FULL TEXT: DSTV July Shows Highlights

The month of July is upon us. DSTV thought of warming us with these programs during the month of July.

Murdered On Honeymoon
Monday 1 July at 20:00 CAT
Murdered on Honeymoon, tells the story of the brutal murder of newly-wed bride Anni Dewani, while
on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010. The documentary looks at what happened on that
fateful night. It follows the case, mapping out the events that took place leading to a young and
beautiful bride, being killed. Against the backdrop of this crime story, the documentary takes an
intimate look at a family in mourning over the loss of a daughter, described as the “heart of the
family”.

TLC

Sweet Home Sextuplets
Monday 01 July at 21:00 CAT
Courtney and Eric Waldrop were high school sweethearts from Albertville, Alabama who already have
a young son, Saylor, and twin boys, Bridge and Wales. This tight-knit family of five got the shock of
their lives when Courtney became pregnant with sextuplets; if they thought three kids was a handful,
this was taking their parenting skills to a whole new level! This heart-warming series re-joins the
Waldrops; journey after the dramatic birth of the babies. How has life been for Courtney and Eric now
that their brood has grown to nine kids in total?

National Geographic

Hitlers Last Stand S2
Tuesday 02 July at 21:00 CAT
On June 6th, 1944, the Allies finally land troops in Normandy to open the western front. But after the
surprise of the D-Day landings and Allied advances, Nazi loyalists dig in, determined to keep a
merciless grip on the towns, strongholds and fortresses of occupied Europe to defend the Third
Reich. These are the stories of desperate battles waged on the edge defeat, not just for victory but for
survival.

Mnet

The Enemy Within
Wednesday 03 July at 21:00 CAT
series premiere of the psychological thriller. Former CIA agent Erica Shepherd, one of the most
notorious traitors in American history, is brought out of a federal prison to help track down a terrorist.

BET

The Next Big Thing S1
Thursday 04 July at 21:00 CAT
Trapper Felides is a top performance coach and musical director in New York. He helps his clients
succeed in the entertainment industry through the use of tough love and being honest without pulling
any punches. In this docu-series, he mentors a group of performers preparing for career-changing
auditions or big breaks in the music industry. Felides uses uncensored methods to turn good
performers into great ones and great performers into stars. Felides is more than just a vocal coach;
he also strives to be a life coach, brother and mentor to his clients as he guides them through the
tough industry that is show business.

iTV Choice

Rich House Poor House S4
Friday 05 July at 20:00 CAT
Families from opposite ends of the wealth and class divide swap homes

Nat Geo Wild

SHARK FEST: When Sharks Attack S5 -Terror in the Gulf
Saturday 06 July at 18:15 CAT
The waters of the Gulf are home to a range of shark species which isn't usually a problem for
humans. But in 2010 and 2011, something changes

Mnet

Blood & Treasure Season 1
Saturday 06 July at 20:00 CAT
The discovery of a long-lost tomb sets off a global chase between a brilliant antiques expert, a
cunning thief and a ruthless terrorist, in the season premiere of this adventure drama.

M-Net

Dead Draw
Saturday 06 July at 21:00 CAT
Fast-paced action thriller. Four criminals who steal $25 million soon become desperate to survive the
night after they find themselves being hunted by an unknown threat.

Discovery

Building Off The Grid S2
Saturday 06 July at 17:15 CAT
For some, the idea of living in an unspoilt wilderness 'off the grid', stripped of the trappings of modern life, is a wonderful dream. But building in these places where access to contemporary materials is
limited and without a support network can be much more difficult. This series follows plucky people
across the USA who are inspired to build in the middle of nowhere and escape the pressures of living
in a city. In Ohio, two brothers rush to build a high-end vacation home in only four months in the
middle of a cattle ranch. And, in the Appalachian Mountains, a man wants to surprise his wife with an eco-friendly holiday home far from the crowds. Will they be able to cope with the unpredictable
elements of Mother Nature in pursuit of building their dream, unplugged from the modern world?

CBS Reality

Judge Judy
Saturday from 06 July at 11:10 CAT
Continuing into next month. A former New York family court judge known for her ability to cut through
a dispute and get to the core of the emotional issue at hand, Judge Judy acts as a true moral
compass for people seeking guidance, resolution and a little common sense in their often-complicated
lives. Judge Judy’s goal is to make a permanent and worthwhile impression that will discourage
repeat offenders and help heal families and victims of injustice. There are many imitators, but only
one Judge Judy!

