Top TV this week

Catch Senna, the documentary about the Brizilian F1 driver

Television, Time In
Wed 9

Forensic Detectives
Insects and parasites at a crime scene provide living evidence of a victim’s time of death and can unravel a suspect’s alibi.
6pm, Discovery ID

Bluelist Australia
Aussie TV personality Yumi Stynes experiences Australia’s number one natural high: the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.
7.30pm, Nat Geo Adventure

2 Fast 2 Furious
Sequel to petrol-head action film The Fast and The Furious starring Paul Walker. Former cop Brian is finally arrested after letting someone escape the law. He must now work undercover to help the police.
6pm, MBC 2

Benny & Joon
Quirky comedy with Johnny Depp. Benny’s mentally ill sister, Joon, finds love in an eccentric man.
9pm, Star Movies HD

Surface
Sci-fi drama about unexplainable encounters with creepy and unidentifiable sea creatures.
7pm, OSN First HD

Fawlty Towers (Editor’s pick)
Classic comedy with John Cleese. Basil tries to improve the class of the hotel’s clientele.
8.30pm, BBC Entertainment

Super Rugby Highlights
Catch the best bits of this week’s southern hemisphere rugby league competition.
6pm, OSN Sports 2

WWE Smackdown
Featuring all the fighting favourites who have gripped grapple fans all over the world. Warning: expect some bone-crushing drama.
9pm, OSN Sports 1 HD


Thu 10

Somewhere in China
Filmmaker/photographer brothers Peter and Jeff Hutchens are sent back to China, where they lived as children. In this episode, the boys arrive at the Yangtze River and the Three Gorges Dam.
6pm, Nat Geo HD

The Blue Continent
Host Camilla Andersen explores the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Tonight, she heads to Fiji and Vanuatu to learn about the first settlers.
9pm, Travel Channel

Hope Floats
A woman (Sandra Bullock) who comes back to her home town after a painful divorce has to deal with the people in her town.
6pm, MBC Max HD

The Tuxedo
Action comedy with martial arts legend Jackie Chan. Jimmy Tong, a chauffeur for millionaire Clark Devlin, tries on Devlin’s tuxedo and finds it gives powers to anyone who wears it.
8pm, MBC 2 HD

Seinfeld
Jerry meets Keith Hernandez and wants to make a good impression. George is out of time on his unemployment and works hard to get an extension.
7.30pm, OSN Comedy +2

Scandal
Political thriller about Olivia Pope & Associates, a law firm specialising in crisis management for high profile individuals. The firm aims to protect the images of the nation’s public elite.
8pm, OSN First HD

AFL Premiership Highlights
Re-live the best of the week’s Aussie rules action as we recap the highlights of the latest matches in the Australian Football League.
7.30pm, OSN Sports 2

Under the Influence
Documenting the people, places and moments that define modern snowboarding and the exploits of today’s top snowboarders and skiers.
8.50pm, Extreme Sports Channel


Fri 11

Female Forces
A behind-the-scenes look at female police officers who juggle the force and their personal lives. In this episode, rookie officer Sara Rolfe completes her police training.
Noon, Crime & Investigation

Dogtown
Set at a sanctuary for neglected dogs in Utah, this series documents the rehabilitation of the canines that no one else wants.
6pm, Nat Geo HD

Rocky
1976 boxing classic starring Sylvester Stallone. A small-time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight a heavyweight champ.
4pm, OSN Movies Action

Ocean’s Twelve
Heist sequel featuring an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists.
5pm, MBC 2

Dharma and Greg
US sitcom starring Jenna Elfman. Dharma is a changed woman after replacing her furniture with Greg’s stored bachelor stuff but not necessarily for the better.
1.30pm, OSN Comedy +2

How I Met Your Mother
Robin is ordered to begin therapy sessions.
5.30pm, OSN Comedy +2

Fantasy Factory
Skateboarder Rob Dyrdek has converted a warehouse into the ‘Fantasy Factory’ – a base for his many entrepreneurial and crazy ventures.
12.05pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Kenny Belaey’s Big Time South Africa
Join the Belgian bike trials legend for a cycling trip around South Africa. A star-studded line-up and breathtaking scenery.
1.55pm, Extreme Sports Channel


Sat 12

Africa’s Secret Seven
A peek into the lives of the most secretive animals of the African wilderness: the serval, aardvark, pangolin, wildcat, civet and the porcupine.
1pm, Nat Geo Wild

