Big Brother Africa S9 – Launch AfricaMagic Showcase (150) – Sunday 05 October 2014 – 19:00 CAT – Compact Plus
New contestants on Season 9 of Big Brother Africa compete for an amazing price of USD 300 000 with more twists than ever before!
AfricaMagic can reveal that the new season will be known as Hotshots. This season’s housemates have hidden talents; they adore the spotlight and will let nothing stand in the way of their pursuit of fame and fortune.
Big Brother Hotshots kicks off on 5 October at 19:00 CAT and run 24/7 on DStv channels 197 and 198.
The Weakest Link S12 – Wednesday 01 October 2014 – 16:10 CAT BBC Entertainment 120 – Compact Plus/Compact
Nine contestants come to the studio as strangers, but must work together to answer as many questions as they can in a minute and bank as much money as possible.
At the end of the round, each contestant votes for the fellow contestant they consider to be the weakest link in the chain.
Eight of them will leave with nothing, as round by round; they eliminate the person they think is the weakest link. The host always has the last word and is in total control of the drama. If the contestants answer back or try to upstage the host, she will put them firmly in their place!
Gotham Tue – 30 Sep – 20:30 CAT M-Net West 101 – Premium
Gotham follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the genesis of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.
Brave, earnest and eager to prove himself, the newly minted detective Gordon is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock, as the two stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne.
At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce, toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.
Gotham comes to DStv Premium Subscribers, Express from the US, which means that within 24 hours of the US broadcast it will be on M-Net at 01:00 on Wednesday 24 September and immediately after that, at 02:01, on DStv Catch Up on the Explora.
Following the prime time broadcast on M-Net on the 30th, it will then be available on DStv Catch Up on all other PVRs, iPads, iPhones and Online at21:31.
Invasion Earth Sat – 04 October 2014 – 19:10 CAT – National Geographic (181) – Compact Plus/Compact
They might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but the fact remains that a huge amount of cases simply can’t be explained away. And that’s not just the case in the US, but all over the globe.
Now, for the first time, we try to create a UFO Atlas.
Dora The Explorer – Friday 03 October 2014 – 17:35 CAT – Nickelodeon (305) – Compact Plus/Compact
On Friday 3 October at 17:35 kids can catch the delightful adventures of Dora The Explorer on the all new Nick Jr on DStv!
In this episode Dora and Abuela’s Kitty, Lucky jumps into a nursery rhyme book to help three little kittens find their mittens.
This week on Box Office
(1) Under the Skin
Part road movie, part science fiction, part real, this is a film about seeing our world through alien eyes.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan, Lynsey Taylor Mackay
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Under the Skin is available to rent on BoxOffice from 29 September 2014.
(2) Edge of Tomorrow
Major William Cage, an officer, is killed within minutes by an alien race. He now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop – forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over again.
Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton
Director: Doug Liman
Edge of Tomorrow is available to rent on BoxOffice from 3 October 2014.
Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known, with the full range of human emotion.
Starring: Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall
Director: Wally Pfister
Transcendence is available to rent on BoxOffice from 3 October 2014.