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New on TV today: Friday 12 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 12 Apr 2024
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How to Manifest a Man

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

How to Manifest a Man

Drama series which revolves around a woman in a loveless marriage who decides to reshape her spouse into the ideal partner when he suffers memory loss.

The series poses the question: can you find the perfect man, or do you have to take matters into your own hands to create the man of your dreams?

In a world where finding the perfect partner seems impossible, How to Manifest a Man challenges the notion that love is purely a matter of chance.

This story revolves around Dudu (Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa), who is in an unhappy marriage, and she decides to take fate into her own hands after her husband, Simphiwe (Mnqobi Kunene), loses his memory.

Determined to reshape him into the ideal partner, Dudu embarks on a journey to mould him into the devoted man of her fantasies.

Her four points to achieving this are:

1. Erase the Past
2. Lie About the Future
3. Make Him Want Only You
4. Love Him with Everything You Have

Little does she know that Simphiwe's tendency for straying may prove unshakable, and Dudu must fight tooth and nail to hold onto the love she has painstakingly recreated.

However, as Dudu's one crime of passion unfolds, a web of complications emerges, including a determined detective, a relentless lover and a blackmailing witness.

And just when things couldn't get any worse, Dudu's own brother Sam Jnr Ngonyama (Lebo Msiza) plots to protect her from her own obsession.

The series also stars Gaisang Noge as Ntombi, Simphiwe's lover; Lucia Mthiyane as Dudu's mother Felicia; Peter Sephuma as Sam Snr Ngonyama and Nomcebo Gumede as Ntombi's best friend Zama.

Also in the cast are Kabelo Mashika in the role of Bafana and Aluve Mjali as Detective Sipho Ndlovu.

TVSA Show Page: How to Manifest a Man
 

Franklin

Channel: Apple TV+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Biopic, Drama, Period Drama, Miniseries

Franklin

In December 1776, Benjamin Franklin is world famous for his electrical experiments.

But his passion and power are put to the test when he embarks on a secret mission to France — with the fate of American independence hanging in the balance.

Michael Douglas stars in the title role.
 

Ancient Bodies: Secrets Revealed

Channel: National Geographic Channel (DStv 181 / StarSat 220)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary Series, Technology, History, Mystery, Docu-Drama

Ancient Bodies: Secrets Revealed

Through ancient tales, modern science and the current guardians of the bodies, Ancient Bodies: Secrets Revealed pieces together an understanding of who these people were and how they died and remained preserved for us to learn from today.

Combining age-old mysteries with cutting-edge archaeology, Ancient Bodies: Secrets Revealed calls on the world's leading experts to crack thousand-year-old puzzles where the cause of death could be accident, murder, suicide — and even ritual sacrifice.

Complete with hair, skin, clothes and all, perfectly-preserved prehistoric bodies emerge from glaciers and peat bogs — as if frozen in time.

And, as these time-capsule corpses reveal their secrets, the mystery gradually unravels.

With a dramatic story lineup that includes an Irish king murdered by his subjects, the oldest ice mummy ever found, and a group of children discovered 'sleeping' on an Argentinian mountaintop, every episode covers a single in-depth investigation and features competing theories, dramatic recreations and an unforgettable glimpse into everyday life—before recorded history.

In the series premiere, "Otzi: World's Oldest Cold Case": In the mountains of Northern Italy, a grisly discovery is made by a couple of mountaineers.

In a nearly unreachable part of the world, human remains are found sticking out from a glacier.
 

Battle on the Mountain

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

Battle on the Mountain

Set at 13,000 feet above sea level, Battle on the Mountain will raise the stakes of competitive home renovation to new heights.

During the six-episode series, three skilled teams - coached by home experts Rico León (Rico to the Rescue), Kim Myles (Design Star: Next Gen) and Kim Wolfe (Why The Heck Did I Buy This House?) - will face-off to upgrade similar mountainside homes in Breckenridge, Colorado.

With an all-star roster of HGTV stars to judge the weekly challenges, each team will work to add the most property value in hopes of clinching bragging rights and a $50,000 cash prize.

As the season rolls on the coaches will guide their teams - married couples Amber and Trey Masciarelli of Bellaire, Ohio; David and Stephen St. Russell of Dorchester, Massachusetts; and Lymari and Tony Navarro of Bloomington, Indiana - as they take the living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and outdoor spaces from dilapidated to delightful.

Throughout the season, more HGTV stars will stop by to survey the spaces in each home, including Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson (Married to Real Estate); Jasmine Roth (Help! I Wrecked My House) and Page Turner (Fix My Flip); and Battle on the Beach mentors Taniya Nayak, Ty Pennington and Alison Victoria.

Cristy Lee (Steal This House) also will present extraordinary challenges that test the stamina of the renovation teams.

In the series premiere, "Kitchen Clash": This episode will spotlight kitchen and dining room makeovers that will set the tone for each mountaintop property's metamorphosis.

The episode will be judged by home renovation couple Chelsea and Cole DeBoer (Down Home Fab) who will award the challenge winners with a $3,000 cash prize.
 

Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story

Channel: Disney+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Documentary

Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story

Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story is a documentary film set against the culturally historical backdrop of one of America's oldest Black boarding schools.

This film amplifies the journeys of several Piney Woods School students and staff members, providing a never-before-seen window into the ever-evolving, complex layers of the school and its students.

The documentary captures the emotional, physical and mental tolls required to be young, Black and educated in America by honouring the students' perspectives of themselves and their school.

 

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