• The Aviators, Discovery HD, 17.00

This show features segments with the US Air Force Thunderbirds, an inside look at airline travel, a rock star’s flight training starring Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil, and many more. Equally, the show explores icons from the history of aerial combat

• Arachnophobia, M-Net Movies Showcase, 19.00

A spider from South America is transported to a town in California where it mates with a local spider. Soon hordes of deadly spiders are wiping out the residents.

• Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Discovery TLC, 21.10

Follows six-year-old pageant sensation Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, who shot to fame in Toddlers & Tiaras. Alana has proved she is not your average beauty queen, and when she’s not chasing crowns the series takes viewers into the unapologetically outrageous family life of the Honey Boo Boo clan.

• Aircrash Confidential, Discovery World, 22.00

With each air disaster that occurs a lesson is learnt, and it is because of this that we learn how to build safer planes, evacuate passengers more swiftly and avoid air collisions altogether. This series investigates how and why tragedies still happen today. Learn why, despite repeated warnings, terrorists remain one step ahead of airport security, and how sometimes nothing more than a seating-plan error has saved hundreds of people from being blown up in mid-air. Using personal accounts from survivors, pilots and witnesses, and comments from aviation experts and CGI special effects, each episode will explore how human error can never be entirely eliminated.