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Discover the story of how the Burj Khalifa was built

Big, Bigger, Biggest
Big, Bigger, Biggest
The X Factor US
The X Factor US
The Grudge 3
The Grudge 3
Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds
Trans World Sport
Trans World Sport
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Hancock
Hancock
Wilfred
Wilfred
Live PGA European Tour
Live PGA European Tour
River Monsters
River Monsters
Secret Window
Secret Window
The Office US
The Office US
Live Rugby League Four Nations
Live Rugby League Four Nations
Bear Nomad
Bear Nomad
All the King’s Men
All the King’s Men
Modern Family
Modern Family
Live Scottish Premier League
Live Scottish Premier League
Dogs 101
Dogs 101
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Friends
Friends
Prizefighter
Prizefighter
Ape Genius
Ape Genius
Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy
Prison Break
Prison Break
Continuum
Continuum
Amelia
Amelia
Fantasy Factory
Fantasy Factory
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Thu 3

Weird or What?
This show investigates all that is mysterious and strange in the world, and tries to find a logical explanation.
2.15pm, Discovery Science

The X Factor US
This week, the judges coach the wannabe stars on what to sing, what to wear and how to ‘own’ the stage.
11pm, OSN First +2

Bond of Silence
When a family man is killed at a raucous New Year’s Eve party, his wife must search for answers. Starring Kim Raver.
8pm, OSN Movies HD +2

The Grudge 3
Direct-to-DVD sequel from the US horror franchise. A woman holds the key to stopping the evil spirit of Kayako.
9pm, OSN Action HD

The Invisible Man
Fawkes gets too close to an assassin and is blinded by his prototype weapon, only narrowly avoiding losing his sight.
5pm, OSN First

Criminal Minds
The new sheriff in Virginia requests the team’s assistance in the investigation of a series of mutilation murders.
9.30pm, Star World HD

Rugby League Four Nations
England take on local rivals Wales in this rugby league tournament.
11am, OSN Sports 2

Trans World Sport
A weekly round-up of sports action from around the globe, featuring reports from the biggest international competitions.
3pm, OSN Sports 2


Fri 4

The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Featuring up-and-coming musicians, audience participation games and segments spotlighting real people with extraordinary stories.
2pm, OSN First HD

Departures
High-school friends Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations, armed only with their trusty backpacks.
7pm, Nat Geo Adventure HD

Mighty Joe Young
A 4.5m gorilla creates a path of destruction when kidnappers snatch him from a nature preserve in California. Action starring Bill Paxton and Charlize Theron.
3.50pm, Star Movies HD

Hancock
Unpopular superhero Hancock (Will Smith) saves the life of a PR executive who attempts to salvage his public image.
10pm, MBC 2

Wilfred
Ryan and Wilfred both do volunteer work at the hospice to impress Jenna. Meanwhile, Ryan learns that Wilfred has a special gift.
5.30pm, OSN Comedy +2

Glee
Season three of the teen musical comedy. Mercedes tries to convince Santana to join Shelby’s all-girl glee club, while Irish exchange student Rory Flanagan arrives.
8pm, OSN First

Live PGA European Tour
Follow the action from the European golf tournament as players tee off for round two of the WGC HSBC Champions.
7am, OSN Sports 1 HD

I’ll Do Anything
How far would you go to win a prize of your dreams for your best friend? Find out tonight as more competitors go head to head.
2.35pm, Extreme Sports Channel


Sat 5

Border Security
Is a family using their children as pawns in the drug trade? And is it a case of mistaken identity or has the immigration department finally tracked down a rogue passenger?
4.30pm, Discovery Channel

River Monsters
No other marine dweller inspires fear quite like the shark. But at least they’re confined to the oceans. Or are they?
11.25pm, Discovery Channel

Secret Window (Editor’s pick)
Johnny Depp stars as eccentric author Mort Rainey, who finds his life spiralling out of control. Based on a Stephen King novel.
1pm, OSN Action HD

Benny & Joon
Comedy with Aidan Quinn and Johnny Depp. Auto mechanic Benny is devoted to taking care of his mentally ill sister, Joon, who finds love with an eccentric man.
6pm, OSN Movies Festival

The Office US
The arrival of Michael’s replacement (played by comic Will Ferrell) has the staff lining up to impress their new boss.
4pm, OSN Comedy +2

Psych
Unable to bear a morose Lassiter, Shawn sets out to prove that Lassiter’s theory of murder is correct: that an astronomer did not die of natural causes.
4.55pm, MBC 4

Pro12 Celtic League
Exclusive coverage of the rugby league tournament involving teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. This week, Leinster and Munster go head to head.
10.30am, OSN Sports 2

Live Rugby League Four Nations
All the live action from the UK as Wales and New Zealand battle it out.
5pm, OSN Sports 1 HD


