What to watch on DStv Premium in June


New month, new shows! DStv Premium customers can get ready for the best brand-new international series and documentaries right here. Take a look at our line-up and get ready for a month of quality entertainment.

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M-Net (101)

Council of Dads S1

Set in Savannah, Georgia, Tony and Joan based Council of Dads on bestselling author Bruce Feiler's 2010 memoir of the same name – an uplifting story that inspired families, globally, to rethink what matters most in their lives. It’s an emotional family tale of a seriously ill father who enlists the assistance of his friends and creates a group of substitute dads (the “council of dads”) to help take care of his family after his death. With their wisdom, humour and guidance, they become the voice of the deceased dad, teaching the kids how to live, love and follow their dreams.
Starts Thursday 28 May at 20:10


The Masked Singer S2

With Nick Cannon as the presenter, what has been called “the craziest show on television” is back for a second season. Sixteen American celebrities are hiding under the outrageous and extravagant outfits who all get a turn to sing as the panellists Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger try to guess who they might be? Who are hiding under the elaborate showpiece-costumes like Flamingo, Ice-Cream, Ladybug, Penguin, Thingamajig, Skeleton, Butterfly and all the others? This season the well-known masked competitors together have appeared in 140 films, got 69 Emmy nominations, 42 Grammy nominations, 31 Billboard number one singles, appeared in 22 Broadway shows, have 20 platinum records, 19 Emmy wins, 15 marriages, eight divorces, and seven Superbowl appearances.
Thursday 4 June on M-Net (101) at 19:00


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New Amsterdam S2

Re-join the doctors, medical caregivers, staff and administrators at New Amsterdam Medical Centre, the oldest public hospital in the United States suffering from crippling bureaucracy and a loss of vision about what patient care should really mean. The second season picks up three months after the end of the shocking first season finale which ended with a car accident. Through flashbacks, the whole aftermath of the incident becomes clear as Dr Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) rededicates himself to fix the hospital as medical director. This season the hospital will deal with further fascinating inner-city cases in every episode while Max has to cut the budget and the doctors try their utmost to save lives within a public health system that works against them at every turn.
Monday 1 June on M-Net (101) at 19:00


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The Block Australia S12

On weekdays in June you’ll get a daily fixer-upper fix with the 12th season of this home renovation reality series in which make it or break it Aussies Down Under compete to redo an entire “apartment block” – an old heritage-listed soap factory. This time five couples – including the first-ever female same sex couple in the show – rise to the challenge to redo rooms in a rundown Melbourne building, winning points and prizes as they go along and all hoping to be the big winners in the end selling their flipped new space for the highest price. Presenters Scott Cam and Shelley Craft as the challenge master are both back and Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darrem Palmer all return as the three judges.
Wednesday 3 June on M-Net (101) at 18:00


Homeland S8

This drama series, about the harrowing impact that working to secure America from foreign forces and terrorists has on the private and professional lives of intelligence officers, is building to an explosive close in the final 12 episodes. How will the story end for Carrie Mathinson (Claire Danes), the former CIA case officer, Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) who was her former boss and mentor and now the National Security Advisor, and Max (Maury Sterling) who is Carrie’s trusted associate? In this last season Saul has to help the new president to negotiate peace with the Taliban in Afghanistan while Carrie is still struggling to recover from her brutal treatment as a prisoner in Russia. Yet Saul wants her to go to Afghanistan. Can she cope? And if she goes, what might she uncover?
Thursday 11 June on M-Net (101) at 21:00


Dollface S1

Already renewed for a second season, this brand-new half-hour dramedy revolves around the web designer Jules Wiley (Kat Dennings) who rediscovers the importance of her female friendships after her long-time boyfriend dumps her. She starts to reinvest her time and energy in strengthening and rebuilding the friendships she had left behind. Kat’s friends include Madison, a PR expert; Stella, her other best friend from her college years; and Izzy, one of her co-workers at the Woöm wellness company they work for.
Friday 19 June on M-Net (101) at 22:00


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Curb Your Enthusiasm S10

Don’t laugh at Larry – oh wait, please do! Larry (Larry David playing a fictionalised version of himself) is back for the latest 10-episode 10th season of his satirical HBO series. In this season Larry is accused of sexual harassment by his assistant Alice after which he ends up making things worse and worse as he tries to take control of the situation, including an elevator mishap. Meanwhile Larry tries to open his own coffee shop. This season Larry dates a new woman and Ted Danson and Jon Hamm are just two of the celebs who drop by. You’ll laugh til you cry about an ongoing story as Larry increasingly gets upset when emergency people misuse their alarms to get coffee first. And yes, it will culminate with someone accidentally starting a fire after knocking over a self-heating mug – you simply have to see what happens next …
Friday 19 June on M-Net (101) at 22:30


