New on TV today: Wednesday 15 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 15 Nov 2023
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Come Dine With Me South Africa 9

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality, Food

Come Dine With Me South Africa 9

Come Dine With Me South Africa returns, featuring extrovert and eccentric contestants.

The show, featuring "the good, the bad and the hungry" will continue to be narrated by the voiceover legend Dave Lamb.

The format follows four amateur chefs as they each host a three-course dinner party for the other contestants at their own home.

Competitors then rate the host's food and hosting skills at the end of each evening, with the highest-scoring chef winning R10,000 cash.

In the Season 9 premiere: Week one unfolds in Durban where middle of the road royalty crossroads with Italian tragedies.

Meet our intriguing cast of characters: Mrs giggles Lianca, Princess Valentine, boet Brad and the OCD Sanele.

Each of them are determined, but some are more prepared for the task than others.

Cleaning enthusiast Sanele is first to host.

His menu is a mix and match of traditional staples, an Italian pasta, an Indian lamb curry and a South African peppermint crisp tart.

Sanele shares an excerpt from his unpublished book about his late mother, which shifts gears down a notch until Brad's humour lifts the spirit, ensuring an unforgettable start to this culinary journey.

On night two, resident physiotherapist Lianca unveils her "Indian'ish" theme.

Kicking off the evening with a pani puri starter, she follows this with a flavourful green curry main and a jiggly delight in the form of a Thai tea-infused panacotta.

Her Bollywood boom evening gets her guests up on their feet and grooving to the rhythmic beats of a traditional Indian drumming band.

Night three unfolds with all the regal splendour you can imagine as Lady Valentine takes centre stage, promising her guests an evening fit for royalty.

She handcrafts her own pasta for a sumptuous prawn and chorizo main course, followed by a traditional Eaton Mess dessert.

But the real spectacle begins when Sanele, in all his OCD glory, requests a spotlessly clean wine glass.

Conversation takes a delightfully bizarre turn when Sanele shares his eyebrow-raising tales about the "O Bamas" and his peculiar reasons for purchasing two seats on a flight.

The grand finale is hosted by the boisterous Brad, who turns the tables with a camping-themed extravaganza.

He serves his mom's favourite starter, a self-titled chicken main, and a dessert he named 'Someone call 911'.

Brad's childlike sense of humour shows its head again with a diabolical game of evil laughs before the R10,000-winner is announced.

TVSA Show Page: Come Dine with Me South Africa 9

Luxe for Less

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 22h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement

Luxe for Less

Luxury home designer Michel Smith Boyd, whose exquisite style graces some of the most expensive homes in the US, will share clever budget hacks to achieve high-end looks for a fraction of the cost in Luxe For Less.

The series will follow Michel and his ingenious team - designer Kai Williamson, maker Anthony Elle and licensed general contractor Laura Green - as they share insider tips and creative solutions that maximize clients' cash.

By repurposing furniture, purchasing easily repairable "scratch and dent" appliances and employing savvy shopping techniques, Michel will bring upscale design within reach.

In the series premiere, "Home Fit for a Princess": Stylish parents look to stretch their dollar and ditch their dated kitchen, office, dining and living room.

Michel and his team look to create luxury design solutions to deliver a kitchen island that can seat over 10 people and an office fit for a mogul.

Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story

Channel: Disney+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Documentary Series, Sport

Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story

Witness one of the most incredible sagas in Formula 1 history, the story of Brawn GP.

Starring and hosted by Keanu Reeves, this four-part series offers exclusive first-hand insights from racing legends and highlights the drama, both on and off the track.

In 2008, Honda's racing team fell into administration, and in an unprecedented first for the sport, their rivals united and returned the team to the racetrack.

With Ross Brawn at the helm and the team rebranded as Brawn GP, all was well — until they realised they had inadvertently created a fierce competitor.

The series stars Keanu Reeves as host and executive producer, in addition to Formula 1 legends Ross Brawn, Jenson Button, Nick Fry, Rubens Barrichello and Christian Horner.

The series tells the remarkable story of how Ross Brawn, in 2009, competing in the most expensive and technologically advanced racing series on Earth, made the impossible happen.

His understaffed, underfinanced and independent team won the World Championship taking on the biggest titans of the industry - all after purchasing the team for just £1.

Go behind the scenes of this Formula 1 fairytale with the people who were there - on the track, in the garage and the boardroom - giving their own recounts of this miraculous year.

With access to the F1 archives - much of it previously unseen - this series brings you along for the ride to victory, led by British F1 driver Jenson Button and Ross Brawn.

Call the Midwife

Channel: BBC UKTV (DStv 134)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Drama, Period Drama

Call the Midwife

British period drama based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth which follows newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee and the work of midwives and the nuns of Nonnatus House, a nursing convent, coping with the medical problems in a deprived area of East London in the 1950s.