Intimate Enemies
Watch the life-and-death struggle of two powerful animals: the lion and the water buffalo.
7pm, Nat Geo Wild HD

National Treasure
Action adventure with Nicolas Cage and Diane Kruger. A treasure hunter is in hot pursuit of a mythical treasure that has been passed down for centuries, while his employer turned enemy has the same idea.
3pm, MBC 2

Twilight: New Moon
After Bella (Kristen Stewart) recovers from the vampire attack, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward (Robert Pattinson).
5.30pm, MBC 2

Falling Skies
American sci-fi drama produced by Steven Spielberg. Tom and Hal lead a team to find more motorcycles after Pope provides details on where they can be found.
4pm, OSN First HD

2 Broke Girls
Two broke waitresses in their early twenties, one from a poor working-class family and the other rich, strike up a friendship.
7.30pm, OSN Comedy

X-Traordinary
A look back through the extensive X Games archive and the most memorable moments, incredible athletes and fascinating rivalry.
1pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Cowboy U
Professional cowboys Rocco Wachman and Judd Leffew attempt to acclimatise a fresh batch of city dwellers to the cowboy lifestyle in only three weeks.
5.10pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Senna
Feature-length documentary examining the life of the F1 legend.
May 12, 1pm


Sun 13

Taboo
The taboos surrounding what can and cannot be eaten.
6pm, Nat Geo HD

Nat Geo’s Most Amazing Photos (Editor’s pick)
The stories behind the most dramatic covers.
9pm, Nat Geo HD

Love in the Time of Cholera
Romantic period drama starring Benjamin Bratt and Javier Bardem.
8pm, MBC Max HD

Con Air
Action with Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Malkovich.
9pm, Star Movies HD

Royal Pains
A suspended Manhattan doctor is employed as a private doctor to the Hamptons elite.
7pm, OSN First HD

Whitney
Sitcom following US comic Whitney Cummings as a fictionalised version of herself.
9pm, OSN Comedy

Summer Dew Tour 2011
Featuring all the best skate, BMX and FMX competitors.
1.30pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Gotta Grudge
People with big grudges try to settle their score in the ring.
8.50pm, Extreme Sports Channel


Mon 14

Ultimate Survival
Expert survivalist Bear Grylls begins his journey in the Caucasus Mountains by driving a snowmobile out the back of a hovering helicopter.
6.20pm, Discovery

Border Security
Australia’s customs officials work to protect their borders.
9.05pm, Discovery

Battle: Los Angeles
Sci-fi action starring Aaron Eckhart. A Marine platoon fights to prevent the city of Los Angeles from being overtaken by highly-advanced aliens.
6pm, OSN Cinema

Alive
The true story of the survivors of a plane crash.
8pm, OSN Movies Action

Revenge
Emily Thorne arrives in the Hamptons seeking revenge on the people who destroyed her family.
8pm, OSN First HD

Wilfred
Comedy starring Elijah Wood. A man sees his neighbour’s dog as a man in a dog suit.
8.30pm, OSN Comedy

Ride Guide Mountainbike 2010
The essential show for mountain bikers.
7.25pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Mantracker
Two friends are let loose in the Canadian wilderness.
8.50pm, Extreme Sports Channel


Tue 15

Cliffhangers
Wildlife biologist Chad Hunter gets up close and personal with gelaba baboons in the Ethiopian highlands.
6pm, Nat Geo Wild HD

My Life is a Zoo
Summer season at the DeYoung Family Zoo, a large private zoo in Michigan.
7pm, Nat Geo Wild HD

Wedding Crashers
Comedy with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. Two divorce mediators spend a wild weekend partying with a politician and his family.
6pm, MBC 2

Paul
Alien comedy with Simon Pegg and the voice of Seth Rogen.
9pm, OSN Premiere

The Invisible Man
Darien Fawkes’ scientist brother gives him the ability to make himself invisible.
7pm, OSN First +2

Gavin & Stacey
BAFTA-winning comedy with Mathew Horne and Joanna Page.
8.30pm, BBC Entertainment

Pro Bull Riders 2010
The world’s best bull-riding talent saddles up.
7.55pm, Extreme Sports Channel

World Combat League
An exciting team-based MMA competition.
9.45pm, Extreme Sports Channel

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