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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 06 Nov 2023
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Inkabi Zezwe: The Making of Ukhamba

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Music

Inkabi Zezwe: The Making of Ukhamba

This six-part series invites you on a profound cinematic journey, delving into the captivating story of two South African musical giants, Sjava and Big Zulu.

Inkabi Zezwe: The Making of Ukhamba is a heartfelt tribute to their collaboration, unveiling the intricacies of its creation, the inspiration that fuels their music, and the cultural tapestry that underpins their shared identity.

The series offers an intimate glimpse into the immersive recording process for the Inkabi Zezwe full-length album, Ukhamba.

The backdrop is Bergville, the birthplace and home of both artists.

This proximity to home ensures that their music carries the pure essence of the green hills that raised them and the people who nurtured their artistic spirits.

With Sjava's soulful Afro-Soul and African Trap melodies entwined with Big Zulu's vibrant Hip-Hop narratives, the union was a harmonious blend of genres and life experiences.

Their music is deeply rooted in love, hope and family, underpinned by a shared IsiZulu culture, forming a unique narrative.

The first single from Ukhamba, titled "Umbayimbayi," heralded the beginning of the musical voyage for Inkabi Zezwe.
 

Alive

Channel: CBS Reality (DStv 132 / StarSat 170)
TX Time: 07h40
Genre: Documentary Series

Alive

Alive explores disasters that grabbed global headlines for weeks, months and even years.

This show tells the story from the perspective of several separate survivors who had the smarts and the raw human instinct to survive.

Each hour-long episode features interviews with survivors from the same disaster, each subject telling their complete story of survival from the peaceful moments beforehand to the arrival of the disaster and their triumphant survival.

The stories are deeply personal, emotional accounts of an adventure - sometimes only a few hours in length - that changed the course of their lives in the aftermath.
 

Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week

Channel: BBC UKTV (DStv 134)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Adventure

Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week

An ultimate endurance challenge as some of the UK's fittest men and women are pushed beyond their mental and physical limits by battle-hardened veterans from the world's toughest special forces.

Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff presents as 29 of the fittest men and women from all over the UK face the ultimate endurance challenge.

Over the course of 12 days, the 'recruits' are pushed beyond their physical and mental limits by battle-hardened veterans from the world's toughest special forces, from the Navy Seals to the British SAS.

Based on the special forces' selection methods, every 48 hours the recruits are put through a set of challenges, each one designed to break them down and every one more difficult than the last.

In the end there can only be one winner of Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week.

In the series premiere: The 29 recruits meet Ray and Woodie, two former members of the US Navy Seals, who are about to put them through a beasting or 'breakout' - four hours of PT amidst continuous cold water hosing.

And that's just the start.

So begins two days of hell at the hands of our battle-hardened Navy Seals.

Who of our 29 recruits will survive and who will be sent home?
 

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries 2

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Period Drama, Police Procedural

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries 2

In 1964, the gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher is rocketed from a lonely, dissatisfying small-town life into a career as a fearless investigator, supported by a coterie of remarkable women who help her follow in the footsteps of her famous Aunt Phryne.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is based on the novels of Australian author Kerry Greenwood.

The lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit.

Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, the thoroughly modern heroine makes sure she enjoys every moment of her lucky life.

This lush take on the traditional crime drama explores the fascinating and varied sub cultures of 1920s 'between-the-wars' Melbourne.

From the shadowy lanes of the city to the halls of academia, from high-class brothels to haute couture, she defends the innocent and juggles admirers with her usual panache, all the while keeping up her delicious dance around Detective Inspector Jack Robinson.
 

Celebrity True Crime Story

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 14h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Celebrity True Crime Story

This series explores celebrity cases where notoriety and fame turn fatal.

Each episode unravels the mystery and the motives behind the crimes; revealing a dark side to being in the public eye when betrayal, jealousy and greed lead to tragedy.

In the eight episode series, Grammy Award-winning artist Monica, who knows firsthand what being in the spotlight can bring, explores celebrity cases where notoriety and fame turn fatal.

Each episode unravels the mystery and the motives behind the crimes; revealing a dark side to being in the public eye when betrayal, jealousy, and greed lead to tragedy.

Cases featured this season include the murder of NBA player Lorenzen Wright and the investigation of his shocking death; hip-hop artist on the rise Young Greatness, who was gunned down under mysterious circumstances in his hometown of New Orleans; a runway model found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool; and a popular Chicago radio personality targeted by someone nobody could expect.

In the series premniere, "The Basketball Wife Nightmare": Former NBA star Lorenzen Wright was reported missing in Memphis.

Several days later, police discovered his bullet-ridden body deep in the woods.

Was the motive money? Revenge? A crime of passion? What happened to this hometown hoops hero?
 

Phrogging: Hider in My House

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h05
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Phrogging: Hider in My House

Have you ever had a feeling that you are not alone... that you are being watched in your own home?

This series will have you jumping out of your skin and calling your friends and family.