E! Entertainment

Keeping Up with the Kardashians S16
Ends Sunday 07 July at 20:00
Tune in to E! as the brand-new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians continues this month.
With plenty of drama, glamour, laughter and tears, join America’s favourite celebrity family as they
meet life’s triumphs and tragedies head-on in their trademark style, supporting each other through the
good and the bad.

History

Prince: Kiss In The Rain
Sunday, 07 July at 19:20 CAT
Few artists are as prolific as Prince. The king of self-transformation, Prince made his mark on an
entire generation. He redefined popular music and reshaped the music industry. But the enigma of
Prince held many untold secrets– join us on this in-depth look at his incredible career and get closer
to the artist with dramatic re-enactments of his life and shocking final moments.

Mnet

The Spy Who Dumped Me
Sunday 07 July at 20:30 CAT
Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon star in this chaotic comedy. Two best friends accidentally become
entangled in an international conspiracy, when one of them discovers that her ex is a spy.

Week 2: 08 July – 14 July 2019

Crime and Investigation

Crimes Uncovered S1
Monday 08 July at 20:00
This 13-episode exposé covers various real-life crimes that have gripped the nation. All of them have
one key aspect in common: each case has resulted in the successful arrest and conviction of those
who committed them. The show uses a combination of dramatic re-enactments, narration and
interviews to explore each horrific crime from the perspective of the victims and their families, who
share their traumatic experiences. Each episode also includes interviews with officials from the SAPS
who were involved in the various cases as well as advocates, lawyers, scientists and other experts
who give their opinions on the investigations and resulting court cases.

BET

Single Parents Looking for love S1
Tuesday 09 July at 21:00 CAT
It’s not easy for a single parent to find a partner because over and above having their own preference
criteria, they must find someone who will be sensitive and mindful of the fact they are also raising a
child. This means they must be careful because anyone they choose to date will in one way or
another end up in the child’s life.

Discovery Family

Strange Evidence S3
Wednesday 10 July at 21:00 CAT
Worldwide, six billion cameras are watching us; on the street, at work, and in our homes. Sometimes,
they capture things that seem impossible, that defy the laws of physics. In this series, experts carry
out analysis of these unusual events to decipher whether these clips really defy explanation, or can
science explain the inexplicable? From a girl seemingly thrown into the air as she walks along a
pavement to a slab of meat that appears to be twitching on its own, scientists examine video footage
to discover the truth behind some of the world's most bizarre and mysterious occurrences ever
recorded on camera.

BET

2 Families & A Wedding Dress
Wednesday 10 July at 21:50 CAT
BET Africa and Veil Bridal Couture have partnered up to give 13 lucky brides an opportunity to
choose a wedding dress of their dreams in new reality wedding show, 2 Families and a Wedding
Dress!

Investigation Discovery

People Magazine Investigates: Cults S2
Thursday 11 July at 21:50 CAT
The magnetic, dangerous world of cults has been making the headlines across the world over the
years. In this powerful series, People Magazine explores the shocking stories of ordinary people who
get caught up in a terrifying web of abuse, deception, and manipulation. How did Charles Manson
entice dozens of young women to live with him in his commune in late 60s California; and how did he
order his followers to commit a string of gruesome murders? What led 39 people to follow

BET

Tales S2
Thursday 11 July at 22:00 CAT
Tales, a scripted anthology series of song stories weaving classic and current hip-hop songs into
visually stunning narratives.

Disney Junior

Puppy Dog Pals
Friday 12 July at 18:30 CAT
Synopsis: When Bob stays late at work to do a presentation and forgets his dinner, the pugs decide to
bring it to him. Keia’s new caterpillar friend goes missing!

Mnet

Halloween
Saturday 13 July at 21:00 CAT
Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role in this instalment of the cult horror franchise. Laurie Strode returns
to confront her long-time foe, the masked serial killer Michael Meyers.

CBS Reality

Close Calls On Camera S5 (double bill)
Sunday 14 July at 09:25 CAT
“Close Calls: On Camera” brings to life the stories of ordinary people who have overcome
extraordinary circumstances. With access to a variety of sources such as video and phone footage
shot by those involved and onlookers, dramatic real-life 999 calls, and first-hand accounts from the
survivors and their friends and families, “Close Calls: On Camera” relives the split-second moments
when everyday events are transformed into disasters and meets the people who lived to tell the tale.

