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What’s new on DStv Now in June 2019
The Great British Bake Off goes pro
Did someone say: soggy bottom? Ever wondered how good the home-cooks on GBBO really are, let’s see what happens to professionals when they have to deliver under the same pressure! The new season called The Great British Bake Off: The Professionals kicks off on 12 June. Pinkies up!
Someone tell gran to move book club to another night of the week. All the Chicago series are back, and airing one after the other on Tuesday nights, starting 25 June. Look out for new episodes of the latest seasons of Chicago Fire S7, Chicago PD S6 and Chicago Med S5.
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- The Village S1 – If you love This is Us, this brand-new, heart-warming drama, fresh from the US, will be right up your alley. It’s the story of a group of people living in a Brooklyn apartment complex called The Village. Together, they support each other through challenges, revel in happy times and tackle the real issues that sometimes make life seem impossible to deal with. The first episode sees nursing-home employee Sarah find out that her teen daughter is pregnant.
In the Dark S1 – Twenty-something Murphy is fed up with her life. She uses her blindness as armour to keep people at a distance, spending her days drinking, smoking and having one-night stands. The only person she can connect with is 17-year-old street kid Tyson. One night, she is convinced she finds him dead and sets out to find the culprit. The only thing is, no-one will believe her. Has she maybe got things wrong – or is there something more sinister going on? From the writer of ‘The Newsroom’.
Lokshin Bioskop: Ngithande
Duck Duck Goose (2018)
A Harvest Wedding (2017)
Little Loopers (2015)
The Loft House (2015)
Widowed S1 – Meet Ntombi Maseko, who took care of her bedridden husband for years until he succumbed to his long battle with cancer. Now she needs to find a way to continue with her life.
iZombie S5 – The fifth and final season of this series that’s been hailed for its fresh twist on the zombie genre sees Liv and Clive investigating a murder case with no body and no brain to eat. By the acclaimed creator of Veronica Mars.
Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle (2017)
Awkward Slow Learners (2015)
Killing Kryptonite With John Bevere
- Lane 1974 (2017) – Huffington Post called this the “must-see coming-of-age film of the year”. It’s the story of a 13-year-old girl growing up in the hippie culture of the 70s who is forced to take on adult responsibilities thanks to her mother’s irresponsible attitude to child-rearing. It is based on writer Clane Hayward’s own experiences and won the Grand Jury Prize for New American Cinema Competition at the Seattle International Film Festival.
Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) – When a cyber-attack reveals the identities of Britain’s undercover agents, the powers that be called on their most effective spy to solve the problem. “Effective” but clumsy and well, quite unorthodox, Johnny English comes out of retirement to save the secret service from a very skilled and determined hacker.
Suidooster (weekdays) – This week, there is some good news for the Gerbers when Stefan gets bail and a trial date. Bridgette is torn over her marriage and her future, but Ian is ready to fight for her.
Isithembiso – Tshepo must decide on being a Kunene. Zoleka questions her heart and Cheez gets closer to the ultimate prize.
Vikings S5B (now available to Compact subscribers)
Braxton Family Values S6 (Returns From Ep 17)
101 Dalmatian Street S1
Bug Juice: My Adventure At Camp S1
Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure S2
Peppa Pig S3 (Daily Double Bill)
Relatively Nat & Liv S1
Abby Hatcher S1
Sunny Day S1
Fear The Walking Dead S5a
Talking Dead S5a
Nate & Jeremiah By Design S3
Mr Magoo S1
Game Shakers S3
- Victoria S3 – The third season sees Victoria having to deal with a whole new crisis. The revolution in Europe has made its way to British shores, and the Chartist movement is threatening to overthrow the monarchy. She is going to have to deal with it, but she’s also heavily pregnant.
- Please Stand By (2017) – Dakota Fanning brings to life the character of Wendy Welcott, an autistic woman who’s determined to live a normal life and do it on her own. Wendy runs away from her caregiver to take on the big bad world of Hollywood. All she wants is to enter the Star Trek writing competition and come what may, that is exactly what she’ll do.
- Monsters Among Us – The Monster of Tholeni was a serial killer who terrorised the people of a quiet village near Butterworth in the Eastern Cape for three years. He killed more than 20 people, mostly woman and young girls before he was finally apprehended. But what was the real story behind this ruthless predator? This documentary delves deeper.
Active Measures – It sounded like a conspiracy theory, but as the evidence piled up, it became increasingly clear that Russian president Vladimir Putin held more sway on American soil – and in the White House – than anyone had realised. Savvy viewers will definitely want to consider the case presented in this 90-minute documentary that examines decades of evidence of corruption and propaganda, and which The Wrap says, “connects the dots with methodical precision”.
Die Spreeus – This episode sees an argument between neighbours become a police matter when a dog is found dead in the backyard. But there’s clearly something else at play here. The Spreeus decide to overnight in the house themselves, and the battle against a new creature threatens to destroy them.
