By Dave Macleod, Tuesday 1st August 2017
Marathon (Seasons 1-4)
Weekends at 12:00 from 5th – 27th August.
A reality series about New Zealand Customs agents who aim to prevent pest plants, animals, drugs, weapons, and pornography from filtering through their country’s borders. What they find is often mind-boggling, but it’s just business as usual for this intrepid team. Whether it’s live lizards in luggage, a Hungarian couple smuggling salami, stashes of illegal knives or an undeclared ostrich egg, these MAF Quarantine Service officers (and their dogs) are ready for anything.
Weekdays at 21:10 and 01:50 from 7th – 18th August.
Johannesburg, South Africa – arguably one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Sometimes though, out of the ashes and ruins comes a hero, or three… Meet the Eblen brothers - they run NightGuard security and, big or small, will tackle all kinds of crime. From street patrols to busting notorious criminals, brothers JP, Zaine and Moolie are an unstoppable force at the helm of this second-generation family business. With a sharp sense of humour, and an uncanny ability to keep the situation light, this crime-fighting family never ceases to entertain.
TEENS WHO KILL
CBS REALITY ORIGINAL
Weekends at 21:10 and 1:20 from 20th August, continuing into next month.
It seems impossible. Young people, with the briefest experience of life, prepared to kill and in some cases, kill their own parents. But it has happened in many countries and in many ways. Are these teens inherently evil, or are they victims of a system that failed them? Featuring key witness testimony, new interviews, archive footage and reconstructions, this series explores such questions through eleven extraordinary cases.
Seasons 2 to 4 – PREMIERE
Weekday double bills at 13:15 and 19:30 from 3rd August, continuing into next month, and repeated weekends as stack at 07:00.
New Zealand has one of the longest stretches of coastline in the world; beaches and boating shape its national identity, and its enviable aquatic lifestyle is an international icon. This exciting series follows the men and women who patrol and protect New Zealand's precious waterways – the Ministry of Fisheries and the Maritime Police – from such threats as highly-organised international poachers, gangs stripping paua beds between cannabis growing seasons, and the illegal poaching of fish and shellfish.
PICK OF THE WEEK
Wednesday 27 June
Friday 22 June
Sunday 24 June