Mnet

Tag
Sunday 14 July at 20:05 CAT
An ensemble cast star in this raucous comedy. A gang of former classmates organise an annual,
elaborate game of tag – that requires some of them to travel all over the country.

Nat Geo Wild

Shark Kill Zone-The hunt
Sunday 14 July at 18:00 CAT
This film reveals the surprisingly diverse ways sharks hunt and the solutions they have found to
catching prey.

History

Chasing The Moon (Documentary)
Sundays from 14 July at 20:15 CAT
Chasing the Moon, a landmark documentary series about the space race, from its earliest beginnings
to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969. This exciting new series recasts the
Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle,
visionary impulses and personal drama, utilizing a feast of previously overlooked and lost archival
material.

E! Entertainment

Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian S3
Sunday 14 July at 20:00
Everyone knows what it’s like to feel alone, left out, different, or just not good enough. Welcome to
Revenge Body, the show that is going to turn lives around with the ultimate True and Total Makeover
of the exterior and interior. By gaining confidence and control over their lives, maybe even for the first
time, Khloé Kardashian and a team of Hollywood’s best trainers and glam squads will help two
individuals per episode recreate themselves. The results are going to be a major transformation. It’s
all about showing the world – all those people who doubted you, who rejected you – what they’re now
missing out on. Its all about the Revenge Body. Because the best revenge is looking and feeling your
best.

History

Chasing The Moon S1 (Documentary)
Sunday 14 July at 20:15 CAT
Chasing the Moon, a landmark documentary series about the space race, from its earliest beginnings
to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969. This exciting new series recasts the
Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle,
visionary impulses and personal drama, utilizing a feast of previously overlooked and lost archival
material.

Week 3: 15 July – 21 July 2019

History

Rat Roads (Documentary)
Monday 15 July at 19:20 CAT
Rat Roads chronicles the unforgettable journey of a Rwandan orphan. From his birth in a refugee
camp in 1972, to him taking the podium at the University of Pretoria in 2011, to receive a master’s
degree in law. An extraordinary achievement for someone who had survived genocide and the
atrocities in Africa’s bloodiest civil war and walked to South Africa where he slept in parks and lived as
a street child.

Disney Channel

Fast Layne Launch
Monday 15 July at 15:10 CAT
Synopsis: Twelve-year-old over-achiever Layne finds her orderly life thrown into a tailspin when she
discovers a sophisticated talking car named V.I.N. hidden in an abandoned shed.

BBC Brits

Josh Widdicombe – What do I do now?
Tuesday 16 July at 20:00 CAT
Stand-up comedian Josh Widdicombe performs at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo. Josh's
frustrations are still bubbling over, from his overflowing shower to his contactless card.

Discovery

Masters Of Disaster S1
Thursday 18 July at 21:00 CAT
These days, pretty much everyone is heavily dependent on modern technology. From mobile phones
to food processors, every aspect of day-to-day life is catered for with a high-tech gadget that most of
us take for granted. But, in the event of Doomsday, what would happen if all this technology we rely
upon is gone? A group of innovative engineers and workmen in Chattanooga, Tennesse, led by
mechanic and survivalist Beau Boruff are not taking any chances. In this series, these guys source
vintage pieces, restore them to full working order and sell them to grateful Doomsday preppers,
hopefully making a tidy profit in the process.

Mnet

Separated At Birth
Saturday 20 July at 21:00 CAT
Tense thriller. A woman finds her biological mother after discovering she was abducted as a child, but
the reunion sends her life spiralling out of control.

History

Moon Landings: Lost Tapes
Sunday 21 July at 20:15 CAT
Moon Landing: The Lost Tapes will mine previously unexplored material: audio interviews with
astronauts and engineers locked away in NASA’s vaults, camera reels featuring lunar footage thought
to be lost for a generation, home movies that have gathered dust for decades. Working with producer
Nicole Rittenmeyer, this immersive narrative will take viewers inside man’s voyage to the moon.

