Your best holiday viewing this week

2018-12-16 00:00

The best in festive season viewing this week

SUN 16.12

Starlight Classics 2018

M-Net (DStv channel 101), 4pm

Concertgoers are taken on an extraordinary musical journey by a star-studded line-up of international and local artists and musicians, in this annual local special.


M-Net (DStv channel 101), 10.05pm

Vice looks into the US government’s decision to movie its embassy to Jerusalem, then investigates the blurry legal boundaries surrounding facial recognition technology.

Celeste Ntuli: Black Tax

1Magic (DStv channel 103), 10pm

Celeste Ntuli’s one-woman stand-up comedy show is all about who and where we are as people, and is hosted by the hilarious and multitalented Isaac Gampu.

Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance

Lifetime (DStv channel 131), 8pm

A love story between a beloved prince and his new TV star fiancée.

MON 17.12


Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 6pm

A young woman receives a rude awakening when the will her father left reveals that she can only get her inheritance after she gets married.

Ultimate Summer Vibe

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 9.30pm


South African celebrities battle it out in this four-part special to see who can throw the biggest and hottest summer get-together.

Counting On

TLC (DStv channel 135), 8pm

A spin-off of 19 Kids and Counting, which follows the oldest Duggar children as they begin their life as adults and start families of their own.

TUE 18.12

Dog and Beth: On The Hunt

CBS Reality (DStv channel 132), 1.15pm

Dog and Beth switch gears and help other bail bond agencies that are on the brink of extinction, training them how to create a sustaining bounty hunter business.

Mama Medium

TLC (DStv channel 135), 9pm


Jennie Marie Cancelmi is a clairvoyant, empathic, psychic medium – and one of the best around. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband Mike and her four boys and, like many working mums, constantly juggles her family and her work.

WED 19.12

Little Life on the Prairie

TLC (DStv channel 135), 8pm


Nathan Webnar is a country boy from Wisconsin. His wife, Lauren, is a city girl from San Francisco who likes air conditioning. Nate, Lauren and their young daughter, Juniper, have the most common type of dwarfism, achondroplasia, but in every other way they are a pretty typical family.

Stefanie’s Style Diaries

Fashion One (DStv channel 178), 3pm

From fashion, food, art, the people and everything in between, let fashion correspondent, Stefanie Rycraft Jones, take you to the hidden gems that are the locals’ best-kept secrets.

THU 20.12


SABC2 (DStv channel 192), 5pm

In this animated series based on a Japanese comic, high school pupil Kurosaki Ichigo is unlike any ordinary kid, because he can see ghosts. After an incident with one of them, he acquires a certain power.

Celebrity Scoop

e.Extra (DStv channel 195), 2.50pm

A weekly half-hour show offering viewers a window into the lives of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, bringing you all the juicy gossip.

Pit Bulls and Parolees

Real Time (DStv channel 155), 2.45pm

The Villalobos Rescue Center is the largest pit bull rescue organisation in the US. This series is about pets and people that no one wants, and the interactions between them.

Once In A Lifetime Sessions

1Magic (DStv channel 103), 9.30pm

An original and unique music documentary series giving viewers the chance to get up close and personal with a specially chosen selection of celebrated music icons – including Moby, TLC, Nile Rodgers and Noel Gallagher.

FRI 21.12

Perfect Match

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), 8pm

In this urban speed-dating show, 12 strangers have two minutes each to impress one another and find a perfect match. Hosted by actor and motivational speaker, Thato Molamu.

SAT 22.12

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B

Lifetime (DStv channel 131), 6.10pm

The story of music and video star Aaliyah, whose life ended tragically in a 2001 plane crash in the Bahamas.

The Lego Ninjago Movie

M-Movies Premiere (DStv channel 104), 1.10pm

An all-star cast drives this fantastic animated Lego adventure. When the teenage son of a warlord is shunned by everyone, he and his fellow ninjas set out to regain his honour.

The Christmas Pact

Lifetime (DStv channel 131), 8pm

When Sadie and Joseph were eight years old, they planted a scrawny Christmas tree behind their church and the Christmas Pact began. But as life gets in the way the pact is threatened to be broken. Ben and Sadie need some Christmas Magic to recommit to each other and promise to keep their special holiday traditions.

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