Hot new shows on the box this week

2010-08-02 00:00

THE band Blk Sonshine make an much anticipated appearance on’s Unplugged Joy of Jazz at 9.30 pm on Wednesday.

Made up of Masauko Chipembere and Neo Muyanga, the group, who released their first album Blk Sonshine in 1998, are well-known for interacting with the audience during live performances.

The musical duo, who have performed alongside Stevie Wonder, Joan Baez and Hugh Masekela, impressed audiences at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown this year.

Blk Sonshine will be chatting to Bob Mabena about their work before performing a few numbers.

Other highlights this week:


• Carte Blanche Medical — M-Net, 7 pm: The team looks into the link between smoking and blindness; speaks to people who suffer from the sleep disorder narcolepsy; and at the phenomenon of men who suffer from anorexia.

• 50/50 — SABC2, 7.30 pm: This week’s episode focuses on the annual sardine run and why it happens. The insert has a spectacular underwater component and is packed with high action as whales, gannets, dolphins, game fish and sharks feast. Also on the programme is a look into the decline in southern ground hornbill populations.


• Special Assignment — SABC3, 8.31 pm: The issue of poor service delivery and payment boycotts is put under the spotlight and the team asks if there is any truth behind statements from certain government corners that a third force could lie behind the recent countrywide violent service delivery protests?


• Tonight With Trevor Noah — M-Net, 7.30 pm: The popular South African comedian, Trevor Noah, hosts this new show featuring sketches, interviews, and performances.

• Cougar Town — M-Net, 8 pm: Courtney Cox plays Jules, a recently divorced single mother, exploring issues of dating and ageing in our beauty and youth-obsessed culture.


• My Boys —, 8 pm: The show revolves around beautiful PJ Franklin (Jordana Spiro), a sportswriter who’s a bit of a tomboy, something which hinders her quest for love.

• Top Billing — SABC3, 7.30 pm: This week’s episode celebrates a host of women from sculptor Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe, whose head-turning 18-piece installation on the Sea Point Promenade has opened up a dialogue between the public and public art, to trailblazing model Lerato Moloi, who is turning heads as the first African face of Elizabeth Arden, and well-known fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.


• Die Uwe Pottie Potgieter — SABC2. 6 pm: The series revolves around Pottie Potgieter, a middle-aged Afrikaans man who is stuck at home, while his wife is working as a nurse in Saudi Arabia to support the family.

• Club 808 —, 7.30 pm: New entertainment show, Club 808 promises to be fresh, contemporary, fun, flirty and lightly irreverent. The presenters are YFM DJs Mo Flava and Dineo.

• Raising Helen — SABC3, 7.30 pm: Helen Harris is living the life she’s always dreamed of: her career at a top modelling agency is on the rise; she spends her days at fashion shows and her nights at the city’s hottest clubs. But her carefree lifestyle comes to a screeching halt when she finds herself responsible for her sister’s children.

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