Highlights with character this August on DStv Family

Highlights

DStv Family introduces you to must-know shows and people this August

Highlights with character this August on DStv Family

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You’ll get insider introductions to fascinating people like South African spiritualist Thembi Nyathi in Dloz’lami, some of Johannesburg’s real-life little people in Giants of The City, and the biggest names in Afrikaans music, along with their superfans in Musiekpaniek. And expert witnesses and journalists will take you behind the scenes of some of the world’s most shocking stories in Huisgenoot Ware Lewensdramas and 9/11: One Day In America.

There are also drama series packed with interesting families and their stories, like brand-new legal drama Family Law, and the new telenovela The Frontliners, which reminds us of The Good Wife a little.

Come on, it’s time to say hello to great TV.

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Series with character

Family Law
Family Law S1

Legal drama. Recovering alcoholic lawyer Abigail Bianchi (Jewel Staite) starts working for her estranged father, Harry Svennson (Victor Garber), at his Vancouver law firm, along with her half-siblings, as a condition of her probation.

Watch from Monday, 23 August on Universal TV (DStv channel 117) at 20:00

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The Frontliners S1

When housewife Shobha's (Sonali Bendre) politician husband Samarth's (Harsh Chhaya) corruption and infidelity is exposed on the news, she decides to get a job and become independent. Her mysterious new boss, Vikram Ahuja (Apurva Agnihotri), supports her efforts.

Watch daily from Monday, 2 August on Star Life (DStv channel 167) at 21:00

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Real-life characters

Giants of The City S1

This reality series about the lives of little people and their efforts to navigate their personal lives as well as support themselves in a busy city is set in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Watch from Saturday, 7 August on Moja Love (DStv channel 157) at 20:30

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Dloz'lami S3

Host Thembi Nyathi offers spiritual support and guidance to families who’re facing difficulties in their lives. The first couple she helps, Knoxx and his wife, are broke and have lost everything that they’ve worked for together.

Watch from Tuesday, 3 August on Moja Love (DStv channel 157)

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Huisgenoot Ware Lewensdramas
Huisgenoot Ware Lewensdramas S8

Journalists from this 105-year-old South African magazine revisit headlining stories and true-crime cases that have kept readers enthralled, like the murder of Jayde Panayiotou.

Watch from Monday, 9 August on VIA (DStv channel 147) at 21:00

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Musiekpaniek
Musiekpaniek S5

Carla Mackenzie hosts this intense game show in which local musicians meet their superfans, who must prove their trivia knowledge about the musician by answering a series of increasingly obscure questions about them.

Watch from Friday, 20 August on VIA (DStv channel 147) at 20:00

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9/11: One Day In America

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the 11 September terrorist attacks on the United States. This documentary blends classic and never-before-seen archive footage, along with eyewitness and expert interviews, to offer fresh perspectives on the event.

Watch on Sunday, 29 August on National Geographic (DStv channel 181) at 21:00

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