New s tars and sho ws on TV
HARRY P otter act or T om F elton, w ho played Draco Malfoy in the popular film franchise, is the star of Full Circle, a new drama serie s airing on MN et Serie s Showcase (DStv channel 11 3) on Sunday nights at 8 pm.
In the show, which starts tomorrow, 11 individuals ar e all c onnected but don’ t quite understand what links them. In a erstaurant called Ellipsis, their ri veting stories are played out until it all c omes full circle. Each episode centres on two characters and the tangled drama of their relationship.
Felton plays Tim, a young Englishman studying in America, who falls in love with Bridgette (Mink a Kelly), the wif e of his host St anley ( Julian McMahon).
Bridgette is in her midtolate 20s and beautiful, but f eeling the w eight of lif e, kids, and commitment. She wants to run away with Tim, but is sur e that it’ s the worst idea she’s had — except for marrying St anley.
Her husband is in his ear ly 40s, handsome and a workaholic who is out of oucht with his emotions. He thinks he has everything figured out, until his wife Bridgette asks f or a di vorce.
On SABC3 tomorrow night at 9.30 pm is Missing, which ask s: “How f ar would you g o t o sa ve the onl y thing y ou ha ve left in the world?” After CIA Agent Paul Winstone was murdered, his wif e Becca and their son Michael struggled to rebuild their li ves. N ow, 10 y ears lat er, Michael goes mis sing under suspicious cir cumstances and Becca will do whatever it takes to find him. T he show stars Ashley Judd ( Double J eopardy, K iss the Gir ls). • Night A t The Mus eum: Bat tle Of The Smithsonian — e.tv, t oday at 8 pm: Security g uard Larry D aley infil trates the Smithsonian Ins titution in or der t o r escue Jedediah and Oc tavius, who ha ve been shipped t o the mus eum b y mis take. S tarrs Ben S tiller, Ow en Wils on and Amy A dams. • Armageddon — Mz ansi Magic (DStv channel 16 1), t oday at 8 .35 pm: Nasa scientists dis cover that a massiv e as teroid is he aded s traight f or Earth. The space ag ency r ecruits a mis fit t eam o f drillers t o sa ve the pl anet fr om de struction. S tars Br uce Willis and Ben A ffleck. • Planet o f The Ape s — e .tv, t oday at 10.10 pm: An air f orce as tronaut cr ash lands on a my sterious pl anet wher e evolved, talking ape s dominat e a r ace of primitiv e humans. S tars Mark W ahlberg, Hel ena Bonham Cart er and Tim Roth. • First D aughter — e .tv, tomorrow at 2 pm: The daught er o f the pr esident o f the Unit ed S tates he ads t o c ollege where she f alls f or a gr aduate s tudent with a s ecret ag enda. S tars K atie Holmes. • We’re The Mill ers — MNe t, tomorrow Bridgette (Mink a K elly, l eft) and Tim (T om F elton) in a s cene fr om Circle. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Also worth watching is this week’s edition of 21 I cons South Africa at 8.2 7 pm tomorrow night on S ABC3. T he sho w shines a spotlight on the dis sident poet James Matthews.
A political prisoner w ho was born in District Six and used literature as a vehicle to oppose the ap artheid r egime, M atthews has published several collections of poetry, short stories and a novel, and has won numer ous lit erary a wards f or his work.
He sa ys: “W e need t o s top thinking about ourselves in an exclusive way — as a Xhosa, or a coloured, or an Indian— and start thinking about our selves as South Africans.”
Avatar, at 8 .30 pm: A s tripper help s out a po t dealer b y po sing as p art o f his f ake family when he he ads t o Me xico t o fetch a shipment o f w eed. S tars Jennifer Anis ton and Jas on S udeikis. • Wild Wil d W est — Mz ansi Magic (DStv channel 16 1), t omorrow at 9 pm: Men in Black dir ector Barry Sonnenf eld tak es Will S mith t o the wil d w est in this ac
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Dissident P oet tion c omedy about a f ormer w ar her o and U .S. Mar shal who mus t s top an inventor fr om s tarting a w ar. The onl y thing in their w ay is their mutual dislik e. • The X Fil es — I W ant T o Belie ve — e .tv, tomorrow at 11. 20 pm: A f ormer prie st claims t o be ha ving p sychic visions about a kidnapping. S tars D avid Duchovny and Gillian Ander son.
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