India’s Prime Icon
(BIG CBS Prime, Friday and Saturday, 9.30 p.m.)
The luckiest captain of India’s cricket team; the ultimate poster boy for Indian cricket; Ranchi rocker; feisty and fearless… all these words are often used to describe Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Voted by TIME magazine as one of the Top 100 Influential People in the World, Mahi, as he is fondly known, has surpassed Sachin Tendulkar as the richest sportsman in the years that he has dazzled the world on and off the field. A courageous leader, a devoted husband and a gargantuan brand, Dhoni demonstrates all the traits of an icon. Will the nation vote for this incredible cricketer?
One Car Too Far
(Discovery Channel, Saturday, 9 p.m.)
Watch British Special Forces operative Gary Humphrey and American car enthusiast Bill Wu as they are dropped into remote and foreign landscapes and forced to survive by their wits and wheels. See them plot and pilot their car through treacherous terrain, mountain tops, and rain forests and come up with unheard of roadside repair techniques.
(Discovery Channel, Monday, 9 p.m.)
The programme investigates various aviation disasters that have occurred over time and reveals how and why tragedy still happens today. This new series will explore why, despite repeated warnings, terrorists remain one step ahead of airport security, and how sometimes only a seating plan error has managed to save hundreds of people from being blown up in mid-air. Using powerful personal accounts from survivors, pilots and witnesses as well as comments from aviation experts and CGI special effects, each episode will explore how human error can never be entirely eliminated.