WINDHOEK, SEPT 20 – In celebration of Heritage weekend, DStv will be showcasing a diverse range of content for the whole family.
From riveting international series to the latest and greatest local content, DStv promises to keep you entertained with world class entertainment.
In the season of The Sinner, Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) returns to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart-wrenching crime – parents murdered by their 11-year-old son with no apparent motive. As Ambrose realises there’s nothing ordinary about the boy or where he came from, the investigation pulls him into the hidden darkness of his hometown.
This Heritage month, DStv customers can tune in to watch the fascinating South African produced documentary So Where Do We Come From, available on M-Net City and DStv Catch Up from 24 September. Thought-provoking and expertly crafted, the doccie maps South Africa’s genetic history using cutting edge technology to explore our unique ancestry.
South African series this week
Krotoa: Saturday, 22 September, kykNET
Krotoa, a feisty, bright, young 11-year-old girl is removed from her close-knit Khoi tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck, her uncle’s trading partner. She is brought into the first Fort established by the Dutch East India Company in 1652. There she grows into a visionary young woman who assimilates the Dutch language and culture so well that she rises to become an influential interpreter for van Riebeeck who became the first Governor of the Cape Colony. As such Krotoa ends up being rejected by her own Khoi people and destroyed by the Dutch when she tries to find the middle way between the two cultures.
So Where Do We Come From: Monday, 24 September, Catch Up and M-Net City
This Heritage month, DStv customers can tune in to watch the fascinating new South African produced documentary So Where Do We Come From, available on Catch Up from 24 September. Thought-provoking and expertly crafted, the doccie maps South Africa’s genetic history using cutting edge technology to explore our unique ancestry.
International series this week
The Sinner: Thursday, 27 September, M-Net
Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) returns to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart-wrenching crime – parents murdered by their 11-year-old son with no apparent motive. As Ambrose realizes there’s nothing ordinary about the boy or where he came from, the investigation pulls him into the hidden darkness of his hometown. He’s pitted against those who will stop at nothing to protect its secrets — and the mysterious Vera, who proves to be a complicated, enigmatic piece to this haunting puzzle.
If you missed this dark, intriguing, addictive series, you can indulge in a through-the-night binge of season 1 on the 26th of September on M-Net Binge (channel 901) or record and binge later, be warned this is addictive viewing!
South Park: Thursday, 27 September, Comedy Central
The trailer for Southpark season 22 has the twitterverse all, well, a-twitter. It ends with the hashtag #cancelsouthpark. While some are losing their minds, some are taking comfort in the fact that Comedy Central has already renewed the series for a 23rd season. So why the hashtag? Well, Southpark leaves no stone unturned and cancellations have been all over the press this year, be it whole shows or just stars disappearing from screens following bad Tweets or the uncovering of past bad behaviour.
Empire: Thursday, 27 September, FOX HD
It’s been two years; the empire has fallen but the Lyons are coming back swinging. It is Lyons vs the world and Lucious will have revenge and the truth!
Movies this week
Unexpected: Sunday, 23 September, Sundance TV
The charming story of an inner-city high school teacher who discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students. The two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies together.
Fun Mom Dinner: Sunday, 23 September, M-Net
Every mom deserves a time out to go all out. Four moms whose only common ground is their kids’ preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless “fun mom dinner”, what could possibly go wrong? A hilarious indulgence for all parents that can’t get ‘out’ but can kidnap the couch for a couple of hours. Starring Toni Collette, Katie Aselton, Bridget Everett and Adam Levine! The indulgences just keep on coming!
Ocean’s Eight: Monday, 24 September, BoxOffice
Cast, chemistry, flair, this is what we expect from an ‘Ocean’ movie and this one is no exception. Packed with star power including; Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Dakota Fanning, Sarah Paulson, to mention just a few.
Staying true to Soderbergh’s heist franchise, this one is a heist on high art, taking place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bullock is Debbie Ocean, leader of the crew and she is banking on some of the truths of the time, in her words, “”a him gets noticed, a her gets ignored. Hiding in plain sight, these stylish, charismatic ladies follow her leadership as she takes the reigns from her estranged, late brother, Danny.
