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                     SABC 1 Programmes

                     SEPTEMBER 2011




8 MILE
TX TIME:                                   20:00 – 22:00
TX DATE:                                   SUNDAY 04 September
GENRE:                                     MOVIE (Foreign)

Jimmy Smith (Eminem), known to his friends as Rabbit, is a young man trying to
make his way out of the burned-out shell of inner-city Detroit. Rabbit's entire life has
been a hard climb, and it certainly hasn't gotten any easier lately; Rabbit has just
been dumped by his girlfriend, forcing him to move back in with his emotionally
unstable mother, Stephanie (Kim Basinger), and he's getting along especially poorly
with Stephanie's new boyfriend. Rabbit has a factory job that's tough, demeaning,
and doesn't pay especially well, and he's convinced his skills as a rapper are his only
real hope at a better life. Rabbit makes music with a crew of DJ's and MC's who call
themselves Three One Third, among them his close friend Future (Mekhi Phifer), but
his status as a white kid making music in a predominantly African-American
community and culture is extremely intimidating, and after Rabbit freezes up in the
midst of an MC battle, he's convinced he's missed his chance and that he's doomed
to lead a marginal life as a factory rat for the rest of his days. With the help of his
friends, and his new girlfriend Alex (Brittany Murphy), Rabbit struggles to work up
the courage and the confidence to take one more shot at making his dream a reality.
Directed by Curtis Hanson.

AGAPE
TX TIME:                                   11:30 – 12:00
TX DATE:                                   SUNDAYS
GENRE:                                     LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE (Loc)

The show represents an innovative new television format that explores the
multicultural and multilingual kaleidoscope of our African church denominations. It
celebrates the commonalities in all the various denominations, namely, Gods love for
us and our service to Him. Agape promises to be a show that entertains and
enlightens; and that embodies all what it means to be a Christian living in a
sometimes crazy world. Love really can conquer all.

ALIEN AUTOPSY
TX TIME:                                   22:00 – 00:00
TX DATE:                                   SUNDAY 18 September
GENRE:                                     MOVIE (Foreign)

Director Jonny Campbell teams with screenwriter William Davies for this satirical look
at the notorious, purportedly genuine "Alien Autopsy" video that fascinated viewers
worldwide before being exposed as an elaborately staged hoax in 1995. Aired in
America by the Fox network, the Alien Autopsy video caused an overnight sensation
among UFO enthusiasts while proving just how susceptible to hype the media truly
is. Now viewers can follow the adventures of ambitious British pranksters Gary (Ant
McPartlin) and Ray (Declan Donnelly) as they execute one of the largest-scale
practical jokes ever attempted. Bill Pullman and Harry Dean Stanton co-star in a
comedy that encourages viewers to believe none of what they hear, and only half of
what they see.


AMEN
TX TIME:                                   11:30 – 12:00
TX DATE:                                   THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS
GENRE:                                     COMEDY (Foreign)

This hilarious comedy stars Sherman Hemsley as Deacon Ernest Frye, the lively
and fast-talking chairman of the board of the First Community Church of
Philadelphia. Despite his arrogance and irritating manner, Deacon Fyre only wants
what is best for the church. He meets his match when the board hires a new
minister, Reverend Reuben Gregory. Rev. Gregory is handsome, well educated and
willing to stand up to Frye in this half-hour comedy for the entire family. Starring:
Sherman Hemsley, Clifton Davis, Anna Maria Horsford, Barbara Montgomery, Roz
Ryan and Jester Hairston. Directed by Peter Noah.

AN NUR – THE LIGHT
TX TIME:                                   12:15 – 12:30
TX DATE:                                   SUNDAYS
GENRE:                                     MAGAZINE (Muslim) (Multi)

The Islamic religious magazine program aim is to cast light on the religion of Islam
as well as highlight issues, people, places, food, songs and poetry.
The show features interviews with celebrities, imams, sport stars, government
ministers, and business people, rich, poor, old and young. Issues that affect the
Muslim community are placed under the spotlight, dissected, disseminated, and
probed for our viewers.
The program has weekly inserts on book reviews, recipes, an innovative competition
requesting viewers to send in an original song or poem with the focus being Islam.
There is also a monthly feature with Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick, one of the foremost
Islamic scholars in South Africa today. Ask DR. QUICK invite viewers to send in
questions on matters affecting them. Dr. Quick responds by delivering his opinion as
informed by the guidelines and principles of Islam. The cooking show features
recipes put together by celebrity chef Shanaaz Parker.

ASIKHULUME
TX TIME:                                   18:30 – 19:30
TX DATE:                                   SUNDAYS
GENRE:                                     TALK SHOW (Local)

The show probes the issues of the day and reflects South Africa with all its diversity
and complexity. It is presented in both Zulu and English and deals with issues of the
day ranging from serious issues such as job creation and education to inserts on the
lighter side of life.
A LIFE INTERRUPTED
TX TIME:                                    23:00 – 01:00
TX DATE:                                    THURSDAY 29 September
GENRE:                                      MOVIE (Foreign)
“Based on a true story”. In 1989, Debbie Smith was living a quiet life as a housewife
with her police officer husband, Rob and their two kids, but one day it's all shattered.
While her husband slept upstairs, Debbie was dragged from her kitchen in broad
daylight and brutally raped in the woods. After going through the dehumanizing
rape-kit, she waited with fear and paranoia. Six years later, her rapist was caught
through a chance DNA test. After learning how many rape-kits go untested and how
long women wait to get justice, Debbie makes it her mission so no one women will
suffer the long wait to get justice.   Cast: Lea Thompson, Anthony Lemke, Cindy
Busby, Devon Bostick, Tommy Lioutas, Trevor Hayes, Melani St Pierre, Carlo
Mestroni, Russell Yuen. Directed by Stefan Pleszczynski.


ATL
TX TIME:                                    22:00 – 00:00
TX DATE:                                    FRIDAY 30 September
GENRE:                                      MOVIE (Foreign)

A tightly knit group of working-class Atlanta teens spend their time bonding over hip-
hop and roller skating while pondering life after high school in director Chris
Robinson's coming-of-age comedy drama that draws inspirations from the real-life
childhoods of Dallas Austin and Tionne Watkins. For a kid growing up on the south
side of Atlanta, the Cascade roller-skating rink is the place to be seen, and it's the
place where the orphaned high school senior Rashad (Tip Harris) and his little
brother Ant (Evan Ross) go every weekend to forget their financial troubles, hang
with their friends and get their groove on. But outside the rink, the brothers have
problems they can't avoid: Ant is being recruited into the posse of charismatic drug
dealer Marcus (Outkast's Antwan Andre Patton, aka Big Boi). Meanwhile, Rashad's
three best friends -- including the ambitious Esquire (Jackie Long) -- are pulling him
in different directions, and his new girlfriend New-New (Lauren London) may not be
as "street" as she seems. As Rashad tries to hold on to his little brother, he also
comes to the realization that if he's ever going to make something of himself, he's
going to have to step out of his skates and into the real world. Directed by Chris
Robinson.

AUM
TX TIME:                                    05:00 – 05:02
TX DATE:                                    MONDAYS
GENRE:                                      RELIGION

Hindu Devotion.

BATMAN BRAVE AND THE BOLD
TX TIME:                                    08:00 – 08:30
TX DATE:                                    SUNDAYS
GENRE:                                      KIDS (Foreign)

The caped crusader teams up with other classic DC Comics superheroes.            Voices:
Diedrich Bader, James Arnold Taylor, John Di Maggio, Will Friedle.


BIG UP
TX TIME:                                    06:00 – 06:30
TX DATE:                                    SATURDAYS
GENRE:                                      YOUTH MAGAZINE (Loc)

A moral youth lifestyle magazine series that celebrates young South Africans who are
sacrificing their leisure and disposable income to help their communities. The show
will feature music videos featuring these young heroes alongside clean-living South
African pop stars. It will fuse popular culture and Religious culture as a way of telling
stories about young heroes through the art of music and the visual medium of
television.

BLOOD DIAMOND
TX TIME:                                    22:15 – 00:15
TX DATE:                                    SATURDAY 24 September
GENRE:                                      MOVIE (Foreign)

Ripped from his family farm and forced to toil away in the sweltering South African
diamond fields, Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) discovered an extraordinary
rough stone of immeasurable value. Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a hired gun
who specializes in the sale of so-called "blood diamonds" that are used to finance
rebellions and terrorist organizations, and is currently serving time for smuggling. As
a bloody civil war rages in Sierra Leone and Archer learns that Vandy has safely
hidden the diamond in a place where no one would ever suspect, the pair enlist the
aid of disillusioned American journalist Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly) in
recovering the treasure that has the power to save Vandy's family and provide the
desperate Archer with a much-needed chance for redemption. Also starring: Jimi
Mistry, Michael Sheen, Arnold Vosloo, David Harewood, Basil Wallace. Directed by
Edward Zwick.

BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
TX TIME:                                    18:00-18:30
TX DATE:                                    MONDAY TO FRIDAY
GENRE:                                      SOAP

In this popular daytime soapie, the lives of both Forrester and Spectra families
intermingle through generations, leading to romance, passion, heartbreak and
intrigue in the storyline as vivid and exciting as today's gossip headlines.

BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (R)
TX TIME:                                      08:00 - 08:30
TX DATE:                                      MONDAY - FRIDAY
GENRE:                                        SOAP
In this popular daytime soapie, the lives of both Forrester and Spectra families
intermingle through generations, leading to romance, passion, heartbreak and
intrigue in the storyline as vivid and exciting as today's gossip headlines.
BONISANANI
TX TIME:                                    06:30 – 07:00
TX DATE:                                    SUNDAYS
GENRE:                                      KIDS (Loc) (Rel)

Bonisanani is an outlook express platform of fun and friendship dedicated to change
young viewer’s expressions of their outlook on life, love, family and all the other
things that happen while you are not looking.

It is the first real, feel-good, be-good, do-good show without the goody-two-shoes
image. It’s about real life dilemmas and the things every young viewer needs to
know as an individual, a friend, a family member, a community builder and a proud
South African. Bonisanani is a modern genre combining reality youth talk with a
classic real-life drama element cum drama talent search and a vibrant music variety
elements.

BROTHERS
TX TIME:                                    19:00 – 19:30
TX DATE:                                    FRIDAY 02 September
GENRE:                                      COMEDY SERIES (Foreign)

A former NFL hot shot who learns that even though you can always go home again,
the trip back might be tougher than you think. Mike Trainor (Michael Strahan)
seemingly has it all – he’s a good-looking, wealthy and recently retired NFL player
living the high-life in New York City, but he’s about to get sidelined. When Mike gets
a phone call from his Mom (CCH Pounder) who orders him home to Houston, he
quickly realizes the more his life has changed, the more his family has stayed the
same. His brother Chill (Daryl ―Chill‖ Mitchell), whose life was altered drastically after
a car accident left him in a wheelchair, is struggling to keep his restaurant afloat with
the help of his loudmouth associate, Roscoe (Colton Dunn). The dynamics between
Mike and Chill are the same as when they were kids, and their sibling rivalry hasn't
lessened with age. If they can stop their bickering, put aside their differences and
learn to be teammates, the brothers might just turn out to be each other's biggest
asset. Wedged between Mike and Chill are their parents. Their father, whom
everyone refers to as Coach (Carl Weathers), is the local high school football coach
and the conservative, opinionated alpha male of his clan. Coach thinks he runs the
show, but really it's Mom who calls the shots. Saucy, stern and a schemer, she is the
mastermind of the family. And when she learns that Mike's business manager took
off with all his money, she orchestrates a plan to keep Mike in Houston, save Chill's
restaurant and bring the family back together under one roof again all without
anyone realizing what she's up to. Mom's plan helps Mike realize that his family
however dysfunctional they may be is the only family he's got. And although he may
not have a penny to his name, as long as he's surrounded by people who love him,
he'll always be a rich man. Created by Don Reo.

CAPTAIN PLANET AND THE PLANETEERS
TX TIME:                        17:00 – 17:30
TX DATE:                        FRIDAY 02 September
GENRE:                          KIDS (Foreign)

The Planeteers, five teenagers from different parts of the earth, each receive a ring
of elemental power--earth, wind, water, fire or heart--to combat eco-villains
everywhere in the world. And when they combine the powers of their rings, a new
superhero, Captain Planet, is created, with powers far greater than the sum of the
five.

This animated series features the voices of Martin Sheen, Meg Ryan, Whoopi
Goldberg and LeVar Burton among others.

CHAT ROOM
TX TIME:                                    11:00 – 11:30
TX DATE:                                    SUNDAYS
GENRE:                                      TALK SHOW (Loc)

The talk show explores issues of ethics and values that people, young and old, have
to deal with in their everyday lives. Each episode feature two (two-member)
debating teams that will argue a moral issue. There's also an audience made of
religious and moral subject experts, ordinary viewers and celebrities.

COMPASS
TX TIME:                                    05:00 – 05:02
TX DATE:                                    WEDNESDAYS
GENRE:                                      RELIGION

Compass is a Christian devotion that reflects messages of peace, hope, and love
from the Christian community. Universal value driven messages are shared with the
country to bring hope and create avenues of inspiration to all. The setting of these
Devotions is on location where guests from the faith are invited to deliver these
messages.

CUTTING EDGE
TX TIME:                                    21:30 – 22:00
TX DATE:                                    THURSDAYS
GENRE:                                      CURRENT AFFAIRS (Loc)

Cutting Edge is the first of its kind in the country – a 24-minute investigative
programme for Africans produced by Africans in African languages. The programme
will depict the story of a South African youth – thereby giving voice to the usually
voiceless ordinary youth of Mzansi. Development journalism will distinguish Cutting
Edge from other similar programmes in the country: confrontational but shying away
from the aggressive approach, fair but also challenging the status quo. The show is
here to inform, educate, empower and uplift tomorrow’s nation. It will present
realities of life as they present themselves from corruption, health, education,
labour, politics, arts and culture and sports. The team will be out there to report the
story behind the story of the day – telling it like it is – not make it. At the time when
the South African media is divided along racial and political lines, Cutting Edge says:
Our first obligation is to the truth and our first loyalty is to African citizens.

CUTTING EDGE is without a presenter and, will be driven by strong content and
punchy narrative.

DADDY’S GIRLS
TX TIME:                                    19:00 – 19:30
TX DATE:                                    WEDNESDAYS
GENRE:                                      COMEDY (Foreign)
A reality series following Vanessa and Angela Simmons from 'Run's House' as they
move to L.A. to pursue budding careers in fashion. Cast: Angela Simmons, Vanessa
Simmons, Jessica Brown, Lynn James, Brian Bolton, Alycia.             Created by Joey
Simmons and Jason A. Carbone.

DANCE YOUR BUTT OFF 2
TX TIME:                                    18:30 – 19:00
TX DATE:                                    TUESDAYS
GENRE:

The show brings dance and diet together, featuring full-figured participants who have
to lose weight. Each contestant is paired with a professional dancer who will train
them for weekly stage performances ranging from Hip Hop, Pantsula, Latin, Jive etc.
The contestants will have access to a doctor, a nutritionist and a personal trainer
who will assist the contestant in their weight loss campaign. They then shake and
rattle their rolls in front of a live studio audience and a panel of three expert judges.
The judges score the routines, then the contestant weigh in to reveal their weekly
progress. The dance scores combined with the weight loss are combined to give an
overall score and each week the loser (least score), is sent home.

DARAT
TX TIME:                                    22:15 – 00:15
TX DATE:                                    SATURDAY 03 September
GENRE:                                      MOVIE (Foreign)

African filmmaker Mahamat-Saleh Haroun directed this lyrical tale of young man's
desire to come to terms with his tragic past. Ali Barkai plays a young man from the
nation of Chad whose father was killed before he was born. Looking for some sort of
closure in his life, the young man decides to find the man who murdered his father;
when he does, he gets a job working for the killer, at once pondering vengeance but
also struggling to come to a place of forgiveness. Daratt received its world premiere
at the 2006 Venice Film Festival. Cast: Ali Barkai. Youssouf Djaoro, Aziza Hisseine,
Khayar Oumar Deffallah, Djibril Ibrahim, Hadje Fatime N’Goua, Garba Issa,
Abderamane Abakar.


DARFUR NOW
TX TIME:                                    22:15 – 00:15
TX DATE:                                    SATURDAY 10 September
GENRE:                                      MOVIE (Foreign)

Ted Braun's documentary about Darfur showcases how six different people have
each done their part in order to help stop the genocide in the region and bring
humanitarian relief to the millions there who suffer. His subjects include a UCLA
student who, with no political experience whatsoever, passes a state bill to stop any
money from going to Sudan; the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court;
Pablo Recalde, a central figure in the World Food Program; and actor Don Cheadle.
Also starring: Hilary Clinton, George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzeneger, John McCain
and Ahmen Mohammed Abakar. Directed by Theodore Braun.

