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Black History Matters

An afternoon of enlightening documentaries featuring untold stories and highlighting the history of African Americans.

  • Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America
  • 1960: The Year that Changed America
  • The Mystery of the 364th
  • Honour Deferred
  • Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution
  • The Time is Now: Race and Resolution
  • A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day

Sunday 28 June on History Channel (DStv 186) at 14:15

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Dynasties: The Families that Changed the World

Delve into the inner workings of the wold’s most powerful and intriguing families. We investigate all the drama in their lives from coronations and threats of assassinations, to coups and abdications. All the near misses will leave you wondering how these imperial dynasties have survived it all?

Monday 29 June on Curiosity Stream (DStv 185) at 21:00

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Murder Comes Home S1

This ominous new series unravels powerful mysteries in a very bizarre way. It pairs actual CSI crime scene videos alongside the home videos of the same victim to piece together an undiscovered story. This week we meet Sue Weaver – a woman dreamed of her own little quiet piece of paradise, but her dreams go up in smoke when a sinister guest comes knocking on August 27, 2001.

Wednesday 1 July on Investigation Discovery (DStv 171) at 21:50

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Natalie Wood *First on Showmax*

While there are still many unanswered questions about the actress's death, this documentary focuses on the short life she lived. It includes unseen home movies, photographs, letters and interviews with her friends and family. 
Monday 29 June on Showmax

All on the Line S1

Fishermen risk everything to bring home a monster payday in the iconic fishing town of Gloucester, Massachusetts. In a bid to keep their family businesses afloat, two fishing boats band together in their hunt for giant bluefin tuna in the rough North Atlantic seas.

Thursday 2 July on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) at 20:00

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