Celebrate this May with DStv Compact Plus
5 Must-watch series to celebrate on DStv Compact Plus in May 2022, from Dinge Van ’n Kind Season 1 to A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 3 and more
DStv Compact Plus brings you joy, fun and fascination this May, with shows that celebrate who we are, where we come from, and the shared truths that get us laughing.
We are bringing you the brand new, long awaited A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 3 on Monday, 9 May, so you get to snuggle down and enjoy! PS: If you loved last season’s Basic Ball sketch, Bob The Drag Queen is back calling competitors onto the floor – this time for the Funeral Ball.
There’s more bonding time for women across the generations as Dinge Van n Kind Season 1 brings author Marita van der Vyver’s heroine, Mart Vermaak, to life across 3 ages and stages, from the 1970s to now. Along with the performances and the story, we’ll be watching this 1 for the fascinating fashions and a window into South African history. Local series fans can also look forward to romance, comedy and friendship in Troukoors Season 2.
History lovers, DStv Compact Plus is taking you for a night at the museum in Strangest Things Season 1, which tells us some of the true stories behind museums’ weirdest acquisitions. Curious minds can also enjoy true crime series The Lovers’ Lane Murders Season 1, which digs into an unsolved case in which a serial killer targeted couples.
And in honour of Africa Day on Wednesday, 25 May, DStv will be spotlighting African films that bring us the warmth of the continent with the AfroCinema Pop-Up channel (DStv Channel 198), from Friday, 20 May to Sunday, 29 May. You’ll be able to join in this Premium experience when you ADD Movies for just R99 this May. Linking ADD Movies to your existing DStv package makes DStv’s Premium movie channels M-Net Movies 1, M-Net Movies 2 and fliekNET available on your DStv decoder, along with selected pop-up channels.
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Read on for details on all the series and to see what else is coming your way. There is so much more to see, including fascinating documentaries for history buffs like The Last Persian Shah and Amazing Isfahan: Paradise In The Heart Of Iran on History (DStv Channel 186).
5 Must-See May Compact Plus shows
A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 3
One of TV’s funniest-ever sketch shows returns. Carrying over last season’s story arc, series creator and star Robin Thede promises we’ll find out who was responsible for last season’s apocalypse, where the survivors are, and who’s watching them. This season’s celeb guests (there are over 40 of them) include Ava DuVernay, David Alan Grier, Kel Mitchell, and Michaela Jaé Rodriguez.
Watch A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 3 from Monday, 9 May at 22:00 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103)
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Dinge Van ’n Kind Season 1
This impeccably costumed time-hopping series brings Marita van der Vyver’s 1994 novel to life. The story follows Mart Vermaak, from her teens during 1970s apartheid South Africa (played by Melissa Myburg), to being a woman in her 30s (played by Cintaine Schutte) living in London during the 1990s, to her retirement years (played by Susanne Beyers) when she has returned to South Africa for good. Along the way we see Mart tackle politics, parents, unplanned pregnancy, family and friendship.
Watch Dinge Van ’N Kind Season 1 from Tuesday, 10 May at 20:00 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144).
Troukoors Season 2
Wedding planner Jessica (Ilse-Lee van Niekerk) is still with her delicious new love Chef Liam (Christiaan Schoombie), Jessica’s software developer sister Luca (Blyde Smit) is trying to make long-distance love work with barman-turned-fantasy writer Stefan (Evan Hengst), and Jessica’s best friend Abi (Bianca Flanders) the baker is still swearing off sex… for a hot second. But temptation is coming their way in the form of game designer Justin (David Viviers) and Maths tutor Hugo (Marlo Minnaar). Meanwhile Abi’s dad Karel (Kevin Smith) needs to plan his big, gay wedding to Nathan (Melt Sieberhagen).
Watch Troukoors Season 2 from Sunday, 15 May at 20:00 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144).
Strangest Things Season 1
Learn the true stories behind some of the most bizarre items in museum collections around the world. See the meteorite found in Tutankhamun's tomb, copper scrolls discovered in Israel, a colour-changing Roman cup, and 1of the most famous coins ever discovered. Also revisit the still undeciphered Voynich Manuscript and find out how a drowned woman’s death mask became part of a device that now saves lives around the world.