DEADLY ISOLATION
TX TIME:                                    23:00 – 01:00
TX DATE:                                    THURSDAY 01 September
GENRE:                                      MOVIE (Foreign)

Unsuspecting widow, Susan Mandaway (Sherilyn Fenn) is left to face unsavoury
consequences of a robbery masterminded by her late husband, Ron. Ron (Andreas
Apergis) and two accomplices Patrick and Kyle successfully pulled off a $20 million
heist, stealing the Barkley Diamonds from the San Francisco Museum of Art. Patrick
and Kyle, in hiding from the police, are still desperate for their share of the jewels.
With Ron Dead, they figure the only way to get their cut is for one of them to get
close to his wife, who must know where they are hidden. Also starring: Nicholas Lea,
Marcel Jeanin, Sara Braden. Also starring: Nicholas Lea, Marcel Jeanin, Sara Braden
Directed by Rodney Gibbons.

DRUNKEN MASTER 2
TX TIME:                                    22:00 – 00:00
TX DATE:                                    FRIDAY 23 September
GENRE:                                      MOVIE (Foreign)

Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is
unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient
Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-
Hong has learned a style of fighting called "Drunken Boxing", which makes him a
dangerous person to cross. Unfortunately, his father is opposed to his engaging in
any kind of fighting, let alone drunken boxing. Consequently, Fei-Hong not only has
to fight against the foreigners, but he must overcome his father's antagonism as
well. Cast: Jackie Chan, Lung Ti, Anita Mui, Felix Wong, Chia-Liang Liu, Ken Lo, Kar
Lok Chin, Ho-Sung Pak, Chi-Kwong Cheung, Yee San Hon. Directed by Lau Kar-
Leung.


ED,EDD AND EDDY 4
TX TIME:                                    17:00 – 17:30
TX DATE:                                    TUESDAYS
GENRE:                                      KIDS (Foreign)


The show follows 3 preteen boys who live in the town of Peach Creek. These three
boys all have the same name but with very different personalities. They go around
their suburban cul-de-sac neighborhood, thinking up scams to perform on the
neighborhood kids so they can get cash and buy those mouth watering jawbreakers
they all crave. Their scams usually fail and only leave them either beaten up or
socially rejected by the angry kids. Consider them outcasts.       Cast: Matt Hill (Ed),
Sam Vincent (Edd), Tony Sampson (Eddy). Directed by Danny Antonucci.

EMZINI WEZINSIZWA
TX TIME:                                    11:30 – 12:00
TX DATE:                                    TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
GENRE:                                      COMEDY (Loc)

Set in a male hostel, this hilarious series returns to fill our homes with laughter.
Starring Vusi Thanda as Tshawe, the Transkeian; Roland Mqwebu as Mkhize;
Shadrack Ngema as Magubane, the inyanga; Jerry Phele, as Mofokeng from
Qwaqwa; and Jabulani Nkosi, as Chirwali, the Malawian.

FALLEN
TX TIME:                                    20:30 – 21:30
TX DATE:                                    THURSDAYS
GENRE:                                      DRAMA (Loc)

When businessman Julius Nobela dies, his estranged son, Mvelo, inherits great
wealth. But he is also given the key to unlocking the mystery that blighted his
childhood and still haunts him – the disappearance of his mother and grandfather
more than twenty years earlier. His decision to seek revenge gives way to a quest for
justice for which he will risk everything – and in so doing find himself as a man.

FIGHT CLUB
TX TIME:                                    20:00 – 22:00
TX DATE:                                    SUNDAY 18 September
GENRE:                                      MOVIE (Foreign)

In this darkly comic drama, Edward Norton stars as a depressed young man (named
in the credits only as "Narrator") who has become a small cog in the world of big
business. He doesn't like his work and gets no sense of reward from it, attempting
instead to drown his sorrows by putting together the "perfect" apartment. He can't
sleep and feels alienated from the world at large; he's become so desperate to relate
to others that he's taken to visiting support groups for patients with terminal
diseases so that he'll have people to talk to. One day on a business flight, he
discovers Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charming iconoclast who sells soap. Tyler
doesn't put much stock in the materialistic world, and he believes that one can learn
a great deal through pain, misfortune, and chaos. Tyler cheerfully challenges his new
friend to a fight. Our Narrator finds that bare-knuckle brawling makes him feel more
alive than he has in years, and soon the two become friends and roommates,
meeting informally to fight once a week. As more men join in, the "fight club"
becomes an underground sensation, even though it's a closely guarded secret among
the participants. (First rule: Don't talk about fight club. Second rule: Don't talk about
fight club.) But as our Narrator and Tyler bond through violence, a strange situation
becomes more complicated when Tyler becomes involved with Marla (Helena
Bonham Carter), whom our Narrator became infatuated with when they were both
crashing the support-group circuit. Directed by David Fincher.


FORBIDDEN SECRETS
TX TIME:                                    23:00 – 01:00
TX DATE:                                    THURSDAY 08 September
GENRE:                                      MOVIE (Foreign)

While going through a difficult divorce from her domineering, businessman husband,
Alexandra moves back into her old childhood home, where she's forced to re-
examine the circumstances surrounding the murder of her aunt by her insane
mother several years ago when Alexandra was a young girl. As a series of bizarre
and unsettling incidents prod Alexandra to investigate her past, she finds herself
wandering deeper into danger as her past comes back to haunt her. Cast: Kristy
Swanson, David Keeley, Christopher Bondy Charles, Edwin Powell, Marianne Farley,
Jude Beny. Directed by Richard Roy.


FRIENDS LIKE THESE
TX TIME:                                   18:30 – 19:30
TX DATE:                                   SATURDAYS
GENRE:                                     GAME SHOW (Loc)


A fast paced, family game show dealing with friendships and fun. Presented by the
talented S'bu Leepo, of the SABC1 Gumba Fire fame, Friends Like These is about
testing friendship, and finding out just what makes friendships tick.
The programme has an appeal that cuts across age, gender and race differences
thus capturing the imagination of viewers from all backgrounds. 5 Male and 5
Female contestants battle it out every week for the chance to play Face to Face, to
win for themselves a holiday of a lifetime.    The UK version of the show enjoyed
phenomenal success on the BBC.         Locally, SABC1 has enlisted the production
talents of Urban Brew to produce the show for its viewers.

GENERATIONS
TX TIME:                                   20:00-20:30
TX DATE:                                   MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS
GENRE:                                     SOAP

The backdrop of Generations is the advertising industry, with a storyline that
celebrates the dreams and aspirations of South Africans. As in all soaps, rivalry,
treachery and blackmail between siblings, friends and foes alike make Generations
one of the most forceful dramas South Africa has ever produced. Suspense, intrigue
and tension are the order of the day as the plot unfolds and romance influences
relationships between warring parties.

GENERATIONS (R)
TX TIME:                                   08:30 – 09:00
TX DATE:                                   MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS
GENRE:                                     SOAP


GENERATIONS OMNIBUS
TX TIME:                                   10:00 – 12:00

TX DATE:                                   SATURDAYS



GLADIATOR
TX TIME:                                   20:00 – 00:00
TX DATE:                                   SUNDAY 25 September
GENRE:                                     MOVIE (Foreign)
A man robbed of his name and his dignity strives to win them back, and gain the
freedom of his people, in this epic historical drama from director Ridley Scott. In the
year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) throws the Roman
Empire into chaos. Maximus (Russell Crowe) is one of the Roman army's most
capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious
son Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be
executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and
forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for
the amusement of paying audiences. His battle skills serve him well, and he becomes
one of the most famous and admired men to fight in the Colosseum. Determined to
avenge himself against the man who took away his freedom and laid waste to his
family, Maximus believes that he can use his fame and skill in the ring to avenge the
loss of his family and former glory. As the gladiator begins to challenge his rule,
Commodus decides to put his own fighting mettle to the test by squaring off with
Maximus in a battle to the death. Gladiator also features Derek Jacobi, Connie
Nielsen, Djimon Hounsou, and Oliver Reed, who died of a heart attack midway
through production. Directed by Ridley Scott.

GOOD GERMAN
TX TIME:                                   22:00 – 00:00
TX DATE:                                   SUNDAY 11 September
GENRE:                                     MOVIE (Foreign)

The war is over, and Jake Geismar (George Clooney) is an American journalist
assigned the task of covering the peace in Berlin -- but he was once lovers with a
mysterious woman named Lena Brandt (Cate Blanchett). Lena is a lady with many
secrets to hide, however, and now that the fighting has ceased, she has every
intention of burying her sins and escaping her dark past. As Jake searches for Lena
in war-torn Berlin with the assistance of American Army motor pool driver Tully
(Tobey Maguire), the complex web of deceit woven by the desperate woman soon
leads all three into the black market, which could prove either the ticket to Lena's
ultimate escape or the downfall of both her and her pursuers. Directed by Steven
Soderbergh.

