New on TV today: Monday 1 August

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 01 Aug 2022
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Channel: ESPN (DStv 218 / StarSat 248)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: TV Movie, Sport


Directed by Akin Omotoso, Rise is based on the true-life story of the family that produced the first trio of brothers to become NBA champions in the history of the league - Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and former Los Angeles Laker Kostas Antetokounmpo.

In this film we witness how one family's vision and determination lifted them out of obscurity to launch the career of two-time MVP Giannis and his brothers, Thanasis and Kostas.

Last season, Giannis and Thanasis helped bring the Bucks their first NBA championship ring in 50 years, while Kostas played for the previous season champs, the Lakers.

After immigrating to Greece from Nigeria, Vera and Charles struggled to survive and provide for their five children, while living under the daily threat of deportation.

With their oldest son still in Nigeria with relatives, the couple were desperate to obtain Greek citizenship but found themselves undermined by a system that blocked them at every turn.

When they weren't selling items to tourists on the streets of Athens with the rest of the family, the brothers would play basketball with a local youth team.

Latecomers to the sport, they discovered their abilities on the basketball court and worked hard to become world-class athletes.

With the help of an agent, Giannis entered the NBA Draft in 2013 in a long-shot prospect that would change not only his life but the lives of his entire family.

Impossible Animals

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary Series

Impossible Animals

Join biologist Patrick Aryee as he exposes the mysteries behind the world's weirdest animals, celebrating the dare devils, the rule breakers and the mavericks – animals which achieve the impossible.

Throughout this series, Patrick examines the rainforest residents who have pushed their bodies to the limit, revealing some of the world's most remarkable behaviours and adaptations.

Elsewhere, Patrick looks at the animals who live on the coast.

From crashing waves to extreme tides, surviving here takes ingenuity and incredible adaptations.

Women on the Force

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132)
TX Time: 07h30
Genre: Docu-Reality

Women on the Force

With unprecedented access to West (Season 1) and North (Season 2) Yorkshire Police, from the Chief Constable to emergency response officers on the frontline, this series reveals the realities of policing in Britain today and the everyday pressures and challenges which women officers at every level have to confront.

Each episode charts the unfolding stories of three women across a week long shift for the force.

With frontline policing tougher than ever, every shift gives an insight into the demands the job can place on their lives – both while on duty and at home.

Over the past 20 years frontline policing in Britain has been transformed and the percentage of women on the force has almost doubled.

But the dangers these officers face and the impact the job has on their private lives have also increased.

The Big Bozza Cook-Off 2

Channel: HONEY (DStv 173)
TX Time: 16h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

The Big Bozza Cook-Off 2

A competition cooking format hosted by Funny Chef sees South African foodies in a traditional food cook-off.

The chefs get given a choice between three main dishes to prepare and they must add their own spin to the dish.

In the end, three jolly yet discerning foodie judges decide which chef has the right to bag the episode.

Come Dine with Me UK 17

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality, Food

Come Dine with Me UK 17

Every week five strangers take it in turns to throw a dinner party.

But this is no ordinary supper, as the guests are secretly scoring the host and at the end of the week the top-scoring host wins £1,000.

Filmed all over the UK, hosts from all walks of life take the Come Dine with Me challenge, providing hilarious insights into their homes and their dinner party secrets.

This time, the season kicks off with a football special as four former players compete for a chance to win £1,000 for charity.

Retired footballers Neil 'Razor' Ruddock, John Fashanu, Carlton Palmer and Frank Worthington go shin pad to shin pad in a week of merciless dressing room banter and surprisingly complicated cooking.

Who will walk away with the money?

Real Health 15

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Lifestyle, Talk Show

Real Health 15

Holistic health experts and professionals join Real Health host Michael Porter to discuss real-life health conditions.

They explore causes, symptoms and holistic ways of treating these conditions and how these solutions, when practiced correctly, can lead to a healthier mind, body and soul.

In each episode, the experts delve deep into the root of what happens at biological, physiological and psychological levels when healthy living is practiced holistically.

They inform the viewer of the roles played by diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices on their overall well-being, and the viewer in turn learns about the diverse approaches to health that suit different lifestyles, personalities and beliefs.

Whether it's conventional Western medical solutions or Eastern disciplines that have been practiced for thousands of years, modern nutritional viewpoints or age old remedies, each episode of Real Health aims to inspire, transform and enlighten.

Hair to the Throne 2

Channel: HONEY (DStv 173)
TX Time: 16h30
Genre: Reality Competition

Hair to the Throne 2

In an action-packed hairstyling competition hosted by Nigerian supermodel Adeola Ariyo, eight African stylists go toe-to-toe for the title of champion.

Each week they're tasked with a unique challenge which they must deliver in a limited amount of time.

A panel of judges decides who's out each week, until only one Hair Knockout champion remains.


Actors in this post: Akin Omotoso


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