Wonders of the world explored in this week’s factual line-up


From icons of rock to legends of the sea, explore more in DStv’s factual entertainment line-up this week.

This week, suit up and get ready to explore the depths of the oceans, the majesty of the land and the most iconic musicians of the globe.

History Channel (DStv channel 186) celebrates the month of May with its Icons of Music series. Each weekend, the channel will air a documentary looking at the life and times of legendary rockers – from the antics of Ozzy Osbourne and Mick Jagger to reggae king Bob Marley and even South Africa’s very own Johnny Clegg. The month kicks of with Paul McCartney: Wings of a Beatle, which takes an in-depth look at how the now-knighted Sir Paul went from playing small clubs in Liverpool, England, to sold-out stages across the globe.

Also on History ChannelHow the Nazis Lost The War is a different perspective of World War II – told through the lens of the Nazis. While Hitler and his generals were feared for their ruthlessness, this docu-series explores life inside the “War Machine” and how it slowly fell apart.

Lifetime (DStv channel 131) serves up dramatic true-life events of a different kind. In Green Eyed Killers, survivors and the families of victims recount the horrific stories of what happens when a jealous partner takes things too far.

As we head into May, Wildlife Wednesday on Curiosity Channel (DStv channel 185) brings us a new series, The Magic of the Wild. Each week, head into the national parks of North America, where scientists and rangers investigate how climate change is affecting the wildlife and the future of the natural world. From land to sea, People's Weather (DStv channel 180) heads into the depths of the ocean with Free Diving Diaries. Join free-dive champion Beth and cameraman Miles as they brave the unknown in Mozambique and the Maldives.

There’s even more adventure and history waiting with DStv’s stellar slate of factual features – all at the click of a button.

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Icons of Music

Take a trip down memory lane with History Channel (DStv channel 186) as they celebrate legendary musicians and their impacts on the world. Tune in each week for the stories behind stars such as Ozzy Osbourne, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Bob Marley and Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks. The Icons of Music campaign runs until June and will conclude with a special on South Africa’s own Johnny Clegg, whose fusion of rock and African rhythm united a nation.

Saturday, 1 May on History Channel (DStv channel 186) at 20:15

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Paul McCartney: Wings of a Beatle (Documentary)

Kicking off Icons of Music is Paul McCartney: Wings of a Beatle, which documents the life of Sir Paul McCartney and how he went from playing small clubs in Liverpool to the world stage. Not only was he part of one of the biggest groups in the music industry, but his solo work has also dominated the charts. Through all the glitz and glam of stardom, this music icon and legend also went through some extremely dark days.

Saturday, 1 May on History Channel (DStv channel 186) at 20:15

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How the Nazis Lost The War

The history of World War II is generally told through the eyes of the victors, but this docu-series takes a completely different approach. Told through the lens of the bumbling generals and an increasingly paranoid Führer, watch as Hitler’s “War Machine” unravels in its ruthless attempts to cut a swathe through Europe.

Sunday, 2 May on History Channel (DStv channel 186) at 20:15

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The Magic of the Wild

Wildlife Wednesday takes viewers on a journey through North America’s national parks. Each episode follows a year in the life of the scientists and rangers who have dedicated their lives to the preservation and exploration of how nature is threatened by climate change – and its ensuing effects on the wildlife. In Alaska, watch as glaciers melt while Florida’s protected species are being displaced by immigrant animals. And, in California, rare rodents suffer a frozen death as they are unable to sufficiently prepare for winter.

Wednesday, 5 May on Curiosity Channel (DStv channel 185) at 18:00

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Green Eyed Killers

This spine-tingling series follows the dramatic and true events of victims who come to extraordinary ends at the hands of their significant others. These killers take jealousy to a whole new level, with anything from simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time to innocently cultivating a friendly relationship leading to violent and horrific consequences.

Wednesday, 5 May on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) at 21:00

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Free Diving Diaries S1

Ever wanted to learn and explore more of the ocean? Freediving Diaries follows free-dive champion and the closest thing we’ll ever see to a mermaid Beth and cameraman Miles as they explore the wonderful mysteries below the depths. Join the daring duo as they head to the best dive sites in Mozambique and the Maldives.

Monday, 3 May on People's Weather (DStv channel 180) at 18:00

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