The Ride, Vh1, Saturday, 9 pm
Vh1’s new series, The Ride, takes you behind-the-scenes of some of the biggest names in music, including Snoop Dog, Enrique Iglesias and Linkin Park. Kicking off the series is hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who will spill the beans about their life-changing moments and what propelled them to stardom.
MotoGP, Ten Sports, Sunday, 5.30 pm
Just 13 points separate leader Valentino Rossi and second-placed Jorge Lorenzo, as the biker boys make their way to Germany for the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. With over 13 corners, and tight ones at that, the 3.7 km circuit is one of the slowest tracks on the calendar. Look out for Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso as they will be hoping to get on the podium, too.
Lodging with Lions,
Animal Planet, Weekdays, 9 pm
In a bid to save lions from extinction, a group of volunteers at Zimbabwe’s Antelope Park are studying the king of beasts—learning how they hunt and stalk their prey, to how they play and nurture their young. So follow D and R, as the lions are called, who live in their wild territory, but with the ever-present fear of poaching.
The 80s: The Decade That Made Us,
National Geographic HD, July 17, 8 pm
Taking stock of how the 80s influenced the world and what the period gave to people around the globe, this episode focusses on the last days of the decade. While the Cold War is thawing and the Berlin Wall still standing tall, America’s pop culture spreads around the world, hastening its fall.
Discovery Science, July 17, 2 pm
Food Detectives, a food science show dedicated to investigating various food-related beliefs, such as the five-second rule, this week conducts an experiment to determine if the size of your plates can make you fat. Host Ted Allen also reveals why asparagus doesn’t have much of an odour while going in, but can be quite pungent coming out.
Vital Stats of India
History HD, July 18, 10.30 pm
Stars of the hit show Highway On My Plate, Rocky and Mayur are back in a new avatar, in Vital Stats of India. In the Indian version of the US show, United Stats on America, the duo will find out details on topics that range from Bollywood to elections and food.