This week, DSTV has a lot lined up for you and your family to enjoy, especially as we approach the long Easter weekend. With content covering movies, television shows, cartoons and reality shows, there is something available for everyone to watch. This week, popular gaming series Warcraft makes an on-screen debut. Don’t miss the saga of power, survival and sacrifice unfolding when the peaceful existence of a civilisaiton is threatened. Tune in to M-Net on Sunday 9 April at 7:05pm to catch it.
Dynamo takes us on a magical journey around the world in Dynamo A-Z Special, delighting and confusing people with his unique style of magic. Dynamo is on hand to introduce the clips and give a special insight into each one and new exclusive tricks. Don’t miss this on Discovery Family from Saturday 15 April at 7:10pm.
For more exciting shows this week, see highlights below:
Trial and Error (Premiere): Oscar-nominee John Lithgow (Dexter) is the prime suspect in an outrageous- and rather bizarre murder, in this fish-out-of-water comedy that parodies true crime documentaries. Premieres on Monday 10 April at 5pm
Bull: Bull finds himself up against Diana Lindsay once again, when he assists in a manslaughter trial against a real estate magnate. ‘NCIS’s’ Michael Weatherly stars in this unique crime drama. Returns from production break on Wednesday 12 April at 8:30pm. It will be available on Catch Up.
The Son I never knew: April, Loreto tells Antonio and Manuel that the car in which Karina’s body was found belongs to Jose Puebla. Carmen threatens to report Hans. April, Clara confirms to the family that Ingrid’s son is Ignacio’s. Manuel swears that he is going to uncover Hans and all his corrupt accomplices. April, Carmen goes to see Hans and decides to take justice into her own hands. Gabriel is thinking about saving money to pay his manager and the musicians. Tune in for more from Monday 10 April 4:10pm
Maid in Manhattan: In Mr Frost’s office, Derek retrieves the insurance information from Marisa’s file. Estanislao’s men steal the jewels, leaving the guards tied up. Tito tries to persuade Cristobal that Marisa needs his love and support more than his money. The police question Victor but he’s too drunk to help. Derek and Estanislao try to keep Victor inebriated. Lalo is frightened as his operation draws nearer. Marisa is arrested over the jewel theft. Doctor Martinez announces the results of Lalo’s operation. From Monday 10 April 3:20pm
The Wheel: Survival Games: Deep in South America along a 2000-mile stretch of land between Chile and Argentina lays the survivalist’s greatest challenge – the ‘Wheel of Death’. Comprising eight unique climates including frozen wastelands, boiling deserts, humid jungle and arid mountains, each of these extreme environments require a different skillset to survive in the wild. In this thrilling reality series, six participants are dropped alone into one of these brutal zones with the same basic survival gear. Their aim is to survive sixty days by making shelter and foraging and hunting food but at any moment they could be picked up and transported to a new climate on the wheel, each with its own gruelling challenges. Watch it from Tuesday 11 April 8pm.
Shots Fired: Examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, SHOTS FIRED is a dramatic new event series that is a “why done it?” and a “who done it?” From Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Love & Basketball”) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “Notorious”), the 10-hour event series is an explosive look at the criminal justice system. When an African-American police officer kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Tune in for more on Wednesdays at 12 April at 8pm
My neighbour, My killer by Anne Aghion: “In a real discussion, who knows where words may lead?” asks one of the women in Anne Aghion’s powerful film about the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. In 1994, just as South Africa was celebrating its miracle, hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were being
killed by their own countrymen. In 2001, in an attempt to help survivors, come to terms with what happened, the government set up hundreds of open-air tribunals, where community members were able to confront one another. This is their story of how a broken nation tried to heal itself. Will air on Sunday 9 April at 7pm.
Lip sync battle: Host LL Cool J and social media maven Chrissy Teigen are back to coax, goad and cheer two A-listers who square off in a battle to end all battles. From Oscar winners Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong’o to comedian Jeff Dye and actress Laverne Cox, discover a whole new side to the celebs you thought you knew, as they strut, pout, flout and perform their way through two epic songs. The mic is off; the battle is on! Tune in from Thursday 13 April with double bills at 8:15pm and 8:40pm
Teen Mom UK: Hot on the heels of the US TV hit comes the much-anticipated Teen Mom UK, an all-access documentary series following the highs, lows, lives and loves of five feisty Brit girls. Amber, Mia, Naomi, Megan and Chloe were leading average teenage lives until they hit an unexpected speed bump. Babies weren’t part of their original plans, but they’re trying to get on with it as best they can. Airs from Tuesday 11 April at 12:35pm
Tattoo Girls: Ink is a tattoo shop like no other – it is owned and operated by young entrepreneur Kelsey and employs an all-female lineup of tattoo artists. Based in Springfield, Missouri, Kelsey set out to make her shop feel different from the usual masculine, sometimes intimidating traditional ones… She employs her longtime friends Meagan and Nikki who are also tattoo artists, and Brittany who does all the piercings. This series follows the highs and lows of life in an all-girl tattoo parlour, and explores the friendships and working relationships between all of them as they navigate everyday life. Monday 10 April at 7:55pm
Discovery ID Xtra
Murder Book: This series tells the haunting stories buried within the pages of the murder file, from the moment a homicide is reported. Once it has been assembled, this file documents every facet of a murder investigation, from crime scene photos, notes and observations, to forensic reports, witness interviews and suspect profiles. It continues to grow with new information until an arrest is made and conviction attained. In this series, the lead investigator goes through the book unravelling the mysteries of these cold cases, page by page, uncovering what broke the case wide open. Tune in from Thursday 13 April at 8:50pm
Big Easy Motors: From a 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible to a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT, Charles Handler turns piles of junk into custom cars. He searches all over Louisiana, including the backwoods and the bayou, for classic cars no one wants, invests his own money to fix them up and restore them, and then sells them to the highest bidder. Their cars can sell for upwards of $50,000, so there’s plenty of profit to be made! But it’s not all easy-money for Charles. If he puts in the work to restore a car and it doesn’t sell big, he could be heading home empty-handed. Airs from Thursday 13 April at 8:10pm.
The Penguins of Madagascar: The scene-stealing stars of the Madagascar movies are back with more psychotic plots and daring deeds. Far from allowing the Central Park Zoo to cage them, they simply use their home as a base from which to launch their escapades. The ambitious Skipper, smart-asa-whip Kowolski, naïve Private and loopy Rico have always flouted the rules, but then the world’s biggest party animal, King Julien, moves in next door and redefines crazy. Tune in from Monday 10 April at 2:35pm.