TV highlights in UAE

Watch manta rays, disobedient robots and live NRL from June 20 to 26

Television, Time In
Wed 20

Fantastic Festivals of the World
Exploring the world’s most fascinating celebrations. In the Taitung Province in Taiwan, people throw firecrackers at a man masquerading as the god Handan.
7.40pm, Discovery HD Showcase

Manta Mystery (aka Project Manta)
A biologist explores the secret world of the manta ray.
9pm, Nat Geo Wild HD

From Paris with Love
Action with John Travolta. A young CIA agent is given his first big-time assignment and teams up with an American spy to stop a terrorist attack in Paris.
6pm, OSN Movies Action

The Beverly Hillbillies
A ’90s adaptation of the classic ’70s family comedy, with a cameo by Dolly Parton.
9pm, OSN Movies Comedy

Fawlty Towers
A deaf woman comes to stay at the hotel and insists she has lost some money. Basil bets on the horses to try to replenish the lost funds.
8.30pm, BBC Entertainment

Ghost Whisperer
Supernatural drama about a woman who can communicate with spirits.
9.20pm, Star World HD

PGA European Tour Highlights
Highlights from the latest golfing leg of the Nordea Masters and the European PGA Tour.
6.30pm, OSN Sports 2 HD

Pro Bull Riders 2010
The world’s best bull-riding talents saddle up for another season of dangerous riding.
7.55pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Thu 21

Warrior Road Trip
Starting off in Kenya, friends and Maasai warriors Bono and Lemarti delve into the heart of the Maasai culture before heading to the US to see how the Western world lives.
6pm, Nat Geo HD

Live Like an Animal
This series explores how animals build such complex structures and shows the work involved by recreating them to human scale.
9pm, Nat Geo Wild

A cab driver (Jamie Foxx) finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer (Tom Cruise) as he makes his rounds one night in LA.
6pm, OSN Movies Action

Sister Act
Comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg. Police hide a murder witness and cabaret singer in a traditional convent, where she has trouble fitting in as a nun.
8pm, Fox Movies

Blue Bloods
Police procedural drama starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, about the individual lives of a family of cops. In this episode, the entire NYPD must find the killer of a police officer.
7pm, MBC Action

Mad Men
Megan throws Don a surprise birthday party and Joan begins to wonder if she still has a job.
7.05pm, MBC 4

IRB Junior World Championships
The junior version of the Rugby World Cup, where 12 of the world’s best under-20s teams go head to head in a series of gruelling matches.
6pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

International Rugby Union

The world’s top rugby union teams battle it out in this international competition. Tonight, Fiji face off against Scotland. Expect a closely fought game.
9pm, OSN Sports 3

Fri 22

Swamp People
Documentary-style series following the day-to-day lives of US ethnic group the Cajuns, who reside in the Atchafalaya River Basin swamp in Louisiana and hunt alligators for a living.
1pm, History

Deadliest Journeys
Revealing the world’s most treacherous roads, water and skyways, where intrepid travellers risk everything to reach their destinations.
8pm, Nat Geo Adventure

Men in Black
Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith play futuristic undercover agents, protecting the Earth from the scum of the universe: aliens.
4pm, OSN Movies Action

The Recruit
Thriller starring Al Pacino and Colin Farrell. A young man joins the elite branch of American intelligence and discovers how dangerous the job can really be.
6pm, OSN Movies Action

US supernatural drama with a humorous twist. FBI Agent Henricksen finally captures Sam and Dean, but is caught in the middle when demons descend on the small-town jail.
1pm, MBC Action

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Tongue-in-cheek comedy with Larry David.
11pm, OSN Comedy

Live NRL Premiership
Catch all the bruising action from Down Under as the best rugby league teams go head to head. Today, the St George Dragons take on the Gold Coast Titans.
1.30pm, OSN Sports 2 HD

Live One-Day International Cricket
One-day international cricket test between the West Indies and England.
1.45pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

Great Expectations
Modern remake of the Charles Dickens classic with Gwyneth Paltrow.
10am, MBC Max HD

Sat 23

Eccentric UK
Check out some of the most bizarre British spectacles such as horn dancing, pea shooting or no-rules football.
1.30pm, Nat Geo Adventure

