Noah takes on the big stage

2014-08-11 00:00

SOUTH African comedian Trevor Noah will be performing in the first episode of the new season of Live at the Apollo on BBC Entertainment (DStv channel 120) at 9.35 pm tomorrow. Also on the bill are host Eddie Izzard and British comedian Josh Widdicombe. Each episode sees a stand-up legend act as compère and perform for the audience, before introducing two of the best stand-ups currently on the comedy circuit.

FATAL ATTRACTION

THE second season of Fatal Attraction gets underway on Sony Max (DStv channel 128) at 10 pm on Wednesday, August 13 and continues every Tuesday to Thursday.

Narrated by award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield, the series explores the devastating consequences when all-consuming romantic passion erupts with such intensity that ordinary people commit unthinkable and criminal acts in the name of love. There’s the tale of Atlanta’s own Great Gatsby, a millionaire playboy found bludgeoned to death in his mansion; the case of the missing airport baggage handler; and the story of the young woman who slaughters her first love.

Driven by real-life stories, each episode opens with a shocking crime and then flashes back through re-enactments to the beginning of the incident, providing viewers a glimpse into the dark heart of a dangerous romance.

SUPERSPORT GOES SIMULCAST

SuperSport will become simulcast from tomorrow. This means that Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) channels will display on the same channel number; and that the SuperSport HD channels from 211 to 217 will fall away as they move onto the same channel number as their SD counterpart.

Customers with PVR decoders need not worry as their scheduled recordings will not be compromised by the switch over to simulcast. These will automatically be moved to the new channels.

TRANSPORTER — THE SERIES

New to SABC3 this week is Transporter — The Series, a high-octane action series based on the popular film franchise of the same name created by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. It will broadcast on Mondays at 10 pm, starting tonight.

Frank Martin (Chris Vance) is The Transporter. He carries anything, anywhere, no questions asked. In the first episode, Frank is assigned to transport Delia, a rich young socialite, to a safe house, but the job turns bad when a German crime lord attempts to kidnap her.

With the enemy closing in, Frank must get Delia on a flight back to America, but a sudden betrayal places Delia in deadly jeopardy, and Frank must use all his skills to save her.

THE KNICK

New to M-Net at 9.30 am today is The Knick, a period drama set in downtown New York in 1900.

The show, which stars Clive Owen as Dr John W. Thackery, is centred on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics.

BIG BANG THEORY

Season seven of The Big Bang Theory can be seen on M-Net at 7.30 pm on Wednesday, August 13.

The series centres on Leonard and Sheldon (Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons), brilliant physicists in the laboratory, but socially challenged outside of it. Enter beautiful, street-smart neighbour, Penny (Kaley Cuoco), who aims to teach them a thing or two about life. Despite their on-again, off-again relationship in the past, Leonard believes he’s found true love with Penny. Even Sheldon has found a female companion — entering into a “relationship agreement” with neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik).

THE CLOSE UP

THE fourth season of The Close Up returns to e.tv at 8 pm on Wednesday, August 13.

In the new season of shows Nicky Greenwall interviews rapper Psyfo, actress Leleti Khumalo, DJ Euphonik, socialite Khanyi Mbau, TV personality Pearl Modiadie, DJ Zinhle, comedian Trevor Gumbi, model Lerato Moloi, and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo. In the first episode, viewers will get a closer look into the life of Sipho Ngwenya, also known as Psyfo. Viewers will also discover how this Kimberly-born star ran away from home as a child to find a new life in Johannesburg.

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