DStv Highlights: 5 – 11 February 2021

It’s the month of love – and there’s enough for everyone on DStv.

The Bachelorette SA sees M-Net’s first bachelorette, Qiniso van Damme from Port Elizabeth, embark on a journey to find her one true love. But she has an added challenge – she can’t see who the candidates are as they write down their hopes and dreams on a piece of paper. Each week will give you an opportunity to follow the drama between Qiniso and her suitors as they battle it out to win her heart!

Based on the popular Swedish adventure books, Louis & Luca: Mission to the Moon will keep the entire family entertained. The story follows the two beloved characters from the Flakylpa village, Louis and Luca the Hedgehog, who are best friends and love solving mysteries together. When their friend Little Tim disappears, they decide to go on a daring trip to rescue him from an evil space villain known as Triton who is hiding in a mysterious pyramid on the moon. Their mission will lead them to solve new mysteries along the way.

For lovers of crime thrillers comes a movie with all the right twists. The Informer is based on a true story about an ex-convict working undercover. In order to infiltrate the maximum-security prison that holds the most dangerous mob leaders, Puff has to get himself imprisoned. Playing the part of Puff, Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad) drives this crime thriller that will leave you asking, When is early called late?

A Twist of Fate is an entertaining family drama that returns for a highly-anticipated fifth season. It focuses on sisters Pragya and Bulbul who are as different as chalk and cheese. Pragya is the good girl who dreams of becoming a fashion designer while Bulbul is the face of her mother’s marriage hall (in fact, everyone knows her as Sarla Arora ka beta) and loves taking selfies endlessly to give them to her boyfriend.

Online dating can be a tough world for singletons and Love Fraud looks at one of the dangers of getting cosy in cyberspace. Tracy has resigned herself to focusing on her career and enjoying the fruits of her labour. But that all starts to change when she discovers online dating. Since it’s highly unlikely that an office romance will take root for her, she decides to see what dating sites can offer.

Adam Devine’s House Party gives fans a never-before-seen look at the life of Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect, Modern Family) and his hilarious group of friends. That’s right – you get to come over to the house and party with Adam and his famous comedian friends! Great comedy and awesome celebs make this a must-watch.

With all this entertainment, you’ll be glued to your seat from 5 to 11 February – only with DStv

The Bachelorette SA

On The Bachelorette South Africa, we follow the journey of Qiniso van Damme, our nation’s first ever Bachelorette. This feisty business woman has her heart set on a career in film and television, but finding love at this stage in her life is a major bonus! Seven men have one opportunity to impress Qiniso with their good looks and impressive careers. As we follow her on her journey, get a feel for the contestants and see who will become her Prince Charming!

Thursday, 11 February on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 19:30

Louis & Luca: Mission to the Moon (Animated Adventure)

A thrilling final chapter in the trilogy of the beloved Flakylpa village characters. Years ago, Louis helped his adventurer friend Luca to discover space. To save their friend, the duo must not only travel to unknown

places, they must face a dangerous and deadly space villain named Triton.

Saturday, 6 February on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 15:30

The Informer (Crime Thriller)

No one is above the law in this fast-paced thriller which sees Suicide Squad’s Joel Kinnaman play an ex-con and former special ops soldier who is recruited by the FBI. As Pete Koslow, Kinnaman must try taking down the most powerful crime boss in New York, the General. But as things get heated and he’s forced to return to prison, can he escape both the clutches of the law and General while saving his family?

Sunday, 7 February on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) at 20:30

Twist of Fate S5

Mystery, family drama, action – this show has it all! Fast becoming a fan favourite that showcases the Punjabi culture, the fifth season includes even more mystery and intrigue as it follows the lives of sisters Pragya and Bulbul. Aimed at a global audience, this is a show that everyone can enjoy.

Wednesday, 10 February on Zee World (DStv Channel 166) at 21:00

Love Fraud S1

Tracy had been dating online for years. Her experiences have taught her that things aren’t always what they seem on the surface. So when she meets Mickey, she assumes he is just like all the other men online: handsome and a little self-absorbed. Until their relationship takes a sudden turn…

Thursday, 11 February on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) at 20:30

Adam Devine’s House Party S1

Adam Devine’s House Party is a weekly variety show hosted by comedian Adam Devine. Featuring stand-up sets interspersed with narrative sketches, celebrity guests and trending content, the show;s rotating cast of popular comedians will have you in stitches.

Saturday, 6 February on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) at 22:30

Day-to-Day

Friday, 5 February

OJ & Nicole: An American Tragedy

It’s been twenty-five years since O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend, Ronald Goldman. How has the world changed since then? What’s happened to the people involved in the trial? In season one of this compelling new six-part true crime documentary series, Tanya Brown, Nicole’s young sister, has exclusive access to never-before-seen photos, videos and diaries from her family—and she explores it all using candid interviews with friends of the couple, investigators and journalists who covered the case.

Friday, 5 February on ID (DStv Channel 171) at 21:00

Raised by Wolves

In this Sci Fi adventure, we follow two androids who are tasked with raising human children on a deserted planet. After their ship crashes near an ominous forbidden mountain, the group must band together to survive in the face of danger and the growing hysteria of their shadowy pilot.

Friday, 5 February on Showmax

Saturday, 6 February

Wildest Islands

Nature islands are scattered around the globe, and they play an important role in our ecosystem. When you travel to a conservatory like this, it is always full of animals, plants and trees. It’s a stunning show of nature all around us.

