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Television Time: BBC Shows – July 2020

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Have your heart strings tugged next month as the BBC brings you a heart-warming dramas and animal programmes.

Catch BAFTA award winning actors Lennie James (Tony Gates – The Walking Dead) and Suranne Jones (Gemma Foster – Doctor Foster) in Save Me Too as they continue their painstaking search for their missing daughter. Follow internationally renowned chef Gordon Ramsay as he travels across the United States to help more restaurants that are on the brink of disaster in the new season of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back.

And if you ever wondered what it is like raising bear cubs, look no further as conservationist Giles Clark takes us to Laos to set up a bear rescue centre. From rescuing bears all over the country to raising a handful in his own home, there’s nothing Giles wouldn’t do to protect this majestic species.

BBC FIRST

The Split Series 2

Set in the fast-paced world of London’s high-end divorce circuit, this entertaining drama from Emmy and BAFTA-winner Abi Morgan examines modern marriage. The Defoes are back at newly merged law firm Noble Hale Defoe. Hannah’s latest case, the divorce of the UK’s most powerful celebrity couple, is set to put NHD on the map. As Hannah fights one of the most public cases of her career, she’s also fighting a private battle to save her own marriage. Following the devastating revelation of Nathan’s betrayal, her formerly rock-solid marriage is beginning to crack. As she finds herself in a passionate affair with Christie, will she take a course that could end her marriage? Or can she have it all?

Catch the premiere of The Split Series 2 on Friday, 3rd July 2020. Available on BBC First (StarHub Channel 502) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay. Read our review of The Split Series 1 here

Read our review of The Cane, which The Split star Nicola Walker performed in, here

Save Me Too

From the makers of Line of Duty, the critically acclaimed Save Me Too returns. It’s been seventeen months since Nelly Rowe rescued vulnerable young woman Grace whilst searching for his missing daughter Jody. Could Grace provide clues to Jody’s fate, or will she derail Nelly’s desperate quest to find his daughter, with potentially terrible consequences for him and those around him?

Catch the premiere of Save Me Too on Friday, 17th July 2020. Available on BBC First (StarHub Channel 502) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

Our Girl Series 4

Thrilling action and dangerous missions await military medic Georgie Lane and her tightly-knit army unit team. Georgie is now a sergeant and training a new group of medics. Happily living back in Manchester with her family, she’s determined not to join the division’s deployment to Afghanistan. However, when a night out turns perilous, Georgie can’t deny that the painful memories of losing the love of her life to a Taliban attack is the real reason she doesn’t want to go back. Georgie must return to Afghanistan in order to face her own fears.

Catch the premiere of Our Girl Series 4 on Friday, 31st July 2020. Available on BBC First (StarHub Channel 502) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

BBC EARTH

The Supervet Series 6

Follow the passionate orthopaedic neurosurgeon Professor Noel Fitzpatrick as he leads a team of over 200 vets, nurses, and physiotherapists to provide hope, often against all the odds, for animals who are inseparable members of their families. Taking life-saving treatments and heartfelt compassion to a whole new level with some of the most complex veterinary challenges ever seen, this series captures the raw emotion, drama and joyfulness of Fitzpatrick referrals. Noel and his team find extraordinary and innovative solutions to save life and limb, bringing hope and peace to the families who in many cases had been told their pets were beyond saving.

Catch the premiere of The Supervet Series 6 on Friday, 3rd July 2020 at 8.05pm.
Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

Bears About The House

In this heart-warming and at times hard-hitting series, conservationist Giles Clark helps set up a bear rescue centre in South East Asia while rearing bear cubs of his own. Having previously raised endangered tigers and big cats in his family home, Giles travels to Laos, where sun and moon bears are under threat due to illegal bear bile farming. A pioneering wildlife rescue centre is being built, and Giles and his family move in next door to help. Alongside caring for a sun bear and two moon bear cubs at home, Giles rescues bears from all over the country, builds wild enclosures so liberated bears can live a natural life, and releases other rescued animals back to the wild. Will he manage to secure a free future for bears in Laos?

Catch the premiere of Bears About The House on Monday, 20th July 2020 at 8.10pm.
Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

Inside The Factory Series 5

This series marvels at the scale, skill and technology involved in making your favourite foods and goods. Your guide Gregg Wallace gets exclusive access to the largest factories in Europe and meets the lively characters who work there. Each film has an as-live feel, with an on-screen clock tracking progress over 24 fascinating hours. Outside the main factory, Cherry Healey investigates the science and innovation behind each product, while historian Ruth Goodman reveals how it was invented and popularised.

Catch the premiere of Inside The Factory Series 5 on Sunday, 26th July 2020 at 9pm.
Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

BBC LIFESTYLE

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell And Back Series 3

Gordon Ramsay is hitting the road for the third time as he criss-crosses the United States with his Hell on Wheels truck, trying to revive restaurants that are on the brink of disaster, all within 24 hours. The most-watched food show on American television sees Ramsay go undercover to bring families closer together and give restaurants a new lease of life.

Catch the premiere of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell And Back Series 3 on Monday, 13th July 2020 at 10.10pm. Available on BBC Lifestyle (StarHub Channel 432) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

Your Home Made Perfect

Virtual reality and visual effects enable people to see what their future home could look like, before building it in reality.

Catch the premiere of Your Home Made Perfect on Monday, 27th July 2020 at 9.15pm.
Available on BBC Lifestyle (StarHub Channel 432) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

BBC BRIT

Home Series 2

Starring Rufus Jones, Rebekah Stanton and Youssef Kerkour, Rufus Jones’s thoughtful comedy about a Syrian refugee and a British family returns for a second series. It’s been six months since Syrian refugee Sami arrived in Britain, hidden in the boot of Peter’s car (and without asking Peter first). Sami’s still waiting to hear if he can stay in the UK. The waiting game isn’t easy, the UK isn’t easy, and Sami’s new roommate – an annoying Nigerian dentist – really isn’t easy. Sami eventually moves back in with Peter, Katy and John, who all have troubles of their own. Can Sami keep the family together or will he tear them apart?

Catch the premiere of Home Series 2 on Monday, 27th July 2020. Available on BBC Brit and exclusively on BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

 

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