Sunday 30 August is an exciting day in the magical world of M-Net 101, but viewers who are used to tuning into the Sunday night movie at 20:00 should make a note of the evening's adjusted line-up. This week's premiere movie, Gone Girl, will be screened at 20:30 due to its high age restriction. That means that there will also be a special 90-minute edition of Carte Blanche, during which the renowned actuality programme will also celebrate its 27th year on television.
The evening's schedule starts with the very first live screening of Idols SA at 17:00 This week it's the first Group Performance at the State Theatre in Pretoria with the guys vying for the support of the voting public. For more information about the Top 16 visit the official website at www.idolssa.tv, follow @IdolsSA on Twitter, ID IdolsSA on WeChat, or like the official Idols Facebook page at 'Idols South Africa’.
Idols SA will be followed by Carte Blanche at 19:00. This week the Carte Blanche team investigates why the government's ambitious nuclear build programme is shrouded in secrecy. The programme will also feature shocking exclusive footage of a Zama Zama army pillaging North West mines and an insert about billionaire Sidney Frankel who is accused of paedophilia. His alleged victims speak out, one publicly for the first time. Then we will also find out why the office photocopier has become a serious cyber security threat and what the term 'revenge porn' means.
Carte Blanche will run until 20:30, the start time of the much talked-about film Gone Girl. This blockbuster psychological thriller in which Oscar winner Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike deliver sterling performances, has an age restriction of 18VSNL. Affleck's character, a chronically unfaithful husband, is the prime suspect when his wife goes missing. His actions have the hallmark of a sociopath, but did he really kill her? A series of violent events reveals the truth.
So, that's what's awaiting you on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv this week Sunday. Also remember that the M-Net Movies Star Wars channel will launch on Monday, 31 August at 06:00. This is Africa's first ever pop-up channel dedicated to all things Star Wars. The channel will run for two weeks.