Wildest Arctic
The island of Iceland is home to some remarkable wildlife, from the Arctic fox to the largest breeding colony of puffins in the world.
8.15pm, Animal Planet

Crime drama starring Jason Statham and Ray Liotta. Hotshot Las Vegas gambler Jake Green agrees to a game with dire consequences.
12.30pm, MBC 2

Meet the Parents
Comedy starring Ben Stiller as a male nurse who must meet his girlfriend’s scary father (Robert De Niro) before he can propose.
6pm, MBC 2

Everyone likes Monica’s new boyfriend way more than she does. Phoebe discovers a human thumb floating in a can of soda and is awarded US$7,000 compensation.
1pm, OSN Comedy

30 Rock
Liz writes the script for the Avery TV movie and stirs up trouble for Jack and Diana Jessup.
6pm, OSN Comedy +2

IRB Pacific Nations Cup
The rugby union-playing nations of the Pacific get their chance to face each other and compete for the Pacific Nations trophy.
2pm, OSN Sports 3

Live ITU World Triathlon Series
The top women triathletes compete in a 1.5km swim, a 40km cycle and a 10km run in Kitzbuhel, Austria.
5pm, OSN Sports 3

Sun 24

Nightmare in Suburbia
Exposes Britain’s most shocking suburban murders.
6pm, Crime & Investigation

Great Ocean Adventures
Explorer Monty Halls comes face to face with the world’s most amazing sea creatures.
9.10pm, Animal Planet

The Greatest
Drama with Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan. The death of a son opens the wounds a family has tried hard to ignore.
6pm, OSN Movies Festival

Buffalo Soldiers
War comedy starring Joaquin Phoenix and Ed Harris.
8pm, Fox Movies

The Simpsons
The family holidays on a cruise liner, where Bart has so much fun he concocts a scheme to keep his family on board the ship forever.
7pm, OSN Comedy

Two and a Half Men
Malibu-based comedy with Ashton Kutcher.
8pm, OSN Comedy

UFC: Countdown
All the pre-match MMA action before Vitor Belfort and Anderson Silva face off.
6pm, OSN Sports 4

Motorsports enthusiasts compete in a demolition derby.
6.05pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Mon 25

Soviet Storm: WWII in the East
The story of the siege of Leningrad, told from the Russian perspective.
7pm, History

Border Security
Reality series taking you behind the scenes of the operations at Aussie customs and quarantine headquarters.
9.05pm, Discovery

I, Robot
Set in the future, a cop investigates a crime that may have been committed by a robot.
6pm, MBC 2

Black Swan
Oscar-winning thriller about an obsessed ballet dancer, starring Natalie Portman.
9pm, OSN Premiere

A college dropout finds himself working with one of New York City’s best young lawyers.
8pm, OSN First HD


An old-school US marshal is reassigned to a job in his home town in eastern Kentucky.
9pm, OSN First HD

Super Rugby Highlights
Recap of this week’s action in this southern hemisphere rugby league competition.
8pm, OSN Sports 2 HD

PGA European Tour Highlights
All the best bits from the latest PGA Tour.
9pm, OSN Sports 2 HD

Tue 26

Mystery Files
Explores the mysteries behind some of history’s most interesting people. Tonight: the disappearance of King Edward V.
6.30pm, Nat Geo HD

Travel Madness
Brit presenter Grub Smith travels the world tasked with odd challenges.
8pm, Nat Geo Adventure

Kill Bill: Volume 2
Martial arts-style Quentin Tarantino sequel with Uma Thurman.
8pm, Fox Movies

Miami Rhapsody
Romantic comedy from the ’90s, featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, Antonio Banderas and Mia Farrow.
9pm, OSN Movies Comedy

2 Broke Girls
US sitcom about two young waitresses who are trying to set up a cupcake business.
7pm, OSN Comedy

White Collar
A white-collar criminal uses his expertise to help catch other similar criminals.
8pm, OSN First HD

Winter X Games 16
Bungee-jumping, snowboarding and skiing from the pros.
6.05pm, Extreme Sports Channel

WWE Experience
A recap of the key wrestling match-ups from WWE Raw, and WWE SmackDown.
8pm, OSN Sports 4

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