New on TV today: Sunday 8 October

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 08 Oct 2023
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Fiks of Niks

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Reality, Lifestyle, Advertiser-Funded, Afrikaans

Fiks of Niks

Six contestants are going to show what it takes to change your life as they take on the challenge - each for their own reasons.

It took the contestants a holistic path of nine months to make these changes to their lives, all whilst running their own busy schedules as well.

They had to follow diets, exercise, say no to temptation and had to face the setback of injuries.

Henck Conrey (36) runs several businesses and is the presenter of Vat jou Goed en Trek.

He was asked by Men's Health magazine to be on the cover of their January 2024 issue, so Henck asked for help to get ready for the photo session.

Lizahn Bester (35) has been married for eight years, but is struggling to fall pregnant.

A fertility doctor finds that she has endometriosis and that she requires surgery, but the doctor advises her to lose weight as it might be a hinderance during the fertility process.

Ellenie Marais (52) was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago and underwent a double mastectomy.

She has picked up more that 30kg since then and feels it is time to take her life back by losing the weight and going for breast reconstruction surgery.

Rhona Ferreira (68) was involved in a car accident in 2019 that left her paralyzed from the waist down.

She used to be a highly active person who loved playing sport, so she embarks on this journey to gain strength for a tennis tournament.

Nomvula Rakolote (46) is a businesswoman, mother and wife.

As the CEO of a big corporation and a published author, she finds herself engrossed with her career and her family.

She does however feel she needs to lose weight to be healthier and undertakes the journey to show that you can have it all.

Bombing Pompeii

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary, History

Bombing Pompeii

Pompeii. The world's most astonishing historical time capsule.

Once a vibrant and sprawling Roman town, it was buried under ash and rock for centuries following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

But the town was almost destroyed a second time – during WW2.

Alien Abduction: Travis Walton

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Documentary, Paranormal

Alien Abduction: Travis Walton

On 5 November, 1975, a seven-person logging crew were driving home after a long workday in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest when they suddenly encountered a UFO.

One of the men, 22-year-old Travis Walton, got out of the truck to investigate.

His crewmates were horrified when they witnessed a bolt of blue light flash from the alien ship and knock Travis to the forest floor.

Fearing Travis dead, the crewmates fled back to town and called the sheriff.

When a search of the area turned up no sign of Travis, puzzling questions arose.

Was Travis truly abducted by aliens? Did his coworkers murder Travis or have something to do with his disappearance and concoct the UFO story to cover their tracks?

The six crewmen passed polygraph examinations, but rumours persisted.

The Walton story became an international media sensation and pushed the residents of rural Snowflake, Arizona, to the brink.

Years later, the film Fire in the Sky brought awareness of the story to a whole new group of UFO investigators.

They uncovered physical evidence that may prove alien visitation of planet Earth.

Botched 8

Channel: E! (DStv 124)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Botched 8

In the multi-billion dollar world of plastic surgery, beauty is in the eye of the beholder... or is it?

For some patients, their quest for ultimate perfection ends in disastrous results.

Doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow are tasked with some of the most difficult operations of their careers when they try to reverse the effects of horrendous plastic surgeries.

From heartbreaking to jaw-dropping, the doctors once again take on life-changing surgeries with patients who have not only been "botched" by bad plastic surgery, but have experienced harrowing physical trauma from inexplicable genetic defects and nightmare-inducing accidents.

In a fresh new office this season, the doctors consult with a series of hopeful patients as they unveil catastrophic trauma due to past surgeries gone wrong, birth defects and horrific accidents.

Some of the patients this season include:

A woman loses weight and goes under the knife for a routine tummy tuck after losing her husband in a freak work accident. She experiences a disastrous infection that nearly kills her and leaves her stomach deformed.

A patient with a rare condition that left her intestines on the outside of her body had five different surgeries as an infant. Though her original doctors saved her life, she was left with a stomach full of lumps and scars.

A patient who stepped on a nail as a child experienced a painful skin graft procedure, leaving a growth on her foot that she calls a "little bum".

A woman with an aggressive form of skin cancer went through a 10-hour procedure that left a substantial hole in her face. As a result, she has been forced to wear a prosthetic and struggles to look in the mirror.

A dog bite victim who lost the entire tip of her nose became depressed after enduring 20 separate unsuccessful surgeries to correct her face.

In the Season 8 premiere, "Wheel of Misfortune": A widow who almost died three times while healing from her tummy tuck seeks Dr. Dubrow's expertise in getting rid of what she calls Vagina Island.

Also, a woman bullied because of her "pig nose" hopes Dr. Nassif can make her a tip.


Actors in this post: Terry Dubrow


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