New talk show is hot on the box this week

2010-07-19 00:00

SOUTH African television viewers can look forward to a new talk show from July 21. No Reservations, which will be broadcast at 8 pm on Wednesdays on SABC3, is anchored by four presenters whose opinions are expressed without any reservations — Basetsana Kumalo, Carol Bouwer, Michelle Garforth and Katie Mohamed. They will be joined by guest presenter Jen Sue from time to time.

As a lifestyle talk show, No Reservations will discuss everything from ash clouds to politics, pole dancing and economies of the day.

Other highlights this week include:


• Survivor — SABC3, 8 pm: One castaway carves a fake immunity idol out of a piece of wood to replace the real idol they found on Exile Island. Will the fake idol be good enough to fool the other castaways?

• Inspector George Gently — BBC Entertainment (channel 120), 8.30 pm: Inspector George Gently (Martin Shaw) is one of the few good men at Scotland Yard in the swinging sixties, but his sense of public duty is an increasingly rare commodity in a police force where corruption is rife.


• Rize Mzansi — SABC1, 6.30 pm: In the new season, 13 business-savvy companies compete against each other to win a R1 000 000 capital investment from the National Youth Development Agency. Viewers can expect high drama as the companies are placed under extreme pressure and deadlines. Each episode will focus on business skills, ranging from marketing and sales to business acumen.

• Special Assignment — SABC3, 8.31pm: In this week’s episode, the team investigates two churches in Limpopo that claim that children can be possessed by demons and used in witchcraft activities. How damaging can this be to children and are these churches a law unto themselves?

• Religions of South Africa — SABC1, 9 pm: In this series the religious landscape of the country is examined and the origins of a variety of traditions explored.


• Unplugged Joy of Jazz —, 9.30 pm:’s new jazz show will feature some of South Africa’s and the world’s hottest musicians, including BLK Sonshine, UJU, Wanda Baloyi, Brian Themba, Nhlanhla Nciza, MXO and Kyle Shepard. The series, hosted by Bob Mabena, aims to bring jazz artists closer to the fans, and every show ends with an exclusive live performance.


• Brothers and Sisters — M-Net (DStv channel 101), 8.30 pm: In the new season, Kitty hides a devastating secret that will rock the Walker family; Nora and Holly begrudgingly team up to throw an elaborate engagement party for Justin and Rebecca; Tommy continues his personal spiritual journey in Mexico; and Sarah searches for business prospects in France.


• Pushing Daisies — SABC2, 7 pm: As a boy, Ned discovered he could return the dead briefly back to life with just one touch. Now a pie maker, he puts his ability to good use, not only touching dead fruit and making it ripe with everlasting flavour, but working with a private investigator to crack murder cases by raising the dead and getting them to name their killers.

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