The Black Donnellys(STAR World, Saturday, 10 p.m.)
Directed by Oscar-winning director, Paul Haggis, the series revolves around the Donnelly brothers, Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. Growing up in a rough New York city neighbourhood, they learn to survive among hardened criminals. As the siblings try to protect each other, they are forced to make choices that lead them to committing a string of crimes.Hell’s Kitchen (Discovery Travel Living Channel, Mondays, 10 p.m.)
Contestants from every end of the culinary spectrum slice, dice, bake and broil their way to win their own dream restaurant.
Watch who gets fired and who passes victorious through the fire of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen.Planet Earth — Mountains (Discovery Channel, Thursday, 8 p.m.)
The programme provides an unparalleled view of awe-inspiring landscapes from across the globe and incredible footage of the rarely spotted creatures that live in these habitats.
Go on a tour to view the mightiest mountain ranges, starting with the birth of a mountain at one of the lowest places on Earth and culminating on the summit of the Everest. Mountains are home to some of the most secretive animals on the planet.
See how these creatures rise to the challenge of mountain life.Evolution and Survival (Animal Planet, Monday, 11 p.m.)
The series unfolds the prehistory of North America, to a time 14,000 years ago, when people were first entering this vast and beautiful continent. This is the story of humankind’s ultimate triumph.Chimp Family Fortunes (Animal Planet, Thursday, 9 p.m.)
This new series discovers the wild chimpanzee family that includes clan leader Freud, his beefy brother Frodo, and popular female Gremlin, living in a tropical jungle in Tanzania.
In this episode, the rains arrive, bringing a flu epidemic which kills Gremlin’s son and almost kills Frodo. The other males, including Freud, begin to contest the ‘vacant’ leadership until Frodo suddenly returns and exerts his authority.