New on TV today: Thursday 21 July

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 21 Jul 2022
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Playgrounds of the Rich and Famous

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Lifestyle

Playgrounds of the Rich and Famous

Travel to the most luxurious parts of the world to meet the rich people who holiday and live there, and the savvy locals who make their own fortune catering to their every whim.

St Tropez

St Tropez was first put on the map in the 1950s by Brigitte Bardot and is still one of the hottest exclusive celebrity haunts on Earth.

Explore the legendary Club 55 on Pampelonne Beach.

St. Barts

Visiting the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy, a favourite hideaway for Sir Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, Pippa Middleton, and Roman Abramovich.

St. Barts is the ultimate exclusive barefoot luxury.

The Hamptons

A quick hop over the pond to the American super-rich haunt on the Atlantic coast, The Hamptons, part of Long Island, where beachfront mansions regularly change hands for over £50-million.

Marbella: 24 Hour Party People

Once a small fishing village, in the 1950s Marbella was transformed into an exclusive haven for Hollywood A-listers such as Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.

Today it's a place where billionaires hang out alongside global superstars.

Wie's Nuus?

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: News & Actuality, Current Affairs, Talk Show, Afrikaans

Wie's Nuus?

Reporter, newsreader, presenter and producer Mia Spies is ready to invite you in for current affairs discussions.

She invites you into her living room where she puts the spotlight on major newsmakers in conversation with other journalists and experts.

Together, they analyse and discuss the person that had everybody talking that week.

Spectacular Earth

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

Spectacular Earth

Get closer than ever before to some of the world's most stunning natural phenomena and discover the extraordinary global forces that must coincide to make each spectacle happen.

Using scientific knowledge and cutting-edge filming techniques mean it is now possible to get thrillingly close to some of the world's most beautiful spectacles.

Specialist jet-ski cameras ride massive waves in Portugal, giant drones fly into one of the world's most explosive volcanoes and ultra-slow-motion footage captures thousand-foot-long lightning bolts in Arizona.

Experts and scientists reveal the global forces at work behind each spectacle.

The explanations are fascinating – but our planet is home to such incredible phenomena that sometimes you have to see it to believe it.


Channel: BritBox
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Period Drama


Based on P.D. James's global bestsellers, this mystery series stars Bertie Carvel as enigmatic Inspector Adam Dalgliesh.

A recent widower and acclaimed poet, Dalgliesh employs his exceptional empathy and insight to plumb the darker depths of the human psyche while investigating complex crimes in 1970s England.

In the series premiere, "Shroud for a Nightingale - Part One": DCI Adam Dalgliesh is sent to a nursing school to investigate the death of Heather Pearce, a student poisoned during a demonstration.

But as he uncovers the secrets that infect the school, can Dalgliesh identify the killer before they strike again?


Channel: Me (DStv 115)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Police Procedural, Drama


NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a former Marine gunnery sergeant whose skills as an investigator are unmatched, leads a troupe of colourful personalities.

From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.

In the Season 19 premiere, "Blood in the Water": As the NCIS team searches for Gibbs after wreckage from his boat is discovered, they find out he was tracking a serial killer with journalist Marcie Warren, who wrote an exposé on him.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Nearly Departed": While trying to find the serial killer Gibbs was after, the NCIS team discovers another person has been tracking the case as well.

Air Crash Investigation: Special Report 5

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Technology, Docu-Drama

Air Crash Investigation: Special Report 5

In this special season of Air Crash Investigation, every episode examines multiple aviation disasters that prove to have similarities.

These include engines that separated from their aircrafts mid-flight, mismatched pilot pairings that led to deadly crashes, and improvised landings with tragic consequences.

In the Season 5 premiere, "War Zone": Mistaken identity and hostile fire over enemy territory are among the many risks that pilots face in war zones around the world.

An Iranian passenger plane is blown out of the sky by a missile fired from a US warship.

A tragic explosion rocks a massive military plane carrying Vietnamese orphans to safety.

And, a cargo flight is crippled by a surface-to-air missile over wartorn Iraq.



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