GOSPEL GOLD
TX TIME:                                   09:00- 10:00
TX DATE:                                   SUNDAYS
GENRE:                                     RELIGIOUS MUSIC (Multi)

This gospel music show, featuring the best in gospel music videos, profiles of artists
and groups, gospel music news, and discussions on hot topics, is presented by Zwai
Bala.
The Commissioning Editor is Yashika Singh.

HEART CORE
TX TIME:                                   12:30 – 13:00
TX DATE:                                   SUNDAYS
GENRE:                                     DOCUMENTARY (Loc)

Heart Core is a factually based magazine type youth talk program aimed at engaging
the youth of Mzansi. It is focused on providing young adults with relevant tools and
assisting them to confront the challenges thrown up by daily living. The format lends
itself to providing the entertainment, educational and informative definitive for youth
programming. What makes the concept fresh and groundbreaking is its intrinsic
potential to draw on new and traditional forms of engaging with challenges making it
relevant and applicable in the lives of young adults and even the older generations.
Heart Core is a series that entertain, educate and supports youth development. Its
strength lay in its increased use of local content, as well as promoting vital
psychosocial tools. It aims to expose, explore, engage and present alternative
solutions for coping with trends and issues facing youth and young adults in South
Africa.

HLAKA KWABAFILEYO
TX TIME:                                   13:30 – 14:00
TX DATE:                                   THURSDAY 29 September
GENRE:                                     DRAMA (Loc)

HLALA KWABAFILEYO is the story of the life and times of rich man MHLONGO and his
family. In this first series, he is injured and loses his mind. Another man is
mistakenly buried in his stead. He regains his senses and returns to his house where
he is taken as an imposter. A plot is hatched to kill him but it goes awry when his
son ZUZU is killed instead. Hlala Kwabafileyo cast members are Daphney Hlomuka,
Tshepo Nzimande and Mary Twala among others.

IMANI
TX TIME:                                   12:00 – 12:15
TX DATE:                                   SUNDAYS
GENRE:                                     AFRICAN RELIGION (Multi)

The show celebrates the presence of the Divinity within the African Traditional
religion by providing viewers with a spiritually uplifting experience rather than a
lesson in divinity. The focus varies from religious ceremonies, testimonies,
celebrations and profiles to video diaries of religious events - all aimed at enhancing
the religious dignity and spirituality of the faith.

IMIZWILILI
TX TIME:                                   12:30 – 13:30
TX DATE:                                   SATURDAYS
GENRE:                                     CHORAL MUSIC

Highlighting youth choirs, Imizwilili presents choral groups in a fresh and exciting
manner, taking choral music to greater heights than ever by not only entertaining
and informing viewers, but by also truly celebrating and inspiring the youth.

INTERSEXIONS
TX TIME:                                   20:30 – 21:00
TX DATE:                                   FRIDAYS
GENRE:                                     DRAMA (Loc)

From the award winning Curios Pictures stable we have another promising series
called Six Degrees.
The series is premised on the theory of six degrees of separation between any
persons, no matter how far apart (geographically), or whether they know each other
or not. It also refers to the relationship network that we each form part of. So when
two people decide to have sex, it is also the coming together of two (new or
established) networks. It is not just a relationship/act between individuals. This
principle will be illustrated in some way in the opening sequence of each episode as
the web grows and different people affect and infect each other. The story is not
about death and dying but a portrayal of life holistically with light and beautiful
moments as well as dark moments.

INTSIKA
TX TIME:                                   20:30 – 21:00
TX DATE:                                   TUESDAYS
GENRE:                                     DRAMA (Loc)

As an auditor, ambitious Ndoda is ruthlessly honest and uncompromising – but when
he returns to his hometown for a ritual and uncovers deep corruption, he’d really
rather not get involved. But as more ominous events unfold, it becomes harder and
harder to turn a blind eye. Can one man make a difference against the power base of
the greedy mayor? Ndoda will have to sacrifice much, and forge a reluctant alliance
with his old rival Xolani, in order to win the greater battle, as he discovers what it
truly takes to be a man.

ISIDINGO (R)
TX TIME:                                   08:30 – 09:00
TX DATE:                                   MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS
GENRE:                                     LOCAL SOAP

ISPANI
TX TIME:                                   13:30 – 14:30
TX TIME:                                   WEDNESDAYS
GENRE:                                     EDUCATIONAL (Loc)

A day time program aimed primarily at youth who are about to enter the job market
as well as unemployed youth. It is also aimed at attracting a secondary audience of
parents , guardians as well as teachers who offer career guidance and life skills
training to young people who are about to embark on career oriented studies at a
tertiary institution. The show is aim is to inform young people about opportunities
available to them thereby enabling them to be economically active.

IZWI LABANTU
TX TIME:                                   05:00 – 05:02
TX DATE:                                   TUESDAYS
GENRE:                                     RELIGION

African Traditional Devotion. Izwi la Bantu reflects messages of inspiration of faith
and peace. The important universal message of truth, no-violence, right conduct and
our relationship with the Divine Essence is reflected. Special days such as Earth day,
AIDS Day and Arbor Day give rise to important human values that African traditional
religious focus upon.

JAM ALLEY
TX TIME:                                   18:30 – 19:00
TX DATE:                                   FRIDAYS
GENRE:                                     VARIETY (Local) (Multi)

A lively and participatory youth orientated variety game show where teenagers have
the opportunity to interact with local artists, sports personalities or actors.
Participants answer a quiz on the latest trends in the music world and also get the
chance to perform to the latest popular songs. Presented by Seipati Seoke and Thato
Mahlatsi. (a.k.a. Twasa). Produced by Red Pepper.

JIKA MAJIKA
TX TIME:                                  19:00 – 19:30(finishes 01 Sept)
TX DATE:                                  THURSDAYS
GENRE:                                    MUSIC (Loc)

Jika Majika is a funky, sassy, fast paced music show that’s guaranteed to excite and
entertain the audiences by showcasing on Mzansi’s most outrageous styles of dance
ever seen on our local screens. It will give the South African youth a platform to
showcase their dance moves and also highlight the top 10 local music songs of the
week.

JOHNNY BRAVO
TX TIME:                                  17:00 – 17:30
TX DATE:                                  THURSDAYS
GENRE:                                    KIDS (Foreign)

When Johnny Bravo's Mama sets him up on a blind date on Valentine's Day--which
also happens to be his birthday--he meets the girl of his dreams. Too bad it turns
into a night to forget...
Voice Talents:
Jeff Bennett - Johnny Bravo
Brenda Vaccaro - Bunny Bravo (Mama)
Mae Whitman - Little Suzi
Donny Osmond
Molly Shannon
Maureen McCormick
Joe McIntyre

JOURNEYS OF INSPIRATION
TX TIME:                                  05:00 – 05:02
TX DATE:                                  THURSDAYS
GENRE:                                    RELIGION

The Jewish Voice represents messages of peace as well as common universal values
of truth, non- violence, conduct and harmony from the Judaic perspective. Important
celebrations and events are commemorated within the Jewish calendar through out
the year and the messages are shared with all, where the important aspects of the
Jewish faith are also highlighted.

JUDGE JOE BROWN
TX TIME:                                  11:00 – 11:30
TX DATE:                                  TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
GENRE:                                    REALITY (Foreign)

Judge Joe Brown, the non-traditional, no-nonsense, no-holds-barred presiding judge
of his signature series, the daily, half-hour, syndicated, reality courtroom show
JUDGE JOE BROWN. Cast: Jacque Kessler, Judge Joe Brown and Holly Evans.

KIDS NEWS
TX TIME:                                    06:30 – 07:00
TX DATE:                                    MONDAY – FRIDAY
GENRE:                                      KIDS

A News Show that brings topical news items to children in a style and language they
understand. The popular news programme covers news items in all Nguni languages,
as well as Afrikaans, Sepedi, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Setswana, and Sesotho.

KHUMBUL’EKHAYA
TX TIME:                                    21:00 – 22:00
TX DATE:                                    WEDNESDAYS
GENRE:                                      REALITY (Loc)

Khumbul’ Ekhaya is a touching docu-reality series, based on the emo-tainment
format. In the show we track the real journeys of South Africans on quest to re unite
and bring healing to their families. It includes elements of tracing long lost relatives,
finding estranged family members and healing long standing feuds that have caused
rifts and pain in families. In each show, spark laughter and tears, as viewers reflect
on their own family relationships and are moved to implement positive change in
their own homes. A heartwarming show bringing stories from all corners of South
Africa, Khumbul'ekhaya brings South Africans back home.

