TV GUIDE: What to watch on the box this week!

2016-11-13 06:00
The Black Panthers:Vanguard Of The Revolution

Cape Town - Here's what to watch on the small screen this week:

Sunday, 13 November

The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution

BET (DStv channel 129), 20:00

This show follows the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century’s most alluring and contentious organisations, and one that captivated the world’s attention.

Planet’s Got Talent

M-Net (DStv channel 101), 17:30


Based on the popular Got Talent format, actor and presenter Warwick Davis hosts this compilation of the most spectacular acts from competitions around the world.


National Geographic

(DStv channel 181), 20:05

Catch this epic six-part global event series that promises to redefine television storytelling. Using feature film-quality scripted drama and visual effects, it tells the story of a fictitious mission to Mars in 2033.

Idols SA

Mzansi Magic

(DStv channel 161), 17:00

The competition is down to the final three. The finale is in sight, and it’s time to see who will perform in the top three and whose dream will end. It all happens live from the State Theatre in Pretoria.

Robbie Coltrane’s Critical Evidence

Crime + Investigation

(DStv channel 170), 20:00

When there’s a murder with no suspect, no leads and perhaps not even a body, investigators face their toughest test. British actor and comedian Robbie Coltrane reveals eight of the most baffling murder cases so far investigated by British police.

Monday, 14 November

Born This Way

Lifetime (DStv channel 131), 20:00


This Emmy Award-winning series shines a light on a group of young adults who are seldom seen on television: young men and women with Down’s syndrome. Together with their families, they work, play and interact with the important people in their lives.

Best Funeral Ever

TLC (DStv channel 135), 20:25

Follows Dallas-based Golden Gate Funeral Home, where John Beckwith Jr and his staff organise the most unique funerals in the US. They like to call them “home-going celebrations”. Their goal is to create a memorial that celebrates the deceased person’s life, and Beckwith’s team does that and
then some.

Rands with Sense

SABC2 (DStv channel 192), 10:30

People with real money issues share their tales of woe with viewers and receive financial counselling.

Tuesday, 15 November


Fox Life (DStv channel 126), 21:00

Stories of women who are brutalised and exposed to gender discrimination.

Heist (DStv channel 194), 21:30

Now in the swing of its second season, Talent is dead and 5Bob’s recklessness has brought the police to his doorstep. He is taken in for questioning about his “turnt up” lifestyle and his link to the heist.

Wednesday, 16 November


SABC2 (DStv channel 192), 20:30

This local docu-reality travel series follows two people from very different worlds as they go on a quest to experience a sense of adventure and explore the meaning of living an authentic life. Paralysed from the waist down after a motorcycle accident, Afrikaans singer Mathys Roets is willing to try anything new. He is joined by model Portia Moemedi.

Gold Diggers (DStv channel 194), 20:00

Cat is upset with Titus. Zakes makes a business proposal to Titus. Jill and Zakes have a fight.

Thursday, 17 November

The Mindy Project

Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103), 20:00

Mindy excitedly tends to her first pregnant patient at her new fertility clinic, but suspects Danny may be trying to get her pregnant again.


ITV Choice (DStv channel 123), 20:00

This four-part series was filmed in the Northern Cape, parts of which were transformed into Egypt’s famous Valley of the Kings, and is based on the story of the discovery the boy king Tutankhamun.

The Alliance

BET (DStv channel 129), 22:35

This show depicts the life of Bra Jay, also known as the Reserve Bank Governor of Soweto. Bra Jay has a thirst for power and rules those around him with an iron fist.

Friday, 18 November

Dead Of Summer

Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103), 21:30

It’s the 80s. School is out for the summer and when Camp Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.

Saturday, 19 November

Africa on a Plate

BET (DStv channel 129), 17:15

Host and head chef Lentswe Bhengu, and guest host Zama Memela, will get your taste buds working overtime as they travel the length and breadth of the continent on a culinary journey that introduces viewers to the glorious food culture of Africa.

The Coalition

Vuzu Amp (DStv channel 103), 18:00

This local reality show challenges selected creatives from the public to showcase their best ground-breaking, original and creative work in a short period of time.

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