New on TV today: Thursday 9 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 09 Jun 2022
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DI Ray

Channel: BritBox
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Drama, Thriller

DI Ray

DI Ray is a four-part series that tracks a compelling murder investigation whilst exploring the emotive subject of racism in the workplace.

It asks difficult questions about what it's like to be British but feel 'other'.

Set in Birmingham, DI Ray introduces us to Leicester-born Rachita Ray (Parminder Nagra), a police officer who takes on a case that forces her to confront a lifelong personal conflict between her British identity and her South Asian heritage.

Rachita achieves the promotion she's been waiting for when she's asked to join a homicide investigation.

However, on her first day she's told the murder to which she's been assigned is a 'Culturally Specific Homicide.'

Rachita's heart sinks – she suspects she's a 'token appointment', chosen for her ethnicity rather than her ability.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Rachita sticks to the case, determined to both find the killer and call out the obvious biases her colleagues are bringing to the investigation.

And it's far from easy. The case isn't a run-of-the-mill murder; it involves delving deep into the dangerous world of organised crime.

Rachita is more than up for the task, but what she didn't count on is what this case stirs up inside her; the realisation that she's been burying a personal identity crisis her whole life.

My Desire

Channel: Star Life (DStv 167 / Openview 110)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Telenovela

My Desire

Preesha's life revolves around her son Saaransh, while Rudraksh is an insensitive rockstar.

When an unfortunate event brings these two strangers together at a crossroad, there might be a new beginning for them.

In the series premiere: Preesha, a gynaecologist and rockstar Rudraksh get into an argument at their first meeting.

Will destiny bring them together?

In the second episode of the daily double bill: A secret from Preesha's past is unveiled while Kaveri fires a sharp accusation at Rudraksh.

Later, Preesha is heartbroken when she learns about Yuvraj's love interest.

The original Hindi title of the show is Yeh Hai Chahatein.

Top Jobs for Dogs

Channel: S3
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Top Jobs for Dogs

There are over 300 breeds of dogs across the world – but what breed takes the top spot when it comes to the highest performing jobs in the workforce?

This warm, entertaining series travels around the world to meet dogs on the job and explore what makes them the best in the business.

Truffle hunters, bedbug detectors, police dogs, emotional support dogs, sheep dogs, guide dogs, sled pullers, fire fighters, social media stars, mice harvesters, fitness trainers, circus performers, frisbee gamers, trauma counsellors, penguin protectors, tracking dogs, prison guards, snake detectors – the list of jobs that dogs perform is endless, and their skills incredible.

Each episode features stories from around the globe – from the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, the Czech Republic, Singapore and more – demonstrating the many reasons that dogs are truly humans' best friend.

Sea of Hope: America's Underwater Treasures

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

Sea of Hope: America's Underwater Treasures

Follows ocean explorer and conservationist Dr. Sylvia Earle, underwater National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry, author and captain Max Kennedy and their crew of teenage aquanauts on a yearlong environmental quest.

In celebration of the centennial of the National Park Service, their goal is to turn the next 100 years into a blue centennial by protecting vital habitats and underwater natural wonders.

Through science and photography, they hope to inspire President Obama to establish blue parks across an unseen American wilderness.

Building on the legacy of previous presidents, including actions by President George W. Bush, the year-long expedition culminates when President Obama reveals that he created the world's largest marine preserve in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean.

To celebrate these historic achievements, National Geographic captured the first-ever footage of a U.S. president diving underwater.

Breathtaking underwater cinematography captures remarkable encounters with dolphins, whales sharks, cod, leatherback turtles and, in the Pisces submersible, what may be a new species of coral.

The expedition culminates with a Presidential encounter on Midway Atoll following President Obama's expansion of Papahanaumokuakea as the largest protected area on Earth.

Murder Comes to Town

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 22h30
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Murder Comes to Town

Beyond the boundaries of ordinary life, there is another world that lies just outside of town, where places have no names.

Investigating forgotten communities and shallow graves past the perimeters of society, Murder Comes to Town reveals what can happen in these solitary and desolate places.

Gripping tales of betrayal and murder unfold as told by friends, family, and neighbours of the deceased.

In places mere minutes from town but millions of miles from civilization, normal rules don't apply, and absolutely anything can happen.

In the series premiere, "Rumour Has It": Nestled halfway between Bangor and the Canadian border, Webster Plantation has a population of less than 70 people.

When two of its residents, Michael and Valerie Miller are found brutally murdered in their home, fear overwhelms everyone in the isolated hamlet.

The World's Deadliest Weather 5

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality, Nature

The World's Deadliest Weather 5

From earth-shattering quakes to violently erupting volcanoes, witness disasters first-hand using people's self-shot footage.

The weather... a destructive force, unleashing panic and peril on our planet.

The World's Deadliest Weather is back for a fifth frightening season, taking you inside some of the most destructive weather events and natural disasters on record, from terrifying tornados to record-smashing hurricanes.

Using jaw-dropping, self-shot footage from the public and first responders, we get closer than ever to the brutal and awe-inspiring power of Mother Nature.

We hear stories of survival and see what it's like to endure raging wildfires, biblical floods and deadly avalanches.

Sometimes these death-defying escapes are down to luck but often its people fighting back against the force of nature – helped by fearless first responders and heroic good Samaritans, who swoop in just in time.

Experience the most extreme elements on Earth...

In this fifth season, we explore the deadliest weather through the eyes of the people who have been in the eye of the storm but against all odds, managed to survive.

News archive and user-generated footage enables us to relive these weather spectacles in astonishing minute-by-minute detail.

We see Hurricane Ida destroy homes and lives in Louisiana, high seas and winds force a captain to abandon ship in Norway and in Hawaii, a climber fights for his life.

Masterchef Australia 9

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

Masterchef Australia 9

The competition starts with auditions, following which the top 50 travel to Sydney where they are put through their paces in a variety of challenges as they compete for a place in the final 24.

The final 24 must learn fast and up their game as they are challenged with cooking from a mystery box of ingredients, cooking the same menu as their competitors and hoping to come out top.

They must also take part in tasks that are completely outside of their comfort zone, including cooking for the army or catering for a wedding.

All the challenges require concentration, dedication and above all talent as one mistake could mean the end of their dream.

The winner plays for a prize that includes chef training from leading professional chefs, the chance to have their own cookbook published and A$100,000 in cash.

TVSA Show Page: Masterchef Australia 9


Actors in this post: Parminder Nagra

Shows in this post: MasterChef Australia


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