Top TV this week

See how big salty the croc can get and watch zombies take over the world

How Big Can it Get?
How Big Can it Get?
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness
Burn Notice
Burn Notice
Live Test Cricket
Live Test Cricket
Inside Job
Inside Job
The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report
Live International Rugby Union
Live International Rugby Union
Discovery Atlas
Discovery Atlas
The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
CSI
CSI
Live Scottish Premier League
Live Scottish Premier League
Ultimate Survival
Ultimate Survival
Law & Order: Los Angeles
Law & Order: Los Angeles
Live Darts
Live Darts
Bizarre Dinos
Bizarre Dinos
Paranormal Activity
Paranormal Activity
Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Live NRL Premiership Rugby
Live NRL Premiership Rugby
Mythbusters
Mythbusters
Zombieland
Zombieland
House
House
PGA European Tour Golf
PGA European Tour Golf
Human Body: Ultimate Machines
Human Body: Ultimate Machines
Shutter Island
Shutter Island
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Speedway
Speedway
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Thu 21

FBI Files
Learn about a late ’70s terrorist group known as FALN, suspected of setting off bombs in major US cities.
12.10pm, Investigation Discovery

Chef Abroad
Chef Michael Smith visits Cairo to join an Egyptian family as they celebrate the end of Ramadan.
11.30pm, Travel Channel

Fantastic Mr Fox
Great family stop-motion animation, with the voices of George Clooney and Meryl Streep. An urban fox can’t resist returning to his farm-raiding ways.
2pm, OSN Movies HD

The Pursuit of Happyness
Will Smith stars in this true story of a single dad who went from living on the streets to owning his own company.
10pm, MBC 2

Bones
US crime drama. The forensic anthropology team is tasked with discovering a sniper’s precise location.
8pm, OSN First HD

Burn Notice
Former ‘covert operations agent’ Michael helps ex-CIA operative Paul Anderson, who’s in trouble with some Russian spies.
10pm, OSN First HD

Live Test Cricket
See England take on India on day one of the Test at Lord’s in the UK.
10am, OSN Sports 1 HD

The Ultimate Fighter Season 13
Team Lesnar suspects that one of their own could be consorting with the enemy.
10pm, OSN Sports 1 HD


Fri 22

How Big Can it Get?
A recent discovery suggests that the saltwater crocodile could get a whole lot bigger. Is it possible that this creature could reach nightmarish proportions?
8pm, Nat Geo Wild

Sea City: Building the Impossible
Follow the development team who are turning barren land near Kuwait City into an engineering marvel that will house 100,000 people.
10.55pm, Discovery Channel

Inside Job
An insightful documentary into the global economic meltdown of 2008, which left millions of Americans jobless.
3pm, OSN Premier +2

Black Dynamite
A fond homage to the Blaxploitation era. Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White) is a gun-toting ladies’ man and soul brother.
11pm, OSN Movies Comedy

2 Point 4 Children
British family sitcom. Bill is trying to come to terms with the fact that life’s got it in for him, while Rona is still free and single.
4.10pm, BBC Entertainment

The Colbert Report
Stephen Colbert parodies the personality-driven pundit shows on some of the well-known American networks.
10.30pm, OSN Comedy

Live International Rugby Union
Can Fiji cause the New Zealand All Blacks any problems in this pre-season friendly?
11.30am, OSN Sports 1 HD

Live Seniors Open Golf
Ian Woosnam goes in search of the one prize missing from his glittering CV at Walton Heath.
4pm, OSN Sports 3


Sat 23

Discovery Atlas
A travelogue taking in the traditions and geography of Japan, with some stunning film footage.
10.10pm, Discovery HD Showcase

Da Vinci’s Machines
The Air Screw, envisioned by Da Vinci in the 15th century, could rival modern-day inventions. But will it work?
11pm, Discovery Science

The Manchurian Candidate
A 2004 reimagining of the ’50s classic. In the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes. Denzel Washington stars.
Noon, OSN Movies Action

The Hurt Locker

Six-time Oscar-winning movie directed by Kathryn Bigelow, following an army bomb disposal team navigating the streets of present-day Iraq.
11pm, OSN Premiere

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Guy Fieri visits a family-style restaurant in Nashville to sample its take on an old-school Southern classic – meat and three sides.
11.20am, Food Network

CSI
The crime team investigates a mad slasher who strikes without leaving a trace of evidence behind.
8pm, OSN First HD

Live Rugby Union
Australia take on old enemies South Africa in the first game of the Tri-Nations.
10am, OSN Sports 2

