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New on TV today: Sunday 28 January 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 28 Jan 2024
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Summertide

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Drama

Summertide

South African drama series which tells the story of a marine biologist who moves to an idyllic seaside town after the death of his wife to start a penguin rehabilitation centre.

Marine biologist and father of two children, Martin Field (Frank Rautenbach), moves to the False Bay area to get away from a big secret – the death of his wife Julia (Amalia Uys).

There he starts a marine conservation trust for False Bay – but life isn't as simple as it seems.

The series explores the lives of the Field family and the interesting characters who cross their paths – each one with their own secrets and desires.

We meet Martin's mom Wilma (Terry Norton) and dad Jack Field (André Jacobs) – a retired naval commander who runs his household like a military operation.

Martin's children Tristan (Jan Combrink) and Lucy (Evangeline Hallock) must cope with the loss of a parent and moving to a new town on top of the usual stresses of high school.

Martin's youngest brother, Gavin (Ty Keogh), is a retired pro surfer who's running a small custom surfboard business and lives a carefree life of promiscuity.

Then there's Rebecca Solomons (Monique Rockman), who worked as a famous Michelin star chef in New York and was Martin's first love - but is currently dating Gavin.

Summertide is produced by Red Letter Day Pictures.

TVSA Show Page: Summertide
 

Life with Moshe

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Life with Moshe

TV personality Moshe Ndiki embarks on a transformational chapter of his life in this 10-part reality series.

Moshe's story goes beyond the ordinary.

As a black, gay man choosing the path of surrogacy to start his family, his decision challenges the dilemma of modern parenting pitted against traditional customs.

With the surrogate well into their pregnancy, Moshe's life is on the brink of an emotional transformation.

From the joys of expecting twin boys to the complicated balance of his demanding showbiz career and deeply rooted family ties, Moshe plans to deliver hope, joy and determination.

The show raises questions about Moshe's story: How does this form of parenting work? And how will traditional lineage and ancestral connection customs play out in this scenario?

Moshe navigates therapy and seeks guidance from his ever-supportive mother, and has close friends who stand by him through thick and thin.
 

The Curious Case of Natalia Grace 2: Natalia Speaks

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

The Curious Case of Natalia Grace 2: Natalia Speaks

Picking up where the shocking finale of The Curious Case of Natalia Grace left off, Natalia Speaks dives headfirst into the questions, controversies and secrets unearthed in the first instalment.

But this time, Natalia shares her side of the story...

The six-part docuseries will also showcase an extensive, emotional sit-down between Natalia and her adoptive father, Michael Barnett, as they sit face-to-face for the first time and come to terms with the accusations that have been thrown around in both directions.

Natalia Speaks retraces her adoption saga and the Barnett's allegations from Natalia's perspective, offering insight into what really went on behind closed doors in the Barnett's home and how much truth there actually is to their claim Natalia was not a six-year-old Ukrainian orphan with a rare genetic disorder, but rather a homicidal adult intent on harming them and their children.

Natalia Speaks also features previously unseen evidence and footage, as well as new theories and testimony from an array of voices.

These include the retired FBI agents who initially investigated Natalia's case, genetic experts who helped determine Natalia's actual age, and the Tippecanoe County Deputy Prosecutor Jackie Starbuck who prosecuted Michael in his October 2022 trial.

In addition, the docuseries sheds light on Natalia's next chapter, offering a portrait of her life with her new adoptive family and exclusive interviews with her adoptive parents, Bishop Antown and Christina Manns.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Age, Rage & The Big Lie": Natalia tries to fill the missing pieces of her life by learning the truth about her age.

Shocking new information exposes the Bennett's lies.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "For The Love of Money": In an explosive confrontation, Natalia demands answers from Michael about their motivations for adopting her.

Also, law enforcement officials speak out.
 

Nisboere 8

Channel: VIA (DStv 147)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Documentary Series, Advertiser-Funded, Afrikaans

Nisboere 8

Meet farmers who cultivate interesting crops such as lavender, olives and exotic mushrooms, as well as breeders of miniature horses in this agriculture-focused series.

The show visits farmers across South Africa to shine the spotlight on their dynamic farms, niche crops and products.

The presenters are Corné Liebenberg and Phillip Venter.
 

Britain's Got Talent 14

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Variety

Britain's Got Talent 14

Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams return as judges while presenting duo Ant and Dec are back as hosts as the search for the most exciting talent around gets under way.

Once again, all the judges and Ant and Dec will have the chance to put one contestant straight through to the live semi-finals as their Golden Buzzer act, taking them one step closer to achieving their dream of being crowned the BGT winner.

Winning the series will secure the prize of a £250,000 and the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.

Now in its 14th season, the talent extravaganza is back with even more amazing, surprising and jaw-dropping acts, all vying to impress the judges and secure their place in the live semi-finals, which will be taking place later in the year.
 

I Blew It 6

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Documentary Series

I Blew It 6

Takes a look into the lives of South Africans who received an unexpected windfall, and in an instant, blew it all.

This sometimes-humorous, often tragic documentary series, takes a deep look into the psyche of ordinary South Africans and how they've acted when presented wealth beyond their wildest dreams.

I Blew It explores the heady intoxication of life with no monetary restrictions, and the sudden change in relationships and family dynamics.

This show is not just about the highs of newfound wealth but also the humbling reality of losing it all.

While we are among the world's most enthusiastic dreamers, we often fall short when it comes to financial savviness.

Each episode explores the lives of ordinary people who've experienced extraordinary financial twists of fate.

From the exciting freedom of limitless spending to the harsh reality of disappearing fortunes, the show paints a picture of life's unpredictability.

The stories shared are relatable, occasionally humorous, shocking and educational.

In the Season 6 premiere: After his father's passing, a man receives pension payouts from his father's estate.

He blows his money on trips to Bloemfontein with friends and women and leaves his cousin with a bucket of fried chicken.

 

Shows in this post: Summertide



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