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New on TV today: Saturday 8 June 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 08 Jun 2024
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X Trillion

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Documentary, Nature

X Trillion

Follows the gruelling journey of eXXpedition's all-women crew led by British skipper and ocean advocate Emily Penn, as they sail 3,000 miles across the North Pacific Ocean through the densest accumulation of ocean plastic on the planet – in order to make the unseen, seen.

The 14-women international crew was made up of scientists, filmmakers, circular-economists, engineers, teachers, packaging designers and creators – but very few were sailors.

It is a life-affirming story of adventure, discovery, science, solidarity and a call to action that burns with optimism.

The film explores the practical and emotional responses to one of the biggest global challenges of our time, as the crew leave families and land behind, to battle high seas, storms and sea sickness, and carry out cutting-edge microplastics research.

For the first time the film turns the camera on the extent of the plastic pollution crisis in one of the most remote places on Earth.

The crew recorded an average of half a million pieces of microplastics per square kilometre here, and that was only on the surface.

Who knows how much is in the 5,000 metres of water beneath. The scientific data they gathered has been used as part of ten international research projects.

The overall mission aboard Sea Dragon, a 72ft scientific exploration vessel included two voyage legs of which X Trillion is a film about the first. Leg 1: Oahu, Hawaii to Vancouver, British Columbia and Leg 2: Vancouver to Seattle where the journey ended.

It set out for answers to questions like: Where is the plastic coming from? What does it mean for our natural world and human health?

And what can be done to solve it?
 

You Have My Heart

Channel: Star Life (DStv 167 / Openview 110)
TX Time: 21h30
Genre: Telenovela

You Have My Heart

Confronting the social stigma around beauty, Deepa and Sooraj get married.

But with conspirators trying to wrest them apart, will true love prevail?

In the series premiere, "Meet the Compassionate Deepa": Deepa is a kind-hearted young woman who always looks out for the people in need.

However, her stepmother Ratna insults her often because of her dark complexion.

The original Hindi title of the show is Chookar Mere Mann Ko.

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Shoreline 2

Channel: eExtra (Openview 105 / StarSat 489 / DStv 195)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Travel, Nature, Wildlife, Factual

Shoreline 2

Shoreline explores the nearly 3,000 kilometres of South African coastline – stretching from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic coast southwards around the tip of Africa and then north to the border with Mozambique on the Indian Ocean.

It reveals how natural wonders and historic events shaped the lives of coastal communities, and focuses on the natural history, history and archaeology of each region, to build an evolving, encyclopaedic picture of the South African coastline.

The series takes you to the life at the water's edge.

It is a series that showcases our shores in the most visual of ways and connects South Africans to the natural beauty, wildlife, history and heritage of their country.

From Alexander Bay on the West Coast right the way around to Kosi Bay on the border with Mozambique, the show tells the local story in a spirit of optimism and adventure.

Supported by Peter Butler and his Jack Russell New-Jack as anchor presenters, a team of experts – an archaeologist, historian and marine biologist – once again take us on this 3,000 km journey.

TVSA Show Page: Shoreline 2

 

Actors in this post: Peter Butler

Shows in this post: Shoreline

Channels in this post: Discovery Channel, eExtra, Star Life



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