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Sunday, November 1, 2020


(Graham Norton)

One of the highlights of DStv viewing this week is the start of the 28th season of The Graham Norton Show.

There’s no shortage of gripping TV this week as DStv goes on a journey with celebrities in preparation for a memorable homecoming in Terugkeer. There’s a treat for the whole family as viewers join a bougie pupper as he learns to live without the finer things in life in Trouble and laugh out loud as teams compete by sharing their most embarrassing moments on Misery Index.  And for those who enjoy the darker side of life, there’s the tale of Mississippi strippers in P-Valley.

21 Bridges and Draft Day are two movies that are not-to-be-missed and showcase the incredible talent of recently departed Chadwick Boseman of Marvel’s Black Panther.


The Graham Norton Show S28

Starts on Tuesday, November 3 on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20h00

Enigmatic host Graham Norton returns for a 28th season of this award-winning talk show. A-list celebrities like Dolly Parton, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L Jackson, Sam Smith join him for some witty banter and hilarious conversations. The famous Red Chair game, live music and typical malarkey are always par for the course.



Tuesday, November 3 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) at 21h30.

Gaining a magnificent 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, critics and viewers are in awe of the richly crafted characters and heartfelt storytelling in this neon noir series. A tiny strip club situated in the Mississippi Delta, The Pynk is an oasis for some and a prison for others. From the owner struggling to keep the club open to dancers in various stages of their career, their stories are hauntingly beautiful. Using only female directors for the first season, you’ll be drawn in by the connection of this pseudo-family. Available as a box-set, this is as captivating as it is binge-worthy.


Misery Index

Weekdays from Thursday, November 5 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 16h30

If you have ever accidentally texted a comment to the wrong person, worn the wrong outfit to a family event or laughed at the most inappropriate moment then this show is for you! Hosted by Jameela Jamil (The Good Place), this comedy game show sets two teams up against each other while a panel of judges rank real-life cringeworthy events on a scale of 1 to 100. Stories are judged on three categories: Physical pain, emotional trauma and long-term psychological impact. This is feel-good fun that will make you see the bright side of your own blunders.


Have Faith S2

Starts on Monday, November 2 on MTV (DStv 130) at 21h30

The Have Faith team meet with SA’s favourite social media stars, their families and their production teams to look at how they’re making their own success – and what it takes to keep up a constant presence on the socials without landing up cancelled.


Mr. Mercedes S3

Starts on November 3 on M-Net (DStv 101) at 22h30

Stephen King’s 2015 crime novel, Finders Keepers (the second in the Mr. Mercedes series), provides the backbone for this season of Detective Bill Hodges’ (Brendan Gleeson) investigations into a new villain, Morris Bellamy (Gabriel Ebert), who has murdered Bill’s favourite author, John Rothstein (Bruce Dern), and stolen his manuscripts (we love Stephen King’s take on crazed fans!). Director and executive producer Jack Bender is intent on looking at how evil deeds and people continue to affect the communities around them, even after they’re out of the picture. 


Top Gear S29

Starts on Thursday, November 5 on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20h00

This season’s preview was one of the highlights at BBC’s upfronts. Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness are getting into some outrageous Top Gear shenanigans, like converting a Mr. Whippy ice-cream van into a monster truck and pitting it against a tank. The guys will take rubbish cars up a “wall of death”, put their holiday rental cars on skis and hit the slopes, and spend a full 24 hours in their cars, which requires some major acrobatics at refuelling time, let alone when nature calls.