What to watch this week


TV GUIDE: Stay in and enjoy our section, On The Box

SUNDAY - 29 JULY

Totally Insane GWR

Channel: e.tv (DStv 194)

Time: 18:30

Delivered at breakneck speed, this is a countdown of the most super-wacky and downright crazy record attempts viewed on the internet around the world.

Four Brothers

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 20:00

John Singleton of Boyz N the Hood fame heads for the US streets in a film about brotherhood, loss and revenge.


Game Changers

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 20:40

Tracks some of the most influential artists on the African continent in their journey to stardom – these individuals have literally changed the game.

Very Cavallari

Channel: E! Entertainment (DStv 124)

Time: 20:55

Kristin Cavallari juggles her roles as a wife, mom, businesswoman and friend, as she launches the flagship store for her brand Uncommon James.


My Sordid Affair

Channel: Lifetime (DStv 131)

Time: 21:50

Tales of ordinary men and women who strayed from their relationships and lived to regret it.

The Black Christ

Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 22:00

The true story of Ronald Harrison from Cape Town, who created a controversial painting of a black Jesus during the apartheid era.

MONDAY - 30 JULY

The Proposal

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 19:00

Features 10 eligible daters competing in four pageant-style rounds to win the heart of one mystery man or woman, whose identity will stay hidden.

Meet the Khambules

Channel: Moja Love (DStv 157)

Time: 19:30

NEW SHOW

Meet Mrs Khambule, who would do anything to get her daughter married. Today mother and daughter end up at a prison.


Project Runway SA

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 21:30

The challenge takes the designers by surprise and proves to be too much for some of them.

TUESDAY - 31 JULY

Your Husband Is Cheating On Us

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 19:00

For decades the urban theatre has been a thriving component of African-American entertainment within the US and Your Husband Is Cheating On Us steps behind the curtain of the JD Lawrence play. Follow Lawrence and his top-tier company as they encounter all of the drama that a new stage production inevitably brings.

Top Chef Junior

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 21:30

A reality competition in which child chefs compete against one another in culinary challenges judged by a panel of food and
wine experts.


Face Value

Channel: BET (DStv 129)

Time: 23:40

A hilarious comedic game show with two teams led by celebrity  captains to answer questions about people, based on their appearance, to win cash prizes to decide if it’s possible to judge a book by its cover.

WEDNESDAY - 1 AUGUST

Hot Bench

Channel: 1Magic (DStv 103)

Time: 15:30

From the producers of Judge Judy, Hot Bench adds a new dimension to the court genre, with a panel of three judges hearing cases, arguing the merits and rendering a verdict.

The Know It All Guide To ...

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136)

Time: 20:10

This whimsical, fast-paced, fact-filled show relays all sorts of delicious titbits about the secrets and science behind the world’s most popular foods. This episode delves into burgers.


Nigerian Top Weddings

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 20:55

Check out all Nigeria’s over-the-top and glamorous nuptial celebrations.

Serial Killer with Piers Morgan

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)

Time: 20:59

Missouri’s most notorious serial killer terrorised the streets of Kansas City for over two decades.


Gypsy Sisters

Channel: TLC (DStv 135)

Time: 23:00

As the summer ends the ladies settle into their new beginnings. Sheena and Annie mend their marriages, and Mellie lashes out at JoAnn.

Bone Of My Bones

Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 21:30

Follow four men who’ve been friends since childhood as they struggle with the mundane of everyday life and their relationships with strong-willed and opinionated women.

THURSDAY - 2 AUGUST

Basketball Wives LA

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 20:00

Jackie throws a party to celebrate becoming a grandmother but a confrontation with Tami spoils the evening, while Shaunie supports Evelyn as she begins her IVF treatment.

Hard Sun

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 22:00

NEW SHOW

In the series premiere of this contemporary crime drama, an unruly police detective is paired with a suspicious new partner
and together they uncover a horrifying secret. From the creator of Luther.


FRIDAY - 3 AUGUST

The Guest Book

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 21:30

NEW SHOW

The comedy series follows the lives of the residents of a small mountain town as they deal with tourists and  visitors.

SATURDAY - 4 AUGUST

Sometimes the Good Kill

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 21:00

Suspicion and mystery weave their way through this chilling drama. A nun finds herself caught in the centre of an internal investigation after a mysterious death at the abbey.

PICK OF THE PICKS

Long live The Throne

The Throne 

Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Monday to Thursday, 19:00

A modest kingdom that runs smoothly without major conflict, contestation or resentment, is thrown into a cocktail of major treachery, deceit and turmoil when mineral deposits are discovered on the land and the reigning monarch’s legitimacy is questioned. Ferguson Films’ The Throne, set in a mythical BaTswana kingdom in North West’s Magaliesburg region, centres on a divided royal family – with each member on a desperate quest to serve his or her own interest: be it ascending the coveted seat or pursuit of freedom – avoiding customary obligation and anxiet

PICK OF THE STREAM

Get a good binge on Lockdown

Lockdown

Available on ShowMax

In love with Lockdown but missed some of the episodes when it was on TV? ShowMax now has the first two seasons, so you can binge-watch at will. Set in a women’s prison where power and survival mean everything, this fast-paced drama will take you into the lives of the inmates as they battle demons that hold them prisoner in every sense of the word. Season three is on Mzansi Magic, so now is the perfect time to catch up on one of the most acclaimed local series of recent years.