Could the sinking of the Titanic come down to the mythical lack of binoculars on the boat? It’s 109 years later and we’re still trying to uncover the secrets behind one of History’s Greatest Mysteries – which is why it’s the perfect topic for the Laurence Fishburne-narrated series. In the first episode, the Emmy Award winner looks at the cover-ups behind the cruiser and reveals the contents of a box that’s been sealed since the sinking.
We all love a good secret and this week, DStv is pulling plenty of skeletons out the closet. Don’t keep it hush-hush… spread the news with family and friends! Here are some other secret sensations to look out for.
In local drama Lioness, a woman finds herself working hard to clear her name of a wrongful conviction after years in prison. But if she continues to fight to show her innocence, will the truth damage the fragile relationship she has with her loved ones?
In Harvie and the Magic Museum, a lonely young boy is excited to discover new friends when the puppets in a museum come to life. Harvie discovers that he’s accidentally awakened an evil puppet master and now the world as he knows it is in danger. He needs help – but who will believe his strange secret?
There’s more than meets the eye in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Set in 1969 Los Angeles, this stellar movie is for fans and new viewers of legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s work. Secrets abound between a star and his stunt double, with a twist no-one could predict.
Belgravia is perfect for lovers of period dramas and the scandalous worlds they create. A six-episode series by the creators of Downton Abbey, it’s a touch of the stiff-upper lip we know and love. And as we well know, secrets don’t stay hidden for long in wealthy houses.
Some want power, others want money… and they will do anything to take it. Real Housewives of Salt Lake City brings a new city to the much-loved reality franchise. Things are never quite as they seem as these power politics play out.
If live sport is more your style, then there are some incredible matches to be watched.
Connor McGregor takes on Dustin Poirier for a fight like no other. Officially, UFC 257 is an elimination round match. But more importantly, retired champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he could be persuaded to return for another fight if he sees something extraordinary this weekend. Eager to redeem himself after his humiliating 40-second knock out last year, is McGregor’s new training and lightened smack-talk a sign of great things to come?
Carling Black Label Currie Cup semi-finals are here! With Bulls facing Lions and WP facing Sharks, the road to the final is going to be filled with exceptional rugby. These back-to-back matches will turn your weekend into an action-packed domestic rugby overload.
With all this entertainment, you’ll be on the edge of your seat from 22 to 28 January – only with DStv.
A life-altering exploration into relationships, lost love, betrayal, heartache, evil and revenge – this is a story about people who lie to each other and to themselves. Be prepared for a thrilling South African drama set in the world of corporate crime, greed and financial scams. A woman is wrongly convicted of fraud and, in the process, loses her children. She emerges from prison eight years later, intent on reuniting with her family and clearing her name.
Thursday, 28 January on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 20:20
Harvie and the Magic Museum (Animated Adventure)
Harvie, a smart but lively boy, is looking for some adventure. He misses a school trip and has to spend the day at his father’s work – at the local puppet museum. Harvie discovers that a way to make the puppets in an old museum come to life. Just as he begins to enjoy his new friends, he realises that a dangerous old puppet master is on the loose. Harvie and his father must stop the evil Bastor before it’s too late.
Saturday, 23 January on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 16:00
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Comedy Drama)
Set in 1969, Quentin Tarantino’s epic tale of the rise and fall of the first Golden Age of Hollywood sees Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt shine in a collage of life-meets-art. The film marries lore and history to tell the tale of an actor struggling to find his place in established Hollywood and his stunt double who is looking for attention from his own name. Other big names include Margaret Qualley, Luke Perry, Dakota Fanning and Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, complete with flashbacks to her acting days.
Sunday, 24 November on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 20:30
For those who enjoyed the award-winning Downton Abbey, this limited series will be a real treat. Creator Julian Fellowes’ latest project is sure to be peppered with drama and dry wit. Set in late 19th-century London, it tells a sweeping story of an ambitious young heroine who defies convention to establish herself as the leading society photographer of her day.
Monday, 25 January on BBC Brit (DStv Channel 120) at 20:00
History’s Greatest Mysteries
Master narrator Laurence Fishburne hosts a new series about some of the unanswered questions to some of the world’s greatest events. When the RMS Titanic sank, over 1 600 people died. Possibly the most famous maritime disaster of all time, it is still commemorated in films and books today. The sinking of the Titanic prompted an investigation by Lord Mersey, a respected British jurist who was chosen to lead an official British inquiry into what had happened. For more than a century, Lord Mersey’s notes have remained hidden away – unseen by anyone outside his family. Breaking history, they are about to be revealed for the first time.
Sunday, 24 January on History (DStv Channel 186) at 20:15
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City
New to the Real Housewives franchise, this series follows six women as they build and run their own businesses, maintain friendships and climb the social ladder in one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in the country. Through it all, they must navigate life, love and their faith in a community that has become a crossroads for many cultures. With many identifying as either members or survivors of the Church of Latter Day saints, the Mormon culture will add some unusual spice to this already thrilling franchise.
Weekdays from Monday, 26 January on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) at 18:00