New on TV today: Wednesday 3 July 2024

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 03 Jul 2024
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Playgrounds of the Rich and Famous

Channel: BBC UKTV (DStv 134)
TX Time: 18h05
Genre: Documentary Series, Lifestyle

Playgrounds of the Rich and Famous

Travel to the must luxurious parts of the world to meet the rich people who holiday and live there, and the savvy locals who make their own fortune catering to their every whim.

St Tropez

St Tropez was first put on the map in the 1950s by Brigitte Bardot and is still one of the hottest exclusive celebrity haunts on Earth.

Explore the legendary Club 55 on Pampelonne Beach.

St. Barts

Visiting the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy, a favourite hideaway for Sir Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, Pippa Middleton, and Roman Abramovich.

St. Barts is the ultimate exclusive barefoot luxury.

The Hamptons

A quick hop over the pond to the American super-rich haunt on the Atlantic coast, The Hamptons, part of Long Island, where beachfront mansions regularly change hands for over £50-million.

Marbella: 24 Hour Party People

Once a small fishing village, in the 1950s Marbella was transformed into an exclusive haven for Hollywood A-listers such as Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.

Today it's a place where billionaires hang out alongside global superstars.

The Man with 1000 Kids

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

The Man with 1000 Kids

A group of families learn the charismatic man they had trusted is sperm donor to hundreds - or perhaps thousands - of other children across the world.

The Man With 1000 Kids uncovers the gripping tale of a charming Dutch scammer, Jonathan Meijer, who is accused of travelling the world deceiving mothers into having his babies on a mass scale.

The three-part series investigates the murky world of the fertility industry and uncovers how due to a lack of global regulations, some international fertility clinics continue to allow anonymous donations.

With exclusive access to a group of passionate and aggrieved parents, this series unravels the twisting and turning story of this YouTuber who defrauded parents from all around the world, and how they are now on a mission to push for a change in the law to prevent him deceiving more.

Breaking Down Borders

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Breaking Down Borders

This 13-part reality dance travelogue travels across one continent and takes us inside some of Africa's hidden treasures, tourism landmarks and dramatic twists of travelling across Africa.

The series is presented by Paul Modjadji, who was the first dancer in Africa to win the European Dance Star World Championships in the solo Jazz category in 2011.

The World's Most Expensive Cruise Ship 3

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

The World's Most Expensive Cruise Ship 3

The luxurious Splendor is back and the new entertainment team is ready to welcome guests on board and a newly promoted sommelier is keen to make his mark.

You can expect to see how this 6-star floating place is getting ready for a luxurious and memorable cruise and take a look inside the boutique that carries millions of pounds of precious jewels.

Chicago P.D. 10

Channel: Universal TV (DStv 117)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Police Procedural

Chicago P.D. 10

Chicago P.D. is a police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's elite Intelligence Unit combatting the city's most heinous offenses - organised crime, drug trafficking, high-profile murders and beyond.

In the Season 10 premiere, "Let It Bleed": Still reeling from the death of his informant Anna, Voight faces a new threat as he tries to keep the neighbourhood clean.

Meanwhile, new wrinkles develop in the Upton, Halstead and Voight dynamic.

Also, the team gets a new chief.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "The Real You": When a convicted murderer hijacks a prison van, the team scrambles to find him and the abducted prison guard before it's too late.

Burgess questions Ruzek's motives in a case, creating tension between the two.

Not Dead Yet 2

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

Not Dead Yet 2

Not Dead Yet follows Nell Serrano, self-described disaster, who writes obituaries at her local newspaper while navigating relationships in her personal and professional life.

The twist – she can see the dead people she's tasked with writing about, and they don't hesitate to give her life advice.

In the Season 2 premiere, "Not Owning It Yet": Lexi's father and owner of the SoCal Independent, Duncan Rhodes, comes into the office and forms a bond with Nell, much to his daughter's dismay.

Met 'n Huppel in die Stap 16

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Reality, Lifestyle, Afrikaans

Met 'n Huppel in die Stap 16

Lifestyle show for people in their sixties offering knowledgeable advice on life beyond retirement.

Subjects include antique collections, various courses for seniors, different generations living together, planning your perfect retirement home, and many more - important issues for this age group.

Riaan Cruywagen is assisted by field presenters Simon Bruinders and Lieb Bester.

In the new season there are, among other things, segments about a family who decided the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence after all and returned to South Africa from New Zealand.

There are also projects of interest to South Africa that Dr Mathews Phosa and his colleagues are tackling, and a visit to a group of retired pilots.

School principals share their memories, and seniors are warned against cybercrime.



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