A – Z Listing SABC 1 Programmes SEPTEMBER 2013 20 YEAR GENERATIONS SPECIAL TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 18:30 – 19:30 MONDAY 02 September DRAMA(Loc) 20 old episodes will be shown. The episodes will be selected based on milestones that saw a change in the soap. 100% YOUTH TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 18:30 – 19:30 (Finishes on 08 Sept) SUNDAYS DOCUMENTARY (Loc) The series entails 4 episodes of 48 minutes. Youth Culture is a documentary series that follows the history and culture of traditional music and forms carried out by youth on the periphery of mainstream society. The show seeks to understand what drives these youth to follow and protect their heritage and carry out a legacy? Music and dance are forms of expression, and Youth Culture will use these same forms of expression to drive the storytelling. The show will showcase their talent, struggles, the background and their journeys. This is a character-driven series will comprise of stand alone episodes with an upbeat tempo and an interesting feel. It will allow the voice of the youth to come through as well as the reality of the world they live in. Some of the sub-topics the show will engage the youth on are: Arts & Culture; Heritage; Identity & Nation Building; and, Social Values. 227 TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 10:00 – 10:30 TUESDAYS - FRIDAYS SITCOM (Foreign) This popular sitcom that starred Marla Gibbs, who played Florence Johnston for many years on The Jefferson’s, got her own show. She played Mary Jenkins, a housewife who lived with her contractor husband, Lester and their 14-year-old daughter Brenda. Mary's best friend was Rose Lee Holloway, who used to sit out with her on the stoop of the apartment building (#227) and discuss many things, especially Sandra Clark, the wise-cracking, hyperactive, and often scatter-brained woman from upstairs. Rose had a daughter named Tiffany. Next door to the Jenkins was the gossiping, yet loving, Pearl Shay, a crotchety busybody who lived with her grandson Calvin Dobbs, who was Brenda's first love. Throughout the final two seasons, several new characters appeared. Cast: Paul Winfield, Countess Vaughn, Alaina Reed Hall, Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams, Jackee Harry, Regina King. Bob Lally, Oz Scott. A PLACE CALLED HOME TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: Directors: Tony Singletary, 22:00 – 22:30 MONDAYS DRAMA (Loc) The series is based in Jozi – where people from all over the country (and continent) come. Some succeed and others don‟t. This is the story about these people. They often find out the streets aren‟t paved with gold and the reality of harsh city life quickly become apparent. However, far from focusing on the negative – it will highlight the positive energy abounds even in the darkest hours. AFTER NINE 2 TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 20:30 – 21:00 TUESDAYS DRAMA (Loc) The local drama series delves inside the secret underworld of a black gay man and his inner struggles and hopes to find a way to deal with the torment of revealing his true sexuality to his wife and family. This drama is first in South Africa to touch on this sensitive and controversial subject of gay men in the closet and playing dual roles. This is a passionate love story between Hector and China. Their long standing, but under the carpet love affair is threatened heavily by China‟s family as they demand to see him marry Bokang, a successful businesswoman an event that leads to the total disruption of his relationship with Hector. This is a bittersweet love story - a tragedy! AMERICAN PIE: BAND CAMP TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 22:00 – 00:00 FRIDAY 13 September MOVIE (Foreign) The "Stiffmeister" legacy lives on in this installment of the wildly popular teen comedy series that finds Steve Stifler's younger brother Matt (Tad Hilgenbrinck) sentenced to a summer at band camp after a wild school prank goes awry. It seems that mischief runs in the family, and when Matt is told that he has to spend the entire summer surrounded by trombones and clarinets, he plans a serious of outrageous pranks in a bid to make the best of his nerdy new surroundings. As the summer and the hormones heat up, Stifler sets up a series of hidden cameras in hopes of catching some revealing images of the nubile "bandies." When Stifler reconnects with his long-lost childhood sweetheart, Elyse (Arielle Kebbel), while serving out his sentence, the blossoming romance between the pair forces the perpetual prankster to consider the prospect of curbing his bad-boy ways. Original American Pie star Eugene Levy returns to offer some helpful advice for the bandcamp bound Stifler sibling. Directed by Steve Rash. AN NUR – THE LIGHT TX TIME: 09:15 – 09:30 TX DATE: GENRE: SUNDAYS 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. AUM TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 05:00 – 05:02 MONDAYS RELIGION Hindu Devotion. AVATAR TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 08:30 – 09:00 SATURDAYS KIDS (Foreign) In a lost age, the world is divided into four nations: the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation, and the Air Nomads. Within each nation, there is a remarkable order of men and women called the "benders" who can learn to harness their inborn talent and manipulate their native element. Bending is a powerful form combining martial art and elemental magic. In each generation, only one bender is solely capable of controlling all four elements. That bender is the Avatar. The Avatar is the spirit of the world manifested in human form. When the Avatar dies, it reincarnates into the next nation in the cycle. Starting with the mastery of his or her native element, the Avatar learns to bend all four elements. Throughout the ages, the countless incarnations of the Avatar have served to keep the four nations in harmony. BANK JOB TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 22:00 – 00:00 FRIDAY 27 September MOVIE (Foreign) Terry Leather (Jason Statham) was a small-time car dealer who was trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Though he'd never been involved in any major crimes, he wasn't exactly on the straight and narrow his whole life either. Martine Love (Saffron Burrows) is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighborhood who knows that her former neighbor is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a