Pay TV: Friday, February 1
Cranmer & Son, National Geographic, 9.30pm
MILITARY antiques dealers Christian and Alex Cranmer are quite the odd couple. Christian is a tweedy old Englishman with a cultivated air; his son, Alex, is an impulsive young American with a ''whatever'' kind of attitude. Between them they own about $50 million worth of antique weapons and military memorabilia, most of it stored in a huge, disorganised warehouse in Pennsylvania. They trade in everything from handguns to howitzers, travelling the world to buy in bulk - sometimes snatching up thousands of identical rifles or helmets in one fell swoop. Tonight young Alex decides to live his lifelong dream of buying a World War II Jeep. Christian forbids it, quoting his own father's advice never to buy anything you can't lift with one hand. Alex blithely ignores him and decides to raise the funds by selling off some centuries-old cannon. First, though, the cannon must be inspected and tested to ensure they won't explode when someone tries to fire them. Cranmer & Sonfeels contrived at times but it's still good, general-interest stuff you don't need to be a military history buff to appreciate.
Team Umizoomi, Nick Jr, 10.35am
A CHEERFUL, musical animated series in which a tiny girl named Milli, a tiny boy named Geo and a tiny robot that looks like a backyard compost bin ask their young viewers for help with things such as counting and identifying shapes, sequences and patterns.
MythBusters Dirty Dozen, Discovery, 6.30pm
The MythBusters team count down their 12 favourite experiments involving planes, trains and automobiles.
Urban Legends, CI, 11.30pm
A series looking at whether any of those stories that happened to someone's friend's cousin are really true.
Great Australian Albums, Studio, 7.30pm
A look at Crowded House's Woodface.