To beat the chill this winter, the BBC channels will be bringing a little local sizzle into the mix every Wednesday at 20:00.
Seriously hot series
4-Episode comedy based on David Nicholls’ 2014 novel of the same name. When Douglas’s (Tom Hollander) wife Connie (Saskia Reeves) wants a divorce, he suggests that they take a last trip to Europe with their son.
Watch from Thursday, 22 July on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 22:30
When this UK-US spy agency comedy returns, American spy Jerry (David Schwimmer) finds out that the Russians have gotten hold of a cyber weapon that Jerry himself helped to develop, threatening national security.
Watch from Tuesday, 17 August on BBC Brit (DSTv channel 120) at 20:30
The Last Kingdom S4
Historical fiction based on writer Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories (2004-2020). S4 is set in the years 901-912 and will include Wales, Mercia and Wessex’s united efforts to defeat the Danes at the battle of Tettenhall.
Watch from Wednesday, 11 August on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 22:30
Rise of The Clans S1
Neil Oliver (of Coast Australia) presents this 3-part dramatisation of Scotland’s 17th-century civil war between the Scottish Parliament, led by the chief of Clan Campbell, and those clans loyal to King Charles I.
Watch from Saturday, 31 July on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 20:00
The Watch S1
This series is inspired by fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett’s Guards characters in the Discworld novels (1983-2015). Cross-species guardsmen led by Sam Vimes (Richard Dormer) rise out of apathy to restore order(ish) to Ankh-Morpork.
Watch from Tuesday, 27 July on M-Net City (DStv channel 115) at 21:40
The Masked Dancer UK S1
Joel Dommett hosts while judges Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall, Mo Gilligan and Oti Mabuse try to guess who the celebrity dancer is beneath an extravagant costume that hides their identity.
Watch from Sunday, 8 August on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) at 19:00
Pooch Perfect S1
10 Pairs of competitors take on themed challenges to be named UK’s Top Dog Stylist. Each week their models strut on the dogwalk, as their owners see their fur baby’s new look. Hosted by actress Sheridan Smith.
Watch from Tuesday, 20 July on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) at 20:00
The Great Kenyan Bake Off S1
Presenters Nick Ndeda and June Gachui guide 12 amateur bakers through challenges under the stern gaze of judges Kiran Jethwa and Myra Ndungu. It’s a sweet & savory feast until that final showstopper: a 3-tiered wedding cake.
Watch from Wednesday, 28 July on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 20:00
Kirstie's Celebrity Craft Masters S1
Crafty Kirstie Allsopp pits 2 celebrities, like Property presenters Lucy Alexander and Martin Roberts, against each other to see who does best as they try creative hobbies from pyrography to quilling, woodwork to cake decorating.
Watch from Wednesday, 21 July on The Home Channel (DStv channel 176) at 16:00
The Wheel S1
Funny man Michael McIntyre hosts this game show in which 7 celebrities help contestants to answer questions on their way to win a fortune. A spin of The Wheel decides the celebrity helper.
Watch from Wednesday, 18 August on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) at 20:00
Binge your British faves on Showmax
On the series side, Showmax has gotten its hands on these big hits:
- You can binge sci-fi comedy series Avenue 5 S1 from Friday, 16 July
- Romantic drama series Normal People, about a forbidden romance between a young man and woman in Northern Ireland, launches on Friday, 9 July.
- The tense political drama Baghdad Central joins the platform at the start of the month for bingeing.
- And you can punch your ticket for absurd stage comedy series The Goes Wrong Show S1 from the start of the month, too.
And there’s already loads more British entertainment already up on Showmax, including the entire Harry Potter movies series.
Stay connected to DStv to feel every moment of British entertainment this winter.