The shows DStv Premium customers can enjoy this July
23 June 2020
DStv brings the heat this July with the hottest shows and movies only on Premium
23 June 2020
DStv brings the heat this July with the hottest shows and movies only on Premium
Matthew Rhys (The Americans) stars as Perry Mason in this remake of the 1933 original. In booming 1932 Los Angeles, a down-and-out defence attorney, Perry, takes on the case of a lifetime. His investigation into a sensational child kidnapping trial is a foreshadow of the major consequences for Mason, his client, and the city itself. The first episode will be available on Catch-up from 22 June to 6 July.
Tuesdays from 28 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 22:00
The series follows NYPD officer Amelia Sachs, who partners with disabled forensic expert Lincoln Rhyme in pursuit of the legendary serial killer, the Bone Collector. Sachs is an intuitive rookie who becomes Lincoln’s most trusted ally. Rhyme is a brilliant but hard-headed criminologist who suffers near-fatal injuries on the job. Much to his annoyance, he is only able to continue to solve cases remotely by relying on the help of others.
Wednesdays from 8 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 21:00
Based on the novel by Wally Lamb, this miniseries stars Mark Ruffalo as identical twin brothers (he plays both roles) who live completely different lives. In an effort to get his brother released from an asylum, Dominic Birdsey recounts his troubled relationship with Thomas and investigates their troubled family history.
Thursdays from 2 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 22:00
Special Agents G. Callen (Chris O’Donnel) and Sam Hanna (LL Cool J) were once kids raised on the wrong side of the tracks. Now, they are able to use their past experiences to help them rise through the ranks in Naval Criminal Investigation Service’s office of Special Projects. Together, they take on undercover work and hard-to-crack cases in a bid to make their native Los Angeles safer.
Tuesdays from 14 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 19:00
The series focuses on Sergeant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson (Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds). As a former marine and lifelong resident of Los Angeles, Hondo is the perfect person to lead a new Special Weapons and Tactics unit. Hondo feels deeply loyal to the city he was born and raised in. He works hard to protect not only to his brothers in blue, but also, the people they serve.
Tuesdays from 14 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:00
Special Agents Maggie Bell and Omar Adom “O.A.” Zidan are a part of the Federal Bureau of Investigations office in New York. With Zidan’s extensive undercover experience for the DEA and Bell’s commitment to the people she works with, they are an elite unit working hard to crack major cases.
Tuesdays from 14 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 21:00
Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) investigates a fatal car accident in Upstate New York and uncovers a much larger and disturbing case behind it. An old college friend visits a Dorchester couple and goes on a seemingly innocent drive with the husband. But things are not what they seem when it’s revealed that the 911 call was delayed. And the only witness lies about her connection to the deceased driver and the surviving passenger.
Wednesday from 22 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 22:00
A Danish action hostage thriller with English subtitles. A woman goes missing after she uncovers evidence of Danish soldiers being killed while fighting in Syria. Her disappearance adds fuel to this discovery, despite there being no official acknowledgement of their involvement.
Saturdays from 4 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 22:00
Fans of this drama series rejoice – the gang are all back for another thrilling season and their final year of high school! Last season saw Hermione arrested for Hyram’s death. Cheryl brought Jason’s body home. Betty and Jughead were greeted by someone they thought was dead. At the end of last season, we saw a flash-forward of Archie, Betty, and Veronica out in the woods. They were covered in blood and appeared to be burning Jughead’s beanie in a fire. They’re only words to each other were promising to never speak of that day to anyone – will we find out if this was just a nightmare or premonition of things to come?
Saturdays from 25 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 21:00
Fresh from the US, this historical drama is based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon. The fifth season is based on The Fiery Cross. This season focuses on the time travelling adventures of a 20th century doctor, Clair Randall, and her 18th Century Scottish Highlander husband, Jamie Fraser.
