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Saturday, October 23, 2021

DSTV WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS

Saving our planet is more than just recycling your rubbish, and in the special programme The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet, Prince William, Sir David Attenborough and other members of the The Earthshot Prize Council come together to discuss major challenges facing Earth and how we can solve them. It’s brilliant educational family viewing.

TV and radio host Rian van Heerden makes his debut as host of the game show Wie Word ’n Miljoen├¬r? on kykNET (DStv channel 144) and adventures and danger are on the radar in British period drama The North Water on M-Net (DStv channel 101).

New kids’ show Drama Club will keep the little ones thoroughly entertained. The made-for-TV-movie Ke Kopa Le Divorceng on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) will give viewers a new perspective on a marriage and the pressures it can endure.

The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet

Season 1 / Episodes 1-5 / Watch on October 24 / Discovery Channel (DStv channel 121) / 16h25.

Over the course of five episodes (airing back-to-back) Prince William, Sir David Attenborough, and members of The Earthshot Prize Council – including Japanese engineer and ex ISS-astronaut Naoko Yamazaki – highlight solutions that prize finalists have devised to solve five major challenges facing the planet.

 

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Watch from Wednesday, October 27 / kykNET (DStv channel 144) / 20h00

The biggest quiz show in the world, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, returns to South African television – but this time in Afrikaans! Contestants must answer general knowledge questions correctly to win R1 million in cash. The show is presented by popular radio and TV presenter Rian van Heerden, who will keep the contestants on their toes!

 

The North Water

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Watch from October 28 / M-Net (DStv channel 101) / 22h30

In the mid-1800s, Patrick Sumner (Jack O’Connell) joins The Volunteer as a ship’s surgeon for an Arctic whaling trip where he enters a battle of wits with the ship’s psychopathic harpooner, Drax (Colin Farrell). Filmed in the Arctic Circle – the furthest north a scripted production has ever filmed.

 

Songbird

October 24, 2021

Movie / M-Net (DStv channel 101) / 20h05

In this dystopian sci-fi thriller, bike courier Nico Price (Riverdale’s KJ Apa) – who’s immune to the mutated COVID-23 virus – races to save his young love, Sara Garcia (Sofia Carson), after the “sanitation department” arrives to take her to a concentration camp because she’s tested positive for COVID-23. Produced by Michael Bay.

 

Minki

October 25, 2021

Season 10 / Episode 1 / VIA (DStv channel 147) / 20h00

Model and TV personality Minki van der Westhuizen is back with a new season of her talk show, and this time she chats to Pierre Greeff, lead singer of Afrikaans pop group Die Heuwels Fantasties, and surprises him with a special message from a fellow singer – one Pierre idolises.

 

License To Kill

October 25, 2021

Season 1 / Episode 1 / CBS Justice (DStv channel 170) / 20h00

Plastic surgeon Dr Terry Dubrow from the series Botched presents shocking true-crime cases of doctors, nurses and medical professionals who abused, confused, and killed their patients. As well as investigating the psychology of medical people who kill, this series explores the practical difficulties of catching someone who has the knowledge needed to cover their tracks.

 

Drama Club

October 25 2021

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) / 18h50

Live action tween mockumentary. A group of friends from the Tookus Middle School Drama Club get a new student director called Mack (Telci Huynh). Mack is excited to take on the school’s new musical, Minnesota, but as soon as they start rehearsals, their choreographer suffers a painful injury and they realise they will need some help.

 

Op Seer Se Spoor

October 26, 2021

Season 3 / Episode 1 / kykNET & kie (DStv channel 145) / 20h00

Kuier magazine’s features editor, Ernusta Maralack – who has seen a lot in her career as a journalist – revisits the scenes of the most brutal murders in the Western Cape and talks to the families who were left behind. In S3, the parole system is in the spotlight, along with a body dump area in Mitchells Plain, and farm murders.

 

Wheeler Dealers

October 26, 2021

Season 17 / Episode 1 / Discovery Channel (DStv channel 121) / 20h00

Mechanic Marc "Elvis" Priestley and car dealer Mike Brewer search for, restore and flip iconic cars. This season, they’re back in the UK, looking for a 1965 Mk 1 Austin Mini 850, a TVR Griffith 430, a Fiat Coupe 20 valve Turbo nicknamed the “baby Ferrari”, and a 1963 Bedford CA Dormobile.

 

The Beasts Of Halloween

October 27, 2021

Special / Curiosity Channel (DStv channel 185) / 20h00

Superstition and tradition all over the world have singled out certain animals like black cats, wolves, bats, toads and spiders to symbolise the scary and supernatural during Halloween. Now find out where these associations come from in this 2020 spooky season documentary. Part of Curiosity’s Wildlife Wednesdays.

 

NCIS

October 28, 2021

Season 18 / Episode 1 & 2 / M-Net (DStv channel 101) / 19h30 & 20h30

Special Agent Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team of naval investigators are back for a new season that kicks off with a bang as the team investigate the whereabouts of a missing body, and Gibbs helps his friend and former FBI agent Fornell to track down the leader of a drug ring that supplied drugs to Fornell’s daughter.

 

In Pursuit With John Walsh

October 28, 2021

Season 3 / Episode 1 / ID (DStv channel 171) / 21h00

John Walsh and his team are on a mission to find missing people, whether they’re lost kids or fugitives from justice. This season he hunts down two men suspected of killing their girlfriends – Brian Ontiveros and Carlos Torres – along with child predator and sex offender Bill Brockbrader.