From ancient mysteries to modern medicine: Catch your factual favourites on DStv this week


There’s a lot to absorb in the factual shows on offer this week, from aliens on Earth to unexplained mysteries and medical miracles.

Something old, something new and something borrowed can all be found in this week’s doccies.

In Search Of… S2

Hosted and executive produced by Emmy-nominated actor Zachary Quinto and inspired by the iconic 1970s franchise, the series examines unexplained phenomena from all over the
world. The topics in the new season include The Loch Ness Monster, The Lost Colony of Roanoke and The Bermuda Triangle. No stone is left unturned to uncover new evidence.

Starts Friday 17 January on HISTORY (186) at 19:20


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Ancient Aliens S12 B

This popular show examining the theory that extra-terrestrials visited Earth millions of years ago returns. From the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the US, each episode gives historic depth to the questions, speculations, provocative controversies, first-hand accounts and grounded theories surrounding this age-old debate.

Starts Friday 17 January on HISTORY (186) at 18:25


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The Egg Factor

Not every woman conceives easily, and often the only option is to rely on another woman’s donated egg. The decisions around this are delicate and difficult. This gripping new series
follows the fascinating lives of people involved in creating families with donated eggs. In the series, hopeful parents who have struggled to conceive are finally able to realise their dream of creating a baby because of healthy eggs from young women who willingly go through the gruelling egg retrieval process.

Starts Sunday 19 January on CBS Reality (132) at 07:50


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