Makeovers & Croc takeovers on DStv Access this October
Dog Impossible, Paranormal Nightshift, reno shows & more on DStv Access in October
Need a bit of an overhaul? Let our October programmes show you how on DStv Access. We have different series tackling everything from problem feet, to problem dogs, to better homes and gardens. And there are some ambitious home reno shows there, too, just for inspiration. So look out for the likes of My Feet Are Killing Me, Dog Impossible,Home To Win: Home For The Holidays and Save My Reno.
DStv Access has plenty of real people in strange situations, too. Perfect for spooky season there’s the chilling new documentary series Paranormal Nightshift – watch it alone, in the dark. Our favourite big, weird family is back in a new season of Welcome To Plathville S3. There’s a brand-new season of romantic reality series 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, and true-crime and cop fans can make a note of Borderforce USA: The Bridges and Random Breath Test.
National Geographic Wild (DStv channel 182) celebrates World Animal Day on Monday, 4 October and Croctober all month long with special nature programming.
And there are plenty of fun action and comedy classics on Saturdays and Sundays on M-Net Movies 4 (DStv channel 108).
Make me over!
Dog Impossible S2
Reality. Dog behaviour specialist Matt Beisner and his team help owners with problem pets, and rehabilitate rejected shelter dogs. This season, 2 pugs sharing a house must stop fighting, a veteran and his service dog are both battling with anxiety, and a visually impaired dog is reacting with aggression.
Watch from Monday, 11 October on National Geographic Wild (DStv channel 182) at 18:00
Reality. Dr. Ebonie, Dr. Brad and Dr. Sarah are back treating troubled feet. This season, a patient has a condition so rare that only eight people in the world have ever been diagnosed with it. Someone claims their foot is cursed, and a man claims to have an alien on his toe.
Watch from Friday, 22 October on TLC (DStv channel 135) at 20:00
See the best outdoor spaces in Australia, from parks to private gardens. Leading landscape architects and horticulturalists explore the space and see whether they match up to their creators’ goals. In the series finale, they’ll share their top 10 and name one as the Landscape and/or Garden of The Year.
Watch from Tuesday, 5 October on The Home Channel (DStv channel 176) at 21:30
Renovation stars Bryan Beaumler, Scott McGillivray, Sarah Richardson, Tommy Smyth and Mike Holmes team up to create one of the biggest Christmas gifts ever. They’re restoring a Victorian home from top to bottom. In the final episode, three competitors have a chance to win the fully furnished house.
Watch from Monday, 11 October on The Home Channel (DStv channel 176) at 19:00
Sarah Richardson, her husband, Alex, and Sarah’s design partner, Tommy Smyth, work to convert a historic house in small town Creemore into a seasonal rental. Money and time are tight, and the house is full of surprises. But Team Sarah gets a little help from Mike Holmes along the way.
Watch from Monday, 18 October on The Home Channel (DStv channel 176) at 19:00
Lorraine Pascale inspires us to re-learn good old-fashioned home cooking skills to create everything from delicious dinners, to comfort food, to spectacular seasonal treats like autumnal bread. The recipes are kept simple and Lorraine’s easy breezy manner will help you feel at home in the kitchen, too.
Watch from Monday, 25 October on The Home Channel (DStv channel 176) at 18:00
Sebastian Clovis and designer Samantha Pynn, who specialises in making homes look luxe on a budget, are here to help home reno wannabes. They’ll work hands-on with ambitious homeowners, to make those home reno dreams a reality by showing us where we can save money and creating spectacular DIY designs.
Watch from Tuesday, 26 October on The Home Channel (DStv channel 176) at 19:30
Documentary on personal encounters with the paranormal presented in 1-hour episodes in a combination of interviews and re-enactments, narrated by Martin Yap with expert commentary from Sapphire Sandalo and Christopher Allen Brewer. Cases include a demon encounter beneath an old hotel, a haunted museum, and a coroner’s assistant’s night with the undead.
Watch from Monday 11 October on CBS Reality (DStv channel 132) at 21:10
Reality series centred on the conservative, fundamentalist Plath family, who splintered into three households last season. This season, while the older kids are still set on exploring the world, some Plaths want to reconnect with their parents and younger siblings. Plus, a new love blooms, and Micah starts a modelling career.
Watch from Wednesday, 6 October on TLC (DStv channel 135) at 20:00
Reality. Americans move to a foreign country for love. This season, Kenny and Armando are planning their wedding in Mexico, Ellie searches for Victor, who goes missing when a hurricane strikes their Colombian island home, and Corey and Evelyn are keeping huge secrets.
Watch from Sunday, 17 October on TLC (DStv channel 135) at 20:00
Reality series focussed on Customs and Border Protection officers working at 12 of the 28 international bridges on the Texas-Mexico border. This season, they’re hunting for: American-made guns headed for Mexico’s cartels, opioid drug fentanyl smuggled inside candles, a 14-year-old runaway, liquid meth, smuggled reptiles and more.
Watch from Saturday, 16 October on CBS Reality (DStv channel 132) at 08:40
Australian reality series that follows police working on sobriety checkpoints, narrated by Australian actor Andrew Daddo. Coming up, a drunk driver flees into the subway, a car is pulled over and officers notice some frantic seat swapping, a learner driver loses his license for five years, and more.
Watch from Friday, 1 October on CBS Reality (DStv channel 132) at 11:10
Every Sunday this October is Croc Day. Learn more about the challenges crocs face in the wild, how they battle for dominance, and how their skills and natural adaptations make them apex predators. This year for the first time we’ll see Matt Wright at work in Monster Croc Wrangler S4 (episodes 1 & 2 on 10 October from 18:00, episodes 3 & 4 on 17 October).
Watch from Sunday 10 October on National Geographic Wild (DStv channel 182) at 18:00