The shows DStv Compact Plus customers simply can’t miss in June
21 May 2020
DStv Compact Plus subscribers can fill the winter nights with these select shows handpicked for June.
21 May 2020
DStv Compact Plus subscribers can fill the winter nights with these select shows handpicked for June.
As the days become shorter and the nights become longer, DStv has rounded up some of the best shows and movies to keep you cosy in June.
Secret Lives of Cheerleaders (movie)
When Ava King starts at Kennedy High School, her ambitious mother pushes her to try out for the cheerleading squad. When she makes it, Ava becomes instant high school royalty. Katrina Smith, the most popular girl in school, wants to be her friend and Peter, who is on the football team, has eyes for her. But Ava soon realises being a cheerleader has its own rules of engagement when Katrina lays down the law on how cheerleaders “officially” join the squad.
Saturday 6 June on Lifetime (131) at 19:20
Identity Theft of a Cheerleader (movie)
In her final year of high school, Vicky realised she would never escape the bullies or live up to her mother’s expectations, so she dropped out. Now 31, Vicky has hit rock bottom. Desperate, she steals the identity of a senior high school cheerleader to redo her final year. After manipulating her way into the popular crowd, she ensures her cheerleading rival has an “accident” in order to land the title of Cheer-Captain. But someone suspects that Vicky is not all that she seems.
Saturday 13 June on Lifetime (131) at 19:20
The Perfect Cheerleader (movie)
When Cassie Talbot, 18, a shy but pretty dancer heads off to college, she’s focused on her studies and becoming a vet. When she joins the cheerleading squad, Cassie has it all, friends and a hot boyfriend. That’s until her deadbeat father disappears with her tuition money. When Cassie learns that the cheerleading squad has a dirty secret that might help her solve her money problems, she goes against everything she believes in to make a quick buck.
Saturday 20 June on Lifetime (131) at 19:30
Bride and Prejudice: Forbidden Love
Three couples want to get married but their families disapprove of their relationships. In this social experiment, Relationship expert Calvin Roberson will lead the couples and their families through an intensive four-week process to directly confront their issues. If their problems cannot be overcome, the couples will have to choose to get married without the approval of their families or go their separate ways.
Tuesday 23 June on Lifetime (131) at 21:00
Follow adventurer and survivalist Cliff Simon as he explores paranormal mysteries in some of the world’s most extreme and challenging environments. From the terrifying bat-winged “Jersey Devil” to the deadly “Night Marchers” of Hawaii, Cliff is determined to uncover the truth behind these nightmarish myths and legends. Along the way he consults scientists, shamans, historians and witnesses but bravely visits the sites of paranormal activity on his own.
Thursday 4 June on HISTORY (186) at 20:15
Vintage food expert Old Smokey and collector Josh Macuga embark on a quest to eat the oldest, most nostalgic and shocking foods to have survived the test of time. The hosts will find foods believed to have been “lost to the past” – buried in bunkers, rotting in root cellars, forgotten in fridges or collecting dust on shelves – in order to explore history through food.
Wednesday 17 June on HISTORY (186) at 20:15
Join E! Entertainment presenters Carissa Culiner, Justin Sylvester and Morgan Stewart as they discuss the top trending and most fascinating pop culture stories of the day. The talk show is the daytime destination for behind-the-scenes celebrity news and interviews. Pour yourself some tea and find out how Hollywood has been handling the new normal of quarantine.
Monday 1 June on E! Entertainment (126) at 14:30
In the quest for perfection, some people’s efforts to improve their appearance can leave them with surprising results. World-renowned plastic surgeons Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif continue to fix the unfixable, as they face challenges that include a dog bite that needs some TLC and a woman with three breasts who wants a perfect pair. Join Terry and Paul as the sixth season of correcting plastic surgery nightmares continues on E! this June.
Monday 8 June on E! Entertainment (126) at 20:00
This late-night talk series offers a candid breakdown of the most-talked-about entertainment news stories. The raw and unfiltered pop culture series delivers quick-witted, unexpected and relatable commentary centred around the biggest pop culture stories of the week. Morgan Stewart, Nina Parker and Hunter March are your hosts.
Monday 9 June on E! Entertainment (126) at 21:00
Total Bellas S5
As the fifth season of the reality series following WWE divas Brie and Nikki Bella comes to a close this month, the family takes centre stage as Nikki and Brie finally act on the need to reconnect with their father, and Brie and Bryan work hard to find compromise in their relationship. For Nikki, love is in the air when Artem proposes during a romantic getaway to Paris … and soon after the couple find out some life-changing news.