The Conners S2

Working class families are going through a lot right now – you’ll feel a lot less alone and will feel comfort and relate as you watch The Conners, back for the second half of the second season. The extended family is banding together after the death of Roseanne. While life had never been easy, the Connors are struggling even more than ever in a way they never have before to put food on the table as they’re forced to get by on a modest household income. Dan falls behind on the mortgage and look out for a cameo appearance by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.
Saturday 20 June on M-Net (101) at 17:00


Years and Years S1

This terrific and unsettling 6-episode HBO drama series with Emma Thompson will have you staring in utter disbelief and follows an ordinary, extended British family with the story that starts in May 2019. From this time on there are time jumps as the story proceeds to show – and serve as a warning – of the possible future that awaits us all if we’re not careful with the way that politics, technology and society are all changing, intersecting with our lives and transforming not just our bodies but our very way of life. What happens when a Donald Trump-like figure rise to political power in Britain? How does an economic crisis, people made second class citizens and consumer technology that is advancing quicker than what we can adapt, influence and alter our lives?
Monday 22 June on M-Net (101) at 22:00


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Billions S5

What does more moola get you? More money problems, of course. Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) is back, and back in charge, at his venture capital firm Axe Capital but nothing is the same in the new 5th season about the ruthless money-makers and morally compromised justice warriors in New York. While Bobby and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) are now “friends” – the enemy of your enemy is your friend, right? – life has changed for both. Bobby is trying to take down new rivals while his protégé Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon) is … reluctantly … back working for him. Meanwhile Chuck navigates legal bureaucracy while he and his wife and soon-to-be ex-wife Wendy (who works for Bobby) will have to adjust to a “new normal”. Look out for new plotting, evil schemes and delicious, dastardly ways the crooks make their money and how Bobby gets upset since there are still things even he can’t buy – like when a rival instead of him lands the cover of Vanity Fair.
Tuesday 23 June on M-Net (101) at 22:00


Will & Grace S11

This is the final season of the comedy series and the third season of the revival with Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Karen (Megan Mullally) and Jack (Sean Hayes) all back for the final 18 episodes. Grace discovers that she is pregnant – the result of a one-night stand while on vacation in Italy – but who’s the baby daddy? She decides to raise the child with Will, who is also having a child through surrogate. If you’ve ever watched or love this series, you won’t want to miss the stunning conclusion of the characters’ journeys – you won’t believe how it all concludes and what happens to everyone in the end.
Saturday 27 June on M-Net (101).


M-Net City (115)

Tommy S1

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


BBC First (119)

The Pale Horse S1

Agatha Christie’s spooky classic stars Rufus Sewell as antiques dealer Mark Easterbrook, whose name is found on a mysterious list discovered in the shoe of a dead woman. When Mark starts an investigation into how and why his name came to be there, his search takes him – and famous mystery writer Ariadne Oliver – to the strange village of Much Deeping and a converted old inn called The Pale Horse, reputedly the home of a coven of witches. As the bodies pile up, can Mark find out why his name is on the list and what’s really happening?
Starts Sunday 7 June on BBC First (119) at 20:00


Van Der Valk S1

Marc Warren (Safe, Mad Dogs, Hustle) heads the cast of this new drama, written by Chris Murray based on the novels of Nicolas Freeling. Remaking the hit show that ran from 1972-1992, starring Barry Foster, follows streetwise Dutch detective Simon ‘Piet’ van der Valk in the city of Amsterdam as he investigates high-profile cases, featuring art, politics, addiction and the fashion industry. The characters in the police team are played by Maimie McCoy (The Three Musketeers), Luke Allen-Gale (Dominion), Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Jericho), Darrell D'Silva (Strike Back) and Emma Fielding (Les Misérables).
Starts Wednesday 24 June on BBC First (119) at 20:00


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Agatha Raisin S2

Agatha Raisin (Ashley Jensen) returns from Cyprus with a broken heart, a frizz from hell and in need of a renewing pick me up. The local ladies all deem Mr John a to-die-for wizard, so Agatha makes a beeline for the handsome Evesham hairdresser. And as well as sorting out her hair, it soon becomes clear the charming man also has designs on her heart.
Season 2 starts Friday 26 June on BBC First (119) at 20:00


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Riviera S2

Julia Stiles returns as American art curator Georgina Marjorie Clios as the second season of the popular drama begins. Struggling after the events at the end of the first season, Georgina sets her sights on getting away from the problems in her past … but a sinister message makes it clear that someone knows her secret. Juliet Stevenson (Atlantis), Poppy Delevingne (Genius), Jack Fox (Sanditon), Lena Olin (Alias) and Will Arnett (Arrested Development) are amongst the cast as Georgina does all she can to keep herself, and her family, safe.
Season 2 starts Sunday 28 June on BBC First (119) at 20:00


