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- SABC 3’s lifestyle talk show, 3 Talk, has been moved to 4pm to make way for the more popular Oprah Winfrey Show that will be shown in prime time at 5.45pm. Sources close to the show say the move was made because 3 Talk has lost viewers to Oprah. A source said there were many complaints that the show was dull and that its host followed the same sequence every time.

- An emotional new local TV documentary series, The Heart is Beautiful, begins on M-Net at 19:30 on Thursday. It was filmed over two years and tells the story of a Klerksdorp family's struggles during a drawn-out and exhausting heart transplant process.The four-part series made by Jan Groenewald and Pieter de Vos, follows the Gird family, with 19-year-old Melanie and her brother Trevor jnr, 15, who both suffer from a rare genetic heart disease, Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD).

The disease is incurable and the only treatment is a timely heart transplant. The documentary series was made in high definition and BBC-style so it could be sold overseas.

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