Oscar highlights, Michael Caine in Harry Brown and more this week
Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Animal Paparazzi 3pm, Nat Geo Wild The team searches for the giant octopus, which is powerful enough to kill a shark. Weird or What? 8.40pm, Discovery Science Investigating a ghost ship that lies at the bottom of the Pacific, completely unscathed. But what happened to it?
Surrogates 8pm, OSN Movies +2 Sci-fi action with Bruce Willis, where humans interact through surrogate robots.
Notorious 12.15am, Super Movies The life-and-death story of rapper Notorious BIG and his close friends and enemies.
American Idol 9pm, America Plus The competition is heating up, and Jennifer Lopez and the judges are under pressure as they narrow down the field.
Mercy Midnight, Showseries Chloe and Harris help a brain-injured football player, while Angel butts heads with an eccentric patient.
Golfing World 8pm, Showsports 3 The latest news, results and fixtures from around the world.
Next World 10.20pm, Discovery HD Showcase Find out what technological advances could be coming our way in the next few years, and how they will benefit us.
The Gadget Show 10.45pm, Discovery Science Today the team test some navigating and tracking devices to find presenter Jon Bentley, who has conveniently gone missing.
Did You Hear About the Morgans? 5pm, Showmovies +2 Comedic couple Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker are on the verge of divorce, but instead they witness a murder and are sent into witness protection.
Quadrophenia 2am, Cinema City Beautiful piece of British cult cinema about rhythm and blues, Vespas, and the mods and rockers scene in ’60s Britain.
No Ordinary Family 8pm, OSN Series The superhero family try to get to grips with their new-found powers.
Survivor: Redemption 11pm, America Plus Reality show set in Nicaragua, this time with a twist. Those who are voted out at Tribal Council are sent to live as outcasts on another island.
V8 Supercars Series Highlights 7pm, Showsports 4 Watch the second race in the Abu Dhabi V8 Series tonight, plus highlights from New Zealand and Australia.
Planet Food 5pm, Travel Channel Barcelona is the destination for tonight’s show, where the culture and flavours are infused with Greek, Roman and Arab influences.
Ride to Adventure 11.10pm, Outdoor Channel A group of bikers head to Moab in Utah for a ‘geocaching’ adventure (using GPS to find containers – a bit like orienteering).
Into the Blue 2: The Reef 2pm, Showmovies Action Sea-based diving thriller set in Hawaii, with a great final scene.
Paranormal Activity 10pm, Showmovies One of the scariest horror flicks ever created. Expect Blair Witch-style camera work, but set in a regular American home. Glee 9pm, OSN Series More singing, dancing and all-round merriment from the cast of this smash-hit US musical series. The theme of the episode is underage drinking.
Fame 11pm, MBC 4 The original iconic series airs tonight, with plenty of ’80s fashion from the stage-school students (think leg warmers and headbands).
Total Rugby 10am, Showsports 2 Rugby fans: tune in for all the latest news from the world of rugby union.
Must Love Cats 5.35pm, Animal Planet How long can cats actually last without food or water, and is there any truth to the myth that they hate dogs?
Forensic Detectives 6.10pm, Investigation Discovery Tonight, the team explain how forensic science can help to put an end to contract killings.
Goal! III 8pm, Showmovies Action The 2006 World Cup is the setting for this straight-to-DVD movie, which follows the trials and tribulations of (fictional) soccer players.
Sleepy Hollow 10pm, Fox Movies Expect graphic scenes in this Tim Burton film, with decapitations, headless horseman and a scary-looking Johnny Depp.
Sons of Anarchy 11pm, America Plus The bikers attempt to get rid of Ethan Zobelle and The League once and for all.
The Boondocks Midnight, OSN Comedy Acclaimed animated series. Tonight, Riley and Huey follow the inauguration of President Obama.
SMP Shanghai Showdown 2.10pm, Extreme Sports Channel It’s over to China for extreme sports action at the world’s largest skate park.
Strike Force 5pm, Nat Geo Wild To create vaccines against poisonous creatures, someone has to first collect the venom. This episode explains how it’s done.
Brainiac 7.50pm, Discovery Science More scientific principles are tested, from blowing up caravans to boiling an egg with 100 mobile phones.
Avatar 1pm, Showmovies Epic sci-fi movie directed by James Cameron. Only 40 per cent of this Oscar-winning fantasy flick is live action – the remainder is photo-realistic CGI.
Harry Brown 2am, Showmovies Michael Caine is a vigilante pensioner on the hunt for those who killed his friend.
Only Fools and Horses 7.40pm, BBC Entertainment Rodney is in love with 19-year-old Debbie from the newsagents, but Del has already been very friendly with her mum.
The Vampire Diaries 10pm, America Plus More supernatural drama from Mystic Falls. Tonight, carnage strikes at a carnival.
ACC Sunday Night Hoops 10pm, Fox Sports The action moves to Maryland in the US tonight, with basketball match-ups from the fast-paced Atlantic Coast Conference.
Deconstruction 8.40pm, Discovery Channel Tonight the team find out how garbage disposals are made, and test powerful cleaning agents. Banged Up Abroad 11pm, Nat Geo Adventure A real account of what it’s like inside infamous Turkish prison Saðmalcýlar.
The Final Destination 10pm, Showmovies Horror with Bobby Campo. When a teen’s premonition of a deadly car crash helps to save the lives of his peers, Death sets out to seal their fate.
Jennifer’s Body 10pm, Super Movies Comedy horror starring Megan Fox as a teen serial killer as her best friend tries to stop her.
Two and a Half Men 7.30pm, OSN Comedy +2 After Charlie and Chelsea’s break-up, they have a one-night slip-up.
One Tree Hill Midnight, America Plus The teen basketball drama is back, and residents make decisions that will change their lives forever.
UFC 127: Penn v Fitch 10pm, Showsports 4 Watch this nail-biting Ultimate Fighting Championship match as former lightweight champ BJ Penn takes on challenger Jon Fitch.
Dirty Jobs 4.05pm, Discovery Channel Could you be a garbage collector in Chinatown? Follow presenter Mike Rowe as he attempts the task.
Day After Roswell 11pm, History The programme investigates whether Colonel Philip Corso was correct when he documented UFO parts from the Roswell site.
Boogie Nights 9.30pm, Cinema City Mark Wahlberg plays a young man in the disco era, who finds himself in the sordid world of blue movies.
Saw VI 10pm, Supermovies The sixth movie in this incredibly successful torture horror franchise. Stars Tobin Bell.
Coast 9pm, BBC Entertainment The team continues to explore the beautiful UK coastline.
Casualty 11.45pm, BBC Entertainment Expect plenty more freak accidents and mayhem at Holby City Hospital, in the latest episode of the world’s longest-running medical drama series.
Live Scottish FA Cup 11.15pm, Showsports 2 Arch enemies Celtic and Rangers meet on the pitch today for some choice football action.