shares the trials and tribulations of motherhood, marriage and everything in between.

Filmed at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, Christina P examines the joys and drags of parenting, partnering and more through a no-nonsense Gen-X lens.

Zebras of the Serengeti

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Nature, Wildlife, Documentary

Zebras of the Serengeti

The great migration of wildebeest and zebra across the plains of Africa is a spectacle to behold.

But never before has it been told from the perspective of a mother zebra and her calf.

Mother zebra must travel 300 miles across East Africa, give birth, evade predators and swim raging rivers.

If her mission fails, it spells death for her and her baby.


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1 Comment

08 May 2022 10:14

Identity sounds interesting, not exactly a new concept but still looking forward to watching it, I hope I will remember to record weekly...

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