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Tuesday, May 5, 2020


(Julie Hesmondhalgh & Dawn French star in “The Trouble with Maggie Cole”.
Image ITV Choice)

The MultiChoice Group recently announced that ITV Choice will no longer be carried on the DStv platform in Africa from June 4, 2020. However, ITV Choice has worked hard to ensure that all new series starting in May have been scheduled so that all episodes can be enjoyed before the channel comes off air.

Among the upcoming series are the following:

Long Lost Family: What Happened Next - Series 4
Monday May 11, 2020, at 20h00
Long Lost Family has reunited hundreds of people with their missing relatives. But meeting is just the beginning; how easy is it to let a stranger into your family? In this series, viewers find out 'what happened next'; revisiting some of Long Lost Family's most compelling stories and exploring challenging, unexpected and emotional developments as new relatives are discovered, new reunions take place and new relationships are tested. Continues weekly until June 1.

Rich House, Poor House - Series 5
Saturday May 16, 2020, at 19h00 and 20h00
Two families from opposite ends of the financial spectrum swap homes, social status and budgets for seven days as they discover how the other half lives. Watch two back-to-back episodes every Saturday from May 16 to 30 at 19h00.

The Trouble with Maggie Cole - Episodes 3 & 4
Thursday May 14, 2020, at 20h00 and 21h00
This brand new comedy-drama centres on Maggie Cole (Dawn French), the self-appointed oracle of a close-knit community. When a radio journalist interviews her about local life, she gives him far more detail and embellishment about her community and their personal lives than he was counting on. Following the broadcast, Maggie gets into trouble as the fallout disrupts the lives of some of her friends and neighbours, while also facing some dark secrets that her own family has been harbouring. Watch episodes 2 & 3 back-to-back on Thursday May 14 at 20h00, concluding on Thursday May 21.