Tuesday on TV: Cops, canines and serious chats

2019-10-22 09:38
Actor Reggie Yates.

Cape Town – From a buddy cop drama, to Reggie Yates investigating TV's revolution, to a series about a deadly virus – here are our top 3 picks to tune into tonight.

Hudson & Rex

20:00 - Universal TV (DStv 117)

Every cop has a partner, and the bond between them is akin to blood relatives. John Reardon is detective Charlie Hudson whose canine partner is a German shepherd called Rex. Together, they investigate and infiltrate the criminal underworld. The season premiere kicks off with Charlie and Rex tracking the trail of a kidnapped girl before it's too late.

TV's Black Renaissance: Reggie Yates in Hollywood

22:12 - BBC Brit (120)

Actor and television presenter Reggie Yates travels to LA and delves more into the revolutionary change of television. People of colour like Tyler Perry have been instrumental in telling stories that resonate with black people, by black people. Race and identity have driven conversations in Hollywood with doccies like Dear White People, Insecure and Atlanta. Reggie meets with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Green Book) and Lena Waithe (The Chi).

The Strain


A virus wipes out all passengers on a flight to New York. During their investigations, a team of doctors discover four people who survived, but are still infected. Worse yet, they realise the virus turns its host into a vampire.

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