If you love to be amazed
Hardwire: Agent Down
Fans of Sicario can get a taste of the real thing in this gripping one-off documentary. Special Agent Victor Avila saw his partner killed when they were set upon by a vicious Mexican drug cartel in 2011, but his attempt to discover the reason why they were targeted hit a dead end. Refusing to give up, Avila dug deeper and deeper, uncovering a conspiracy that he alleges involves the White House.
Hardwire: Agent Down airs on Friday, 9pm, Sky News HD (CH 603)
Life On Mars: Agent Down
When Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity landed on the Red Planet in 2004 they were expect to last 90 days tops. Turns out Spirit soldiered on for six years, while Opportunity is still rolling. This one-off documentary follows their miraculous journeys.
Life On Mars: Amazing Rovers airs on Sunday, 8pm, Nat Geo HD (CH 268)
If you love mysteries
From Christ To Constantine
Professor Jonathan Phillips’ six-part mission to trace the origins of Christianity starts in Bethlehem, before he follows the journey of Jesus Christ as described in the gospels. Set against a stunning Middle Eastern backdrop, this profound series asks plenty of questions.
The Road From Christ To Constantine airs on Friday, 9pm, PBS America (CH 276)
Inside Alcatraz: Legends Of The Rock
This one-hour special examines the mythology around the world’s most infamous prison (nicknamed ‘The Rock’) and takes a closer look at the remarkable 1962 escape that remains a mystery to this day.
Inside Alcatraz: Legends Of The Rock airs on Sunday, 8pm, H2® HD (CH 274)
If you love to geek out
For those unfamiliar with the concept of a man cave, it’s basically a room filled with all of the gadgets, gizmos and gimmickry that allows blokes to be blokes. Each episode of this awesome series sees licensed contractor Jason Cameron and former NFL great Tony “The Goose” Siragusa help one lucky guy create his own personalised macho haven.
Man Caves airs on Sunday, 4pm, Travel Channel (CH 292)
Does chicken wing ice cream sound like your kind of thing? How about a slice of strawberry rocket pizza? Join food expert Noah Cappe for this brand new series, as he travels the USA in search of the weirdest and wackiest foods imaginable. Beans on toast will never taste the same again.
Carnival Eats airs on Monday, 9pm, Good Food HD (CH 280)
If you love the great outdoors
Life Below Zero
Making a mockery of the British weather, this reality show follows a group of people as they battle against the harsher-than-harsh elements in Alaska. With snowstorms, hungry bears and limited resources to contend with, only the strongest will be able to tough it out.
Life Below Zero available in the Walk On The Wild Side folder in TV On Demand
Kings Of The Wild
British chef Matt Tebbutt and New Zealand hunter Josh James prove that it’s easy to rustle up a quality meal no matter where they are, visiting some of the world’s remotest locations before finding the right (if not unusual) ingredients to create some incredible feasts in this new series. Mexico, Borneo and Finland provide some of the sparse, stunning settings.
Kings Of The Wild airs on Sunday, 10pm, Discovery HD (CH 251)
If you love things outside the box
The human brain is an amazing thing, as self-confessed “wonder junkie” Jason Silva explains in this new series of the popular reality show. London is the setting for the first episode, with Silva using the nooks and crannies of the city as a metaphor for the mind.
Brain Games airs on Sunday, 7pm, Nat Geo HD (CH 268)
Grace Dent ON Romance
Is romance really dead? That’s the burning question journalist Grace Dent asks in this intriguing look at how internet dating has changed the landscape of love. With around nine million people using over 1,400 dating websites in the UK alone, join her on her quest to discover whether love is still in the air and not just through your broadband.
Grace Dent airs on Romance on Monday, 9pm W HD (CH 191)
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