TV HIGHLIGHTS : THE WEEK AHEAD
Local Body Elections
The local body elections are around the corner and Malayalam channels are geared up for the event with a line-up of special programmes.
Amrita TV: Election special programmes will be telecast until October 22. ‘Ulthudippukal' at 6.30 p.m. on the weekends will measure the pulse of the electorate by providing insights into the major issues of general interest such as drinking water scarcity, water management, housing problems, sand mining issues, development plans, displacement of people and so on.
In ‘Nattupatha' on Mondays through Thursdays at 2.30 p.m., correspondents will journey to select panchayats and corporations. Panchayats such as Kunnathukal in Thiruvananthapuram, which has developed a special educational model for themselves or those that have been in the eye of a storm such as Plachimada in Palakkad will be featured in the programme.
‘Jana Samaksham' on weekdays at 5.30 p.m. will deal with the political scenario in each district, culminating in a final State round-up. These election specials will be telecast until October 22.
Manorama News: ‘Padayorukkam' on weekdays at 7.30 p.m. will give analytical insights into the state of affairs in the three-tier system of local government bodies across the State. Issues such as women's empowerment and development activities, analysis of political manoeuvrings, the candidates and the challenges faced and so on will be featured in the show. Each episode features the news from two districts.
‘Vottuvartha' on weekdays at 6.30 p.m. is a news bulletin that features the latest election headlines. It will showcase news such as division of seats, selection of candidates and so on. To look out for are interviews of women candidates from across the State, opinions of the candidates and the voters and so on.
(Asianet, Sundays, 1.30 p.m.)
The channel's new show ‘Innale' catches up with former child actors of Mollywood. These stars, now all grown-up, talk about their reasons for leaving tinsel town and introduce the viewers to their lives and families.
(Asianet, weekdays, 7 p.m.)
By the skin of her teeth, Unnimaya has managed to escape from the clutches of the scheming Mahadevan while Uma continues to be trapped. Can Uma too be saved? The serial is all set for some interesting twists and turns as it completes 100 episodes.
(Victers Channel, Saturdays, 8.30 a.m.)
The new show offers a bird's eye view of historical events in the State beginning with the ancient to the modern times. It will be presented as a historical travelogue. The repeat of the show is at 5.00 p.m. on Saturdays.
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(Victers Channel, Fridays, 12.30 p.m.)
This show helps students use the internet as a tool of study. It identifies websites that have in-depth information on a range of subjects such as history, geography, chemistry and so on. The repeat of the show is on Fridays at 9 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 10.30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
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