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Gordon Ramsay Returns, Serving Up Bigger And Bolder Culinary Adventures, Starting In South Africa

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Season Two premieres
with South African episode 26 August at 21:00 on National Geographic

Gordon Ramsay laces his boots, grabs his knives and buckles up as he hits the road again in the second season of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, premiering 26 August at 21:00 CAT on National Geographic (DStv 181, StarSat 220). The multi-Michelin-star chef and Ironman athlete continues his adventure across the globe in his relentless pursuit of culinary inspiration. Starting in South Africa, cooking with popular local chef Zola Nene, Ramsay turns up the heat and feasts his way through Indonesia, Louisiana, Norway, India, Tasmania, and Guyana.

South Africa – Zola Nene (L) observes as Gordon Ramsay tops grilled fish with ushatini, a combination of onions and tomatoes. (National Geographic/Jon Kroll)

“We are exploring seven new regions this season, each with vastly different culinary customs and history,” said Ramsay. “We get the opportunity to learn from the locals and hear their stories, and that gives us a much deeper experience and understanding of the world around us.”

In this new season, Ramsay journeys deep into the landscape of each place he visits, scaling mountains, battling 3-metre waves, braving frigid temperatures and bushwhacking his way through the backcountry to forage for some of the finest ingredients in the world. From swimming in great white shark-infested waters to participating in a traditional bull run, Ramsay risks life and limb in his biggest and boldest missions yet in order to achieve edible excellence.

Under the guidance of local experts and food legends he meets along the way, Ramsay partakes in culinary customs and learns about delicious delicacies and fresh flavours unique to each region. Every ingredient he harvests, dish he tastes and person he meets will inspire him to create a recipe from scratch, intended to represent the heart of that culture. Each episode concludes with Ramsay challenging himself during a final big cookout with a local food legend by his side, as they prepare a meal together for locals he met during his journey.

Some of the adventures — culinary and otherwise — that Ramsay experiences this season include:

  • Leaping from a helicopter into high waves to harvest mussels along the South African coast;
  • Risking life and limb by participating in a traditional bull race in a remote West Sumatran rice paddy field;
  • Braving Tasmania’s stormy waters to hose-dive among the rocks for giant spiny lobsters;
  • Exploring a bat-infested Indonesian cave system in search of giant prawns;
  • Racing a four-wheeler through Louisiana’s dangerously muddy back roads to forage for fresh greens and hunt for bullfrogs and crawfish;
  • Plunging into Norway’s frigid waters to uncover the bounty of ingredients found within the fjords;
  • And battling strong surf to catch fish using traditional techniques in South India — that is, with a 90-kilogram net out at sea.

“Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted became a firm favourite on the channel when it launched last year and we are thrilled that his latest journey begins right here in South Africa. Chef Zola brings her delightful charm and unique expertise to the table, guiding Ramsay on how to pull off the perfect chakalaka among other distinctly and deliciously local dishes”, said Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa.

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa – Gordon Ramsay points toward a “Beware Hippo” sign. (Credit: National Geographic/Justin Mandel)

Episodes include:

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – South Africa

Chef Ramsay gets up close with rhinos, giraffes, zebras and hippos in the dramatic wilderness of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, as he learns the secrets of the traditional cuisine of Zulu warriors and masters using a local “braai.” He leaps from a helicopter into the raging Indian Ocean, harvests mussels on treacherous rocks and immerses himself in the local township culture, all before cooking with beloved local chef Zola Nene for a revered Zulu chief.

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – Tasmania

Chef Ramsay explores isolated Tasmania, off the coast of southern Australia. He uncovers the purity of the island, diving into shark-infested waters for giant saltwater spiny lobsters; avoiding venomous snakes in the bush while foraging for local herbs; and soaring in a seaplane to the rugged interior to fly-fish for trout and extract one-of-a-kind honey, all before facing off against culinary nomad Analiese Gregory to prepare an epic feast.

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – Louisiana

Chef Ramsay journeys to Louisiana to learn the secrets of Cajun cooking. He meets Eric Cook — a former Marine turned celebrated chef — who sends him off to get lost in the marsh and see what he brings back. In his quest, Ramsay faces down dangerous and delicious creatures from deep in the swamps to the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. Does he rise to the challenge, or do his skills end at the “End of the World”?

