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Saturday, August 22, 2020


(Hugh Jackman in “Bad Education”)

Bad Education (Drama)

August 23 on M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv Channel 104) at 20h15

This real-life inspired dramedy (that’s drama with a hint of comedy) tells the tale of Roslyn school superintendent Frank Tassone’s embezzlement of US$11.2 million. It also managed to score two big nominations at this year’s Emmys: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for its star, Hugh Jackman, and Outstanding Television Movie. This made-for-TV movie is a riveting real-life-inspired dark dramedy that also stars Allison Janney.


Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted S2

August 26 on National Geographic (DStv Channel 181) at 21h00

Chef Gordon Ramsay is back for another adventure-filled season of fishing, foraging, cooking, baking and blanching. Join him on his pursuit of good food from the big-game wilds of South Africa, the caiman-infested jungles of Guyana and the spice-packed mountains of South India to Louisiana’s Cajun swamps, Norway’s icy fjords and the epic Indonesian island of Sumatra.


Love Actually (Romantic comedy)

August 22 on M-Net Movies Smile (DStv Channel 105) at 19h00

Christmas comes early this year with the world’s favourite feel-good movie. With an all-star cast that includes Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman and more, this British romantic comedy follows eight couples and their love lives during the most wonderful time of the year.


Deadpool 2 (Action comedy)

August, 23 on M-Net Movies Action+ (DStv Channel 106) at 20h30

Ryan Reynolds reprises his role as the outrageous anti-hero of the comic-book universe. This time, the merc with the mouth must protect a young mutant from a time-travelling cyborg.


No Good Deed (Psychological thriller)

August 23 on BET (DStv Channel 129) at 23h00

The ideal life of Terry Granger, a devoted wife and mother of two played by Taraji P Henson, takes a dramatic turn when a charming stranger smooth-talks his way into her home, claiming car trouble.


The Cool Mom (Drama)

August 24 on Lifetime (DStv Channel 131) at 20h05

A budding friendship between their teenage daughters becomes a point of conflict for neighbour moms Tara and Anna. Despite Anna’s insistence that she isn’t trying to steal Tara’s daughter, her bizarre actions scream otherwise.


Rollerball (Science-fiction)

August 25 on TNT Africa (DStv Channel 137) at 18h00

Chris Klein, Rebecca Romijn and LL Cool J star in a 2002 remake of this sci-fi classic set in a dystopian future. Extreme sports lover Jonathan Cross is recruited to participate in a deadly sport where players are on rollerblades and must bring a heavy metal ball into a high goal.


The Waterboy (Comedy)

August 25 on TNT Africa (DStv Channel 137) at 20h00

Adam Sandler stars as Bobby Boucher, a college football team waterboy who proves to be a good tackler, in this iconic Nineties sports film. The coach signs him up for the team but Bobby needs to hide his new pastime from his overbearing mother.


I May Destroy You S1

Available on Showmax from August 26 and on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) at 21h30

Under the gun to complete a project, up-and-coming writer Arabella gives in to procrastination and joins a friend on a wild night out.


Semi-Detached S1

August 21 on BBC Brit (DStv Channel 120) at 20h40

Comedian Lee Mack (Not Going Out) stars as Stuart in this farcical family sitcom about a divorced couple living on the same street. Playing out in real time, this madcap comedy is packed with exquisitely timed mayhem. Each episode presents a new crisis in Stuart’s life, inevitably bringing in his ex-wife across the street, his alcohol-swilling dad in the bedroom next door, his new girlfriend and his daughter.


LA’s Finest

August 24 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) at 20h30

Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union team up in this police procedural as Nancy McKenna and Sydney Burnett, respectively. With clashing personalities, the two LAPD detectives need to work together while putting forth their best efforts to take down criminals.


My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name S2

Saturday, 22 August on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 23:00

The first in a series of four novels by pseudonymous author Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend is the first to be adapted for television. Filmed in Italian, the story continues with Elena and Lila moving in different directions: Lila works in the shoe store while Elena returns to school.


Tipping Point

August 24 on BBC Brit (DStv Channel 120) at 18h00

Ben Shephard hosts this game show where four players earn counters by answering questions in a quiz. The winner has a chance to win £10 000 or even double it, if they can get the large counter through the machine and out again.