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 about bringing the somewhat dishevelled, but a truly gifted detective, Detective Chief Inspector Stanhope.  Continue reading


Hard-hitting contemporary drama puts the spotlight on vulnerable African teens


‘MTV Shuga: Down South’ stars Samkelisiwe Makhoba as Khensani and Stephanie Sandows as Tsholo.

An irresponsible teen mom. A predatory teacher. An ambitious hostess. A conflicted adolescent struggling to understand his identity. A neglected trophy wife. A pregnant schoolgirl. A possessive boyfriend. A ruthless entrepreneur.

These are just some of the faces of MTV Shuga: Down South, the 12- part new drama series from MTV Staying Alive Foundation and MTV Base. The show premieres on Wednesday, 8 March on MTV Base (South Africa) on at 9.30pm CAT and on MTV Base (rest of Africa) at 10.05pm WAT. Continue reading

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


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

Join Robbie Coltrane as he investigates baffling British murder cases

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Robbie Coltrane presents ‘Critical Evidence’ on the Crime and Investigation channel.


When there’s a murder with no suspect, no leads and perhaps not even a body, investigators face their toughest test. Evidence must be gathered and analysed. But evidence is worthless if it can’t be pinned to a suspect.

In the new Crime + Investigation series, Critical Evidence, British actor and comedian Robbie Coltrane (Harry Potter, Cracker) reveals eight of the hardest, most complex and baffling murder cases ever to be investigated by British police. Continue reading

Graham Norton returns to BBC Brit


The BAFTA-winning series The Graham Norton Show returns to BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) on Tuesday, October 11, with more cheeky chat and hilarious shenanigans with the biggest stars on the planet.

Expect the unexpected as Graham focuses on the people, trends, stories and aspects of celebrity culture that interest him the most, all the while using trademark Norton comedy to lull his guests and audience into a false sense of security.

There will be monologues, music and outlandish and risqué surprises as Graham steers the madness in whatever direction he pleases.

Comedy Central flies SA comedy flag at Canada’s Just For Laughs Festival

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David Kau.

Popular South African comedians Robbie Collins and David Kau will be flying the flag for South African comedy when they perform at the biggest comedy festival in the world: the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, Canada until August 1.

The two comedians are joining Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) on the channel’s annual pilgrimage to Canada where they’ll be showcasing South African comedy at the world famous event. Continue reading

Enjoy a world of enchantment with Disney on Ice


Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment featuring Anna & Olaf from Disney’s Frozen. Photo credit: ©Disney

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is an action-packed ice spectacular featuring four fun-filled Disney stories that showcase many of the beloved characters from The Little Mermaid and Disney Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story 3, along with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. Joining these cherished characters are the stars of Disney’s Frozen.

Presented by Feld Entertainment Inc and leading local promoter, Showtime Management in association with DSTV, Worlds of Enchantment opens on Friday, June 24 at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg and runs until Sunday, July 3. The production moves to the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town from Wednesday, July 6 to Sunday, July 10. Tickets are on sale at Computicket. Continue reading