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

New ITV Choice series, ‘Tutankhamun’, tells the story of Howard Carter, the man who found the Egyptian boy king’s tomb

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South Africa’s Northern Cape plays a starring role in new ITV Choice series, Tutankhamun, starring Max Irons and Sam Neill. The show, which airs on DStv channel 123 on Thursday, November 10 at 8pm, was filmed in the region, parts of which were transformed into Egypt’s famous Valley of the Kings. Continue reading

‘Sherlock’ star, Benedict Cumberbatch, chats to Graham Norton

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Benedict Cumberbatch (left) and Eddie Redmayne talk about their new films, ‘Dr Strange’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’.

Graham Norton welcomes leading British actors, Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and American singer LeAnn Rimes to The Graham Norton Show on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) at 9pm on Tuesday, November 8. Continue reading