New on TV today: Monday 29 April

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 29 Apr 2024
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Secrets of a Murder Detective

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

Secrets of a Murder Detective

Presented by former Scotland Yard Homicide Detective Inspector Steve Keogh, this series invites you into the intriguing realm of crime solving.

With 30 years of experience under his belt, Steve is opening up his contact books for the first time to reveal the secrets of what it really takes to be a murder detective on the frontline.

Each episode unfolds as a gripping narrative, beginning with Steve, the authoritative guide, setting the scene and tone of each investigation.

You are taken on an immersive journey through each murder investigation, from the initial crime to the pivotal breakthrough leading to conviction.

Steve provides unique and authentic insights into the intricate workings of investigations and the minds of detectives, bringing you into the heart of each case.

The series showcases a diverse range of murder cases, with each episode featuring a different retrospective case.

Steve interviews the leading officer on each case and we also hear from other key experts and family members.

The timeline of each investigation is followed, revealing the details of how all lines of inquiry played out.

Secrets of a Murder Detective focuses on highlighting a different, modern-day investigative secret, technique or tool that played a crucial role in unlocking the case.

Steve shines a light on and celebrates the world-class investigative work of those who, through dogged determination, found innovative ways to solve each case.

This series offers a riveting blend of suspense, education and celebration of exceptional detective work, providing viewers with a unique behind-the-scenes look at recent cases.

Secrets of a Murder Detective will bring you into a deeper understanding of the relentless pursuit of justice and the intricate web of secrets that ultimately leads to solving the UK's most challenging murder cases.

In the series premiere, "Forever Haunted": Steve leads us through the challenging investigation of the 2015 murders of actress Sian Blake and her two sons by her husband Arthur Simpson-Kent.


Channel: Mzansi Wethu (DStv 163)
TX Time: 20h30
Genre: Telenovela


Telenovela that explores the struggle of four young women who were forced into crime while in high school just to make ends meet, trying to make their way in the world.

The world comes crumbling down for small-time house burglar Nox (Nozuko Ncayiyane) after her bright, straight-A student younger brother Sibusiso (Tshiamo Molobi) is fatally shot during a house robbery he was not supposed to be part of in the leafy suburbs of Johannesburg.

The robbery was set up by rogue security guard and low-level gangster Elliot (Mduduzi Mabaso) and carried out by Nox and her crew.

After doing time behind bars following her arrest, Nox returns to find her family still living in a shack after her alcoholic father Bonga (Hamilton Dlamini) lost his job, while her mother Thandiwe (Dawn Thandeka King) - who has not forgiven her for Sibusiso's death - continues to work as a domestic worker.

Will Nox manage to mend relations with her parents? Will her circumstances force her back into a life of crime or will she turn her life around?


Mzansi Magic's new telenovela DiepCity: who's in it and what it's about (2021 article)

TVSA Show Page: DiepCity

Sarah Beeny's New Life in the Country 3

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Sarah Beeny's New Life in the Country 3

Property expert Sarah Beeny, her husband Graham and their four boys Billy (18), Charlie (16), Raffey (14) and Laurie (12) all quit their lives in London to start a new in the country.

They bought a semi-derelict former dairy farm in Somerset where, with 220 acres of land available, they're going to immerse themselves in everything rural life has to offer.

The family have built the house of their dreams - a modern, energy-efficient classic English stately home.

Now that the main build has been completed in this third season Sarah and Graham can really focus on turning the house into a home.

In the Season 3 premiere: Sarah and Graham transform a bare concrete shell into a traditional country house library, inspired by their love of Rise Hall - a Grade II, 18th-century building they previously saved and restored.

BBQ Brawl 4: Flay V. Anderson V. Burrell

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

BBQ Brawl 4: Flay V. Anderson V. Burrell

Bobby Flay, Anne Burrell and series newcomer Sunny Anderson coach 12 of the best pitmasters from across the USA in high-stakes challenges to determine who will be named "Master of 'Cue."

For the first time the competition takes place on-location in California, with the home of Santa Maria-style BBQ and bountiful fresh ingredients as the background for battles testing the competitors' culinary skills and ability to work together as teams.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Welcome to California": Team captains Bobby, Anne and Sunny shake things up and set up camp in California for 12 top-notch BBQ competitors.

In an ode to the Golden State, they are serving up tacos in hopes of impressing the captains before they select their teams.

Then, they must impress with California-inspired smoky feasts.

From epic live fire cooking and rib fests to whole suckling pigs, the competition is more cutthroat than ever this season - and the smack talking hits new heights.

Each week, returning judges Carson Kressley, Rodney Scott and Brooke Williamson determine who moves closer to being named "Master of 'Cue" in the finale.

Celebrity IOU 4

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 19h45
Genre: Reality Makeover, Reality, Home Improvement

Celebrity IOU 4

They're the unsung heroes who have helped some of today's biggest names achieve their success and stay sane along the way.

So now, some of America's most famous celebrities are giving back to their most loyal supporters in style.

This heartwarming and star-spangled series gives celebrities the chance to show their appreciation for the most special people in their lives with an incredible home makeover.

They've drafted in estate experts Jonathan and Drew Scott to use their building and design skills to help surprise these unsung heroes with astonishing renovations that not only transform their homes - but their lives.

In each episode, the celebrities share an authentic, inside look into their personal lives and get hands-on with Drew and Jonathan to imagine a design plan and create a beautifully customised space that rewards mentors, friends and family members.

Throughout the season, the brothers travel across the country to help create stunning new spaces on tight timelines.

In the Season 4 premiere, "Jay Leno's Multi-Generation Renovation": Jay Leno calls on Jonathan and Drew to help with a special gift for his dear friend, someone he considers like a son.

With a newborn on the way, Jay wants to surprise the growing family with a bathroom makeover and a nursery in their century-old home.

The Great Kenyan Bake Off

Channel: BBC UKTV (DStv 134)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

The Great Kenyan Bake Off

A hopeful batch of amateur bakers step into the Bake Off tent, where they are pushed to the limit as they do their best to impress judges chef Kiran Jethwa and Myra Kivuvani with a vast array of mixing, proving and designing skills.

Each week the contestants are taken on a culinary journey and asked to bake everything from world-renowned classics to local delicacies through series of signature, technical and showstopper rounds.

The hopeful Kenyans will be asked to create everything from Mandazi doughnuts through to multi-layered sponges in the hope of being crowned the ultimate star baker.

Who will rise to the challenge as the heat increases, and who will crumble under the pressure?

In the series premiere: The Great Kenyan Bake Off begins as we meet the 12 amateur bakers.

In the first technical challenge, contestants are to bake Judge Kiran's special swiss roll with jam.


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