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – Indonesia

Chef Gordon Ramsay’s quest to master the world’s most fascinating cuisines lands him on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where he risks his safety and his pride to acquire the ingredients he needs. Whether working as a deckhand in the open ocean, exploring a daunting cave system, milking buffalo or being dragged behind them, Ramsay finds his commitment to world-class cooking put to the test. With Indonesia’s own top chef, William Wongso, looking over his shoulder, the pressure is high.

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – Guyana

Chef Ramsay heads deep into the South American rainforest to explore the culinary roots of Guyana. After rappelling from a helicopter into the jungle, he hunts for toothy caiman with his bare hands, fishes for piranha with a bamboo rod and crafts his own arrow to bow fish for arowana. With his newfound bounty of jungle provisions, he will join forces with local rising culinary star Delvin Adams to cook a feast for the local Amerindian tribe.

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – India

From the coast to the mountains of southern India, Chef Ramsay unlocks the complex flavors of the region known as the spice trade capital of the world. He battles ocean waves with a giant fishing net, fights the searing sting of fire ants, speeds through hilly dirt roads in a tiny rally car and has his mouth torched by the extremely spicy local fare, all before attempting to impress a women’s collective of artisan cooks with his take on their local cuisine. Tough-as-nails chef, food historian and television host Shri Bala takes Ramsay under her wing and gives him a lesson on India’s celebrated spice history.

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – Norway

Chef Ramsay channels his inner Viking and embraces the freezing temperatures of Norway in December to discover the elusive flavours of this region’s cuisine. He dives for shellfish in the frigid waters of the fjords, wrangles a stomping herd of reindeer with the Sami people, ferments fish and eats sheep’s head, all before putting his new skills to the test to prepare a Christmas feast with local chef Christopher Haatuft.

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted is produced by Studio Ramsay for National Geographic. For Studio Ramsay, executive producers are Gordon Ramsay, Lisa Edwards and Jon Kroll. For National Geographic, executive producer is Betsy Forhan, vice president of production is Kevin Tao Mohs and executive vice president of National Geographic unscripted entertainment is Geoff Daniels.

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Unique International COVID-19 Documentary Ripple Effect: First Wave On M-Net 101 Tonight

M-Net has acquired the rights to screen the engaging and important international COVID-19 documentary: Ripple Effect: First Wave. This unique doccie was filmed across fourteen countries on five continents and looks at the costly, unknown threat that brought the world to a standstill. Making it available to African television audiences as quickly as possible, M-Net 101 viewers can watch Ripple Effect: First Wave tonight (Wednesday, 13 May) at 19:00. It will also be available on DStv Catch Up after the M-Net 101 broadcast.

Produced in under six weeks, while the production teams were under various forms of lockdowns and social distancing rules, Ripple Effect: First Wave is narrated by UK podcaster Hannah Maguire. As the documentary seeks to address the cause and effect of this unprecedented pandemic, it features the personal stories of COVID-19 victims, survivors, frontline workers, and their families and friends. It also weaves together the voices of the topmost experts from around the globe in various fields such as infectious diseases, viral pathology, world economics, political science, and more. They explain the cause and effect of this virus in simple terms.

Ripple Effect: First Wave is the handiwork of Kevin Fox, Ellen Douglas, Liz Levenson, and Benn Watson and a co-production between Cactus Tree Entertainment and Toronto-based RMI. It is dedicated to Levenson’s father, Maury Levenson, who died on April 11 from COVID-19.

While Ripple Effect, First Wave takes up the 19:00 slot tonight, the tenth and final season of the police drama Hawaii Five-O will still commence next week (Wednesday 20 May) at 19:00.

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ESPN And ESPN Player To Premiere Two Brand New 30 For 30 Documentaries On Bruce Lee And Lance Armstrong Across Africa

SPN as well as streaming service ESPN Player will premiere two new documentaries from ESPN Films’ Peabody and Academy Award-winning 30 for 30 series as it brings viewers across Africa LANCE and Be Water.

