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New on TV today: Monday 22 January 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 22 Jan 2024
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Ten Pound Poms

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Drama, Period Drama, Miniseries

Ten Pound Poms

The six-part series follows a group of Brits as they leave dreary post-war Britain in 1956 to embark on a life-altering adventure on the other side of the world.

For only a tenner, they have been promised a better house, better job prospects and a better quality of life by the sea in sun-soaked Australia.

But life down under isn't exactly the idyllic dream the new arrivals have been promised.

Struggling with their new identity as immigrants, we follow their triumphs and pitfalls as they adapt to a new life in a new country, far from Britain and familiarity.

At the heart of the drama are Annie and Terry Roberts.

They try to make the best of the situation for their family, but the poor living conditions at the migrant hostel and local attitudes towards immigrants test them in ways they couldn't have imagined.

They aren't the only people at the hostel avoiding the truth.

Kate is a young nurse who arrives without her fiancé and will do whatever it takes to try and rewrite her devastating past.

Bill has lost his family business back home and is so desperate to prove he's living the Australian dream that he'll stop at nothing in order to get a lifestyle he can't sustain.

Teenager Stevie comes from a troubled background and hopes to use this new adventure to escape his oppressive father.

Meanwhile, Ron, an Indigenous Australian war veteran, struggles with feeling like an outsider in his own country.

In the series premiere: In dreary postwar Manchester, Annie Roberts is at her wits' end when husband Terry spends all his wages down the pub.

Desperate for a better life for her children, Annie responds to an emigration advert that promises Brits a prosperous new life in Australia for a tenner.

Expecting whitewashed houses and sun-soaked adventures, the Roberts family arrive in Sydney to find life down under isn't quite what they've been sold.
 

A Taste of the Country

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176 / Openview 113)
TX Time: 10h00
Genre: Food

A Taste of the Country

Meet Julius Roberts, an ex-chef who swapped the city life for a simple smallholding in Dorset.

A Taste of the Country gives us a glimpse into his first summer on a journey to self-sufficiency.

Watch Julius raise goats, garden, and grow and make delicious food alongside friends and family (both two legged and four legged).

This is your taste of the Dorset countryside, from the comfort of your sofa.
 

Transplant 4

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Medical Drama

Transplant 4

Final season!

Transplant follows the story of Dr. Bashir "Bash" Hamed, a talented doctor and Syrian refugee, who fled his war-torn country with his younger sister Amira for a fresh start in Canada.

Season 4 finds Bash on the precipice of finishing his residency at York Memorial.

His future uncertain once again, Bash and his sister Amira are Canadian citizens now, but still trying, with everything they have, to build a life in their adopted country.

Coming off the dramatic conclusion to Season 3, the team at York Memorial continue to face big, emotional questions about who they are and where they belong.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Crete": Bash and Mags team up to save a John and Jane Doe found in the woods.

A fully qualified surgeon now, June sees her old mentor in a new light.

Suspended from the hospital, Theo longs for the action while treating patients virtually.

Devi makes a budget cut decision, which will have major consequences for the Emergency Department.
 

Location, Location, Location 26

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 09h00
Genre: Reality

Location, Location, Location 26

Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer return and this time the challenge ahead of them is tougher than ever.

Britain's choosiest home hunters are looking for just the right spot, and expert realtors Kirstie and Phil are up for the challenge.

They will help these house hunters secure the right home in their desired location.

Searching all over the UK, they'll take on the unpredictable housing market – from the rural countryside of Cheshire to the super speedy London market.

No matter how small the budget or how big the expectations, Kirstie and Phil are on hand to match these hopeful house hunters with their dream homes.

In the Season 26 premiere, "Harrogate & Leeds": The property duo search Leeds and the Yorkshire Dales looking for places to buy for Charley and Hayley and Kate.

 

Channels in this post: M-Net, The Home Channel, Universal TV



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