DStv highlights - August 17, 2012

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l New Tricks, BBC Entertainment, 20.05

Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman’s unconventional team of ex-detectives – Jack Halford, Brian Lane and Gerry Standing – return. By bending the rules, ignoring procedure, following their hunches and taking risks, they get results. The death of a boxer, the murder of a graffiti artist, the stabbing of a fashion designer and the suspicious suicide of a college professor are some of the crimes solved in series seven.

l The Bachelorette, Vuzu, 20.30

One bachelor flees Fiji out of “respect” for Ashley, while a formerly rejected suitor returns to make one last plea for a rose.

l Two Million Year Old Boy, National Geographic Channel, 21.00

A boy makes one of the greatest fossil finds of all time, stumbling across the 2 million-year-old skeleton of a pre-human boy. The creature would have lived during one of the biggest gaps in mankind’s evolutionary timeline. Now, one man fights for a new way of doing science and proves the spirit of discovery lives on. As we explore the mystery of how a newly-discovered pre-human species lived and died, we begin to answer the question of how we became human.

l The Killing, M-Net Series, 21.30

Season two starts as Sarah realises Rosie’s murder may have been a part of something bigger. She’s left reeling when she learns the core piece of evidence against Richmond has been falsified and tells Oakes, who seems reluctant to take the information to the district attorney, and worries that Sarah’s gone down the rabbit hole... again.

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