Katie’s New Face: Saturday, 22 September, National Geographic
We use our faces to kiss, to speak, to express our emotions. What would we do without a face? This short film tells the incredible story of Katie Stubblefield’s face transplant. It’s the journey of a devoted family confronting the agony of waiting for a donor, the pins and needles of a 31-hour surgery, and the prospect of a long road to recovery and irrevocably altered lives.
Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie: Wednesday, 26 September, BBC Brit
Documentary maker Louis Theroux travels to America to investigate the Church of Scientology, a religion he has long had a fascination with. Unsurprised when his request to enter the Church’s headquarters or speak to members of the mysterious organisation is turned down, he instead tracks down former members of this controversial organisation and uncomfortably recreates some extreme experiences.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles S1 (sneak peak): Saturday, 22 September, Nickelodeon
Rise up! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles get an all-new look, new weapons, and awesome new powers! Join the legendary heroes, Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey as these brothers discover a Hidden City beneath New York, learn amazing mystic ninja skills, battle absurd mutants…and always find time for a slice of their favourite pizza! Sporting an edgy new animation style and rocking theme song that is racking up YouTube views. Mikey, Donnie, Raph and Leo are back and so is COWABUNGA, which went missing from previous reboots! The awesome turtle power is BACK!!”
Sherlock Gnomes: Monday, 24 September, BoxOffice
Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet are moving to a whole new garden, where they hope to live happily ever after but when all their friends disappear there is only one gnome to call upon; Sherlock Gnomes! They must adventure into the great unknown. With voices from James McAvoy, Johnny Depp and Mary J Blige, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine, amongst others.
Black Girls Rock 2018: Thursday, 20 September, BET
The awards will be hosted by multi-talented singer, songwriter, actress and industry great, Queen Latifah, sealing the presence of dynamic Black women at BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™. This year’s celebrants include multiple-award winning musician Janet Jackson (Rock Star Award); Academy Award®-nominated actress and GRAMMY® Award winning singer Mary J. Blige (Star Power Award); World renowned dancer/choreographer and Artistic Director Emerita of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Judith Jamison (Living Legend Award); International Supermodel and Philanthropist Naomi Campbell (Black Girl Magic Award); Emmy Award winning writer, creator, actress and dedicated LGBTQ advocate Lena Waithe (Shot Caller Award); and founder of the groundbreaking ‘Me Too’ movement Tarana Burke(Community Change Agent Award).
Viewers will experience performances from a roster of incredible women, including H.E.R, Tamia, Victory Boyd, Yolanda Adams, and Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre’s Jacqueline Green, and will include a moving tribute to the late, great ‘Queen of Soul’, Aretha Franklin.
Famous Feuds: Monday, 24 September, CBS Reality
Celebrity feuds blow up on social media faster than anything else, and the current crop of stars seem more than happy to oblige. With an engaging mix of celebrity footage, punchy
voice over, and recreations, “Famous Feuds” dishes up the shocking details surrounding Hollywood’s most public celebrity spats. Bieber, Bloom Kanye, Trump, Swift, the beef is real and lasts for years!
The Cover: Wednesday, 26 September, FOX Life
Style meets celebrity to create a fashion movement fit for a cover. Dress it up, dress it down, go behind the scenes to see how the hottest stars of Nigeria get their look.
Currie Cup: Sharks vs Lions: Saturday, 22 September, SS1
The lions could secure top spot on the table with a win over 4th place Sharks on Saturday.
Premier League – Arsenal vs Everton: Sunday, 23 September, SS3
Arsenal and Everton will be looking to close the gap on the leaders.
Africa T20 Cup – Semi Final: Sunday, 23 September, SS2
Standard Bank Proteas test batsman Temba Bavuma say he is eager to represent the Gauteng Strikers again where everything started for him a decade ago. He will be in action for Gauteng this weekend who are playing their matches in Pool B of the Africa T20 Cup in Oudtshoorn in the Southern Cape.
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