Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 16 April 2017

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 16 April 2017 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



EMS Paramedics

They’re usually the first respondents at the scene of an accident or a medical emergency, but in recent months, paramedics have endured knife attacks, beatings and robberies while on duty. Unarmed and without protective gear, they remain vulnerable to being attacked by opportunists. Why are these angels of mercy under siege? Carte Blanche investigates.

Producer: Liz Fish
Presenter: John Webb
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Father a Nation

Does growing up without a father, make young men more susceptible to negative influences? Researchers believe that broken people breed broken families and in turn, broken communities. But a new programme aims to address South Africa’s masculinity crisis.

Producer: Tarryn Crossman
Presenter: Bongani Bingwa

Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis

Seventy percent of humans carry one or more genetic mutations, which could result in them producing children with life-threatening conditions. When the genetic dice are loaded against you, a cutting edge test might be the only chance to erase hereditary diseases from your family tree.

Carte Blanche explores how this medical technology can prevent parents from having children with debilitating hereditary disorders.

Producer: Laura Byrne
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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Life After Death

Is there life after death? Can our spirits live on, long after our bodies die? These questions have plagued mankind for centuries, but following a comprehensive medical study, US researchers believe they could soon unlock the answer. Carte Blanche explores consciousness and the “near death” experience.

Producer: Eugene Botha
Presenter: Derek Watts

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Published by Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: And IMDb:

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