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Saturday, August 7, 2021


August is special month for women, and in honour of South Africa’s Women’s Day on August 9, DStv has packed schedule of thought-provoking content centred around women, including National Women’s Day: Kris Jenner The Ultimate Matriarch, Nadiya’s American Adventure, Lezothi (TV movie), and Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power.

Giants Of The City

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Moja Love

From August 7 at 20h30

(DStv channel 157)

This reality show looks at the challenges faced by people living with dwarfism, both in their personal lives and in them trying to navigate the metropolis. While we have previously explored the lives of little people in Atlanta and LA, we haven't seen a show that takes us behind the scenes.


The Masked Dancer UK

Season 1: Episode 1

From August 8 at 19h00

BBC Brit (DStv channel 120)

Following the success of TV’s great guessing game, The Masked Singer, the competition returns but with a slightly different format. Instead of the expert panel trying to guess the identity of the celebrities by listening to their singing voices, this time it will be down to their dance moves. Joel Dommett returns as host and is joined by judges Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall, Mo Gilligan and Oti Mabuse alongside appearances by guest judges. Don’t miss this exciting and entertaining series as the expert panel and viewers at home try to figure out who is behind the mask once again.


In Treatment

Season 1: Episodes 1 & 2

From Friday, August 6 at 21h30 and 22h00

M-Net (DStv channel 101) /

LA-based therapist Dr Brooke Taylor (portrayed by Emmy winner Uzo Aduba) gets too involved when she starts treating her entitled, angry and frightened patients in her own home and via Zoom, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brooke tries to set some boundaries with her patients, especially when they call her in the middle of the night, but it proves nearly impossible for her. This is a reboot of the series previously starring Gabriel Byrne (so it’s identified as Season 4 on some platforms).



Against The Wild: The Journey

Movie / M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 16h00

An epic canine adventure in which Chinook the Alaskan Malamute leads a shipwrecked blind man out of the wilderness, while the man’s children launch a rescue mission of their own. Starring Natasha Henstridge and Steve Byers.



Movie / M-Net Movies 4 (DStv channel 108) at 16h52

An adventurous island princess and an ancient Demigod go on a quest to save her home. Starring Dwayne Johnson, who shows off his vocals in this beautifully animated Disney adventure.



Movie / Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 20h30

When a female doctor, Nozipho, returns to her hometown where she was referred to as undesirable, she becomes the most eligible bachelorette. Almost every man tries his luck with her, including her childhood friend, Letlapa.




Season 1: Episode 3 / M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 20h00

Reyka is rushed to hospital after she gets burnt while trying to save a traditional healer’s life. The healer’s employers, the Tyrone family, are pulled into the case and are accused of harbouring a witch doctor responsible for the murders. Tensions in the Tyrone household increase as the heir to the land, Alex Tyrone, is implicated in the strange events happening in the cane fields.


Stage Mother

Movie / M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21h00

Small-town Texas church choir director Maybelline inherits her estranged gay son Ricky’s struggling San Francisco drag club in this musical comedy starring Jackie Beat.



National Women's Day: Kris Jenner The Ultimate Matriarch

Special stunt / E! Entertainment (DStv channel 124) 10h15 to 19h05

The Kris Jenner stunt is a week-long takeover of all Kris’s best moments. It’s a collection of episodes that celebrate her years as mother, momager, entrepreneur, prankster and ultimate matriarch to an iconic and strong group of women.



Season 1 / Episode 185

Monday-Thursday / M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 19h00

James plots his takeover of Legacy and has complete control over Felicity, while Dineo, Elizabeth and Angelique gather for their war party to take back control over Legacy, and Angeligue reveals 1 of her biggest and darkest secrets.



Great British Gardens: Season By Season

Season 1 / Episode 1 / The Home Channel (DStv channel 176) at 21h30

Gardening guru Carol Klein takes viewers on the scenic route as she identifies four extraordinary gardens in Britain. Carol visits each garden, meets the people who care for them, and learns the secrets of some of Britain’s most treasured outdoor spaces.



Where The Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle

Season 8 / Episode 1 / BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19h00

Explorer Ben Fogle meets more people who’ve turned their back on the rat race and set up home in some of the most remote and inhospitable parts of the world. In the first episode, Ben visits a Pembrokeshire family living on the side of a rugged mountain where they catch and forage for their own food – we also see how they salvage junk to turn it into homemade inventions. Elsewhere, he meets an author in County Galway on Ireland’s west coast who has turned his back on money and technology to live using only what he can source from the land.


The Last Kingdom

Season 4 / Episode 1 / M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 22h30

Historical fiction based on writer Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories (2004-2020). S4 is set in the years 901-912 and will include Wales, Mercia and Wessex’s united efforts to defeat The Danes at The Battle of Tettenhall.