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Saturday, March 27, 2021


(Right: Martin Lawrence & Will Smith in “Bad Boys for Life”. Sunday, March 28 on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 20h05)

DStv offers viewers the opportunity to settle into the long weekend with non-stop entertainment

“You deserve a break! It’s been quite a busy three months and if you’re looking for some easy relaxation and next-level entertainment, this week’s DStv line-up is the perfect dish to accompany your downtime,” say the DStv organisers.

There’s plenty of drama and intrigue leading up to the long weekend. Voor Ek Vergeet on kykNET (DStv channel 144) tells a riveting tale of the relationship between a mother and her son while the fast-paced plot of For Love and Music on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) will keep you guessing at every turn.

Keep the little ones busy on Saturday afternoon with a fun, fairytale film: The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music airs on M-Net (DStv channel 101) and has enough adventure and magic for the entire family to enjoy. When Princess Odette decides to host a musical competition to celebrate Princess Alise’s birthday, her plans are put on hold when Princess Mei Li asks for help to free Chen from a curse that has turned him into a dragon.

M-Net’s Sunday night blockbuster doesn’t disappoint either with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence teaming up once more to fight crime on Miami’s streets in Bad Boys for Life. This time around, they join forces with the Miami Police Department's special team AMMO to take down a ruthless mother-and-son duo of drug lords wreaking havoc.

(Right: Eugene Levy in “Schitt’s Creek” - Monday, March 29 on Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) at 21h00)

For a family of a different kind, Emmy Award-winning Schitt’s Creek on Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) sees funnyman Eugene Levy (American Pie) star in a sitcom about a wealthy family gone bankrupt. After being defrauded by their business manager, the family move to their remaining asset, a town called Schitt’s Creek, where hilarity ensues.

And there’s also plenty of real-life stories on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) and CBS Reality 9 (DStv channel 132) with Attenborough’s Journey and Coast Guard: Mission Critical, respectively. In Attenborough’s Journey, follow acclaimed broadcaster Sir David Attenborough as he reminisces on his globe-trotting adventures from his 50-year career while Coast Guard: Mission Critical gives us an inside look at the men and women protecting America’s borders from illicit activities while saving those in peril at sea.

(Left: Sir David Attenborough)

One of the world’s most iconic broadcasters, Sir David Attenborough, shares his passion for the natural world in this part-biography, part-wildlife documentary. Beginning near his boyhood Leicestershire home where he first collected fossils, Sir Attenborough travels to Morocco's arid deserts, the glaciers of Canada and crystal-clear waters of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Combining his global journey and archival footage looking back at his illustrious career both as a programme maker and a controller of the BBC, the film reveals what makes this prolific man tick. Sunday, March 28 on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 16h00

Other highlights include:

Cheetah Family & Me

Monday, March 29 on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19h00

Wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan sets out on a new journey and project to understand the majesty of the African cheetah. In this eye-opening documentary, experience the thrilling battles cheetahs face and how they survive the natural and human-caused dangers in the Kalahari wilderness. By the end, both Buchanan and you will understand the future of the cheetah a little better.

Scotland’s Home of The Year S1

Monday, March 29, on The Home Channel (DStv channel 176) at 19h30

Follow architect and university teacher Michael Angus, renowned interior designer Anna Campbell-Jones, and lifestyle blogger Kate Spiers as they travel far and wide, exploring and judging homes in a bid to find Scotland’s Home of the Year. Each episode features three stunning properties with the experts unpacking what makes each so extraordinary. Each home is given a score out of 10, with the winner going through to the finale. Besides inspiration galore, be prepared to pick up a tip or two about self-builds and styling.

(Nthati Moshesh appears in “Isono”)


Thursday, April 1 on BET (DStv channel 129) at 21h30

The most-anticipated drama of 2020 is back. Isono (The Sin) shows the different masks people wear and the secrets they hide. Mary Ndlovu (Nthati Moshesh, who trained at the Durban University of Technology) has the most impenetrable mask of all – a triple threat of motherhood, piety and charity. “Mother Mary” founded and runs the House Of Grace, taking in unwanted, at-risk and delinquent children and giving them a stable home and an education. You’d never connect her with the notorious, shadowy East Rand crime boss, Voster – but her son Gabriel (Bohang Moeko) would.