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Friday, January 14, 2022


(Above: Jeremy Clarkson presents “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”)

Dipped your toes in 2022 and not feeling ready for all of that yet? Shut the doors and enjoy some time in the dark with DStv.

Survivor is back with its 41st season, ensuring delightful Sunday evening viewing. This time, the contestants will only have 26 days to outwit, outplay and outlast each other for the ultimate title of Survivor and the $1 million prize (and yes, it’s still locked at a pre-tax million after 41 seasons).

Afrikaans viewers have epic Sunday night viewing to look forward to as Colonel Piet van der Bijl (Waldermar Schultz) and his team of investigators return for a 4th chilling season of Die Byl on kykNET (DStv channel 144).

And don’t miss a group of soccer players who are pushed to their limits when they get stranded in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash in the brand-new psychological thriller series Yellowjackets. Cannibalism and Christina Ricci, Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress and Juliette Lewis? Where’s the remote?

There’s also new episodes of the local true-crime series Strangers You Know, and a fantastic Sunday Night Blockbuster, Fatale, on M-Net.


Here are some of the highlights:


Watch from January 16 at 18h00

Season 41 / Episode 1 / M-Net (DStv channel 101) /

This season was filmed on Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands between April and May 2021. There’s a dangerous new game afoot, complete with a twist that’ll have people rethinking their voting strategy. Host Jeff Probst says, “Survivor 41 is like the monster in a horror movie, and if you’re a player, it’s coming for you.”



Watch from January 21 at 14h30

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

Four high school soccer teammates go through hell after a plane crash strands them in the Canadian wilderness for 19 months. While we see their teen selves descend into madness and cannibalism, we also see them as grown-ups in 2021. With Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci.


Felix & The Treasure of Morgaa

January 15 at 16h00

Movie / M-Net (DStv channel 101)

Animated adventure. 12-year-old Felix sets off to find his father, a fisherman who vanished at sea two years back. His journey takes him to the lair of megalomaniac Morgaa and her secret society who live in an underground city on Darkshadow Island.


The Wrong Cheer Captain

January 15 at 19h20

Movie / Lifetime (DStv channel 131) /

A young cheerleader named Kate (Alexis Samone) suspects that their squad’s new captain, Anna (Sofia Masson), got rid of her main rival… permanently. But when Anna realises that Kate might be onto her, she starts destroying Kate’s life. With Vivica A. Fox as Kate’s mom, Carol.



January 16 at 21h00

Movie / M-Net (DStv channel 101)

Oscar-winner Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy drive this gripping thriller in which a married man’s decision to have a one-night stand in Las Vegas comes back to bite him.


Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? With Jeremy Clarkson

January 19 at 20h00

Season 2 / Episode 1 / BBC Brit (DStv channel 120)

In this legendary quiz show, contestants have 15 trivia questions to answer on their way to a huge cash prize. This season, Fastest Finger First is back, and there’s a brand-new lifeline: Ask The Host. Honestly, would you dare?


Whitstable Pearl

January 20 at 20h00

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

Crime drama based on the novels by Julie Wassmer. Single mom Pearl Nolan (Kerry Godliman) starts running a detective agency from her restaurant. In her first case, Pearl comes up against tough London cop Mike McGuire (Howard Charles) as she investigates the murder of fisherman Vinnie Rowe.


Lie with Me

January 20 at 21h30

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

This crime thriller series centres on a British couple whose plans to make a fresh start in Australia, following one partner’s affair, are wrecked by their new nanny. When the wife, Anna, works out what’s going on, she decides to throw the nanny off course by revealing that her husband, Jake, is an abuser