LEGACY OF FEAR
TX TIME:                                    23:00 – 01:00
TX DATE:                                    THURSDAY 15 September
GENRE:                                      MOVIE (Foreign)


A serial killer, never caught, leaves clues and messages signed 'BSP' after quickly
murdering each man but torturing his girl to death. His last case is an exception, the
detective in charge finds his wife murdered while has pre-teen daughter had to
watch. Thirty years later, she's still obsessed by the case, which drove her dad
insane, and a police detective herself. When the whole cycle starts again, she gets
convinced it's not BSP but an ambitious copy-cat, but he certainly outsmarts her
every time. He also makes clear she's to be his final kill. Meanwhile she alienates
even colleagues with her arrogance and obsession, finally to be suspended as the FBI
takes over. Cast: Teri Polo, Zachary Bennett, Anthony Lemke, Corine Conley, Serge
Houde, Anna Silk, Vincent Leclerc, Jean Nicolai. Directed by Don Terry.

LIES AND DECEPTION
TX TIME:                                    23:00 – 01:00
TX DATE:                                    THURSDAY 22 September
GENRE:                                      MOVIE (Foreign)

Five years ago, the husband of Jean Brooks (Mädchen Amick) purportedly committed
suicide. Thus, Jean is startled when ex-cop-turned-private eye Eddie Fate (Andrew
Walker) shows up with the news that her husband has been alive all these years —
and has only recently been murdered. A trip to Chicago opens Jean's eyes to her
husband's motives for his deception (which didn't start out as sinister, but sure
ended up that way) — and places her own life in peril, courtesy of an insane sister-
in-law and some slimy-looking drug dealers. Filmed in 2004 under the title Jean's
Fate. Also starring: Joseph Kell, Ellen Dubin, Martin Thibaudeau, Natasha Noel.
Directed by Louis Belanger.

LIVE
TX TIME:                                    21:00 – 22:00
TX DATE:                                    FRIDAYS
GENRE:                                      MUSIC (Loc)
EPISODES:                                   26

LIVE is a musical fireworks display of what it means to be cool in Mzansi… a
spectacle of youth, creativity and musical energy that is sure to not only bring
audiences in line with what’s up now, but also provides them real glimpses into the
future of music and popular culture in Africa. The primary aim of the show is to be
the single and definitive SA music news destination, bringing audiences up to speed
with what has happened over the past 7 days in the local music industry and
everywhere else. Presented by Bonang Matheba and Minenhle Dlamini.

LIVE IT
TX TIME:                                    11:00 – 11:30
TX DATE:                                    THURSDAYS
GENRE:                                      YOUTH REALITY (Loc)

LIVE IT! is a youth health talk show which is brought across in a fun, edutainment,
vibey manner keeping the youths’ interest throughout the series. It is a wellness,
lifestyle and health show targeted at youth, aged between 16 and 34.

Each weekly programme is filmed on location around a weekly topic or theme, and
the roving set travels around the country.

Every week, there are     guest experts on the topic as well as case studies, who
represent the topic and   speak of their personal experience in relation to the subject
under discussion. LIVE    IT! makes audiences aware of the health problems young
South Africans face and   shows them how to recognise the symptoms of these health
conditions.

On the show, we will offer advice and support for the diagnosis and treatment of
these various health conditions. We will give advice on general health and wellness
and create a generation who is well informed about their bodies and health
problems, as well as empower them to live balanced productive lives.

On screen contact information for useful organizations is also a feature of the show
and will appear in info boxes at various points in each.

MARIE AND BRUCE
TX TIME:                                    22:00 – 00:00
TX DATE:                                    SUNDAY 04 September
GENRE:                                      MOVIE (Foreign)

Tom Cairns directs the psychological comedy drama Marie and Bruce, adapted from
the play by Wallace Shawn. Set over a period of 24 hours, the black comedy involves
the troubled marriage of neurotic New Yorkers Marie (Julianne Moore) and Bruce
(Matthew Broderick). What follows is a bleak psychological study of the breakdown of
a modern relationship. Also starring Griffin Dunne. Bob Balaban, Julie Hagerty. Marie
and Bruce was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004.

MY PERFECT FAMILY

TX TIME:                                   19:00 – 19:30

TX DATE:                                   MONDAY 05 September

GENRE:




MZANSI INSIDER
TX TIME:                                   18:30 – 19:00
TX DATE:                                   MONDAYS
GENRE:

A youthful entertainment show offering the viewers a chance to be truly part of
content generation. The show has presence on all social media and the viewer gives
us the scoop on what is happening in Mzansi. Mzansi Insider offers a social
commentary on what’s new and newsy.

A daily high-entertainment variety segment that updates viewers on the latest local
music, lifestyle, entertainment and celebrity scoops. The entertainment show
highlights the pulse and pace of the Mzansi Fo Sho culture.

OUTLAW
TX TIME:                                   22:00 – 23:00(finishes 01 Sept)
TX DATE:                                   THURSDAYS
GENRE:                                     DRAMA SERIES (Foreign)

Cyrus Garza (Jimmy Smits) is a Supreme Court justice who abruptly quits the high-
level position. A playboy and a gambler, Garza had always adhered to a strict
interpretation of the law until he realized the system he believed in was flawed. Now
that he's quit the bench and returned to private practice, he's determined to
represent "the little guy" and use his inside knowledge of the justice system to take
on today's biggest legal cases. And he's making plenty of powerful people unhappy
along the way. Cast: Jimmy Smits, Jesse Bradford, Carly Pope, David Ramsey, Ellen
Woglom. Directed by Terry George.

REAL GOBOZA
TX TIME:                                   18:00 – 18:30
TX DATE:                                   SATURDAYS
GENRE:                                     MAGAZINE (Loc)

The closest distance between our viewers and their celebrities. It is a slick, glossy,
fun and fast paced show about beautiful people and what they are up to. The show
walks a fine line between humorous gossip and tacky gossip.
REFLECTIONS ON FAITH
TX TIME:                                    05:00 – 05:02
TX DATE:                                    FRIDAYS
GENRE:                                      RELIGION

Christian Devotion. Reflections of faith are messages of inspiration, peace and love
from the Islamic community that are shared with the community. These reflect
important universal, human values where scholars and leaders of the faith share joy
and inspiration to all South Africans.

RELATE
TX TIME:                                    11:00 – 12:00
TX DATE:                                    MONDAYS
GENRE:                                      TALK SHOW (Loc)

Relate takes a hard and honest look at various troubled relationships whether family
relationships or romantic. Whether it is a plea for forgiveness or a plea for
understanding and tolerance. Relate holds no bars, speaks truthfully in an earnest
attempt to allow South Africans to look at ourselves, and how we, as individuals,
have the power to either weaken, strengthen or destroy our relationships.

ROOKIE BLUE
TX TIME:                                    22:00 – 23:00
TX DATE:                                    MONDAYS
GENRE:                                      DRAMA SERIES (Foreign)

The series centers around a group of rookie cops. Rookie Blue is a youthful, heartfelt,
one-hour, character-driven workplace drama about five rookie cops plunged into the
high stakes world of big city policing - a world where even the smallest mistake can
have life-or-death consequences. The series follows them just out of the police
academy where they bonded together, fought together, drank together, worked
together and slept together. And now they're on the job together. They're kids with
guns, learning firsthand the hardest kind of policing there is. They are first
responders and they are about to learn that no amount of training prepares you for
life. Cast: Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Charlotte Sullivan, Enuka Okuma, Travis
Milne, Ben Bass. Directors: Charles Biname, Paul Fox and David Wellington.

ROOTS
TX TIME:                                    18:00 – 18:30
TX DATE:                                    SUNDAYS
GENRE:                                      MUSIC (Loc)

ROOTS is a traditional music show that offers viewers a rare fusion of traditional
music with modern trendy music. Filmed on location relevant to the theme of that
week, each weekly episode is delivered with a principal theme the story behind the
music, followed by sub themes that hold the show together.

Rootz offers a mix of Live to Tape Music, Music Videos, profile of both local and from
sister countries artists through interviews, weekly inserts that explore the traditional
or afro traditional music scene.

SELIMATHUNZI
TX TIME:                                    18:30 – 19:00
TX DATE:                                    WEDNESDAYS
GENRE:                                      VARIETY (Loc) (Multi)

SABC1's popular locally-produced variety series, regularly travels to all the regions in
the country, spotlighting special events and glamorous functions, highlighting the
latest trends, fads and fashions. In response to viewer letters and requests, the
Selimathunzi presenters and crew attend local functions around the country - from
21st birthday parties to matric farewell dances. In the "Dreams Can Come True"
insert, viewer requests are granted on a merit basis. Presented by Zizo Beda and
Lunga Shabalala.

