‘The Bay’, ‘Guns Akimbo’ and more on DStv this week

From ‘Mira Royal Detective’ to ‘Guns Akimbo’, here’s what you can expect on DStv this week.

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Get ready for a month of extraordinary NEW-vember viewing! Take a journey to India with the well-crafted and culturally accurate new show for kids, Mira Royal Detective. With stars like Jameela Jamil and Freida Pinto adding their voices to the series, it’s guaranteed to be a spellbinding treat.

Working hard to shed his Harry Potter identity, Daniel Radcliffe stars in another TNT movie premiere – with a look at the consequences of online trolling. Following his incredible work in Escape from Pretoria, his portrayal of a frustrated programmer who feels unlucky in life in Guns Akimbo is worth the watch.

Get ready to step into detective mode with How I Caught the Killer. Hear first-hand accounts from detectives and forensic specialists who piece together information to find unbelievable motives for murder. If this feels a little too real, take a jaunt with a fictional British detective in The Bay.

For a feel-good new show that features the power of honesty, forgiveness and starting over, home-brewed Lekunutu pulls out all the stops. Locals step up and share their secrets to their friends and family, hoping that this will prove how much they have changed.

With all the entertainment, you’ll be on the edge of your seat from 6 to 12 November – only with DStv

2020 MTV European Music Awards

Shot from multiple locations across the world, the 2020 EMAs promises to be a global event with extraordinary star power. British girl group Little Mix will host and perform new music from their upcoming album. As the most nominated artists at this year’s show, can they grab Best UK & Ireland act for a third year in a row? First-time performers at the show include Sam Smith, Maluma, YUNGBLOOD and Doja Cat while competition is fierce as Lady Gaga leads the nominees list this year with an impressive seven possible wins; BTS and Justin Bieber follow behind with five each.

Monday, 9 November on MTV (DStv Channel 130) at 22:00

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Inspired by Indian culture and customs, this animated mystery series will take you and your little ones on an epic adventure while learning key life lessons. It follows a brave and resourceful girl named Mira and her many friends. Set in a fictional kingdom that resembles 19th-century India, Mira is the first commoner to be appointed as a royal detective for the queen. She travels all over Jalpur with her two mongoose BFFs, Mikku and Chikku, helping whenever she can. Mira is a wonderful role model with kindness, patience and deductive reasoning. Prominent South Asian actors also contribute to the series, with the likes of Jameela Jamil (The Good Place), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Hannah Simone ( New Girl) and Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock) all providing recurring vocals.  

Monday, 9 November on Disney Junior (DStv Channel 309) at 18:00

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Guns Akimbo

Get ready for a thrill ride in this Matrix meets Fight Club movie – with a daring twist. Daniel Radcliffe stars as Miles, a programmer with little ambition who still pines for his ex-girlfriend Nova. His only outlet is to anonymously insult people who post objectionable online content. During an ultra-violent game run by a cyber gang known as Skizm, Miles runs his mouth at the wrong time and insults the entire platform. The next day, he wakes to a vengeful surprise that will require him to navigate the insane, gun-crazed game in order to survive – and save Nova’s life. The video game-style action scenes and dark comedy add slick and energetic elements to this movie.

Saturday, 7 November on TNT (DStv Channel 137) at 20:00

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Join former police officer Rav Wilding as he narrates this true-crime documentary series. Every episode is filled with real-life accounts of the most chilling and mystifying cases in the US and UK. Get a look at the key discoveries and small pieces of evidence that helped investigators catch the killers. Using case files, crime-scene footage and the accounts of forensic analysts, family liaison officers and detectives, you’ll feel like you’re solving the case, too.

Tuesday, 10 November on CBS Justice (DStv Channel 170) at 20:00

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The Bay

Set in Lancashire, England, this crime-drama series follows a family liaison officer, Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong, on cases with complex layers of emotion and suspense. Not your typical drama, get ready for suspects and police officers who share secrets, endings with surprising twists and turns, and a craving for new episodes.

Thursday, 12 November on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 22:30

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