Learn more about your favourite icons on DStv this week


From iconic stars to iconic places, explore all the world has to offer with this week’s line-up of factual entertainment on DStv.

It’s all about the iconic wonders of the world on DStv this week.

On History Channel (DStv channel 186), docu-series Icons of Music explores the before and after of some of the most iconic names in music. This week, fans of reggae can enjoy the smooth sounds of Bob Marley – as well as witness the life of the 20th-century’s most charismatic performers.

Over on Comedy Central (DStv channel 122), we’re celebrating icons of a different ilk: the funny men and women of the silver screen – and their moms. Tune in for comedy clips and interviews with stars such as Akwafina, Jimmy Carr, Rachel Feinstein, and more. National Geographic Wild (DStv channel 182) also celebrates women this month – that is, the incredible women of the wild. Every Friday throughout May, the channel will spotlight amazing female veterinarians, biologists, explorers, and conservationists in Women of Wild.

From iconic figures to iconic moments, National Geographic (DStv channel 181) and Discovery Family (DStv channel 136) take us on a journey to historical moments in Top 100 Weather Events and Lost Cities: The Flood, respectively. In the former, count down to memorable weather moments beginning with an unusual occurrence of a thunder-snow while the latter sees film producer Dr Albert Lin trek across the globe in search of stories from the Great Flood.

And for another icon – the island nation of Britain – BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) sees actor and presenter Joanna Lumley take us on a whirlwind tour of her home away from home in Joanna Lumley’s Britain.

Even more iconic moments await with DStv’s slate of incredible factual features.

Bob Marley: Roots of a Man (Documentary)

History Channel’s newest docu-series Icons of Music explores the before and after of some of the most iconic names in music, with this week dedicated to reggae legend Bob Marley. As a musician, he transcended race, class and economics with his songs containing messages of universal quality. Regarded as a cultural icon who implored his people to know their history, Roots of a Man explores the life of one of the 20th-century’s most charismatic and challenging performers.

Saturday, 8 May on History Channel (DStv channel 186) at 20:15

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Joanna Lumley's Britain S1

Actor and presenter Joanna Lumley takes viewers on a journey through the United Kingdom, inspired by her own life history. Born in India and spending her early years in Malaysia, Britain became Lumley’s home away from home. Join her as she meets new people, retraces her steps and uncovers the wonders of the UK.

Friday, 7 May on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19:00

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Top 100 Weather Events

The countdown of memorable weather events begins with the unusual occurrence of thunder-snow, the Hindenburg disaster and the Russian winter of 1941.

Wednesday, 12 May on Discovery Family (DStv channel 136) at 18:30

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Lost Cities: The Flood

Join film producer, Dr Albert Lin, on a global adventure. This Sunday, he’ll roam the earth – from the depths of the icy Black Sea to the heights of the Peruvian Andes – in search of the origins of the Great Flood.

Sunday, 9 May on National Geographic (DStv channel 181) at 21:00

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Call Your Mother (Documentary)

Comedy Central invites you to Call Your Mother in a documentary that provides a hilarious ode to moms with comedians Awkwafina, Jimmy Carr, Roy Wood Jr, and more. Tune in to this fascinating look at how the relationships between some of Hollywood’s funniest stars and their moms shaped their craft.

Sunday, 9 May on Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) at 22:30

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Women of Wild

Every Friday throughout May, learn about iconic female figures who are dedicated to curing, protecting and studying species from different parts of the world. From Jane Goodall to Michelle Oakley, these vets, biologists, explorers and conservationists are passionate about the earth and its wildlife.

Friday, 7 May on National Geographic Wild (DStv channel 182) at 18:00

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