Sunday 14 June on E! Entertainment (126) at 20:00
The CFDA Awards: Ultimate Fashion Moments
Each June, the international fashion community honours the best and brightest in American design at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards. This year it has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. But viewers can still revel in all the flowing gowns and inspired designs when E! counts down the best fashion moments from the CFDA history books.
Wednesday 24 June on E! Entertainment (126) at 21:30
Face to Face
These hour-long doccies take a look at two well-known figures (like Mandela or De Klerk) and competitive products (like coke and Pepsi) to draw comparative portraits, seen through the prism of their rivalry. This June, learn about the dirty duels between the two beverage giants, the combat between two deadly weapons, the Kalashnikov and the M16 rifle and the battle between Boeing and Airbus.
Tuesday 2 June on CuriosityStream (185) at 20:00
Today in Africa
Travel to the river (Senegal), the desert (Mauritania), the forest (Gabon) and the savannah (Benin). This anthropological documentary series explores the origin, the nature and the survival of deep links between several populations in West Africa and their habitat. In each episode, meet the main characters who live here and are transmitters of their respective traditions when engaging with these landscapes.
Friday 5 June on CuriosityStream (185) at 19:00
Dynasties: The Families That Changed the World
Four eye-opening episodes investigate the inner workings of the world’s most powerful and intriguing families. These are the families that have ruled politics, entertainment and business, including the Trumps, Murdochs, Jacksons and Coppolas. From past to present, trace the inimitable dynasties from their sometimes humble origins all the way to their modern day successes.
Sunday 21 June on CuriosityStream (185) at 21:00
New Scotland Yard Files S1
Former New Scotland Yard detective Peter Bleksley presents this true crime series where current and former New Scotland Yard detectives open their files to tell the inside stories of how they caught some of the capital's most notorious killers. Each episode uses extensive archive material, evocative reconstructions and in-depth interviews taking viewers through the twists and turns of a murder investigation in extraordinary detail, revealing how police finally identified and caught the killer.
Sunday 14 June on CBS Justice (170) at 20:00
Young Sheldon S2
It isn’t easy being a nerdy genius in the state of Texas where church and football are king. Nevermind being the odd one out in a “normal” suburban family where your dad is the football coach and your mum is always trying to protect your “otherness”. This season Sheldon gets into all sorts of trouble when he takes appliance repairs into his own hands, has a bout of classmate jealousy and goes on his first sleepover.
Monday 15 June on Comedy Central (122) at 20:30
The Loud House S4
The animated series takes a narrative turn in the fourth season, following Ronnie (Ronalda) Anne Santiago as the main protagonist. Ronnie is one of Lincoln Loud’s best friends and the sister of Lori’s boyfriend, Bobby. Follow Ronnie and her Latino family as they find creative solutions to the ordinary and chaotic problems daily living.
Monday 29 June on Nickelodeon (305) at 14:30
LA's Finest S1
Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba star in the brand-new cop drama. Syd and Nancy are LAPD detectives who become a force to be reckoned with. In the series premiere, a young boy becomes the target of a powerful cartel. The duo must race against the clock to keep him safe. But when Syd's personal quest for justice threatens the operation, she and Nancy must decide whom they really serve and protect.
Monday 1 June on 1Magic (103) at 20:30
Growing Up Hip Hop S2
Atlanta has become the hub of the hip-hop genre and in this reality series, we see what life is like for a tight-knit crew of friends who are well-known in the hip-hop community or have family in the genre. Shad Moss, better known as Bow Wow, plans to take a hiatus from the music industry and plans on raising his child and spending more time with the family. His mentor Snoop Dogg also features alongside music producer Jermaine Dupri.
Tuesday 9 June on 1Magic (103) at 18:00
Life After Lockup S2
The spin-off from Love After Lockup returns and one person in each couple has just been released from prison. Watch as each couple works through parole restrictions and temptations. From marriage to divorce, babies, homes and following the rules, the stakes have never been higher in the fight to stay free … and stay together. According to Heavy.com season two promises plenty of drama, fights, shocking confessions and an emotional breakup.
Tuesday 9 June on 1Magic (103) at 19:00
Cherish the Day S1
The new romantic drama has been praised by IndieWire as “a sweet, sexy, realistic depiction of a modern romance, led by wonderfully natural performances”. The series chronicles the stirring relationship of one couple, with each episode spanning a single day. The story unfolds to reveal significant moments in their relationship, from the extraordinary to the everyday. Xosha Roquemore (The Mindy Project) stars as Gently James and Alano Miller (Underground) stars as Evan Fisher.