Baker Street bank, Terry recognizes the danger but realizes this may be the opportunity of a lifetime. As the operation gets underway, the resourceful band of thieves burrows its way into a safe-deposit vault at the Lloyds Bank in Marylebone, quickly hitting a literal treasure trove of cash and priceless gems. But while the crew did know that the safe-deposit boxes contained millions in riches, they didn't realize that they also contained secrets that implicated everyone from London's most notorious underworld gangsters to powerful government figures, and even the Royal Family. Though the crime would make headlines all across Britain for several days after the fact, a government gag order eventually brought all reporting on the case to an immediate halt. Could it be that the most notorious bank robbers in recent memory were actually the most innocent people involved in this scandalous crime? Directed by Roger Donaldson. BAR 1 MAN HUNT TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 21:00 – 22:00 TUESDAYS REALITY (Loc) Made up of 13 episodes, the reality television show will have 16 finalists competing in tough physical and mental challenges for the title of the Ultimate Bar One Man and prizes to the value of R1-million. Season three of the Bar One Manhunt will take the contestants and the viewers on a journey to discover courage, leadership and integrity on a never-before-seen scale where only one man will emerge triumphant in the face of extreme physical, mental and emotional trials. This season will start off by revealing the identity of the show‟s exciting new mystery host – which is still very hush-hush. Various secret locations have been sought out specifically to challenge and thrill viewers and contestants alike. Filming will take place in an undisclosed, exotic overseas location as well as across South Africa‟s own Western Cape. BASIC INSTINCT 2 TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 22:00 – 00:00 FRIDAY 06 September MOVIE (Foreign) When the mysterious death of a major athlete prompts Scotland Yard detective Roy Washburn (David Thewlis) to order the investigation of best-selling crime novelist Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), criminal psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass (David Morrissey) is slowly drawn into Tramell's seductive world of lies and sexual intrigue in director Michael Caton-Jones belated sequel to Paul Verhoeven's 1992 erotic thriller. Upon relocating from San Francisco to London, alluring crime novelist Tramell once again finds herself pursued by authorities when all clues point to her being somehow involved in the death of a popular sports superstar. Intellectually intrigued by his new subject and undeniably drawn to her physically, Dr. Glass finds it increasingly difficult to resist the cunning black widow's devious web of deception and physical temptation. When the professional boundaries between Glass and Trammel come shattering down in a shower of unbridled lust, Dr. Glass is forced to make a difficult decision that could mean the end of both his professional career, and his life. Directed by Michael Caton-Jones. BIG UP TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 12:00 – 12:30 SUNDAYS YOUTH MAGAZINE 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. Presented by Tshepo Howza Mosese. BONISANANI TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 06:30 – 07:00 SUNDAYS 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. BUZZ ABOUT GOSPEL TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 17:30 – 18:00 SUNDAYS GOSPEL SHOW The gospel show encompass music that celebrates the heritage and rooted tradition of gospel music in South Africa and reflecting to the established places of worship that drew the inspiration to this genre of Gospel. The series celebrates a legacy and heritage of gospel music in SA. Buzz About Gospel showcases established old hymns allowing the audience to identify with the show due to the familiarity of these singalong old traditional songs that have accessibility to both young and old. The music show is made up of 5 short and fun quizzes each following an audiovisual cue (1 insert + 4 music videos) as a source from which the quiz questions will be asked. Each video cue and succeeding Q&A quiz will be a segment. Each episode comprises 4 segments. CHAT ROOM TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 11:30 – 12:00 SUNDAYS 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. CLUB CULTURE TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 22:00 – 23:00 SATURDAYS MUSIC SHOW (Loc) Club Culture is a weekly youth music show presented by 2 of the coolest DJ‟s in Mzansi today, DJ Fresh and Euphonik. The show aims to celebrate dance culture as expressed through music, the players and its followers. More excitingly the show will provide viewers with an insider‟s perspective of the club scene by featuring a range of hot spots and talent across Mzansi. COMPASS TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 05:00 – 05:02 WEDNESDAYS 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. COURAGE TO LOVE TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 20:00 – 22:00 SUNDAY 01 September MOVIE (Foreign) Inspired by the true story of Henriette Delille, The Courage to Love tells the story of a black woman who is part of a mixed race affluent society in pre-civil war New Orleans. Rather than accept the traditions of meeting a white man at the ball and letting him provide for her, Henriette (Vanessa Williams) rebels against the hypocrisy of the class and race roles around her. Her mother urges her to attend the ball where her white father has arranged a suitable match. She rejects the match and instead is drawn to Gerard, a French doctor (Gil Bellows). Henriette is increasingly torn between her love of God and her affection for Gerard who offers her marriage and an alternative life in France. She realizes that the church is the only institution in society that helps people of all strata. Outraged by public beating of slaves, wanting to help the underprivileged and refusing to be forced into the life of a concubine, Henriette begins to think about committing to a religious life. Tempted, she ultimately refuses Gerard's offer because she cannot deny her true calling. She sets up a hospital in the church rectory when yellow fever sweeps the South. Eventually she fights through barriers brought on by society and even the church to establish the first