Television Time: BBC Shows August 2019
This August on the BBC, come uncover possible solutions to climate change with Sir David Attenborough on Climate Change: The Facts, follow Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace as they search for the next culinary superstar on Masterchef: The Professionals (Series 10), and catch BAFTA award winners Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh in the thrilling series Killing Eve S1 & S2.
In Sinking Cities, meet local planners, first-responders, scientists, and engineers as they gear up for an epic battle with climate change. Facing rising sea levels and intensifying weather systems, they’re fighting a global threat that’s forcing us to rethink the very nature of our existence.
Cities are at the frontline, and these everyday heroes are preparing for the inevitable to save the people and places they love. Every episode explores a different hot spot as London, New York, Tokyo, Paris, and Miami reimagine their future. Will they be ready when the next superstorm hits?
Catch the premiere of Sinking Cities on Saturday, 3rd August 2019, 8.05pm. Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player
Race Across The World
Race Across the World is an ambitious factual-entertainment series that pits travellers against each other in a challenging race to reach the Far East without taking a single flight. Adventurers hit the open-road, with no modern trappings such as mobile phones, and travel through astonishing scenery and cross continents using whatever mode of transport they can.
From trains to pickup trucks and ferries to tuk-tuks, it is an illuminating and authentic look at travelling and a competitive race to reach the finish line in the fastest time.
Catch the premiere of Race Across The World on Friday, 9th August 2019, 9.50pm. Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player
Blue Planet Revisited
Blue Planet Revisited celebrates marine life from all corners of the globe, with the main two-part evergreen version exploring the particular challenges facing the eco systems and wildlife in two key locations – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Bahamas. As the breeding season gets underway, the series focuses on the action following whales and their calves, turtles and their hatchlings and the scientists who know our oceans best.
The series is packed with insight and spectacle. Incredible shark dives in the Bahamas. The underwater dawn chorus of the Great Barrier Reef, home to 600 different kinds of coral and more than 1500 species of fish. Drawing on some of the best footage from 2019’s week-long Blue Planet Live, and with the help of marine experts, evidence is gathered to help form a real-time snapshot of the health of our oceans. With the rise in plastic pollution and boat traffic, alongside our continued harvesting of fish stocks, never has this been more important.
Catch the premiere of Blue Planet Revisited on Sunday, 11th August 2019, 7.10pm. Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player
This pioneering series follows the interconnected stories of a cast of iconic savannah animals over one year. With unique access to a pristine and unspoilt corner of the Serengeti deep in the heart of Africa, this series captures the drama of the animals’ daily lives and the emotional moments they face. Join the lonely lioness, exiled from the pride, the passionate baboon desperately trying to win back his lost love and the cheeky, fun-loving mongoose family on the lookout for a free lunch.
Packed full of humour, heartbreak and nail-biting tension, their captivating adventures will keep you hooked. Using groundbreaking filming techniques and an original music score to put you at the heart of the action, Serengeti brings this incredible world of real-life animal drama to the screen in intimate and breathtaking detail.
Catch the premiere of Serengeti on Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 8.05pm. Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player
Drowning in Plastic
Can the tide be turned on this global catastrophe?
With millions of tonnes of plastic entering the sea every year, there is now global attention on the problem of marine plastic pollution. But do we really understand the impact of this new environmental crisis? How exactly does the plastic we use get into the ocean and what happens to it when it gets there? And can anything be done to save our seas?
Catch the premiere of Drowning in Plastic on Sunday, 18th August 2019, 7.10pm. Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player
Climate Change: The Facts
After one of the hottest years on record, Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat. Interviews with some of the world’s leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires. They also reveal what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for both human populations and the natural world in the future.
Catch the premiere of Climate Change: The Facts on Sunday, 25th August 2019, 7.10pm. Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player
Masterchef: The Professionals (Series 10)
The cookery competition pushes professional chefs to the limit. Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace team up to search for the country’s next culinary superstar.
Catch the premiere of Masterchef: The Professionals (Series 10) on Tuesday, 13th August 2019, 8.20pm. Available on BBC Lifestyle (StarHub Channel 432) and BBC Player
Shop Well for Less (Series 1)
Steph McGovern and Alex Jones are on a mission to help families change the way they shop without changing their lifestyle.
Catch the premiere of Shop Well for on Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 9.15pm. Available on BBC Lifestyle (StarHub Channel 432) and BBC Player
Killing Eve S1 & S2
Killing Eve is the story of two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act: Eve (Sandra Oh), an MI6 operative, and Villanelle (Jodie Comer), the beautiful, psychopathic assassin that she has been tasked to find.
Catch the premiere of Killing Eve S1 & S2 on Friday, 2nd August 2019 and Friday, 16th August 2019. Available on BBC First (StarHub Channel 502) and BBC Player
From BAFTA-winning screenwriter Jeff Pope (Philomena), based on the real-life story of a group of elderly burglars and their multi-million-pound raid on a safe deposit facility in London’s jewellery quarter – the Hatton Garden heist. Over the 2015 Easter weekend, 14 millions of pounds worth of jewels and cash were stolen from a high-security vault at the heart of London’s diamond district. Over four tension-fuelled episodes, Hatton Garden plunges viewers into the action as this daring, meticulously planned heist unfolds.
Catch the premiere of Hatton Garden on Friday, 23rd August 2019. Available on BBC First (StarHub Channel 502) and BBC Player
The summer holidays are over. Peter and Katy, and Katy’s son John, are driving back to Britain. But when the family arrive home in (not so exciting) Dorking, Peter discovers a surprise package stashed in the car boot. And we’re not talking duty free. Peter finds Sami, a Syrian refugee. At first, Peter turns Sami away. But gradually the family welcomes Sami into their lives. They help him find his wife and child, who’ve set up home in Germany.
Can Sami and his adopted family convince Sami’s loved ones to live in Britain? Thoughtful and surprising, Home explores the fragile forces that pull families apart, and bind them back together again.
Catch the premiere of Home on Thursday, 8th August 2019. Available on BBC Brit and on BBC Player