Saturdays from 25 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 22:00
A game show described as an “obstacle course for the mind,” it focuses on intelligence and mental agility. The show features contestants answering knowledge-based questions while being moved around by a large robot arm in the specially designed capsule that can rotate 360 degrees. The show is hosted by Rob Lowe.
Sundays from 26 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 17:00
A young boy, Adrien, is grieving over the loss of his father. His life takes a turn when he meets a down-on-his-luck clown who can perform incredible feats of magic. After a mishap in the words, Adrien realises that he can use the magical powers he learnt from the clown to get rescued. This is an inspiring story of finding the magic within to bring healing.
Saturday 4 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 15:15
Michael Kingley (Geoffrey Rush) starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain. The retired businessman begins to remember forgotten parts of his childhood. He is flooded with the memories surrounding the rescue and recovery of an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.
Saturday 11 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 15:15
Fresh off cinemas – a must-see animated family movie from Dreamworks (How to Train Your Dragon). Three teenagers encounter a young Yeti on the roof of an apartment building in Shanghai. The Yeti, aptly named Everest, needs to be reunited with his family. Yi, Jin, and Peng embark on an epic quest with the magical creature to the highest point on Earth. A wealthy man and a zoologist want to capture Everest and use him for their own benefits.
Saturday 18 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 15:15
Willy is separated from his parents when he is placed in a capsule after their spaceship is destroyed. He lands on a new planet filled with wild and unexplored dangers. Willy is able to navigate this foreign world with the help of a survival robot named Buck. Together, they need to stay safe while awaiting the arrival of a rescue mission.
Saturday 25 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 15:15
Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) must travel across solar systems on a dangerous mission to find out the truth about his father’s (Tommy Lee Jones) disappearance 30 years ago. The details of the failed expedition will help Roy understand a threat to the current universe. Be prepared for mind-bending secrets that will have you rethinking the place of humanity in the cosmos.
Sunday 5 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:05
A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. With Will Ferrell (Anchorman) as Sherlock and John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) as Watson, there are bound to be laughs galore as the duo set out to find the culprit behind a threat at Buckingham Palace.
Sunday 12 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:05
Inspired by the life of journalist, Sarfraz Manzoor, and his love of the works of Bruce Springsteen – a New Jersey singer known for his songs about the struggles of the working class American. A coming of age story based in England in 1987. We meet Javed, a teenager from an Asian family who learns to live his life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of The Boss.
Sunday 19 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:05
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven must leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, enchanted forest to try and save their kingdom. They set out to find the origin of Elsa’s powers so she can restore stability to the surrounding lands. Many magical musical numbers to keep you singing for weeks on end.
Sunday 26 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:05
Hosted by Fred Sirieix (First Dates) and Dr Zoe Williams (This Morning), this controversial show takes 20 unsuspecting diners to a “restaurant with a difference”. As the guests order decadent three-course meals from the a la carte menu, a second group of 25 volunteers are working out on a variety of machines for the duration of the meal. The goal is to see whether the volunteers can offset the entire calorie intake at the same time as the diners eating. The concept of the show is to find out if diners would order differently if they would know how many minutes of exercise their menu choices would take to work off. In the UK, this show has come with a trigger warning for anyone dealing with eating disorders.
Tuesdays from 14 July on BBC Earth (DStv 184) at 19:00
Ever wondered how your weekly braai impacts the environment? This fascinating documentary is hosted by wildlife host and animal biologist, Liz Bonnin. She aims to bring an understanding of the environmental impacts of the meat industry. Bonnin shows how meat consumption is linked to deforestation in the Amazon and the effects of cattle farming on the Earth’s precious resources. We will learn how interconnected everything is and explore the true impact of meat production on the planet. Bonnin also investigates meat alternatives and other options to satisfy carnivorous cravings. Her findings motivated her own elimination of red meat in her diet.
