An image of Gretta Monahan and Robert Verdi

From psychic matchmaking to medical mysteries, a family in transition and bride transformations, TLC Entertainment’s (DStv 172) October line-up is once again filled with shocking and exciting programming.

Love is all about finding the perfect connection and according to psychic Deborah Graham, that connection is a subconscious link that lives inside a person’s soul.

Deborah Graham

In the new series, Psychic Matchmaker, Deborah sets out to help people find true love that can last a lifetime. Unlike a typical matchmaker, Deborah was born with a special gift that allows her connect people with their true soul mates.

She is an expert at digging into people’s souls and discovering that bond that is not just a superficial connection but rather a subconscious link that will last forever. Follow as Deborah uses her psychic gift and ever-growing “date-a-base” to find her clients their soulmate in the season premiere of Psychic Matchmaker on Thursday 8 October at 20:55.

Then there’s the celebrity stylists Gretta Monahan and Robert Verdi who make it their mission to take the worst of the worst dressed brides from wild to styled. In each episode of Brides Gone Styled, brides with questionable fashion sense will pick out their favourite wedding gown, and put it up against choices by the two celebrity stylists.

Watch as these stylists take the most unfashionable women and transform them into princesses for their special day. There’s nothing better than a good makeover. Don’t miss Brides Gone Styled on Sunday 18 October at 18:10.

Explore mysterious illnesses that have baffled medical experts in the brand new series Diagnose Me. Sometimes the cases are so baffling and bizarre that they defy the skills of the most gifted specialists.

Using interviews and dramatic first person accounts, viewers will witness horrifying tales of everyday people being struck down by strange symptoms and mysterious illnesses. Each episode depicts a race against time as brilliant doctors refuse to give up in their quest to uncover the medical clues, restore the patients to health and prevent an outbreak.

These cases are unbelievable, untraceable but hopefully not unstoppable. Watch as doctors take on the role of medical detectives in Diagnose Me, starting on Friday 23 October at 20:00.

October will also give you an opportunity to meet Jazz Jennings. Although born male, Jazz is a transgender female who has been living as a girl since kindergarten. Parents Jeanette and Greg have spent the years finding doctors to treat their daughter, while fighting the discrimination and misconceptions associated with what it means to be transgender.

Now 14 years old, Jazz is on the brink of the biggest challenge of her life: high school. Not only does she face the normal struggles of a 14 year-old girl; boy crazy friends, mood swings, and body image issues, she must also contend with the unique challenges of being a transgender girl.

While she is on a regimen of hormone therapy so that she can look and develop like the other girls in her school Jazz struggles with comparing herself to her friends. Don’t miss the fascinating new season of I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition starting on Tuesday 27 October at 20:55.

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