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Friday, February 18, 2022

DSTV HIGHLIGHTS FOR FEBRUARY 18 - 24


(Above: Call The Midwife)

This week on DStv is extra special because things kick off with the documentary series One Cup: A Thousand Stories on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184). Presented by actor Hugh Bonneville (the illustrious Earl of Grantham from Downton Abbey), the series follows his journey as he learns more about tea and its roots to China.

Local telenovelas Legacy and DiepCity are back with more juicy storylines and deadly betrayals.

And series lovers can get stuck into crime drama Gomorrah Season 5 and revival series Leverage Redemption on Universal TV (DStv channel 117).

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart starts his own car club in Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew over on Discovery (DStv channel 121), and there’s some epic Afrikaans content to look forward to with the movie Barakat, and reality series Boer Soek ’n Vrou and Wie Word ’n Miljoen├¬r?

Here are some of the highlights:.

 

One Cup: A Thousand Stories

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Watch from February 19 / BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) / 20h00

Tea came from China to conquer the world and influence cultures, beliefs and behaviours across the globe. Hugh Bonneville narrates as the series explores the landscapes where tea grows, from high mountains to wild coasts. See the women and men who grow, harvest, taste and sell tea around the world tell their stories.

 

Gomorrah

Season 5 / Episode 1 / Watch from February 19 / M-Net (DStv channel 101) / 21h30

It’s the final season of this Italian crime drama centred on the Savastano Camorra clan in Naples. The cops are looking for Genny, last seen hiding in a bunker, and Ciro is alive in Latvia. Genny and his only ally, Ponticelli crime boss ’O Maestrale, prepare to go to war.

 

Leverage: Redemption

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Watch from February 22 / Universal TV (DStv channel 117) / 20h00

Reformed criminals Sophie Devereaux (Gina Bellman), Eliot Spencer (Christian Kane) and Parker (Beth Riesgraf) reunite to take down the rich and powerful. And now they have the law on their side in the form of corporate lawyer Harry Sullivan (Noah Wyle) who’s eager to help them to take down a billionaire who’s profiting off the opioid crisis.

 

Barakat

Movie / kykNET (DStv channel 144) / February 19 at 20h00

An ageing matriarch aims to bring together her fractured, dysfunctional family over Eid-al-Fitr to break the news about her new romance. Starring Vinette Ebrahim, June van Merch and Joey Rasdien.

 (Left: Legadema, a special leopard)

Eye of The Leopard

Doccie / National Geographic Wild (DStv channel 182) / February 20 at 18h00

Jeremy Irons narrates this documentary by National Geographic filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert. They follow the adventures of one special leopard, Legadema, from when she’s just eight days old, on her journey to becoming a skilled huntress and a busy mother herself in the Mombo region of the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

Call The Midwife

Season 10 / Episode 1 / BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) / February 20 at 19h00

1966 brings changes for the midwives and nuns via the ongoing women’s rights movement. Trixie helps Sister Julienne to haul Nonnatus House out of a financial pickle, Dr. Turner treats a former soldier with radiation issues, Sister Monica Joan has a crisis of faith, and England win the World Cup!


(Right: Pierce Brosnan in “The Misfits”)

The Misfits

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

Heist action film directed by Renny Harlin. A band of modern-day Robin Hoods called The Misfits hire criminal mastermind Richard Pace (Pierce Brosnan) to help them steal a cache of gold bars hidden underneath a prison.