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New on TV today: Sunday 19 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 19 Jun 2022
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When Cosmetic Surgery Goes Horribly Wrong

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 20h40
Genre: Documentary, Special

When Cosmetic Surgery Goes Horribly Wrong

Plastic Surgery was once considered taboo, something for only the rich and famous, but with advances in medical technology making the odd nip and tuck more affordable, many people are going under the knife in the pursuit of perfection.

It's bigger and more accessible than ever before. However, as with all surgery, there are risks.

In this 90-minute special, narrated by Jill Halfpenny, we have the first hand accounts of people who went under the knife whose lives were scarred by their experience.

Highlights include a young Liverpudlian, Delsha, whose routine visit to get her eyebrows tattooed resulted in her ending up 'looking like a clown' with four eyebrows.

We have the story of a mother of two, Samantha, who suffered years of back trouble due to her large breasts who, upon undergoing a reduction from a J-Cup to a more comfortable C-cup, ended up in agonising pain and her nipple position far higher than she ever could have conceived.

Expert interviews include TV doctor Tijon Esho, Harley Street celebrity surgeon Dr Aamer Khan, psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud and celebrities Lizzie Cundy & Danielle Lloyd.
 

The Story of the Spitfire

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 21h05
Genre: Documentary, History

The Story of the Spitfire

Learn about the development of the legendary British fighter plane that played a key role in the Second World War.
 

Exploration Volcano

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

Exploration Volcano

Extreme volcano hunter Chris Horsley climbs deep inside some of the world's most active volcanoes to gather new scientific data from the very heart of their active lava filled cores.

From Africa's Great Rift Valley to Central America's Volcanic Arc, Chris will take us closer than ever to the bowls of the world's most volatile volcanoes located in some of the most inhospitable landscapes on Earth.

800-million people live in the shadow of the planet's 1,571 active volcanoes, so Chris isn't putting himself in harm's way for the pure thrill of it - by using innovative techniques, he wants to help predict future eruptions.

He'll be installing an "early warning system" for eruptions including gas monitoring systems and surveillance web cameras at their rims to alert scientists and local communities about the ever-changing behaviour of volcanoes.

In the series premiere: An inconspicuous hill on the Spanish Island of La Palma bursts open, releasing an avalanche of lava.

In its path are the homes of 7,000 residents and the emergency services rush to evacuate.
 

The Wonder of Marsupials

Channel: S3
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Wildlife

The Wonder of Marsupials

A three-part series exploring the incredible ways marsupials have evolved, to deal with the unique and difficult challenges of life in Australia.

A visual feast of stunning Australian landscapes, the series profiles the red kangaroo, koalas, tiger quolls, bandicoots, potaroos and more.

As well as meeting Australia's incredible variety of marsupials, the series explore how these creatures came to be, and how they arrived on this enormous island continent – a journey that was the beginning of one of the greatest experiments in evolution the world has ever seen.

From Australia's scorching desert heart to pristine rainforests in the north, we'll meet the biggest and the smallest marsupials, plus the rarest and most successful.
 

The Great Way

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Documentary

The Great Way

Documentary narrated in first person by Alba and Raúl, a couple of young filmmakers who decide to load their cameras in their backpacks to embark on an adventure of thousands of kilometres along the great walking routes of the world.

The Pacific Crest Trail, one of the most extreme trails in the US; the mysterious Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; the ancestral Kumano Kodo route between great Japanese temples; or the European Camino de Santiago.

These are nothing more than an excuse for a deeper journey to the encounter of the people of the trails, with which universal themes will be discussed such as borders, love and sacrifice for the family, social conflicts, spirituality, the care for our planet, the connection with Mother Earth or the return to oneself.
 

Alaska Animal Rescue: Critical Conditions

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

Alaska Animal Rescue: Critical Conditions

Join Alaska's conservation heroes on America's last frontier, as they rescue and rehabilitate wild animals by land, sea, and air.
 

Jeff Dunham's Completely Unrehearsed Last Minute Pandemic Holiday Special

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

Jeff Dunham's Completely Unrehearsed Last Minute Pandemic Holiday Special

America's favourite ventriloquist Jeff Dunham checks in with some of his closest friends, including Walter, Bubba J and Peanut, to see how they're holding up during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Filmed in Malibu, California in front of a small, socially-distanced audience, Jeff returns in his 10th special made up of almost 100% brand new, untried or tested material.
 

CIVIL

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Documentary

CIVIL

Ben Crump, also known as "Black America's attorney general," pulls back the curtain on his life as a family man and civil rights leader.

CIVIL is an intimate vérité look at the life of maverick civil rights attorney Ben Crump and his mission to raise the value of Black life in America.

CIVIL follows a year in the life as Crump takes on the civil cases for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Andre Hill.

Peeling back the many layers of Crump, Hallgren gives a behind-the-scenes look at his upbringing and his balance of work and family life.

CIVIL also underscores other countless issues Crump is passionate about including environmental justice and banking while Black.
 

Britain's Got Talent 14

Channel: e.tv
TX Time: 16h45
Genre: Reality Competition, Variety

Britain's Got Talent 14

Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams return as judges while presenting duo Ant and Dec are back as hosts as the search for the most exciting talent around gets under way.

Once again, all the judges and Ant and Dec will have the chance to put one contestant straight through to the live semi-finals as their Golden Buzzer act, taking them one step closer to achieving their dream of being crowned the BGT winner.

Winning the series will secure the prize of a £250,000 and the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.

Now in its 14th season, the talent extravaganza is back with even more amazing, surprising and jaw-dropping acts, all vying to impress the judges and secure their place in the live semi-finals, which will be taking place later in the year.

 



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