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Tuesday, December 3, 2013


CBS Action on DSTV packs a hefty punch with a raft of iconic CBS series coming to Africa. Following the success of the channel in the UK, CBS Action is the new home of action-packed American dramas, tense thrillers, sci-fi favourites and fast-paced movies.

New Mission: Impossible (1989) Season 2. From December 10 (weekdays 16h50 and 11h50 - Omnibus Saturdays at 07h40). Take a trek down memory lane with this 1960s series which inspired the world famous film of the same title starring Tom Cruise. Mission Impossible features the Impossible Missions Force (IMF); a team of secret government agents who carry out highly sensitive assignments. Dan Briggs, head of the IMF, accepts seemingly impossible missions and assigns tasks to carefully selected force members. Season two includes many covert and devious adventures including the IMF team disguised as an undercover carnival troupe.

The Pentagon Papers (2003) December 11 at 21h00, December 12 at 13h30 and December 14 at 11h50. Expose a nation's treachery … or protect it as a matter of national security? It's the dilemma facing Daniel Ellsberg (James Spader) when he stumbles across the Pentagon Papers! Based on a true story, this compelling film traces the story of Ellsberg, an ambitious, Harvard-educated ex-Marine assigned to a top position at the Pentagon. As an analyst assigned to monitor the information coming out of Vietnam, Ellsberg is shocked to discover a 7,000-page, top-secret report that reveals the true extent of America's clandestine involvement in the conflict. And his decision to expose the stunning truth behind the government's active participation will either label him as a national hero … or a seditious renegade, intent on damaging the nation's security and best interests!

The District Season 2: Weekdays at 09h20, 19h20 and 22h40 (Saturday omnibus from 14h20). The gritty crime drama inspired by the real-life experiences of former New York Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Maple, continues with Season 2 in December. Mayor of Washington, DC Mannion (Craig T Nelson) is a tenacious champion of the underdog and an avowed crime fighter whose revolutionary tactics resulted in a 50% drop in crime in Boston and in Newark, N.J.

Walker Texas Ranger (1993) Season 2: Weekdays at 20h10, 23h35 and 12h40 from December 20. (Omnibus Sundays 20h10). Texas Ranger Cordell Walker, one of the last old-fashioned heroes in the West, is a protective friend but a relentless foe who will stop at nothing to bring a criminal to justice. Starring the legendary Chuck Norris, this high-kicking adventure series features Walker, a man of few words and swift moves. Walker’s crime fighting techniques are routed in the rugged traditions of the Old West. His partner Jimmy Trivette is a slick ex-football star with a cutting edge intellect and a pop-psychology approach to criminology. Together this mismatched pair is trying to wrest control of the American Southwest from the criminal elements living there. In the process, the conflict between these two Lone Star lawmen makes them one of the most entertaining law enforcement teams ever assembled for television.