Wed 28 Mar 2018, 08:44
To paraphrase the Red Woman’s ominous line in GoT (can we get to 2019 already?), the world of TV is vast and full of new series and movies. And DStv is always happy to bring you some of the hottest titles on the block every month because every TV fan deserves that special treatment
once in a while every day.
As we hit the month of April, get your adrenaline rush from 15 of the best superhero blockbusters on the M-Net Movies Marvel Pop-Up (109) that will run from 13-22 April. Also make sure you tune in to these new titles that will entertain you, make you laugh, cry and even educate you because there is something for everyone.
Maza, the Swahili series that brought intrigue, supernatural and the much-needed drama is back on Maisha Magic East for season 2. The battle of good versus evil continues as we see our favourite villainess Kate (Angie Magio) come back with even more schemes up her sleeve to maintain her place in the family she stole from her best friend (who she turned into the family cat). Get ready to tune on Mondays from 2 April at 19:30 EAT on Maisha Magic East (158), you can also stream it on DStv Now.
2. Britain’s Brightest Family
Who is Britain’s Brightest Family? We are about to find out as we dive into ITV Choice’s newest quiz show hosted by Chase star Anne Hegerty that pits 16 smart families against each other for the ultimate title of Britain’s Brightest Family and a holiday of a lifetime. Tune in every Monday from 2 April at 18:15 CAT on ITV Choice (123) or stream it on DStv Now.
3. Crimes That Shook Australia S2
A true crime docuseries, the second season of Crimes That Shook Australia plunges you right back in the middle of some of Australia’s most heinous crimes that shocked the nation like the man who killed his three sons on Father’s Day in the first episode and more shocking crimes to follow in the next episodes. Hosted by Australian journalist Stan Grant, this series also details events leading up to the crime, the crime itself and the aftermath. Don’t miss the gripping episodes every Monday from 2 April at 21:00 CAT on Crimes + Investigation (170) which you can stream on DStv Now.
4. Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G
Like Tupac, Biggie’s story is something that the world will never get tired of telling, whether it’s trying to find out who really killed him or just telling his life story like we see in the biographical Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. The very first biography to be authorized by Biggie’s estate, this film tells the rapper’s story including his relationships, feuds and murder using archival footage, never-heard-before audio plus interviews from those closest to Biggie – his widow Faith Evans, his mother and industry connections like Jay Z, Sean Combs and Nas. Tune in on Wednesdays from 4 April at 21:15 on History (186).
Also on History is Hunting Hitler, a documentary that investigates if Adolf Hitler really survived World War II and disappeared to South America (according to FBI’s declassified documents). Don’t miss it on Friday 20 April at 22:10 CAT.
Another must-watch on History this April is Martin Luther King: Anniversary Special that airs on Wednesday 18 April at 21:15 on History.
5. Ellen’s Game of Games
Who doesn’t love Ellen DeGeneres? I mean, she’s funny, philanthropic, a prankster extraordinaire and she can dance too. In reality show Ellen’s Game of Games, this mischievous talk show host orchestrates fun, games and challenges where contestants compete for a big cash prize. Tune in on Mondays from 9 April at 17:00 CAT on M-Net (102), also available to stream on DStv Now.
5. Ayesha’s Home Kitchen
Ayesha Curry, cookbook author and wife to NBA superstar Steph Curry invites you to her home and kitchen as she shares her family recipes on Ayesha’s Home Kitchen. Sharing her delight with family and friends, Ayesha will showcase some of her favourite dishes including family food tradition recipes, delectable girls’ brunch recipes and date night recipes that only keep Steph Curry’s heart warmer. Tune in every Thursdays from 12 April at 21:00 CAT on Food Network (175) and also stream it on DStv Now.
6. Mel and Sue’s Generation Game
Comedians Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc host this game show that pits different generations of the same family against each other by competing in various tasks and games to win prizes. Tune in to Mel and Sue’s Generation Game on Sundays from 15 April at 18:40 CAT on BBC Brit (120), or stream on DStv Now.
7. Citizen Rose
A five-part docuseries, Citizen Rose comes in the wake of Hollywood’s rampant sex scandals that have seen the fall of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and other bigshots in the film/TV industry. A victim of sexual assault (and harassment) and a #MeToo movement activist, the series follows former Charmed star Rose McGowan as she reveals the innermost parts of her life from her experience with assault to the Weinstein sexual abuse allegations. Don’t miss this story of a woman who refuses to be silenced, Wednesdays from 25 April at 21:00 CAT on E! Entertainment (124), also stream it on DStv Now.
High stakes, power play and good ol’ game of cat and mouse chase between our two favourite players Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) continue as Billions returns for the third season. This is a comeback not to be missed and might we add that it comes only a few days after the global premier, tune in to Billions S3 on Mondays from 30 April at 21:00 CAT on M-Net (102) and you can stream it on DStv Now.
More titles to tune in to:
You Can’t Lick Your Elbow, 4 April at 22:00 CAT on Discovery Family (136)
Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry S3, 5 April at 21:00 on E! (124)
What on Earth?, Thursday 5 April at 21:00 on Discovery Channel (121)
Jamie’s 15 Minutes Meals, 9 April at 18:00 CAT on Food Network (175)
Lorraine Pascale’s Baking Made Easy, 12 April at 22:00 on Food Network (175)
The Great Interior Design Challenge III, from 22 April at 19:00 CAT on BBC Lifestyle (174)
Longmire S6, Monday 23 April at 22:00 CAT on M-Net (102)
American Idol S16, Saturday 28 April at 18:00 CAT on M-Net (102)