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TV Plus is aimed at dedicated viewers of the two million South Africans who spend more than 25 hours a week in front of the TV. It is typically South African and has no overseas partners or ties. It is not just another TV schedule, but provides valuable information on programmes. TV Plus caters for readers obsession, like a close friend with whom you comfortable watch your favourite soapie, share a cup of tea and chat about what can still happen. There are wonderful stories, gossip and glamour from here to Hollywood, plus everything the couch sports lover may want. There are exciting pictures, recipes, fashion, beauty, irresistible competitions and essential information for kids about their own programmes entertaining and educational.

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ed’s letter

tvplus has been keeping you company with your viewing for 20 years. I can’t believe it! And I can’t believe that our very first cover back in 1999 featured Bo and Hope from Days Of Our Lives – and they are still around today! Well, at least Hope is still in the thick of things. She has a big two months ahead – read all about the explosive Days storylines on the way between now and December on p26. These preview editions of the magazine have also been a fan favourite with readers during our 500 issues because we preview what’s coming up not only in the world of soaps – and that’s a lot! – but we can also look forward to the drama, action, comedy and reality shows on…

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tv plus english

EDITOR Lucia Poolman DEPUTY EDITOR Craig Falck DEPUTY NEWS EDITOR Genevieve Terblanche GENERAL WRITERS Elri Boucher, Emile Butler-O’Brien, Ipeleng Rakgantsho SENIOR DESIGNER Itumeleng E.U. Kunene CONTRIBUTORS Gerda Engelbrecht, Lara Atson, Mariette Immelman, Martjie Roos, Tuduetso Mankuroane, Una Heradien SCHEDULING Emile Butler-O’Brien, Andrea Lewis, Kashief Achmat REPRODUCTION Kurt Ohlson, Lugisani Mulaudzi OFFICE MANAGER (JHB) Noleen Mendace ADVERTISING SALES AND SOLUTIONS: NATIONAL SALES MANAGER David Hay SPACE STATION (Digital) Joanne Lambley (021 468 8299 / 011 993 8050) CIRCULATION SALES AND SOLUTIONS: CATEGORY MANAGER Armand Kasselman (021 443 9975) MEDIA24 LIFESTYLE: HEAD OF WEEKLIES Minette Ferreira PUBLISHER Bea van der Vyver PROJECT MANAGER Michael De Beer MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR Noleen Mendace PRODUCTION MANAGER Jacques du Plooy HEAD OF PRINT: MEDIA24 LIFESTYLE Ishmet Davidson CFO: MEDIA24 LIFESTYLE Raj Lalbahadur • Printing Novus Print • Distribution…

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having a laugh at life

Stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef (Samar Swailem in thriller drama Mr Robot, 2015-current) is a first generation Egyptian American who has seen the Gen X and Millennial worlds collide in front of him. And that’s the base of his brand-new mockumentary sitcom Ramy (the 10-episode season 1 can be found exclusively on Showmax). “Ramy is loosely based on my experiences. My show parents, my uncle, my sister and my two best friends are amalgamations of people in my community. I grew up Muslim and it’s something I believe,” explains 28-year-old Ramy, who was born in Queens and grew up in New Jersey. “This is my life, with highs, lows, questions, answers.” BIRD’S EYE-VIEW Ramy the show is a combination of coming-of-age, adapting to today’s world and making your own mark, which we see…

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wiseman mncube

While ex-doctor Sibonelo (Wiseman Mncube) is taking a beating on Uzalo (2015-current, see p10) between the struggles of being mobster Nkunzi’s (Masoja Msiza) son and breaking up with his schoolgirl girlfriend Nonka (Nokuthula Mabika), Wiseman himself is doing a lot better in real life. Aside from getting to act alongside his younger brother Omega, who is joining Uzalo in November as Phelelani – a romantic rival to Sibonelo, Wiseman is riding high on his success in shows like eHostela (2019, now on Showmax) in which he played Jama Nzuza. Behind the scenes, this busy 30-year-old dad doesn’t get much time to watch TV, but things were a little different when he was growing up… What was the first TV show you acted out with friends? It was comedy ’Sgudi ’Snaysi (1986-1993)…

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hot list

Wednesday 9 October THE GOOD DOCTOR SERIES PREMIÈRE! Season 1 SABC3 (*193) 21:30 Episode 1 (drama) Surgeon-in-training Dr Shaun’s frustration with trying to get his point across so that he can save a life highlights both the advantages and disadvantages of his autism in the medical field and it makes for nail-biting viewing. NB! See more on p36. Thursday 10 October BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2019 SPECIAL! BET (*129) 20:00 (awards show) South African rapper Nasty C is up for an award for Best International Flow, and Lizzo’s hit song Tempo and Lil Nas’s infectious Old Town Road will take home awards. Friday 11 October THE TWILIGHT ZONE SERIES PREMIÈRE! Season 1 M-Net (*101) 22:00 Episode 1 (sci-fi) Imagine if every time a stand-up comedian made a joke about someone, that person vanished from existence. Of course Tracy Morgan has to…

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burning question!

Why do we have to wait for all of the seasons of Turkish telenovelas like Die Vreemdeling? The channels should just play them one after the other – ANITA, VIA FACEBOOK For the simple reason that they aren’t sold as a complete “box-set collection”, explains e.tv’s marketing specialist Joe Strydom. “The international distributors that we source our shows from don’t always have, for example, all five seasons available, so we take the first, then if that does as well for us as we expect, we enquire about the others when the distributor has them available.” It’s also a matter of having a full schedule, which Joe says is planned months ahead to ensure that advertised content is received in time for broadcast. “We have to take into account what shows are…