Monday night on TV: Real Housewives of Sydney, The Emmy Awards, and a prison drama

The Real Housewives of Sydney. (Lifetime Africa/Facebook)
The Real Housewives of Sydney. (Lifetime Africa/Facebook)

Cape Town – Start your public holiday early with a night in front of the telly.

From a reality show to TV's biggest night, to a prison drama – here are our top 3 picks for you to tune into tonight.

The Real Housewives of Sydney

20:05 - Lifetime (DStv 131)

An inside peek into the lives of six of the most glamorous and outrageous residents of Australia's famous harbour city, Sydney.

71st Emmy Awards

21:00 - M-Net (DStv 101)

The prestigious awards ceremony honours the best in television. See if your favourite show won big.

Escape At Dannemora

Showmax

Directed by Ben Stiller and starring Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette, the limited series tells the true story of two inmates who become romantically involved with a prison employee before escaping from a US prison.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht