What’s brewing this festive season? Only the best on DStv Premium... Whether it’s the stylish drama series, Tokyo Vice, or the classic Royal Variety leading you into the new year, you can enjoy a month of celebration and togetherness.
PS: Because you get ALL of DStv with Premium, check out our other monthly highlights packages for news about December’s hit shows such as The Great British Bake-Off Christmas Special, The People's Choice Awards 2022, and the final episode of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Dazzling December on DStv Premium
Royal Variety Performance 2022
Lee Mack hosts the 110th Royal Variety, which includes stand-up comedy from this year’s Britain’s Got Talent winner Axel Blake. There are special performances from soprano Fatma Said, the casts of stage musicals Newsies and Cabaret, Cirque Du Soleil, German magic duo The Ehrlich Brothers, and the daring Giffords Circus.
Watch Royal Variety Performance 2022 on Saturday, 31 December at 19:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101).
Journey Of India
Narrated by Bollywood superstar, Amitabh Bachchan, the six-part series showcases India’s achievements. Prepare to change your festive menu as chef, Vikas Khanna celebrates everything from Varanasi chaat to Wazawan preparation in Kashmir, and Maharaja Gaj Singh reveals the secret to preparing Laal Maas.
Watch Journey Of India Season 1 from Monday, 12 December at 20:00 on Discovery Channel (DStv Channel 121).
2022 saved the best for last with this thriller series that is based on American journalist, Jake Adelstein’s (played by Ansel Elgort) 2009 memoir of the same name. The story details his time working as a junior crime reporter at a Japanese newspaper in Tokyo. Things start cooking when veteran detective Hiroto Katagiri (Ken Watanabe) takes Jake under his wing, and he makes contact with the yakuza.
Watch Tokyo Vice Season 1 from Wednesday, 7 December at 22:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101).
Mira Harberg (Alicia Vikander) is an American actress, who moves to France to star as Irma Vep in a remake of the classic French silent film, Les Vampires. If you were fascinated by the insider look at Hollywood in this year’s earlier series The Offer, you’ll love this tongue-in-cheek glimpse into the absurdity of making prestige TV in France.
Watch Irma Vep Season 1 from Tuesday, 13 December at 22:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101).
The Elon Musk Show
Production company 72 Films updated this documentary series in May 2022 when fascinating tech giant and billionaire Elon made his original move to buyout Twitter. It does not cover the most recent carnage. Instead, we explore Elon’s rise to success through interviews with his inner circle, and those he used and spat out, along with footage from his early days in Silicon Valley, his Space X days and beyond.
Watch The Elon Musk Show Season 1 from Monday, 26 December at 21:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101).
Also on Premium this December
- The Good Fight Season 6 from Monday, 5 December at 20:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
- Portillo's Greatest Railway Journeys Season 1 weekdays from Monday, 5 December at 17:00 on BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184)
- Sue Perkins’ Big American Road Trip Season 1 from Friday, 9 December at 20:00 on BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184)
- First Contact: An Alien Encounter Season 1 from Thursday, 8 December at 20:00 on BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184)
- Kindig Customs Season 9 from Friday, 9 December at 20:00 on Discovery Channel (DStv Channel 121)
- Gold Rush White Water Season 6 from Monday, 12 December at 20:00 on Discovery Channel (DStv Channel 121)
- The Voice Season 22 Fridays & Saturdays from Friday, 2 December at 19:00 on M-Net (DStv Channel 101)
All package alert: December shows
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