Lots to enthrall viewers on TV this week

2010-09-06 00:00

A NEW season of SABC2’s successful consumer rights show Speak Out returns to our screens on September 8 at 9.30 pm.

The show, which aims to resolve difficult consumer issues and to speak for the voiceless, will be presented by Duncan Senye and Vuyelwa Booi (7de Laan).

With strong investigative research behind it, the team exposes bad service and shows consumers how to handle difficult situations. So often people just lose their temper and then nothing is achieved.

One of the features in the show is “Hero and Zero of the Week”, in which the team looks at service providers who have gone out of their way to provide exceptional service and those who have failed to correct their mistakes in any way at all.

Other highlights this week:

TODAY

• Fresh Living TV — e.tv, 5.30 pm: A fusion of lifestyle and reality TV, the show, presented by popular radio DJ Ayanda Tini, showcases everyday domestic disasters and triumphs and focuses on finding simple, affordable solutions for them.

• The O.C. — SABC3, 9 pm: Season four gets under way tonight and will be aired Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Following the death of Marissa, Ryan struggles to stay focused on the future, Summer has reinvented herself as a left-leaning activist, and Seth works at a local comic book store.

TOMORROW

• Special Assignment — SABC3, 8.31 pm: A follow-up to the team’s exposé of the increasing drug trade from Brazil, which has affected the lives of hundreds of South African families, including one Eastern Cape family, who found out while watching the programme that their missing daughter was being held in a Brazilian jail on drug charges.

WEDNESDAY

• Unplugged Joy of Jazz — e.tv, 9.30 pm: Japanese-born Sadao Watanabe, who has been thrilling audiences across the world with his unique saxophone talents since the age of 18, is the guest on tonight’s show. His music is considered by many to be the purest form of jazz.

THURSDAY

• Top Billing — SABC3, 7.30 pm: Tonight’s show includes a DIY segment with Metro FM DJ Azania Ndoro; a look around Ponte Veccio in Florence; and an interview with Tirelo Molotlegi, a member of the Bafokeng Royal Family and successful businesswoman.

FRIDAY

• Grey Owl — SABC3, 7.30 pm: Pierce Brosnan stars in this film about the life and work of a Canadian fur trapper turned conservationist who claimed to be a Native American.

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