PUBLISHED : Thursday, 14 August, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 August, 2003, 12:00am

What Sank The Kursk?

Pearl, 9.30pm

On August 12, 2000, the Russian submarine Kursk sank with the loss of 118 lives. To many this tragedy remains incomprehensible because the vessel was supposed to be unsinkable. The Russians eventually claimed an American spy submarine had collided with the Kursk, causing it to sink - a claim the Americans flatly denied. However, new scientific evidence suggests the Russians were wrong. This documentary investigates the truth behind the cover-ups.

Man's Heritage: Air Jaws

Pearl, 8pm

Few events in nature are as impressive or rare as a great white shark exploding from the water to capture its prey. Air Jaws follows a team of researchers to the only place in the world where these animals repeatedly leap from the ocean. What they find is a great white shark hunting ground like no other and a shark with more speed and agility than was ever thought possible.