Britain’s best brought straight to your screen

Brew a pot of tea and settle in with a box of biscuits as DStv adds more best of British programming to its schedule.

Earlier this year, The MultiChoice Group announced that the M-Net (DStv 101) and M-Net City (DStv 115) would be expanding their must-see entertainment slate with some of Britain’s best viewing. This means brand-new seasons of your favourite shows can now be viewed on DStv Premium’s flagship channel, while long-running soapies Emmerdale and Coronation Street move to M-Net City for extended drama.

And we’re not done yet! Take a peek below at the exciting, all-new British entertainment coming soon to a screen near you.

And remember, you can watch these shows on the go by downloading the DStv app from the Google Play or Apple app stores. Or, watch on your laptop by visiting


The Third Day

A man and woman get stuck on a mysterious island in different seasons of the year, and discover that its inhabitants and the island itself are hiding secrets. Not necessarily secrets that they want outsiders to be aware of. Stars Jude Law (The Young Pope) and singer Florence Welch.

Starts 23 November on M-Net (DStv 101)


Gold Diggers S1

A 60-something prim and proper British mom angers her adult children, who she’s put first all their lives, by taking a lover their age. It’s not about the children though, it’s time for their mother to find happiness in life and actually put her happiness first. Look out for Julia Ormond (Howard’s End) and Ben Barnes (Westworld) as the mismatched lovers.

Starts 2 December on M-Net (DStv 101)


Baghdad Central S1

Elliot Colla’s novel of the same name is brought to life in 2003 Baghdad as the city is under US-coalition control. Retired police inspector Muhsin al-Khafaji (Waleed Zuaiter) launches a mission to find his missing daughter Sawsan (Leem Lubany) after she goes missing but his search is hampered by the military. To gain access to the prohibited Green Zone, Muhsin calls in a favour and starts working for the police again.

Starts 4 March 2021 on M-Net (DStv 101)

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Binge your British faves on Showmax

In addition to M-Net, the MultiChoice Group has further enhanced its British entertainment offering by including popular British titles on popular internet streaming service Showmax.

Already, the first two seasons of the epic, bloody and unexpectedly irreverent period fantasy Britannia, as well as the debut seasons of TrigonometryDas BootMiracle WorkersThe War of the WorldsGood Karma Hospital and Noughts and Crosses are available to stream first on Showmax.

Come 2021, Showmax will also add The Bay S1 and Baghdad Central S1 to its British offering. In The Bay, DS Lisa Armstrong (Morven Christie) is the mother of two children and working for (the fictional) West Lancashire Police Service as a Family Liaison Officer (FLO). Meanwhile it’s 2003 and Iraq is occupied by a US-led coalition in S1 of Baghdad Central, and Sawsan’s (Leem Lubany) daughter has gone missing. Muhsin al-Khafaji (Waleed Zuaiter), an ex-police inspector in the Iraqi Police Service, determines to find her.

DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact customers can enjoy these shows at discounted rates if they add Showmax to their DStv bill.

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More of the best on BBC

The BBC channels have always been popular with DStv customers, and top channels BBC Brit (DStv 120), BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) and BBC Earth (DStv 184) will continue to bring customers the very best in British entertainment. All your favourite soaps, drama, comedies and documentary series will continue to screen on these channels. These include:


The School That Tried to End Racism S1

Gritty and real, a school in Britain highlights a problem with society – unconscious racism – and how it is infecting the youth. In the two-episode special, viewers are given an inside look at how the teachers are not only educating the students on the world’s history with racism, but also why things they say are considered racist even though they don’t realise it.

Starts 13 October on BBC Earth (DStv 184)


Miss Scarlet and The Duke

This period drama follows Eliza Scarlet (Kate Phillips) as she takes over her late father’s detective agency. But since she’s living in Victorian England, she isn’t allowed to own and operate a business without a male business partner – like William “The Duke” Wellington (Stuart Martin).

Starts in November on BBC Brit (DStv 120)


Jamie: Keep Cooking & Carry On S1

Bubbly chef Jamie Oliver is giving lockdown a licking, and anyone stuck at home will get brand-new ideas for the kitchen. Everyday ingredients get whipped up into tasty treats including tomato risotto, minestrone soup, chicken curry and more as Jamie teaches you to cook from the comfort of your lounge.

Starts 19 October on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)


Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby

Chefs Giles Coren and Monica Galetti are traveling the world giving you ideas for your next international vacation. Their mission is simple: work at some of the planet’s best hotels, whether they’re famous and well-known, or hidden gems you’ve never heard about.

Starts 22 October on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)


Top Gear S29

The world’s most famous motoring show returns with all-new challenges, stunts and celebrities who’re sitting down with hosts Paddy McGuinness, Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff to talk about all-things cars. Plus, get first-hand accounts of Paddy crashing a Lamborghini, and Freddie hitting 300kph in a car from the ’90s.

Starts 5 November on BBC Brit (DStv 120)


South Africa with Gregg Wallace S1

MasterChef’s number-1 foodie Gregg Wallace comes to Mzansi to visit everywhere from the Kruger Park to Cape Town, Durban to Upington. And it’s not just for a holiday – he’s also going to be sampling local cuisine and learning new skills in the kitchen, Mzansi style.

Starts soon on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)


Agatha Christie combo

Your favourite murder mystery writer’s TV adaptations will be airing back-to-back on BBC Brit throughout December 2020, keeping you on the edge of your seat as the character investigate crime, murder and more in their sleep British villages.

December on BBC Brit (DStv 120)


You Are What You Wear

Style superstar Rylan Clark-Neal and his crew of stylists help Plain Janes and Average Joes revamp their wardrobes from hat to shoe, from underwear to outerwear.

Starts soon January on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)


Come Dine With Me SA S6

COVID-19 lockdown is over and it’s dinner party time with the much-loved reality show. Four new contestants every episode will try to out-wine, out-dine and out-entertain each other as they try to win the cash prize of R10 000.

Starts early 2021 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

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