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New on TV today: Thursday 6 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 Oct 2022
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Majakathata 3

Channel: SABC2
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Comedy

Majakathata 3

Set in the small town of Hammanskraal, this sitcom unfolds in an old bakery that has been turned into a small independent music studio.

Having failed to crack it in the fast paced music industry in JHB, and being reduced to writing and producing jingles, Mojalefa "Jingles" Mohapi (Stephen Manaka) returned to Hammanskraal.

He is now the proud owner of Majakathata Records, a record company that is struggling to get by but is filled with love, energy and the hope that even a small town like Hammanskraal can produce a talent to rival Zahara.

Accompanying Jingles on his journey to uncover the next diamond in the rough is Mathapelo Tlholoe (Maki Mokhitli), a meek, shy 28-year-old who has been employed by Jingles as a receptionist.

Little does Jingles know, not only does the timid Mathapelo run the company, she is the songbird he keeps searching for.

Joining her is Khanya (Tshepo Hlatswayo), a young, vibrant engineer, who believes he is ahead of his time.

Constantly pitching new beats to Jingle, Khanya is obsessed with technology and knows for a fact that he is going to be the next P Diddy.

TT (Phoenix Baaitse) is the resident musician who's been working on his own album for 10 years now.

Having journeyed from the Limpopo, on his way to Joburg, he stopped in Hammanskraal and never left.

Unbeknownst to him, Mathapelo is head over heels for him, but with the amount of women throwing themselves at him, how could he know?

Packed with supporting characters and an array of special guest stars, Majakathata Records is a wholesome comedy for the entire family.

TVSA Show Page: Majakathata 3
 

Doctor Death: Harold Shipman

Channel: BritBox
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: True Crime, Documentary

Doctor Death: Harold Shipman

How did Dr Harold Shipman (aka "Dr Death") get away with poisoning and murdering more than 250 of his patients over three decades?

This documentary offers vivid insights from Greater Manchester Police detectives on a case that shocked the world.

Shipman, a well-respected family doctor, was first arrested for the murder of one of his elderly patients in 1998, but the scale of the investigation quickly escalated.

A local newspaper identified other patients who had died under suspicious circumstances, and soon police were looking into a massive 62 deaths linked to Shipman.

Ultimately, the number of murders reached into the hundreds.

Doctor Death: Harold Shipman uncovers how Shipman was brought to justice, the mistakes he made along the way and the emotional toll the case took on both officers and the local community.
 

Tales 3

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Anthology, Drama, Music

Tales 3

In this anthology series, legendary Murder Inc. producer Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo reimagines hip hop's greatest lyrics as captivating visual narratives.

In the Season 3 premiere, "Act Up": In a story based on "Act Up" by City Girls, four women escape from a sex trafficking ring and use their freedom to get revenge on the men who kidnapped them.
 

Kings of Pain 2

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 19h25
Genre: Reality, Wildlife

Kings of Pain 2

Follows wildlife biologist  Adam Thorn and professional animal handler Rob "Caveman" Alleva as they get bit and stung by some of the most dangerous animals and vicious stinging insects in the world - from a reticulated python to a rove beetle - to create a complete and comprehensive pain index that will ultimately help save lives.

In 1983 entomologist Dr. Justin O. Schmidt began ranking stinging insects on a scale from 1-4, putting himself in harm's way for science creating the Schmidt sting pain index and authoring the book The Sting of The Wild.

Now Thorn and Alleva are taking Schmidt's pain index even further adding venomous bites and more deadly creatures and ranking them on a 30-point scale with new categories including intensity, duration and damage.

Their goal is to create history's ultimate and fully comprehensive guide to measuring pain.

In addition, they will be consulting with Schmidt as they build this new pain index that is completely new to science to be used as an educational tool showcasing which creatures humans should avoid and what to do in the event they do get bitten or stung.

Each episode chronicles Thorn and Alleva as they track the animal in its natural habitat, safely trap it and then execute the bite or sting on each other, followed by their ranking of the pain results.

An onsite medic is present who monitors the health and well-being of both men and describes to viewers exactly what physical and physiological effects each bite and/or sting is creating within their bodies.

Along their journey, viewers will also be learning about the history of each animal featured and its often-uncomfortable relationship with humans.

In the Season 2 premiere, "The Scorpion King": Adam and Caveman Rob take on America's biggest and most deadly scorpions.

