TV highlights: April 17 – 23

2011-04-15 12:54

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Born with Two Heads

BBC Knowledge


Manar Maged is only the 11th child in medical history to have been born with an extremely rare birth defect, she was born with her ­conjoined twin’s head.




Get into green mode as Greenline looks at landfills which are filling up at a rate that will use up all available land space in ­Joburg by 2017. It’s going to shock you.

Monday, 18 April 2011

The Sleeper

Top Crime (TopTV)


The German secret police were called “sleepers”. ­During the Cold War, they were specially trained to turn into deadly aggressors at any moment.


M-Net Series


Simultaneously appearing over every major city in the world, the Visitors (or Vs) arrived offering us the wonders of their technology and promoting peace. Scary.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Jamie’s Food ­Revolution

BBC Lifestyle


Jamie has his work cut out for him. He’s hell bent on stopping kids in the US from eating McDonald’s. Good luck Jamie.

No.1 Ladies Detective Agency

Top One (TopTV)


If you missed out on this series set in our neighbouring country, Botswana, now’s your time to check it out. Starring Jill Scott.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

The Tyra Banks Show



Tyra meets people who ­regret getting tattoos. One woman’s ex-boyfriend’s name is a permanent ­reminder of a failed ­relationship, proving that nothing is for certain.

The Apprentice

BBC Entertainment


In their first boardroom meeting, Sir Alan leaves the fresh-faced?candidates under no illusions about how tough the next twelve weeks will be. Will they be tough enough to handle it?

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Drug Mules

Al Jazeera


Filipino women are filling up jails worldwide in their ­hundreds. Of these, many are currently facing death row from drug-related crimes and more frequently they are women.

Gator Breakdown

National Geographic


After catching an alligator, park director Ed Woods makes a shocking discovery: the alligator is an “escapee” from the park’s fenced-in boardwalk ­area.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Planet Rock

Top One (Top tv)


Probably one of the hottest ­producers and artists around, Planet Rock talks to Wyclef Jean on the trials, ­tribulations and rewards of his incredible music career.

Celine Dion



Say what you like about this French-Canadian singer. Even her biggest critics have eaten their words when it comes to her live performances and here’s your chance to check it out.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Harry Potter And the Chamber of Secrets



Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school is plagued by a series of ­mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.

Up in the Air



Flying all over the world on business, Ryan Bingham never stops moving – until he meets Alex and learns that life isn’t about the journey, but the connections we make along the way.

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