TV highlights in the UAE

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Wed 6

No County for Old Men
Comedians Simon Day and John Thomson explore the unique histories of Britain’s counties. In this episode they head to Cornwall to join shanty singers and take part in Cornish wrestling.
6pm, History Channel

NASA’s Unexplained Files
Unexplained footage and interviews with astronauts.
8.30pm, Discovery Science

Stealing Harvard
Comedy with Jason Lee and Tom Green. Two friends turn to a life of crime for two weeks in order to steal US$30,000 to pay for a Harvard tuition.
7pm, OSN Movies Comedy

Anywhere But Here
The relationship between a teen (Natalie Portman) and her mother (Susan Sarandon) evolves.
8pm, MBC Max HD

NCIS: Los Angeles
Spin-off of the popular crime investigation series. A murdered antiques dealer’s book of top-secret information goes missing.
7pm, MBC Action

Fawlty Towers
Basil wants to make the hotel a gourmet’s paradise but has problems with his chef.
8.30pm, BBC Entertainment

City Centre Races
Coverage of the half marathon series taking place in the UK’s best-known cities. Tonight: Lloyds TSB Cardiff Half Marathon.
6.30pm, OSN Sports 3

Super Rugby
Watch top rugby union teams from the southern hemisphere battle it out. Tonight, the Lions take on the Sharks.
8pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

Thu 7

Danger Beach
Kiwi spin-off of Australia’s Bondi Rescue. Young volunteer lifeguards at one of Auckland’s most popular west-coast beaches get ready for a busy summer season.
6.30pm, Nat Geo Adventure

Escape to Chimp Eden
A series about chimp rescue and rehabilitation. Abu’s death leaves chimp Gida struggling.
9.10pm, Animal Planet

Nacho Libre
Wrestling comedy with Jack Black. Nacho tries to win the affections of a woman by competing as a Mexican wrestler.
8pm, MBC 2

Road to Perdition
Oscar-winning drama directed by Sam Mendes and starring Tom Hanks, Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh. During the Great Depression, a hitman’s son accidentally witnesses one of his hits, putting them both in serious danger.
9pm, OSN Action HD

Mad Men
After landing a government contract, Don panics when two men arrive at Betty’s house; Pete faces a moral dilemma.
7.05pm, MBC 4

Forensic investigation drama. Booth and Brennan examine disfigured remains that oddly relate to religious text. They then discover the victim was a patient at a sanatorium.
8.40pm, Star World HD

NRL Full Time
A round-up of all the week’s NRL action from Down Under. The programme features rugby league highlights, interviews and analysis bringing you up to date with all the news.
7.30pm, OSN Sports 3

European Tour Weekly
Follow all the golfing action straight from the green, featuring key matches and the best shots from the European PGA circuit.
8pm, OSN Sports 2

Fri 8

The Pack
This episode takes a look at how wild dogs operate as group hunters, analysing instinctive strategy and hunting tactics.
1pm, Nat Geo Wild

Ultimate Survival
Adventurer Bear Grylls is in the Sahara Desert and must munch on scorpions, escape quicksand and fight off the heat.
4.05pm, Discovery

My Girl
Classic ’90s movie starring Macaulay Culkin and Dan Aykroyd about a young girl who lives in a funeral parlour and is obsessed with death.
12.30pm, MBC Max HD

The Help
Oscar-winning drama with Emma Stone and Octavia Spencer. An author in the ’60s exposes the point of view of African-American maids.
9pm, OSN Premiere

Sci-fi drama about four normal humans who discover they have superhuman abilities. After a look into the future, Nathan’s shooter is revealed. Hiro receives an important message from his father.
1.45pm, MBC Action

A suburban mother (Mary-Louise Parker) starts dealing illicit substances.
11pm, OSN Comedy

Live AFL Premiership
All the Aussie Rules football action from Down Under, with the match of the week from the Toyota AFL Premiership.
1.30pm, OSN Sports 3

Live International Test Cricket
See which team will win the most wickets in this top-level cricketing match straight from the UK, as England take on the West Indies in day two of the third test.
2pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