Tuesday 16 June on 1Magic (103) at 20:30
The Last O.G. S2
After 15 years in prison, Tray (Tracy Morgan), a former drug dealer, returns to Brooklyn for a fresh start but finds a lot has changed around him. In season two, Tray goes all in on his dreams of becoming a chef and his baby mama Shay (Tiffany Haddish) has an intriguing business venture of her own on the horizon. According to Salon.com, the comedy series, co-created by Jordan Peele, achieves the perfect balance of hilarity and real talk.
Wednesday 17 June on 1Magic (103) at 20:30
Set on the streets of New York City, a diverse group of young women navigate their lives through the male-dominated world of skateboarding. Follow the trials and tribulations of teen friendships, hook ups and territorial disputes. All the women who star in the six-part drama are real-life Manhattan skater chicks who first rose to fame in creator Crystal Moselle’s 2018 film Skate Kitchen.
Monday 22 June on 1Magic (103) at 21:30
Bob Loves Abishola S1
From award-winning creator, executive producer and writer Chuck Lorre comes a love story about a middle-aged businessman from Detroit who unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack and sets his sights on winning her over. Undaunted by Abishola's lack of initial interest or the vast differences in their backgrounds, Bob is determined to win Abishola's heart, in this comedic examination of immigrant life in America.
Thursday 25 June on 1Magic (103) at 19:00
The Neighbourhood S2
Max Greenfield (New Girl) stars alongside Cedric the Entertainer in a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest (Dave) moves his family to a black neighbourhood in Los Angeles. In season two, although the two neighbouring families have become closer, the dads still have a long way to go as Dave decides he wants to take on more of a leadership role in the community, much to Calvin’s dismay.
Thursday 25 June on 1Magic (103) at 19:30
This riveting local drama revolves around a law firm and the various cases that they tackle on an ongoing basis. But as they juggle their difficult work lives, the partners and associates also need to deal with their often-complicated personal lives too.
Tuesdays on kykNET (144) at 20:00
Huis Lelieveld S2
Actor and director Willie Esterhuizen’s latest comedy is about the daily shenanigans of a retirement home and now it’s back for its second season. Molly, played by Lizz Meiring from Molly en Wors and Ouboet en Wors, is no longer a dentist assistant – she is now matron of a retirement home. Viewers can look forward to old favourites such as Tannie Poppie played by Hélène Truter, as well as a few new actors.
Mondays on kykNET (144) at 20:00
Cas Oppie Kassie
Popular Afrikaans comedian Casper de Vries returns from a 10-year hiatus to bring us this brand-new comedy sketch show filled with new characters, as well as old ones. Expect appearances by familiar faces such as Arno Greeff, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Gugu Madlabane, Mila Guy, De Klerk Oelofse and Heidi Mollentze.
Mondays on kykNET (144) at 20:30
Die Republiek van Zoid Afrika
The incredible Karen Zoid brings her own special brand of humour, warmth and in-depth discussion to this lively, award-winning talk show, where she meets and chats to some of South Africa’s most interesting people.
Thursdays at 20:00 on kykNET (144) at 20:00
Amy Schumer Learns to Cook
Comedian and actress Amy Schumer and husband, chef Chris Fischer, are quarantined at home on Martha's Vineyard with their baby Gene. Filmed while in lockdown, the two prepare meals from their pantry. Amy admits she’s not great in the kitchen, but she can mix up a wicked cocktail! Tune in for movie night recipes, brunch inspiration and a barrel of laughs.
Monday 8 June on TLC (135) at 21:00
Donna Hay – Basics to Brilliance Kids S1
Cookbook author, Donna Hay embarks on the ultimate food adventure with a group of little cooks starring along the way. Donna takes simple recipes that kids adore and gives them her signature, healthy makeover. Each episode features a fun-filled kid’s adventure, from sleepovers and surf safaris to backyard cinema nights, as Donna introduces kids to the magical world of cooking with tasty meals and better-for-you-snacks.
Monday 8 June on The Home Channel (176) at 18:00
Unboxed with Nikki Chu S1
In this brand-new show, celebrity designer Nikki Chu helps homeowners transform their space from outdated and dysfunctional to beautiful and on point – in two days. In each episode, Nikki presents two mystery boxes, each box containing design elements that represent two different designs. The homeowners are then allowed to choose one box, and from its contents, Nikki will base all of her design decisions.
Tuesday 9 June on The Home Channel (176) at 19:30
Great Escapes with Colin and Justin S1
The series presented by international designers, Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, follows the two as they explore the North American wilderness to discover what lengths people will go to in order to create their perfect country retreat. Design and historical experts provide critical analysis on all the properties. From hidden island cabins, to log lodges and eco homes – they’ll examine the architectural significance of these Great Escapes.
