New on TV today: Friday 17 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 17 Jun 2022
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Home 2

Channel: Apple TV+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Documentary Series

Home 2

Discover the groundbreaking ideas and inspiring stories behind the world's most imaginative dwellings.

In this globe-spanning docuseries, meet the visionaries who are challenging conventional concepts of "home" and rethinking how we live.

Ini the Season 2 premiere, "France: Hourré House": A 17th-century farmhouse becomes a serene homestead while providing accessibility and independence for an architect's daughter.

You Don't Know Me

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Drama, Miniseries

You Don't Know Me

When all the evidence points towards his guilt, a man on trial for murder uses his closing argument to recount his love affair with a mysterious woman.

Accused of murder, Hero shouldn't stand a chance in court. He swears he's innocent.

But in the end, all that matters is this: do you believe him?

In the series premiere: Hero, a young man from south London, is in the dock for murder.

The prosecution barrister relates damning evidence to him in the closing speech.

Hero decides he wants to tell his own story, rather than the version that his barrister decided was in his best interests, and exercises his right to present his own closing speech.

He fires his barrister and tells the jury that he is innocent, sharing a very different sequence of events that placed a law-abiding car salesman in the frame for murder.


Channel: S3
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Drama, Medical Drama


Medical drama television series that explores the personal journeys of medical professionals in the South African landscape.

The drama revolves around the often challenging lives that form the backdrop of their career successes and the sometimes dishonest and dubious manner in which that success is attained.

The show takes you through their emotional tests, their adherence to society's expectations of them and their social and financial challenges.

The series attempts to serve as a mirror for post-Apartheid South Africa, unfolding within the lives of ordinary South Africans – particularly in a township environment that is not the obvious Soweto.

We journey into the multi-faceted life of the Daveyton community (affectionately known as Vutha) through the lives of the medical professionals who serve them.

Named after a fictional struggle icon who hailed from Daveyton, the Edward Dondolo Hospital is a furtive breeding ground for colourful characters, high stakes and great drama.

Beyond the world of medicine, there is a world of love, friendship, betrayal, hope, desperation, corruption, greed and crime.

As the series begins, heroic clinical manager Dr. Kgopotso Moabe rushes to save a mother giving birth on the pavement outside the hospital.

Specialist obstetrician Lungile Asumadu refuses to hand over the reins and go on maternity leave and Matron Mologadi arrives home from the UK to fix her fractured family.

Meanwhile, hospital CEO Mzwakhe is terrorised by a loan shark for outstanding debts.


Vutha! SABC2 cashes in on SA's medical drama craze
TVSA Show Page: Vutha

Private Eyes 4

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

Private Eyes 4

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 4 premiere, "Family Plot": Shade and Angie investigate the seemingly paranoid claims of a wealthy patriarch who believes that a series of accidents are attempts on his life by one of his many enemies.

The Martha Mitchell Effect

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary, History, Factual

The Martha Mitchell Effect

This documentary profiles the Cabinet wife who spoke out during Watergate — and the Nixon administration's campaign to gaslight her into silence.

She was once as famous as Jackie O. And then she tried to take down a President.

The Martha Mitchell Effect is an archival documentary portrait of the unlikeliest of whistleblowers: Martha Mitchell, a Republican cabinet wife who was gaslighted by the Nixon Administration to keep her quiet.

It offers a female gaze on Watergate through the voice of the woman herself.

Better Things 4

Channel: S3
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Comedy-Drama

Better Things 4

Better Things is the story of Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single mother and working actor with no filter, raising her three daughters: Max, Frankie and Duke, in Los Angeles.

She also looks after her mother, Phil, an English expat with questionable faculties who lives across the street.

Whether she's struggling to keep her daughters close or trying to push one of them out of the nest, Sam approaches every challenge with fierce love, raw honesty and humour.

At the end of the day, Sam's just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters' changing lives, survive her family, have fun with a friend or two, and also - just maybe - squeeze in some private time.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Steady Rain": Sam and Phil pick up Frankie and Duke, who have been visiting their father.

Meanwhile, Frankie surprises Sam by saying she wants a big party for her 15th birthday.


Actors in this post: Pamela Adlon

Shows in this post: Vutha

Channels in this post: Apple TV+, Netflix South Africa, SABC3, Universal TV


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