Connect with us

People & Lifestyle

Amy Winehouse special, Olympics special and more coming up on DStv

Published

on

DStv audiences across Africa can expect some exciting specials, movies, music, documentaries and lifetsyles. Here are some highlights . Amy Winehouse: Live at Shepherds Bush: Winner of multiple awards over the years including Best British Female Artist and the Ivor Novello award for Best Contemporary Song – ‘Rehab’, the late Amy Winehouse performs live at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, a place she described one of her ‘favourite venues’. DStv audiences can tune into BBC Entertainment from Friday 27 July at 20:35 CAT to watch this programme which provides not only some Amy’s best live performances but an incredible insight into the life of what was one of the most promising artists of our generation. The concert features Amy singing songs from her hit album, ‘Back To Black’, and 2003’s Mercury Music Prize nominated album, ‘Frank’… a truly amazing experience that’s not to be missed. Going for Gold: The ’48 Games : DStv audiences can tune into BBC Entertainment from Monday 30 July at 20:00 CAT to watch this uplifting true story of how two young men from very different backgrounds triumphed against the odds at the1948 London Olympics. That the 1948 games took place at all was astonishing in itself, with Britain still struggling with the damaging after effects of a war that had decimated its resources and left London half-destroyed. But thanks to a refusal to let the event die, the so-called Austerity Olympics ended up as a major success. The spirit of a nation determined to get back on its feet is embodied by the journey of boatbuilder’s son Bert Bushnell and Eton and Oxford-educated Richard ‘Dickie’ Burnell as they battled to keep their Olympic dreams alive. This compelling film tells the real-life story of this unlikely pairing of competitors for the double sculling event. Thrown together just six weeks before the games, Bert and Dickie had to confront and overcome vast differences in their personal and professional lives, as they pushed themselves to their physical and emotional limits in their bid to win Olympic gold. Culminating in a tense and exciting race to the finish, this is a film that reminds viewers what the Olympic Games are really about – heroic personal endeavour, courage, determination… and a little bit of luck! Design Star: With the most talented designers yet, just waiting to be discovered on TV, this series of Design Star takes us to the shows’ roots in New York City serving as creative inspiration for some of the best designs the show’s ever seen. DStv audiences can tune into BBC Lifestyle from Sunday 29 July at 21:00 CAT to watch 10 of the USA’s hottest up-and-coming designers pushed to their creative and emotional limits as they are split into teams and navigate a gauntlet of clever, unexpected, suspenseful and highly dramatic design challenges, from decorating an entire family home to a classy celebrity hotel suite. Three judges then analyse their work and one by one the designers are eliminated until the winner is chosen, to be rewarded with his or her own primetime television series! This series judges are designers Vern Yip, Candice Olson, and Genevieve Gorder. Only the toughest, most-talented, and TV-friendly designer will survive this battle of creative wits and abilities. Two Greedy Italians: Internationally renowned chefs and old friends, Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo return to the Italy they left more than 40 years ago to discover what has changed in Italian culture in that time and how that has affected the way Italians eat. DStv audiences can tune into BBC Lifestyle from Tuesday 31 July at 20:00 CAT to watch the greedy cooks eat their way around Emilia Romagna, home of Parma ham and Parmesan cheese, to find out if food and family are still at the heart of Italian life. During the rest of the series the duo visit the region of Campania, and discover how ‘poor-man’s food’ ended up making the region rich, and both return to their hometowns at opposite ends of the country to debate who’s local dishes are best. Great Italian classics including Mamma Contaldo’s ricotta dumplings and slow-cooked family stew with polenta, alla napoletana, linguine with prawns and mussels, and a very local lemon and ricotta tart all feature in the series Fashion Mob: Ever wondered what it would feel like to be as glamorous as a celebrity? DStv audiences can tune into Style from Sunday 29 July at 20:15 CAT to watch style icon Cat Deeley, beauty guru Ken Paves, fashion expert Jeannie Mai and supermodel Selita Ebanks as they choose eight women to receive the ultimate makeover. As hundreds stand in line hoping for the transformation of a lifetime, Deeley offers quick tips and listens to stories of their shocking fashion faux pas from over the years. From a 19-year-old who dresses like she’s 40 to a cancer survivor who wants to look like herself again, each of the chosen women will receive a dramatic makeover at the hands of some of Hollywood’s most skilled stylists. Lost: The Mystery of Flight 447: The disappearance of Air France’s Flight 447 is one of aviation’s biggest mysteries which raises vital questions about air safety. How could an airliner disappear in the age of radar and surveillance? How much control does a pilot really have over their aircraft? And is it time to replace the traditional black box with something more high-tech? DStv audiences can tune into BBC Knowledge on Friday 27 July at 22:00 CAT to investigate how one of the most advanced passenger jets in the world could vanish mid-flight. Lost: The Mystery of Flight 447 reveals the aviation experts, pilots and former air-crash investigators who are trying to answer these important questions, and exposes the experiments that are going on at some of America’s leading research laboratories – as well as cutting edge CGI and archive information – to find out exactly what happened to Flight 447.

Fashion Mob: Ever wondered what it would feel like to be as glamorous as a celebrity? DStv audiences can tune into Style from Sunday 29 July at 20:15 CAT to watch style icon Cat Deeley, beauty guru Ken Paves, fashion expert Jeannie Mai and supermodel Selita Ebanks as they choose eight women to receive the ultimate makeover. As hundreds stand in line hoping for the transformation of a lifetime, Deeley offers quick tips and listens to stories of their shocking fashion faux pas from over the years. From a 19-year-old who dresses like she’s 40 to a cancer survivor who wants to look like herself again, each of the chosen women will receive a dramatic makeover at the hands of some of Hollywood’s most skilled stylists.

Olympics Special: In celebration of one the greatest events in the world being held in one of the greatest cities in the world, Travel Channel is turning the focus on London. London is home to great food, great historical sites and, for the summer of 2012, a great sporting event. Travel Today leads the way with a rundown of what’s on offer to the visitor and Essential undertakes a whirlwind tour of the must-see sights.  Watch it on Sunday 29 July at 18:00 CAT. ]]>

Advertisement
Advertisement
You want to bet with the best odds on every football match? bestbets.com.gh shows you the highest odds for all important games.