Leading the slate is LANCE, which features unprecedented access to Lance Armstrong through raw interviews and personal perspective on his controversial story. The two-part film is directed by Marina Zenovich (Fantastic Lies, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind). Part’s one and two will be premiere on ESPN at 21:00pm on Saturday 30 May and 6 June respectively, as well as being made available on demand on ESPN Player.

Bao Nguyen’s film Be Water, an intimate and very personal look at the life and purpose that motivated Bruce Lee, the martial artist trailblazer and pop culture icon, will debut on ESPN at 21:00pm on Saturday 13 June, as well as ESPN Player.

Both films received acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

30 for 30 Film Summaries and Dates:

LANCE directed by Marina Zenovich
Part 1: Saturday 30 May at 21:00pm on ESPN, and on ESPN Player
Part 2: Saturday 6 June at 21:00pm on ESPN, and on ESPN Player

From acclaimed director Marina Zenovich, LANCE is a fascinating, revealing, comprehensive chronicle of one of the most inspirational – and then infamous – athletes of all time. Based around extensive interviews and conversations with Lance Armstrong, the two-part, four-hour film tells the story of the cyclist’s rise out of Texas as a young superstar cyclist; his harrowing battle with testicular cancer; his recovery and emergence as a global icon with his seven consecutive Tour de France titles; and then his massive fall after he was exposed in one of the largest doping scandals in history.

Armstrong, along with a collection of teammates, friends, rivals, and journalists, all reflect on his story, creating a fascinating character study, capturing a unique chapter of sports history, and insisting the audience make its own interpretations about the many different sides of a complex saga.

Be Water directed by Bao Nguyen
Saturday 13 June at 21:00pm on ESPN, and on ESPN Player

In 1971, after being rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to his parents’ homeland, Hong Kong. Over the next two years, he’d complete four iconic films that would define his legacy, a legacy cut short when he died, stunningly, in the summer of 1973. He was 32 years old.

Be Water is a gripping, fascinating, intimate look at not just those final, defining years of Lee’s life, but the complex, often difficult, and seismic journey that led to Lee’s ultimate emergence as a singular icon in the histories of film, martial arts, and even the connection between the eastern and western worlds.

The film chronicles Lee’s earliest days, as the son of a Chinese opera star born while his father was on tour in San Francisco, and then raised in Hong Kong over what became an at times troubled childhood. Sent to live in America at the age of 18, he began teaching Kung Fu in Seattle, and established a following that included his future wife, Linda. His ambition ever rising, Lee eventually made his way to Los Angeles, where he strove to break into American film and television. There, despite some success as a fight choreographer and actor, it was clear Hollywood wasn’t ready for an Asian leading man – and so he returned to Hong Kong to make the films that would in fact make him a legend, his international star skyrocketing just as his life was cut short.

Be Water is told entirely by the family, friends, and collaborators who knew Bruce Lee best, with an extraordinary trove of archive film providing an evocative, immersive visual tapestry that captures Lee’s charisma, his passion, his philosophy, and the eternal beauty and wonder of his art.

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Killing Eve To Premiere With Facebook Watch Party This Week

When the award winning spy-thriller series Killing Eve premieres in South Africa this Wednesday, 6 May, viewers will not only be able to watch it on Fox (DSTV 125 and StarSat 131) at 20:45 CAT, but also, in a first for Fox Africa, on Facebook earlier in the evening. At 19:00 CAT, Fox Africa’s official Facebook channel, in conjunction with TV Plus, will be hosting an exclusive watch party for audiences to enjoy the season premiere of Killing Eve, giving South African audiences more opportunity to enjoy the start of this highly anticipated series. TV Plus’s editors and TV experts will be on hand during the watch party to offer exclusive insights, tidbits and commentary as viewers are taken through the internationally acclaimed spy thriller.

Killing Eve stars Golden Globe®, SAG® and Critics’ Choice Award winner Sandra Oh, well known for her leading role in Grey’s Anatomy, and Emmy® and BAFTA winner Jodie Comer. Nominated for the Best Drama Television series at the Golden Globe® Awards two years in a row, the broadcast of season one will lead directly into the second and third seasons of this gripping production.

Based on the novels by Luke Jennings and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Killing Eve centers on two distinctly different women. Eve (Sandra Oh) is a bored, whip-smart MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfil her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her.

Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse. This series, which combines brutal mischief making and pathos, is filled with sharp humor, originality and high stakes action.

How to tune in:
Facebook: @FoxTVAfrica
DSTV: Channel 125
StarSat: 131 on DTH, 70 on DTT (215 on DTT in Uganda

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May 2020 Highlights – M-Net Binge – The Home Of HBO

Series Starting

Friday 1 May 2020

20:50 Game of Thrones 07 0001 18VNL Season 7 Starts

The seventh season premiere of the fantasy drama opens with Jon Snow (Emmy-nominee Kit Harington) organising the defence of the North as Daenerys makes her way home.

21:50 Game of Thrones 07 0002 18VSNL

Season 7 episodes 3 and 4 (Saturday 2 May at 21:40 and 22:45), episodes 5 and 6 (Monday 4 May 21:00 and 22:00) and episode 7 (Tuesday 5 May at 21:00)

22:50 Six Feet Under 04 0001 Season 4 Starts

This multiple award-winning HBO drama follows of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles.

23:45 Six Feet Under 04 0002

*Season 4 episodes 3 and 4 (Monday 4 May 23:10 and 00:05), episodes 5 and 6 (Tuesday 5 May 23:15 and 00:10), episodes 7 and 8 (Wednesday 6 May 23:20 and 00:15), episodes 9 and 10 (Thursday 7 May 23:30 and 00:25), episodes 11 and 12 (Saturday 9 May 00:00 and 01:05)

Saturday 2 May 2020

00:35 True Blood 01 0001 R18VSNL Season 1 Starts

Golden Globe winning drama starring Anna Paquin (X-Men) as Sookie Stackhouse. Living in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, Sookie meets a vampire for the first time in the series premiere.

01:35 True Blood 01 0002 18VSL

02:30 True Blood 01 0003 18VSL

*Season 1 episode 4, 5, 6 (Sunday 01:20, 02:10 and 03:05), episode 7, 8, 9 (Saturday 9 May 02:00, 02:55 and 03:50), and episode 10, 11, 12 (Sunday 10 May 01:10, 02:00 and 02:55) *

19:00 Project Greenlight 04 0001 13VL Season 4 Starts

Executive producers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck helm this reality-doccie following a first-time director’s film project. The new season begins with a call for directors on Facebook.

19:40 Project Greenlight 04 0002 13L

*Season 4 episodes 3 and 4 (Saturday 9 May 19:00 and 19:30), episodes 5 and 6 (Saturday 16 May 19:00 and 19:30), and episode 7 and 8 (Saturday 23 May

19:00 and 19:30).

Sunday 3 May 2020

20:00 Succession 02 0001 18L Drama Season 2 Starts

Power, politics and money weave their way through this drama following the Roy family- a patriarch and his four children who control one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world.

21:00 Succession 02 0002 18SL Drama

*Season 2 episode 3 and 4 (Sunday 10 May 20:00 and 21:00), episode 5 and 6 (Sunday 17 May 20:00 and 21:00) episode 7 and 8 (Sunday 24 May 20:40 and 21:40) and episode 9 and 10 (Sunday 31 May 20:25 and 21:25) *

Monday 4 May 2020

20:00 Silicon Valley 01 0001 16L Season 1 Starts

It’s the latest nerd comedy on TV. A group of super smart Silicon Valley engineers in the 80’s wonder how they’re going to use their smarts to make it big, while trying to have some sort of social lives.

20:30 Silicon Valley 01 0002 16L

*Season 1 episode 3 and 4 (Tuesday 5 May 20:00 and 20:30), episode 5 and 6 (

Wednesday 6 May 20:00 and 20:30), and episode 7 and 8 (Thursday 7 May 20:00 and 20:30). *

Tuesday 5 May

01:00 Banshee 04 0001 R18VSNL Season 4 Starts

The Emmy-winning thriller returns for a fourth and final season of gritty action and drama. In the season premiere, Lucas returns to Banshee to find everything dramatically changed.

