The best small screen selections of the week

2018-03-11 00:00

Johannesburg - These are the best shows on the box this week according to City Press.


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:30

Javier Bardem joins this instalment of the high sea adventure, in which Jack Sparrow must search for the mythical trident of Poseidon.

A United Kingdom

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:20

Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo stars in this heartfelt biopic following King Seretse Khama of Botswana, whose marriage to a white woman in the late 1940s caused international controversy.

NEW SEASON - Kevin Can Wait

Channel: M-Net (DStv channel 101)

Time: 16:00

The season premiere sees Kevin throwing himself into keeping the Gable household afloat after an unexpected tragedy. Family comedy starring funnyman Kevin James.

Sharks of Palau

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 21:00

Journey to Palau to meet the island’s residents and discover the roots of their deep connection with the sharks that live along the coastline of this idyllic Pacific paradise.


Say Yes To The Dress UK: The Show That Lets It Go

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 19:30

Vicky is crushed when the dream dress she saw online is not what she hoped, so David comes to the rescue. Rachel wants a boho frock, but will it suit her?


The Healer: My Life Changed

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 20:00

Charlie visits an actress with a rare condition called Graves’ disease. Later, he meets with a young girl who had a stroke in high school and now struggles to walk.


Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 19:20

Follows the operations of Las Vegas-based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, owned by brothers-in-law Brett Raymer and Wayde King. In this episode, the duo are challenged to turn an entire Toyota Highlander into an aquarium while simultaneously opening a new ATM office in South Florida.


Miles From Tomorrow: Mission Force One

Channel: Disney Junior (DStv 309)

Time: 16:30

Mission Force One is a team of kids and their robot pets. The team, captained by Miles, was formed to connect and protect the Tomorrowland Transit Authority against a new force, Commander Nemex of the Nemesystems, who wishes to conquer the universe.

The Powerpuff Girls

Channel: Cartoon Network (DStv 301)

Time: 19:10

The flying, super-strong, karate-chopping girls with the occasional heat vision race into action to save the city of Townsville.


Man Council

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 22:30

Forget Agony Aunties, your therapist’s couch has relocated to the Man Council studio, a no holds barred space occupied by an irreverent group of men, who are there to listen to (and judge) your relationship problems.

Chain of Command

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 21:00

Chain of Command is an intimate portrait of the war against violent extremism, and the men and women devoting their lives to it.

Best Houses

Channel: The Home Channel (DStv 176)

Time: 15:00

Check out some of the most exciting and visually stunning houses in Australia.


Gqom Friday

Channel: MTV Base (DStv 322)

Time: 17:05

It’s the latest craze in South African House music! Gqom comes from the Zulu word for hit or noise and originates in Durban’s townships.

The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171)

Time: 22:00

It was the age of big money, big attitude and big hair – but there was also a sinister side to the 1980s. Consumed by greed and ambition, the US was subject to the biggest crime wave recorded.

Boss Nails

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 19:10

Dana Cody runs one of Miami’s hottest nail salons, Tippie Toes. Hoping to raise the profile of her shop, Dana hires Nuni, an Instagram-famous nail artist, but the staff are not quick to welcome him.


Keeping Up with the Kandasamys

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 21:00

Laugh-a-minute South African comedy about love and rivalry. A young couple fall for each other, despite their families’ best efforts to keep them apart.

Queen Sugar

Channel: M-Net Binge (DStv 900)

Time: 21:30

Three siblings move to Louisiana to claim an inheritance from their recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

NEW SHOW - Prison Break

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 19:00

In the series premiere of this thrilling revival based on the blockbuster drama, Lincoln Burrows receives an unbelievable message: his brother may still be alive.

NEW SEASON - Time After Time

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 21:00

The writer of The Vampire Diaries penned this fantasy drama. In the premiere, writer HG Wells uses his time machine to pursue a serial killer in modern-day New York.


The Final Year

Available on Netflix SA

Film makers follow former US president Barack Obama, John Kerry, Samantha Power and the enterprising US foreign policy team through 21 nations as they craft the diplomatic legacy. Watch these events of Obama’s last term in the White House.


90th Annual Academy Awards

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Day and time: Monaday, 21:00 

90th Annual Academy AwardsM-Net (DStv channel 101)Monday, 9pmJimmy Kimmel hosts the prestigious Oscars, where Hollywood honours the acclaimed films from the past year.

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