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New on TV today: Sunday 26 June

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 26 Jun 2022
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When Diets Go Horribly Wrong

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

When Diets Go Horribly Wrong

We've all been on a diet at one point or other in our lives, and with the rise of social media, there's no getting away from the fact that we're all under more pressure than ever before.

When done right, diets can have positive health benefits as well as being life affirming.

However, when done wrong they can end in disaster.

In this 60-minute special, narrated by Claire Sweeney, we have first-hand accounts from real people whose diets ended up deeply affecting their lives.

Highlights include a young juicer, Clare, whose body reacted badly to her liquid-only diet.

There's ripped thirtysomething Joe, a young fitness fanatic wound up with kidney stones after extreme 'bulking up'.

Writer Eve opens up about the pressures of working in the fashion industry surrounded by "perfect" bodies.

Her story involves her taking on-board so-called fad diets via social media.

Plus, there's the tragic tale of Eloise Parry, well-documented in the press back in 2018, as she had been addicted to toxic slimming pills containing dinitrophenol.

There is an exclusive interview with her sister Becky who opens up about her late sister's obsession with her diet.

Expert interviews include GP Dr Ellie Cannon, workout queen Rosemary Conley, fitness expert Kris Boyson and celebrities Nadia Sawalha, Ampika Pickston and former Big Brother star, Josie Gibson.
 

Numbered

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

Numbered

Auschwitz prisoners were tattooed with serial numbers, first on their chests and then their left arms.

An estimated 400,000 numbers were tattooed in Auschwitz and its sub-camps.

Numbered is an explosive, highly visual, and emotionally cinematic journey, guided by testimonies and portraits of some survivors.

The film documents the dark time and setting during which these tattoos were assigned, as well as the meaning they took on in the years following the war.
 

Voices of the Dead

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 21h50
Genre: Documentary Series, History

Voices of the Dead

Professor Bettany Hughes leads a forensic investigation into some of the most enduring mysteries of the ancient world and brings you face-to-face with the extraordinary people of the past she unearths along the way.

Based on sparse remains and clues gleaned from their possessions, Bettany uses the latest evidence and cutting-edge science to craft intimate portraits of these forgotten souls.

And while exploring epic and sometimes explosive moments of history, even reveals the sound of their lost voices.

Digging into Tutankhamun's secrets, the team uncovers dark stories of royal intrigue — including his mother's murder — along with answers that have eluded Egyptologists for decades.

Meanwhile, Bettany reconstructs the identity and fate of five victims of Mount Vesuvius — one of history's worst natural disasters — leading up to and following its devastating eruption.
 

Alaska and Beyond: Big and Small

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

Alaska and Beyond: Big and Small

Alaska, The Last Frontier.

The 50th US State is the largest – far bigger than Texas, California and Montana combined – more than 20% of the continental US.

Alaska is an outpost for adventurers, for naturalists, and it tells a story of the natural world too.

The abundance and diversity of Alaskan animal life is awe inspiring.

In a place like Alaska, there is plenty of room to grow and hide.

From the lowly murderous mosquito to the impressive Bald Eagle, this is the big and the small of Alaskan beasts.
 

Actors in this post: Claire Sweeney

Channels in this post: CBS Reality, History Africa, BBC Earth, Nat Geo Wild



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