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
PIRATES of the Caribbean and Love Actually star, Bill Nighy, is set to star in a new television adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence.
The three-part drama reunites the team behind last December’s The Witness for the Prosecution and 2015’s And Then There Were None, both of which were critical successes for BBC One. Continue reading
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
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
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
Dame Helen Mirren in ‘Prime Suspect’.
Oscar-winning actress, Dame Helen Mirren talks to www.theluvvie.com about Prime Suspect, a television series during which she says she came of age as an actor. Continue reading
Ripper Street, the crime drama which explores the criminal underworld of London’s East End, returns to BBC First (DStv channel 119) from Friday, November 18 at 9pm. Continue reading
As part of its new series of music documentaries, BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) will be screening Ed Sheeran: Jumpers For Goalposts – Live From Wembley at 8 pm on Friday, November 18. Continue reading
George Clark takes a closer look at some amazing spaces.
IF you like reality shows, then both BBC Lifestyle and BBC Earth are offering two new series to enjoy – George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and Truth about Alcohol. Continue reading
Set in three of the most seasonally changeable landscapes on Earth, Seasonal Landscapes – which airs at 4pm on Sunday, November 13, on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) – reveals the stunning transformations that occur each year and how wildlife copes with them. Continue reading