What to watch on DStv Compact in June
22 May 2020
DStv Compact customers are in for a wild ride this June, as tons of entertaining series await you.
22 May 2020
DStv Compact customers are in for a wild ride this June, as tons of entertaining series await you.
Disney 11 S3
A gifted teen leaves home to attend a prestigious football academy where he discovers truths about his family's history and leads his team to beat fierce rivals. With Mariano González, Camila Agustina Palma, Federico Gurruchaga, Javier Eloy Bonanno, Guido Pennelli and Paulina Vetrano.
Monday 1 June on Disney XD (304) at 17:00
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?
Starts Tuesday 2 June on Universal TV (117) at 20:00
This documentary series shines a spotlight on the African Americans in the music and entertainment industry. Each episode focuses on one celebrity as they share the highs and lows of their careers. Celebs who have shared their stories on Being, include Grammy winner India Arie, Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), The Real co-host Loni Love, Grammy winner Brandy Norwood and gospel star Tasha Cobbs.
Wednesday 3 June on BET (129) at 22:50
Families of the Mafia
This reality show follows four families that have mafia ties as they try to embrace the legacy of organised crime or cut all ties. Karen Gravano embarks on a journey with her daughter to visit her father, Sammy The Bull Gravano, after his release from prison in Arizona. Jess Clare attempts to let Billy back into Taylor O’Toole and Joe O’Toole’s lives.
Wednesday 3 June on MTV (130) at 20:30
Deadliest Catch: Bloodline
Another spin-off in the Deadliest Catch franchise is Bloodline. Follow Josh Harris as he missions to discover his father Phil’s secret dream and pick up where he left off by using maps to follow his dad’s footsteps in Hawaii.
Monday 8 June on Discovery Channel (121) at 20:55
Kids Baking Championship S5
Let the young ones improve their baking skills while stuck indoors during lockdown with this fun baking show aimed at young and old. Hosts Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli oversee these 10 to 13 year olds showing off their pastry perfections.
Friday 19 June on Food Network (175) at 19:55
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
McDonald & Dodds
This captivating drama brings together two vastly different detectives, who work together to crack intriguing cases. Jason Watkins (W1A) stars as the quiet and unassuming Bath detective DS Dodds alongside Tala Gouveia (Cold Feet) in the role of the wildly ambitious DCI McDonald, a confident cop who has transferred from the mean streets of South London. The series features a host of guest stars including Robert Lindsay and Joanna Scanlan.
Stars Monday 29 June on BBC Brit (120) at 20:00
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
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
The Simpsons S21-S23
When it comes to dysfunctional families, the Simpsons take the cup, or rather, 30 Primetime Emmy Awards in its three decades long run. Yes, and that’s just the Emmys. This satiric animation sees Homer Simpson, an ordinary working-class father as he tries to head his family in the town of Springfield. This season, Homer is cast as the lead of a Hollywood production, but his weight fluctuations prove to be a problem. Family prankster and troublemaker Bart plays one of his pranks on his school-teacher Ms Krabappel, and when the teacher is fired for his mistake, he tries to make it up to her, without letting her know he’s behind the prank of course. Marge tries to spice things up in the bedroom with Homer after she gets her groove back, but Homer is too tired to accept her advances because he is overworked by his new boss, and Marge vows to sort things out because she does not take kindly to rejection, especially from Homer.
Monday 1 June on FOX (125) at 16:35
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
Grey's Anatomy S15
It’s arguably the mother of all medical dramas and we've seen the surgical interns at the Grey Sloane Memorial Hospital grow into their own, not without a shortage of personal turmoil dripping into their professional lives. It’s more than medical procedures that we’ve learned from Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr). From the rules and dynamics of friendships in the workplace, to how a mother deals with the sudden death of her husband and donating his organs, we’ve also been privy to how nurses are, in a way, the backbone of any hospital. On the 15th season of this Shonda Rhimes creation, the doctors are competing for a lucrative position and new doctors join the fray and of course, the lines between personal and work relationships get blurred.
Tuesday 9 June on FOX (125) at 20:45
Kagiso Lediga directs this coming-of-age drama about two young men, Lefa (played by Sibusiso Khwinana) and Papi (Tebatso Mashishi), who’ve just finished high school and are embarking on a journey to adulthood, hustling, evading drug lords and falling in love.
Friday 5 June on Mzansi Magic (161) at 22:00
Looking for Love
Buyi is a single woman living in Joburg and has pressure to find Mr Right before she turns 40. Her mother doesn’t let her forget that the clock is ticking for Buyi and when she meets a childhood friend, Buyi’s quest for love turns into a comedy of errors with one-night stands and squabbles with best friend Lindiwe (Phindiwe Gwala). With Trevor Gumbi and Celeste Ntuli.
Friday 12 June on Mzansi Magic (161) at 22:00
Megan is a housewife whose life is thrown into a tailspin when her husband is arrested for fraud and tax evasion. Then comes the repossessions of the house, the car and everything they own. And just when Megan thinks that it’s over for her, she realises that her life had to be stripped down to the bare minimum for her to regain her self-worth — thanks to her best friend and her love for cooking. With Renate Stuurman and Diaan Lawrenson.
Sunday 14 June on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00
Love Lives Here
All her life, Zinhle has lived according to a specific plan which she never deviates from. She’s a hardworking woman with traditional values, you’ll never see doing anything that is unbecoming of a lady. All that’s missing from her perfectly curated life is finding a man, getting married and popping out a child in her white picket fenced home.
Friday 19 June on Mzansi Magic (161) at 22:00
Frank and Fearless
This Gray Hofmeyr-directed comedy sees four people embarking on an ill-advised and hilarious quest from the bushveld to the city to kidnap the ambassador of a South-East Asian country to force them to stop the illegal rhino horn trade. Starring Kenneth Nkosi, Leon Schuster, Mary Twala and Khanyi Mbau.
Sunday 21 June on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00
This Showmax original horror tells the story of a group of friends who’ve just finished school and decide to let loose on a small coastal town to celebrate this new phase in their lives. What is supposed to be the best time of their lives for Sihle, Kyle, Roxy, Leon, Tamsyn and Neo turns into a night of horror as they are picked off one by one by the townsfolk.
Friday 26 June on Mzansi Magic (161) at 22:00
A talented singer deserts her Zulu culture and passion for maskandi music after being ridiculed by her peers that the genre is not “cool” enough. When her father passes away, she realises that her only way to find peace is going back to her maskandi roots and embracing the music that shaped her into the young woman she is. With Sibusiso Msimang and Thandeka Zulu.
Sunday 28 June on Mzansi Magic (161) at 20:00
Beach Flip S1
There’s nothing quite like an innovative home-improvement show giving us countless ideas of our own. Follow DIY experts David Bromstad, Nicole Curtis and Josh Temple as they host, judge and mentor four teams who compete to renovate rundown waterfront bungalows over eight weeks. Each team must manage a $40 000 budget to overhaul the two-bedroom, two-bathroom pads, with additional loot being made available during weekly challenges. To win the $50 000 cash prize, teams need to produce the highest increase in property value as determined by appraisers.
Thursday 18 June on HGTV (177) at 19:50
Bargain Mansions S1
Tamara Day (not the South African musician) learned about construction through her upbringing on her family’s farm in Kansas. Over the years, Tamara gained her renovation and building chops through the complete overhaul of a 5 000-squarefoot home and various other projects. In Bargain Mansions, Tamara buys and completely renovates neglected properties in Kansas.
Saturday 27 June on HGTV (177) at 19:50
Murder Comes Home S1
Calling all true crime lovers! Armchair detectives can tell you how they are able to solve crimes even before the end of an episode of a true crime show, and we bet with Murder Comes Home it will be no different. This series pairs actual CSI crime-scene video alongside real home video of the same victim, home and family to set up and unravel an intimate and emotionally powerful mystery.
