New on TV today: Saturday 6 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 May 2023
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The Coronation of King Charles III

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 08h30 (live)
Genre: Special

The Coronation of King Charles III

A live broadcast that will cover all of the ceremonial events as they unfold throughout the day, from the early military movements to the formal processions in the lead up to the Westminster Abbey service.

In Westminster Abbey, thousands of guests from the UK and around the world will gather, including politicians past and present, faith leaders, The King and Queen Consort's patronages and members of the royal family.

With the arrival of The King and The Queen Consort, the BBC will capture the unique coronation service in all its majesty.

The architectural splendour of The Abbey will be a breathtaking backdrop to the words and music of the Order of the Service.

The day will continue with the return procession to Buckingham Palace.

As the royal family are received at The Mall, the BBC will capture the moment that the nation welcomes its newly crowned monarchs before the events culminate in the balcony appearance.

King Charles III: The Coronation

Channel: BritBox
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Special

King Charles III: The Coronation

A live streamed special programme produced by ITN and hosted by Tom Bradby and Julie Etchingham, giving viewers a front row seat at the historic event.

This will be broadcast from Canada Gate, London, with the iconic Buckingham Palace balcony as the backdrop.

After the live coverage ends, audiences will be able to watch the entire programme on demand, plus a special one-hour highlights show, available soon after the live programme concludes.

The Coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey, London and the service, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, will reflect the British Monarch's role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.

Charles R: The Making of a Monarch

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

Charles R: The Making of a Monarch

This 60-minute documentary tells the story of King Charles III's more than seven decades as heir to the throne.

During that period, every step of Charles' life was captured on camera and his words recorded: from newsreel to home movies from interviews to documentaries - both about him and by him.

This documentary brings together a wealth of material, much rarely seen or unseen.

The result is an immersive and revealing retrospective in which we hear Charles talk, from the age of 20 through to the present day, about the key experiences in his life and the people and events that shaped how he saw his role.

He reflects on his formative years from life at home with his family, his singular education, early experiences as a fledgling working royal, his time in the military and the roots of the many passions and causes that have been a feature of his time as Prince of Wales.

As heir to the throne, Charles was aware from an early age not just of the responsibilities that came with the role but the challenge of defining it.

This film reveals his own perspective as Charles championed the causes close to his heart.

It sheds light on how his own character and personality have informed and how his role has evolved; long lost audio recordings reveal the Prince on many topics from the role of monarchy to his early initiations into public service.

Through a treasure chest of sources, Charles R: The Making of a Monarch brings into focus the real personality of the man behind the Crown.

Sing for The King: The Search for The Coronation Choir

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary

Sing for The King: The Search for The Coronation Choir

Across the four corners of Britain, on stages and behind closed doors, hundreds of communities, friends, neighbours and colleagues are getting together to experience the power, joy and togetherness singing in a choir brings.

As the nation prepares for the coronation of King Charles III, a very special choir is given the once-in-a-lifetime chance to sing their hearts out for the King and Queen Consort and the millions watching around the world at the coronation concert in Windsor Castle.

The choir is made up of singing groups of all shapes and sizes; ordinary people who are passionate about the power of song to bring together their communities.

Ready to roll up their sleeves and put the choirs through their paces are celebrity mentors Gareth Malone, Motsi Mabuse, Amanda Holden and Rose Ayling-Ellis.

Lifers: Behind Bars

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 15h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Lifers: Behind Bars

This documentary series shows what it is like to serve a long-term prison sentence in Britain, from the moment of sentencing through to release.

Filmed over a year with unprecedented access to jails including HMP Shotts, Scotland's only prison exclusively for long-term offenders, we meet men convicted of murder and serving mandatory life sentences.

They speak candidly about their crimes, their struggles in prison, and their remorse – or lack of it.


Episode 1 follows newly-convicted killers from sentencing at court through the system as they are helped to face up to years behind bars.

These 'lifers' speak candidly about their crimes, their struggles in prison, and their remorse – or lack of it.

Violent Men

Episode two reveals the day-to-day reality for some of the five hundred men in HMP Shotts, Scotland's only prison exclusively for long-term offenders, who combined are serving well over 4,000 years in custody.

Secrets of the Jurassic Dinosaurs

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Mystery, Wildlife

Secrets of the Jurassic Dinosaurs

Liz Bonnin joins an international team of palaeontologists in the remote badlands of Wyoming as they investigate a mysterious dinosaur graveyard.

Packed with over a dozen skeletons, including predators such as the fearsome Allosaurus and iconic giants like Diplodocus, as well as fossilised plants and footprints, the site is a treasure trove that is helping to change the way we think about the Jurassic – the golden age of dinosaurs.

The astonishing evidence also helps the team to answer why so many dinosaurs came here and what killed them in such great numbers 150-million years ago.

Houses with History 2

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Reality

Houses with History 2

HGTV will take a fresh look at the fascinating backstories of America's oldest homes in this renovation series.

In each episode, home preservationist and history buff Mike Lemieux, carpenter Rich Soares and designer Jen Macdonald will team up to save centuries-old properties in and around Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Along the way, they will share the homes' fascinating origins and renovation stories.

In the Season 2 premiere, "The One with Mark Twain": The premiere episode will feature the restoration and renovation of an 1800's historic home in Fairhaven that was originally a potting shed on the Henry Huttleston Rogers estate.

The property has a vibrant history associated with its original oil tycoon owner who was a close associate of John D. Rockefeller, benefactor of Helen Keller, and friend of Mark Twain.

The new owners love the home's charming character including unique windows and original hand-carved woodwork, but they will task Mike, Rich and Jen to incorporate modern functionality and design in the kitchen, living spaces and main suite in order to make it their own.

17th Metro FM Music Awards

Channel: SABC1 | SABC+
TX Time: 19h30 | 20h00
Genre: Awards

The 2023 Metro FM Music Awards broadcast live on SABC1 with a live stream on SABC+ and will deliver awards in 15 categories including Best Duo/Group, Best New Artist and Best Music Video, with nominations for DJ Tira, AKA, Costa Titch, Wanitwa Mos and K.O. in this latter category.

K.O. leads the nominations with a total of seven, followed by Sjava and the late AKA with six each.

The ceremony takes place at the Mbombela Stadium in Mbombela, Mpumalanga and will be hosted by Lerato Kganyago and Katlego Maboe.

Performers include Musa Keys, Nasty C, Nomfundo Moh and Mafikizolo.

The Black Carpet build-up starts at 19h30 and the ceremony airs at 20h00.

1 Comment

07 May 2023 12:01

I missed The Coronation thankfully. devil

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