Isithembiso – Palesa is deeply unsettled after she sees a new side to Lihle, while Ma Dolly continues to frustrate Kero over Vivian. Abednego is forced to apologise.
Unbreakable: Live To Tell
2036 Origin Unknown
Heyday Of The Insensitive Bastards
The 1960’s S1
Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After S4
Isithembiso – Cheez discovers the man behind the Titus smile. Vivian calls on Chunks to help her with her future mother-in-law, and Oscar gets Abednego all wound up again.
Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas S2
Mike Judge Presents: Tales From The Tour Bus S2 (Stripped)
Snapped: Killer Couples S6
Life On The Line Australia S1 (Double Bill)
Apollo 8: The Mission That Changed The World
- The Last Post S1 – Set in Aden, Yemen, in 1965, this series revolves around the British Royal Military Police who have been deployed there, along with their wives and families, to battle fierce insurgency. It’s a lonely, brutal environment that takes its toll on the expats living there. Heading the police department is Captain Joe Martin who arrives with his wife, Honor, to replace the outgoing and much-loved Captain Nick Page.
Harry & Meghan: The First Tour (Royal Season) – Just six months after their wedding, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex set off on their first royal tour together – a jam-packed 18-day South Pacific tour that included Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga. In this special documentary, ITV’s Royal Editor, Chris Ship, follows Harry and Meghan and takes an in-depth look at the issues highlighted by the tour that are close to the couple’s hearts, such as the Invictus Games in Sydney.
Isithembiso – Ma Dolly struggles to hide her anger at Vivian, while Nhlamulo’s passions go pear-shaped. Palesa gets a slap in the face.
Not a Diva – Shashi Naidoo join Thembisa to take on their mutual fear of small spaces. Will all the challenges for the season so far finally take their toll on Thembisa?
Heerlik Halaal S1 – With Eid approaching, Muslim viewers can take some wonderful tips from sisters Gadija and Mymoena who’ll show us interesting and original takes on traditional Halaal cooking.
Killer Couples S6 – Sometimes, passion can drive people to commit terrible criminal acts. Through re-enactments and gripping first-hand accounts, each episode of this dark series takes a deep dive into the stories behind the couples’ romance, how their relationship evolved once love turned to manipulation, and what ultimately drove them to commit the crime. The first episode focuses on Coty Young and Stephanie Molino, whose hostile living environment left two dead and an apartment in flames.
The Other Two S1
Married To Medicine: La S1
The Durrells S4
Dr. Pimple Popper: The Poppy Bowl S1
Hair Brained (2013) – Coming-of-age quirky dramedy. A 13-year-old oddball child prodigy is rejected from Harvard and forced to go to an alternative college, where he gets more than formal education.
Last Man Standing S7 (Returns)
The First Purge
Heerlik Halaal S1
The Bounce Back
- Blackkklansman (2018)
- The Voice Kids – McFly superstar Danny Jones and pop princess Pixie Lott join Voice veteran will.i.am as the three coaches begin their search for a singing star of the future.
Date My Family S7 – 33-year-old Tax Consultant, Mpendulo Makhatini, is shy and he struggles to approach women. He is looking for a God-fearing lady with an “African physique”.
Our Perfect Wedding S9 – Documents the preparations of couples as they attempt to pull off the perfect wedding. It digs into the nuances and details that go into place prior to and during a beautiful wedding.
Braven (2018) – Jason Momoa does everything in his power to defend the ones he loves in this action film. A logger fights to protect his family from a dangerous group of drug runners.
Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal – Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle embark on their pivotal first year of marriage.
iFeel (2017) – A young man in search of true happiness embarks on a breathtaking journey of self-discovery in the modern world.
- Big Little Lies S2 – The Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning dramedy returns for a second season of malicious lies, resilient friendships, fragile marriages and the aftermath of a life-altering event.
- Handmaid’s Tale S3 – In the season three premiere of this acclaimed dystopian drama, Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision.
- The Coroner S1 (also available to Compact Plus, Compact and Family subscribers) – A newly appointed, recently widowed coroner investigates a string of mysterious deaths in Toronto.
iFeel (2016) – Ironically captured through the lens of his smartphone, iFeel centres on Daniel, an overworked, high-earning ad exec whose pursuit of happiness and stillness in our fast-paced modern world leads him to seek out the poignant perspective of nature and love. The movie won Best Feature Film at the 2017 Edge Independent Film Festival.
The Red Line S1 – After a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor, we follow three very different families that all have connections to the case. Queen Sugar creator Ava Duvernay is behind this moving, hopeful drama set against the backdrop of racial issues in the US.
Chappaquiddick (2017) – Conspiracy runs deep in this period drama that explores the involvement of Ted Kennedy in the fatal car crash of a young campaign strategist, and its effects on his future.
Binnelanders – A brand-new season of Binnelanders kicks off this week so prepare for drama, intrigue, heartache and countless moments of joy with our favourite characters. Trudie is avoiding Magnus and dodging Okkie and Ilse’s questions, René is caught off guard when a good friendship faces stormy waters. Bianca has strong opinions about Elana and Steve.
