UAE TV highlights

Time Out selects the best films, shows and sport on TV in Dubai

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Thu 4

PGA European Tour: WGC HSBC Champions
The tension hots up as Tiger Woods and defending champion Phil Mickelson are joined by Ian Poulter and Hunter Mahan in Shanghai, competing for the coveted Champion of Champions title.
11pm, Showsports 1

Paranormal Activity
Billed as one of the scariest movies of all time, this decent psychological horror uses camcorders to film everything that goes on in a regular American home.
10pm, Super Movies

Sexy Beast
Ray Winstone is at his best in this violent British classic about an ex-con.
10pm, Cinema City

Eat Yourself Sexy
Gillian McKeith scrutinizes 13 housewives’ diets, in an attempt to help them get healthy and thin.
7.30pm, Showseries

Gary Unmarried

A comedy double-bill premiere of the first series about this recently divorced couple.
8.50pm, Star World

Weird Or What?
There are some things for which we have no explanation. Can this programme find a logical answer?
8.40pm, Discovery Science

World’s Toughest Fixes: Texas High Tower
Workers must dismantle an old TV antenna before it falls down.
10pm, National Geographic

Fri 5

Rugby Union ITM Cup Final
New Zealand’s top rugby teams close the season.
11.30am, Showsports 4

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The film adaptations of CS Lewis’s Narnia books continue with this sequel to The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
9.30pm, Star Movies

Clash of the Titans
New heartthrob Sam Worthington stars in this fantasy adventure, in which he must stop the underworld spreading its evil to earth.
10pm, OSN Cinema 1

Parks & Recreation
A quirky mockumentary set in the parks and recreation office of a small Midwestern US town. Can upbeat bureaucrat Leslie Knope change things for the better in the town of Pawnee?
7.30pm, OSN Comedy

Michael Palin’s New Europe
Michael Palin explores 20 countries that were once behind the Iron Curtain.
9pm, BBC Entertainment

Market Value: Mumbai, Crawford Market
This new series looks at the great markets of the world, starting in Mumbai.
7.30pm, Nat Geo Adventure

Taboo: Strange Love
Strange Love investigates a man that actually lives the Lars and the Real Girl lifestyle (read: has a plastic girlfriend).
10pm, National Geographic

Sat 6

Rugby League Four Nations: New Zealand v Australia
The Kiwis will have the home advantage in this important Four Nations match, which sees the leading teams clash at Eden Park in Auckland.
11.15am, Showsports 2

Toy Story
This timeless animation is back. Have you noticed that when the characters blink, both eyes never blink together? It always happens one at a time.
5pm, Fox Movies

Independence Day
The alien spacecraft model created for this epic blockbuster was 65ft wide.
9.30pm, Star Movies

A total of 70 songs were used in the first 13 episodes of the high-school musical drama. This season offers tunes from Britney and Madonna, plus plenty more teenage angst.
9pm, America Plus

How I Met Your Mother
Season four of the sitcom begins with wedding plans and complications.
11.20pm, Star World

One Ocean: Deep Mysteries
The deepest parts of the ocean are home to the most peculiar creatures. Do they contribute to the changing climate?
9pm, National Geographic

Come Dine With Me
Four strangers cook for each other and rate each others’ skills. The narration is hilarious.
10pm, BBC Lifestyle

Sun 7

Cricket: Third ODI, Australia v Sri Lanka
Brisbane is the venue for the Australian team’s final competitive match before they take on England in the Ashes series.
7.30am, Showsports 2

Little Children
Kate Winslet stars in this literary adaptation about dark deeds and the inability to resist temptation.
10pm, Super Movies

Dirty Pretty Things
Senay (Audreu Tautou), a Turkish maid in Shoreditch, discovers the gritty side of life as a London immigrant.
10pm, Cinema City

The Walking Dead
From the director of The Shawshank Redemption, this new zombie/action apocalypse drama stars Brit Andrew Lincoln. Well worth a watch.
11pm, Fox Series

Great Migrations: Born to Move
The first in a stunning new series studies animals born in transit.
7pm, National Geographic

Mon 8

WWE Smackdown!
The best in wrestling action from adrenaline-charged men in tight Lycra outfits.
7pm, Showsports 1

Whip It
Drew Barrymore and Juliette Lewis team up in this cult roller-rink film with bad-ass skater chicks.
6pm, Super Movies

You Don’t Know Jack
Al Pacino nabs the lead role in the story of Dr Jack Kevorkian, known for his advocacy of euthanasia.
9pm, Showmovies

Strictly Come Dancing
Glitter-clad B-list celebs perfect their ballroom moves in the UK’s favourite dance show.
9.15pm, BBC Entertainment

Brothers & Sisters
The third season of the Californian family drama begins tonight.
Midnight, Fox Series

Break Out: The Running Man
The recreation of a daring escape by a Texas prison inmate serving an 80-year sentence.
6pm, National Geographic

Life After People
A visual journey of what life would be like after the human race.
Midnight, History Channel

Tue 9

European PGA Tour Highlights
The latest news from the world of golf, featuring results and fixtures plus the lowdown on the top players.
8pm, Showsports 3

Lions for Lambs
Robert Redford, Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep star in this provocative film about the Iraq war.
9.30pm, Star Movies

Dance Flick
Like Scary Movie’s take on the horror genre, this comedy parodies naff high-school dance flicks.
11pm, Showmovies

America’s Next Top Model
It’s series 14, and Tyra Banks tells yet another bunch of hopefuls why they may never make it as top models.
8.50pm, Star World

Bored to Death
A Manhattan writer takes work as a private detective in an attempt to come to terms with his own personal drama.
11.30pm, OSN Comedy

Word Travels: Lithuania
Tragic history and communist kitsch sit side by side in the former Eastern Bloc country.
7pm, National Geographic

Lions And Giants
The fascinating story of a group of lionesses and elephants in the magnificent Chobe National Park, Botswana.
9.10pm, Animal Planet

Wed 10

Scottish Premier League: Hearts v Celtic
Can Hearts maintain their winning streak against their local rivals?
11.30pm, Showsports 2

Melinda and Melinda
Woody Allen’s characters sit in a New York restaurant; rival writers debate the merits of comedy and tragedy. Full of moral observation and wit.
10pm, Fox Movies

Sam Rockwell is the sole occupant of a lunar mining outpost, nearing the end of his term (and his tether).
10pm, Super Movies

Boardwalk Empire
This exciting new drama from HBO explores the development of Atlantic City through a powerful figure who is both a politician and a gangster.
10pm, America Plus

Banged Up Abroad: Tokyo
This episode features a cautionary travel tale from Japan.
7.30pm, Nat Geo Adventure

Search For The Knysna Elephants
Follow wildlife expert Gareth Patterson as he finds out how these elephants have escaped extinction.
9.10pm, Animal Planet

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