The stranger-than-fiction true crime thriller explores the phenomenon of phrogging - people secretly living inside someone else's home.

From the man in the attic to the creeper in the crawl space, each episode features two first-hand accounts of survivors sharing the most skin crawling, twisted, and truly terrifying stories imaginable.

In the series premiere, "Bump in the Night": Brittany Campbell blames her husband James when stuff goes missing, but she doesn't know a stranger living inside their home plans to use the couple in medical experiments.

Also, when Madisyn Gidrey's clothes disappear, friends tease that it's all in her mind - but it's not funny when a handprint appears on her mirror.

What is phrogging? And is it an urban legend or real-life crime?
 

Moving Houses 2

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176 / Openview 113)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Reality, Home Improvement

Moving Houses 2

Join Clarke Gayford as he follows daring Kiwis on the ultimate reno recycling project — moving must-have homes to picture-perfect New Zealand destinations.

With a breathtaking combination of science and engineering, and jaw-dropping home renovation and design, each episode showcases a single action-packed move.

It's a dramatic journey as charming cottages, historic villas, and sleek designer pads are uprooted, chain-sawed into pieces, and trucked through some of the country's trickiest terrain.

It takes nerves of steel and state-of-the-art technology to guide these oversize loads down narrow roads, under drooping powerlines, and around tight corners — all in the dead of night.

And with homeowners' dreams and assets literally on the line, the crew is determined to complete their mammoth mission before sun-up.

Featuring impossible deadlines, impassable roads, and inspiring human stories, it's the ultimate off-road home renovation adventure from the makers of Grand Designs New Zealand.

In the Season 2 premiere: Becky, Dean and their sons have gone all in with a two storey bungalow for their holiday home.

Will it survive being chopped into five pieces for the drive north from Auckland?
 

Home Again with the Fords

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 15h50
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement

Home Again with the Fords

Pittsburgh natives Leanne and Steve Ford will help families returning to their "Steel City" roots get fresh, modern home renovations in Home Again with the Fords.

The seven-episode series will follow Leanne, an interior designer, and Steve, a licensed contractor, as they update old homes for clients who love the duo's imaginative style.

The siblings, who starred in the HGTV hit series Restored by the Fords, will again showcase their boundless creativity in every home renovation.

From adding customised steel details that honour a family's history in the local industry to restoring special items from childhood homes, the Fords will delight homeowners with every meaningful design twist.

Throughout the series, Leanne and Steve will address their clients' desired home updates, while honouring the properties' original charm.

In the series premiere, "Paris in Pittsburgh": A boomerang couple not only moved back to their old neighbourhood in Franklin Park, they bought the house she used to daydream about as a teenager.

Now, they hope that Leanne and Steve can bring this cool '70s home into the modern era.
 

Accident, Suicide or Murder 4

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Accident, Suicide or Murder 4

This true crime series takes you through the stunning twists and turns of real-life cases involving suspicious deaths.

At the heart of each case is a pressing question: was the victim's demise the result of an accident, suicide, or possibly murder?

Each hour-long episode retraces the investigation from start to finish, taking you through the twists and turns of these shocking cases, from dissecting the red flags to the undeniable evidence, and strange behaviour that put the tragedy in question.

With the families fighting for justice and the detectives on the case determined to find the truth, motives will be exposed and justice will be served as the families finally find out what caused the death of their loved ones.

In the Season 4 premiere, "The Big Shot": When a late-night party in the home of a celebrity basketball player turns deadly, a curious web of lies leads detectives on a rocky road to the truth to find justice for the unlikely victim.
 

Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet 12

Channel: Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality, Wildlife

Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet 12

Every day is a new challenge for Dr. Michelle Oakley, the only all-species vet for hundreds of miles in the Yukon.

Whether wrestling bison, tracking ibex in the mountains, performing surgery on a bear, or braving frozen landscapes to return lynx to the wild, Dr. Oakley will do whatever it takes to keep the animals in her charge safe and healthy.

In the Season 12 premiere, "Not My First Rodeo": Dr. Oakley lassos a calf at an old school cattle roundup.

Later, she shears an overgrown sheep and treats a dog that was kicked by a horse.
 

The Cube 6

Channel: BBC UKTV (DStv 134)
TX Time: 16h20
Genre: Game Show

The Cube 6

Welcome to The Cube - a format in which just seven simple physical and mental challenges stand between the contestant and £250,000.

The challenges appear to be easy, but games become fraught with extraordinary pressure and tension when played inside The Cube.

'The Body', the mysterious master of The Cube, shows each contestant that every challenge is possible - but it's not easy when you are in there, under the spotlight...

Tasks include Trajectory, Equilibrium, Shatter, Contact, Memorise - and none are simple once inside this high-pressure claustrophobic world.

The Cube offers two life-lines - one is to Simplify a challenge and the other is Trial Run, where the contestant gets to try the challenge before committing to gamble their winnings on completing it for real.

Do you have the skill, strength and nerve to keep mind and body focused and beat The Cube?

 

Actors in this post: Jabulani Hadebe



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