order of black nuns, the Sisters of the Holy Family. Directed by Kari Skogland. CUTTING EDGE 2013 TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 21:30 – 22:00 THURSDAYS CURRENT AFFAIRS (Loc) Cutting Edge is the investigative programme for Africans produced by Africans in African languages. The programme will depict the story of a South African youth there by giving voice to the usually voiceless ordinary youth of Mzansi. FAN BASE 2 TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 18:00 – 18:30 FRIDAYS MUSIC (Loc) Fan Base is a playful, light-hearted and fun-filled music variety show – provides space for interaction between musicians and fans in an intimate and fun way. The presenter of the show is Mxolisi Zuluboy Majozi. GAZ’LAM 2 TX TIME: 22:00 – 22:30 TX DATE: THURSDAYS GENRE: DRAMA (Loc) Gazlam is a hard hitting, no-holes-barred 26 part educational drama series that explores love, sex and relationships against a backdrop of HIV/AIDS. It set in the dense flatland of Yeoville, a world where young people have the space to experiment with different life styles and the freedom to make their own choices. It tells the story of Sifiso, a young man from rural Kwa-Zulu Natal who joins his cousin in Johannesburg because the love of his life, Khetiwe has been promised to be married to the chief. Starring Thembi Seete, Menzi Ngubane, Mbali Ntuli, Bubu Mazibuko, Siyabonga Shibe. Produced By Effect Media. GENERATIONS TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 20:00-20:30 (Repeat 09:00 – 09:30) MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS 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 OMNIBUS TX TIME: 10:00 – 12:00 TX DATE: SATURDAYS GET HIM TO THE GREEK TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 22:00 – 00:00 FRIDAY 20 September MOVIE (Foreign) English rock star Aldous Snow relapses into drugs and booze after a break up and a disastrous record. In L.A., Aaron Green works for a record company stuck in recession. Aaron's boss gives him a career making task - to bring Aldous from London to L.A. for a concert in 72 hours. That day, Aaron's girlfriend Daphne tells him she wants to finish her medical residency in Seattle. Aaron's sure this ends their relationship. In London, things aren't much better: Aldous delays their departure several times, plies Aaron with vices, and alternates between bad behavior and trenchant observations. Can Aaron moderate Aldous's substance abuse and get him to the Greek? What about Daphne? Cast: Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Lino Facioli, Lars Ulrich, Mario Lopez, Pink, Billy Bush, Kurt Loder, Christina Aguilera, Colm Meaney. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. GOSPEL GOLD TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 10:00- 11:00 SUNDAYS RELIGIOUS MUSIC (Multi) The popular and long-running gospel music show on SABC1, offers Mzansi fans a premier Gospel music experience! Its focuses on taking gospel to the people! The show travels to various regions of the country and does shoots on location. Gospel Gold also plays host to various gospel music events and historical locations that serve as the heritage of gospel‟s colourful spectrum. Gospel Gold allows viewers to see, touch and hear the gospel experience by seeking to affirm its heritage as the original Gospel music show! Presented by Sisanda Henna. HOLA MPINJI TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 20:30 – 21:00 WEDNESDAYS DRAMA (Loc) A local drama series about Stanza, a young man from Alex, Johannesburg, whose dream is to form a new kind of Hip-hop/Rap/Gospel group! He has to fight against all odds to get his own music and his own group up and running. The lack of money for costumes and registration fees to enter into competitions is a huge concern and the group gets drawn into delivering cakes, that unbeknownst to them is part of a drug syndicate's deliveries. I TRIED TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 20:00 – 22:00 SUNDAY 29 September MOVIE (Foreign) I Tried stars the members of Bone Thugs N Harmony in a gritty urban thriller that offers one example of how the members lives might have turned out had they not become hip-hop superstars. Cast: Pete Torres, Anna Maria Horsford, Chris Mulkey, Hassan Johnson, Layzie Bone, Swizz Beatz, Wish Bone. Directed by Rich Newey. IDENTITY 2 TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 11:00 – 11:30 SUNDAYS MAGAZINE (Loc) A multi-faith magazine series that is, hip and techno-happening, sharing stories and encounters of faith with young Mzansians. The show focuses on shaping new ways in which youth in the religio-spiritual world relate to one another as they seek to inquire who they are and what makes their identity. As we enter the world of i-TECH, iPod, Ipad and all the new abbreviations of What‟s APPenning, it is important for young South Africans to discover who they are... through mobile or internet, Second screen viewing becomes the new cool as we share some of the highlights of the religious and not-so-religious voices in the land... We learn, we celebrate and we create our identity through our faith. The show represents the new sounds of Sunday morning spirituality on Mzansi. Suave, with pizzazz and verve, Identity creates new ways to share spiritual encounters. iLIFESTYLE 2 TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 18:00 – 18:30 THURSDAYS MAGAZINE (Loc) A lifestyle magazine show about impacting lives through technology in which members of the public are challenged to investigate and explore different sorts of available technology. The show exposes the extent to which viewers have been impacted by technology - to discover how they have changed, are changing or might change in their daily lives. The show seeks to introduce and showcase technology through the realities of a mix of ordinary and well-known South Africans. Ilifestyle aims to entrench itself as the technological authority. Its format is designed to be slick and fast-paced, and driven by a witty, tongue n‟ cheek and „experimental‟ presentation. IMANI TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 09:00 – 09:15 SUNDAYS 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: TX DATE: GENRE: 12:30 – 13:30 SATURDAYS 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. Presented by Lebo Leabile and Vee Mthembu. ISIDINGO (R) TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 08:30 – 09:00 MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS LOCAL SOAP ISPANI TX TIME: TX DATE: 13:30 – 14:30 TUESDAYS GENRE: EDUVATIONAL (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. Presented by Mac Leshomo. IZWI LABANTU TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 05:00 – 05:02 TUESDAYS 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. JOURNEYS OF INSPIRATION TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 05:00 – 05:02 THURSDAYS 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. KHUMBUL’EKHAYA TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 21:00 – 22:00 WEDNESDAYS REALITY (Loc) A docu-reality series tracking the journeys of real South African families who reunite or reconcile with lost or estranged family members. An emotional homecoming for all South Africans, Khumbul'ekhaya, shows how through reconciliation and forgiveness, broken or damaged relationships in our families can be healed, and in the process, heal our nation ... person by person, family by family. 