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Get animated with Ricky Gervais, Family Guy and South Park

The Ricky Gervais Show
The Ricky Gervais Show
Family Guy
Family Guy
Hidden Worlds
Hidden Worlds
Invictus
Invictus
Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
Million Dollar Baby
Million Dollar Baby
NRL Premiership: Warriors v Bulldogs
NRL Premiership: Warriors v Bulldogs
How the Earth was Made
How the Earth was Made
The Invention of Lying
The Invention of Lying
CSI
CSI
International Rugby Union: Australia v Samoa
International Rugby Union: Australia v Samoa
Banged Up Abroad
Banged Up Abroad
Casablanca
Casablanca
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Live Snooker World Cup Final
Live Snooker World Cup Final
Built for the Kill
Built for the Kill
Napoleon Dynamite
Napoleon Dynamite
Bones
Bones
1000 Places to See Before You Die
1000 Places to See Before You Die
Crazy Heart
Crazy Heart
South Park
South Park
Formula One Powerboats
Formula One Powerboats
Restless Planet
Restless Planet
The Hangover
The Hangover
V8 Supercar Series Highlights
V8 Supercar Series Highlights
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Thu 14

Fantastic Festivals of the World
The show explores the Fire Festival, part of the ancient religion of Shugendo, which takes place annually in Kumano, Japan.
9.40am, Discovery HD Showcase

Hidden Worlds
Tour the amazing Corbett National Park, which is like a green jewel high in the foothills of the Himalayas.
10pm, Nat Geo Wild

Toy Story 3
In the third instalment of this fantastic Pixar animation, the toys are mistakenly delivered to a daycare centre, and it’s up to Woody to get them all home.
1pm, OSN Movies Kids

Invictus
Nelson Mandela uses the ’95 Rugby World Cup to unite apartheid-torn South Africa. Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman star.
8pm, OSN Movies +2

The Daily Show
Satirist Jon Stewart presents his Emmy Award-winning chat show, with comic reports and sketches on American current affairs.
6.30pm, OSN Comedy +2

The Ricky Gervais Show
Expect plenty more irreverent animated discussions from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.
11pm, OSN Comedy

Live: The Open Championship
Day one of the 140th British Open at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Kent.
8am, OSN Sports 2

Major League Soccer
Action from the top-flight pro soccer league in the US and Canada.
11am, Fox Sports HD


Fri 15

Caught in the Act
Watch a warthog take on two lionesses, see a lion tossed above the heads of a buffalo herd and more fantastic animal antics.
11.10am, Nat Geo Wild

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
Our universe is about 13.7 billion years old, but where did it come from? The authoritative actor unravels the mystery.
11pm, Discovery HD Showcase

Million Dollar Baby (Editor's pick)
A hardened trainer (Clint Eastwood) works with a determined woman (Hilary Swank) in an attempt to establish her as a boxer.
Noon, Fox Movies

Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince
Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) returns to Hogwarts for another year of magical schooling and learns more about the dark past of the boy who grew up to become Lord Voldemort.
5.45pm, OSN Movies Action

Cougar Town
Courtney Cox is at her witty best in this sitcom, which follows a divorced woman trying to spice up her dating life.
1pm, OSN First HD

Family Guy

Offbeat animated comedy. When Peter catches Carter having an affair, he is forced into keeping the secret. However, problems arise when he spills the beans.
11pm, OSN Comedy

NRL Premiership: Warriors v Bulldogs
New Zealand’s finest rugby players take on their Canterbury-Bankstown rivals.
8.30am, OSN Sports 3

Live Currie Cup
Rugby union action from the South African provincial championship. Will the Blue Bulls be able to defend their title?
9pm, OSN Sports 3


Sat 16

The Future Of…
Can humans develop the ability to communicate directly with animals? This show investigates.
10am, Discovery Channel

How the Earth was Made
Discover how the Colorado River helped to forge one of the most breathtaking natural sights on Earth – the stunning 300-mile-long Grand Canyon.
9pm, History Channel

The Invention of Lying
Comedy written by and starring Ricky Gervais. In a world where there is no such thing as lying, one man seizes the opportunity for personal gain.
4pm, OSN Movies HD +2

Lust for Life
Vincente Minnelli directs this stunning biopic on the brilliant but tortured Vincent Van Gogh.
9pm, TCM

CSI
Popular crime drama. During the annual Blood Fest convention, shocking violence erupts between the ‘vampires’ and the ‘werewolves’.
8pm, OSN First HD

Justified
A busload of drugs is hijacked and a man is murdered. Raylan tries to find out if Boyd Crowder has anything to do with it.
10pm, OSN First HD

