TV highlights: April 3 – 9

2011-04-01 12:30

Sunday, 3 April 2011

The Last of the ­Giraffes

Top Explorer (Top TV)

12.55 pm

The threat of extinction faced by the west African white giraffes is showcased in this documentary set in a village south of Niger.

It’s Complicated

M-Net

8pm

Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep shine in this romantic comedy about a divorced couple who reignite the spark after attending their son’s graduation. Problem is one of them is re-married.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Masterchef Australia

M-Net

6.30pm

The top 50 begin with a barbecue challenge, and the freedom to cook whatever they want. Get it right ­Australians. It’s called a braai. okay?

The Wild

M-Net

6pm

The new soapie you’ve been seeing on billboards around the country finally begins today. With Shona and ­Connie Ferguson at the helm, it’s sure to be exciting.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Girlfriends

TopOne (TopTV)

9.45pm

It’s almost Toni’s wedding and Joan’s green monster is starting to get the better of her. Lynn and Maya ­confront her. Who can blame them?

Closer

M-Net Series

7.30pm

Season five of deputy police chief Brenda Leigh Johnson’s invasive, no-nonsene attitude returns. The good news is she’s working on her annoying ways.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Jerusalema

Mzansi Magic

9.30pm

Soweto-born Lucky Kunene is bright and ambitious. When the political promises of 1994 fail to materialise he embarks on a life of crime, escalating from a car thief into a hijacker of buildings.

Top Chef

SABC3

8pm

The Top Chef finale sees the contestants head to ­Hawaii where they are ­introduced to Polynesian cuisine. They soon realise it’s about more than just pineapples and coconuts.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The Graham Norton Show

BBC Entertainment

8.30pm

Each episode is full of comedy, celebrity gossip and general weirdness. And there’s just enough risqué material to make viewers cringe with delight. That’s Graham Norton for you.

Trawlermen

BBC Knowledge

9.30pm

Trawlermen provides a rare insight into the lives of the men who work on the boats of northeast ­Scotland’s fishing fleet. Now this is reality TV at its best.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Mamma Mia!

TopMovies (TopTV)

8pm

If you’re an ABBA fan, then this has your name written all over it. A bride-to-be ­tries to find her real dad and sings her way through the group’s music.

Mike and Molly

M-Net

6pm

Already nominated for a People’s Choice Award this year, this comedy is about fourth-grade teacher Molly Flynn who meets and falls for police officer Mike Biggs at Overeaters Anonymous.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Mickey Blue Eyes

SABC3

7.30pm

An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realise he must try to fit in or fall out. Hugh Grant plays his usual dopey-faced self and its hilarious.

Zulu Wars

TopHistory (TopTV)

9.55pm

Zulu Wars takes a look back at the systematic destruction of the Zulu Kingdom when thousands of people were killed. Was it a cover-up by the highest level at the Palace of Westminster?


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