02:00 Banshee 04 0002 R18VSNL

02:45 Banshee 04 0003 R18SNL

Season 4 episodes 4, 5 and 6 (Wednesday 6 May 01:05, 01:55 and 02:45) and episode 7 and 8 (Tuesday 12 May 00:45 and 01:30)

22:20 Game of Thrones 08 0001 18VSL Season 8 Starts

The premiere sees Daenerys making her arrival at Winterfell alongside Jon Snow – who receives some news. The critically acclaimed HBO series makes its final debut in this last season.

Season 8 episode 2 and 3 (Wednesday 6 May 21:00 and 22:00), episode 4 and 5 (Thursday 7 May 21:00 and 22:15) and episode 6 (Friday 8 May at 21:00)

Thursday 7 May

02:10 Ballers 01 0001 18VSNL Season 1 Starts

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson stars in this comedy from the Emmy nominated producer of ‘Entourage’. In the series premier, retired football superstar, Spencer, tries to build a post-football career in Miami.

02:40 Ballers 01 0002 18L

03:10 Ballers 01 0003 18NL

03:40 Ballers 01 0004 18SL

*Season 1 episode 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 (Friday 8 May 01:20, 01:45, 02:15, 02:40, 03:10 and 03:40) *

Friday 8 May 2020

20:00 Silicon Valley 02 0001 16SL Season 2 Starts

Golden Globe nominated comedy about a group of developers with a million dollar idea. In the season premiere, the team become the hit of Silicon Valley, but it forces Richard to make some major decisions.

20:30 Silicon Valley 02 0002 16SL

*Season 2 episodes 3 and 4 (Monday 11 May 20:00 and 20:30), episodes 5 and 6 (Tuesday 12 May 20:00 and 20:30), episodes 7 and 8 (Wednesday 13 May 20:00 and 20:30) and episodes 9 and 10 (Thursday 14 May 20:00 and 20:30) *

Saturday 9 May 2020

21:25 The Wire 01 0001 18VNL Season 1 Starts

Emmy nominated crime drama about the gritty inner-city drug scene, starring Dominic West as Detective McNulty who finds himself in the doghouse after a witness’s death makes the news.

22:25 The Wire 01 0002 18VL

*Season 1 episodes 3 and 4 (Monday 11 May 21:00 and 21:55), episodes 5 and 6 (Tuesday 12 May 2020 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 7 and 8 (Wednesday 13 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 9 and 10 (Thursday 14 May 21:00 and 21:55), and episodes 11 and 12 (Friday 15 May 21:00 and 21:55).

Sunday 10 May 2020

23:05 Sex And The City 04 0001 Season 4 Starts

The girls get ready for a Saturday night out at an engagement party but are dismayed when they see the invitation which announces that the couple has Two souls, one thought.

23:35 Sex And The City 04 0002

*Season 4 episode 3, 4, 5, and 6 (Monday 11 May 00:05, 00:35, 01:05 and 01:35), episode 7, 8, 9 , 10 and 11 (Sunday 17 May 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30 and 00:00), episode 12, 13, 14 (Monday 18 May 00:30, 01:00 and 01:30), and episode 15, 16, 17 and 18 (Sunday 24 May 22:00, 22:30, 23:00 and 23:30).

Monday 11 May 2020

22:55 Six Feet Under 05 0001 Season 5 Starts

This multiple award-winning HBO drama follows of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles.

23:50 Six Feet Under 05 0002

Season 5 episodes 3 and 4 (Tuesday 12 May 23:00 and 23:55), episodes 5 and 6 (Wednesday 13 May 22:55 and 23:50), episodes 7 and 8 (Thursday 14 May 22:50 and 23:45), episodes 9 and 10 (Friday 15 May 22:50 and 23:45), and episodes 11 and 12 (Monday 18 May 23:00 and 23:55)

Tuesday 12 May 2020

02:30 True Detective 01 0001 16VNL Season 1 Starts

Nominated for 11 Emmy Awards, this acclaimed crime drama starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey centers around two detectives who take us back to a dark case they worked on years ago.

*Season 1 episodes 2, 3 and 4 (Wednesday 13 May 00:50, 01:50 and 02:50), and episodes 5, 6, and 7(Tuesday 19 May 00:50, 01:50, 02:50), and episodes 8 (Wednesday 20 May 00:45).

Thursday 14 May

00:45 Ballers 02 0001 18VNL Season 2 Starts

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson stars in this comedy from the Emmy nominated producer of ‘Entourage’. In the series premier, retired football superstar, Spencer, tries to build a post-football career in Miami.

