DStv highlights - April 18, 2012

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TO oprah The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2009 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at the premiere of the film "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," at AFI Fest 2009 in Los Angeles. Winfrey must defend a defamation suit over remarks she made about a headmistress at her girls school in South Africa after a sex-abuse scandal erupted at the school, a U.S. judge ruled. The case is now set for trial on March 29, 2010 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

l Your Own Show, Mzansi Magic, 19.00

Hosted by Nancy O’Dell and Carson Kressley, Your Own Show features 10 prospective TV hosts competing to earn their own TV show on the OWN network.

l Light the Ocean, National Geographic, 20.00

With special animation software, we reveal spectacular underwater landscapes and hidden structures in the ocean. Viewers see how landscapes and water interact to create an ocean world as diverse in habitats as anywhere on dry land.

l Food in a Flash, Food Network, 20.00

Sharon Glass teaches viewers how to create a simple, tasty dinner in no time at all. Starting with mint-marinated lamb chops and crispy smashed potatoes, she then creates a ribbon salad with a herb dressing. A dessert of poached peaches finishes it off.

l Homeland, M-Net, 20.30

Carrie Mathison (a CIA agent battling her own demons) is convinced the intelligence that led to the rescue of Sergeant Nicholas Brody (a US soldier missing for eight years and presumed dead) was a set-up and may be part of an al-Qaeda plot to be carried out on US soil. Already on thin ice with the CIA, Carrie must break protocol in order to prove her theory that Brody was “turned” while in captivity and now works for al-Qaeda. Meanwhile, Brody receives a hero’s welcome at home, and tries to reconnect with his family whom he hasn’t seen in eight years.


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