7 compelling documentaries coming to DStv

Revealing celebrity investigations and discoveries into the unknown worlds of aliens and ancient mummies are just some of the highlights this week.

Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland

Based on the book written by the King of Pop's personal bodyguards, this film follows Michael Jackson's life in his final two years.

Watch it on Showmax

Ancient Aliens S12

Investigating the mysterious ruins of an advanced ancient civilisation buried beneath the ice, experts ask whether Antarctica could have served as a base of operations for a now-forgotten alien race.

Watch episodes on Fridays on HISTORY (186) at 18:25


Once one of the most successful movie creators in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein’s legacy was marred by accusations of sexual misconduct. This documentary features interviews from former colleagues and accusers and gives a fresh insight into the horror they were forced to endure. Directed by Ursula Macfarlane.

Saturday 7 September on M-Net (101) at 22:00

High Alert S2

Private security experts the Eblen brothers return for season two, and this time they bring their crime-fighting family business NightGuard to clean up the streets of Jozi.

Saturday 7 September on CBS Reality (132) at 20:20

Activate: The Global Citizen Movement

This six-part documentary series features celebrities like our very own Bonang Matheba as well as international stars Common and Usher in their advocacy campaigns to bring social change in the world’s most marginalised communities. Also features Priyanka Chopra, Pharrell Williams, Hugh Jackman, Gayle King and Uzo Aduba.

Sundays on National Geographic (181) at 20:00

Expedition Unknown S6

Josh Gates returns for the sixth season of his popular globe-trotting adventure mystery series. Travelling to far-flung and isolated locations ranging from the Andes in South America to the Scottish Highlands, he sheds light on unsolved mysteries, buried treasure and all manner of puzzles. In this week’s episode, he goes tomb-hunting in Egypt in search of the story behind a 3,000-year-old unidentified mummy.

Wednesdays on Discovery Channel (121) at 20:00

Impact of Murder S1

Those affected by a senseless crime get the chance to speak out in court and tell their stories in their own words. This way, viewers get to see the emotional damage and the perpetrator sees the significance of the life that was taken.

Watch on Thursdays on Investigation Discovery (171) at 21:00

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