Live Scottish Premier League
The SPL kicks off with Hearts travelling to the Ibrox stadium to face Rangers.
3.30pm, OSN Sports 4


Sun 24

Ultimate Survival
Bear Grylls is in the backwoods of Alabama, where he tackles rapids, braves a forest fire and gets trapped without light in a limestone cave.
2.40pm, Discovery HD Showcase

Ancient Discoveries

Learn about ancient torture techniques, from the rack to the ‘pear of anguish’.
7pm, History Channel

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
An animated adventure centred on a five-year-old boy and his friendship with a goldfish princess.
6.15pm, OSN Movies HD

West Side Story
This electrifying musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in the slums of ’50s NYC. See it after the Dubai stage version, which ends on Saturday 23.
8.35pm, MGM

30 Rock
US comedy series created by Tina Fey. Jack appears before Congress looking to win approval for the merger with Kabletown.
8pm, OSN Comedy

Law & Order: Los Angeles
The murder of a golfer means more than meets the eye.
10pm, OSN First +2

Carnegie Challenge Cup
Warrington face Wigan in rugby league’s premier club competition.
Noon, OSN Sports 3

Live Darts
Can Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor retain his title on day seven of the World Match Play Championship?
8pm, OSN Sports 1 HD


Mon 25

Bizarre Dinos
Discover the life, death, combat, reproduction and evolution of the world’s strangest prehistoric beasts.
2pm, Nat Geo Wild

Lonely Planet: Roads Less Travelled
Dominic Bonuccelli heads to northern Mexico to chart a course through the Sierra Madre mountains.
7pm, Nat Geo Adventure

Avatar
James Cameron’s long-awaited CGI movie became the highest-grossing of all time in the US. Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington star.
5.45pm, OSN Movies HD

Paranormal Activity
A young couple become disturbed by a demonic presence in their home.
11pm, OSN Action HD

Monarch of the Glen
Drama from the Highlands. The arrival of a pregnant Lizzie provokes Hector into disowning his daughter.
8.10pm, BBC Entertainment

Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The gang decide to throw Charlie a surprise party.
9.30pm, OSN Comedy

Live NRL Premiership Rugby
See Australia’s Canberra Raiders take on reigning champions St George Dragons.
9am, OSN Sports 3

Live International Test Cricket
Day five of the first Test between England and India.
2pm, OSN Sports 2


Tue 26

Mythbusters
The team tests whether it’s possible to bend bullets, as well as busting some other urban myths.
3.30pm, Discovery HD Showcase

Deadly Women
Three schoolgirls become cold-blooded killers when they think someone is after their boyfriends.
11pm, Investigation Discovery

The Italian Job
The quintessential British crime caper of the ’60s, starring Michael Caine and Noel Coward.
4.15pm, OSN Movies Action

Zombieland
Woody Harrelson has found a unique way to survive a world overrun by zombies.
8pm, OSN Movies Action

Seinfeld
George decides to use a cane when he applies for an interview at a sporting goods firm.
5pm, OSN Comedy+2

House
Hugh Laurie plays the sadistic and witty Dr House in this ever-popular medical drama.
5.40pm, MBC 4

World Combat League
Combining the best of Muay Thai, karate, boxing and kickboxing, combat takes place in an open ring and only the strongest will survive.
3.15pm, Extreme Sports Channel

PGA European Tour Golf
Highlights of the Scandinavian Masters from Stockholm.
7pm, OSN Sports 3


Wed 27

Human Body: Ultimate Machines
See how the brain controls us: when too hot or sleep-deprived, it can lead us to disaster.
4.20pm, Discovery HD Showcase

Future Weapons
Discover how smoke generators can make you invisible.
10.10pm, Discovery HD Showcase

Khartoum
This military spectacle chronicles Britain’s 1883 crisis in the Sudan and the siege of Khartoum.
5.30pm, MGM

Shutter Island
Creepy Martin Scorsese thriller. A US Marshal (Leo DiCaprio) investigates the escape of a murderer from a psychiatric hospital.
9.45pm, OSN Cinema +2

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The satirist presents his award-winning chat show.
10pm, OSN Comedy

Louie
US series following a stand-up comic. Louie endures airline problems while travelling to a gig.
11pm, OSN Comedy

Modern Pentathlon Series
A multi-disciplined event covering shooting, fencing, running, swimming and horseriding.
6pm, OSN Sports 4

Speedway
See all the highlights from the Speedway FIM World Championships.
7pm, OSN Sports 4

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