Tuesdays from 7 July on BBC Earth (DStv 184) at 19:00
Experience storms like never before. Through an extensive network – hundreds of cameras are embedded on boats, ships and oil platforms – you will get a unique view of the planet’s fiercest storms. Hear first-hand accounts of people who work at sea inside the major hurricane zones of the world. As the storm approaches and the clock ticks down, we are with the people who regularly witness the wildest weather from all angles.
Wednesdays from 15 July on National Geographic (DStv 181) at 21:00
Returning for another thrilling season, this series follows individuals as they find themselves caught on camera smuggling a wide range of illegal goods. Maybe it’s bad luck, stupidity or naivety – you will witness their foiled attempts at tricking customs officials as they delve into motivation for the trip all the way to the moment of arrest.
Mondays from 13 July on National Geographic (DStv 181) at 20:50
No, this isn’t a misprint – fresh off last week’s season finale comes the next season of this gripping comedy-drama spy thriller television series. With the titillating cat-and-mouse game still rooted at its core, the second season returns for an enthralling high stakes escapade with Eve, an M16 operative and Villanelle, the beautiful yet psychopathic assassin.
Wednesdays from 1 July on Fox HD (DStv 125) at 20:45
The prequel to “Breaking Bad” follows Jimmy McGill, now known as Saul Goodman, as he transforms into Walter White’s morally challenged lawyer as he sets up shop in a strip mall in New Mexico.
Wednesdays from 22 July on M-Net City (DStv 115) 21:40
The final season is here! Two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, have followed in their father’s footsteps as hunters of a different kind. They spend their days fighting evil supernatural beings, including monsters, demons and gods that roam the earth. With an infestation of ghosts on the loose, the Winchester brothers and Castiel reluctantly form an alliance with a demon. As always, things don’t go according to plan.
Fridays from 10 July on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 20:00
A devastating nuclear apocalypse wipes out almost all of life on Earth. In order to survive, thousands of people moved onto a space station orbiting Earth, known as the Ark. After 125 years of cryosleep, they wake up to find out that they are no longer orbiting Earth and have been brought to a new habitable world, Alpha. They discover a new society and new dangers as they try to set up a new civilization.
Saturdays from 11 July on M-Net City (DStv 115) at 20:50
A perfectly timed mini-series as America embarks on another presidential election in November. This is the story of the life of George Washington, the first president of the United States. But before his 1789 inauguration, what motivated the founding father to go from being a fatherless young soldier loyal to the crown to forging a new nation? And what prompts him to step down from his successful role? Tune in to see Washington’s rise to prominence, his years in office, and his life after the presidency.
Sundays from 5 July on History Channel (DStv 186) at 20:15
For the true bladed weapons historian; watch as every week four bladesmiths accept a unique challenge to forge historical edged weapons. This time, they must also compete against the judges – who are fire masters in their own right. They square off in three rounds of cutthroat competition that requires world-class skill and knowledge to avoid elimination. The champion takes home a title and $10 000.
Mondays from 20 July on History Channel (DStv 186) at 21:10
Alaska is home to the land of extremes. It has the highest peak in North America and the some of the coldest winters in the country. This makes it the perfect place for some of the world’s wildest adventures. Be ready for helicopter rides to Anchorage, 1,000-mile dogsled races, and class 5 rapids.
Saturdays from 4 July on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 19:00
Electricity has been one of nature’s most mysterious forces. For centuries, it was considered a magical, untamed power. As humanity learned to harness its properties, the modern world has become more and more reliant on it for everyday life. Follow the electrifying story of how we tamed this natural force to bring radical change to our world.
Mondays from 6 July on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 21:00
Enjoy two seasons back-to-back! Take a look at the real battle for kingdoms that will make television shows feel like a walk in the park. Centuries ago, the only way to gain power was to take it. We follow the battle for domination of Europe and the turbulent complexities of the struggle for power.
Fridays from 3 July on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 22:00
Another dynamic season following the gruesome and epic story of the rival dynasties that wrote the grand history of modern Europe. Adultery, murder, and kidnapping were all in a day’s work for these power-hungry families.
