Our top TV picks for your viewing pleasure

Angel Has Fallen
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A selection of the best content on the small screen this week. 

Angel Has Fallen (2019)

M-Net (DStv channel 101)

Sunday, 8.05pm

Secret service agent Mike Banning is assigned to protect the US president. Things take a turn when Banning is falsely accused of carrying out an attack on the president while on a fishing trip.

Rouen to Hiroshima

History (DStv channel 186)

Sunday, 8.15pm

On August 6 1945, the B-29 Superfortress bomber Enola Gay, piloted by Paul Tibbets, dropped the first atomic bomb used in combat over Hiroshima, Japan, bringing World War 2 to an end. This story begins three years earlier – on August 17 1942 – in the French skies over Rouen, when the same pilot led the first daylight bombing mission against occupied Europe.

He’s Out to Get You / The House on the Hill (2019)

M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv channel 104)

Sunday, 8.15pm

After spending years in a mental hospital, a woman goes home to visit her brother, but he has vanished and no one in town remembers him.

Iron Man (2008)

e.tv (DStv channel 194)

Sunday, 8pm

Billionaire engineer Tony Stark constructs a high-tech armoured suit to escape capture in Afghanistan. He then uses the suit to fight evil forces and save the world.

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

M-Net Action (DStv channel 106)

Sunday, 8pm

To fulfil a vow he made, renowned assassin John Wick sets out for Rome, Italy, to fight some of the deadliest killers on the planet. However, he soon learns that there is a huge bounty on his head.

The Hip-Hop Effect

SABC1 (DStv channel 191)

Monday, 9pm

NEW SHOW

This five-part documentary series charts the story of hip-hop in South Africa as it goes from the streets to become a phenomenon that has had a unique effect on the everyday culture of our generation.

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The Lasizwe Show

MTV (DStv channel 130)

Monday, 9.30pm

NEW SEASON

Get a glimpse into the life of the flamboyant entertainer behind the many comical characters he plays on his YouTube channel.

The Insider

SABC3 (DStv channel 193)

Tuesday, 7.30pm

This show profiles South Africans who push the boundaries of innovation. Take a journey through South Africa’s neighbourhoods to meet the movers and shakers who breathe life into their communities.

Loyiso Madinga: Born Free-ish (2017)

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161)

Tuesday, 10pm

A stand-up comedy special arising from the confusion of someone who is too young to be able to say they fought in the struggle, but too old to be a born-free.

Hustle and Soul

Fox Life (DStv channel 126)

Wednesday, 3.05pm

NEW SEASON

A chef moves his soul food restaurant to Brooklyn, New York, in the hopes of earning a Michelin star.

Xola (2019)

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161)

Thursday, 9.30pm

Even though he was born with no arms, a young man dreams of becoming a photographer.

Dino Hunters

Discovery (DStv channel 121)

Thursday, 8.55pm

NEW SHOW

A group of cowboys and ranchers in the badlands of Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas, US, rely on their deep knowledge of the land to search for and uncover valuable dinosaur fossils.

Hillary

M-Net (DStv channel 101)

Thursday, 8pm

NEW SHOW

An intimate portrait of former US first lady and secretary of state Hillary Clinton, and how she became one of the most admired and vilified women in the world.

Phamokate

SABC2

(DStv channel 192)

Friday, 9.30pm

A humorous Setswana drama about a rural community learning to deal with HIV/Aids.

Style Syndicate

e.tv (DStv channel 194)

Friday, 9.30pm

NEW SHOW

Hosted by the fun and fearless Lindiwe Sithole, this lifestyle and entertainment magazine show is bursting at the seams with a variety of content including fashion, property, celebrity profiles and cars.

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

CBS Reality (DStv channel 132)

Saturday, 8.20pm

NEW SHOW

This two-part special tells the stories of women who took revenge on their lying, cheating men in creative and dramatic ways.

A Very Bonang Year – Part 2

SABC1 (DStv channel 191)

Saturday, 9.30pm

Catch the second part of this special as it follows South Africa’s biggest media personality, Bonang Matheba, on her global adventures. A Very Bonang Year gives fans unique insight into what has been Matheba’s most powerful year yet.

Jack Reacher (2012)

SABC3 (DStv channel 193)

Saturday, 9.30pm

When former US army sniper James Barr is accused of killing five people, former military police officer Jack Reacher takes it on himself to investigate the case.



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