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For decades, DStv has walked many journeys with our customers. From unforgettable sporting triumphs to news headlines that impacted every part of our lives, DStv has served as the entertainment and information companion our customers looked for during those times.

Through these experiences, we have come to know our customers very well. We know what they enjoy, and what they’d like to see more of on their screens. For example, we know our customers love local entertainment – which is why we continue to invest in local originals while simultaneously enriching the lives of South African youth.

At the same time, we also know that many if our customers enjoy international entertainment, in particular, the appetite for British entertainment is uniquely high.

We would like to assure our customers that we are committed to bringing them the very best in British entertainment. The likes of BBC Brit and First will continue to be available on relevant packages if you’re looking for guaranteed British fun at any time of the day, while M-Net and Showmax also offer some amazing British entertainment.

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And, across the 100+ channels on DStv, we have British content just waiting to be discovered by our loyal customers. These include:

Drama & Comedy Series:


Shakespeare & Hathaway S3

Filmed in Stratford-upon-Avon, this series features comical mysteries and dodgy dealings, as Frank and Lu find themselves hunting down clues, solving crimes and fending off ruthless killers! 
Fridays on BBC First (DStv 119) at 20:00

Read more on the show here

Watch now on Catch Up

The Mallorca Files S1

The Mallorca Files centers around Detective Miranda Blake (Elen Rhys) – an introvert who is used to living by the rules – and her German counterpart Max Winter (Julian Looman), whose approach to policing is based on gut-instinct, with little interest in process.

Mondays on BBC Brit (DStv 119) at 20:00

Read more on the show here

Watch now on Catch Up

Death in Paradise S9

Detective Inspector Jack Mooney may have settled into life on the glorious Caribbean island of Saint Marie, but the murders keep coming. Joined by their new DS, Madeleine, the team solve some of the most confounding crimes they’ve ever seen.

Wednesdays on BBC First (119) at 20:00

White House Farm S1 – BBC First, 8th May – 12th June

Freddie Fox, Alexa Davies, Mark Addy and Stephen Graham are among the cast of this tense, six-part drama based on real events. It tells the story of a fateful night in August 1985 on which five members of the same family were found dead in an Essex Farmhouse.

Fridays on BBC First (119) at 21:00

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Liar S2

The second series of the twisting, award-nominated drama shows no sign of letting up on the tension. While Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd) might be gone, he's still capable of causing problems for Laura (Joanna Froggatt). Three weeks have passed since Andrew's disappearance, and Laura is relieved to hear Andrew has been found dead. However, when it becomes clear he was murdered, Laura finds herself in the path of DI Renton (Katherine Kelly) and DS Maxwell's (Jack Colgrave Hirst) investigation.

Tuesdays on BBC First (119) at 20:00

Watch now on Catch Up


Agatha Christie: The Pale Horse

Based loosely on the author’s tale, viewers follow the character of Mark Easterbrook as he attempts to discover how his name ended up on a list that was found in the shoe of a young woman who had died.

Sundays on BBC First (119) at 20:00

Van Der Valk

This Classic Brit detective series has gotten a remake. Martin’s former lover has been murdered. He’s the prime suspect and knows something. Van Der Valk will winkle out the truth.

Starts Wednesday 24 June on BBC First (119) at 20:00

Agatha Raisin S2

Agatha Raisin retires early to a picturesque village and soon finds a second career as an amateur detective investigating mischief, mayhem, and murder in her town.

S2 starts Friday 26 June on BBC First (119) at 20:00


Riviera S2

In this new season, Georgina is focused on trying to get away with murder as she fights to retain power within the Clios household, and her position at the top of the elusive art world.

Season 2 starts Sunday 28 June on BBC First (119) at 20:00

McDonald & Dodds

This captivating drama brings together two vastly different detectives, who work together to crack two intriguing cases. Jason Watkins (W1A) stars as the quiet and unassuming Bath detective DS Dodds alongside Tala Gouveia (Cold Feet) who plays the wildly ambitious DCI McDonald, a confident cop who has transferred from the mean streets of South London. Together the pair examine a greed-fueled murder in the upper echelons of Bath society, before investigating the unexplained death in a private hospital in episode two. McDonald & Dodds is created and written by DCI Banks lead writer Robert Murphy and features a host of guest stars including Robert Lindsay and Joanna Scanlan

Stars Monday 29 June on BBC Brit (120) at 20:00

British Series on M-Net and Showmax this year:


Noughts and Crosses S1

Set in a dangerous, alternate world where racism divides society, Noughts + Crosses follows two young people Sephy and Callum, who are divided by their colour but united by love. Look out for a multitude of African stars, shining bright alongside their British couterparts.

Read more on the show here

Watch now on Showmax

Years and Years

This six-part series follows the British Manchester-based Lyons family: Daniel is to marry Ralph, Stephen and Celeste worry about their kids, Rosie is looking for a new partner, and Edith is engaged in one humanitarian cause after another. Presiding over them all is Gran, the imperious Muriel. All their lives converge on one crucial night in 2019, and the story accelerates into the future, following the lives and loves of the Lyons over the next 15 years as Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances. Starring British TV and Movie royalty: Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear, Russell Tovey, Jessica Hynes

Starts Monday 22 June on M-Net (101) at 22:00

Project Blue Book

Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aiden Gillen - Game Thrones) is a brilliant but underappreciated college professor who is recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead an operation called Project Blue Book. He is joined by his partner, Air Force Capt. Michael Quinn (Michael Malarkey) as they investigate UFO sightings around the country. They use science to determine what really happened to cause the sighting, and some cases cannot be explained. In those instances, Hynek believes he's being duped by the government into a larger conspiracy that covers up the truth. It is set in the Cold War and atomic era, and each case blends UFO theories with authentic historical events.

