What to watch on DStv Compact in April

It’s a medley of the best shows for your Compact package viewing this April with a mix of true life, Caribbean nights and some much-needed décor.


Date My Family S8

For those struggling to find love the conventional way, Date My Family comes to the rescue and helps singletons find love by sending them on dates with their potential partner's family. Can you really trust your family to help you to find love?

Starts on Sunday 29 March on Mzansi Magic (161) at 18:00


Our Perfect Wedding S10

Mzansi’s favourite reality dating show is back with a rollercoaster 10th season filled with everything we’ve come to love about the show. Every week we watch as one engaged couple take their exciting yet stressful journey to the altar. As with every wedding, couples compile a wishlist of sorts that need to be met in order for the wedding to be deemed a success by the bride and groom and then for the wedding to be declared a Perfect Wedding. There are laughs, tears and of course, great, big weddings.

Starts on Sunday 5 April on Mzansi Magic (161) at 19:00


Utatakho S8

Everyone remembers Nimrod Nkosi from the Saturday night lottery shows, but now this South African actor and presenter takes on a heartfelt role in this homegrown show. Utatakho follows the stories of men and women who are on the path to find their biological fathers, while also dealing with the joy and sometimes pain that comes with finding the truth to their genetic backgrounds. In this brand-new season, watch as brave South Africans face strangers who they now know as their fathers.

Starts on Tuesday 7 April on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00


Papa Penny Ahee S4

Affectionately known as the Shangaan disco king Penny Penny, Papa Penny is known to have Mzansi in stitches. Watch as Papa Penny hilariously navigate life as a musician, polygamist, a father of 17, community leader and son to his 90-year-old mother.

Starts on Tuesday 7 April on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00

Madam & Mercy S1

We loved them on the first season of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg, and now the mother and daughter duo will be serving us real drama and shade in their own reality show. Evodia Mogase, who prefers to be addressed as Madam and her daughter Mercy will be living it up for their fans and well, all the haters.

Starts on Wednesday 8 April on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00

Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK S1

We’re holding court in the United Kingdom with the Queen of Drag as this Emmy-winning series takes on a British spin. Brace yourself for all the luxuriously abundant wigs, garish corsets and fishnet stockings you can imagine.

Starts on Tuesday 21 April on BBC Brit (120) at 21:00


The Kamiyah Mobley Story

She was only eight hours old when newborn Kamiyah was taken from a Florida hospital by a woman impersonating a nurse. She was recovered 18 years later, and DNA testing revealed that she was not the biological daughter of Gloria Williams, the woman who abducted her. Kamiyah had been raised under the name Alexis Manigo. Lifetime has two shows dedicated to this sensational real-life saga that made national news headlines.

Beyond the Headlines: The Kamiyah Mobley Story on Saturday 11 April on Lifetime (131) at 18:25 followed by Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story at 19:20


Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Story

Jayme Closs was only 13 years old when she witnessed the gruesome murder of her parents in their home in Wisconsin, and as if that was not enough, she was abducted and spent 88 days in captivity. Famed survivor Elizabeth Smart hosts a roundtable of other survivors who share Jayme’s story.

Friday 3 April on Lifetime (131) at 21:20


Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story

Based on the harrowing tale of high school teacher Mary Stauffer, this film highlights the gruesome circumstances that Mary and her 8-year-old daughter Beth had to endure while held captive for 53 days.

Sunday 12 April on Lifetime (131) at 19:20


Louis Theroux festival

The award-winning journalist, documentary and filmmaker has had numerous programmes that tackle society’s most sensitive issues, from the criminal gangs in Lagos, Nigeria, neo-Nazis in America (is anyone surprised) to child psychiatry prisons in California and Florida. This month expect your weekly dose of real life with Surviving America’s Most Hated Family, Mothers on Edge, The Night in Question and Selling Sex.

Louis Theroux: Surviving America’s Most Hated Family on Tuesday 7 April on BBC Brit (120) at 22:15


Louis Theroux: Mothers on Edge on Tuesday 14 April on BBC Brit (120) at 22:15


Louis Theroux: The Night in Question on Tuesday 21 April on BBC Brit (120) at 22:15


Louis Theroux: Selling Sex on Tuesday 28 April on BBC Brit (120) at 22:15

Bahamas Life S1

All roads lead to the Caribbean where the rum never stops flowing in this reality show about home seekers who want to escape the city life for a more vacation-like lifestyle in the balmy Bahamas. You never know, you might just be Tyler Perry’s neighbour. The movie-making mogul has his own holiday home there.

Starts on Sunday 12 April HGTV (177) at 19:50


The Mallorca Files

This British feel-good police drama follows British policewoman, Miranda Blake and her German colleague, detective Max Winter as they fight lawlessness in the idyllic island of Mallorca.

Monday 20 April on BBC Brit (120) at 20:00

Murder Comes Home S1

Think CSI meets Criminal Minds; this true-crime drama pairs actual crime-scene footage with real home video of the same victim’s home and family life to portray an emotionally moving story full of mystery and intrigue. Narrated by Craig S. Wollman.

Starts on Monday 6 April on Investigation Discovery (171) at 21:50

Slayed or Shade S1

The Nigerian entertainment industry simply can’t be ignored – with singers including Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Yemi Alade and Niniola. This talk show, hosted by Samantha Walsh, looks at all the Nigerian pop culture, celebrity styles, fashion trends and of course, fashion faux pas.

Starts on Thursday 23 April on MTV (130) at 21:30


Just Roll With It S1

This scripted family comedy blends improvisational comedy in front of a live studio audience. Two fun-loving newlyweds and their preteen stepsiblings must blend their families and learn how to harmoniously live together. In a household of contrasting personalities, the Bennet-Blatts family are just trying to roll with it, trial and error style.

Starts on Monday 6 April on Disney Channel (303) at 17:25

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