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South African First for TV Series: “UNARMED” selected by C21 London International Drama Pitch Summit

2019-10-02T10:33:32+02:00October 26th, 2018|

Cape Town, October 26th: In a first for a South African drama series, Both Worlds’ UNARMED has been selected as one of the finalists for C21 Content London 2018 Drama Series Pitch. From over 100 submissions from established drama creators worldwide bidding to attract additional finance and co-production partners, C21 selected Both Worlds’ political spy [...]

“Posthumous” Puppet Nation SAFTA Wins “Bittersweet”

2018-03-25T13:04:37+02:00March 25th, 2018|

Puppet Nation, the show that nobody will put on national television, collected 7 SAFTAs at this year’s event, bringing its total over the years to 29. The awards were for the final season of Puppet Nation which aired on pan-african satellite channel StarSat (StarTimes ch201) in 2017, before they ended their relationship with the show [...]

‘Point of Order’ – where comedy and parliament collide

2019-10-02T10:33:32+02:00February 11th, 2018|

Times Live 9 February 2018 SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICS, OFTEN BORDERING ON THE FARCICAL, PROVIDES A FERTILE SOURCE OF MATERIAL FOR COMEDIANS. YOU CAN’T MAKE MOST OF THIS STUFF UP. And the shenanigans in Parliament inspired Both Worlds’ comedy panel show, Point Of Order and its Afrikaans version, Parlement Parlement. Winner of the 2017 Safta (SA [...]

“Puppet Nation” and “Point of Order”: Another Ten SAFTA Nominations for Both Worlds

2019-10-02T10:33:32+02:00February 9th, 2018|

For the second year running, Both Worlds is up for ten awards, including Best TV Comedy and Best TV Presenter, for our flagship programmes ‘Puppet Nation’ and ‘Point of Order’   -begins- CAPE TOWN - Both Worlds, the production company behind ZANews’ Puppet Nation and Point of Order, is proud to announce the two titles [...]

Parlement Parlement, coming soon to a screen near you

2017-07-03T17:03:18+02:00June 29th, 2017|

All rise! From Both Worlds, the makers of SAFTA award winning shows Puppet Nation and Point of Order, comes Parlement Parlement, a comedic panel show modelled after the often chaotic melting pot that is the South African parliament. The nation’s best-loved Afrikaans comedians, representing Government and Opposition, face off in multiple challenges to test their [...]

Producers of Puppet Nation bring a ‘Point of Order’ to StarSat

2016-05-31T11:50:48+02:00October 23rd, 2015|

On Digital Media's (ODM’s) pay TV platform, StarSat, is proud to announce the highly anticipated release of ‘Point of Order’, a comedy panel show created by Both Worlds, the award‐winning makers of Puppet Nation. The show, a light hearted parody of a parliamentary set up, with comedians taking the law into their own hands, will launch on 14 [...]

Puppet Nation ZA Scoops Three of the Four Comedy Award Nominations at the SAFTAs

2019-10-02T10:33:33+02:00April 6th, 2014|

ZANEWS also known as Puppet NationZA, South Africa’s satirical puppet news show produced by Both Worlds, was proud to hook and land, three SAFTA awards at a ceremony held in Johannesburg on Saturday (5 April 2014). The actors, writers, editors, puppeteers, puppet-makers, crew and producers of ZANEWS (Season 5) are honoured to share the Awards for Best TV Comedy, [...]

ZANEWS Nominated for Four SAFTA Awards

2015-10-27T17:15:51+02:00March 6th, 2014|

The satirical puppet news show that fought so hard to make it to tv will go to the 8th South African Film and Television Awards with a harvest of Golden Horns nominations in the TV Comedy Category. ZANEWS, South Africa's satirical puppet news show, has done it again and has secured 4 SAFTA nominations after the announcement made [...]

ZANEWS is Back – With a New Name, a New Cast, a Whole New Show and International Ambitions

2015-10-26T16:55:57+02:00November 6th, 2013|

ZANEWS’ new name reflects the producers’ ambition to take the multi-award winning satirical puppet show to new heights in South Africa and to turn the programme into a global brand. Premiering on Saturday 9th November, Puppet Nation ZA will air each Saturday night at 9.00pm and Sunday at 8.30 pm on StarOne, StarSat’s flagship channel. The show will also [...]