Explore more with these factual British highlights

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Travel the world from the comfort of your home and dig deeper into fascinating human interest stories, this winter on DStv.

 Explore more with these factual British highlights

Fans of British entertainment are in for a treat this winter as DStv channels pack their line-ups with new and returning seasons of incredible shows.

Set your reminders and series recordings for these highlights:

Passport to travel

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The Ganges With Sue Perkins S1

Sue Perkins journeys down the Ganges, from the Himalayas, through the ancient city of Varanasi, to the delta on the Bay of Bengal, exploring the challenges that India is grappling with today.

Watch from Friday, 16 July on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 20:00

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Nadiya’s American Adventure S1

The Great British Bake Off S6 winner Nadiya Hussain travels across the USA exploring its regional food, from tacos and fortune cookies in California to soul food and colourful cake in New Orleans.

Watch from Tuesday, 10 August on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 20:00

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The Savoy

The Savoy S1

Meet the guests, from rock stars to royalty, who’re checking in and the staff who deliver world class service, day and night at The Savoy, London’s 130-year-old luxury hotel.

Watch from Tuesday, 20 July on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 19:00

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Incredible Journeys With Simon Reeve S1

Simon has visited over 100 countries in 15 years. Now he reconnects with people he met along the way, including a Burmese human rights campaigner, and a 10-year-old Bangladeshi glass factory worker.

Watch from Friday, 13 August on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19:00

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Amazing Hotels Life Beyond The Lobby S3 5

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby S3B

Giles Coren and Monica Galetti work behind the scenes in some of the world’s most extraordinary hotels, like Jade Mountain in St Lucia, where guest rooms have a permanent ocean view.

Watch from Tuesday, 20 July on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 20:00

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The World’s Most Luxurious S1

Meet the insiders who guide millionaires and billionaires to their ultimate luxuries. Over 6 episodes we’ll go inside their trains, yachts, homes, hotels, private jets and cars, to see how they’re customised.

Watch from Wednesday, 4 August on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 19:00

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Mary Berry's Simple Comforts S1

Mary Berry's Simple Comforts S1

Mary travels the UK and Paris searching for comfort food in this 6-episode cooking show. Try Paris’s indulgent cheese and ham sandwich, Ireland’s Colcannon mash, Yorkshire seafood, and Scotland’s cure for cold nights.  

Watch from Monday, 19 July on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 20:00

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Sue Perkins: Along The US-Mexico Border S1

Sue Perkins explores the daily lives of ordinary US Americans and Mexican people who live on either side of the US-Mexico border, from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

Watch from Friday, 6 August on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19:00

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Wonders Of Greece

Wonders of Greece

Historian Bettany Hughes explores Athens, Olympia, and Sparta, an acoustically perfect ancient theatre and a health spa in Epidaurus, and Secret Palace of Alexander the Great in Northern Greece, and romantic Nafplion.

Watch on Saturday, 17 July on BBC World News (DStv channel 400) at 08:30

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Incredible Journeys With Simon Reeve S1

Simon has visited over 100 countries in 15 years. Now he reconnects with people he met along the way, including a Burmese human rights campaigner, and a 10-year-old Bangladeshi glass factory worker.

Watch from Friday, 13 August on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19:00

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Brian Cox’S Adventures In Space And Time

Brian Cox’s Adventures In Space And Time S1

In this 4-episode documentary, Professor Cox asks whether we’re entering a new age of space travel, why we should search for alien life, how gravity works, and what time is.

Watch from Thursday, 19 August on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19:00

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Where The Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle S8

Survivalist and explorer Ben Fogle visits families and individuals who’ve said goodbye to modern society and are building new lives in the wilderness including in Iceland and Siberia.

Watch from Wednesday, 11 August on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19:00

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Extreme Treks S4

Traveler and photographer Ryan Pyle explores world culture and nature on foot. This season we’ll see Ryan in the Simien Mountains in Northern Ethiopia, and how COVID lockdowns impacted his travels.

Watch from Sunday, 1 August on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 19:00

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Human interests

The Psychedelic Drug Trial: A Cure For Depression

This documentary follows scientists and psychotherapists, led by Professor David Nutt, Dr Robin Carhart-Harris and Dr Rosalind Watts, as they test the effects of psilocybin on clinical depressed patients.

Watch from Tuesday, 3 August on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 20:00

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The Truth About Stress

Journalist Fiona Phillips and three stressed-out volunteers embark on a unique experiment to understand the impact of stress on our bodies. And scientists studying obesity discuss the link between stress, obesity and diabetes.

Watch on Sunday, 25 July on Da Vinci (DStv channel 318) at 22:00

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What Are We Feeding Our Kids?

Doctor Chris van Tulleken goes as far as experimenting on his own body as he delves into the topic of childhood obesity in an effort to find answers and inspire change.

Watch on Tuesday, 10 August on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 20:00

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COLDITZ THE LEGEND

Colditz: The Legend

Soldiers who escaped an “inescapable” prisoner of war camp at Germany’s Colditz Castle reveal how they pulled it off. With stories from survivors Corran Purdon, Micky Burn and Peter Parker, and interviews with relatives of other escapees.

Watch on Sunday, 18 July on History (DStv channel 186) at 20:15

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A War To Remember

The late Dame Vera Lynn tells the story of ordinary British lives during World War II, starting with what happened around the world on 8 May 1945, the day that Germany unconditionally surrendered to allied forces.

Watch on Sunday, 25 July on History (DStv channel 186) at 20:15

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My Impossible House S1

Using modern know-how, visionaries transform unique and historic buildings like old windmills and churches, derelict barns and lighthouses, which were never designed to be lived in, into show-stopping dream homes.

Watch from Friday, 20 August on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) at 20:00

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Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop And Power

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock talks about her experiences of racism and colourism as a black woman in the UK, especially within the music industry, where she was flooded with outright abuse and constant microaggressions.

Watch on Monday, 9 August on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174)

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