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! Presented by Andile. KIDS NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS 2013 TX TIME: 06:00 – 06:30 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. LIVE IT (Series 4) TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 13:30 – 14:00 THURSDAYS TALK SHOW (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 recognize 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, and empower them to live balanced productive lives. On screen contact information for useful organizations are also a feature of the show and will appear in info boxes at various points in each episode. LIVE-AMP TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 21:00 – 22:00 FRIDAYS MUSIC (Loc) Live Amp – is a new format show with exciting fresh elements. Private auditions are currently being held to find a male presenter to join Luthando Shosha. Bonang will not be lost to Mzansi Fo Sho viewers who have grown to love and admire her – fans will still enjoy her excellent presenting skills in a new role. Watch this space for further exciting announcements. MYTHBUSTERS TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 13:30 – 14:30 MONDAYS DOCUMENTARY (Foreign) Did a Medieval Chinese astrologer make it into space by strapping rockets to his chair and setting them off? Just how hard IS it to find a needle in a haystack? Can you in fact go insane by having water drip on your forehead? These are just a few of the myths, urban legends, and improbable sayings that the Mythbusters try to figure out. Comprised of special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Heineman - as well as their mottley crew of Mythbuilders, Mythterns, and resident 'crash test dummy' Buster - they don't just tell the myths, they put them to the test to see which ones are possible, and which ones are just plain bunk. As of 2008, MYTHBUSTERS has tested 600 myths, done over 1,900 experiments and created over 650 explosions to prove these Myths Right or Wrong! Some information found here is thanks to http://www.mythbustersfanclub.com, who helped with episode ordering, season break downs, and other myth information. NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 20:00 – 22:00 SUNDAY 22 September SPORT AWARDS PERFECT MAN TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 20:00 – 22:00 SUNDAY 08 September MOVIE (Foreign) This relationship drama by Paul D. Hannah, based on the popular stage play, tells the story of a couple named Russell and Bailey, who have chosen to stay together for their son, despite their crumbling relationship. But when junior leaves for college and Russell finally decides to leave, it soon becomes clear that their marriage is not as over as they once thought. Cast: Jazsmin Lewis, Elise Neal, Christian Keyes, Buddy Lewis, Maya Gilbert, Eddie Goines, Malika Blessings. Directed by Paul D. Hannah. POLITICS OF LOVE TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 20:00 – 22:00 SUNDAY 22 September MOVIE (Foreign) A romantic comedy set during the 2008 presidential election, director William Dear's Politics of Love explores the complications that ensue when a hard-line conservative Republican falls head over heels for a stunning Democrat. As the competition between the candidates heats up and the historical election draws near, the two smitten campaigners learn that when it comes to love, there's no room for politics. Cast: Brian J. White, Malika Sherawat, Loretta Devine, Ruby Dee, Gerry Bednob. REAL GOBOZA TX TIME: 18:00 – 18:30 TX DATE: SATURDAYS GENRE: MAGAZINE (Loc) The lifestyle magazine show offers 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. Real Goboza exposes Mzansi viewers to an “in-depth” and sometimes intrusive look into the sublime lives of our celebrities. Filled with dazzling events, interesting gossip, scoops, profiles, spoofs, fashion, lifestyle and much more, the show is an action packed weekly presentation of Mzansi‟s fast, trendy glam and entertainment life. Presented by Pear Thusi and Phat Joe. REFLECTIONS ON FAITH TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 05:00 – 05:02 FRIDAYS 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. ROOTS TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 17:30 – 18:00 SATURDAYS MUSIC (Loc) A local traditional music show that caters for South African‟s traditional and indigenous music genres. It is this designed to provide valuable entertainment and to fulfill a national concern for the preservation of culture as expressed in the milieus of art, music and dance. Roots showcases the various genres of traditional and indigenous music. It is a mixture of education and entertainment. Tebogo Mahlaela and Ngizwe Mchunu. SELIMATHUNZI TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 19:00 – 19:30 TUESDAYS 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. SUGAR HILL TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 20:00 – 22:00 SUNDAY 15 September MOVIE (Foreign) Wesley Snipes and Michael Wright play druglord brothers who have a mob-like crime empire in the Sugar Hill section of Harlem. Through flashbacks, we see how Roemello Skuggs (Snipes) and Raynathan Skuggs (Wright) entered the drug culture, with Raynathan helping his mother inject heroin. She died when the boys were young, but their father A.R. Skuggs (Clarence Williams III) survived, remaining a hopeless and frightful heroin addict. Roemello has grown up to be an educated, culturally pretentious businessman who stays away from his own merchandise, wears