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Television Time: BBC Shows – May 2020

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If you’re on a quest to find new shows to watch this May, BBC’s new programmes are set to keep you and your family covered. Get budget friendly advice from expert decorators and designers on how to improve the functionality of the spaces within your home and discover the secrets behind better and more restful sleep.  Also, catch the premiere of Liar Season 2 as a community is forced to face up to the secrets of their recent past, secrets many of them hope will stay buried.

BBC EARTH

Trust me I’m A Doctor Season 9

This long-running series searches for the truth about what’s good for you. The team seek out the latest research and work with leading universities to find out: Can eating less boost your memory? Can you cure a lifelong phobia in a few hours?

What’s the best way to calm a crying baby? With expert presenters from genetics, psychiatry, paediatrics and general practice, this programme delivers health advice you can trust, and brings you cutting-edge medical research.

Catch the premiere of Trust Me I’m A Doctor Season 9 on Friday, 1st May 2020 at 9.50pm.
Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

Spy In The Wild Season 2

Witness nature’s greatest up close as Spy in the Wild returns with its revolutionary spy cameras. In the latest season, lifelike animatronics are used to explore the animal kingdom and infiltrate communities, taking you into the heart of the action.

Why do animals gather for events? What does it feel like to be part of the herd? How do they cope with the changing seasons and climate? Become part of a gorilla family for the day, discover the drama of koala breeding season, and feel the heat of battle as Komodo dragons fight for supremacy.

Catch the premiere of Spy In The Wild Season 2 on Wednesday, 13th May 2020 at 8.05pm.
Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

The Science of Sleep: How to Sleep Better

We’re in the middle of a sleep crisis. Many of us just aren’t getting the sleep we need. This bold experiment sleep-deprives a group of people for 48 hours, to find out how lack of sleep affects our brains and bodies. Crammed with counter-intuitive science, this programme offers answers to critical questions, and sees experts help people with sleep problems – from snoring to night terrors. Discover the secrets to getting that restful night you’ve been dreaming of.

Catch the premiere of The Science of Sleep: How to Sleep Better on Thursday, 21st May 2020 at 9.50pm. Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

Where the Wild Men Are Season 7

Explorer Ben Fogle is back with a new group of intrepid individuals, those who have turned their back on the rat-race of life and set up home in some of the most remote and inhospitable parts of the world. This time, Ben encounters the woman who set up a theatre retreat in the heart of the Sahara, and a couple producing coffee in the highlands of Panama.

Catch the premiere of Where the Wild Men Are Season 7 on Tuesday, 26th May 2020 at 9.55pm. Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

Secrets of Skin

Discover the extraordinary secrets of skin. With the help of experts and stunning case studies, this fascinating series reveals how skin adapts, moves and protects. Learn about frogs that excrete lethal poisons through their skin, animals whose skin has evolved ‘air conditioning’ to keep them cool, and hippos who have their own type of sunscreen.

Catch the premiere of Secrets of Skin on Thursday, 28th May 2020 at 8.05pm.
Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

BBC LIFESTYLE

George Clarke’s Old House New Home Season 4

Homeowners love historic houses, but lots of these properties are stuck in the past. In this fourth series, architect George Clarke returns to get under the skin of historic homes to make them fit for 21st Century living.

His challenges include creating a cosy kitchen in a chilly stone farmhouse and a Regency apartment that’s anything but regal. George helps families find stylish solutions for period properties – and proves that, with the right design advice, you can create a perfect blend of old and new.

Catch the premiere of George Clarke’s Old House New Home Season 4 on Thursday, 7th May 2020 at 9.15pm. Available on BBC Lifestyle (StarHub Channel 432) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

Bang on Budget

Lucy Alexander and Master Builder Andy Stevens join forces to help owners get deliver beautiful rooms on time and on budget: overspending in one area will require cutting back in others. Lucy and Andy use their creativity and building know-how to come up with smart solutions without breaking the bank, showing us what’s worth it and what’s not.

Catch the premiere of Bang on Budget on Monday, 18th May 2020 at 8.25pm. Available on BBC Lifestyle (StarHub Channel 432) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

BBC FIRST

Liar Season 2

In the second series, the story picks up three weeks after an arrest warrant is issued for Andrew Earlham for the sexual assault of 19 women. But after Andrew’s body is found in the Kent marshes, Detective Inspector Karen Renton and her team are tasked with uncovering clues about this man’s past – and finding out the truth about the weeks leading up to his murder.

Catch the premiere of Liar Season 2 on Friday, 1st May 2020. Available on BBC First (StarHub Channel 502) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

Van Der Valk

This contemporary, thrilling and fast-paced crime series centres on the investigations of a charismatic, complex and thoughtful sleuth who tackles tough crimes. Set in lively yet enigmatic Amsterdam, the series follows Van der Valk’s engaging, unapologetic and street-smart methods as he leads his dynamic team in solving murders using astute observation and inspired detection.

Catch the premiere of Van Der Valk on Friday, 15th May 2020. Available on BBC First (StarHub Channel 502) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

Vera Season 10

BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning actress Brenda Blethyn returns for the tenth series as the unorthodox but brilliant DCI Vera Stanhope. Vera may be unconventional and unglamorous, but she faces the world with her caustic wit, guile and courage. Join the indomitable Vera and her trusted team as they chase ruthless killers, unravel complex mysteries and uncover secrets that sometimes stray a little too close to home.

Catch the premiere of Vera Season 10 on Friday, 29th May 2020. Available on BBC First (StarHub Channel 502) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

BBC BRIT

Mister Winner

Leslie Winner is forever finding himself in trouble. Despite his calamitous nature, he’s found someone who puts up with him – his fiancée Jemma. This loveable klutz is never far from a disaster: wearing slippers to a high-pressure interview, or getting paid to ‘play’ a self-playing piano in a restaurant. Can Leslie stay out of trouble long enough to walk down the aisle with Jemma?

Catch the premiere of Mister Winner on Friday, 1st May 2020. Available on BBC Brit and exclusively on BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

 

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