Top Gear 50 Years of Bond Cars, The Amazing World of Gumball and more DStv highlights

The Amazing World of Gumball (Series 2): The Wattersons lovable family is back on The Amazing World of Gumball. This award winning animated sitcom follows the tale of an ordinary suburban family in an extra ordinary town. At its heart is the excitable blue cat Gumball, with a flair for misadventure. His stay-at-home dad is a massive rabbit, his mum sells rainbows, his younger sister is a genius and his best friend is a goldfish. Watch optimistic and charming 12-year-old Gumball who is always up for silly adventures and hopelessly in love with his schoolmate Penny. The new series starts Wednesday 5 November at 17:25 CAT.

Unlikely Animal Friends (new episodes): Unlikely Animal Friends puts the spotlight on unexpected friendships between unlikely animals. Stories include a housecat who enjoys play dates with a barn owl, a deer who loves to groom her lynx pal and a rare black leopard who befriends a white rabbit. It doesn?t get any wilder than these unlikely pairs as they nurture, cuddle and bond with each other against all odds. Catch these fury friends in a three episode special on Saturday 1, 8 and 15 December at 19:00 CAT

Batman Special: This month?s Cartoon Network cinema on DStv focuses on the legendary, world renowned caped crusader, Batman. Can Batman save Gotham City from the evil schemes of some of his worst enemies? Tune in to these four films every Friday in December to find out: Batman: Sub Zero ? Friday 7th December at 20:30 CAT.

I Married a Mobster (Premiere): If, after your wedding, Colombo, Luchese and Frenzies are names in your new family, then having in-laws with baggage has a whole new meaning. Season Two of Investigation Discovery?s I Married a Mobster offers an insider?s perspective of mafia families, from the first-person viewpoint of the wives of ?made men?. Recounting the stories of women who enjoyed unprecedented access to the secretive world or organised crime, this revealing thirteen-part series delves into the colourful backgrounds of the mobsters and their loved ones. Tune in to this gripping series for an eye-opening insight into an institution built on crime, corruption and murder. Tune in from Monday 3 December at 20:00 CAT.

The Big C (Premiere): Another brand new series that is a must-see for DStv viewers. Three-time Academy Award? nominee, three-time Emmy? winner, Golden Globe? and SAG Award? winner Laura Linney stars as Cathy, a reserved suburban wife and mother whose recent cancer diagnosis forces her to shake up her life and find hope, humor and the light side of a dark situation, while managing her immature but well-meaning husband, played by Oliver Platt. Watch this new series from Tuesday 4 December at 22:30 CAT.

Nigel Slater?s Simple Cooking: Christmas 2011 (Premiere): Nigel Slater presents a nostalgic celebration of well-loved Christmas dishes, past and present. From a sea bass starter to a roast duck feast and a dazzling party trifle, Nigel demonstrates how special dishes can be made simple especially when it comes to feeding family and friends over the Christmas period. For these and more tasty festive season recipes, tune in on Saturday 1 December at 16:30 CAT.

Rick Stein?s Spain: Christmas 2011 (Premiere): If dishes such as paella, tapas and tortilla espa?ola tickle your taste buds, then Rick Stein?s Spain: Christmas 2011 is for you. Rick Stein believes that no one celebrates Christmas in greater style than the Spanish. Their celebrations last for over a fortnight and the dishes are delicious alternatives to the usual Christmas fare. Having seen how his Spanish friends prepare for the festivities in their homes, Rick cooks for a special Christmas party. Tune into this one episode special on Friday 7 December at 16:30 CAT.

Judge Judy (Series 5):  In series five of Judge Judy, expect justice with attitude from one of the most famous Judges in America.  Outspoken, no nonsense New York Judge, Judy Sheindlin, presides over real life cases with real rulings under New York state law. Reportedly one of the highest earning people on TV, Judge Judy is on a mission to help the common man and woman in her daily TV courtroom hearings. In this series, Judge Judy meets, amongst others, brawling brothers, competing couples and feuding friends all hoping for a ruling on their side. Catch all the courtroom drama every Monday from 3 December at 20:00 CAT.

Reed Between the Lines: Malcolm Jamal-Warner of the Cosby Show fame and Malcom and Eddie stars opposite Tracee Ellis Ross of Girlfriends. They play the role of Alex and Carla Reed, a psychologist and a professor who are trying to balance their professional lives with raising 3 children in a blended family. The series takes a comedic look at modern day relationships within black urban families and DStv viewers can watch it on Tuesdays at 19:40 CAT.

Top Gear ? 50 Years of Bond Cars: 2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond movie series. No action hero in cinema history is as well known for his cars as James Bond. Alongside the gadgets, the girls and the baddies, Bond?s cars are one of the vital ingredients that have made the films such a spectacular success. In this entertaining Top Gear special, Richard Hammond celebrates 50 years of Bond?s greatest cars. Richard tells the story behind the Aston Martins and the Lotus Esprit, unarguably the most aspirational Bond cars of all time.  DStv viewers will also see revealing stories behind some of the most important and memorable action sequences in James Bond films. Tune into this one episode special on Wednesday 5 December at 20:00 CAT.

The Bare-Footed Kid: Stylish martial-arts movie starring Canto-pop king Aaron Kwok as the title character, an orphaned country bumpkin who arrives in the big city to find work. He soon gets a rude introduction to wicked urban ways and finds himself defending his kind boss by using his impressive kung-fu skills. Watch it on Saturday 1 December at 21:00 CAT.

Secret Eaters (Premiere): The holiday season goes hand-in-hand with over-indulgence and come New Year, we start making resolutions to lose weight. This time, let Discovery TLC help you stay motivated! The channel?s new series Secret Eaters puts overweight families from Britain under 24-hour camera surveillance, with their every move and mouthful captured by cameras in their shopping trolleys, cars, fridges and cupboards. Once the families are aware of the scale of their overeating, they embark on a ten-week ?food rehab? regime to help them shift the pounds. From Thursday 6 December at 22:00 CAT.

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