expensive cashmere coats and other colorful clothes, and lives in a beautiful uptown apartment, while being plagued by guilt. Raynathan, however, is losing his battle with drug addiction and spiraling downward. Roemello runs the family drug business with the help of an old-fashioned mob boss, Gus Molino (Abe Vigoda), whose grocery is a front for the dealing. To fuel his doubts, Roemello becomes involved with a beautiful aspiring actress, Melissa (Theresa Randle), and she urges him to get out of the drug business. But a rival dealer, Lolly Jonas (Ernie Hudson), cuts into Roemello territory, there is a brutally violent turf war, and Roemello must decide whether to defend or abandon his livelihood. Directed by Leon Ichaso. SINGLE GUYS TX TIME: TX DATE: 19:00 – 19:30 MONDAYS GENRE: DRAMA SERIES (Loc) The series consists of 13 episodes of 24 minutes. Their lives revolve around one thing: trying to get boyfriends… or keep them. The only problem is that each of them possesses their own extreme insecurities that, when put together in one room, make for one gigantic neurotic soon-to-be ex-boyfriend. It‟s easier to be a Single girl when there are three of you, but it‟s harder to get a boyfriend when there‟s always two others peering over your shoulder. Idiotic advice, failed attempts at being macho, trying too hard to be cool while applying make-up to conceal acne. These are just a few issues that the girls deal with on a daily basis. The Single Girls is about what it‟s like to be in the big world of adults when you are barely one yourself. As well finding a boy that will speak to you, there‟s the unknown, confusing world of adulthood to deal with too. For our leads, every day is a (traumatic) discovery. They are the new generation of South Africa and with that, they bring fresh and misguided new outlooks on life, love and work – which doesn‟t always go down with the older generations. SIYAKHOLWA TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 06:30 – 07:00 SATURDAYS 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. SKEEM SAAM 2 TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 20:30 – 21:30 THURSDAYS DRAMA SERIES (Loc) Skeem Saam is a blend of stories about the journey to manhood. It examines the plight of today‟s male children and the tough challenges they face transitioning into manhood. The underlying premise for the local drama series is that real men are made, not born. Teenage boys naturally challenge themselves. They wish to find out what their limits are. Lizo will explore his journey in a safe way but Kwaito and Tbose will take lifethreatening risks. Who will survive to see his 21st birthday? Who will grow into a healthy, responsible man? What are the responsibilities to fathers, uncles, teachers, and neighbours towards shaping the next generation of men? The series takes a close look at the lives of three teenage boys and their families. It examines how these boys deal with issues of masculinity, gender relations, relationships; self esteem, etc. Skeem Saam will challenge old notions of masculinity by promoting the new positive young versions of masculinity that are emerging in our modern society. The aim is to offer young people the opportunity to become themselves and not just their gender. Through the series they will learn that they shouldn‟t be limited by stereotyped gender roles and rules and that all human beings are the same and are deserving of the equal treatment. SMOVANA TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 18:30 – 19:30 SUNDAY 15 September DOCUMENTARY (Loc) The journey of South Africa told through the stories of its motor vehicles‟. South Africa is a country with a strong car culture. Sociologically cars are important indicators. They are a symbol of social status; they are a realization of passion, they are a symbol of freedom and to a degree, extensions of each owner‟s identity. In townships these cars are named in a particular manner and the connotations attached to these names are as varied as the names given to them (e.g. Gusheshe, Dolphin, Umadunusa, Idombolo, etc). In suburbia however, whether a car is called Nanna or Berite is of no consequence. The fact is these are not just automobiles; they are representations of both freedom and progress, and refer to a particular culture and slice of time in South Africa‟s history. Cars have significant stories attached to them and it is these stories that the documentary series Culture of Cars seeks to uncover. Through the use of a presenter, the series will explore the anthropological, cultural and social elements informing the culture surrounding cars, its naming and the model of ownership as a phenomenon in South Africa. The story of this culture will be seamlessly weaved together using threads from various sub-cultures (music, fashion, politics etc.) delivered in the form social commentary, interviews, archive footage, and shot footage. SOCCER ZONE TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 21:00 – 22:00 MONDAYS SPORT (Loc) It‟s regarded as the most interactive and best-informed soccer show in the land. Soccer zone 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. SOUL CITY 2 TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 20:30 – 21:00 FRIDAYS DRAMA (Loc) Soul City is a real-life television drama which focuses on health and development issues which mirror those of the South African population. It weaves real-life stories to make it authentic for the millions of people who have grown to trust the powerful messages of this wildly popular programme. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE 3 TX TIME: 18:30 – 19:30 TX DATE: GENRE: SATURDAYS REALITY SHOW (Loc) The sensational reality dance show kick starts with a series of exciting country-wide auditions held in SA‟s major cities: Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. 35 contestants are elected by the judging panel, to attend call back auditions in Johannesburg where they are given the opportunity to work with choreographers. 