International Rugby Union: Australia v Samoa

The rugby giants of the southern hemisphere take on the islanders. Who will triumph?
4am, OSN Sports 2

Live Masters Football
The golden oldies return for another edition of Masters football to help pass the months of the football close season.
10pm, OSN Sports 4


Sun 17

Royal Inquest
The Soviets claim to have executed Russia’s Royal Family in 1918, but is that the truth? Find out tonight.
1.50pm, Investigation Discovery

Banged Up Abroad
Lia is planning to smuggle drugs, but her naive plans go horribly wrong as she faces the death penalty in Bangladesh.
6pm, Nat Geo Adventure

Moon
Duncan Jones’s sci-fi flick follows an astronaut miner living on the moon who makes an ominous discovery. Sam Rockwell stars.
9am, OSN Premier +2

Casablanca
A great love story and a landmark of modern cinema, with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
Noon, TCM

My Generation
A group of teens were filmed shortly before their high school graduation. Catch up with them 10 years later.
11am, OSN First

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Larry David hopes to end a rumour that Rosie O’Donnell can beat him up.
9.30pm, OSN Comedy

Darts World Matchplay
Day two of the PDC tournament from Blackpool in the UK.
6pm, OSN Sports 2

Live Snooker World Cup Final

Direct from Bangkok, with 20 two-player teams from across the world.
6.30pm, OSN Sports 3


Mon 18

NextWorld
From submarine cars to hoverboards and jet packs, discover the high-tech vehicles that will change our lives.
2.15pm Discovery Science

Built for the Kill
Flies can lay 1,000 eggs in six weeks, which can multiply into 260 million flies – and almost all flies are killers.
10pm Nat Geo Wild

Far North
A soldier’s arrival changes the lives of two women. With Michelle Yeoh.
6pm, OSN Cinema

Napoleon Dynamite
An alienated teenager helps his friend become class president. Jon Heder is great in the title role.
9pm, OSN Movies Comedy

Outsourced
US sitcom. A manager is sent to India to oversee a staff of customer service representatives.
7pm, OSN Comedy

Bones
A forensic anthropologist and a cocky FBI agent build a team to solve crime.
1.30pm, OSN First

Live: The Open Championship
Can golfer Louis Oosthuizen retain his crown on the final day?
10am, OSN Sports 3

The Ultimate Fighter

Brock Lesnar and Junior Dos Santos are the team coaches in the 13th season of this ever-popular MMA reality show.
10pm, OSN Sports 4


Tue 19

1000 Places to See Before You Die (Editor's pick)
Travel through India with hosts Albin and Melanie Ulles to see the splendour of the Taj Mahal.
2.15pm, Discovery Channel

Crocodile Hunter
Steve and Terri Irwin study the most dangerous animals in Africa.
8.15pm Animal Planet

Another Year
Brit drama with Jim Broadbent that looks at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple.
12.30pm, OSN Premiere

Crazy Heart
A faded country musician (Jeff Bridges) is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance.
8pm, OSN Movies HD

How I Met Your Mother
Ted searches for the woman of his dreams in New York City, with the help of his four best friends.
7.30pm, OSN Comedy

South Park
Follow the misadventures of four animated kids in a quiet, dysfunctional town.
11pm, OSN Comedy

Formula One Powerboats
Formula 1 Powerboat racing is competitive, daring, risky and entertaining – the ultimate in extreme sports.
3pm, OSN Sports HD

Australian Open Snooker
Day two of the resurrected Aussie snooker event.
7pm, OSN Sports 3


Wed 20

Restless Planet
Swim with fierce ocean predators and watch a land army massacre everything in its path.
4pm, Nat Geo Wild

The Gadget Show
Suzi and Jason test road-racing bikes, motorised aquatic scooters and gadget swimming aids.
7.15pm Discovery Science

Nowhere Boy
A chronicle of John Lennon’s early years and adolescence. Aaron Johnson plays the title role.
8pm, OSN Movies HD

The Hangover
Three groomsmen lose their buddy during a drunken misadventure and must retrace their steps to find him.
11pm, OSN Movies Comedy

Seinfeld
New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his neurotic friends provide a slice of comedy about everyday life.
4pm, OSN Comedy

Supernatural
US horror series that follows two brothers as they hunt demons and other supernatural beings.
9pm, OSN First

V8 Supercar Series Highlights
This year’s tour takes the drivers across Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.
2pm, OSN Sports HD

UFC 132
Another chance to watch this epic fight between bantamweights Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber.
5pm, OSN Sports 4

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