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From the freezing Arctic to smoggy Victorian London, to behind prison walls and inside spy rings, to a Love Island in the sun filled with hot singles and a dazzling dancefloor… wherever you want to go today, you have a VIP passport to the best of British TV with DStv this October and November.

If you’re a fan of British entertainment, there’s never been a better time to have DStv. There are shows already on the go, including the just-launched season of Strictly Come Dancing(which we always watch to cheer on our South African professional dancers and judge), the Brit-Scandi crossover secret agent drama Cold Courage, and classic British Police drama McDonald & Dodds. Nature lovers can see Eden: Untamed Planet. And there’s a different kind of mating display going on in the fun and frivolous reality series Love Island UK.

Coming up this October we have tense nuclear submarine drama Vigil, the long-awaited Arctic period drama The North Water, and the return of detective drama Baptiste. Quiz show fans, are you ready for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire With Jeremy Clarkson? Too much tension? Try some gentler British reality with The Great Pottery Throw Down. This month’s nature extravaganza with Sir David Attenborough is The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet. And British Comedy genius Armando Iannucci delivers a fresh classic in the movie The Personal History of David Copperfield. 

Looking ahead to November we can expect the return of the fun and flirty Victorian detective series Miss Scarlet and The Duke, the second season of the BBC Nature Unit’s Serengeti series and the making of Eden: Untamed Planet, the brand new South African season of competitive dining series Come Dine With Me SA. And a British Movies Festival filled with classics is coming to M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) and M-Net Movies 2 (DStv channel 106) in November, too.

Every month the BBC Channels BBC Brit (DStv channel 120), BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) and BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) – and M-Net (DStv channel 101) deliver the freshest British TV to you via DStv. BBC Earth and M-Net are available exclusively to DStv Premium subscribers, while BBC Brit and BBC Lifestyle are available on DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact.

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You’ll also be able to find British TV content across the board on DStv on The History Channel (DStv channel 186) and The Curiosity Channel (DStv channel 185) and more. And streaming service Showmax keeps a catalogue of brilliant British TV series and movies.

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Coming this October

November sneak peek

  • Eden: Untamed Planet – The Making Of coming to BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) on Sunday, 7 November
  • Serengeti S2 coming to BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) on Sunday, 14 November
  • MasterChef S17 coming to BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174) on Monday, 22 November
  • Miss Scarlet & The Duke S2 coming soon on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120)
  • Come Dine With Me SA S7 coming soon to BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174)
  • Grand Designs S19 coming soon to BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174)
  • The Supervet S7 coming soon to BBC Earth (DStv channel 184)

November British movie festival

The British Movies Festival is coming to M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) and M-Net Movies 2 (DStv channel 106) in November, with the best of British comedy, family, action and fantasy films.

On M-Net Movies 1 this includes Bean, Mr Bean’s Holiday, and all the Johnny English films. Emma, Pride & Prejudice, Sense And Sensibility & Austenland. Love Actually, Death At A Funeral and The Boat That Rocked. Paddington 2, Patrick The Pug, Four Kids & It. The Iron Lady, The Young Victoria & The Other Boleyn Girl. Little Women, Military WIves, Late Night & An Actor Prepares and more.

On M-Net Movies 2 this includes: London Boulevard; Kingsman: The Secret Service; Robin Hood 2018; Sherlock Holmes & Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows; All of Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit films; Doctor Sleep; AI: Artificial Intelligence; Murder On The Orient Express; Billionaire Boys Club; The Circle; Birds Of Prey; The Good Liar and more.

Showmax British Telly

You can binge British Telly on Showmax any time you like. The streaming service has an entire section dedicated to the Best Of British, including romantic drama Normal People, fantasy series A Discovery Of Witches and modern gangland drama series The Gangs Of London. And all 8 of the original Harry Potter films are there, too.

 Showmax is free to DStv Premium subscribers and Compact Plus and Compact subscribers get 50% off when they Add Showmax to their DStv bill. DStv Family, Access or EasyView customers can Add Showmax to their bills, too.

Here are 3 unmissable series coming in October, November and December:

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