16 contestants are then chosen during this phase to take part in the live performance shows of the competition, where they will compete as pairs but also as individuals for the title of South Africa‟s most talented dancer. SPORTSBUZZ TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 06:30 – 07:00 FRIDAYS 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. STREETS OF MANGAUNG TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 20:30 – 21:00 MONDAYS CRIME SERIES (Loc) A locally-produced fast-paced and emotionally rich crime investigation series that shines a light on efforts behind community policing. It focuses as much on the lives of the police as it does on the life of the station – and as much on the community as it does on their crimes. It is intended as a feel-good series for the whole family despite its gritty subject matter. It balances comedy with action and human drama. SUNDAY LIVE 2013 TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 18:00 – 18:30 SUNDAYS CURRENT AFFAIRS A special news broadcast series that is a live bi-lingual English and IsiZulu News Current Affairs show that is aimed at previewing/discussing all matters related to the South African Nation. Airing on SABC 1 at 18h30-19h30 every Sunday with a studio audience, this series provides deep insight into matters of national importance that impact on the health of our democracy as wide-ranging as Politics, Elections, Policy matter in Parliament, Education and Economics. Hosted by the revered television host, Vuyo Mvoko, who brings a wealth of journalistic knowledge and robust yet insightful approach to issues under discussion. The show will also be hyper-linked to social media such as Facebook to be able to garner the views of the general public on matters affecting them. TAKALANI SESAME TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 07:30 – 08:00 MONDAY - FRIDAY 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. TEENAGERS ON A MISSION TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 16:00 – 16:30 MONDAYS 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 realize 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” THAT’S SO RAVEN TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 16:00 – 16:30 TUESDAYS - FRIDAYS KIDS (Foreign) Life is complicated enough without seeing brief flashes of the future flicker in your mind. But for the popular and decidedly unique Raven Baxter (Raven), having the ability to foresee the future is confusing. In most cases, her tendency to miscalculate upcoming events sends her family and friends on a roller coaster - with a comedic domino effect. Getting her out of these predicaments are her best friends, Eddie and Chelsea, whose loyalty can be counted on whether Raven's escapades involve hilarious disguises, grandiose schemes or daring feats. Allowing her flights of fancy, yet eager to keep her feet on the ground, are Raven's parents Tonya and Victor. Finally, Raven's pesky but precocious brother, Cory, is a constant source of annoyance but, at the same time, he is an invaluable resource of wit and wisdom to his big sis. Cast: Raven, Kyle Orlando Massey, T'Keyah Crystal Keymah, Rondell Sheridan, Orlando Brown, Anneliese Van Der Pol. Created by Susan Sherman and Michael Poryes. THE AFTER PARTY TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 23:00 – 04:30 DAILY MUSIC The After Party is a music download platform, which provides television viewers with access to thousands of legal songs for download as Ring-tones, Caller tunes, Video tones or Full tracks. The show will be delivered in a format of specially branded television short-and-longform properties aired on a daily basis. Each property is designed for a specific audience and music is made available for the audience to download on demand. Music genres such as hip-hop, house, Afro pop, smooth jazz, pop and gospel and others will be featured in the series THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 18:00 – 18:30 (Repeat 08:00 – 08:30) MONDAY TO FRIDAY 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. THE GAME (Season 4) TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 22:00 – 22:30 TUESDAY 03 September SITCOM (Foreign) THE GAME stars Tia Mowry as Melanie Barnett, a young, intelligent medical student, who is also the girlfriend of an eager rookie football player, Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall). Melanie decides to pass on her chance at attending Johns Hopkins Medical School to be with Derwin after he is recently chosen to play for the San Diego Sabres as the new third-string wide receiver. As Melanie tries to adjust to her new lifestyle, she meets Tasha Mack (Wendy Raquel Robinson), single mother and manager of Malik Wright (Hosea Chanchez) who is a charming star quarterback for the San Diego Sabres and Kelly Pitts (Brittany Daniel), the satisfying wife of Jason Pitts (Coby Bell) who is a thrifty star player for the San Diego Sabres. With the help of Tasha and Kelly, Melanie learns how the game is played amongst the women behind the athletes. Created by Mara Brock Akil. THE LINK 2 TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 18:00 – 18:30 WEDNESDAYS LIFESTYLE MAG (Loc) The link is a powerful, exciting, socially relevant and empowering lifestyle movement targeted at 18 - 28 year old South African women. The property offers a one stop shop for everything the trendy and aspirational woman needs in this social media regulated world we live in. So if it's fashion trends you are after, the hottest red carpet events, screen melting hunks of the week, local and international entertainment news - The Link is designed exclusively around you. Presented by Lerato Kganyago and Sinazo Yolwa. THE SPORT PREVIEW SHOW TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 22:00 – 23:00 WEDNESDAYS SPORT The current affairs magazine show covers headline stories in sport and interviews with sports personalities who will provide insight into the stories behind the headlines. The show previews upcoming local and international fixtures and profile some of the greatest names in the game. Sport Preview Show will present sports issues in a hot, witty, contemporary and vibrant manner, whilst addressing all the important and controversial issues in sport. The show is presented by Thomas Mlambo. TIME JAM, VALERIAN AND LAURELINE TX TIME: 07:00 – 07:30 (Finishes on 14 Sept) TX DATE: SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS GENRE: KIDS (Foreign) Valerian and Laureline is a French-Japanese animated science fiction series based on the much-loved graphic novel created in 1967 whose influence on science fiction cannot be understated. This classic story finally gets to come to life in this animated series about two humans who must investigate a mysterious shift in time, as they are now the only humans in a galaxy filled with the dangerous alien species called Vlagos who seem intent on controlling everything they see. These