Houdini's Last Secrets (Rpt)

18th January

2am on Saturday 18th January (1 hour) on Discovery History.

The Torture Escape. How did Harry Houdini pull off his death-defying escapes? A team of experts investigate his illusions to reveal the secrets of this mysterious stunt.


Babylon 5 (Rpt)

18th January
1pm on Saturday 18th January (1 hour) on Sky Two.
Day of the Dead. The Brakiri's eerie Day of the Dead celebrations are staged, but everyone in the section of the station where the festivities are being held meets with people who have died. Guest starring Penn and Teller.


Countdown with guest Paul Zenon

20th January
2.10pm on Monday 20th January (50 minutes) on Channel 4.

Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host the words and numbers game in which contestants pit their wits against the clock. Paul Zenon is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent.


Mysteries at the Museum (Rpt)

21st January

2pm on Tuesday 21st January (1 hour) on Discovery.

Cupid's Bullet/the Man Who Fooled Houdini and Snail Telegraph. Don Wildman examines a war-time surgery that was truly life or death, a magician that challenged Houdini and a race to discover wireless communication that led to a slimy invention.


Hawaii Five-0 (Rpt)

21st January
7pm on Tuesday 21st January (1 hour) on Pick.

Ho'i Hou (Reunited). Series 4, episode 18. Chin Ho and Jerry attend a high-school reunion, where one of their old classmates winds up dead. The finger of suspicion soon points at a struggling illusionist, but has he really got blood on his hands? Meanwhile, McGarrett and Danny head to the secret burial site in search of clues.


Mysteries at the Museum (Rpt)

22nd January

7pm on Wednesday 22nd January (1 hour) on Discovery History.

The Real Ghostbusters and More. Don Wildman explores the story of a young girl who survived a fall from a damaged aircraft and a battle between the great Harry Houdini and spiritualists.


The Prestige (Rpt)

23rd January

10am on Thursday 23rd January (2 hours 15 minutes) on Sky Cinema Greats.
Period thriller set in Edwardian London where two rival magicians, partners until the tragic death of an assistant during a show, feud bitterly after one of them performs the ultimate magic trick - teleportation. His rival tries desperately to uncover the secret of his routine, experimenting with dangerous new science as his quest takes him to the brink of insanity and jeopardises the lives of everyone around the pair.


Murdoch Mysteries (Rpt)

24th January
3pm on Friday 24th January (1 hour) on Allibi.
Houdini Whodunit?. The detective encounters escape artist Harry Houdini when he finds himself investigating a daring bank robbery involving the murder of one of its guards, while Julia's sister Ruby pays Toronto a visit and soon becomes attracted to the sleuth. Yannick Bisson stars.


Diagnosis Murder - Trash TV (Rpt)

26th January

11am on Sunday 26th January (1 hour) on CBS Justice.

Trash TV (Part 1 of 2). Lighthearted drama series about a hospital doctor who uses his sleuthing skills to help the LAPD crack baffling cases. A ratings war sparks a wave of deaths across the big TV networks - a magician impales himself on a bed of spikes, and Dr Danger also turns up dead.