TV Guide: Shows that make my skin crawl

2012-06-29 16:13

1. Curiosity: World’s Dirtiest Man

Discovery Channel 250
Sundays 8.55pm

A series featuring various hosts like Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe experimenting with all sorts of things the human mind finds intriguing, no matter how disgusting it might be.

The episode about the world’s dirtiest man was vile, as unseen organisms that colonise our bodies were revealed.

An upcoming episode will be about “how evil are you?”

2. Louis Theroux: America’s Most Dangerous Pets

BBC Knowledge 251
Thursdays 9pm

This series sees Louis Theroux meeting people across America who own lethal animals as pets.

The show questions whether wild pets can be happy in captivity.

Why would anyone want to own an animal with the natural instinct to kill them, like the 60-year-old woman who lives with 20 chimpanzees behind bars in her home?

3. Nightmare Next Door 

Discovery Channel 250
Thursdays 7pm

Ever had a feeling that your neighbour might be too friendly or too quiet for your liking?

Nightmare Next Door tells the stories of victims who have mysteriously disappeared, only to be found brutally murdered by someone who lived next door.

Each episode follows a team of detectives as they piece together the clues left behind.

4. I Shouldn’t Be Alive

Discovery Channel 250
Mondays 7.10pm

The series returns to reveal more astonishing stories of how people can survive against everything.

The true-life stories of endurance are told with reconstructions and survivor testimonies.

The gripping episodes will keep you glued to the screen as crucial moments, moral dilemmas and life-or-death decisions are portrayed in detail.

5. The Toughest Place to Be

BBC Knowledge 251
Tuesdays 9pm

Experienced professionals are placed in the most challenging conditions on earth.

They have only their skills to live a normal life with a mentor.

These include a paramedic who gives up her job in Wales to take work in ­Guatemala.

She is shocked to find her ­"ambulance” is a cramped minibus and she is forced to deal with more bloodshed.

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