TV highlights for this week

Watch a true story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, learn more about pirates of the real world or indulge in a reality dating competition.

In 2003, as politicians in Britain and the US angle to invade Iraq, GCHQ translator Katharine Gun leaks a classified e-mail that urges spying on members of the UN Security Council to force through the resolution to go to war. Charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act, and facing imprisonment, Katharine and her lawyers set out to defend her actions. With her life, liberty and marriage threatened, she must stand up for what she believes in …Official Secrets is a brilliant British drama film based on a true story. Make sure not to miss it on Showmax this week.

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There’s been a scarcity in good pirate shows since the Pirates of the Caribbean. Luckily, Netflix came up with just the show to help us know more about the history of pirates in the real world. The Lost Pirate Kingdom is a documentary series of the lives and how the pirates emerged in the sea especially in a particular spot. The pirates were so feared at times that during the reign of the British Empire, even they didn’t like the idea of facing them on the sea. The series will include historians and other known personalities that keep track of such events in history along with a live action depiction of what might have been the scene back in the days.

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Drop whatever plans you have. Grab the snacks, fill those coffee mugs, and settle into your seat because Qiniso Van Damme, the first female lead of the South African version of The Bachelorette continues her romantic journey of the dating reality competition. Thursdays on M-Net at 7:30pm.

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