Mnet

First Man
Sunday 21 July at 20:05
Oscar-nominee Ryan Gosling takes on the role of the legendary Neil Armstrong, in a film about his life
and the celebrated space mission to the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Week 4: 22 July – 28 July 2019

Disney Channel

Coop Cami Ask The World S1
Monday 22 July at 17:15 CAT
Cooper and Cameron Wrather are two middle-school siblings who co-host Coops online show,
Would You Wrather." With the help of their little brother Ollie and Coops best friend Fred.

Comedy Central

Young Sheldon S1
Monday 22 July at 20:30 CAT
Meet a child genius named Sheldon Cooper; (already seen as an adult in The Big Bang Theory) and
his family. Some unique challenges face Sheldon who seems socially impaired.

Disney Junior

Marvel Super Hero adventure short S1
Monday 22 July at 10:55 CAT
When Ultron steals Tony Starks new, high-tech garbage truck, Iron Man shows Spidey how to use
problem-solving skills and inventiveness to stop Ultron and clean up the city.

MNet

The Hallow Point
Saturday 22 June at 21:00 CAT
Gritty crime thriller. The new sheriff of a small American town investigates a harrowing drug cartel
deal that went horribly wrong.

Crime and Investigation

Homicide: Hours To Kill 1B
Tuesday 23 July at 20:00 CAT
The key to solving the toughest homicides lies somewhere within the final 24 hours of the victim’s life.
This true-crime documentary series follows investigators as they piece together events during the last
critical hours.

Disney Channel

Disney Cookabout S3
Saturday 27 July at 10:15 CAT
Cookery gameshow set in South Africa. Two young chefs head out to explore where the food on our
tables comes from and then back to the amazing kitchen to rustle up some tasty dishes. With Kirsten
Mohamed and Mthunzi Ntoyi!

Mnet

Malevolent
Saturday 27 July at 21:00 CAT

Frightening horror movie. A pair of sibling scam-artists are recruited to investigate a troubled estate,
and find it haunted by a real, terrifying paranormal presence.

Mnet

Hotel Artemis
Sunday 28 July at 20:05 CAT
Jodie Foster and an ensemble cast star in this dark crime drama. In an anarchic, dystopian future, a
woman known as The Nurse runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals.

Nickelodeon

Henry Danger
Sunday 28 July at 18:25 CAT
Henry Danger: The Musical When Frankini uses a device to put a musical curse over Swellview, Kid
Danger and Captain Man are forced to find a different way to save everyone. But when Captain Man
cracks under the pressure, Kid Danger has to remind him how to be a hero again.

TLC

Say Yes To The Dress Lancashire S1
Sunday 28 July at 19:05 CAT
uper-stylist, Gok Wan, is an expert in dressing women, so ladies looking for the most important dress
of their life couldnt be in safer hands! At the award-winning, family run Ava Rose Hamilton bridal
boutique in the heart of the countryside in Lancashire, England, Gok is on hand with the dedicated
and passionate consultants to help nervous brides to find the perfect wedding gown. But, if the dream
dress doesnt exist Gok will work with the team to create it! Every appointment has its own challenges
and Gok will stop at nothing to overcome them. From the bride who dreads seeing her body in a big
white dress to the straight-talking entourage who all think they know best, there's drama and emotion at every appointment! Whatever the story, Goks mission is to make every bride feel incredible.

Week 4: 29 July – 31 July 2019

E! Entertainment

The Funny Dance Show S1
Monday 29 July at 20:00 CAT
Comedians: great at jokes, good at… dancing? Find out on The Funny Dance Show – where two
teams of comedians compete in a series of comedic dance-offs. If you loved Justine Marino and Heidi
Heaslet’s show Comedy Store, then this hilarious, pop-inspired danceathon will be for you!
Performing routines in front of a live studio audience and an esteemed panel of judges, our
comedians may be facing their toughest crowd yet!

M-Net

Adrift
Saturday 29 June at 21:00 CAT
Suspenseful drama based on a true story. Two people fall in love after a chance encounter and go on
a sailing adventure, that turns into a nightmarish fight for survival.

BBC Brits

Dara OBriain – Crowd Tickler
Tuesday 30 July at 20:00 CAT
In Dara O Briains Crowd Tickler Live, Dara brings his hilarious 2015 tour to the legendary
Hammersmith Apollo. Watch him lead the audience on a rip-roaring journey through expertly crafted
routines, cracking one-liners and the lightning fast spontaneous gag-making that makes Dara one of
the countrys favourite funny people.


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