young heroes receive their mission from the STS (Spatial-Temporal Service), and they must uncover the truth behind a mysterious time portal and figure out what happened to the Earth they knew. As the heroes navigate through time, they must stick together to survive the harsh realities of the past and future. TSHISA 2 TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 22:30 – 23:00 THURSDAYS DRAMA (Loc) Tshisa 2 is a cutting edge and authentic youth drama with a gritty, realistic approach to its themes with a mandate to tackle the issues facing young South Africans today. Baksteen launches a solo music career and comes under new management in the form of his merchant Sosha. His new producer at Skhokho Records is a smooth operator called Sly. Ayanda makes a bold career move and a new female presenter at Tshisa arrives atoya. Sabz, a mysterious and talented new director arrives on the scene. Precious is torn by her love for the two brothers, Bafana and Bheki. Her dream is to study at Technikon… Lindiwe is pregnant and her parents try to milk her situation Golden boy Bafana Shabalala must face life in a wheelchair. He has to rethink the journey he has been on. But will he be able to stay away from drugs? VAYA MZANSI 2 TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 18:00 – 18:30 MONDAYS Loc Vaya Mzansi promises the thrill of motorbikes on the open road intertwined with the spirit of inquiry and adventure. The show follows two travelling companions in South Africa‟s first motorcycle travel show. In the first of its kind, the show sees two popular celebrities travelling the country on motorbikes. From the cities of Jozi to the rural districts of the Eastern Cape, our two travelers go out in search for the soul of the nation. Our intrepid motorcyclists will unearth interesting stories – political, historical, criminal, ideological – all seen through the eyes of local people. VOLTRON FORCE TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 14:30 – 15:00 (Finishes on 20 Sept) MONDAY - FRIDAY KIDS (Foreign) Several years after the final battle between the Voltron Force and Prince Lotor, a new evil threatens the galaxy, and the universe is once again in need of its true defender... The original Voltron Force pilots, Keith, Allura, Lance, Hunk and Pidge, are joined by three new cadets. With the once-in-a-millennium opportunity to train alongside their heroes, these junior pilots will help unlock incredible new powers, discover secret origins, and fight to earn their role in the legendary Voltron Force! Cast: Vincent Tong, Doron Bell Jr., Shannon Chan-Kent, Andrew Francis, Giles Panton, Ashleigh Ball, Ty Olsson, Sam Vincent, Mark Hildreth, Ron Halder. VUKA KLEVA TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 18:30 – 19:00 TUESDAYS DOCUMENTARY (Loc) A 12-part docu-soap series set in an assimilated juvenile detention and/or rehabilitation centre environment that will serve as a structured environment with systems that provoke „behavioural change‟. The teens will be empowered with information and knowledge; they will be provided with coping skills and mechanisms to deal with their destructive and delinquent behaviours. The series has real life characters which are teenagers who show delinquent behaviour and are on the path to self-destruction. They will be taken on a 10 day journey through a series of activities, chores, interactions, consultations with experts and encourage selfreflection. This can enable them to understand their current reality and allow restoration of progressive structure and desire in their lives. XIHLOVO TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 06:00 – 06: 30 SUNDAYS COMMERCIAL REIGION A live worship service. The programme captures live sermons in an ordinary Sunday service set-up. YILUNGELO LAKHO TX TIME: TX DATE: 13:30 – 14:30 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 advice. 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 dissect 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. Presented by Sisanda Jonas and Alicia Jali. YOTV YOTV BIG BREAKFAST TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 07:30 – 08:30 SATURDAYS KIDS (Loc) YOTV‟s popular Saturday morning programme has worked to retain its position as “default programming for Tweens and Teens every Saturday Morning! Vibrant, fun and full of sunshine, Big Breakfast is YOTV‟s Flagship Saturday morning show with… celebrities, music, sports, food and games YOTV BLOM OR VAYA TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 15:25 – 15:53 MONDAYS KIDS (Loc) This brand new exciting game-show introduces a range of brand new elements designed to entertain teenagers. In each episode one contestant answers questions – and depending on their success – their partner negotiates an obstacle course facing a wide range of challenges from water to mud to endurance! The tension rises and tempers fray as time runs out and teams race to get closer to the pot of gold! Answer a question wrong and you need to chill ... answer right and it‟s time to Vaya! YOTV BLUE COUCH TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 15:25 – 15:53 TUESDAYS KIDS (Loc) Blue Couch is a talk show where kids get to talk about the issues that are close to their hearts. Young people get to share their experiences, ask questions and find out the information they need so that they make informed decisions. We cover a wide range of topics, some are serious but others are just a light-hearted view at the kind of questions that are close to a teenager‟s heart! YOTV DIGI KNOW TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 15:07 – 15:25 THURSDAYS KIDS (Loc) Digi Know is a technology magazine show aimed at 12-15 year olds. It features the latest gadgets as well as all the techno “how to‟s” to keep our young people up to speed and in tune with the rest of the world‟s techno-pulse. This is for a cyber sophisticated youth! The setting is in-studio on a “gadget galore” set. YOTV EXT 4 WEDNESDAYS TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 15:00 – 16:00 WEDNESDAYS KIDS (Loc) Extension 4 is designed to grab viewers and keep them tuned to YOTV for the afternoon! It‟s non-stop action, tons of prizes and endless surprises. Ext 4 is the „space‟ where you hang out after school before you do your homework - action is driven by six strong presenters; their „real‟ personalities drive the show and they interact with each other and you, the viewer. Content will include inserts on issues and events