Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty
Wildlife, Documentary Series, Reality
Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty continues the compelling saga of the heartstring-tugging, dramatic tale of survival revolving around three families of meerkats who are descendants of the legendary meerkat matriarch, Flower.
Neighbours and rivals who share a bloodline are forced to compete for food and resources in an environment that is undergoing a great deal of change: the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.
This is a soap opera with a difference — the main protagonists are 30cm high, live underground in burrows and live on a diet of worms, insects and lizards.
We'll get to know each individual character as intimately as any human soap star, but here the relationships, births, deaths and conflicts are real.
In the series premiere, "New Beginnings": Swift, great grand-daughter of the late Flower, now leads the Whiskers with the help of long-term partner Brea.
Her thirteenth litter is due to emerge and things aren't so rosy for Flint Lockwood, the matriarch of the Hakuna Matata gang.
MTV Movie & TV Awards 2022
MTV (DStv 130)
02h00 (live) and 20h15
Hosted by Vanessa Hudgens in the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, this is the 30th edition of the awards and the fifth to jointly honour movies and television.
The nominees for Best Show are Euphoria, Inventing Anna, Loki, Squid Game, Ted Lasso and Yellowstone.
Competing for the Best Competition Series are American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Challenge: Spies, Lies & Allies and The Masked Singer.
Best Docu-Reality is represented by Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Selling Sunset, Summer House and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards - all the nominees
Science of Thrills
Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
Documentary Series, Science, Technology, Adventure
Engineer and adventurer Rob Bell takes an unforgettable ride on some of the world's greatest roller coasters.
He discovers how these engineering marvels are built while revealing the science behind their construction and design.
Shot in UHD by a BAFTA award-winning team, the series reveals how the latest rides create completely new thrill experiences, by pushing the very boundaries of engineering.
Each episode focuses on a specific type of ride to find the biggest and best.
Travelling to Europe and America, Rob tracks down rollercoasters which are the tallest, the fastest, the longest, have the most inversions, the biggest drops, or are just plain the most fun.
Finally, he explores the challenges involved in taking on the design of a world class rollercoaster himself.
Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics
HISTORY (DStv 186)
Hosted by Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman, this six-part series takes a deeper look into the amazing stories, people and events that have transformed the world of comic books and inspired such a loyal and dedicated worldwide fan base.
It features interviews with icons such as Stan Lee, Patty Jenkins, Lynda Carter, Kevin Smith, Famke Janssen, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Rodriguez and Todd McFarlane, among many others.
In the series premiere, "The Mighty Misfits Who Made Marvel": Jack Kirby and Stan Lee invented Marvel's most beloved characters.
But was it Kirby's artwork or Lee's bravado and writing that started a revolution?
CBS Justice (DStv 170)
True Crime, Documentary Series, Docu-Drama
The most baffling cases. The most bizarre killers. What drives acts of evil?
Twisted Killers tells the shocking stories of some of America's darkest, most unusual murderers.
Along the way, a trio of criminal experts, including former NYC DA Beth Karas, retired LAPD Homicide Detective Tracey Benjamin and Forensic Psychologist Kate Termini, provide insight and expertise on how these twisted killers were brought to justice.
In the series premiere, "The Shotgun Killer": In Columbia, South Carolina, a delusional young man is gunning down locals in cold blood with a 12-gauge shotgun.
He leads detectives on a chase across state lines all the way to Texas.
Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221)
Documentary, Nature, Wildlife
The world's coastlines are diverse and dynamic.
Born from fire and colliding continents... shaped by an unrelenting maelstrom of weather and currents.
They are an ever-changing frontline, where land meets the sea with violent fury and bountiful riches.
Beat Bobby Flay 29
Food Network (DStv 175)
Food, Reality Competition
Two talented cooks go head-to-head in an epic cooking battle, with the winner then taking on celebrity chef and restauranteur Bobby Flay in this culinary competition series.
Each episode, the contestants must impress the guest judges with their cooking, and the one who does the best gets the opportunity to face the master, Bobby Flay.
To give them a fighting chance against such an experienced and successful chef, the contestant chooses what recipe they and Bobby make, before the judges decide whose was best.
In the Season 29 premiere, "Don't Be Crabby": Things get heated when Florida chefs Noel Cruz and Andrew Zarzosa face off for a shot at Bobby Flay.
Food Network regulars Katie Lee and Eddie Jackson do their best to razz Bobby with a dish he knows nothing about.
In the second episode of the weekly double bill, "It's a Cakewalk": Food Network's Damaris Phillips teams up with the one and only Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman, in his inaugural appearance to steal a sweet victory from Bobby Flay.
Top-notch pastry chefs Holden Jagger and Tova du Plessis must face off for a chance to bake Bobby under the table.
The Demolition Man
Curiosity Channel (DStv 185)
Host Brendan Moardives into the process of what it takes to bring down some of the biggest structures from around the world.
A bridge in Manchester, UK hovering over one of Europe's busiest commuter routes must be demolished to make place for a modern gateway.
The team at DOTD have the huge task of imploding the O.K. Allen Bridge in Louisiana, USA without damaging the new bridge next door.
A council flat in Lewisham, UK must come down quickly and without harming the local residents' flats situated only metres away.
Two high-rises in Meaux, Paris have to be demolished without endangering the surrounding people and buildings.