Saturday, 6 February on Curiosity Channel (DStv Channel 185) at 19:00

Fast and Fierce Death Race (Action)

Jack Tyson (Matthew Modine) is a rookie racer who is trying to make an impression by winning the upcoming illegal Death Race. During a pit stop Jack meets Ann-Marie (Sasha Jackson) who has a video capable of sending the Death Race’s leader and her gangster boyfriend to prison. Jack must decide if he should help Ann-Marie and risk changing his entire life, or leave her for dead and wind the race.

Saturday, 6 February on M-Net Movies 2 (DStv Channel 106) at 20:00

Sunday, 7 February

Summer of Dreams (Drama)

It is the story of a former pop-star named Debbie who seems to have lost her way after getting dropped from her record label. After losing her dream job, she moves in with her sister in a small town and reluctantly takes over for the music teacher at the local high school. She has always been quite shy, and was reluctant to take over the class because she’s never been good at talking to teenagers.

Sunday, 7 February on Lifetime (DStv Channel 131) at 19:30

Big Cat Month

It’s a month of amazing shows about majestic large cats around the world. Not only will you  learn something new about their incredible nature, viewers will see the extensive efforts of National Geographic Society to protect big cats and their habitats through the Big Cat Initiative with Derek and Beverly Joubert. Some of the shows available this week are:

Jade Eyed Leopard Leopard & Hyena: Strange Alliance

Diary of a Teen Leopard

A Leopard Legacy

Cecil:The Legacy of a King

Serengeti Speed Queen

Tiger Queen of Taru

Sunday, 7 February on Nat Geo Wild (DStv Channel 182) at 18:00

Monday, 8 February

Kukithi La S8

Kukithi La is a show that engages in family conflicts and disputes regarding family homes. Family dynamics in one of the contributing factors which leads to family disputes over property ownership. Away from home, on the streets of South Africa‧s metropolitan city centres, squatters are a common sight. But not all squatters are homeless people or street people as some may think; more frequently they are young professionals who cannot afford to sustain their living in the country’s costly real estate. They break into others’ houses for short stays while maintaining long term rented accommodation. Legislation is inadequate in addressing the needs of these persons and no official attempts have been made to deal with this problem.

Monday, 8 February on Moja Love (DStv Channel 157) at 21:00

Tuesday, 9 February

The Biggest Loser S1 (Reboot)

The show features 12 clinically overweight contestants who compete for a $25,000 prize. Each week the contestants compete in challenges to lose the most weight. The competitors can win their weight-loss in various ways such as: counting calories, exercising and a combination of both. When the weigh-in is over, those who have lost the largest percentage of their weight compete in a “Red Line” challenge for a large prize. Then at the end of each episode one contestant is voted off until only three remain. The three remaining contestants battle it out in the final where the last remaining contestant wins $25,000 and gets to keep the competition scale as a souvenir.

Tuesday, 9 February on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) at 19:00

Red My Hare, Junior S1

A lighthearted makeover show for ‘hairstyle victims’ – in the tradition of How Do I Look? – which seeks to help fashion victims on the right path. This may be a tannie who’s had the same Princess Di haircut for decades, a goth who keeps the darkness or the bottle blonde with hair extensions that are tearing her poor hair out by the roots.

Tuesday, 9 February on VIA (DStv Channel 147) at 18:30

Wednesday, 10 February

Tjops vir Brekfis (drama)

A series of unfortunate events make Boeta van Spuy’s life a nightmare. Following the death of his father, he receives news that his brother’s motorbike was stolen. To top it all, his mother is getting married for the third time. On a stormy Saturday morning, Boeta decides enough is enough and forces his whole family to go on a road trip to Camp Tjops vir Brekfis in Krugersdorp on the West Rand.

Wednesday, 10 February on kykNET (DStv Channel 144) at 20:00

Thursday, 11 February

Shipwrecks: When History Resurfaces

The oceans hide many secrets. Far, far away from the crowded cities at their surface, hundreds of sunken ships lay motionless on the ocean floor. Their sombre remains are sometimes discovered by fisherman or scientific expeditions years later, when their story is finally unveiled in all its splendour. But there are also tales of wrecks whose mystery has never been revealed. Some have been forgotten for years… This is the story of forty-four voyages and how they were forever marked by a single tragedy, the wrecks of the SS Frontenac (1945), the SS Fort-Coulonge (1849), the Titanic (1912), Empress of Ireland (1914), Gairsoppa (1916) and the Edmund Fitzgerald (1975).

Thursday, 11 February on History (DStv Channel 186) at 20:15

International Comedy Special Finesse Mitchell

Comedian Finesse Mitchell relives his past as a star on Saturday Night Live and talks about how he’s adjusting to his new life in Los Angeles. The special intercuts stand-up with home-video footage of his family life, which is almost the polar opposite of the club scene in L.A. Exploiting this contrast is Mitchell’s comedic modus operandi—one that led to his four-year stint as an SNL cast member. His persona then was similar to what it is now: a regular guy happily married to a beautiful woman, father to three children, singing dad at church and trying to make sense of it all.

Thursday 11 February on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) at 21:30

Sport

Tennis

Australian Open

Starts Monday, 8 February at 02:00 on DStv Channel 214

Golf

Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers

Starts Thursday, 4 February at 10:00 on DStv Channel 213

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Day 1

Starts Thursday, 11 February at 21:00 on DStv Channel 213

Cricket

India vs England Five-Day Test

Starts Friday, 5 February at 05:50 on DStv Channel 212

Pakistan vs South Africa Five-Day Test

Starts Friday, 5 February at 06:45 on DStv Channel 212

Rugby

Six Nations Round 1

Italy vs France at 16:05

England vs Scotland at 18:35

Saturday, 6 February on DStv Channel 211

Wales vs Ireland at 16:50

Sunday, 7 February on DStv Channel 211

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/