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A peek at deadly items

In ‘Weapons That Changed The World’, host Willis explores the history of some interesting weapons. 

And no weapon is more feared or more misunderstood then the assault rifle. And no assault rifle has proved more successful, or more lethal, than the Soviet AK-47. 

Willis tracks down the history of this revolutionary firearm and unveils some great weapons in the show. Catch ‘Weapons That Changed The World’ at 10 pm on Discovery Science on August 11.

Gold under the sea
In the frontier town of Nome, Alaska, there’s a gold rush on. 

As the ice pack melts during the summer months, this isolated port town of eccentrics and outcasts booms with excitement, as pioneer dredgers rush to get out onto the water.

 But you’ve never seen gold mining like this before — here, the precious metal isn’t found in the ground; it’s sitting on the bottom of the frigid and unpredictable Bering Sea. 

The real and sometimes desperate need to find gold support these people’s very existence. 

Tune in to ‘Bering Sea Gold’ at 10 pm on the Discovery Channel to watch the race.

Revenge on the charts

Set Up’ airs on August 11 at 11.30 pm on HBO. The movie stars Bruce Willis, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Ryan Phillippe.
 A detailed heist turns deadly when one man betrays his comrades. Seeking revenge, Sonny teams up with a highly dangerous mob boss, and when he finally comes face to face with his double-crossing, long-time friend, Sonny must make a choice which will probably change his life. 

Tune in to the action-adventure flick to find out more.

The cars of Miami

Think Miami and you automatically think of ‘oomph’, style, money and class — the perfect setting for valuable classic cars that will set every aficionado’s heart racing.  

From the 1969 Corvette Stingray to Big Bertha, a custom 1953 Chevy pickup, they bargain hard, sell with conviction and try to impress celebrity clients with their line-up.

 All this is part of their trademark style in trading and selling classic cars, which you won’t find elsewhere.  

Tune in to ‘South Beach Classics’ on Turbo at 8.30 pm on August 11 to find out more.

Born of a prophecy

Eragon’ airs on Star Movies at 11 pm on August 11. Directed by Stefen Fangmeier, the movie stars Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle and Djimon Hounsou. King Galbatorix (played by John Malkovich) who rules over Alagaesia is evil.

 He is a former dragon rider who betrayed his citizens in order to become powerful. 

Eragon (played by Ed Speleers) is a farm boy who has been orphaned at a young age. He finds a blue stone that has been sent by Princess Arya ( essayed by Sienna Guillory) and soon gets to know that it is actually a dragon’s egg. 

Saphira the dragon is born and soon, Eragon becomes the dragon rider whose appearance had been predicted in an ancient prophecy.

Watch the film to see how he goes about freeing the people from not just Galbatorix, but also the evil sorcerer Durza.
(TV SHOW TIMINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

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