Getroud Met Rugby – Everyone has a big fright when Festus collapses and the cheerleaders receive a shocking cellphone message. At last, Blitz is able to admit to himself that he still has feelings for Julie, but the big question is – will he be able to do something about it?
Homeground S3 – Minnie Jones and Lungsta host this lifestyle show with a special focus on sport, bringing you all the top sporting highlights of the week, along with interviews with your favourite local celebs.
Binnelanders – In today’s episode, make sure to shine a light on the darkness that envelopes Elana Bester, because not everything is as it seems…
Die Spreeus – A reality show in a haunted house takes a nasty twist when one of the participants, Lea, claims that her life is being threatened. The Spreeus begrudgingly spend a night in the house. They discover that the threat is not only to Lea but to everyone inside.
Inside Incredible Machines S1 – Chad heads to North Carolina to dismantle a nearly 100-year-old coal power plant built in the 1920s.
Dead In A Week: Or Your Money Back
Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For A Queen Of Soul
Scrapyard Supercar S1
Kindred Hearts S1
- The Great British Bake-Off: The Professionals S1
- The Last Post S1 – Set in Aden, Yemen, in 1965, this series revolves around the British Royal Military Police who have been deployed there, along with their wives and families, to battle fierce insurgency. It’s a lonely, brutal environment that takes its toll on the expats living there. Heading the police department is Captain Joe Martin who arrives with his wife, Honor, to replace the outgoing and much-loved Captain Nick Page. Some of the BBC’s top actors star, including Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Jessie Buckley (War and Peace) and Ben Miles (The Crown).
- The Conners S1 – In the series premiere of this family comedy, a sudden turn of events forces the Conners to face the daily struggles of life in a way they never have before. This is the spin-off of Roseanne, without Roseanne Barr. If you enjoy American Housewife and The Kids Are Alright, then this is for you.
Papa Penny Ahee S3 – Shangaan disco king, Papa Penny Penny, takes us on a colourful journey with his reality show, as we get to know the legend’s family, life and music. Ahee, indeed!
- Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight Club S7
- My Haunted House S3
- Little Women (2017) – Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, it follows the lives of three sisters during the American civil war. In the first episode, the March sisters and their mother face a bleak Christmas: without presents and without their father.
Maak my Famous – The Top 8 pays tribute to classic Afrikaans songs and once again, the audience must decide who goes home. With a special performance from Jack Parow.
Pioneer Woman S20 (Double Bill)
I’d Like To Be Alone Now
Kids Behind Bars: Life Or Parole S1
The Darkest Minds
Growing Up Smith
Death Of A Cheerleader
Grizzy And The Lemmings S2
Might Mike S1
- Music Icons: Freddy Mercury
- Prince: Kiss The Rain
Life of the Party (2018)
The First Purge (2018)
Lokshin Bioskop: Ingonyuluko
Kitty Is Not A Cat S1
Agatha And The Truth Of Murder
Mickey And The Roadster Racers S2 – Chip And Dale’s Nutty Tales
Cousins For Life S1
Die Spreeus – When the producers of the reality show announce that the participants are to have a séance, doors are opened that should perhaps have remained closed. Bas and Beatrice do their best to protect the participants, while a fearsome army of ghosts claims their revenge.
In Like Flynn
Hangar 1: The Ufo Files
Motown 60 – A Grammy Salute
D-day Sacrifice: Battle For Freedom
Praise: Together Conference
Lethal Weapon S3
90 Day Fiance: The Other Way S1
- This Time With Alan Partridge S1
Roswell New Mexico S1 (also available to Compact subscribers)
Black And Privileged
Africa With Ade Adepitan S1
The State Of The Nation Address
The Hollow Point
Lokshin Bioskop: Ifa Lethu
- MotherFatherSon S1
- R Kelly: The Impact (also available to Compact Plus subscribers)
- Ocean’s Eight (2018)
- Music Icons: David Bowie
Flirty Dancing S1
Goodbye Cassini – Hello Saturn
Mars: A Travellers Guide
Earth From Space S1
The Planets S1
Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles S1
Milo Murphy’s Law S2
Beat Bobby Flay S14
Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty S1
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
The Good Doctor S2
Yakka Dee S3
Disney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes S2
Kulfi- The Singing Star S1
2019 Bet Awards
- Chicago Fire S7
- Chicago PD S6
- Chicago Med S5
The Face Of Evil
The Great Food Truck Race S9
Bachelor In Paradise: Australia S1
Queen Sugar S4
Everything That Glitters
Michael Jackson: Remembering The King
The King Who Fooled Hitler
Her Majesty’s Cavalry S1
Project Runway S17
Rebecca Zahau: An ID Murder Mystery
I Can Only Imagine
Praise: TD Jakes
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Lokshin Bioskop: Bayajabula
- Elton John: Becoming Rocketman
Army Of One
Divide & Conquer: The Story Of Roger Ailes
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