New, undiscovered territory in factual TV this week

Get ready to learn about the extraordinary journey of humans and animals around the world – only on DStv

You’ll be glad you’re sitting safely on your sofa while watching these mesmerising new documentaries!

Reggie Yates Meets World Season 1

What would you do if someone offered you the opportunity of a lifetime with no cost? Would you take it or step aside? Reggie Yates travels the world to investigate different groups that target young people with the promise of a brighter future. From churches helping people move out of gangs to opportunities to work in a growing film industry, we see if the promises are too good to be true – and uncover the sinister side of these offers.

Thursday 13 August on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:00

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The Persians: A History of Iran Season 1

A delightful series for history buffs and travel enthusiasts. Before it was a war-torn country, Iran was the land of kings, poets and artists. Formerly known as Persia, you will get to see what life was like in this wealthy, diverse country and learn more about the sacred traditions of its people.

Friday 7 August on BBC Earth (DStv 184) at 19:00

Muck City Season 1

A student football player from the wrong side of the tracks is given an opportunity to attend an affluent high school. This opportunity could mean a bright future for him and his family. But things don’t go so well when the team disagrees with his starting position.

Saturday 8 August on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 22:00

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South America’s Weirdest Animals

A continent diverse in wildlife is sure to have some odd creatures – and this series highlights the most bizarre of them all. As animals evolve to adapt to their changing landscape, their transformations can be startling and surprisingly effective.

Wednesday 12 August on Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182) at 18:00

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Witness: Dead Woman’s Pass

With two of every three Peruvian women experiencing violence in the home, this story sheds light on the dark family trauma and the difficulty to overcome it. Watch one woman’s journey from domestic violence to safety at her ancestral home. She breaks social norms as a porter at the Inca Trail and learns to confront years of trauma to build a better life.

Sunday 9 August on Al Jazeera (DStv 406) at 22:30

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