We are introduced to the community through the eyes of young nurse Jenny Lee as she arrives at Nonnatus House to live and work as a midwife alongside an Order of Nuns.

As Jenny comes to terms with her new life, we meet some phenomenal people who prove that their warmth, resilience and determination are to be admired beyond measure.

At the heart of this world are the Sisters of St Raymond Nonnatus, who have been active in the East End as Anglican nursing nuns since the beginning of the 20th century.

The Sisters and the midwives of Nonnatus House carry out many nursing duties across the community.

However, with between 80 and 100 babies being born each month in Poplar alone, their primary work is to help bring safe childbirth to women in the area and to look after their countless newborns.

TVSA Show Page: Call the Midwife

Rescued Chimpanzees of the Congo with Jane Goodall 2

Channel: Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Wildlife

Rescued Chimpanzees of the Congo with Jane Goodall 2

Filmed over a year on location at Dr. Jane Goodall's chimpanzee sanctuary in the Republic of Congo, this is the moving story of one of the most ambitious and scientifically rigorous wilderness reintroduction programs ever attempted.

A group of orphaned chimpanzees is being prepared for reintroduction into the wilderness.

It's a challenging prospect, as the chimps have no experience living in the forest, and no perception of the dangers lurking there.

With unprecedented access to the sanctuary, we follow the chimps as they bond to become a strong, cohesive group.

Their fascinating journey is interwoven with innovative scientific research, interviews with experts, including Dr. Goodall, and set against the backdrop of everyday life at the sanctuary.

The second season presents more heartwarming stories of chimps, their animal friends, and the dedicated staff preparing them for their challenging new adventure.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Path to Freedom": Sanctuary director and head vet Dr Rebeca Atencia leads a series of medical checks to ensure the release group are fit enough to go back to the wild.

The younger chimps attend forest school, and the artistic abilities of chimpanzees are explored.

An illegally kept pet monkey is discovered nearby, and Maria attempts to save a baby mandrill who has been violently attacked.

Limitless Win 2

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Game Show, Quiz Show

Limitless Win 2

Presented by duo Ant & Dec, this series features the world's first ever limitless jackpot and a money ladder that never... ever... ends.

Every question is an opportunity to climb the endless money ladder and reach the big money, but only a correct answer banks the cash.

Push their luck too far and they'll crash out of the game and lose it all.

Packed with drama, jeopardy and real emotion, it's quite literally the biggest prize ever conceived.

Two contestants (husband and wife, best friends, siblings, father and daughter) get an opportunity to change their lives forever.

Before they play for big money, they must first earn some lives.

To earn lives they face a series of quick-fire questions against the clock; each correct answer earns them five precious lives.

It's then time to face the limitless ladder.

The answer to every question is a number, the aim of the game is to get as close to the correct answer as possible... without going over.

If they go under the correct answer, they lose lives.

If they go over the correct answer, even by one, it is game over and they leave with nothing.

If they give a correct answer, they bank the last money amount passed on the limitless ladder.

They can leave the game with that money at any time by hitting the 'cash out' button.

But, if they 'crash out' before they 'cash out' they lose any money banked.

Correct answers also earn them five more crucial lives – these extra lives can change the game.

The limitless ladder has several lifelines hidden on it, these are unlocked as they climb.

These lifelines help the contestants in different ways, and some are more helpful than others.

Being close to the correct answer gets you up the ladder, but only correct answers get you rich.

The Murder Tapes 6

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Reality

The Murder Tapes 6

This series uses body-cam footage from police departments across America to tell stories from the viewpoint of the detectives themselves as they are literally solving the case.

This intimate filming technique captures every thrilling moment of a whodunnit murder investigation, all from the eyes of the detectives tasked with catching the killer.

They experience every twist and turn, every false lead, and every breakthrough alongside the detectives, until the killer is captured and sentenced.

In the Season 6 premiere, "Blood in the Snow": Noah Kinney is found shot dead in a car crashed outside a home in Akron, Ohio.

Detectives face a "whodunit" and race to find an armed killer on the loose.

Ultimately, investigators are shocked to discover video evidence that cracks the case wide open.

Matt Rife: Natural Selection

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Comedy, Special

Matt Rife: Natural Selection

From his problem with protection crystals to his beef with social media trolls, comedian Matt Rife holds nothing back in this rollicking stand-up special.

After having amassed a large social following through his viral content showcasing his quick wit and crowd work, Matt embarked on a sold-out world tour.

Now in his first Netflix comedy special, Matt leaves no topic untouched and no audience member spared.



15 Nov 2023 13:16

Bring out the balloons and confetti, Come Dine With Me SA is finally back!!! laugh

Shows Editor
15 Nov 2023 15:53

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