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Sunday, January 30, 2022


(Above: Olivia Coleman & Sir Anthony Hopkins in “The Father”)

Janu-WORRY is finally over and it’s time to celebrate with the best TV entertainment your eyeballs can watch, only on DStv!

British crime drama The Responder with actor Martin Freeman takes a serious look at how a first responder deals with the horrors he sees daily while also trying to keep his personal life healthy.

Season 4 of the popular reality show Dloz’lami returns to Moja Love (DStv channel 157) with new participants who need spiritual guidance as they face their battles, and brand-new local series Teenage Pregnancy follows four South African teenagers as they go through life’s challenges and navigate their changing bodies while preparing for what motherhood will mean for their future.

Keeping it local, Showmax shows off with season 2 of its original series The Real Housewives of Durban and we meet three new wives joining the gang. And book your seat for some epic movies with The Father, Ruthless Renegade and We Broke Up.

(Right: Martin Freeman stars in “The Responder”)

The Responder

February 3, 22h30

Season 1 / Episode 1

Watch from / M-Net (DStv channel 101)

A captivating British crime drama starring Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins in the fantasy film trilogy The Hobbit, currently on Showmax). An embattled first responder tackles a series of night shifts in Liverpool while trying to keep his head above water personally and professionally.


The Real Housewives Of Durban

January 28

Season 2 / Episode 1 / Showmax

KZN’s sensational queens of the social scene return. Sorisha Naidoo, Nonkanyiso Conco, Annie Ludick and Nonku Williams are back with three new friends: Singer Londie London, Thobile Mseleku (yes, from polygamy reality series Uthando Nes’thembu) and artist Jojo Robinson.


If you’re a Premium customer, add Showmax to your subscription at no additional cost. Customers on other packages can enjoy it at a 50% discount if they add it to their bill.


The Father

January 30 - Movie / M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 21h05

Sir Anthony Hopkins won a Best Actor Oscar for his role in this poignant drama. An old man refuses all assistance from his daughter, begins to doubt his loved ones and his own mind. Also starring Olivia Coleman, Imogen Poots and Rufus Sewell.

Rescued Chimpanzees of The Congo With Jane Goodall

January 31 at 19h00

Season 1 / Episode 1 / BBC Earth (DStv channel 184)

This series, including footage filmed over the past 30 years, traces Jane Goodall’s efforts to create the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in Africa. Follow the staff’s stories as they rehabilitate several orphaned chimpanzees until they’re ready to be released into a wild environment.


The Oval

February 2 at 21h30

Season 3 / Episode 1 / BET (DStv channel 129)

Drama. Tyler Perry’s scandalous series on life inside the White House with philandering US President Hunter Franklin, ambitious First Lady Victoria, and the secret-keeping White House staff. This season, while Victoria and Hunter dodge an assassination attempt, their son, Jason, seems inspired by the event. And, a new First Family moves into the White House.


We Broke Up

February 3 at 21h30

Movie / TNT (DStv channel 137)

Brand-new TNT original movie about a long-time couple, Lori (Aya Cash) and Doug (William Jackson Harper), who end their relationship just days before Lori’s little sister Bea’s wedding. Rather than ruining everyone's fun, the couple decide to pretend that they're still together until the weekend is over.