Monday 22 June on The Home Channel (176) at 19:30
Everything can change in a heartbeat. This new Canadian drama series set in a busy Toronto hospital follows the lives of a group of young nurses on the medical frontlines as they struggle to not just help their patients but also each other. Can Grace (Tiera Skovbye) keep secrets from her past under wraps and what are Nazneen (Sandy Sidhu) and Wolf (Donald Maclean Jr.) hiding? Will the former college football star Keon (Jordan Johnson-Hinds) be able to handle the drastic career-change and is the adrenaline-junkie Ashley (Natasha Calis) too much for the hospital corridors?
Tuesday 2 June on Universal TV (117) at 20:00
Stacey Dooley: Face to Face with the 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 mom sells. While Stacey questions the morality of this unusual career choice, and worries about guns falling into the wrong hands, she discovers these arms dealers have their own code of honour and set of ethics.
Tuesday 2 June on BBC Brit (120) at 22:15
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show S5
Host Michael McIntyre is at the very top of his game in the fifth season of this hugely popular show, packed with wit, warmth, hilarious moments and big star names. Celebrity guests in this season include singing sensations such as Robbie Williams, Camila Cabello and Andrea Bocelli. The show is a delightful mix of chat, songs, comedy and audience interaction – an entertaining, family viewing treat.
Season 5 starts Sunday 7 June on BBC Brit (120) at 19:00
Stacey Dooley: Inside Spain’s Narco Wars
The Costa del Sol is now the most important drugs gateway to Europe. Vicious armed gangs are fighting turf wars to smuggle in hashish and cocaine from North and South America. They engage in extortion, money laundering, robbery and pimping, making this paradise destination a criminal playground. In her boldest documentary so far, Stacey Dooley is granted unprecedented access to the frontline investigative teams. But this isn’t just a look at those fighting the crime; it’s also a powerful portrayal of the innocent people caught up in it.
Tuesday 9 June on BBC Brit (120) at 22:15
Harvey Weinstein: ID Breaking Now
The news story broke around the world and created a movement that changed everything – the most culturally recognisable women’s rights movement of the decade. Hollywood’s worst kept secret was out. Many knew that Harvey Weinstein was a sexual predator, but when the entertainment tycoon was finally held accountable, the world was thinking: How did this go on for so long? In the new series ID Breaking Now, Investigation Discovery uncovers, for the first time, unknown details behind today’s most heinous crimes, beginning with Weinstein.
Thursday 4 June on Investigation Discovery (171) at 21:50
Killing Eve S1
Killing Eve stars Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice Award winner Sandra Oh, well known for her former leading role in Grey’s Anatomy, and Emmy and BAFTA winner Jodie Comer. Based on the novels by Luke Jennings and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who gave us comedy series Fleabag), Killing Eve centres on two distinctly different women. Eve (Sandra Oh) is a bored, whip-smart MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfil her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her.
Wednesday on 3 June on FOX (125) at 20:45
The Great British Bake Off S10
The iconic amateur baking show is back and there are few shows that get viewers’ mouths watering as much as The Great British Bake Off. The new season kicks off on the cake week challenge, including a retro classic technical and a showstopper birthday cake. Presented by Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.
Season 10 starts Monday 1 June on BBC Lifestyle (174) at 20:00
Come Dine with Me South Africa S6
Following the huge success of season five, Brit’s critically acclaimed hit Come Dine with Me South Africa is back for a sixth season, featuring the wry observations of voiceover legend Dave Lamb. The show follows the drama as, each episode, four strangers are wined, dined and entertained in each other’s homes with the hope of being crowned the ultimate host. Often the clash of different personalities has a dramatic and hilarious role to play in the outcome.
Season 6 starts Wednesday 3 June on BBC Lifestyle (174) at 20:00
First to M-Net City comes this brand-new American police procedural crime drama with Edie Falco as Abigail “Tommy” Thomas, a former NYPD captain who now becomes the first female police chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. Watch as Tommy battles the patriarchy, bureaucracy, prejudice, a bomb threat, human traffickers, disappearances and murder and even an LA wildfire.
Thursday 18 June on M-Net City (115) at 20:50
DC Legends of Tomorrow S5
The latest fifth season remains a M-Net City first series you can only see on this channel. More timequakes see the heroes travel to more time periods to set history and the timelines right. In 1947 they have a run-in with mobster Bugsy Siegel and there’s an adventure in 1973 in France involving Marie Antoinette’s dangerous perfume. In 1990 Genghis Khan attempts a comeback in Hong Kong of all places and must be stopped, while in 16th century England the Legends accidentally causes William Shakespeare to rewrite Romeo and Juliet. In an absolutely must-see episode, after they also visit the set of Supernatural earlier this season, the various members will end up trapped in different TV series from which they struggle to escape!
Saturday 20 June on M-Net City (115) at 21:40
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