The best viewing to get you through lockdown

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Idols SA
Idols SA

Idols SA

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161)

Sunday, 5.30pm

Unathi Nkayi, Randall Abrahams and Somizi Mhlongo Motaung return to the judging panel for the 16th season of one of South Africa’s favourite reality shows.

Thina Sobabili

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161)

Sunday, 8pm

A brother and sister try to survive the harsh township environment they live in.

Bombshell

Bombshell

M-Net (DStv channel 101)

Sunday, 8.05pm

Starring and produced by South Africa’s own Charlize Theron, this story portrays three intelligent, ambitious, strong women who anchored one of America’s most powerful news networks. They became headlines themselves when they risked everything to stand up to the man who made them famous.

The Neighbor in the Window

Lifetime (DStv channel 131)

Monday, 8.05pm

When upbeat, outgoing Karen, her husband Scott and their young son relocate to Washington for Scott’s job, Karen (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) looks forward to starting a new life. She soon meets her charming neighbour, who quickly turns from friend to foe as things come to a shocking head.

Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o

Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o

BBC Earth (DStv channel 184)

Monday, 7pm

NEW SHOW

Oscar-winning Lupita Nyong’o discovers the Warrior Women’s incredible secrets. In this immersive, epic TV documentary, the actress journeys across Benin, west Africa, to uncover the remarkable truth behind the women who helped inspire the Dora Milaje of Marvel’s film Black Panther. While venturing on a deep, emotional road trip, Nyong’o discovers that an army of African female fighters existed in west Africa and are still remembered there as the Agoji — or, as Europeans labelled them, the Amazons.

Andy’s Dino Toybox

CBeebies (DStv channel 306)

Tuesday, 10.44am

NEW SEASON

If you are looking to keep the kids engaged, or if you need some time for bonding, Andy’s Dino Toybox is a great way to ensure you and the little ones stay entertained while learning. In each episode, Andy Day brings his toy dinosaurs to life, with imagination and enthusiasm. Expect amazing stories, mind-blowing dino facts, and funny voices to inspire and amuse.

The Insider SA

The Insider SA

SABC3 (DStv channel 193)

Tuesday, 7.30pm

NEW SHOW

The Insider SA profiles South Africans who push the boundaries of innovation. You will be taken on a journey through the country’s neighbourhoods, meeting the makers and shakers that breathe life into the community – the insiders who live, work and create there.

Ready For Love

SABC3 (DStv channel 193)

Wednesday, 7.30pm

Ready for Love is an innovative and dramatic relationship show about making real connections. Episode 10: An Engagement and a Song Love is at an all-time high during an unforgettable season finale. Tim and Ben take their ladies to their home towns for one final date. Then, live on stage, the two men will make the biggest decisions of their lives.

Behind the Story

Behind the Story

BET (DStv channel 129)

Wednesday, 10pm

NEW SEASON

If last season was considered candid, things are about to reach a new level of realism. Get ready for yet another explosive season of Behind the Story, hosted by Pearl Thusi, as the popular show returns to our small screens for its fourth season.

Barkskins

National Geographic (DStv channel 181)

Thursday, 8.43pm

NEW SHOW

Based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx, Barkskins follows a group of disparate outcasts and dreamers battling to escape their pasts while navigating the brutal frontier hardships, competing interests and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization: the New World.

Kids Baking Championship

Kids Baking Championship

Food Network (DStv channel 175)

Friday, 7.55pm

NEW SEASON

After a nationwide search across the US, a group of talented young bakers have emerged as contenders for the title of Kids Baking Champion.

White Material

White Material

SABC3 (DStv channel 193)

Friday, 9.30pm

As the owner of a coffee plantation in Africa, Maria (Isabelle Huppert) wants only to see her business through the harvest, no matter what’s happening around it.

Dr Pimple Popper Pop Up s Premiere

Dr Pimple Popper: Pop Up’s Premiere

TLC (DStv channel 135)

Saturday, 8pm

NEW SEASON

Bursting with pop-up facts and bonus scenes, this series relives the best pops, biggest lumps and juiciest lipomas that Dr Sandra Lee – or Dr Pimple Popper – has treated this season.

Catch Me If You Can

SABC3 (DStv channel 193)

Saturday, 9.30pm

A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars’ worth of cheques while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor and a legal prosecutor.


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