Monday 29 June on Investigation Discovery (171) at 21:50
When the news of the prominent film producer’s history of assault on female stars broke around the world it 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 could this have gone on for so long? In this new series, Investigation Discovery uncovers for the first time previously unknown details behind today’s most heinous crimes, beginning with Weinstein’s systemic preying on Hollywood actresses.
Thursday 4 June on Investigation Discovery (171) at 21:50
In this gripping premiere of the fast-paced military legal drama, a soldier in Afghanistan murders his commanding officer and Capt. John Abraham and Capt. Maya Dobbins is assigned to the case.
Starts 30 June on M-Net City (115) at 18:20
A fast-paced legal drama that takes you deep into the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes ridiculous lives of prosecutors, judges and public defenders as they work with civil servants to fight for justice for the people of Los Angeles.
Starts 8 June on M-Net City (115) at 19:10
Noughts and Crosses
Based on the novel series of the same name, Noughts and Crosses is set in a dystopian parallel 21st century universe of Britain. Crosses are the name given to the superior race of darker skinned people, while white people are called noughts. There’s wide-spread segregation between noughts and crosses since centuries of African technological advancements and infrastructure superiority over Europeans resulted in the crosses enslaving the noughts.
Starts 30 June on M-Net City (115) at 21:40
God Friended Me S2
Miles Finer, an outspoken atheist podcaster, finds his life turned upside down when he receives a friend request from 'God' on social media. In the second season, he continues to unwittingly change the lives of those around him – for the good. His acceptance of the friend request leads him to cross paths with journalist Cara Bloom.
Starts 11 June on M-Net City (115) at 19:10
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
Kingdom of the Mummies S1
This brand-new series led by Dr Ramadan Hussein; a team of archaeologists unearthed a discovery of a lifetime: a fully intact burial complex buried deep beneath the sand. Watch as the team finds clues and answers to the ancient custom of mummification.
Friday 5 June on National Geographic (181) at 20:00
Gathering Storm S1
Years of abuse on the planet has led to countless disruptions in climate change like wild storms, raging fires and increased heating of the Earth’s water supply. Watch how we can predict storms, how to overcome them and how to stop them dead in their tracks.
Sunday 21 June on National Geographic (181) at 21:00
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
Shadows From the Past
In what seems as a Romeo and Juliet story follows two rival families living in the village of Santa Lucía, the Mendozas and the Alococers, who are involved in a whirlwind of passion, pain, and revenge. Severiano Mendoza and Candela Santana are a rich and powerful couple who live at the ranch, "Las Ánimas", along with their young son, Cristóbal. Roberta and Raymundo Alcocer have a daughter named Alonza. However, they do not enjoy the same luxuries as the Mendoza family, which causes frustration and resentment in Roberta as nothing is enough to fill the inferiority complex that follows her like a shadow.
Monday 1 June on FOX Life (126) at 17:30
Road to Destiny
Luisa Fernanda Pérez, a beautiful, 18-year-old student, has two passions: mastering the violin and gardening, a skill she inherited from her father, Pedro, the former groundskeeper of the wealthy Altamirano family's estate. A chance encounter with destiny alters her life when she is injured in a car accident caused by Luis (her biological father), a playboy lawyer. In the process, Luisa falls for his stepson, Carlos, the attractive, young doctor who treats her in hospital.
Monday 1 June on FOX Life (126) at 18:20
Secrets at the Hotel
A young man of humble origins travels to the Grand Hotel on the outskirts of the San Cristóbal Tlaxico village to visit his sister Cristina who works as the floor supervisor. There, Julio discovers that more than a month after being dismissed for allegedly stealing from the hotel, she has disappeared from everyone’s memory. He decides to stay on as a waiter to investigate her disappearance but does not expect the love, mystery, death and betrayal that follow.
Wednesday 3 June on FOX Life (126) at 20:45
Along Came Love
Along Came Love follows the beautiful Luciana who, after being deported, returns to the USA to reunite with the only family she has left: her mother and brother. After arriving at the vineyard where both have worked for many years, she meets David, the landowner and finds something unexpected: love.
Tuesday 9 June on FOX Life (126) at 20:45
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