The acclaimed BBC Brit – Channel 120 on DStv – has everything from tear-jerking moments to dancing battles, fun game shows and a world thrown into turmoil. Here a few highlights to look out for in October.
BBC Brit – October 2020
‘Pointless’ – Season 23
The popular quiz show – hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman – returns in October for a 23rd season. The show introduces two contestants who must score a few points as possible by finding obscure but correct answers.
The couple who makes it through to the final round with the least amount of points could be walking away with a jackpot of £1 000 (approximately R21 500). If the finalists can’t answer the final question, the jackpot rolls over.
When to watch: From 5 October on BBC Brit, DSTV Channel 120 at 19:00
IMDb score: 7.3
‘Our Girl’ – Series 4
Fans are in for their final dose of action from Michelle Keegan as Georgie in the latest season of hit drama Our Girl, which promises a storyline filled with much more drama and tear-jerking moments.
This suspense-filled military drama sees her take charge in a role she describes as the most challenging one yet. For many who don’t know, the series is shot in South Africa’s Franschhoek hills and vineyards.
As 2 Section prepares to return to Afghanistan, Georgie is happy to focus on her training role in the UK and send trainee medic Mimi in her place, especially as she is privately haunted by thoughts of Elvis’s death.
But with Mimi’s confidence dipping after a few complex training exercises, Georgie is compelled to return to Afghanistan to support the new recruits.
When to watch: Thursdays at 20:00 on BBC First, DSTV Channel 119
IMDb score: 7.7
‘Our Girl’ cast
- Michelle Keegan as Lance Corporal/Corporal/Sergeant Georgie Lane
- Will Attenborough as Second Lieutenant Oliver ‘Sandy’ Hurst
- Danny Hatchard as Private Rhett ‘Cheese’ Charlton
- Amy-Leigh Hickman as Mimi Saunders
- Nico Mirallegro as “Prof”
- Kaine Zajaz as “Throbber”
- Simon Lennon as Private Harry “Brains” Wiggerty
- Sean Ward as Private Frankie “Fingers” Stille
- Sean Sagar as Private Jaiden “Monk” Montgomery
- Rolan Bell as Colour Sergeant “Kingy” King
- Patrick McNamee as Private Jason “Ruby” Curry
- John Michie as Brigadier
- Dominic Jephcott as Brigadier
‘Strictly Come Dancing 2020′ – Series 18
Strictly Come Dancing will return for its 18th series on 25 October 2020. The long-running ballroom dancing contest will be adapting to our new normal in a post-COVID-19 world.
There will be fewer episodes and measures will be taken to ensure the safety of all involved. However, it’s still Strictly.
When to watch: Sundays from 25 October at 19:00 on BBC Brit, DSTV Channel 120
IMDb score: TBA
- DJ and TV presenter Clara Amfo
- Comedian Bill Bailey
- Olympic boxer Nicola Adams
- Eastenders star Maisie Smith
- Reality TV star Jamie Laing
- Good Morning Britain newsreader Ranvir Singh
- American footballer Jason Bell
- Former politician Jacqui Smith
- Former Royal Marine and Invictus Games medallist JJ Chalmers
- Wanted singer Max George
- Actress Caroline Quentin
‘Peaky Blinders’ – Season 5
When Tommy, who’s now an MP in season 5, is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realises that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.
Season 5 sees the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. If you simply can’t get enough of Peaky Blinders, try your hand at Peaky Blinders: Mastermind, an odd but enjoyable game.
When to watch: Wednesdays from 21 October at 21:00 on BBC Brit, DSTV Channel 120
IMDb score: 8.8
‘Our Girl’ cast
- Cillian Murphy as Thomas “Tommy” Shelby, the leader of the Peaky Blinders.
- Helen McCrory as Elizabeth “Polly” Gray, née Shelby, the aunt of Tommy and his siblings, and treasurer of the Peaky Blinders.
- Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, Jr., the oldest Shelby sibling.
- Annabelle Wallis as Grace Shelby, née Burgess, a former undercover agent and Irish Protestant. Wife of Tommy Shelby and the mother of his son Charles.
- Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne, née Shelby, the Shelby brothers’ only sister.
- Ned Dennehy as Charlie Strong, owner of a boatyard and an uncle figure to Tommy.
- Benjamin Zephaniah as Jeremiah ‘Jimmy’ Jesus, a preacher and friend of the gang.
- Neil Maskel as Winston Churchill
- Tom Hardy as Alfred “Alfie” Solomons, the leader of a Jewish gang in Camden Town.
- Finn Cole as Michael Gray, Polly’s biological son.
- Natasha O’Keeffe as Lizzie Stark, later Shelby; An ex-prostitute who worked for Tommy as his secretary. She is his wife and the mother of his daughter Ruby.
- Packy Lee as Johnny Dogs, a Gypsy friend of Tommy Shelby’s.