Mon. Jan 18th, 2021

‘Herb & Moon’, ‘iSipho Sethonga’, ‘Midway’ and more on DStv this week

From a rebellious grandfather who breaks out of an old-age home in ‘Herb & Moon’ to a man’s deep love for snakes in ‘iSipho Sethonga’, here’s what you can expect on DStv this week.

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From a rebellious grandfather who breaks out of an old-age home in Herb & Moon to a man’s deep love for snakes in iSipho Sethonga, there’s no shortage of gripping local content on DStv this week. And Hollywood blockbusters are also not in short supply. Engage in a touching tribute in Midway, teach the kids the meaning of family with Young Dylan or unpack deception in crime documentary Who Killed The Lyons Sisters? 

From 16 – 20 December DStv will have an Open Window via the DStv App so you can enjoy the very best in both local and International content no matter your preference.

Here’s just a taste of what’s in store for the week of 11 to 17 December.

Herb & Moon (Family)

The festive season is synonymous with family and this sentiment rings true in M-Net’s Herb & Moon. This new local production sees a rebellious grandfather fighting to spend Christmas with his beloved granddaughter. An old-age home isn’t enough to stop him, but can he make it home in time to celebrate Christmas with her? With stars like Robert Whitehead, Katherine Neethling and Keenan Arrison, this movie is sure to bring you all the heartwarming festive family feels.

Saturday, 12 November on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 21:00

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iSipho Sethonga S1

MojaLove original documentary iSipho Sethonga follows gangster-turned-sangoma Sipho “Devil” Khumalo, an animal lover and family man. Sipho’s obsession with snakes gets mixed reactions from those around him and even though he prefers the company of reptiles to that of humans, he remains dear to those closest to him. This brand-new series will be split into a four-part documentary and will deal with Sipho’s passion for spiritualism and his family claiming his obsession is a mental illness.

Sunday, 13 December on MojaLove (DStv Channel 157) at 22:00

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Midway (Historical Drama)

What started out as a passion project for director Roland Emmerich turned into one of the most expensive independent films made to date. Midway is a war film that revisits the Battle of Midway between The United States Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy, which took place six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.  On 4 June 1942, the battle commenced, and this movie adaptation follows the three days thereafter which saw US fighter pilots engage in one of the most important battles of the Second World War. Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson, Nick Jonas and Luke Evans star in this based-on-real-events WWII drama.

Sunday, 13 December on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 20:00

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Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan S1

Created by world-renowned producer, Tyler Perry, Young Dylan follows a wealthy family whose dynamic changes when their young nephew moves in. Dylan, played by rapper Dylan Gilmer, is an aspiring hip hop artist whose mother doesn’t come home one day. The show follows his adjustment to living with new parental figures – his grandmother Viola, his aunt Yasmine and his uncle Myles. With a similar plotline to that of The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirYoung Dylan will feature some major hitmakers as guest stars, including DJ Khaled. Apart from being produced by Tyler Perry, the star cast also includes Scrubs actress Aloma Wright and The Cosby Show star Carl Anthony Payne II.

From Monday, 14 December on Nickelodeon (DStv Channel 305) at 16:25

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Who Killed the Lyon Sisters?

The largest police investigation in Washington came as a result of the disappearance of sisters Katherine and Sheila. Aged 10 and 12 respectively, the Lyon sisters disappeared without a trace while visiting a mall in Wheaton, Maryland, in March of 1975. This new ID documentary explores the mystery after a cold-case unit relooked the evidence and convictions. With so many things left unexplored, this documentary will give viewers a glimpse into who could possibly have killed the Lyon sisters.

Sunday, 13 December on Investigation Discovery (DStv Channel 171) at 21:00

In Ice Cold Blood S3

Hosted by rapper Ice-T, In Ice Cold Blood follows a series of crimes related to broken trust, sex and money which often leads to murder. This crime-drama sees the stories of human desires being told through reenactments and interviews with relevant professionals. In this third season, crimes of passion are taken to a whole new level but those who fight crime are even more adamant to catch the ones involved. Find out why, how and who kills in In Ice Cold Blood.

From Thursday, 15 December on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) at 23:00

Sports

European Tour

DP World Tour Championship Day 2

Wednesday, 11 December on SS Golf (DStv Channel 213) at 09:00

DP World Tour Championship Day 3

Thursday, 12 December on SS Golf (DStv Channel 213) at 09:00

DP World Tour Championship Day 4

Friday, 13 December on SS Golf (DStv Channel 213) at 08:30

F1 – Sunday GP

Abu Dhabi

Friday, 13 December on SS Motorsport (DStv Channel 215) at 13:30

DStv Premiership

SuperSport United v Kaizer Chiefs

Tuesday, 15 December on SS PSL (DStv Channel 202) at 18:30

Black Leopards v Tshakhuma FC

Wednesday, 16 December on SS PSL (DStv Channel 202) at 14:30

Italian Serie A

Matchday 12: Juventus v Atalanta

Wednesday, 16 December on SS Football (DStv Channel 205) at 21:35

Aus Cricket – Test Series

Australia v India 1st Test Day 1

Thursday, 17 December on SS Cricket (DStv Channel 212) at 05:50

Movies to get you in the festive spirit

  • Christmas In Love (Romantic Drama)

Friday, 11 December on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104) at 16:40

  • Lucy Shimmers and The Prince of Peace (Family)

Saturday, 12 December on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104) at 18:25

  • The Nutcracker and The Four Realms (Fantasy Adventure)

Sunday, 13 December on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104) at 17:05

  • Christmas Romance Al Dente (A Taste of Christmas) (Romantic Drama)

Monday, 14 December on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104) at 16:50

  • Christmas At Graceland: Home For The Holidays (Musical Romance)

Tuesday, 15 December on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104) at 16:45

  • Christmas In Evergreen: Tidings of Joy (Romance)

Wednesday, 16 December on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv Channel 104) at 16:30

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