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BBC Brit (120)

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


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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


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Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over S1

Investigative reporter Stacey Dooley spends 72 hours in the company of some of Britain’s most extraordinary characters and families to find out what life is like in modern Britain. In this season, Stacey visits a wealthy family in their large manor house in the Warwickshire countryside to find out what life is like for landed gentry. Along the way, she challenges their views – and her own – on inherited wealth, privilege, hunting, and private education. Stacey also meets a young Mormon to find out what it’s like to grow up under the church’s strict parenting code.
Season 1 starts Tuesday 16 June on BBC Brit (120) at 22:15


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Louis Theroux: Beware of the Tiger

BBC Brit will be airing this 2011 documentary which sees Louis follow the self-proclaimed Tiger King, Joe Exotic. Louis visits the infamous GW Exotic Animal Park, a non-profit zoo and refuge which is home to some 1 400 animals in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Unsurprisingly the park’s owner, Joe Exotic, is just as flamboyant as he is in what we’ve seen in the news. He is a big-cat breeder and trader whose collection of 180 lions and tigers appears to be spiralling out of control.
Thursday 18 June on BBC Brit (120) at 20:00


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) who plays 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


Investigation Discovery (171)

Harvey Weinstein: ID Breaking Now

The news story broke around the world and 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 did this go on for so long? In the new series ID Breaking Now, Investigation Discovery uncovers, for the first time, unknown details behind today’s most heinous crimes, beginning with Weinstein.
Thursday 4 June on Investigation Discovery (171) at 21:50


FOX (125)

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 3 June on FOX (125) at 20:45


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BBC Lifestyle (174)

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


BBC Earth (184)

The Last Igloo

The igloo is thought to be one of the oldest human dwellings – a simple and elegant design that a skilled Inuit can build in a couple of hours. But the igloo will soon be lost forever. The arctic is warming at twice the rate of anywhere else on earth, while Greenland’s ice sheet is vanishing four times faster now than in 2003. This fascinating documentary follows a typical day in the life of an Inuit hunter in Greenland, as he travels across the arctic landscape with his dog sled, fishes through the sea ice, and finally builds an igloo.
Starts Monday 1 June on BBC Earth (184) at 20:00


7.7 Billion People and Counting

By 2050 there could be 10 billion people living on the planet. For Chris Packham, who’s dedicated his life to protecting the natural world, that may simply be too many people for the Earth to sustain. Travelling around the world in search of answers to difficult and controversial questions, Chris investigates what he believes may be the most important challenge of our time. Can we reduce the impact of our growing human population, and could humans ever choose not to reproduce, for the sake of the planet?
Tuesday 2 June on BBC Earth (184) at 20:00


Deadly Disasters S2

This incredible programme is a simultaneously mesmerising and terrifying journey into what Mother Nature can achieve. These disasters have struck Earth for millions of years, shaping the landscape and giving it the unique qualities, we know today. In Deadly Disasters, each episode focuses on one type of natural disaster and answers the questions: who, what, where, why and when? We look at the causes of some of the most shocking disasters to have ever struck, and the aftermath that leaves countries reeling, sometimes for decades.
Season 2 starts Thursday 4 June on BBC Earth (184) at 19:00


Animal Impossible

Tim Warwood and Adam Gendle risk life and limb to uncover the truth about animals in this eye-opening series. Do cats always land on their feet? Could a squid sink a ship? Is spider silk really stronger than steel? In a fresh take on natural history filmmaking, the intrepid pair quiz experts and conduct audacious stunts – including a nerve-wrecking swim with a great white shark – to get answers. But they find more than they expected ….
Starts Sunday 7 June on BBC Earth (184) at 16:00


Inside the Factory S5

The programme which marvels at the scale, skill and technology involved in making your favourite foods and goods returns for a fifth season. Gregg Wallace goes behind-the-scenes at some of the largest factories in Europe, while Cherry Healey investigates the science and innovation behind each product. Elsewhere, historian Ruth Goodman reveals how the products were invented and popularised. In this season, the team finds out how waxed jackets are made, and Gregg visits a mattress factory in Leeds.
Season 5 starts Wednesday 10 June on BBC Earth (184) at 19:00


Deadly 60 S4

Explorer Steve Backshall is back once again to get up close with lethal beauties and killer beasts in his mission to find the world’s deadliest animals. Join Steve as he meets fierce forest elephants in the wilds of Gabon, searches Bali for the elusive sunfish, and experiences the ferocity of the South African serval. With stunning footage and fascinating facts, this is a chance to come face to face with the natural world’s most fearsome creatures.
Season 4 starts Monday 22 June on BBC Earth (184) at 19:00


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