(STAR World, weekdays, 10 p.m.)

While Fi tries to help Michael by getting the identity of the man who may have tried to blow him up, Michael tries to help a football player who is in trouble with a gang of car thieves.

Royal Pains

(STAR World, weekends, 10 p.m.)

In the episode to be aired on January 8, Jill and Divya go out clubbing in Manhattan, while the Lawsons give Raj a last-minute bachelor party. The next morning, both groups try to figure out what exactly happened the night before.

January 9: Evan gets roped into a hunting trip while playing the ‘faux beau' again to impress Paige's parents, while Hank discovers that his new young patient's mother is a familiar face from Hamptons Heritage.


(STAR World, Saturday, 9 p.m.)

As a bad batch of heroin hits the streets of San Francisco, Glenn questions Nancy's judgment during an encounter with a frequent user. Meanwhile, a bizarre theft sends Marisa on a wild goose chase.

Elsewhere, Boone contemplates his future and takes a new step, while a romance begins to take off.

Jaguar Adventure

(Animal Planet, Thursday, 9 p.m.)

Join Nigel Marven as he is on the hunt for the world's largest jaguars in South America. Travelling deep into the heart of the Pantanal, the largest waterland in the world that is the size of Britain, Nigel comes face to face with these magnificent cats and chases down scientists who are rushing to save them from Brazil's burgeoning cattle ranches. Nigel's time is short – he's just got four weeks to find his jaguars and as many amazing swamp creatures that he can.

Stephen Hawking's Special

(Discovery Channel, Monday, 9 p.m.)

From the mind of the world's most illustrious living scientist comes a special series that will stretch your imagination to the limits of the universe.

Find out answers for questions such as – How did our universe begin? Could there be alien life on distant planets? Does our galaxy have a life expectancy? Delve into the mind of the brilliant Dr. Stephen Hawking and explore the splendour and majesty of the universe.

Jailed Abroad: Saddam's Iraq

(National Geographic Channel, Monday, 10 p.m.)

During the Persian Gulf War of 1990, Tom Lynch and John White made a daring escape attempt from the oil field where they were working, to avoid becoming human shields. However, once in the middle of an inhospitable desert, one man betrayed the other and they were captured by the Mukhabarat, Saddam's infamous and terrifying secret police force.

Massive Engines with Chris Barrie – Rockets

(Discovery Channel, Thursday, 8.30 p.m.)

The series showcases some of the world's biggest and toughest tools. Massive, magnificent and worth millions they can rip through steel buildings, plow through entire mountains and crush and devour vehicles. Each episode explores the use of these massive machines through the eyes of the machine itself and the people who operate them. In this episode learn how massive rockets are made.

Mississippi – Tales of the Last River Rat

(Animal Planet, Friday, 10 p.m.)

The programme is an intimate and poetic portrayal of wildlife along the Upper Mississippi River – seen through the eyes of Kenny Salwey; a beguiling backwoodsman, storyteller and philosopher of nature, who has lived his life in a log cabin, a stone's throw from the water's edge.