Lots Of Specials For Raya

The students of Akademi Fantasia reunite in Konsert Reunion AF6 (tomorrow, Astro Ria, 1pm)

NUMEROUS TV shows for Hari Raya will be screened, from today through the first three days of the festival (Oct 1-3).

Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, accompanied by dancers, sings in Teratak Siti Nurhaliza (tomorrow, TV3, 10am)

Catch siblings Ziana and Anuar Zain in Konsert Fenomena Ziana & Anuar Zain (Tomorrow, RTM2, 3pm
Whether it’s over RTM, TV3, ntv7, 8TV, TV9 or Astro, viewers will be spoilt for choice.

The merriment begins with Bingkisan Aidilfitri (today, TV9, 8.35pm), which evokes the nostalgia of going back to the kampung for Raya.

Salam Lebaran (today, RTM2, 11.30pm) is an interactive programme where viewers can send or call to convey festive greetings on Sampaikan Aidilfitri 2008 (today, TV3, 11.30pm) and 8TV Quickie S.O.S (today, 8TV, 11.45pm).

Traditional and festive Malay songs will be performed in Bintang 2 Zaman (tomorrow, RTM1, 12.05pm) by veteran and new artistes, with Farawahida, Andre Goh, Mariam Ahmad and Izwan Plus among them.

Nite of Soulful Stars Raya Special Part 1 (tomorrow, ntv7, 8.30pm) features Dayang Nurfaizah and Adibah Noor, as well as Indonesian crooners Harvey Malaiholo and Tompi in this classy production.

The second part of the programme will air on Thursday at 8.30pm.

Konsert Amal Kasih Jamal Abdillah & Saleem (Thursday, RTM1, 11.30pm) has Jamal Abdillah and Saleem singing their classic hits. The concert continues the next day (Friday, RTM1, 11.30pm).

There will also be special shows by Malaysia’s favourite diva Datuk Siti Nurhaliza in Teratak Siti Nurhaliza (tomorrow, TV3, 10am) and Eksklusif… Siti Nurhaliza Bersama Peminat (Thursday, RTM2, 11pm).

If you are a fan of Akademi Fantasia, then catch Konsert Reunion AF6 (tomorrow, Astro Ria, 1pm) when ex-AF6 students like Stacy, Riz, Nubhan and Nadia will perform.

Konsert Fenomena Ziana & Anuar Zain (tomorrow, RTM2, 3pm) will feature the siblings belting out some of their evergreen songs, as well as new songs.

For something a little different, Astro Ria (Astro Channel 104) will air tomorrow Kelab Pop Raya (9.30am), a game show where local celebrities like Erra Fazira and Umie Aida answer questions about Raya culture and songs.

Deko Bersama Eric Raya (Astro Ria, Friday, 4pm) features host Eric Leong giving tips on decorating your home as well as how to entertain guests for the special occasion. He will be joined by celebrity guests such as Dynaz, Sarimah Ibrahim and Jaclyn Victor.

For the more adventurous and young-at-heart, indie bands such as Deja Voodo Spells, Estranged, One Buck Short and and Meet Uncle Hussain will perform in Konsert Indie Raya (tomorrow, 8TV, 11am).

GhazalRock (Thursday, TV3, 10am), a programme celebrating an interesting fusion of rock and traditional ghazal music, features performances by Ning Baizura, Faizal Tahir and Jinbara.

Movies to look out for during the festive occasion are The Fast and the Furious (today, ntv7, 11.45pm) starring Vin Diesel, Batman Begins (tomorrow, ntv7, 11.45pm) starring Christian Bale and The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers (tomorrow, 8TV, 10pm) starring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen and Ian McKellen.

Kala Malam Bulan Mengambang, the best film winner in the 21st Malaysian Film Festival recently, will air on Astro Kirana (tomorrow, Astro Channel 122, 9pm).

If you haven’t seen Jangan Pandang Belakang, the local film that broke the box-office record, will air over RTM 1 at 9pm on Friday.

Also worth watching is teen flick Dunia Baru The Movie (Friday, TV3, 9pm).

New Straits Times