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Sunday, January 23, 2022


(Scene from “The Intern” starring Robert de Niro)

Let’s get down to business, TV business.

It’s going to be a week for the books with the launch of the latest season of Big Brother Mzansi. Seven years have flown by, but the time has finally arrived to meet a new group of Housemates who’re daring to compete and live 24/7 under one roof under the watchful eye of Big Brother!

Tell Me Your Secrets is a hair-raising psychological thriller on Universal TV (DStv channel 117) in which a young woman goes into witness protection to get away from her serial killer ex-boyfriend, and don’t miss out on some South African flavour in a new season of Live at The Apollo.

The little ones are also in for a treat with the animation movie Swan Princess: A Royal Myztery, as well as the brand-new kids’ series Coach Me If You Can.

It’s a TV world full of possibilities on DStv. Here are some of the highlights:


Live at The Apollo

from Friday, January 21 at 20h35

Season 16 / Episode 1 / / BBC Brit (DStv channel 120)

Keep an eye out for South African comedian Loyiso Gola in one of this season’s episodes, on the UK’s biggest stand-up comedy stage. Find out what he thinks of urban foxes, among other things. Sophie Duker and Chris McCausland also treat the crowd to their freshest sets.


Big Brother Mzansi

from Sunday, January 23 at 18h00

Season 6 / Episode 1 / / Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) /

Big Brother Mzansi is back to keep you company for the first quarter of 2022. South Africans move into the new Big Brother House together as housemates. They’ll live, love and squabble together under Big Brother’s watchful eye with host Lawrence Maleka, while taking on challenges in exchange for privileges and supplies. Look out for the Big Brother episodes every Sunday on Mzansi Magic, from the Launch, to the Eviction Episodes and the Finale. Highlights episodes air on Saturdays at 21h30, and you can watch the daily show Tuesdays to Fridays at 21h30.


(Right: Lily Rabe stars in “Tell Me Your Secrets”)

Tell Me Your Secrets

from Monday, January 24 at 20h00

Season 1 / Episode 1 / / Universal TV (DStv channel 117) /

Emma Hall (Lily Rabe), a serial killer’s ex-girlfriend, goes into the witness protection programme in this thriller series. But Mary Barlow (Amy Brenneman), the mother of one of the killer’s supposed victims, is convinced that her daughter is still alive and that Emma knows where she’s been hidden.


The Intern

January 23 at 18h00

Movie / M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) at

This delightful film starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway shows that you’re never too old to learn new tricks. A man who’s tired of retirement becomes an intern for a fashion website.


Unknown Waters with Jeremy Wade

January 26 at 21h00

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

Zoologist and passionate angler Jeremy Wade explores Earth’s most remarkable and least understood rivers, lakes and seas. Along the way, he searches for the bull shark at the mouth of the Amazon River, the Atlantis salmon in Iceland, and the Nile Perch in Kenya.