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This week's best TV entertainment

2018-04-01 00:00

Johannesburg - Here is City Press' selection of the best shows on the small screen this week. 



Channel: SABC 1 (DStv 191)

Time: 20:00

The dancers can’t bear life without dance. But even worse, ordinary people can’t deal with this burden, which leads to worse poverty in Tjovitjo. Mojantji, the illegal mining syndicate kingpin, steps into the desperate situation to prey on poor and desperate young men, along with some of the dancers.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:30

Actions have consequences in this Jamie Foxx crime drama. Two crooked cops try to steal from the mob and in retaliation the ruthless Mafia kidnaps one of their sons.


Channel: M-Net Binge (DStv 900)

Time: 22:00

Tells the story of James “Ghost” St Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city’s elite. He wants to build an empire, turning the club into a Fortune 500 business.

Extreme Fighting Championship

Channel: SABC 3 (DStv 193)

Time: 22:00

Join these urban warriors as they go head to head in a mixed martial arts tournament like no other.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:50

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese draws amazing performances from his cast in this drama. Two priests who travel to Japan looking for their mentor find a hostile place.


NEW SEASON - Isithembiso

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:30

It’s back for a new season. This time, Banzi seeks to squash all evidence against him, as Zamani’s memory returns.

Before the Flood

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 21:00

As the newly appointed UN Messenger of Peace on climate change, Leonardo DiCaprio embarks on the role of a lifetime. In this documentary, he explores climate change’s devastating impact and speaks with activists, scientists, and world leaders, seeking an answer to the question: Can we act before it’s too late?



Cahnnel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 20:00

Brigitte asks Ally to stick with her to avoid an internal inquiry, but Ally refuses to lie. Jodie Whittaker stars in this gripping drama about a nurse who loses her job after whistle-blowing.

Sinister Minister

Channel: Lifetime (DSt 131)

Time: 20:00

Based on a true story. When single mother Trish falls for charismatic minister DJ, she believes that she and her teenage daughter Siena will finally have a stable home life.

NEW SHOW - Guerrilla

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 22:00

In 1971, politically engaged young lovers fight against injustice and deep-rooted prejudice, but they end up being targeted.


Little Women: Atlanta: Road Trippin’

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:00

Amanda and Jordan convince the group to go on a fishing trip, but Jordan has ulterior motives. Tanya makes a decision regarding Tahirih.

The Rap Game: I Win

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 20:50

Jermaine Dupri chooses five aspiring young rappers to compete for a record contract with So So Def Recordings and find out what it’s like to be in the vibrant industry.


SEASON FINALE - Air Crash Investigation

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 20:05

Every time a plane crashes, the world takes notice. So do the experts whose job it is to figure out what happened.

SEASON STARTS - A Very English Scandal

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:00

The Oscar-nominated director of The Queen backs this British miniseries, unpacking the 70s political scandal in which an MP was tried for the murder of his ex-lover.


Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 23:00

This season of the crime drama is brought to a close as Walt gets an unexpected visitor, Jacob’s troubles escalate at the casino and an inevitable confrontation leads to changed lives.


Red Cake – Not The Cooking Show

Channel: SABC 2 (DStv 192)

Time: 19:00

Hosted by well-known comedian Tumi Morake and accomplished theatre, television and all-round funnyman Alan Committee, Red Cake serves up entertainment played along to the tunes of a fantastic house band that will feature in all episodes.

Wild Card

Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 21:00

This tightly wound thriller starring Jason Statham follows the story of a tough bodyguard who lands in hot water with the mob after he goes after one of their own.


Is That A Fact?

Channel: SABC 3 (DStv 193)

Time: 16:00

An interactive, light-hearted game show that takes four well-known personalities and tests their gift for fiction.

Inside North Korea: The Kim Dynasty

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 20:05

A deep look inside the current regime of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea under Kim Jong-un, featuring stories from defectors, celebrities, photographers and journalists who have visited in recent years.

Pick of the Picks

Wildlife Rescue Africa

Channel: SABC 3 (DStv 193)

Daye and time: Sunday, 18:30

Two men risk their lives daily to save the continent’s wildest animals. They are the best in the business at wildlife rescue, an elite team called in to handle any crisis. Travelling deep into the heart of Africa, Wildlife Rescue captures the intense and dramatic experiences of revered wildlife veterinarian Doctor Douw Grobler and his partner, top game ranger JJ Van Altena.

Pick of the Stream

The Get Down

Available on Netflix SA

The second season of this critically acclaimed music-driven drama series premieres on Friday, April 6, and will be available in Ultra HD 4K for those with fancy TVs. This show experienced turmoil, with rumours of its being too expensive. Set in New York in 1977, it chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco, as told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.

A selection of the best shows on the small screen this week.
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