SES’KHONA
TX TIME:                                    18:30 – 19:00
TX DATE:                                    THURSDAYS
GENRE:                                      VARIETY (Loc)

Ses’khona is a fresh and exciting SiSwati Lifestyle Magazine Show providing a
gateway into the minds of the youth of Mzansi. The show covers all facets of a
young persons mind and takes our viewers on a weekly journey through the latest
lifestyle trends, social events and insight into Mzansi’s entertainment industry.

S’GUD SNAYSI
TX TIME:                                    13:00 – 13:30
TX DATE:                                    TUESDAY – THURSDAY
GENRE:                                      COMEDY (Loc)

Starring South Africa's most renowned comedian Joe Mafela as S'Dumo, a very
sloppy but lovable lodger, the uproarious comedy S'GUDI S'NAYSI returns to the
screen to put viewers in fits of laughter for a Golden Oldies special. Sharing the
house with her widowed aunt Sis May (Daphne Hlomuka) is her niece Thoko (Thembi
Mtshali) a beautiful young aspirant actress. To help make ends meet, Sis May places
an advertisement for a lodger. The successful applicant is S'dumo (Joe Mafela) who
subsequently never manages to pay his rent, but manages to worm his way into the
hearts of the two ladies with whom he shares a house.

Popping in from time to time for tea and a slice of cake is the Mfundisi (Israel
Thabede), who at times is quite bewildered by S'Dumo's antics. A nosey neighbour,
(Gloria Mudau), who loves nothing more than to participate in and spread a bit of
gossip, sees right through S'Dumo's numerous failed money-making schemes, and
never really takes to him, though everyone else does - including South Africa'
television audiences.

Produced for the SABC by award-winning director/produced Roberta Durrant.

SHIFT
TX TIME:                                    13:30 – 14:30
TX DATE:                                    MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS

GENRE:                                      EDUCATION

Shift will be carefully formulated to get viewers thinking and talking about shifting
their mindsets and changing their attitudes. The show promises to be fast moving,
jazzy and up beat. Shift intends to influence attitudes and behaviour changes
amongst unemployed, unmotivated and insecure audiences. Shift will provide a
forum for discussion on a variety of subjects; finance, self esteem, entrepreneurship,
empowerment, health, success stories, parenting, gender, education, tourism,
environment, technology, arts, culture and social issues. Guests on Shift will include
role models in all arenas from social to political; from financial to psychological;
young achievers will be showcased, any young person going places. Shift will inspire
others in their quest for achievement. The presenters on Shift are Bongani Zindela,
Cuma Mashicila and Rhulani Baloyi.

SIYAKHOLWA
TX TIME:                                   06:30 – 07:00
TX DATE:                                   SATURDAYS
GENRE:                                     KIDS (Loc Current Affairs)

The presentation of the programme is to create an environment to work together to
produce a series of foundational, educational, innovatively creative television
programmes for children of the 5-9 year old age group . This pioneering educational
children’s programme will target young parents and their children of this foundation
years. The programme will use puppets and live action that draw on South African
culture and traditions to help children optimally develop their social, emotional and
intellectual capacities, regarding moral education and value.

SOCCER ZONE
TX TIME:                                   21:00-22:00
TX DATE:                                   MONDAYS
GENRE:                                     SPORT MAGAZINE

It’s regarded as the most interactive and best-informed soccer show in the land.
Soccerzone, hosted by the charismatic Robert Marawa, ensures you don’t miss a kick
on the local and international soccer scenes. Soccerzone brings you all the midweek
and weekend soccer action – all the goals, all the controversies, all the talking
points. There’re interviews with players, coaches and fans, as well as analysis from
the experts. And the moments of brilliance as well as the moments of madness are
all showcased on the show. Nothing escapes the prying cameras from Soccer zone,
which again won Coca-Cola awards in production and presentation in 2005.

SPIRIT SUNDAE
TX TIME:                                   10:00 – 11:00
TX DATE:                                   SUNDAYS
GENRE:                                     RELIGION (Loc/Mag)

SPIRIT SUNDAE is a brand new venture into breakfast television on Sunday
mornings. As the name suggests, this is a programme about Spirit and, like any
good sundae, it is composed of a wonderful variety of ingredients. Spirit Sundae will
reflect the broad spectrum of faith in South Africa from Christianity to African
Traditional in a light and entertaining way. On the menu will be anything from to
what's cooking when preparing festival foods - adding a dash of spice and a hint of
humour - to art, music and dance. As an extra, a religious perspective on some of
the breaking news in the Sunday papers will be provided. Celebrating the faith of
South Africa, Spirit Sundae will scoop the flavour of the month in an entertaining and
vibrant format that will keep audiences fascinated, engrossed and spiritually uplifted!
SPORTSBUZZ
TX TIME:                                   07:00 – 07:30
TX DATE:                                   FRIDAYS
GENRE:                                     KIDS (Loc)

A programme for the whole nation, SportzBuzz jumps from elite schools with all the
facilities, to rural schools in squatter camps, with less than nothing but a spirit to
compete, and a yearning to develop. The programme is about showcasing young
talent no matter the color, or the sport! Cricket, tennis, soccer, rugby, karate.

SUPA STRIKAS
TX TIME:                                   08:30 – 09:00
TX DATE:                                   SATURDAYS
GENRE:

The feel-good show tells the story of Shakes and his team-mates taking on the
world's best teams in the Super League, the toughest league on earth, while they
entertain their fans with their on- and off-pitch flair and action.

SWORDMEN: UNCLE DONG ER
TX TIME:                                   22:00 – 00:00
TX DATE:                                   FRIDAYS 02 September
GENRE:                                     MOVIE (Foreign)

The descendant of a literary family, Uncle Dong Er embodies the firm moral
principles that underpin his society. Righteous and generous, Dong Er even cares for
the man who murdered his father, nursing the killer until his death. Dong Er's deep
sympathy for the Swordsmen supports and protects them, and he becomes a
spiritual leader as one of the Swordsmen of the Passes: Uncle Dong Er. Cast:
Haiying Sun, Yonggui Li, Dazhi Wang, Yuan Ma, Shu Yang, Dongjing Wang, Jing Ye,
Pu Miao, Weichen Chen, Danjun Li, Yu Zheng, Jingmin Luo, Chunyu Zheng, Yunlai Li,
Dalei Li. Directed by Jianxin Huang.

SWORDMEN: CRAZY HOE
TX TIME:                                   22:00 – 00:00
TX DATE:                                   FRIDAY 09 September
GENRE:                                     MOVIE (Foreign)

Late 1800s, the dark days of the Dowager Empress Ci Xi ... on central China's
Shaanxi plain, where the first Emperor of Qin lies buried with his terracotta army in
the land between the passes ... ordinary men and women arise in a time of
extraordinary need to defend their nation and its deeply rooted values--the
Swordsmen of the Passes. Simple, honest Shi Suo loses his livelihood when the
gentry collude with local officials to steal his ancestral land. Now, with only his hoe
as a weapon, Shi Suo goes on a bloody rampage, terrorizing the rich and powerful on
behalf of the downtrodden and dispossessed--fighting as one of the Swordsmen of
the Passes: Crazy Hoe.        Cast: Tieyong Liu, Shuangbao Wang, Xiaobing Tian,
Guoqiang Qu, Liang Lu, Pu Miao, Xiaopo Li, Dazhi Wang, Yingping Gao, Hua Qin,
Qunying Wang, Jin Yuan. Directed by Youchao Zhou.

TAKALANI SESAME
TX TIME:                                   06:00 – 06:30
TX DATE:                                   MONDAY - FRIDAY
GENRE:                                       KIDS

The local version of the UK’s Sesame Street targets 90% of preschoolers aged 3 to 6
years, who have little or no access to formal Early Childhood Development
programmes. This show covers the school curriculum based on numeracy, literacy
and life skills.