Watch now on Showmax

Game, reality, lifestyle, variety and talk shows


The Graham Norton Show S27

In this, the 27th season of the British comedy chat show, presenter Graham Norton welcomes the biggest stars of film, TV and music for virtual chats, performances and comedy.

Read more on the show here

Easy Ways to Live Well

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Steph McGovern cut through the noise of the latest fads to reveal simple and surprising ideas that we can use in everyday life to dramatically improve our diet, our fitness and our health

Tuesdays on BBC Earth (DStv 184) at 19:00

Watch now on Catch Up

First Dates UK S5

In this fifth instalment, the dating show with a twist that takes advantage of modern forms of dating is back. Each episode documents several couples having dinner in a unique restaurant in which everyone is on a first date. Viewers see the daters from the moment they meet until the meal is over, sharing the highs of lows of each couple's date. At the end of each date, the couple talks candidly about the experience and answers the question everybody has: will the daters see each other again?

Wednesdays on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 22:00

Read more on the show here


Come Dine with me South Africa

Following the huge success of series four, BBC Brit’s critically acclaimed hit Come Dine With Me South Africa is back for a fifth season, featuring the wry observations of British voiceover legend Dave Lamb.

The successful SAFTA winning show follows the drama as, each episode, four strangers are wined, dined and entertained in each other’s homes in a bid to win the R10 000 cash prize.

Wednesdays on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00

Read more on the show here

Watch now on Catch Up

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show S5

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show is back on BBC Brit for a fifth series, from a new home, the world-famous London Palladium.

Presented in front of a live audience at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane. McIntyre brings his own comedy to the stage, as well as introducing celebrity guests, musicians and other fellow comedians to perform alongside him.

Sundays on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 19:00

Watch now on Catch Up

The Great British Bake-Off S10

Following the ever-popular format familiar to fans of the show, home bakers compete against each other in order to prove their baking skills and win the title of Britain's best amateur baker. This is by-far the friendliest cooking competition show you can watch, with some of the quickest and naughtiest one-liners, have a notebook on hand!

Mondays on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) at 20:00

Read more on the show here

Watch now on Catch Up

Love Island UK is available on Showmax, with S6 also scheduled to air on M-Net (DStv 101)

Read more on the show here

Watch now on Showmax



Stacey Dooley: Bounty Hunters

In this daring documentary, Stacey Dooley investigates bounty hunters in the USA as they hunt down fugitives who have skipped bail, bringing them back to face justice. On the outskirts of Denver Colorado, Stacey immerses herself in the world of a group of bounty hunters, led by husband and wife duo Scott and Lydia Gribble. They hunt down fugitives every day, locking up as many as eleven bail-dodgers a week. Stacey sees them force their way into properties, interrogate accomplices and taser and handcuff defendants who’ve gone on the run, so they can capture the fugitives and get paid for it.

Tuesdays on BBC Brit (120) at 22:15

Watch now on Catch Up

Stacey Dooley: ISIS Brides S1

In this emotional programme, Stacey Dooley travels to Kurdish-controlled northern Syria to visit the holding camps and meet western women who left their countries to join the so-called Islamic State. Some of the women are still fervent IS supporters, while others say they just want to come home and face whatever consequences the courts decide. For now, the Kurds who are in control of this part of Syria are also in control of these women and children. They are still fighting Russia and Assad’s forces to the south and say the western powers should not expect the Kurds to be prisoners on their behalf indefinitely.

Tuesdays on BBC Brit (120) at 22:15

Watch now on Catch Up

Joanna Lumley's Hidden Caribbean: Havana To Haiti

Joanna Lumley travels across two of the most enigmatic countries in the Caribbean, Cuba and Haiti, to explore, uncover and share the hidden gems that these countries have to offer.

Wednesdays on BBC Earth (DStv 184) at 19:00

Read more on the show here

Watch now on Catch Up

The Last Igloo – BBC Earth, 1st June

Documentary that follows a lone Inuit as he hunts, fishes and constructs an igloo, a way of life threatened by climate change. Documentary that follows a lone Inuit as he hunts, fishes and constructs an igloo.

Mondays on BBC Earth (DStv 184) at 20:00

Watch now on Catch Up

7.7 Billion People and Counting

Naturalist Chris Packham investigates the impact a growing human population is having on the planet, asking whether the earth can sustain predictions of ten billion people by 2050.

Tuesdays on BBC Earth (184) at 20:00

Stacey Dooley: Face to Face with Arms Dealers

Stacey Dooley meets an arms-dealing family in the USA who supply more than 100 countries with high-grade weapons. She gets a rare glimpse into this strange world - hanging out with the mother who sells all kinds of arms from grenade launchers to sniper rifles, and her son, who makes thousands of bullets for the weapons his mum sells. Stacey finds out which countries can and can't buy international arms and sees how deals are made in this secretive business, which kits out armies, law enforcement agencies, private security companies and individuals.

Tuesdays on BBC Brit (120) at 22:15

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