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New on TV today: Saturday 27 January 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 27 Jan 2024
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Time Bomb: The Incredible Story of Phillip Ndou

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Sport

Time Bomb: The Incredible Story of Phillip Ndou

A sports documentary journey through time, tracing the life and career of one of South Africa's greatest boxing talents, Phillip Ndou.

From the very beginning, Phillip's life was set to be extraordinary.

Born on the side of a road, this set the pace for a life where the odds were constantly stacked against him.

His fight to the top of the boxing world, and notably his bout against the legendary Floyd Mayweather, is just part of the intricate fabric of his life.

The episodes delve deep, not just into the high adrenaline world of boxing, but more into Phillip's personal battles, dreams, regrets and his mission to inspire the next generation of sports enthusiasts in Africa.

This is not just the story of a sportsman. It's the journey of a son, a father, a partner, and above all, a champion.

Time Bomb: The Incredible Story of Phillip Ndou paints an intimate portrait of his life's highs and lows.
 

Three Days to Live

Channel: CBS Justice (DStv 170 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama

Three Days to Live

It's a story that dominates the headlines all too often - every hour a woman is taken, and the chances of finding her alive diminish greatly if she is not found within 72 hours of her disappearance.

Three Days to Live delves into the crucial days immediately following a harrowing abduction with vivid, visceral recreations and compelling first-hand interviews from authorities and loved ones.

News correspondent SuChin Pak narrates the series, taking you through the twists and turns of each tormenting case.

From a young girl who is taken by a group of masked men, and held at ransom after answering a knock at the door, to a suburban South Carolina wife and mother who never returned home after a holiday shopping spree, each mystery is unraveled, and viewers will witness justice being served, no matter the outcome.

In the series premiere, "Teri Jendusa Nicolai": 911 dispatch receives an alarming call from a missing woman trapped in the trunk of a car; her life, and those of her two young daughters are in danger.

Investigators work around the clock to locate them before time runs out.
 

Baked in Tradition

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 16h05
Genre: Food

Baked in Tradition

Baker Bryan Ford explores the techniques and traditions behind New York City's best baked goods, and how the city's diverse cultures put their own twists on simple ingredients to bring family and friends together, every time.

In the series premiere, "The Flaky Pastry Searching for the Perfect Flake": On a mission to learn why flaky pastries are the most sought-after treats worldwide, Bryan takes a deep dive into one-of-a-kind croissants, traditional Greek Spanakopita and his own Mardi Gras-inspired, Argentine Medialuna.

In the second episode of the weekend double bill, "Shareable Flatbread": Bryan talks iconic flatbreads and how they bring people together in cultures near and far.
 

Doctor Slump

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: K-Drama

Doctor Slump

Once rivals in school, two brilliant doctors reunite by chance — each facing life's worst slump and unexpectedly finding solace in each other.
 

Laugh in Your Language

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h55
Genre: Comedy

Laugh in Your Language

Comedy showcase by some of the best local comedians in the business... with a twist: they will all be doing their sets in their native language.

The series was recorded live at Parker's Comedy and Jive at Montecasino from 24-26 October 2018 and airs as eight weekly, half-hour specials.

The show features Nguni night, Afrikaans night and English night, with comedians including Lihle Msimang, John Vlismas, Simphiwe Shembe, Siya Seya, Jay Boogie, Casper De Vries, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Hannes Brümmer, Robby Collins, Donovan Goliath, Deep Fried Man and more.

 



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