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Saturday, November 27, 2021


(Above: Liam Neeson stars in “The Marksman”)

 December has arrived and DStv is dishing out Festive gifts: Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) opens up to Family subscribers for two months, from Wednesday, December 1, 2021, until Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

 Keeping with the festivities, a full box set of the off-the-wall comedy series Cinema Toast will start on M-Net (DStv channel 101), and Minki van der Westhuizen will host a special festive food programme on VIA (DStv channel 147) called ’n Woolies Kersfees-Kookstryd Met Minki.

 Showmax is also going big this December with the brand new reboot of Gossip Girl XOXO, a local film called Dreams of Gomorrah, and the British drama series Little Birds, along with the long-awaited What We Do In The Shadows Season 3.


Cinema Toast

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Watch from Friday, November 26 / M-Net (DStv channel 101) / 23h00

If you and your friends have ever muted a movie and provided your own silly soundtrack, you get the idea behind this anthology comedy show in which brand new 30-minute stories are made out of footage from classic films. With the voices of Fred Armisen, Nicole Byer, Jake Johnson, Nick Offerman and more.


The Marksman

November 28, 2021. Movie / M-Net (DStv channel 101) / 20h05

Rancher Jim Hanson (Liam Neeson) shelters a Mexican mother and her son who are on the run from a cartel, but when Border Patrol prepares to deport the boy following Jim’s shootout with the cartel, Jim sneaks him away to take him to his family in Chicago.

(Right: “Little Birds”)

Little Birds

December 1, 2021

Season 1 / Showmax

Little Birds is a racy, bold British original drama based on Anais Nin's infamous erotic short stories. In 1955, heiress Lucy Savage arrives in Tangier, Morocco, one of the last outposts of colonial decadence, and experiences a culture shock. Starring Juno Temple, Yumna Marwan, Hugh Skinner, Nina Sosanya and Raphael Acloque.

 (Left: “High Road to China”)

High Road To China

December 3, 2021

Movie / KIX (DStv channel 114) / 19h00

In this classic 1983 adventure film set in the 1920s, spoilt heiress Evie Tozer (Bess Armstrong) hires drunk, roguish biplane pilot Patrick O'Malley (Tom Selleck) and his sidekick to find her missing father in China, before she loses her fortune to Daddy’s scheming business partner, Bentik (Robert Morley).