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DStv highlights - December 7, 2012

TV & Radio

• New Normal, M-Net, 19.00

When Rocky talks about being her niece’s godmother, Bryan thinks about his traditional Catholic upbringing. Looking to get back to his roots, Father Michael gives him some unexpected advice.

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A TALKBACK THAMES/PROJECTOR PICTURES PRODUCTION FOR ITV1. KIDNAP AND RANSOM When a businesswoman (Emma Fielding) is kidnapped in South Africa, expert hostage negotiator Dominic King (Trevor Eve) believes hes dealing with a straightforward case  pay the money, get her back. But when the release is botched and they strike again in Britain, the kidnapper, Willards (John Hannah) motives become far more sinister. With trouble brewing at home with his wife Sophie (Natasha Little) and teenage daughter - and his team, boss Angela (Helen Baxendale) and ambitious assistant Carrie (Amara Karan) pushed to the limit, King must draw on all his reserves to bring the victims home alive. Pictured: TREVOR EVE as Dominic King. This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and n

• Kidnap and Ransom, BBC Entertainment, 20.05

Dominic King is the best international hostage negotiator in the business. His latest case begins with the kidnap of a British Asian family in Kashmir. King’s attempts to secure their release are jeopardised by the police and soon the family is in peril along with a busload of tourists. The situation becomes more complicated when it is revealed there is a “high value” individual among the hostages.

• American Chopper, Discovery Channel, 20.30

For the Teutuls, what was once a family business is now a family feud. While Paul sr builds his custom bikes at OCC, his son Junior runs Paul Jr Designs just down the road. The duo try to repair their relationship by combining forces to build a bike. But can they even be in the same room?

• My Crazy Obsession, Discovery TLC, 21.10

Meet America’s most extreme collectors. Venturing into homes that are dedicated entirely to the owners’ infatuation with unusual objects, people, or lifestyles, each episode reveals how much time, money and energy these people devote to preserving the quality and authenticity of their array of bizarre possessions. From the couple with more than 5 000 dolls and the mannequin collector who prefers them to real people.

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