The week’s TV highlights

2010-09-27 00:00

IF YOU fancy a late night giggle, then tune in to Late Nite News on and the eNews Channel at 9.30 am on Wednesday.

Hosted by Loyiso Gola, this satirical show puts a completely different spin on current affairs and breaking news.

While true journalism relies on facts and verified information, Late Nite News, relies purely on speculation and absurd hearsay. Field reporters include comedians Riaad Moosa and Jason Cope.

Speaking about the new show, Gola said: “The reports are really as I see issues and news today. We’ve got some of the country’s funniest comedians working on the show and you can be guaranteed of cutting-edge satire in its purest form.”

Other highlights this week:


• Survivor — SABC3, 7.30 pm: The winner of season 16 is revealed and the 20 castaways reunite to discuss their island experiences.


• Special Assignment — SABC3, 8.31 pm: Highly infectious raw medical waste, including bloody swabs and body parts collected from South Africa’s biggest state and private hospitals, are constantly being unearthed in various areas where they’ve been illegally dumped. But who exactly is behind this crime, what is their modus operandi and is the state doing enough to curb this practice? Special Assignment investigates.

• The Tudors — M-Net, 9.30 pm: Catherine Parr (Nip/Tuck’s Joely Richardson) becomes Henry VIII’s sixth wife and wins over the court by nursing the ailing king.


• So You Think You Can Dance: The Results — SABC1, 7 pm: R&B/pop act Jamali perform their track I Like It, before two more dancers are sent home.

• Ty’s Great British Adventure — BBC Lifestyle, 7.30 pm: Extreme Makeover Home Edition’s Ty Pennington heads to Portishead on the Severn estuary in the UK to give its open-air swimming pool the “Ty treatment”.


• SA’s Got Talent — SABC2, 7.30 pm: The show visits SA’s four biggest cities and viewers can expect to see a variety of entertaining and exciting acts, from singers and dancers to a bit of township dance.

• Brothers & Sisters — M-Net, September 30 at 8.30 pm: As Kitty’s lymphoma reaches a critical stage, the Walkers’ frantic search for a marrow donor leads to an unlikely source.


• Cooked — BBC Lifestyle, October 1 at 8.25 pm: Justin Bonello returns with a brand-new series in which he attempts to create a new brand of bush cooking.

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