01:15 Ballers 02 0002 18NL

01:45 Ballers 02 0003 18L

02:15 Ballers 02 0004 18NL

02:45 Ballers 02 0005 18L

03:15 Ballers 02 0006 18L

*Season 2 episode 7, 8, 9 and 10 (Friday 15 May 00:40, 01:10, 01:40 and 02:10) *

Friday 15 May 2020

02:45 Ballers 03 0001 18LSeason 3 Starts

Spencer hustles hard to pay back his load from Ricky. Elsewhere, Reggie lands Vernon a lucrative sponsorship with High Powered, a legal cannabis distributor.

03:15 Ballers 03 0002 18NL

*Season 3 episodes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 (Thursday 21 May 00:45, 01:15, 01:45, 02:15, 02:45 and 03:15) and episodes 9 and 10 (Friday 22 May 00:45 and 01:15).

Saturday 16 May 2020

00:40 True Blood 02 0001 R18VSNL Season 2 Starts

Sink your teeth into this Golden Globe award winning drama about a world where vampires and humans co-exist. The town of Bon Temps reels after a brutal and shocking murder in the season premiere.

01:40 True Blood 02 0002 R18VSNL

02:35 True Blood 02 0003 R18VSNL

*Season 2 episodes 4, 5 and 6 (Sunday 17 May 01:00, 01:55 and 02:50), episodes 7, 8 and 9 (Saturday 23 May 00:45, 01:40, and 02:35), episodes 10, 11 and 12 (Sunday 24 May 01:35, 02:30, and 03:25) *

22:15 The Wire 02 0001 18VL Season 2 Starts

Season 2 episodes 2 and 3 (Monday 18 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 4 and 5 (Tuesday 19 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 6 and 7 (Wednesday 20 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 8 and 9 (Thursday 21 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 10 and 11 (Friday 22 May 21:00 and 22:00) and episode 12 (Saturday 23 May 21:50

Tuesday 19 May 2020

22:55 Big Love I 0001 16SL Season 1 Starts

Polygamist Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton) juggles his business demands with those of his three wives and seven kids.

23:50 Big Love I 0002 16SL

*Season 1 episodes 3 and 4 (Wednesday 20 May 22:55 and 23:50), episodes 5 and 6 (Thursday 21 May 22:55 and 23:50), episodes 7 and 8 (Friday 22 May 22:55 and 23:50), episodes 9 and 10 (Monday 25 May 23:00 and 23:55), and episodes 11 and 12 (Tuesday 26 May 23:00 and 23:55) *

Wednesday 20 May 2020

01:40 True Detective 02 0001 18VSNL Season 2 Starts

Sink your teeth into this Golden Globe award winning drama about a world where vampires and humans co-exist. The town of Bon Temps reels after a brutal and shocking murder in the season premiere.

02:40 True Detective 02 0002 R18VSNL

*Season 2 episodes 3, 4, and 5 (Tuesday 26 May 00:50, 01:50 and 02:45, episodes 6, 7 and 8 (Wednesday 27 May 00:50, 01:50 and 02:55).

Friday 22 May2020

01:50 Ballers 04 0001 18NL Season 4 Starts

Sink your teeth into this Golden Globe award winning drama about a world where vampires and humans co-exist. The town of Bon Temps reels after a brutal and shocking murder in the season premiere.

02:20 Ballers 04 0002 18L

03:20 Ballers 04 0003 18L

03:45 Ballers 04 0004 18L

*Season 4 episodes 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 (Thursday 28 May 00:50, 01:20, 01:50, 02:20, and 02:50) *

Saturday 23 May 2020

22:50 The Wire 03 0001 18LSeason 2 Starts

Emmy nominated crime drama that explores the dark and gritty drug scene in Baltimore. After the notorious Franklin Terrace Towers are demolished, the Barksdale drug crew try to regroup in the season premiere.

