Week’s entertainment on TV week

2011-03-21 00:00

THIS week’s episode of Special Assignment takes a closer look at Netcare’s controversial role in the cash-for-kidneys scam — a story that has made headlines both locally and internationally.

In an exclusive report the team travels to Recife in north-eastern Brazil to search for the kidney sellers who sold their organs for transplant into the bodies of wealthy Israelis at Netcare St Augustine’s hospital in Durban. Some of them are suffering illnesses since their kidneys were harvested. And in an off-camera interview Special Assignment comes face to face with the notorious Brazilian kingpin of the crime syndicate, Captain Ivan Bonifacio. The team also speaks to Durban surgeon Professor John Robb, who with his colleagues, has refused to plead guilty and pay a fine for his role in the illegal transplants.


Other highlights this week:


• Grey’s Anatomy — M-Net at 7.30 pm: News of incoming mass causalities after a gunman opens fire at a local college hits the staff hard and Arizona doesn’t receive a warm welcome home at the hospital.


• The SA Story with Desmond Tutu — SABC3, 8 pm: Tonight Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu visits KwaZulu-Natal.

• 3rd Degree — Candice Derman, e.tv at 9.30 pm: A-list celebrity and star of Backstage and Scandal, Candice Derman reveals how, from the age of eight, she was sexually molested, even raped, by her step­father until she was 16.


• Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola — e.tv at 9.30 pm: Loyiso Gola, David Kibuuka, Riaad Moosa and Chester Missing are back. The comedians promise plenty of laughs as they take a cynical look at current affairs and politics.


• Top Billing — SABC3 at 8 pm: Tonight’s show includes an interview with Geoff Engel, the man behind Turbine Hotel, a small boutique hotel with “industrial mystique”; a backstage pass to Dreamgirls, a new international musical showcasing exclusively black South African performers.

• Freshlyground — SABC3 at 9 pm: The band’s final concert of their SA tour is held in Johannesburg.

Freshlyground also reveal what it’s like to be serious musicians in the South African music industry and why they started the township Aids initiative, the Tutu Tester.


• Run’s House — SABC3 at 9 pm: Justine gets the performance bug and suggests laying down an R&B track in the studio. Meanwhile, Russy is at it again, but this time he’s destroying school clothes rather than Gameboys.

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