TEEN TITANS 2
TX TIME:                                     17:00 – 17:30
TX DATE:                                     WEDNESDAYS
GENRE:                                       KIDS (Foreign)

Fighting for truth, justice and the last slice of pizza, these five superheroes are living
proof that you're never too young to save the planet. Protecting Earth and beyond,
the Teen Titans live and operate from their T-shaped, high-tech headquarters. Using
martial arts and cutting-edge gadgetry, the teens battle villains, giant monsters and
alien invaders--and still find time to argue over who's going to do the dishes. As the
hip teens try to find their place in the world, they must also cope with the
tribulations of adolescence.
Voice Talents:
Scott Menville - Robin
Greg Cipes - Beast Boy
Khary Payton - Cyborg
Tara Strong - Raven
Hynden Walch - Starfire
Executive Producer:
Bruce Timm

TEENAGERS ON A MISSION
TX TIME:                                     17:00 – 17:30
TX DATE:                                     MONDAYS
GENRE:                                       KIDS (Loc)

The science and technology show begins when Mr E, a frequency of energy from the future
contacts Thami and Nolwazi and tells them that they need to find a theory to save the earth and
future from destruction.    The children soon realise that everything is connected; energy is a
vibration in everything, even music. Through their journeys they learn about life and themselves
and how important communication is. Life orientation lessons meet science when Thami doesn’t
know how to communicate with a girl in school that he likes. All sorts of weird happenings take
place when the blueprints of the teleportation device are stolen!
“Tomz, part factual, part fictional with some drama, comedy and science fiction will
be broadcast in a fair spread of Xhosa, Sotho, Sepedi, English and Zulu with full
subtitles in English”

THE BEAST
TX TIME:                                     22:00 – 23:00
TX DATE:                                     TUESDAY 20 September
GENRE:                                       DRAMA (Foreign)
An FBI agent with uncouth yet effective tactics is played by Patrick Swayze on A&E's
The Beast. Charles Barker (Swayze) trains new partner Ellis Dove (Travis Fimmel).
Baker imparts his hard-driving and slick methods even while an internal affairs squad
is investigating him. (REPLACED BY THE SERIES KIDNAPPED?? – STILL TO BE
CONFIRMED)

THE CLEANER
TX TIME:                                   22:00 – 23:00 (finishes on 13 September)
TX DATE:                                   TUESDAYS
GENRE:                                     DRAMA (Foreign)

The cleaner tells the story of William Banks. He's a recovering addict who struggles
to maintain his own rocky personal life while he helps others get clean by any means
necessary. William works with an eclectic group, and together they bring addicts of
all kinds to the point where they are ready and willing to get help and begin the
difficult process of getting clean. With every success and every failure, William must
confront his own demons through his unusual relationship with God. He's a man
caught between a deep love for his family, an unwavering commitment to his work,
and the ghosts of his own addictions. Cast: Benjamin Bratt, Amy Price-Francis,
Grace Park, Kevin Michael Richardson, Esteban Powell, Brett DelBuono, Liliana
Mumy. Created by Jonathan Prince and Robert Munic.

THE TYRA BANKS SHOW
TX TIME:                                   10:00 – 11:00
TX DATE:                                   TUESDAYS – FRIDAYS
GENRE:                                     TALK SHOW (Foreign)

Tyra Banks continues to bring her youthful energy and compassion to TV talk as she
addresses the issues that real women face every day. Already a role model for
young women, Tyra has found success as a television producer, host, supermodel,
author, philanthropist and businesswoman. Tyra invites viewers to join her as she
maintains her journey in inspiring others along the way.

The Tyra Banks Show is a one-hour, daily talk show focusing on the dreams, hopes
and challenges of today’s young women. The goal is to empower women to be the
best that they can be – for themselves, their families and their communities.
Created for a new generation of women, Tyra’s show will reflect the positive attitude,
compassion and energy that Tyra Banks herself embodies. Every day, she will speak
to real women – and sometimes men, too – providing insight into topics that affect
their lives. From relationship, family, self-esteem and lifestyle issues to topical
news, celebrities and pop culture, Tyra will tackle a broad range of material, both in
the studio and in the field.

THE UNIT 3
TX TIME:                                   22:00 – 23:00
TX DATE:                                   THURSDAY 08 September
GENRE:                                     DRAMA (Foreign)

The Unit is a covert team of U.S. Special Forces operatives who must undertake
missions around the world. The latest newcomer is Bob Brown who joins Jonas team
and they set out to rescue an airliner filled with European businessmen who have
been hijacked by terrorists. Meanwhile, Bob's wife Kim is struggling with how much
control the Unit has on her own personal life. Cast Regina Taylor, Dennis Haysbert,
Max Martini, Scott Foley, Audrey Anderson, Abby Brammell, Robert Patrick, Demore
Barnes, Michael Irby, Alyssa Shafer. Written by David Mamet.

TURN IT OUT aka GET IT ON
TX TIME:                                   19:00 – 19:30
TX DATE:                                   THURSDAY 08 September
GENRE:


UNYANA WOMNTU
TX TIME:                                   13:30 – 14:00(finishes on 22 Sept)
TX DATE:                                   THURSDAYS
GENRE:                                     DRAMA (Loc)


The storyline revolves around Bantu Zatu (TERRENCE NGXONGWA) and his wife
Dora (Jackie Luthuli). A happily married couple, they are highly educated and hold
professional jobs. Pressure changes Dora, who secretly takes to drink to alleviate
the stress. This results in a breakdown of their happy life and finally to a
separation.   Bantu speaks to his wife in an attempt to save the fast crumbling
marriage. Dora is suddenly murdered while these negotiations are taking place, and
Buntu becomes the prime suspect. The plot thickens as Bantu fights for his life,
others around him try to help, and the police build a case against the hapless man.

UNTIL DEATH
TX TIME:                                   20:00 – 22:00
TX DATE:                                   SUNDAY 11 September
GENRE:                                     MOVIE (Foreign)

Upon awakening from a deep coma, a troubled police detective sets out to rescue his
wife and seek vengeance against the men who nearly took his life. Anthony Stowe
(Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a heroin-addicted detective attempting to take down
the city's most powerful drug lord. His life is in shambles, his wife is pregnant with
another man's child, and when the bust goes awry, two of his fellow officers end up
dead as Lowe lies in a hospital bed hovering between life and death. Miraculously,
Lowe eventually wakes up from his trauma-induced repose. While he once thought
his life couldn't get any worse, however, the ailing detective is shattered to learn
that the very same men he had nearly died attempting to apprehend have kidnapped
his wife. Now left with nothing to lose and every reason to live, the same man who
had once written his own life off determines to rescue his wife and ensure that
justice is served no matter what the cost. Also starring: Stephen Rea, Rachel Grant,
Mark Dymond, Selina Giles, Gary Beadle. Directed by Simon Fellows.


V FOR VENDETTA
TX TIME:                                   22:00 – 00:00
TX DATE:                                   FRIDAY 16 September
GENRE:                                     MOVIE (Foreign)
Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate
vision of Britain in which a corrupt and abusive totalitarian government has risen to
complete power. During a threatening run in with the secret police, an unassuming
young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) is rescued by a vigilante named V
(Hugo Weaving) -- a caped figure both articulate and skilled in combat. V embodies
the principles of rebellion from an authoritarian state, donning a mask of vilified
would-be terrorist of British history Guy Fawkes and leading a revolution sparked by
assassination and destruction. Evey becomes his unlikely ally, newly aware of the
cruelty of her own society and her role in it. Also starring: Stephen Rea, Stephen
Fry, John Hurt, Rupert Graves, Ben Miles. Directed by James McTeigue.

WHAT’S YOUR STORY
TX TIME:                                   10:30 – 11:00
TX DATE:                                   MONDAYS
GENRE:                                     DOCUMENTARY (Loc)

What’s your story is an Informal Knowledge Building series that aims to promote an
understanding and celebration of our shared South African history by making history
fun and entertaining. Each week our hip, cool, funky, funny, sassy and sexy
presenter, Lesedi Mogoatlhe, will find herself in a different town or city, across the
vast expanse of South Africa, to meet an interesting character whom she helps to
construct a personal memory box. In each episode she herself will collect memories
to produce a 1-min insert profiling the broader community she finds herself in.
Through the series viewers will learn how to construct and document their own
histories, and find out where and how they can gain access to information.

WORLD CUP LEGACY
TX TIME:                                   21:00 – 22:00
TX DATE:                                   TUESDAY 06 September
GENRE:



YILUNGELO LAKHO
TX TIME:                                   13:00 – 14:00
TX DATE:                                   FRIDAYS

Yilungelo Lakho is an interactive live show presented by two alternating presenters,
Nndanganeni Mudau, and Mike Ntuli.         The show aims to inform and educate
consumers on their rights and provide advise. Every Friday we focus on a particular
topic for the entire hour - kicking off with an insert which serves as a
background/scene setter piece on the topic we will be tackling, after which our studio
guests/experts or commentators on that particular topic will discuss and disect the
issue being discussed and provide analysis and insight for the benefit of our viewers.
Telephone lines are open during the show for viewers to participate.

YOTV YO HAMBO
TX TIME:                                   16:00 – 16:15
TX DATE:                                   THURSDAYS
GENRE:                                     KIDS (Loc)
This popular travel show takes viewers to places in South Africa where they’ve never
been, in a ―way‖ that they’ve never been! Focused purely on the interests of tweens
and teens, YOTV presenters travel with humour and a strong sense of adventure;
inspiring other children to want to explore their country.

