TV pick: May 25-31

2014-05-25 15:00

On the box 


Secret Street Crew

M-Net, 6pm

New Show

See Ashley Banjo take on the challenge of turning five unfit and uncoordinated beer-drinking darts players from Stockport into a genuine street dance crew. Three weeks of secret rehearsals later, they surprise their family, friends and other darts players with their slick moves.

Ultimate Mars


National Geographic

Channel, 7.10pm

In August 2012, a Nasa rover named Curiosity touched down inside the Gale crater on Mars carrying new ­scientific instruments to see if there is life on the Red Planet. The new dynamic picture of Mars is revealed by the ­explorers.

The Making of Mandela

Discovery World, 9pm

Recount the life of the icon who overcame adversity to lead a nation.


MasterChefAustralia: The Professionals

M-Net, 6.30pm

New show

In the first challenge of the series, the contestants are divided into six teams and allocated a course between entrées, mains and desserts.

Grey’s Anatomy

M-Net, 7.30pm

Season finale

The 10th season of this award-winning medical drama series concludes with some unexpected twists.

Master Chef Australia

M-Net Series Reality, 10.30pm

New season

It’s a battle of the sexes in the biggest foodie show. Who will emerge victorious after the dust settles in the kitchen?


Chicago PD

M-Net, 7.30pm

New show

After a slew of brutal slayings, District 21, led by Sergeant Hank Voight, goes ­after a Columbian drug cartel where they discover D’Anthony, who proves to be an asset in the investigation.

Person of Interest

M-Net Series Showcase, 9pm

New season

Ex-CIA agent John Reese and mysterious billionaire Harold Finch prevent violent crimes by utilising an all-seeing machine that can predict events before they happen and supply the social security numbers of those involved.


King & Maxwell

M-Net Series Zone, 10pm

Season Finale

Sean’s investigation of the Ritter assassination threatens to end his partnership with Michelle as she considers returning to the Secret Service.


24: Live Another Day

M-Net, 7.30pm

New show

Now an exile, Jack is nevertheless willing to risk his life and freedom to avert yet another global disaster.

Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers

National Geographic Channel, 7.10pm

At 2.49pm on April 15 2013, two bombs exploded in downtown ­Boston at the finish line of the city’s marathon, killing three people and injuring 282. This is the story of a horrifying event that shook the US and the 96 hours that followed.

Real Housewives of Atlanta

Vuzu, 7.30pm

New season

Porsha struggles to accept that her marriage is ending, while Kandi holds back from making wedding plans with Todd.



M-Net, 7.30pm

New show

Gabriel and Riley must rescue the kidnapped member of CyberCom who invented the chip implanted in Gabriel’s brain, all before the top-secret ­technology falls into the wrong hands.


M-Net Series Showcase, 8pm

Season finale

An eccentric TV writer (Kristen Schaal) shadows Rachel and company to develop a script for Rachel’s new show, but the initial result does not turn out at all promising.


Friends Like These

SABC1, 6.30pm

Catch DJ Sbu in the fun and games of the show that reveals just how well friends know each other. Girls and boys go head-to-head, tying to win a cruise on the Indian Ocean.

Don’t Be A Menace to South Central...

M-Net Movies, 8pm

A throwback to the 1990s, when Marlon and Shawn Wayans were rocking their wacky brand of comedy. A young man moves to South Central LA and falls into the gang culture. ’Nuff said.

Big screen on the small screen 


M-Net, Sunday, 8.05pm

JasonStatham is totally typecast as the hard east Londoner with a gun, fast car and a sense of justice – this time with Jennifer Lopez at his side. A fun romp with plenty of action.

Men in Black 2

Mzansi Magic,


Agent K has had his ­memory erased and Agent?J needs him to get it back to defeat a sexy (and deadly) intergalactic threat in the form of the gorgeous Lara Flynn Boyle. More ­alien madness with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

2 Fast 2 Furious


Sunday, 9.30pm

The makers of this franchise were still in the fledgling stages of getting the formula right with this ­sequel – but it ticks the sexy box with Tyrese Gibson joining Paul Walker to drive really fast.

The Tokoloshe Slayer

MzansiMagic, Friday, 7pm

A cynical tokoloshe slayer is ready to retire, but then a local sangoma tells him he is cursed and cannot quit his night job. He can only remove the curse by transferring it.

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

Mzansi Magic, Saturday, 8.30pm

This sequel is a blur of ­gorgeous women kicking villain butt – Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu do the kicking. Definitely worth seeing again.

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