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New on TV today: Wednesday 17 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 17 Apr 2024
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Feud 2: Capote vs. The Swans

Channel: Disney+
TX Time: 00h01
Genre: Drama, Anthology, Period Drama

Feud 2: Capote vs. The Swans

Acclaimed writer Truman Capote (Tom Hollander) surrounded himself with a coterie of society's most elite women - rich, glamorous socialites who defined a bygone era of high society New York - whom he nicknamed "the swans."

Beautiful and distinguished, the group included grande dame Barbara "Babe" Paley (Naomi Watts), Slim Keith (Diane Lane), C.Z. Guest (Chloë Sevigny) and Lee Radziwill (Calista Flockhart).

Enchanted and captivated by these doyennes, Capote ingratiated himself into their lives, befriending them and becoming their confidante, only to ultimately betray them by writing a thinly veiled fictionalisation of their lives, exposing their most intimate secrets.

When an excerpt from the book, Answered Prayers, Capote's planned magnum opus, was published in Esquire, it effectively destroyed his relationship with his swans, banished him from the high society he so loved and sent him into a spiral of self-destruction from which he would ultimately never recover.

The series also stars Demi Moore as Ann "Bang-Bang" Woodward, Molly Ringwald as Joanne Carson, Treat Williams as Bill Paley, Joe Mantello as Jack Dunphy and Russell Tovey as John O'Shea.
 

Spooked Scotland

Channel: Travel Channel (DStv 179)
TX Time: 21h10
Genre: Paranormal, Supernatural, Reality

Spooked Scotland

Chris Fleming and Gail Porter lead an expert paranormal team to investigate terrifying stories across Scotland's spookiest locations.

In the series premiere, "Brodick Castle: Isle of Arran": The Isle Of Arran is known to have a blood-soaked history of murder, betrayal and disease.

The crew make their way to Brodick Castle, where they are faced with the wrath of fairies.
 

The Weakest Link Celebrity Specials 3

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Game Show, Comedy

The Weakest Link Celebrity Specials 3

Presented by comedian Romesh Ranganathan, this gameshow sees nine contestants work together to answer questions and bank as much money as possible.

At the end of every round, contestants vote for the player they believe is letting the team down – and the weakest link is eliminated until just two contestants remain to battle it out in the final.

Fun, humorous and, at times, ruthless.

In the Season 3 premiere: Eight EastEnders cast members show off their general knowledge skills to win money for a chosen charity.

Each round, one player will be voted The Weakest Link by their fellow contestants and leave with nothing.

Who will bank up to £50,000 and who will do the Walk of Shame back to Albert Square?

The EastEnders contestants are: Natalie Cassidy, Kellie Bright, Brian Conley, Ross Boatman, Danielle Harold, Tony Clay, Lorraine Stanley and Delroy Atkinson.
 

Hart van Goud

Channel: e.tv
TX Time: 23h00
Genre: Telenovela, Afrikaans

Hart van Goud

Teleovela which follows the exploits of Nehir who tricks men into falling in love with her, with the help of her accomplice Zerrin, who pretends to be her dear mother.

Nehir was orphaned and had to fend for herself, and Zerrin became her mentor.

They get the men so interested in Nehir that her suitors propose marriage, at which point Nehir and Zerrin disappear.

But first, they steal their credit cards and the wedding gifts.

Not a bad gig if you can get it, but it does get old.

Nehir grows weary of the running and hiding and then she meets Nerim on an online chat forum.

They "connect", she likes him, they talk for months, and then Nehir wants to see him.

She sends him a photo and wants him to do the same but he doesn't want to be seen because he has a wound on his face.

He, however, sends her a photo of someone else who looks completely different...

MORE:

Storyline and voice cast for eExtra's Hart van Goud (pics!)
 

Salvage Hunters 5

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

Salvage Hunters 5

As owner of one of the largest decorative salvage yards in the United Kingdom - Fabulously British Salvage - Drew Pritchard is always looking for new pieces to replenish his shop, and he has no problem scouring the countryside to find them.

This series follows Drew all over the country, including some privileged estates, as he hunts for old and forgotten pieces of history.

But finding them is only part of the business; Drew must then convince the owner of each item to sell it to him at a fair price, then it's off to the salvage yard, where his team restores it to its original shine before it can be sold for profit.

In the Season 5 premiere: Drew is preparing for a business launch at London's Liberty, where he needs to create a first class showroom on the 4th floor.

 

Channels in this post: Disney+, Travel Channel, BBC Brit, e.tv



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