All the drama on DStv Compact in November


From true crime to reality and spicy series, DStv Compact in November is all about the Drama.

 All the drama on DStv Compact in November

DStv Compact is filled with human-driven drama this November, whether you love a plot-driven series, a true crime show, or seeing inside celebrity lives.

Skilful jazz club music and gangster-driven action combine in the gripping local series Skemerdans, and there’s family drama of a different kind in the final season of House Of Payne.

Lifetime (DStv channel 131) introduces their Ripped From The Headlines movies this November, with fictional tales inspired by horrifying real-life crimes. And true crime buffs have more in store as female PIs investigate crimes in Secrets, Lies And Private Eyes. We’re invited to play detective ourselves in The Fog Of Murder, Finding Andrea brings us an unexpected missing persons case, and a new season of Murdertown takes us on a dark tour of Britain.

And if you love your drama with glamour, try Honey’s (DStv channel 173) new celeb talk show Talk With Toke Makinwa, or reality series Moonchild Sanelly Woza.

Click here for more DStv Compact November highlights, from home reno, to kitchen competitions and red carpet events.

Drama & laughter

Skemerdans S1

An atmospheric Cape Flats neo-noir murder mystery set at The Oasis, a jazz club and after-dark entertainment venue that becomes the centre of a power struggle between two brothers from the Fortune family, a scorned widow and an organised crime syndicate. With Vinette Ebrahim, Kevin Smith, the late Ceagan Arendse, and Ilse Klink.

Watch from Saturday, 6 November on kykNET & Kie (DStv channel 145) at 20:00

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House Of Payne
House Of Payne S8

In the final (62-episode) season of Tyler Perry’s sitcom, DeShawn wants to join a gang, and the family place him in a gifted child programme in an effort to keep him from being expelled. And watch out for the tribute to classic TV sitcom The Jeffersons in episode 10.

Watch from Thursday, 4 November on BET (DStv channel 129) at 20:30

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Let’s be real

Toke Makinwa
Talk With Toke Makinwa S1

Tell-all talk show hosted by Nigerian media personality Toke Makinwa. Toke’s guests, a who’s who of the Nigerian and African entertainment industry, reveal the most intimate parts of their lives. Get to know your favourite influential actresses and musicians, DJs and models on another level.

Watch on Friday, 19 November on Honey (DStv channel 173) at 22:00

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Moonchild Sanelly Woza S1

Moonchild Sanelly WOZA is about liberation. It’s about a black girl living her dream,” says musician and dancer Moonchild, who takes us inside her life with love DJ Phatstoki. Episode 4 takes us inside Moonchild’s business hustle, and in episode 5, Moonchild talks about both body and sex positivity.

Watch from Thursday, 4 November on BET (DStv channel 129) at 22:00

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True crime

Secrets, Lies And Private Eyes S1

Teams of private investigators (PIs) from 4 female-led PI firms tackle the cases the cops won't touch. One investigator must navigate new revelations about her client, who was supposedly involved in a shooting, and the standard of the police work comes under question when an investigator takes evidence to a forensics lab.

Watch from Friday, 12 November on ID (DStv channel 171) at 21:00

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The Fog Of Murder S1

This true crime series unfolds its cases slowly, building piece by piece until everything becomes clear, with witness interviews, eerie recreations of the events, and videos, recordings and photos from the police files. Cases include a dying man’s 911 call that could expose a killer’s identity, and a stabbing at a mattress shop.

Watch from Saturday, 20 November on ID (DStv channel 171) at 21:00

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Finding Andrea

True crime. Single mom Andrea Knabel and her friends were known for their efforts in the volunteer group Missing In America. But when Andrea herself vanishes, the questions start piling up – has a predator been covering their tracks in the Missing group, and did Andre get too close to the truth?

Watch on Wednesday, 24 November on ID (DStv channel 171) at 21:50

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