But their surprising result is a hugely painful wake-up call – and a new Scorpion King is crowned.
 

Manhunt: The Raoul Moat Story

Channel: BritBox
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: True Crime, Documentary

Manhunt: The Raoul Moat Story

It was a story that gripped the UK and became known as "Britain's biggest manhunt".

In July 2010, the public were glued to 24-hour rolling news coverage as police tried to track down a man who had killed one person and wounded two others in a shooting spree across the north-east of England.

This true crime documentary details how Northumbria Police tracked down 37-year-old ex-prisoner and bodybuilder Raoul Moat while he was on the run – and continually taunting them.

Discover the inside story of how one of Britain's most notorious killers evaded police in the glare of the media spotlight, complete with interviews with officers, victims' relatives and witnesses, narrated by radio and TV presenter Nicky Campbell.
 

Dragons' Den 19

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Dragons' Den 19

Budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multi-millionaires who are willing to invest their own cash.

Dragons' Den is back in business, with a brand new fire-breather taking one of the five famous chairs.

The youngest-ever Dragon, Steven Bartlett, certainly comes out fighting in his first episode, alongside familiar faces Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman and Sara Davies.

Tonight, a couple of 21st-century cheesemongers reveal they have sunk an astronomical sum of money into their new app.

Also, emotions run high as a hair technician tangles with the fearsome five.

Meanwhile, a Scottish entrepreneur presents a pint-sized gadget that he hopes will be big business.

Finally, a robotic invention sends the Dragons into a virtual world.
 

Aftershock: Everest and the Nepal Earthquake

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Documentary

Aftershock: Everest and the Nepal Earthquake

Survivors' firsthand accounts and actual footage fuel this emotional docuseries about the deadly 2015 earthquake that shook Nepal.
 

Becoming...

Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Reality

Becoming...

Becoming gives a first-person account of the journey that transgender South Africans have to go through in the process of changing their gender to the one they identify with.

While many South Africans often have to endure the challenges that come with changing one's gender on their own, the process usually affects their family and friends as well.

Becoming... will follow the lives of four trans people – Gina Sokoyi, Ramazan Ngobese, Yaya Mavundla and Gugu Kumalo - as they face many obstacles and find ways to overcome them.

The show will, without judgment, delve deeper into the psyche of being a transgender person, as well as the barriers they need to overcome in order to live as their true selves.

The show will reveal all aspects of gender transformation – from taking a closer look at the psychological impact and gender dysmorphia, to hormonal changes and the emotional impact on each individual.

In the series premiere, emotions run high for members of the cast and crew on the set of Becoming... as they remember and later pay tribute to Gina Sokoyi, one of the four transgenders, who passed away in 2020 while the show was being shot.

A resident of Welkom in the Free State, Gina worked as a junior lecturer at the Central University of Technology in her town, and she was studying towards her Master's degree in Language Practice.
 

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? 7

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? 7

Fan-favourite faces return for an all-new season of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?, which dives back into the lives of some of the franchise's most popular couples as they continue to test the waters of their relationships while navigating life in America.

The first spinoff of the 90 Day franchise, this series revisits the most memorable couples from previous seasons.

The frenzied countdown to the altar may be behind them, but the real drama has just begun to unfold.

Whether it's family tensions or cultural differences, age gaps or language barriers, these relationships experience more ups and downs than usual.

Is the honeymoon over for these couples or will they prove their love is stronger than ever?

Season 7 will feature the following six couples:

Angela, 56 (Hazlehurst, GA) and Michael, 34 (Nigeria)

With his visa issues ongoing, Michael is still in Nigeria and Angela feels he's becoming increasingly neglectful of her.

Despite their issues with it in the past, he has reactivated his social media accounts, and even gone so far as to block her, causing Angela to wonder for the first time whether he's scamming her.

Craving attention and in need of support from others, Angela starts a flirtatious friendship with a man she met online, who she considers meeting in person.

But with the approval of Michael's visa fast approaching, Angela still wants to give their marriage one last chance.

Can Angela and Michael mend their broken relationship, or will all of their baggage prove to be too much?

Elizabeth, 31 (Tampa, FL) and Andrei, 35 (Moldova)

Things are looking up for Elizabeth and Andrei.

