TV highlights: November 14 – 20

2010-11-13 08:46

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Miami Vice

SABC1

8pm

Based on the 1980s hit show detectives Crockett and Tubb, the film version stars Collin ­Farrell and Jamie Fox. It’s cheesy beyond words but fun nonetheless.

CSI: Miami

SABC 3

8.30pm

The CSI team get into crime-solving mode when a man turns up dead on a Miami beach while an ­unconscious girl is found in the ocean. Looks like we have a case here.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Boston Med

M-Net

7.30pm

New series revolving around the lives of medics in the Iraqi war. The first episode features the wife of a soldier who gives birth to her child with a heart deffect.

Shattered

Universal

9pm

Ben Sullivan is a homicide detective suffering from Disassociated Identity Dis­order,?triggered by the tragic ­kidnapping of his son. He’s back on the job, to find out what happened to his son.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Intersexions

SABC1

8.30pm

Israel Molete is vying with colleague Ike Bopape for a promotion; Molete gets the job, Bopape accuses him of sexually harassing two ­pupils.

The Secret Millionaire

BBC

9.30pm

Returning for a fourth ­series. A millionaire leaves his luxury life behind, and lives undercover in a ­deprived area of the UK for ten days.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Mel B: It’s a Scary World

The Style Network

9pm

Former Spice Girl and Eddie Murphy’s lover lands her own reality TV show, where cameras follow her and her family around. Oh, just like Kimora?Lee-Simmonds,?then?

Scoundrels

M-Net Series

7.30pm

After her husband is ­sentenced to prison, Cheryl West becomes a single mother. She decides to get out of the family business of crime but it proves a lot more difficult than she ­expected.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Melrose Place

M-Net

7.30pm

Ella and Caleb are stunned when agency owner ­Amanda Woodward walks into WPK and immediately fires half the staff, including Caleb. Aah, the joys of “restructuring”.

Cat’s Eye

Showtime (TopTV)

11pm

Based on a trilogy of stories written by Stephen King ­involving a chain smoker, a gambler and a girl ­terrorised by a troll. ­Typically freakish.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Cooked

BBC Lifestyle

8.25pm

Justin Bonello sets off on a gastronomic journey around Mozambique, telling stories of the continent he loves. And the best part? The food looks as good as he does.

Once Upon A Time in Mexico

SABC1

10pm

Starring Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas and directed by Robert Rodriguez; a hitman becomes involved in espionage, the CIA and corrupt Mexican generals.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Mugabe and the White African

FoxFX (TopTV)

8.30pm

The story of Mike Campbell and?his?son-in-law’s?harrowing?attempt?to?save their farm and with it the homes and livelihoods of 500 black workers and their families in Zimbabwe.

Raising Helen

SABC3

7.30pm

After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young, care-free woman becomes the guardian to their three children whom she really doesn’t want to look after.


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