First season of paramedic series starts on SABC3 tonight

2010-11-29 00:00

DEBUTING on SABC3 tonight is the first season of the drama series Trauma, which takes a close look at one of the most dangerous medical professions in the world: first responder paramedics.

The show, which will be screened at 9 pm from Mondays to Wednesdays, follows a trauma team from San Francisco City Hospital who have to face the most extreme conditions to save lives — and give meaning to their own existence in the process. In this first instalment, tragedy hits close to home, and the lives and paths of the team are forever changed.

Other highlights this week:


• Fresh Living TV —, 5.30 pm: Yvonne loves children and runs a daycare behind her shack in Kuilsriver, Cape Town. Watch how Ayanda Tini and the team overhaul the Simunye Day Care to create a safe haven for Yvonne and the kids.


• Special Assignment — SABC3, 8.31 pm: The second of a two-part series on women who kill their abusive partners. Special Assignment examines the role that men can play in creating awareness of domestic abuse and changing the mindset that believes violence is the only way to resolve conflict or assert power and control.

• 3rd Degree: Bling —, 9.30 pm: A culture of splurging has taken root in South Africa. Obscene amounts of money are spent on expensive cars, flashy jewellery and designer clothes, but in a country with such a huge gap between rich and poor, union leaders call this spending a spit in the face of the poor. This week Debora ­Patta speaks to the self-proclaimed queen of bling Khanyi Mbau, to get some insight into this culture of careless spending.


• 3Talk — SABC3, 3.50 pm: As it is World Aids Day, Noeleen and her panel of guests discuss the HIV and Aids pandemic.


• Top Billing — SABC3, 7.30 pm: Cherel gets married in Isidingo-land, and Top Billing goes behind the scenes to check it out, and to find out about Michelle Botes’s real-life hobbies. The final four in the presenter search, Simbarashe Mhere, Kenneth Fok, Kaone Kario and Kalysha Naidoo, are reduced to two — find out who gets left behind.


• The Real Hustle: Las Vegas — BBC Knowledge (DStv channel 251), 9.30 pm: A team of hustlers, Alexis Conran, Paul Wilson and Jessica Clement, try out notorious scams on members of the public in the most security-conscious city in the world, Las Vegas, and offer advice to businesses on how to avoid being scammed.

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