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l Fatal Encounters, Discovery ID, 19.00
Chance meetings, everyday decisions and random acts of violence send ordinary people on a deadly collision course. Each episode introduces victim and killer as they go about their normal business, unaware of what will transpire. As an on-screen clock counts down the victim’s final hours, days or even years, viewers track the decisions and actions that bring the victim closer to their killer’s fatal trap. Not until the last moment does it become clear who will fall prey and who will have blood on their hands.
l Spy, BBC Entertainment, 20.00
A sharp comedy that celebrates that special bond between a father and son. Tim (Darren Boyd) has reached a crossroads. Not only is he stuck in a dead-end job, but he’s locked in a custody battle with his ex, Judith (Dolly Wells), over son Marcus. Tim’s world is shaken, however, when he’s accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5, going from zero to hero. Well, sort of...
l The Tailor of Panama, Universal Channel, 20.00
A disgraced British spy seeks information from a tailor with well-placed Panamanian connections, but instead they are soon concocting coup rumours.
l MTV Base VJ Search, MTV Base, 20.30
MTV BASE is embarking on a search for personalities who could win the chance to join the first MTV Base VJ, Sizwe, and be the new face of MTV in Africa. The entry with the highest votes earns a slot in the final 10 of the auditions. Finalists from each city will go to Joburg for a workshop with an MTV VJ before getting to host their own show.