What to watch on DStv Compact Plus in November 2020

Get your game face and your fame face on as DStv Compact Plus gets playful in a fun November line-up

November is exam time for some and pre-December run-around time for others. But when it’s all said and done, a well-deserved break and a little light-hearted fun is always the best reward.

The content available on DStv Compact Plus this November is here too offer customers exactly that, with a light-hearted monthly line-up full of new game shows, intriguing dramas, and so many local faces and shows help you to relax.

Starting the month’s highlights, one of our favourite comedies is back! Ilana and Abbi return with more ridiculousness in their final season of Broad City, like Ilana’s project to pioneer an outdoor workspace for New York’s smokers, and Abbi’s efforts to move up from being a sweater folder to becoming a window artist at overpriced (but secretly desirable) hipster homewares shop Anthropologie. There are invitations to exhibitions at the MOMA and an offer to become a hair model. But just as the BFFs find their feet in New York City, everything is set to change.

Broad City S5 Starts on Saturday, 14 November on Comedy Central (DStv 122) at 22:30

And here’s what else is coming your way…

They’ve got game (shows)

We need some silly fun, and thanks to Beer Adriaanse, comedian Kevin Hart and Hip Hop Squares contestants like Lamorne Morris, that’s what DStv Compact Plus viewers are getting in these shows…

Dramatic obsessions

If you’re looking to get out of your drama and into someone else’s, DStv has 3 new dramas for you to obsess over – and they’re getting rave reviews. Strip club drama sounds seedy but P-Valley is going to change that perception in its humanising story filled with intriguing personalities. US Historical drama Grant gives us presidents to cheer for, and new medical drama Transplant combines an immigrant tale with the intensity of hospital emergency room. Check it out!

Talented reality

What do chef Bertus Basson, comedian Lee Mack and Hip Hop royalty have in common? They’re getting real on DStv. Chef Bertus is looking for a new apprentice, Lee Mack is putting woodworkers through their paces in one of those relaxing UK talent shows, and the Growing Up Hip Hop kids are back with engagements, weddings and so many fights – if you like your reality with spice.

And don’t miss…

Love your life(style)

From cakes to cars, grandmas to grand celebrations, pure enjoyment is on the menu on DStv Compact Plus this November. Brand-new series Terugkeer sees South African celebs visiting their hometowns and throwing a party, Top Gear is going offroad and off script with some absurd fun, grannies are going to solve all our problems in Ouma Weet Mos, and The Wonderful World of Cakes has something tasty in store…

And don’t miss…

Have Faith S2

The Have Faith team meet with SA’s favourite social media stars, their families and their production teams to look at how they’re making their own success – and what it takes to keep up a constant presence on the socials without landing up cancelled.
Starts on Monday, 2 November on MTV (DStv 130) at 21:30

Help! I Wrecked My House S1

Home reno expert Jasmine Roth (Hidden Potential and Rock The Block) steps in to help homeowners whose DIY projects have gone horribly wrong, mangling their bathrooms, kitchen and bedrooms. Jasmine brings in an expert work team to help her turn disasters into dream designs. Even plumbing disasters can’t shake Jasmine!
Starts on Tuesday, 3 November on HGTV (DStv 177) at 20:35

Jou Tune S1

Monique Steyn hosts this in-studio musical talkshow and sings duets with her guests, watches their favourite Afrikaans music videos with them, and delves into their personal lives. Guests this season include former Idols star Willem Botha, David Johnson and Bianca Le Grange, and The Voice South Africa star Fatman.
Starts on Tuesday, 3 November on VIA (DStv 147) at 19:30

True-crime time

3 series are putting the No in November. Devil Among Us takes us inside investigations into some truly disturbing crimes and brazen criminals who thought they could get away with it, and Chaos In Court looks at what happens when emotionally charged cases get in front of a judge. But there’s also a celebration of the work and dedication that goes into solving a crime in How I Caught The Killer…

Quality documentaries

With the world still in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, National Geographic (DStv 181) is spotlighting the latest research in Virus Hunters on Wednesday, 25 November at 21:00.

National Geographic epidemiologist and ecologist Christopher Golden is hunting for patterns that lead to international health issues. He and ABC News foreign correspondent James Longman, who has been covering the COVID-19 pandemic intensively, will travel across continents to meet the scientists on the frontlines of the efforts to halt COVID-19, and those who’re in the field trying to stop the next pandemic before it starts – like wildlife rangers, virus gene trackers and even bat scientists.

And before this episode airs, viewers can see what has happened since the series was shot in Breakthrough: Virus Hunters Update on Wednesday, 18 November on National Geographic (DStv 182) at 21:00. Following up in December, there is a documentary investigating how viruses become epidemics and even pandemics: Going Viral: From Ebola To COVID-19, airing on Wednesday 2 December on National Geographic (DStv 181) at 21:00.

There’s so much more beautifully filmed edutainment coming for DStv Compact Plus viewers, from the return of wildlife photographer Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark project, to filmmaker Ron Howard’s celebration of hope and resilience in Rebuilding Paradise, and Tom Jennings’ definitive look at the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II…

Lifetime’s Wild Love November

November’s Lifetime (DStv 131) movies are all about that Wild Love – a love that’s sometimes deadly, sometimes delightful, but always surprising and overpowering. Movie fans can join Ayanda MVP for special watch-along movies throughout the month. New movies double bills are airing every Saturday and Sunday at 19:30 and 20:50, and there will be a movie marathon on Saturday 21 November from 11:45 to 19:20, before the movie of the month, Looking For Mr. Wonderful, sweeps you and Ayanda off your feet.

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Get your KIX fix!

KIX (DStv 114) is bringing viewers November fireworks with hot action and martial arts titles from China and the US. There are tales of honour and vengeance and… zombie zoo animals? Human organ hunters? Time-traveling gamblers? Well, there’s never a dull second on KIX.

Read more below for the fresh new titles you can catch on KIX (DStv 114) in November.


And something special

Filmmaker Steve McQueen (Shame and 12 Years a Slave) has spent the past 11 years creating Small Axe, a series of 5 films exploring life in London’s West Indian community from the 1960s to the 1980s. Together, the Small Axe films are an uplifting celebration of community, family, joy, music and food, and the stories represent a triumph over racism and British class issues. The film subjects range from celebrations of real-life political resistance and activism, to explorations of music and ordinary life.

“They’re linked, and the connective tissue is the Black British experience, the Black Indian experience. These are historical pieces that we need to come to light,” says Steve, whose father is from Grenada, while his mom came from Trinidad. The films’ stars include Letitia Wright and John Boyega, along with previously undiscovered talent.

Starts on Monday, 16 November on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:00

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