Albert Einstein and many more on TV this week

2017-04-23 06:00

Cape Town - What's good on the box this week? City Press gives you the scoop on what to watch on TV this week.

Sunday - 23 April

LA Hair

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 12:00

The hair game in the City of Angels can be very competitive. See what I’m talking about on this show while getting some tips to zhoosh up your hair.

Say Yes to the Dress

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 18:10


Part-fashion show, part-bridal story and part-family therapy, life at Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan, New York, is never dull. The consultants at this premier boutique face practical and emotional hurdles to deliver the perfect dress in time for a bride’s big day.


Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 20:05


This new 10-part global event series reveals how Albert became Einstein, exploring his extraordinary professional achievements, along with his volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships, and internal power battles.

Riaad Moosa: For The Baracka

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)

Time: 20:55

The funnyman has got more heat for you. He is a doctor as well as a comedian, so you best believe his set is bursting with witty and well-thought-out jokes. He focuses on child rearing in this one; be sure to peep it.

The Backstory

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 21:30

Packaged in a documentary format, this is a rare access journey into the multilayered and fast-paced lives of celebrated individuals, from chefs to musicians and comedians.

Monday - 24 April

My Crazy Ex

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 13:30

We all have one of these somewhere down the line. The strange but true stories of past relationships that took a turn for the worse.

Survive the Tribe

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 12.35

Host Hazen Audel visits tribes around the world to experience their lives and customs. He learns about their survival techniques. TV ethnography for you. Nice!

Tuesday - 25 April

Evacuate Earth

National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 10.55

This show portrays the hypothetical scenario of humans having to leave planet Earth before it is destroyed by a rogue neutron star. This show will look at the complications of building a ship to save humanity.

Lokshin Bioskop: Plastic Money

Mzansi Bioskop (DStv 164)

Time: 13:30

Three women are sick and tired of being broke. What do they do? They turn to crime and get to trappin with the credit card fraud. Good plan – until it all goes wrong.

Forged In Fire

Channel: History Channel (DStv 186)

Time: 13:40

Got a little blade talk for you here. In each episode, four bladesmiths compete in a three-round elimination contest to forge bladed weapons, with the overall winner receiving $10 000 (R134 000 or so) and the day’s championship title.

Wednesday - 26 April

Animals Unleashed

Channel: Sony Max (DStv 128)

Time: 11.15

This show features animals doing the most unpredictable and humorous things you could possibly imagine. If you’re a friend of the furry, then this is perfect viewing.

Vivica’s Magic Men

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:50

Vivica A Fox is a world-renowned actress and singer but her years of experience have not prepared her for the next challenge in her life – forming the first all-male, all-African American troupe of exotic dancers.

Blade: Trinity

Channel: Studio Universal (DStv 112)

Time: 21:55

Wesley Snipes as a badass vampire hunter. I always wanted to be this guy when I was growing up and this movie is one of the reasons. Check it out and see what I’m talking about.

Sport @ 10

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time: 22:00

Thomas Mlambo is the host of this very entertaining hour of local TV. See who he has on the bench this week; it’ll be anyone from the top sports stars to the brightest socialites.

Thursday - 27 April

Soweto, Times of Wrath

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:00

Captured by a sextet of young Sowetans, these snapshots present a country wearied by endemic corruption, with frustrated activists young and old continuing the struggle for greater equality.

The River Murders

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 23:25

Ray Liotta plays a homicide detective investigating a series of murders. He becomes the prime suspect when the FBI uncovers his close ties to all of the victims.

Friday - 28 April

Impi Ka Thandazile

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:30

An emotional drama that follows a young woman living with albinism. Watch her tackle the challenges this presents, from being abandoned at birth to being rejected by her community.

Love and Hip Hop

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 19:30

This show follows established rappers Remy Ma and Papoose as they deal with staying relevant and together. This show also shines a light on the new wave on the scene through the trials and tribulations of new spitter Cardi B.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Channel: TCM (DStv 137)

Time: 23:05

Mel Gibson is back in the Thunderdome. If you don’t know what I’m even talking about, then it is time to treat yourself to one of the dopest movie franchises to ever have been dreamt up.

Saturday - 29 April

I Cry Crystals: Body Bizarre

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 20:55

Meet a teen who has aged prematurely, a schoolteacher who cried crystals, a mother with very brittle bones and a boy with butterfly skin.

Trevor Noah: It’s My Culture

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:30

After his comedy classic Daywalker, comedic superstar Trevor Noah takes on South Africa’s different cultures in this hilarious comedy set.

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