Must-see shows on TV this week

2016-09-18 08:00

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

Sunday - 18 September

Hello World!

Channel: Animal Planet (DStv 183)

Time: 16:25

Looks at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today’s most celebrated musicians. Various artists’ music is used as a soundtrack for the stories of animals in the wild. This episode showcases the skills of maternal caregivers, such as mountain goats, using songs by Christina Aguilera.

Grand Designs Revisited

Channel: BBC Lifestyle  (DStv 174)

Time: 17:0

Kevin McCloud meets Clinton Dall from Sussex, a self-made businessman aiming to build one of the largest homes featured on the show.

Monday - 19 September


Channel: (DStv194)

Time: 21:30

After four successful seasons, award-winning drama series Umlilo comes to an end. As the show heads towards a thrilling finale, we see whether Thembi will finally get the revenge she craves. Or will she suffer more than ever for trying to take on polygamist Mnqobi?

World’s Deadliest Drivers

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)

Time: 20:00

Features some of the most hilarious, hazardous and downright outrageous footage caught by everyday drivers on streets across the globe.

The Cover

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 19:0Hosted by Scoop, this local four-part interview show will delve into the hidden secrets, stories and skeletons behind some of South Africa’s foremost celebrities.

Tuesday - 20 September

Tribes, Animals & Me

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)

Time: 19:30

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan travels to the remotest regions on three continents to join three tribal families, learning their unique traditional survival skills and how they live alongside the world’s most iconic and dangerous animals.

Queen Sugar

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

Follows the life of two sisters, Nova and Charley Bordelon, who move to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from their recently departed father.

Animal Kingdom

Channel: M-Net Edge (DStv 102)

Time: 21:00

Golden Globe nominee Ellen Barkin stars in this intense drama from the producer of Southland. In the series premiere, 17-year-old J moves in with his mysterious, estranged family.

Wednesday - 21 September

Player Gets Played

Channel: Vuzu TV (DStv 116)

Time: 19:30

In this reality show, men who are secretly dating multiple women are confronted. In this episode, Emily has given her love to her R&B-singing boyfriend, Elijah, but when she learns he has also sung his way into the hearts of two other women, they all plan to make him pay for his disloyalty.

Life in the Air

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)

Time: 17:30

This wondrous series allows us to “fly” alongside birds and see the world from their unique point of view, as it captures extraordinary animal behaviour and reveals the amazing science of flight.

James May’s Cars of the People

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)

Time: 20:00

Motoring expert James May tells stories of how people around the world got their wheels.

Thursday - 22 September

South Park

Channel: Comedy Central (DStv 122)

Time: 21:25

In the swing of its 20th season, Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle are back and as foul-mouthed and politicised as ever, trying to understand the world around them, in this Emmy and Peabody Award-winning animated series.

Friday - 23 September

Club 808

Channel: (DStv 194)

Time: 18:00

With actor and presenter Lawrence Maleka as the new host, alongside  Boity Thulo, Club 808 continues to feature the best music and events in the world of entertainment.

The Man Cave

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 20:00

Alex has a run-in with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Janez sees red at Ferrari World.

Saturday - 24 September

The Bachelor in Paradise

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

Former contestants, looking for a second chance at love, arrive at their own paradise in the gorgeous  town of Sayulita, located in Mexico.

Mission Special: Making Pandas

Channel: Nat Geo Wild  (DStv 182)

Time: 18:00

Singapore’s first giant pandas, Kai Kai and Jia Jia, are in the mood for love, and their keepers are pulling out all the stops to get them ready for the big day. But will they hit it off on their first big date? Will the country see the birth of its first panda cub?

The Hunt

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)

Time: 18:30

This breathtaking nature documentary series takes an intimate look at the remarkable strategies of hunters and, in some cases, the hunted, exploring the challenges animals face and the tactics they employ.

Savanna Newcomer Comics’ Choice Awards

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 21:30

This year top comedian and TV director Rob van Vuuren takes the helm to direct what will no doubt be another hilarious variety show made up of sketches, stand-up, impressionists, celebrity performances, choreography and witty one-liners, delivered by South Africa’s top comedians.

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