New on TV today: Friday 8 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 08 Dec 2023
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The Mission

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

The Mission

In 2018, a shocking event made headlines around the world: a young American missionary, John Chau, was killed by arrows while attempting to contact one of the world's most isolated Indigenous peoples on remote North Sentinel Island.

This documentary uncovers the gripping story beyond the headlines.

Through exclusive interviews and with unprecedented access to Chau's secret plans, personal diaries and video archives, The Mission examines the mythology of exploration that inspired him, the evangelical community that supported his quest, and reveals his own father's heartbreak as Chau's youthful thirst for adventure became a fatal obsession.

Contradictory and divided reactions from the public and even within his own family reveal a deeper understanding of the real John Chau – a young man with an adventurous spirit and a singular obsession.

Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? 7

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

Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? 7

Following ID's recently released Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? podcast, viewers rallied for the original series to return.

Now the series is back with 10 new episodes featuring some of the most jaw-dropping stories of happily ever after gone terribly wrong.

Over the course of six seasons on ID, Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? brought shocking stories of some of the most manipulative and dangerous individuals who used their charm to cheat, steal and lure unsuspecting victims into romantic relationships, ultimately leaving a wake of devastation... and sometimes even death.

The new season will pick up where the series left off.

Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? returns with even more accounts of individuals who found themselves ensnared in once happy unions turned completely upside down by a dark side they never thought their partner could have.

In the Season 7 premiere, "Duty, Honor, Deception": Devoted Army wife Kris Johnson thought her marriage to Colonel Jim Johnson, a decorated military officer, was a loving and incredible partnership.

She had supported him through his rise in the military, and together they had built a beautiful home and family.

However, what should have been a simple, celebratory New Year's Eve weekend with house guests, causes Kris to realise that her husband has not only been deceiving her and her family, but the US military as well.

Wheeler Dealers 11

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)
TX Time: 15h10
Genre: Reality, Motoring, Reality Makeover

Wheeler Dealers 11

Experienced car dealer, Mike Brewer, is joined by multi-talented mechanic, Ant Anstead, in a monumental motoring mission: to find and restore iconic cars to later sell for a profit at their LA-based shop.

In the series, Mike has the challenging job of finding vehicles that have money-making potential. He then hands them over to Ant, who tackles everything from bare metal re-sprays to gearbox swaps to bring them back to their former glory.

From the sunny beaches of southern California to the coldest edges of Maine, the series scours the US from coast-to-coast for the best vehicles to buy, restore, test and sell for a tidy profit.

What treasures will the guys find and flip on their epic adventures?

In the Season 11 premiere, "Ford Fiesta XR2": Mike decides to go back to the '80s and bags a bargain example of one of his dream cars - but can they only spend £1,000 on repairs to ensure a profit?



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