Season 3 episodes 2 and 3 (Monday 25 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 4 and 5 (Tuesday 26 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 6 and 7 (Wednesday 27 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 8 and 9 (Thursday 28 May 21:00 and 22:00), episodes 10 and 11 (Friday 29 May 21:00 and 22:00) and episode 12 (Saturday 30 May 21:50)

23:50 Big Little Lies 01 0001 16VSL Season 1 Starts

Set in an affluent community, the premiere of this critically acclaimed drama opens with a suspicious death at a school fundraiser. Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon star.

Season 1 episode 1 (Sunday 24 May 00:40) episode 3 (Saturday 30 May 23:15), episode 4 (Sunday 31 May 00:10), and episode 5 onwards (June)

Monday 25 May 2020

00:05 Sex And The City 05 0001 Season 5 Starts

As Fleet Week kicks off in New York City, Samantha, Carrie and Charlotte begin to adjust to Miranda’s new life with baby Brady.

00:35 Sex And The City 05 0002

01:05 Sex And The City 05 0003

01:35 Sex And The City 05 0004

Season 5 episodes 5, 6, 7 and 8 (Monday 1 June 22:25, 22:55, 23:25 and 23:55).

Wednesday 27 May 2020

23:00 Big Love II 0001 16S Season 2 Starts

Season 2 of the hit drama series continues with the story of Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton), a polygamist who lives in suburban Salt Lake City with his three wives and seven children.

23:55 Big Love II 0002 16S

*Season 2 episodes 3 and 4 (Thursday 28 May 23:00 and 23:55), episodes 5 and 6 (Friday 29 May 23:00 and 23:55), episodes 7 onwards (June) *

Thursday 28 May 2020

02:55 Ballers 05 0001 18VL Season 5 Starts

Season 5 episode 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 (Friday 29 May 00:15, 00:40, 01:10, 01:40, 02:10 and 02:40)

Saturday 30 May 2020

00:50 True Blood 03 0001 R18VSNL Season 3 Starts

Sink your teeth into this Golden Globe award winning drama about a world where vampires and humans co-exist. Sookie and Eric search for a missing Bill in the season premiere.

01:40 True Blood 03 0002 R18VSNL

02:35 True Blood 03 0003 R18VSNL

*Season 3 episodes 4, 5 and 6 (Sunday 31 May 01:05, 02:00 and 03:00), episodes 7 onwards (June) *

Documentaries

Saturday 2 May 2020

20:15 Kareem: Minority of One PG13VL Documentary

A riveting documentary looking at the life of one of America’s sporting icons, basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Saturday 9 May 2020

19:55 United Skates 13L Documentary

An all-star mix of musicians and actors start in this film about a community that fights to keep an underground subculture alive in a racially charged environment.

Saturday 16 May 2020

20:00 One Nation Under Stress 13VL Documentary

Sink your teeth into this Golden Globe award winning drama about a world where vampires and humans co-exist. Sookie and Eric search for a missing Bill in the season premiere.

Saturday 23 May 2020

20:10 Manhunt: The Search For Bin Laden 13V Documentary

CIA operatives work tirelessly to gather information on an infamous war criminal. Although they make a breakthrough in their investigations, their methods border on questionable.

Saturday 30 May 2020

19:00 Saving My Tomorrow Part 1 PG13V Documentary

A four-part series from HBO and the American Museum of Natural History featuring Tina Fey, Pharrell Williams and a host of children who want to save the earth they will be inheriting.

19:30 Saving My Tomorrow Part 2 PG

20:00 Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution Documentary

Filmmaker Jamie Redford embarks on a personal journey across the U.S. to meet entrepreneurs, community activists and ordinary citizens who are pioneering the use of clean energy technology, often in the most unlikely places, to create jobs, turn profits, and make Americans’ lives healthier.

Movies

Monday 4 May 2020

02:10 Share 16VL Drama Documentary

A powerful, poignant and pertinent movie about sexual assault. After discovering a disturbing video of her that she doesn’t remember, a teen must deal with her trauma and fallout.

Monday 11 May 2020

02:05 Beware the Slenderman Documentary

A very disturbing and riveting documentary based on true events. Follow the terrifying account of two 12-year-old girls who try to kill their friend to appease the Slenderman.

Monday 24 May 2020

02:45 Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’ 16SL Movie

Comedian Amanda Seales presents her stand-up debut in this special, sharing everything from her memories of romance in school, to what it means to be a black woman in America today.