TV highlights: July 25 – July 31

2010-07-23 12:42

What to watch this week on you television screen.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Dancing with the Stars
BBC Entertainment

Full of sequins and ­starlets, the new season features former tennis champ Monica Seles, R&B singer Mario and actress ­Priscilla Presley.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

The mercurial man-thing on a surfboard comes to Earth to warn us about our ­imminent destruction. Can the Fantastic Four work ­together to save the day?

Monday, 26 July 2010

The Simpsons

Flanders takes Homer on a Bible study trip to Israel. Homer becomes delusional and ends up believing he’s the Chosen One. We knew that already. D’oh!

City Ses’la

Leticia has to find a new roommate since Phumi has moved into the loft with Themba. She advertises on the internet and attracts some weird applicants. ­Predictable.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010


That fumbling, clumsy spy is back for another ­entertaining season. This time, Chuck must adopt a James Bond style if he wants to keep his job.

Flavours of South ­Africa
Travel Channel

Alongside the spectacular scenery, Charlie Ottley finds both food and wine to match. And all of this in our very own back yard.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Unplugged Joy of Jazz

Every week, Bob Mabena ­will interview a jazz artist performing at the festival. Each show ends with an ­exclusive unplugged live performance of their most popular songs. Nice one.

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
universal Channel

Stabler and his new partner, Dani Beck, identify a ­prominent lawyer as her rapist. Unfortunately, the squad has difficulty making the charges stick.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Just Like Heaven

Romantic comedy about a lonely architect (Mark ­Ruffalo) who is being bugged by the spirit of a woman (Reese Witherspoon) who used to live in the same house.

CSI: New York

Incriminating DNA ­contradicts the confession of a woman who admits to killing her husband. Why would she take the fall for someone else?

Friday, 30 July 2010


The words Hello Clarice are a chilling reminder of the seminal ­film Silence of the Lambs. This is the sequel to the 1991 psychological ­thriller.

Agent Cody Banks
M-Net Stars

Cody Banks is a 15-year-old boy who joins the world of espionage. His first mission is to befriend the pretty ­Natalie Connors at a posh school in order to save the day – and pass maths too.

Saturday, 31 July 2010


Will Smith stars as a man who helps ­complete losers bag the women of their dreams. His problems start when a hot journo begins writing a ­story about this professional bachelor.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Two stoner dudes are on a mission to ruin the ­premiere of the movie they created when they ­realise that they’ll be getting no money for their efforts.

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