Sun 6

Bear Nomad
Ecologist Chris Morgan journeys to Alaska, one of the largest brown bear population centres in the world, and paints a portrait of its coastal giants.
2pm, Nat Geo Wild

Conmen Case Files
This evening’s show profiles a man who used lies and deceit to seduce women in order to gain access to their bank accounts.
9pm, Crime & Investigation Network

All the King’s Men
An idealistic politician, ‘Boss’ Willie Stark, slowly becomes corrupted by the system. Stars Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Anthony Hopkins.
10am, MBC 2

Rocky
Sly Stallone’s sporting classic. A small-time boxer gets a chance to fight the heavyweight champ.
2pm, OSN Movies Action

Mental
Jack tries to help an autistic girl by discovering the person who murdered her father.
8pm, Star World HD

Modern Family
Claire tries to restore order between Haley and Alex, while Phil sneaks out to a day spa.
9pm, OSN Comedy

Fight Girls
Seven female fighters risk it all to fulfil their dreams of winning the National Champs belt in Muay Thai.
6am, Extreme Sports Channel

Live Scottish Premier League
Action from this Scottish football league as Celtic and Motherwell take to the pitch.
4pm, OSN Sports 2


Mon 7

Hooked
A look at the mysterious giant fish that rule the depths of the ocean. They are fearsome kings of the food chain, with no natural enemies.
3.50am, Nat Geo Wild

Dogs 101
Which dog is the most revered in Japan? And which canine befriended both Queen Victoria and BB King? Find out tonight.
7.25pm, Animal Planet

A Christmas Carol
An animated retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser named Ebenezer Scrooge.
Noon, OSN Movies HD +2

My Best Friend’s Girl
A man makes a living convincing women to run back into the arms of the men they have recently dumped. Kate Hudson stars.
9pm, OSN Movies Comedy

Outsourced
Rajiv creates a fake holiday to get him out of the office so he can impress his future father-in-law by pretending to be management.
1pm, OSN First HD

Friends
Joey attempts ballroom dancing in order to help Monica and Rachel keep their illegal sublet.
9pm, OSN Comedy +2

The Sorsa Project

Finnish snowboarder Heikki Sorsa tears down the man-made slope in front of 10,000 screaming fans.
3pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Prizefighter
Eight fighters battle it out in a series of bouts to see who comes out on top.
7pm, OSN Sports 4


Tue 8

Catch It Keep It
To win sought-after tickets to an all-star American football game, the challengers must navigate an obstacle course with a dummy.
9am, Discovery Science

Ape Genius
The fascinating stories of four apes and their surprisingly advanced society.
6pm, Nat Geo Wild HD

Dick Tracy

Pulp action film starring Warren Beatty. In 1938 Chicago, a detective attempts to stop the crime spree of Big Boy Caprice.
9am, OSN Action HD

Independence Day
A group of humans (led by Will Smith) attempt to save the Earth from vicious extra-terrestrials in this science-fiction adventure.
5.45pm, OSN Movies Action

Prison Break
Michael is in LA and is prepared to enact revenge for Sara.
1.50pm, Star World HD

Dharma and Greg
Bad weather grounds Dharma and Greg’s plans of flying to Indiana. While they are stuck, they experience an interesting event.
4.30pm, OSN Comedy +2

Continuum
Documenting the progress of the world’s most famous snow riders, from the peaks of Alaska to Jackson Hole’s back country.
11.15am, Extreme Sports Channel

Golfing World

A daily mix of the latest golf news, updates, golfing tips and interviews.
2pm, OSN Sports 2


Wed 9

Crime Stories
The FBI’s elite Evidence Response Teams solve everything from mischief to murder.
4.20pm, Discovery HD Showcase

Big, Bigger, Biggest (Editor’s pick)
Discover the story of how the Burj Khalifa was built.
6.30pm, National Geographic Channel HD

Pearl Harbor
A dramatic reimagining of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent Doolittle Raid to strike back at the Japanese Home Islands.
8.30am, Star Movies HD

Amelia
A look at the life of legendary US pilot Amelia Earhart, played by Hilary Swank.
3.45pm, OSN Movies Festival

Just Shoot Me
Finch realises he and Adrienne are very different from one another and begins to doubt their marriage.
1.30pm, OSN Comedy +2

Once Upon a Time
Regina attempts to force Emma to leave Storybrooke and stay out of Henry’s life forever.
8pm, OSN First HD

Fantasy Factory
Reality series that looks at former skateboarder-turned-entrepeneur Rob Dyrdek’s skate businesses.
1.20pm, Extreme Sports Channel

UFC: The Ultimate Fighter
Tune into episode seven of this action-packed reality series.
10pm, OSN Sports 4

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