Khabonina Qubeka's new show ... and all the hottest TV viewing this week


Cape TownDon't know what to watch on TV this week? City Press has got you covered.

SUNDAY - 29 APRIL

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 17:00

Author of the magical Harry Potter series JK Rowling ventures behind the scenes of the British Library, where the real-life inspiration for her fantastical world originated.

Becoming Mrs Jones

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 17:00

Minnie will give her fans an exclusive look at her journey to marriage – a not-to-be-missed rare glimpse into her private life.

The Wedding Bashers Specials ... With Love

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 18:00

South Africa’s favourite bashers return for a series of special weddings.





The Bachelor Winter Games

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 18:00

The bachelors and bachelorettes go downhill skiing.


American Made

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 20:30

Tom Cruise tells an unbelievably true story in a rough-and-tumble biopic of Barry Seal, an American pilot who becomes a drug-runner for the CIA.

Mormon Half Love

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 21:00

Meet Mormon Melinda Bird, who has congenital caudal regression syndrome. She leads a busy life, but has always been unsuccessful in love. Can she transform her fortunes?

Stand Up Africa 2016

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

Six comedians from six different countries celebrating the very best stand-up comedy in Africa today! Filmed live at the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival.

MONDAY - 30 APRIL

Live from the Red Carpet: The 2018 Met Gala

Channel: E! (DStv 124)

Time: 01.30

Stay up late to watch the biggest night in fashion. E! has snagged the best spot on the red carpet to bring you all the glitz and glam straight from New York.


The Radebes Part 2

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:00 

A family is left shattered after a long-buried secret is exposed. Will they be able to mend the broken relationships and find happiness again?

TUESDAY - 1 MAY

Words and Numbers

Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 16:00

Denver Vraagom puts contestants through their paces as they battle it out in a series of word and number games.

Nhlalala Ya Rixaka

Channel: SABC2 (DStv channel 192)

Time: 20:30

An exploration of the key cultural blocks of the Tsonga/Venda people. Join the journey as they trace and examine the historical footprints of different communities in South Africa.


Imbewu: The Seed

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

E.tv’s new daily drama. In a modern society which worships wealth and rewards ruthless acts of power, the Bhengu family must live in the shadow of a potent secret stemming from ancient traditional practice.

WEDNESDAY - 2 MAY

Reno Race

Channel: SABC1 (DStv 191)

Time 18:00

A home renovation reality series with a twist, providing double the drama and entertainment with two neighbours and two renovations.

Twirl Life

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 21:00

NEW SHOW

Eat. Sleep. Twirl. That’s the world of the Dazzling Divas. They head to the Texas State Championship to compete and survive the ultimate drama – their own parents.


North Korea: The Great Illusion

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 21:00

A look inside the current regime of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea under Kim Jong-un.

Girls Trip

Channel: M-Movies Premiere (DStv 104)

Time: 21:00

The party heads to New Orleans in this acclaimed comedy. On a wild reunion trip, four lifelong friends find romance, sisterhood and absolute chaos.

Fix My Love

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 21:30

NEW SHOW

In today’s world we all have relationship issues and struggles that we are never sure how to fix. BET brings you a new local production, Fix My Love, aimed at setting lovers in difficulty on the path to mending their broken heart, but with a few interesting twists. Hosted by vivacious actress, dancer and choreographer Khabonina Qubeka, with the support of clinical psychologist and counsellor Khosi Jiyane, Fix My Love will take us into the lives of the couples who appear on the show. We will witness their relationship struggles as they delve deep into what drove them to a low point, and watch them talk through their issues.


THURSDAY - 3 MAY

Survivor South Africa: Philippines

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 19:00

NEW SEASON

The sixth season is here! This time the South African Survivor castaways will be exposed to the Philippines, and the beauty of thousands of islands connected by Pacific waters, each one home to distinct forests and bays which are teeming with indigenous wildlife.


A Night with My Ex

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 21:00

NEW SHOW

Breaking up is hard to do; but this series takes it to a whole new level as ex-couples spend a night together and thrash out their unresolved issues. Emotions run high as they are faced with their former lovers in a multicamera-rigged one-bedroom apartment, with no producers and no interruptions.

Ultimate House Party

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

Presented by Zulu Mkhathini formerly known as ‘Dash’, this reality show sees 16 cutting-edge contestants competing against each other by throwing an ultimate house party for a deserving friend/relative.

FRIDAY - 4 MAY

A Very Royal Wedding

Channel: ITV (DStv 123)

Time: 21:30

For the 70th anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip’s 1947 marriage, we are shown how post-war Britain pulled off the wedding of the century.


SATURDAY - 5 MAY

The Hunger Games

Channel: M-Net Movies Zone (DStv 139)

Time: 19:00 

A fierce young woman saves her sister in a game of death.