Century of Flight
(Fox History and Entertainment Channel, Wednesday, 10 p.m.)
This programme looks at the aerial exploration and its offshoots. It studies early aerial exploration in the Amazon, the Polar regions, Africa, the Middle East and the first over flight of Everest in 1933.
Air Crash Investigation – Lockerbie
(National Geographic Channel, Saturday, 11 p.m.)
The programme follows the survivors, family members and air crash investigators as they piece together the causes of each disaster. Join the crew and travel to the scene of air crash to unlock more truths. On December 21, 1988, shortly after taking off from London’s Heathrow Airport, Pan Am Flight 103 suddenly exploded in the skies above Lockerbie, Scotland.
As the wreckage rained down on the small town below, homes were vaporised and fire broke out across the countryside. All 259 people on board were killed. Eleven more in the tiny town were dead. The wreckage was scattered over 2,000 square kilometres, and when investigators found proof that the aircraft was the victim of a bomb, the area became the largest crime scene in the world. Who brought down Flight 103 is still an unanswered question.
Banged up Abroad — Pakistan
(National Geographic Channel, Sunday, 9 p.m.)
In this episode, British journalist Amar Bassey disguised himself as a tribesman to write about everyday life in Afghanistan. He got a great story but, when he and his faithful guide were stopped at the Pakistan border, Amar was accused of spying and faced torture and imprisonment alongside hardened Al Qaeda veterans.
I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here
(STAR World, Monday, 9 p.m.)
Premiering July 20, this series is based on the wildly popular U.K. series. Making the journey from Hollywood to hell, a group of pampered stars will be dropped into the Costa Rican jungle and forced to fend for themselves. As cameras track their every move and mishap, the stars will compete in a series of stomach-churning challenges to win luxury items, avoid elimination and win the public vote. In the end, viewers will decide who stays, who will ultimately be crowned the king or queen of the Jungle and who will win a cash prize for their favourite charity.