YOTV BIG BREAKFAST PJ PARTY
TX TIME:                                  07:00 – 07:30
TX DATE:                                  SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
GENRE:                                    KIDS (Loc)


YOTV BIG BREAKFAST PART 2
TX TIME:                                  07:30 – 08:00
TX DATE:                                  SATURDAYS
GENRE:                                    KIDS (Loc)

With a strong slant on sport and sporting events, The Big Breakfast Show combines a
music chart show, exciting games, dance competitions and celebrity guests for non-
stop entertainment and information about the upcoming weekend.

YOTV BIG BREAKFAST PART 3
TX TIME:                                  08:00 – 08:30
TX DATE:                                  SATURDAYS
GENRE:                                    KIDS (Loc)

With a strong slant on sport and sporting events, The Big Breakfast Show combines a
music chart show, exciting games, dance competitions and celebrity guests for non-
stop entertainment and information about the upcoming weekend.

YOTV BIG BREAKFAST PART 4
TX TIME:                                  08:30 – 09:00
TX DATE:                                  SATURDAYS
GENRE:                                    KIDS (Loc)

With a strong slant on sport and sporting events, The Big Breakfast Show combines a
music chart show, exciting games, dance competitions and celebrity guests for non-
stop entertainment and information about the upcoming weekend.

YOTV BLAST!
TX TIME:                                  16:00 – 16:15
TX DATE:                                  MONDAYS
GENRE:                                    KIDS (Loc)

Blast plans to take viewers on an exciting science and technology journey every
week. This show will feature the hottest new software, hardware, computers,
gadgets, toys, websites, cameras, cell phones, downloads and even cars! The show
will also have weekly slots where they look back at moments and people in South
African history who’ve helped us to where we are today with technology and science.

YOTV BLUE COUCH
TX TIME:                                  16:00 – 16:30
TX DATE:                                  TUESDAYS
GENRE:                                    KIDS (Loc)
Blue Couch focuses on a new topic affecting tweens and teens each week.        Blue
Couch tackles a wide range of issues facing this age group; sometimes serious,
sometimes fun, Blue Couch is always honest, straightforward and inspirational.

YOTV BOY MEETS GRILL
TX TIME:                                   16:15 -16:30
TX DATE:                                   THURSDAYS
GENRE:                                     KIDS (Loc)

Two of YOTV favourite presenters, Musa and Akhumzi, will be presenting this fun
cooking show. Each week the two boys host a celebrity chef and practise their
cooking skills! Guaranteed to be highly entertaining and informative.

YOTV HAAIBO!
TX TIME:                                   16:45 – 17:00
TX DATE:                                   TUESDAYS
GENRE:                                     KIDS (Loc)


YOTV ILITHA LETHU
TX TIME:                                   07:45 – 08:00
TX DATE:                                   MONDAYS – FRIDAYS


YOTV LAND
TX DATE:                                   MONDAY – FRIDAY
GENRE:                                     KIDS (Loc)

A toddlers program catering for the development of motor skills through song, play
and story telling. Animation, story telling trees, songs, dancing, fun characters and a
magical bus all go into creating the colourful and entertaining world of YOTVland.

YOTV MMINO MANIA
TX TIME:                                   16:30 – 17:00
TX DATE:                                   MONDAYS
GENRE:                                     KIDS (Loc)


YOTV NTUNJAMBILI
TX TIME:                                   07:00 – 07:30
TX DATE:                                   THURSDAYS
GENRE:                                     KIDS (Loc)


YOTY PAWS & CLAWS
TX TIME:                                   07:00 – 07:30
TX DATE:                                   SUNDAYS & MONDAYS
GENRE:                                     KIDS (Loc)

A reality magazine show taking viewers into the wonderful world of animals. Here
they meet all sorts of animals: from cats and dogs to elephants and mice! Viewers
also meet the people who look after them, vets, zoo keepers, rangers and owners.
Viewers are also invited to write into the show with their questions and stories about
their favourite animals. This series aims to capitalise on this age groups fascination,
curiosity and love of the natural world.

YOTV SUPERSONIC
TX TIME:                                   16:30 – 16:45
TX DATE:                                   TUESDAYS
GENRE:                                     KIDS (Loc)


YOTV TEAM GREEN
TX TIME:                                   07:15 – 07:30
TX DATE:                                   WEDNESDAYS


YOTV UMVUBU NABANGANE
TX TIME:                                   07:00 – 07:15
TX DATE:                                   WEDNESDAYS
GENRE:                                     KIDS (Loc)

This cute animated hippo made her debut in 2007 on the successful YOTV series,
Team Wild. While Team Wild is more suited to an older audience, Mvubu is being
adapted to a more suitable younger audience.        Each week, Mvubu will share
animated stories about animals for 0-6 year olds. This slot is also needed to provide
additional pre school programming in other languages.

YOTV WILDROOM MEGA PT 1
TX TIME:                                   16:00 – 16:30
TX DATE:                                   FRIDAYS
GENRE:                                     KIDS (Loc)

Wildroom Mega aims to be the coolest show for teens in the country – featuring,
movies, music, games and Celebrities. The show will remain totally interactive, with
a fast-paced and constantly changing line-up. Wildroom will also still be doing
special shows for Spring, Summer, Winter etc.

YOTV WILDROOM MEGA PT 2
TX TIME:                                   16:30 – 17:00
TX DATE:                                   FRIDAYS
GENRE:                                     KIDS (Loc)

Wildroom Mega aims to be the coolest show for teens in the country – featuring,
movies, music, games and Celebrities. The show will remain totally interactive, with
a fast-paced and constantly changing line-up. Wildroom will also still be doing
special shows for Spring, Summer, Winter etc.

YOTV WILD SPACE PT 1
TX TIME:                                   16:00 – 16:30
TX DATE:                                   WEDNESDAYS
GENRE:                                     KIDS (Loc)

Taking Wildroom to a new level! Wild Space is a series designed to appeal directly to
8-12 year olds! Pre-Teen humour, pre-teen music and celebrities and pre-teen
movies and information. WildSpace is strictly for Tweens and strictly about Fun! Eng
Inserts will be titled names like, Burp, (Yucky Stuff), Eish! (Seriously Silly pranks),
YOTV Birthday, (YOTV Presenters surprise you at school with a party) and Green
Stuff, (environmental info).

YOTV WILD SPACE PT 2
TX TIME:                                    16:30 – 17:00
TX DATE:                                    WEDNESDAYS
GENRE:                                      KIDS (Loc)

Taking Wildroom to a new level! Wild Space is a series designed to appeal directly to
8-12 year olds! Pre-Teen humour, pre-teen music and celebrities and pre-teen
movies and information. WildSpace is strictly for Tweens and strictly about Fun! Eng
Inserts will be titled names like, Burp, (Yucky Stuff), Eish! (Seriously Silly pranks),
YOTV Birthday, (YOTV Presenters surprise you at school with a party) and Green
Stuff, (environmental info).

YOTV ZENZELE
TX TIME:                                    07:00 – 07:30
TX DATE:                                    TUESDAYS
GENRE:                                      KIDS (Loc)


YOTV ZIYAKHIPHA
TX TIME:                                    16:30 – 17:00
TX DATE:                                    THURSDAYS
GENRE:                                      KIDS (Loc)

It’s happening! As young people living in South Africa, we have so many ways of
enjoying and celebrating our way of living. This magazine show explores new and old
ways of doing exactly that. Each episode of Z’yakhipa features multiple ENG inserts
and loads of information. The inserts can be about anything, as long as the focus
remains on FUN and YOUNG. (Culture, History, Environment, Social, Skills, Tips,
Outdoor Activities, Extreme Sports, Performing Arts, etc.)

ZIYAWA LA
TX TIME:                                    14:00 – 14:30
TX DATE:                                    THURSDAYS
GENRE:

The show aims to encourage the youth to participate in arts and culture. It features
the following elements; book club, poetry, music and dance, to encourage and instill
the culture of reading and the celebration of South African culture and arts. It will
assist the youth to have an appreciation of the global environment, heritage, arts
and culture.

ZONE 14
TX TIME:                                    20:30 – 21:00
TX DATE:                                    MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
GENRE:                                      DRAMA (Loc)

A local drama series, located in a typical township setting, focusing on the daily lives
of two families, the Sibiyas and the Molois. Here soccer bosses, small time traders,
aspiring players, gangsters, and the jobless live side by side. People hang out at the
tavern, the car wash, and the local salon sharing stories about falling in love, fighting
battles and daring to dream. At the centre of the drama are the Tiger Boys, a soccer
team tipped to win the league and move into 1st division.

				
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