Mark Ruffalo’s new mini-series

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Mark Ruffalo’s new mini-series leads a packed DStv line up this week

From Mark Ruffalo’s ‘I Know This Much Is True’ to ‘McDonald & Dodds’, here are five of DStv’s top offerings:

Mark Ruffalo’s new mini-series

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In the week of 26 June to 2 July, DStv will premiere a number of brand new series, movies, reality shows and documentaries. Some highlights include Mark Ruffalo’s portrayal of identical twins in I Know This Much Is True on M-Net and the History Channel’s full afternoon and evening of documentaries exploring events in history relevant to the global #blacklivesmatter movement.

Five of DStv’s top offerings this week

I Know This Much Is True

Wednesday, 2 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 22:00

I Know This Much Is True sees Mark Ruffalo – most famous as The Hulk in The Avengers – in the role of identical twin brothers. One brother, Thomas Birdsey, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and spends his time in and out of treatment facilities. In an attempt to have him released from an asylum, his twin, Dominic Birdsey, reviews their family history and recounts their rocky relationship.

Gemini Man

Sunday, 28 June on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:05

Will Smith fans can gear up to see two sides of this versatile actor in Gemini ManThe Fresh Prince plays retiring hitman Henry Brogan, who comes face-to-face with a killer able to predict his every move – his younger, stronger clone (also played by Will).

McDonald & Dodds

Monday, 29 June on BBC Brit (DStv 120) at 20:00

Brand new to international series comes this British show, McDonald & DoddsMoving to a new town is never easy and going from the bustle of London to a sleepy town like Bath is a big adjustment for Detective McDonald. Her toughest challenge is working with her new partner, Detective Dodds – her complete opposite in every way. She’s fast-paced and high energy. He’s quiet and accident-prone. Dodd finds himself rejuvenated working with McDonald while teaching her to value a slower investigative stance. Together, they must learn to adjust their thinking in order to solve various crimes in the small county.

Black History Matters

Sunday, 28 June on History Channel (DStv 186) from 14:15 to 23:00

As the Black Lives Matters movement continues to gather massive momentum globally, The History Channel (DStv 186) is screening a series of documentaries under the banner Black History Matter.

The compelling line-up includes:

  • Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America – a one-hour documentary exploring the key battles in the Civil Rights Movement that transformed American society.
  • The Mystery of the 364th  – an investigation into whether rebellious members of the 364th Infantry Regiment were killed by their fellow soldiers in WWII with their deaths covered up by the army.
  • The Time is Now: Race and Resolution – this important conversation features influential social justice voices discussing the ways systemic racism, implicit bias and economic inequality are afflicting our nation, and pathways forward to help achieve lasting change.


Friday, 26 June on BoxOffice

Inspired by true events, Burden is the heart-rending story of two men who must find a way to resolve generational hate and pave a new path together despite their differences. A South Carolina town is caught in a renewed racial clash when a museum dedicated to the Ku Klux Klan opens. Reverend David Kennedy (Forrest Whitaker) is the head of a Baptist church who wants to keep long-simmering racial tensions from boiling over. Mike Burden (Garret Hedlund) is an orphan raised within the KKK who decides to risk his life and break away from everything he has known. But when Reverend Kennedy decides to offer him protection, there are objections from both sides.