Watch Strangest Things Season 1 from Friday, 20 May at 19:25 on History (DStv Channel 186).
The Lovers’ Lane Murders Season 1
True crime. Former FBI profiler Jim Clemente and former FBI Special Agents Maureen O'Connell and Bobby Chacon work together to shed light on a 30-year-old cold case. Between 1986 and 1989, 3 couples were murdered and 1 went missing along Virginia’s Colonial Parkway, including Cathy Thomas and her girlfriend Becky Dowski, Annamaria Phelps and Daniel Lauer, 20-year-old David Knobling and 14-year-old Robin Edwards, and Cassandra Lee Hailey and Richard Keith Call whose bodies were never found.
Watch The Lovers’ Lane Murders Season 1 from Sunday, 15 May at 20:00 on CBS Justice (DStv Channel 170).
- The Engineering That Built The World Season 1 on Tuesday, 24 May at 20:15 on History (DStv Channel 186).
- The Last Persian Shah on Tuesday, 31 May at 20:00 on History (DStv Channel 186).
- Amazing Isfahan: Paradise In The Heart of Iran on Tuesday, 31 May at 21:00 on History (DStv Channel 186).
- Secret Life Underground on Sunday, 22 May at 19:00 on Curiosity Channel (DStv Channel 185).
- The Bachelor Season 26 from Sunday, 1 May at 17:10 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103)
- The Ranakas Season 4 from Wednesday, 4 May at 17:00 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103)
- Yim’Lo Season 1 from Monday, 23 May at 17:30 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103)
- Black-ish Season 8 from Friday, 27 May at 18:30 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103)
- One On One Season 3 from Saturday, 28 May at 09:00 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103)
- Secret Nazi Expedition on Sunday, 1 May at 20:15 on History (DStv Channel 186).
- An Unexpected Killer Season 2 from Monday, 2 May at 19:00 on CBS Justice (DStv Channel 170)
- Buried In The Back Yard Season 4 from Monday, 2 May at 20:00 on CBS Justice (DStv Channel 170).
- Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy In A Fake Underground Laboratory on Sunday, 1 May at 21:00 on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122)
- Kyle Kinane: Whiskey Icarus on Sunday, 8 May at 21:00 on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122)
- Dave Attell: Road Work on Sunday, 15 May at 21:00 on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122)
- Kurt Metzer: White Precious on Sunday, 23 May at 21:00 on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122)
- Kyle Kinane: I Liked His Old Stuff Better on Sunday, 29 May at 21:00 on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122)
And because you also get to see ALL the shows on DStv Compact, Family and Access, look out for:
- E! Live From The Red Carpet: The Met Gala 2022 on Tuesday, 3 May at 20:00 on E! Entertainment (DStv Channel 124).
- Chopped: Next Gen Season 1 from Wednesday, 11 May at 19:55 on The Food Network (DStv Channel 175).
- Death In Paradise Season 11 from Monday, 9 May at 19:00 on BBC Brit (DStv Channel 120).
- The Bachelor Season 26 from Sunday, 1 May at 17:10 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103)
- Primal Survivor: Escape The Amazon Season 1 from Wednesday, 4 May at 21:00 on National Geographic (DStv Channel 181)
- Private Eyes Season 3 from Friday, 6 May at 20:00 on Universal TV (DStv Channel 117)
- Ishushu Season 1 from Monday, 8 May at 18:00 on Moja Love (DStv Channel 157)
- Say Yes To The Dress Around The World Season 1 from Tuesday, 3 May at 20:00 on TLC (DStv Channel 135)
- My Feet Are Killing Me Season 2 from Friday, 13 May at 20:00 on TLC (DStv Channel 135)
- Grand Designs UK Season 15 from Monday, 9 May at 17:00 on The Home Channel (DStv Channel 176)
- 90 Day Fiancé Season 9 from Thursday, 26 May at 21:00 on TLC (DStv Channel 135)
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