relating to teens, celeb gossip, music, chat and plenty of digital media interaction. It is an intimate, authentic space in which your opinion and experiences are important and you get to be a part of the YOTV action. Included in this seasons series will be comedy segments as well as story-telling and dramatic segments. Ext 4. Producers have been tasked with experiment with a variety of inexpensive storytelling techniques with the aim of including more story-telling during the afternoon slots for tweens and teens. YOTV EXT 4 FRIDAYS TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 15:00 – 16:00 FRIDAYS KIDS (Loc) Extension 4 is designed to grab viewers and keep them tuned to YOTV for the afternoon! It‟s non-stop action, tons of prizes and endless surprises. Ext 4 is the „space‟ where you hang out after school before you do your homework - action is driven by six strong presenters; their „real‟ personalities drive the show and they interact with each other and you, the viewer. Content will include inserts on issues and events relating to teens, celeb gossip, music, chat and plenty of digital media interaction. It is an intimate, authentic space in which your opinion and experiences are important and you get to be a part of the YOTV action. Included in this seasons series will be comedy segments as well as story-telling and dramatic segments. Ext 4. Producers have been tasked with experiment with a variety of inexpensive storytelling techniques with the aim of including more story-telling during the afternoon slots for tweens and teens. YOTV FURRY TALES TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 08:00 – 08:15 SUNDAYS KIDS (Loc) Beloved Characters; Bathathe and Makhekhe (from YOTVland) return to our screens with a wide range of stories to share with their friends. Each week they will be joined by a well known South African celebrity who will read them a story. All stories will be animated from the existing picture books. This series will include 13 SiSwati episodes and 13 SiNdebele episodes amongst the 52 episodes; Afrikaans and other vernacular languages will also be included. (We believe that this series offers exciting Radio and merchandising opportunities and will be exploring these with the Production Company.) YOTV ILITHA LETHU TX TIME: 07:15 – 07:30 TX DATE: GENRE: MONDAY – FRIDAY KIDS (Loc) In our happy, colourful & sing-song world the kids join Luvuyo, MamGcina, the kindly cows; June and September and Nunu to learn the basics of numbers, stories, colours and shapes. Every week will aim at teaching them a song that will get them singing and dancing along to the theme of the week. This daily series in isiXhosa is now in its 3rd year on our screens and is a valuable part of our ECD education strategy. YOTV KEN DO & PSI TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 06:30 – 06:45 WEDNESDAYS KIDS (Loc) Ever felt like someone is watching you? They are! An energetic, funny alien, named “Psi1, from Saturn and his computer, “629” have just entered the earth‟s atmosphere, with the “Ventura”, which is their space ship. They are here to find out more about what our young earthlings do for fun. Through the eye of Psi1‟s telescope, we go into the lives of children busy doing the things they love to do. Each week “629” beams up “Ken Do”, a human who can do everything, to help Psi1 figure out what he saw. YOTV LAND TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 07:00 – 07:15 MONDAY – FRIDAY 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: TX DATE: GENRE: 15:25 – 15:53 THURSDAYS KIDS (Loc) YOYV NTUNJAMBILI TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 06:30 – 07:00 THURSDAYS KIDS (Loc) Ntunjambili features Demana and Demazana, siblings who are drawn into a mythical cave and through a series of challenges and adventures (solved and survived through books and story-telling) and with the help of the wise and magical Magangane (who lives in the cave), the Children learn universal lessons and lifeskills. YOTV UMVUBU NABANGANE TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 06:45 – 07:00 WEDNESDAYS KIDS (Loc) Mvubu, the Hippo, is a cute, animated young hippo with an insatiable curiosity about the animals around her; prompting her to ask more and more questions as she meets animals from all over the world. We tag along on Mvubu‟s adventures through the magical animal kingdom. YOTV WHAT’S IN THE FRIDGE TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 15:07 – 15:25 TUESDAYS KIDS (Loc) Each week or talented Chef Vuyo is challenged to create a delicious meal with an ingredients found in the fridge. The series is designed to help children create healthy and tasty meals based on ingredients that are likely to be in the fridge when they get home from school. So, faced with a can of baked beans …. What is our chef going to do? YOTV YO HAMBO TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 15:07 – 15:25 MONDAYS KIDS (Loc) In Yo Hambo kids get to go on an exciting adventure they‟ve always wanted have with someone special in their lives… flying on a trapeze, learning to surf or abseiling are all on the cards! Kids get to go places and share the thrill of unusual experiences while viewers find out more about the exciting activities and places that are available in South Africa. YOTV ZENZELE TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 08:15 – 08:30 SUNDAYS KIDS (Loc) This is a show that satisfies the curiosity of young children‟s ever inquiring minds. The show takes practical or abstract “frequently asked questions” that children have and answers them. Combining craft, art, culture and traditions and making facts fun are some of the elements that are related in a child friendly way. ZAZIWA TX TIME: TX DATE: GENRE: 14:00 – 14:30 THURSDAYS MUSIC SHOW (Loc) Zaziwa will give viewers a chance to get to know their favourite celebrities through the music that has helped shape their lives. This is music that is reminiscent of the particular celebrity‟s life experiences eg: their childhood, first kiss, difficult times, time spent with family, their travels and any other life experience or memory that would be triggered by a specific song. Zaziwa will also feature one-on-one studio interviews with these celebrities as they take viewers through their interesting journeys supported by music videos from their musical influences. Presented by Actress, television presenter and Radio DJ – Pearl Modiadie.
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