MAMMOTH Screen and Agatha Christie Productions Ltd will be presenting a brand new TV adaptation of Agatha Christie’s short story, The Witness for the Prosecution. Continue reading
Whether you are into decorating or wildlife, BBC South Africa’s channels have something which should ignite your interest in October. Continue reading
INTERNATIONAL producers have secured the rights to Showdown at the Red Lion (Jonathan Ball Publishers) and Masked Raiders by Charles van Onselen to make an international television drama Series, based upon the acclaimed books. Continue reading
BBC World News (DStv channel 400) is heading to the Antarctic for a special programme of Our World – The Penguin Watchers with Victoria Gill at 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm on Saturday, April 9 and at 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm on Sunday, April 10. Continue reading
THE much lauded Afrikaans feature film, Dis, Ek Anna, took home thee Golden Horns at the 10th South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) at the Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg at the weekend.
Dis Ek, Anna was named best feature film. It’s director Sara Blecher won best achievement in directing and Marius Weyers was named best supporting actor. Continue reading
THE Book of Negroes, the Conquering Lion/Out of Africa Entertainment, Canadian-South African co-production, dominated the Canadian Screen Awards, taking home 11 awards including best TV movie or limited series, three best acting awards for Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent and Shailyn Pierre Dixon, and best direction (limited series). Continue reading
THE National Film and Video Foundation has revealed the nominees for the 10th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs). The winners will be revealed live at two star-studded ceremonies which will be held at Gallagher Estate on Friday, March 18 and Sunday, March 20.
The winner of Best TV Presenter Golden Horn for SAFTAs 2015 and presenter of Expresso Morning Show on SABC3, Katlego Maboe will serve as the SAFTAs 2016 host. Continue reading
CURRENTLY showing on BBC First (DStv channel 119) is the popular costume drama, Mr Selfridge. Starring Emmy award-winning American actor, Jeremy Piven (Entourage), Mr Selfridge is inspired by the life of charismatic American entrepreneur, Harry Gordon Selfridge, whose business in London’s Oxford Street has become a much-loved institution.
Series 3 picks up in 1919 just after the end of World War I and sees Zoë Wanamaker (Harry Potter films) joins the cast to play Russian Princess, Marie de Bolotoff, whose handsome son Serge, played by Leon Ockenden (Casualty) marries Harry’s eldest daughter, Rosalie (Kara Tointon, EastEnders).
Kara’s real-life sister, Hannah Tointon, plays her rebellious sister, Violette, which sees the sisters acting together for the first time. And Sacha Parkinson (Coronation Street, The Mill) joins the cast to play Kitty Hawkins’ ambitious younger sister, along with Kelly Adams (Holby City) who plays Harry’s new love interest, Nancy Webb.
TheLuvvie.com spoke Leon Ockenden about playing Serge De Bolotoff. Continue reading
There are a number of new television shows starting on DStv next week. Here’s a sneak peak at what to expect. Continue reading