Couch potato by Danie Jacobs - A 'copper' with a difference

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A ‘copper’ with a difference

The Responder is a distinctive new take on crime drama. The British series will start on M-Net at 22:30 on Thursday February 3.

Written by ex-police officer Tony Schumacher, The Responder holds a mirror up to the emotional extremes of life on the front line of British policing - sometimes darkly funny, sometimes painfully tragic, always challenging. 

The Responder follows Chris Carson (Martin Freeman), a crisis-stricken, morally compromised, unconventional urgent response officer tackling a series of night shifts on the beat in Liverpool. Whilst trying to keep his head above water both personally and professionally, Chris is forced to take on a new rookie partner Rachel (Adelayo Adedayo). Both soon discover that survival in this high pressure, relentless, night-time world will depend on them either helping or destroying each other.

The Responder covers five nights in Carson’s life – a guy who is struggling to adjust to the modern world. He wants to adjust and be a better person but he is falling apart inside his head whilst trying to deal with what’s going on in his job. His marriage is breaking under the strain of his mental health issues and the way he’s behaving. He doesn’t have any real friends and the one friend he does have is using him. Everything is bubbling up and over in his life and yet he is expected as a copper to go out and do the job, but he is in real danger of being sucked under.

Couch potato by Danie Jacobs

Friday January 28: Keanu Reeves stars as a detective investigating his partner’s death in Exposed. etv, 23:55.

Saturday January 29: Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family in Love, Simon. S3, 19:30.

Sunday January 30: Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman can be seen in The Father, one of the year’s best and most disturbing films. He can be seen as man fading away due to Alzheimer’s. M-Net, 21:05.

Monday January 31: Babylon Berlin is an award-winning German police drama set in Berlin during the political and social changes of the Golden Twenties. M-Net, 23:35.

Tuesday February 1: Tulip Fever is a period drama set during the tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam. M-Net Movies 1 on DStv, 21:30.

Wednesday February 2: A Japanese sailor is killed in NCIS: Hawaii. M-Net, 20:30.

Thursday February 3: Queen Bees is an uplifting story. It is a comedy about the young at heart, set in a senior’s home. M-Net Movies 1 on Dstv, 18:15.

Friday February 4: The opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Beijing promises a spectacle. Supersport on DStv, 13:55.

Saturday February 5: Put the kids to bed to explore what sex means to modern Brits in Sex Actually. BBC Lifestyle on DStv, 22:15.

Sunday February 6: Ordinary Joe is not an ordinary drama series. Follow three stories at once with James Wolk playing tree versions of Joe Kimbreau. M-Net, 17:00.






Couch potato by Danie Jacobs - A "move" to NY for Downton Abbey

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Downton Abbey ‘moves’ to NY

Get ready for NY in 1882… M-Net has bagged the new period drama by Julian Fellowes, producer of Downton Abbey. The series will start at 20:50 on Tuesday January 25. It will start in the US on the same day.

The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Against the backdrop of this transformation, The Gilded Age begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson) moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon).

Accompanied by Peggy Scott (Denée Benton), an aspiring writer seeking a fresh start, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her aunts, a scion of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbors, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Morgan Spector) and Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon).

Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?

Couch Potato by Danie Jacobs

Friday January 21: Ramy, son of immigrant Muslims in America, has to navigate life torn between faith, his community and new age ideals. SABC3, 21:00.

Saturday January 22: A Star is Born is the remake starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. It shows a star helping a young protégé while alcoholism destroys his life. SABC3, 19:30.

Sunday January 23: Strangers you Know features the death of Anene Booysen. M-Net, 20:30.

Monday January 24: Miranda has to make a life-changing decision in And just like that…. The episode is called “Bewitched, bothered and bewildered”. M-Net, 20:35.

Tuesday January 25: Driveways shows a lonesome boy and a retiree becoming friends. SABC3, 23:00.

Wednesday January 26: James Bond has to save MI6 in Skyfall. Javier Bardem is the villain. M-Net Movies 3 on DStv, 21:50.

Thursday January 27: British series Honour shows the murder of Banaz Mahmod, who was murdered for falling in love with the wrong man. M-Net, 22:30.

Friday January 28: It’s Halloween on Ghosts and no, the ghosts don’t celebrate it. M-Net, 22:35.

Friday January 29: Man v Food shows Adam Richman visiting pig out spots in America and eating insane servings of food. Discovery on DStv, 19:05.

Friday January 30: Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman can be seen in The Father, one of the year’s best and most disturbing films. He can be seen as man fading away due to Alzheimer’s. M-Net, 21:05.

Couch Potato by Danie Jacobs - with a culture clash

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Culture clash

New M-Net sitcom United States of Al can be seen on Fridays with a repeat on Saturdays. The series stars Adhir Kalyan and Parker Young in a comedy about the friendship between Riley, a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir, the interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and who has just arrived to start a new life in America.

Couch Potato by Danie Jacobs

Friday January 14: Yellowjackets shows soccer players who must survive after a plane crash in Canada. M-Net, 21:30.

Saturday January 15: Follow the lives of small town vets in 1950s Scotland in All creatures great and small. BBC Brit on DStv, 20:00.

Sunday January 16: Frogger is a game show based on the Konami arcade game. SABC2, 18:30.

Monday January 17: Follow Sharon and Ozzy in The Osbournes want to believe. This week, they investigate the existence of mermaids. Travel on DStv, 21:10.

Tuesday January 18: The lives of 16 Kiwi families are thrown in a tumble in Wife Swap NZ. SABC3, 22:00.

Wednesday January 19: Wolfpack shows the 6 Angulo brothers who spent their entire lives locked up in an apartment in New York. SABC3, 21:00.

Thursday January 20: Lie with me follows a British couple who move to Australia after infidelity threatened their marriage. M-Net, 21:30.

Friday January 21: Top sitcom Ghosts shows a couple who move into a house, only to discover that the “previous residents” are still staying there. M-Net, 22:35.

Friday January 22: Fanie Fourie’s Lobola shows an Afrikaans man and a Zulu girl who must navigate their cultural differences before getting married. KykNet on DStv, 20:00.

Teater op die TV

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Klerksdorp Rekord, Klerksdorp – Teaterliefhebbers kry ‘n groot Kersgekenk.

Vier van die KKNK se vlagskip dramas is in Desember en Januarie op VIA, DStv-kanaal 147, te sien. Hierdie vier teaterstukke wat onlangs op film vasgevang is, sluit drie Suid-Afrikaanse werke en ’n vertaalde Vlaamse teks in: Rachelle Greeff se ikoniese Die Naaimasjien, Philip Rademeyer se Opdrifsel, Tom Lanoye se Koningin Lear (vertaal deur Antjie Krog) en Reza de Wet se Asem (vertaal deur Marthinus Basson). 

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