DStv Compact is all about the law this August, with eight drama series about cops, lawyers, judges and agents, from FBI and FBI: Most Wanted to The Equalizer and Your Honor. Even The Flash is here to fight for what’s right.
There are also three documentary shows about the search for real-life justice. Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock talks about her experiences with racism in the pop music world, we explore an international scandal surrounding sex trafficker Peter Nygård, and we meet some more Very Scary People.
Legally awesome drama series
The season is off to a topical start with the agents wearing masks, thanks to COVID-19, and investigating a mass shooting perpetrated by a white nationalist organisation. And Maggie’s back from undercover work with a new love.
Watch from Monday, 16 August on M-Net City (DStv channel 115) at 19:20 (double bill)
The Equalizer S1
In this reboot of the series of the same name from the mid-’80s, retired intelligence agent Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah) uses her special skills and underworld contacts to help ordinary people who have the odds stacked against them.
Watch from Monday, 2 August on M-Net City (DStv channel 115) at 20:50
FBI: Most Wanted S2
We find out more about the team’s personal lives, as some of them have to adjust to their children staying home during the pandemic. And we’ll meet Jess LaCroix’s dad, played by Lost’s Terry O’Quinn.
Watch from Tuesday, 10 August on M-Net City (DStv channel 115) at 19:10
Your Honor S1
Judge Michael Desiato (Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston) conceals evidence to protect his son Adam (Hunter Doohan) after Adam accidentally kills the son of Mafia kingpin Jimmy Baxter (Michael Stuhlbarg). Adapted from the Israeli TV series Kvodo.
Watch from Tuesday, 10 August on M-Net City (DStv channel 115).
NCIS: New Orleans S7
Agent Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team of Navy cops have their hands full in the final season as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads through New Orleans – and a Navy ship – just after Mardi Gras.
Watch from Wednesday, 4 August on M-Net City (DStv channel 115) at 19:40
For Life S2
Wrongfully convicted prisoner-turned-lawyer Aaron Wallace adjusts to life outside as he reunites with his family, and he realises that one woman’s case could be the key to exposing far-reaching police corruption.
Watch from Wednesday, 4 August on M-Net City (DStv channel 115) at 20:50
With courts on lockdown, thanks to the pandemic, Bull hallucinates a trial while battling a COVID-19 infection. Coming up this season, Benny gets an offer to become the DA, and Izzy and Bull have a proposal in their future.
Watch from Thursday, 19 August on M-Net City (DStv channel 115) at 19:10
The Flash S7
Super speedster Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) has 2 major missions this season: find his missing wife Iris and stop Mirrorverse duplicate Eva McCulloch, a quantum engineer on a quest for revenge.
Watch from Friday, 27 August on M-Net City (DStv channel 115) at 19:10
Real crime & justice stories
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)
Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygård
In 2020, fashion executive Peter Nygård was arrested on multiple charges of sex trafficking, child sex trafficking, rape, and conspiracy to murder. Now his alleged victims and former employees are speaking out.
Watch on Monday, 23 August on ID (DStv channel 171) at 21:00
Very Scary People S2
Donnie Wahlberg hosts this look at the twisted lives of some of the most diabolical characters in recent history including Dr. Michael Swango, Robert Durst, Edmund Kemper, Richard Ramirez, Dennis Rader and others.
Watch from Wednesday, 4 August on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) at 21:00