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Friday, March 5, 2021


(Above: Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex)

This week, the saying “Strong women – may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them” rings truer than ever. With International Women’s Day on March 8, DStv has the perfect entertainment line-up to celebrate brilliant women all week long.

M-Net will broadcast ‘CBS Presents Oprah With Meghan And Harry’ featuring Oprah Winfrey as she sits down with Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, for an intimate conversation. The interview will air on Monday, March 8 (19h30) on the M-Net (DStv channel 101).

Winfrey will speak with Meghan The Duchess of Sussex in a wide-ranging interview covering everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure. Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.

Brand-new pop-up channel tVN (DStv channel 134) is bringing the biggest international entertainment right to your living room - from your favourite K-pop sensations to K-drama and much, much more. This week, get ready to fangirl over music’s biggest boyband. In the multidimensional reality show NCT World 2.0, the 23 members of NCT give us a peek at their life inside a television show.

Queen Latifah returns to the small screen in The Equalizer on 1Magic (DStv channel 103). She pulls out all the stops in her portrayal of CIA operative Robyn McCall who must acclimatise to civilian life as she tackles a case close to her heart. But the closer she gets to the source, the more her own life is put in danger.

Back in the news after his recent car accident, golf superstar Tiger Woods is no stranger to controversy off the greens. On 1Magic (DStv channel 103), Tiger is a two-part series not to be missed. Brace yourself for no-holds-barred interviews with his former caddie, some of the women he was entangled with while married and close family friends who saw the nature of his relationship with his father. Based on the 2019 book, this docu-drama traces the true story of how an idealistic young golfer became the most famous – then infamous – sporting star in America and how his personal demons almost took it all away.

The more scientists study the human genome, the more extraordinary it appears, telling an immensely long and complicated history. Yet that’s just the blueprint. Searching For The Superhuman on Da Vinci (DStv channel 318) takes a look at the unlocked potential that could be the answer to stop ageing, prevent disease and unleash the ultimate human experience.

(Left: Vin Diesel)

Speaking of superhuman... what could happen with this unlocked potential? Shot in Cape Town, Prague and Chicago, action god Vin Diesel returns to M-Net (DStv channel 101) this Sunday (March 7) on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 20h05 in a fast-paced military drama. Bloodshot is based on the comic book of the same name and revolves around John who is injected with a super-soldier serum after an injury, which gives him superhuman abilities. But nothing is as it seems as Bloodshot finds himself fighting for survival against forces both inside and out. Who can you trust when you can’t even trust yourself?

Series 3 of Coroner start from Monday, March 8 on Universal (DStv channel 117) at 20h00. The season starts amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with Jenny and her colleagues at the coroner’s office, including new pathologist Melanie (Uni Park of Kim’s Convenience), thoroughly overwhelmed by the flood of bodies – not all of whom were victims of the virus. In her personal life, the now-single Jenny will embrace some unusual therapies as she gets to grips with her past trauma. And Detective Donovan will have to come to terms with his looming health crisis.

Series 1 of Miss Scarlet & The Duke is a fun period drama that starts on Monday, March 8 on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) at 20h00. This series follows Eliza Scarlet (Kate Phillips) as she takes over her late father’s detective agency, refusing to marry to escape her dire financial situation. Since she’s living in Victorian England, she isn’t allowed to own and operate a business without a male business partner. Enter her reluctant childhood best friend, William “The Duke” Wellington (Stuart Martin), who is also her father’s former protégé. Now how long will it take these detectives to spot William’s crush on Eliza?