DStv highlights - April 11

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l LA: City of Demons, Discovery TLC, 19.00

Crime author James Ellroy looks at some of Hollywood’s most notorious nihilistic crimes. Exposing the seamier side of life behind the silver screen, Ellroy guides viewers through the horrifying panoply of crimes, historical and contemporary, that plague LA, beginning with the unsolved murder of his mother in 1958.

l Top Gear USA, BBC Entertainment, 20.00

Hosted by comedian Adam Ferrara, champion rally and drift racer Tanner Foust and racing analyst Rutledge Wood, Top Gear USA has all the Top Gear trademarks. The presenters tackle a number of extreme challenges, including a moonshine run along a Prohibition route in the Deep South, racing a Halo jumper in a Hennessey Velociraptor and evading a Cobra helicopter gunship in a Dodge Viper… through the middle of a town.

l Fashion Hunters, Vuzu, 20.00

Karina charges a higher price for a piece of Lauren Bacall luggage than Tara thought fair. A consigner brings in two Chanel bags she bought at a garage sale and Ambria and Karina must determine if they are authentic.

l Nazi Titanic, History Channel, 21.25

In World War II, Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels decided to make a film based on the sinking of the Titanic, a movie so large in scale the Nazis were forced to divert men, material and ships from the war effort to complete it. The film never received the large premiere that Goebbels intended and only surfaced in Nazi-occupied Paris and footage used in the 1950’s Hollywood film, A Night to Remember.

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