From true crime to reality and spicy series, DStv Compact in November is all about the Drama.
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 herefor more DStv Compact November highlights, from home reno, to kitchen competitions and red carpet events.
Drama & laughter
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
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
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
“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
Lifetime kicks off their Ripped From The Headlines movies with this film inspired by the true story of Elisabeth Fritzl, an Austrian teen whose father, Josef Fritzl, kept her prisoner as his rape and breeding slave in the basement of her childhood home from 1984 to 2008. With Stephanie Scott and Judd Nelson.
Watch on Saturday, 6 November on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) at 19:20
Ripped From The Headlines movie inspired by the true story of Jennifer Dulos, a mother of five who vanished one day after dropping the children at school. While her husband Fotis claimed that she’d staged her own disappearance, questions went unanswered after he committed suicide and her body was never found.
Watch on Saturday, 20 November on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) at 19:20
Explore some of Britain’s darkest murder locations. This season host Anita Rani visits Milton Keynes, Wakefield, Wigan, Wishaw, Southampton, Oxford, Lichfield, Leicester, Bath and Whitby on the trail of cases like the murders of Rachel Manning, Wendy Speakes, Zoe Nelson and Louise Sellers. Find out how their killers were eventually found and tried.
Watch from Wednesday, 10 November on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) at 21:00
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
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
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