The pair is moving up in the world: they've bought a home, Andrei is settling into work and Libby is considering a career change to pursue her lifelong passion for music.

However, tensions are mounting amidst concerns that Andrei is cutting Libby off from her family.

Andrei's relationship with her family has always been rocky, but when an unexpected - and atypical - green card interview is demanded of Andrei, the couple is left wondering if someone is trying to sabotage their happiness - and potentially get him deported.

Jovi, 31 (New Orleans, LA) and Yara, 27 (Ukraine)

While Jovi and Yara love being parents to baby Mylah, Yara is combating postpartum insecurities and their relationship has changed.

Yara is also battling a particularly tough bout of homesickness, and the couple considers a visit to Ukraine - but everything changes when the Russia-Ukraine War breaks out.

Jovi and Yara decide to go to Prague, where Yara's mother lives.

Yara is desperate to help her loved ones navigate the crisis and considers her options for bringing them over to the States.

Against a backdrop of so much turmoil, will this couple be able to find any peace?

Ed, 56 (San Diego, CA) and Liz, 29 (San Diego, CA)

Ed and Liz's journey to the altar faces roadblock after roadblock as the couple's lingering trust and control issues resurface.

To make matters more difficult, Ed's friends and family remain reluctant to welcome his new fiancée into the fold.

The couple is committed to making their relationship work and are planning engagement parties and looking for homes together.

But, between the couple's jealousy and family troubles, everyone wonders: will they or won't they walk down the aisle?

Jenny, 63 (Palm Springs, CA) and Sumit, 33 (India)

The cat's out of the bag: Jenny and Sumit are married, and the groom's family is not happy to hear it.

Sumit's relatives refuse to acknowledge their nuptials as Jenny grows more and more homesick.

With their marriage off to a rocky start, Sumit is focused on finding a way to repair his relationship with his family.

The couple is also slowly realising that their age difference may actually be affecting their relationship - their visions for married life may not be compatible.

Will Jenny and Sumit be able to find common ground, or are their lives going in separate directions?

Kim, 51 (San Diego, CA) and Usman, 33 (Nigeria)

Kim travels to Nigeria prepared to propose to Usman.

Unfortunately for her, neither partner's family seems to support the union.

Kim's son Jamal worries that she's moving too fast, while Usman's mother frets about him marrying an older woman who is not able to have children.

As her stay in Nigeria continues, Kim learns the hard way that two's company and three's a crowd as the prospect of Usman taking a second wife looms.

Adamant that she must be his first wife, Kim is frustrated by Usman's family's determination to set him up with a younger woman before she marries him.

Heated words and milkshakes fly - will Kim be able to accept Usman's family stipulations on their potential union, or is this relationship doomed to fail?
 

uThando Nes'thembu 6

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

uThando Nes'thembu 6

Follows businessman Musa Mseleku and his wives as they navigate a polygamous relationship, their family dynamic, staying true to tradition in a modern world and the sisterhood of the wives.

While the wives now maintain a loving and respectful relationship with each other, the journey to peace and harmony was not an easy one.

They each share how they felt at first being introduced into a polygamous marriage, the uncertainty and insecurity that came with the arrangement, heartbreak and eventual acceptance, contentment and forming an unshakable bond with each other.

In the Season 6 premiere: Simmering tensions bubble to the surface in the season premiere as MaCele confronts Musa on how he handles family meetings.

MaNgwabe goes home, in need of a shoulder to cry on.
 

Rose West and Myra Hindley: Their Untold Story with Trevor McDonald

Channel: BritBox
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: True Crime, Documentary

Rose West and Myra Hindley: Their Untold Story with Trevor McDonald

This true crime documentary sheds light on the time spent behind bars by two of Britain's most infamous female serial killers: Myra Hindley and Rose West.

As told by journalist Trevor McDonald, it sheds new light on what happened to them after they were locked up.

In 1995, West was found guilty of murdering 10 young women – including her own daughter – with the assistance of husband Fred West.

Decades before, Moors murderer Hindley had been convicted of similar crimes, including the killing of five children in the 1960s.

Both were incarcerated in the "Hell Wing" of HM Prison Durham alongside other dangerous female prisoners.

After the pair initially bonded, the documentary delves into their increasingly competitive relationship as they battled for the title of "jail royalty", while exploring the psychology behind their criminal behaviour.

 

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