Fridays from 31 July on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 22:00
In August 1915, two officers of the French army are assigned an incredible secret mission: bring back 450 sled dogs from Alaska and Canada within a hundred days before the freshwater rivers freeze over. Find out how man’s best friend was instrumental in shaping the outcome of WW1.
Sundays from 19 July on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 20:00
Considered one of the deadliest natural phenomena on the planet because of their unpredictable nature, Tsunamis can arrive suddenly and with the power to wipe out an entire coastline. Because they build up energy below the Earth’s surface, they are hard to detect and prevent. We take a look at the ways that science is working to help predict them and ways how we can protect against this natural global threat.
Sundays from 26 July on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 20:00
In the era of a global pandemic, Trevor Noah has taken to hosting his show from his apartment in New York. But never fear, he keeps up with a strong line-up of superstar guests virtually. Viewers can expect extraordinary appearances from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Bill Gates, to basketball star Steph Curry. Thanks to Noah’s shortened commute, each episode has been lengthened to 45 minutes.
Weekdays from 7 July on Comedy Central at 22:30
The story continues for two floundering millennial siblings whose attempts at stardom are dashed when their 13-year-old brother becomes an overnight internet phenomenon. Season 2 promises to explore the story of their mom, Pat (played by Molly Shannon) and her own rise to fame. Created and written by SNL alums, Sara Schneider and Chris Kelly, this show will be definitely be a laugh a minute.
Saturdays from 11 July on Comedy Central at 22:30
Fridays from 10 July on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 19:00
Black Monday Season 2
Fresh from the US, this show follows the employees of second-tier Wall Street trading firm, The Jammer Group, in the year leading up to Black Monday (a day when international markets crashed in 1987). Don Cheadle plays Maurice Monroe, a veteran stockbroker who takes Blair Pfaff (Andrew Rannelis) under his wing. Other interesting characters include Blair’s co-workers Keith, who is secretly having an affair with a Broadway star, and Dawn Darcy, the only woman trader at the firm, at a time before political correctness was required in the workplace.
Mondays from 13 July on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 22:00
The spin-off of The Bachelor follows single men and women who want to find love with someone who shares a passion for music. The contestants form a connection while performing well-known songs together, for specific people. These relationships are deepened as the group live together and go on Bachelor-style dates that focus on the music.
Fridays from 24 July on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 20:30
A cooking show where Nataniël joins his brother Erik in Nantes, France, to explore cooking and the beautiful landscapes that Erik calls home. The show’s success can be attributed, in part, to the chemistry of the two brothers who live together in an old farmhouse. They spend their days touring different places in their small village and their nights are busy creating wonderful dishes in a make-shift kitchen.
Mondays from 6 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:00
Katryn van der Merwe and Estevan Dorfling from Limpopo have known each other since high school. They are the first couple who are tying the knot at the Amphitheatre at Legends Golf & Safari Lodge.
Mondays from 6 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 17:30
Die Ware Naarheid, a satirical news programme, is presented by comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout. He and his correspondents give viewers tongue-in-the-cheek updates on current affairs.
Mondays from 6 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:30
This series was filmed in Cradock. 13 years ago, kids went missing without a trace, then 13 years on, another kid suddenly disappears. This leaves the question – has the murderer ever been arrested?
Tuesdays from 14 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:00
A talk show that discusses the life of couples in relationships that other people may find weird or won’t necessarily understand. Liefde Sonder Grense shows that true love can conquer all!
Thursdays from 16 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:30
Ten marriageable farmers are each looking for a wife! This exciting reality series travels around the country to meet the farmers on their farms and to establish exactly what they are looking for in a life partner.
Sundays from 19 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:00
The team arrives in Mumbai for the start of the 3 month-long travel expedition. They explore the city for a couple of days, collect their Royal Enfield motorbikes and depart on their travels.
Sundays from 26 July on kykNET (DStv 144) at 20:00