Celebs and comics team up for Comedy Central’s new show, ‘Famous Last Words’

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Jeannie D will be trying her hand at stand-up comedy in the new show,’ Famous Last Words’, on Comedy Central. Photo: Supplied

WHAT do TV presenters Jeannie D and Khanyi Mbau, rapper and Idols SA host ProVerb; celebrity chef and MasterChef SA judge Benny Masekwameng; media personalities Kuli Roberts and John Robbie; Isidingo star Robert Whitehead and former Bafana Bafana player Mark Williams have in common?

They are all about to become stand-up comedians in Comedy Central’s new show Famous Last Words, which debuts on DStv channel 122 on Monday, August 14, at 9 pm. Continue reading

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BBC and PBS join forces for new television adaptation of ‘Little Women’

THE BBC and Masterpiece on PBS have revealed plans to adapt Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, for the small screen.

Created in partnership with the Golden Globe and Bafta-winning drama producer, Playground, the three-part series from Heidi Thomas, the creator of Call The Midwife, Cranford and Upstairs Downstairs, will be directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen, My Mad Fat Diary). Continue reading

Award-winning actress, Brenda Blethyn, returns to ITV Choice in ‘Vera’

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Brenda Blethyn in Vera.

Multi-award-winning British actress, Brenda Blethyn, returns as the unorthodox, but brilliant, DCI Vera Stanhope, in the highly-anticipated seventh season of Vera on ITV Choice (DStv channel 123) at 8pm on Wednesday, March 29.

The criminal drama series is based on the novels and characters created by Ann Cleeves and has garnered critical acclaim since it first debuted back in 2011.

Blethyn spoke to http://www.theluvvie.com about bringing the somewhat dishevelled, but a truly gifted detective, Detective Chief Inspector Stanhope.  Continue reading

AfriDocs will be presenting a host of hard-hitting doccies on BET

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Don’t miss ‘CitizenFour’ on BET.

Throughout March, AfriDocs on BET will be presenting a series of hard-hitting documentaries focused on the struggles and challenges that face both emerging and established democracies.

From the battles of activists trying to promote and secure democracy in Nigeria and Zimbabwe, to the ways in which media investigations and leaks threaten the establishment in Ghana and the United States, these award-winning films are both entertaining and informative. Continue reading