(TLC, Monday, 10 p.m.)
In the oldest city in the world, Damascus, cooking is a living witness and memorial to its multi-faceted history.
Touted the ‘Pearl of the Arab Kitchen,' the culinary art of Syria's second largest city Aleppo, did not develop by accident but took shape after centuries due to early civilisation.
(Discovery Channel, Monday, 9 p.m.)
In this episode, watch the excavation of Istanbul's subway system as it hits a snag when some artefacts from the city's 4th century port are discovered.
(Animal Planet, Tuesday, 10 p.m.)
In this new series, host Charlotte sets out to find out what it's like to live 200ft above the ground in a complex three dimensional world of Borneo where the trees are the tallest and where one slip could be fatal.
Using modern technology. Charlotte climbs up into this remarkable but precarious world to reveal why it's such a special place. This journey gives us unique perspectives in this little known world.
Oceans – Sea of Cortez
(Animal Planet, Thursday, 10 p.m.)
Packed with different personalities, amazing discoveries and unbeatable adventure, this series provides a vital understanding of the planet's biggest and least understood asset – the oceans.
The Sea of Cortez, which is rich with marine life, is classified as endangered. Diving in search of one of its apex predators, the Hammerhead Shark, the team discovers one of the winners in the war of change – the Humboldt Squid.