A selection of the best shows on TV this week

2018-05-13 00:00

Cape Town - What's good on the box this week? City Press gives you the scoop on what to watch on TV this week.


Going in Style

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:05

Hollywood heavyweights Michael Caine, Alan Arkin and Morgan Freeman are desperate men in this heist film. Struggling financially, three old-timers decide to rob a bank.


Kevin Can Wait

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 16:15

On Christmas Eve, Kevin invites Vanessa to join the family and the pair reminisce about the past. This family comedy is co-created by and stars Kevin James.

Blowing up History

Channel: Discovery Science (DStv 121)

Time: 18:30


How were the most iconic and historic buildings of the ancient and medieval worlds built? This documentary series uses stunning “blow apart” CGI animation to reveal how buildings such as the soaring medieval cathedrals of Europe were constructed.

Gold Divers

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00


The summer mining season is in high gear in Alaska. Every ounce of gold someone else pulls up is an ounce that’s gone forever. So, when competition muscles in, miners must stand their ground or give up the gold.

James Patterson’s Murder is Forever

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv channel 171)

Time: 21:00


From best-selling author and master of suspense James Patterson comes this dramatic crime series. Each episode presents a unique murder mystery packed with suspense, and big twists and turns – and the most shocking thing of all is that they’re all 100% real.



Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

Matric exams come to an end, but the moment is bittersweet for Winnie and Thish as Nox and Londi aren’t there to celebrate with them.


Game Changers

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 19:10


This show tracks the journey to stardom of some of the most influential artists in the world. Get to know these women with remarkable talent through personal interviews, reality footage and interviews.

Demolition Man

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 21:00


Knocking down houses is only part of the incredible world of Australia’s doyen of demolition, Lawrie Voutier. This series follows Voutier and his demolition crew of misfits as they haggle their way to riches.

Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:00

In a dystopian future where society has collapsed and consumerism rules the world, a small band of rebels attempt to exert their free will. The producer of Outlander backs this science fiction fantasy.



Channel: Cartoon Network (DStv 301)

Time: 17:00

If your life is as colourful as confetti, as sweet as candyfloss and shimmers like glitter, then you’ll feel right at home in Unikingdom. Watch out for sparkle matter, colour bombs, fun and chaos as the endearing princess Unikitty seeks to rid the kingdom of all negativity.

A Night With My Ex

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 21:00

Breaking up with your partner is always difficult, but A Night With My Ex takes this to a whole new level … The show reunites exes for an entire night so that they can talk through their unresolved issues.


Being Bonang

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 19:30

It’s back for a second season! Being Bonang chronicles the glamorous life of Africa’s most sought-after entertainment personality, the winner of many awards, presenter and style icon Bonang Matheba.

Fast N’ Loud

Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 21:00 

No vehicle is too old and rusty to get back on the road for the Fast N’ Loud duo. They travel the back roads of Texas and through musty garages, swap shops and open fields in search of rare rides to revamp.

Harry and Meghan: A Very Modern Romance

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)

Time: 22:00

This explores the remarkable lives of actress Meghan Markle, a powerful women’s rights campaigner, and Prince Harry, who has broken out of the royal straitjacket without losing his royal dignity.


The Spotlight

Channel: e.tv (DStv 194)

Time: 10:00

Hosted by the effervescent Tanya Nefdt, The Spotlight will bring you the latest movie, theatre and arts news from South Africa and around the world.


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:00

A young woman is getting married and her adoptive father is delighted. However, when her biological father arrives, a battle between the two men begins. Starring Moses Fakude and Thembi Thabethe.


Channel: Discovery (DStv 121)

Time: 20:00


In 2010, General Motors closed Pontiac’s doors for good and it seemed like America’s most iconic muscle car, the Firebird Trans Am, was dead and would never come back. Plucky brothers Scott and Todd Warmack are obsessed with muscle cars and determined to bring the vision of a modern-day Trans Am to life.


Megharry get hitched 

Royal Wedding Live

Channel: ITV Choice (DStv 123)
Saturday, 10.30

We know quite a few people who will be glued to their TVs for this.

ITV will broadcast live, comprehensive coverage of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from a specially constructed studio on The Long Walk in Windsor. Coverage will start at 10.30am and run through to 4pm, and will be hosted by Julie Etchingham and Phillip Schofield, who will be joined by a range of guests including those who know Prince Harry and Meghan, as well as friends of the royal family.

Mary Nightingale will be positioned at Windsor Castle, spotting and interviewing guests as they arrive. She will be accompanied by a group of fashion experts and royalty commentators.


Answers are elusvie

13 Reasons Why

Available on Netflix SA

Season 2 picks up in the aftermath of Hannah’s death and as the characters’ complicated journeys towards healing and recovery begin.

Liberty High prepares to go on trial, but someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah’s death concealed. A series of ominous Polaroids lead Clay and his classmates to uncover a sickening secret and a conspiracy to cover it up.

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