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Sunday, December 5, 2021


(Above: Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex)

 National Geographic (DStv channel 181) is back with a second season of their epic docu-drama series The Hot Zone: Anthrax, starring Daniel Dae Kim as Special Agent Ryder, who’s in charge of catching the culprit behind the 2001 Anthrax attacks on U.S. soil shortly after the September 9/11 attacks on New York.

 A second season of the relationship reality show Mina Nawe House will keep viewers tweeting on a Saturday night, and don’t miss out on the brand-new home video series The Funny Thing About, hosted by Cedric The Entertainer.

 The jingling of bells grows louder by the day, and Christmas movies could be just what you need to embrace the festive spirit. Don’t miss Fatman (with Mel Gibson as Santa Claus), Snowed Inn Christmas, Deliver by Christmas and many more.

DStv has it all this festive season, so take a moment to choose joy!


The Hot Zone: Anthrax

December 5 Season 2 at 21h00

Watch from / National Geographic (DStv channel 181) / double bill / Historical drama

Just days after 9/11, an anonymous sender targeted journalists and politicians in the United States by sending deadly anthrax through the U.S. postal system. FBI agent and microbiologist Matthew Ryker (Daniel Dae Kim) tries to find a pattern to the attacks while U.S. Army microbiologist Bruce Edward Ivins (Tony Goldwyn) starts cracking under the pressure.

The Funny Thing About

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Watch from Monday, December 6 / Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) / 22h00

Hosted by Cedric The Entertainer, this series showcases the next generation of viral home videos in the age of social distancing. Each episode celebrates the latest home videos that reflect the creativity, humour and humanity that emerged during the coronavirus pandemic.

(Left: Kimberley Sustad & Paul Campbell star in “Christmas By Starlight”)

Christmas By Starlight

December 5, 2021

Movie / Universal TV (DStv channel 117) / 15h00

When her family's diner, The Starlight Café, is slated for demolition, a lawyer named Annie (Kimberley Sustad) makes a deal with the heir to a development firm, William Holt (Paul Campbell), to spare it just before Christmas. But William really does need a lawyer to appease his father after he makes some expensive mistakes.



December 5, 2021

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

Chris Cringle’s (Mel Gibson) gift business is slowly going under because modern kids are so rotten. But he’ll need to check his naughty list twice when the U.S. Military comes to him with an offer to build components for a new jet fighter plane, and a spoilt child hires hitman Jonathan Miller (Walton Goggins) to murder Chris.



December 6, 2021

Season 3 / Episode 7 / Showmax

In the latest episode of this cut-throat drama series, Kendall Roy’s extravagant birthday party celebration turns dramatic as things go utterly wrong. Starring Brian Cox, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Alana Ruck.


(Right: Esmaralda Pimentel & Jake Allyn star in “No Man’s Land”)

No Man’s Land

Movie / Showmax

When a vigilante border patrol turns fatal, a man flees on horseback to Mexico, seeking forgiveness from the victim’s father. Starring Esmaralda Pimentel, Jake Allyn, Sandra Zellweger, Frank Lopez and Frank Grillo.



December 7, 2021

Season 2 / Episode 162 / Mondays-Fridays / Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) / 19h30

MaZet struggles to deal with being in a wheelchair in new episodes of this local telenovela. Zodwa, Teddy and Sibongile prepare for a burial, and Sbonga insists that Tshiamo must not help MaZet.


Attack On Pearl Harbor: Minute By Minute

December 7, 2021.

Season 1 / Episode 1 / National Geographic (DStv channel 181) / 21h00

On the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbour, this three-part documentary uses underwater dive footage to take us inside the sunken wrecks, and inside the day of the attack. Survivors from both sides tell their stories, including a 103-year-old Japanese torpedo bomber, and a sailor from the USS Arizona.


UFOs: Secret Alien Technology

December 8, 2021

Doccie / History (DStv channel 186) / 21h05

In the 70 years since the famed Roswell UFO crash, there is a long history of allegations involving alien phenomena and supposed government cover-ups. This special takes a hard look at the most famous – and the lesser known – UFO reports that some believe have been deliberately hidden from the public.


The Princes and The Press

(See pic above)

December 8, 2021

Doccie / M-Net (DStv channel 101) / 19h30 & 20h30

Using over 80 hours of interview footage gathered from journalists assigned to cover royal affairs, the BBC’s Media Editor Amol Rajan spotlights contrasting approaches in the media’s approaches to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex


The River

December 9, 2021

Season 4 / Episode 219 / Mondays-Fridays / 1Magic (DStv channel 103) / 20h00

In new episodes of this thrilling local telenovela, Cobra starts to feel like he has everything under control, but did he speak too soon? Elsewhere, the Dikanas celebrate a joyous occasion, while the community of Refilwe fights to be heard.

The Pembrokeshire Murders

December 9, 2021

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

Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins (Luke Evans) and his colleagues reveal how Pembrokeshire's most notorious cold cases, the Coastal Path Murders, were reinvestigated and solved thanks to technological advances, and the long arm of the law finally reached the serial killer, John Cooper (Keith Allen).