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M-Net Movies Action brings you the best action library titles and this month it is jam-packed with some great titles which DStv audiences can enjoy at 19:30 CAT daily. Some of these include fan favourites for Halloween in the high School Terror Fest Theme like Scream (3 October), Halloween: H20 (7 October / 31 October), Halloween VI: The Curse of Michael Meyers (8 October) and Halloween Resurrection (14 October)

  M-Net MOVIES SHOWCASE (DStv Channel 108) M-Net Movies Showcase is a signature channel that boasts actor festivals, themes, box sets and viewers’ choice movies.  Welcome to a channel that will cater to your every movie need if variety is what you are after.   Steve Carell: He is one of America’s most versatile comics and celebrated actors. He is well known for his lead role in popular TV series The Office as well as his portrayal of Andy in The 40 Year Old Virgin.  Catch the comedic genius that is Steve Carell on Showcase from 17-21 October at 19:00 CAT with re-screenings throughout the month.  You can also experience his movies back to back on Saturday 20 October at 15:00 – 23:00 CAT and Sunday 21 October 19:00 – 01:00 CAT.     UNIVERSAL CHANNEL (DStv Channel 117)   Law & Order: For two decades, Law & Order has gripped viewers with its engrossing combination of police investigation and courtroom prosecution, but the20th season will finally bring the longest running crime series in television history to an end. In the season opener Detectives Cyrus Lupo and Kevin Bernard investigate the murder of a young war veteran, Greg Tanner. The detectives connect the murder to a law professor who had previously worked for the Department of Justice. However when the case is brought to court, new revelations suggest that Tanner had been more deeply affected by the war than was previously thought. Soon the focus begins to shift from murder to ethical and moral issues concerning modern warfare and even the Bush administration itself. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Van Buren announces some very shocking news to her squad concerning her health, and District Attorney Jack McCoy deals with the stress of winning the election. Watch this on DStv from Wednesday 17 October at 20:00 CAT.   SONY ENTERTAINMENT (DStv Channel 127) Prisoners’ Wives (Premiere): Prepare for six weeks of essential, enthralling Monday-night viewing on DStv as this brand-new British drama series makes its debut on Sony Entertainment Television this month. It centres on four very different women struggling to cope with husbands, sons and lovers who are serving time in jail. Meet pregnant Gemma (Emma Rigby), whose husband has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Then there’s Harriet (Pippa Haywood), an upstanding member of the community whose tough love has landed her son in jail. Francesca (Polly Walker) is the glamorous wife of a career criminal, while young mum Lou (Natalie Gavin) feels guilty because her boyfriend has taken the rap for her drug-dealing pursuits. Tune in from Monday 15 October at 20:30 CAT.     DISCOVERY TLC (DStv Channel 186)   Your Style in his Hands: In this new makeover show, women who feel they have become stuck in a style rut are given 5 000 Pounds for a top-to-toe transformation. But there’s a catch: their husbands are in charge of creating their new look! Guided by a resident team of experts, the hapless husbands are given a crash course in their wives’ style, receiving advice on what cuts and colors of clothes, make-up tones and hairstyle best suit their better half. Along the way, the men will gain a valuable insight into how their wives and girlfriends really feel about their appearances, enabling them to become enduring sources of emotional and practical support in the future. From learning how to accessories to how to give a constructive compliment, the men are put through their paces as they rush to get to grips with the world of women’s fashion in time for the grand party, attended by the couples’ friends and family, at which her new style will be unveiled. Watch it on DStv from Monday 15 October at 20:10 CAT.       DISCOVERY ID (DStv Channel 252)   The Will: Immersed in circumstances, legal complexities and raw family emotion, a will has the ability to tear families apart or bring them together. In the second season of The Will, viewers are invited on an emotional and intimate journey as the final wishes of the deceased are revealed to their kinfolk. Each hour-long episode uncovers a single, fascinating estate case, exposing the surrounding family intrigue, drama, surprising twists and turns and legal complications. Whatever the case, relive these life stories through intimate, first-person interviews with the actual players involved, and witness how the drama played out from opposing sides. From Sunday 14 October at 19:00 CAT.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               DISCOVERY HD (DStv Channel 172)   Trash polis: Trash polis is back with a brand new series exploring the dark and ugly secret which lies beneath the streets of every major city around the world. Find out how these modern and iconic cities could not have been built without… trash! This informative series explores how rubbish has been the secret ingredient that has transformed great cities into the pillars of civilization they are today. Explore the startling truth of how these beautiful and revered capitals rose and flourished all from garbage. Shot entirely in HD, the series combines lavish photography and renowned international expert opinions to reveal this remarkable story. From Thursday 11 October at 21:00 CAT.    DISCOVERY WORLD (DStv Channel  250) Mystery Cars: If you have ever wondered where ideas for some of America’s best cars originated, then this one is for you. In the 1950s America had broken free from the shackles of wartime economics. It was a time for innovation, when scientists learned to harness nuclear energy and jet-propelled airplanes were breaking speed records. Where scientific innovation met consumerism, the result was the concept car. Mystery Cars is a fascinating look at those historically groundbreaking vehicles. In the first episode of this 12-part series, find out how air travel inspired the design of the 1956 Buick Centurion and how the 1954 Plymouth Explorer combined the very best of American and European styling. Watch it on DStv from Monday 1 October at 19:10 CAT.]]>

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