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Understanding criminal psychology

Criminal Minds — Season 5 airs every Monday to Thursday on Star World at 10 pm. Criminal Minds revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyse the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi (played by Joe Mantega), a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases. Each member of the BAU brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them. 

Behind all the speed 
Redline TV airs on August 24 at 10.30 pm on Discovery Turbo. A speed-based programme on Formula One, Redline TV captures the action of race cars and the people behind them — in all their glory. The show covers the fast-paced sport of drifting and exposing viewers to the competitors during preparation and practice. As the cars are tested, viewers experience the power, hear the turbo spooling, the sound of the blow-off valve and the exhaust.

The power of food 
Watch Man Vs Food on August 24 at 10.30 pm on Travel and Living . Adam Richman has an insatiable palate — in all senses of the word. The host of Man Vs Food travels to various food towns across America, visits legendary local eating establishments and meets the staff and patrons.

Whether he’s relishing the atomic hot wings platter in Pittsburgh, or a 13-pound pizza in Atlanta, watch Adam race against time and stretch the limits of the human stomach to polish off these challenges.

In this episode, Adam’s food quest continues to Springfield, where he samples a local favourite called the horseshoe, visits the place that invented the corndog and takes on the firebrand chilli challenge.

Saving the day
HBO presents Paul Blart : Mall Cop on August 24 at 9 pm starring Kevin James, Keir O’Donnell and Jayma Mays. Paul Blart is a single suburban dad trying to make ends meet as a security officer at the local mall.

But when Santa’s helpers at the mall stage a coup, shutting down the megaplex and taking shoppers hostage, Jersey’s most formidable mall cop starts acting like a real police officer to save the day.

Life in jungle
Discovery Channel presents Man Vs Wild on August 24 at 9 pm. Bear parachutes into a Costa Rican rainforest in the Osa Peninsula. Though he is careful about the water he drinks, he falls violently ill. He climbs down a waterfall using a vine, and floats down a river to the ocean on a raft. With the help of balsa wood, he demonstrates how someone lost in the jungle can make it back to civilisation. Watch on as Bear battles with snakes, mosquitoes and dangerous river currents. 

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