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Een Keer om die Son

Channel: kykNET (DStv 144)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Drama, Afrikaans

Een Keer om die Son

Een Keer om die Son is a South African, Afrikaans-language television drama series which follows the trials and tribulations of a seemingly happy family over the course of a year.

It takes the earth a year to move around the sun and in those 12 months, a great deal can happen, both bitter and sweet.

Each of the 12 episodes depicts a month in the lives of the family, with flashbacks to show how they ended up where they are.

Ruan van Wyk is a neurosurgeon married to Lani van Wyk. They are the parents of three children: Markus, who is in matric, 15-year-old Leandri and Sophia who is eight and in Grade 1.

Amé Cloete is Ruan's sister and a successful financial manager, married to Joshua Cloete, the owner of an art gallery.

Ruan and Amé's parents are Sebastian, a professor in entomology; and Elma, who owns a bakery.

But then tragedy strikes, raising puzzling questions, and everything changes overnight.

In the series premiere: It's New Year's Eve and we meet the Van Wyk family. Everyone is there except Ruan, who again chooses work over his family.

The party ends with a shock announcement and weeks later tragedy strikes the family.

The series was filmed in and around Cape Town.

Main Cast

Jacques Bessenger is Dr Ruan van Wyk, a neurosurgeon. He tries his best to balance his career and his family, but his career always wins.

Jana Kruger plays Lani van Wyk, Jacques' wife and mother of their three children. She is the glue that holds the family together.

Liam Bosman is Markus van Wyk. He is 17 years old and in matric. He is chosen as the captain of the first rugby team, but he has a different dream.

Alma van Heerden plays Leandri van Wyk, 15 years old and in Grade 9. After the family trauma, she becomes extremely rebellious and does things she would never have done before.

Klara van Zyl plays Sophia van Wyk. She is nine years old. She escapes into her own fantasy world to make sense of what is happening around her.

Donnalee Roberts is Amé Cloete, a 36-year-old CFO. She is married to Joshua but has made it clear from the beginning that she doesn't want children.

Ludwig Binge is Joshua Cloete (38), the owner of an art gallery and a curator. He very much wants to become a father but is well aware of Amé's unwillingness.

Albert Maritz plays Prof Sebastian van Wyk (67), a professor of entomology and the father of Ruan and Amé.

Joanie Combrink plays Elma van Wyk (67), Sebastian's wife and the mother of Ruan and Amé. She bakes for other people but feels trapped and has dreams of travelling.

Susanne Beyers and Pierre van Pletzen play Salie and Jan Wessels, good friends of Sebastian and Elma.

Alex van Dyk is Xavier, 17 years old and in grade 11. He is the cool kid at school, doesn't follow the rules, and he has the hots for Leandri.

Other cast members include Simone Neethling as Charlie, the leader of the dance group; Lee-Ann van Rooi as Dr Beth Hendricks, head of neurosurgery; Adriaan Havenga as Dr Jean Petersen, a neurosurgery trainee; Bennie Fourie as Coach Cilliers; Antoinette Louw as Teacher Marianne, Sophia's grade 2 teacher, and Amalia Uys as the artist Sage Jones.

TVSA Show Page: Een Keer om die Son

MasterChef Australia 16

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

MasterChef Australia 16

22 of Australia's best home cooks will step into the hallowed halls of the MasterChef Australia kitchen when the 16th season premieres.

Aside from tougher challenges, bigger names and higher stakes which are set to make Season 16 one of the best, there are also two new faces at the judging table – and one very familiar one.

Andy Allen is joined by food critic and journalist Sofia Levin, who's been a stalwart of the food reviewing scene for over a decade; 5/5 AA Rosette awarded, multi–Michelin Star chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, who also owns one of the world's top cookery schools; and the runner-up in MasterChef Australia's debut season, Poh Ling Yeow.

All four judges each bring a lifetime of knowledge to the MasterChef Australia kitchen and will guide the 22 food-besotted contestants through intricate challenges, pushing them to their culinary limits to create mind-blowing creations and memorable dishes until one is crowned MasterChef Australia winner 2024.

Ugliest House In America 5

Channel: HGTV (DStv 177)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality, Home Improvement, Reality Makeover

Ugliest House In America 5

Hosted by Retta, known for her roles in Parks and Recreation, the new season will showcase tours of 15 properties nominated by homeowners who believe their design-challenged home is among the worst in the country.

During the season, Retta will share her hot takes and reviews of each horrendous property, commenting on wacky layouts, clashing designs and severely outdated styles.

Based on its ugly appearance, poor functionality and surprising design choices, one house will be deemed the "ugliest house in America" by HGTV and the network will award its homeowners $150,000 renovation completed by Alison Victoria.

In each episode, Retta will tour three homes where she shares her unfiltered reactions to all sorts of hair-raising designs from decades old wall-to-wall pink carpeting and elaborate bathroom tiles and chandeliers to homes with multiple non-functioning kitchens and tanks designed to house baby alligators.

Throughout the season, Retta will see the best of the worst across the US and help a lucky homeowner transform their unsightly house into a stunner.

In the end, the home deemed "the ugliest" will be transformed from a beast into a beauty.

In the Season 5 premiere, "The Hideous Midwest": Three ugly homes in the Midwest vie for the chance at a $150,000 makeover by designer Alison Victoria.

It's between a bird-loving house, a house with too many kitchens and a former party pad that once housed reptiles.

In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "Unpleasant Pacific Northwest": It's between a house full of mirrors, a giant maze-like octagon and an outdated house full of random decor.


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Channels in this post: kykNET, M-Net, HGTV


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