Carlito’s Way
This acclaimed NYC crime drama stars Sean Penn and Al Pacino.
8pm OSN Action HD

Sat 9

Weird & Wonderful Hotels
This series seeks out some of the world’s most unique places in which to spend a night.
1pm, Nat Geo Adventure

Pressure Cook
Celebrity chef Ralph Pagano is dropped in far-flung places, with 72 hours to explore the local cuisine. Tonight, it’s Calgary and Banff in Canada.
8pm, Nat Geo Adventure

The Conspirator
Historical drama starring Robin Wright about a mother charged as co-conspirator in the assassination of President Lincoln, and the lawyer who reluctantly defends her.
4pm, OSN Movies HD

A 13-year-old writer changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he didn’t commit.
8pm, MBC 2

Fairly Legal
This new series follows a female attorney who is trying to cope after her father’s death. Tonight is the second part of the pilot episode.
Noon, OSN First HD

30 Rock
Hit comedy starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. Dennis shows up at Liz’s apartment on St Patrick’s Day and drives a wedge between Liz and Criss.
6pm, OSN Comedy +2

Live International Rugby Union
Don’t miss this nail-biting rugby union match between two of the best teams in the world: Wales and Australia.
2pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

Live International Rugby Union
The heat is on as South Africa play England in this international match.
6.30pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

Sun 10

Snake Wranglers
Watch as experts seek out the world’s deadliest snakes.
6.30pm, Nat Geo Wild HD

Ancient Aliens
Could old tales of monsters be eyewitness accounts of aliens?
9pm, History

Mr Brooks
Psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-loving alter ego. With Kevin Costner and Demi Moore.
8pm, MBC 2

Grown Ups
Comedy with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Kevin James.
9pm, OSN Movies Comedy

Modern remake of the ’90s cult classic about the lives of a bunch of rich Beverly Hills high-school kids.
6.40pm, Star World HD

The Starter Wife
The ex--wife of a Hollywood studio executive starts a new life after divorce.
7pm, MBC 4

Volvo Ocean Race
Part three of the Lisbon leg of this glamorous yachting race.
7.30pm, OSN Sports 3

Formula Drift 2011
A car racing league in which the drivers pair up and face off.
7.55pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Mon 11

Hollywood and Vines
Hosts Jason Priestley and Terry David Mulligan explore grape country in the Mexican Guadalupe valley.
6pm, Travel Channel

True crime series about female killers. Tonight, the story of fashion student Linda Henning.
9.30pm, Crime & Investigation

The Marc Pease Experience
Comedy with Ben Stiller about a former high-school musical superstar.
7pm, OSN Premiere

Rock comedy starring Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler.
9pm, OSN Movies Comedy

Body of Proof
Medical examiner Megan Hunt uses an unusual approach to solving crimes.
7pm, OSN First HD

Comedy starring Joel McHale. A lawyer goes back to college and forms a study group.
9pm, OSN Comedy

Live Tennis: Aegon Championships
All the action from the Queen’s Club in London.
7.30pm, OSN Sports 3

WWE Bottom Line
The weekly wrestling highlights show that grips grapple fans across the world.
8pm, OSN Sports 2

Tue 12

Maneater Manhunt
A host with a death wish gets up close and personal with animals that have killed or eaten humans. In this episode he faces lions in Tanzania.
7pm, Nat Geo Wild

Border Security
Behind the scenes of Aussie customs headquarters.
9.05pm, Discovery

Don’t Look Back
Psychological drama with Sophie Marceau as a wife and mum of two kids who becomes aware of a transformation overtaking her own body.
6.15pm, OSN Movies Festival

Adventure detailing the 1215 siege of Rochester Castle.
9pm, OSN Premiere

Raising Hope
A 23-year-old single dad must raise his infant daughter, with the help of his dysfunctional family.
7.30pm, OSN Comedy

Friends with Benefits
US sitcom about a group of single friends looking for love in Chicago.
8.30pm, OSN Comedy

Live IRB Junior World Championships
The junior version of the rugby world cup, featuring the best under 20s teams.
6.45pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

Pro Bull Riders 2010
Hard-hitting rodeo action.
7.45pm, Extreme Sports Channel

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