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New on TV today: Sunday 26 May 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 26 May 2024
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BÔll & Ôll

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / StarSat 489 / DStv 195)
TX Time: 18h30
Genre: Sport, Talk Show

BÔll & Ôll

BÔll & Ôll is a weekly rugby talk show focusing on the pulse of South African rugby - the community.

The show will put the emphasis on the Club, the Player, the Game, and the Community.

Hosted by radio and TV presenter JP Keyter and rugby legend Ashwin Willemse, the show aims to entertain and be informative, returning to the fundamental truths of the beloved game.

The two experts will unpack, discuss and analyse all things rugby in South Africa, including nostalgic SA Rugby events and happenings.

The show will have regular guests which will include a panel to talk about the featured club or guest on the show.

BÔll & Ôll will also have a technical expert in the form of Professor Wilbur Kraak as part of the lineup, who specialises in sport coaching and video-based performance analysis at the University of the Western Cape.
 

Erased: WWII's Heroes of Colour

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

Erased: WWII's Heroes of Colour

A four-part docuseries executive produced and narrated by Idris Elba which uncovers the long-lost legacies of soldiers of colour during World War II.

This series sheds light on the immense contributions of over eight-million individuals who fought heroically for the Allied forces and whose stories have largely gone untold.

The four-part series weaves a blend of historical dramatizations with curated archival footage, bridging the past with the present to highlight new perspectives on established histories.

The series showcases the personal narratives of soldiers through their never-before-aired oral testimonies and journal writings, along with powerful accounts from their descendants - stories passed down the generations.

These gripping and emotional testimonies transport viewers back in time to witness bravery unfold in WW2's iconic theatres of war.

Each episode focuses on at least three heroes, from a 16-year-old New Yorker to an aristocrat from India:

Pearl Harbor

This episode tells the story of three Black sailors who not only miraculously survived the attack on Pearl Harbor but also saved countless lives.

Working as messmen below deck on segregated ships, hundreds of Black sailors fought for their lives as Japanese bombs hit, with some performing incredible acts of heroism.

It took years before many of these men were properly honoured after their return.

D-Day

In this episode, we unearth the hidden heroes of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion who helped liberate Europe.

These American soldiers were the only all-Black combat unit to fight on the D-Day beaches.

After valiantly serving their country, they returned home, hoping for the Civil Rights Movement to secure change, only to find a country where their heroics in France were quickly forgotten.

Dunkirk

This episode reveals the gripping story of Force K6, a little-known Indian regiment of mule handlers in WW2, with one unit destined to be pivotal in evacuating Allied forces at Dunkirk.

Other units who were stranded or captured in Nazi-occupied France had to find ways to escape to safety.

Later, their wartime experiences fed the fight to end nearly 200 years of colonial rule in India.

Battle of the Bulge

This episode explores the untold story of the Black Panthers, an elite African American tank battalion.

Unseen diaries and rare interviews chart the unit's action through France, Belgium and Germany, including in the bloodiest American battle of WW2: the Battle of the Bulge.

Their experiences inspired not just the fight for civil rights in the US but also battles for freedom worldwide.
 

Alien Contact: The Pascagoula UFO Encounter

Channel: HISTORY (DStv 186)
TX Time: 20h15
Genre: Documentary, Paranormal

Alien Contact: The Pascagoula UFO Encounter

The Pascagoula Abduction in 1973 is an alleged incident in which two men claimed they were abducted by aliens while fishing near Pascagoula, Mississippi.

In this documentary, the seminal alien abduction case is re-opened as new eyewitnesses confirm the horrifying UFO encounter.

Hear the "true" story from the lone survivor, Calvin Parker, with shocking details that have never been exposed before.
 

The Atypical Family

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

The Atypical Family

Once blessed with unique superpowers, a family loses their abilities due to modern day problems — until a mysterious woman changes everything.

In the series premiere: After a couple of healing massages, Bok Man-huem invites Do Da-hae to a dinner, where a fight ensues.

Da-hae later recounts her findings to the gang.
 

Ja, Daddy Kan Lekka Eet

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / StarSat 489 / DStv 195)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Food, Afrikaans, Reality

Ja, Daddy Kan Lekka Eet

Father-daughter duo Yusuf and Thameenah Daniels will be cooking up a storm every Sunday.

Thameenah is a fresh graduate from Stellenbosch University's Journalism Honours program and Yusuf is a full-time author with four published books to his name.

22-year-old Thameenah takes centre stage in the kitchen, sharing her culinary expertise with her dad while cooking various dishes inspired by her Cape Malay and Indian roots.

The dishes are fun twists on traditional meals and at the end of the meal, the duo plays a game to decide who is doing the dishes.

In each episode, Yusuf and Thameenah invite special guests to share in the lekka food.

The guest list features a diverse mix of personalities, from TV chef and author Gadija Sydow to comedian Marc Lottering and social media influencer Rasheeqah Karriem-Hock.

But it's not just about the stars - there are also guests from the family's inner circle, including Yusuf and Thameenah's cherished cleaner, Jessie Rungwende, as well as Yusuf's other children, Dariyah and Daanyaal.

But this show isn't just about cooking – Yusuf also imparts wisdom and guidance, teaching Thameenah valuable life skills that go beyond the kitchen.

We also get to see the duo's dynamic outside of the kitchen as they take us along during their shopping trips and car rides.

The heart of the show lies in the relationship between father and daughter.

But the best part of their dynamic is Thameenah's shoddy Afrikaans, which is what originally gained the duo notoriety on social media.

 

Actors in this post: Marc Lottering



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