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Television Time: BBC Shows – August 2020

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On BBC’s slate of shows coming this August, get ready for a series of intriguing programmes to get you through the month.  If you’re a crime drama fanatic, get ready for We Hunt Together; an intense new crime thriller that follows the relationship of Baba and Freddy, two young and troubled individuals, each with their own twisted and violent desires. With their rampant outbursts attracting the attention of detectives Lola Frank and Jackson Mendy, will the dangerous couple finally stop before it gets too late?

Living in a food-loving society, one can’t help but wonder if indulging in these takeaways has blinded us to the truth behind our food choices. Find out how our growing habit of taking away food could potentially result in serious consequences on our health in the documentary special, The Truth About Takeaways.

Finally, if you’re interested in recreating the beautiful cakes and pastries you’ve seen on your Instagram feed, get a little inspiration from a brand new season of The Great Australian Bake Off.

BBC FIRST

The Nest

Dan and Emily are crazy about each other. They live in a huge house in a beautiful location just outside Glasgow and want for nothing. All that’s missing is a baby –and they’ve been trying for years. Through a chance encounter they meet Kaya, an 18 year-old from the other side of the city, whose life is as precarious at theirs is comfortable. When Kaya agrees to carry their baby, it feels like they were meant to meet –but was it really by chance? Who is Kaya and what has brought her to this couple? Can the dreams of Kaya, Emily and Dan be fulfilled, or have all three embarked on a relationship of mutually assured destruction? Don’t miss this new five-part drama from BAFTA and RTS award-winning writer Nicole Taylor, where a wealthy couple and a teenage girl make a pact that will change all of their lives forever.

Catch the premiere of The Nest on Friday, 7th August 2020. Available on BBC First (StarHub Channel 502) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

We Hunt Together

When Freddy, a troubled young woman, is nearly assaulted outside a nightclub, the toilet attendant steps in to help. Baba, a former child soldier, acts with swift, unstoppable brutality. Entranced, the pair form an instant, intoxicating connection. Something dark within both of them quickly emerges.

Catch the premiere of We Hunt Together on Friday, 21st August 2020. Available on BBC First (StarHub Channel 502) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

BBC EARTH

The Truth About Takeaways

Around the world, millions of takeaways are eaten every week. And with the explosion of food delivery apps, we’re cooking less at home. This fascinating documentary uncovers the truth: how much do we know about our fast food, what is it really doing to our health, and can science help us make smarter takeaway choices? Learn how addictive foods are changing our appetites, and what we can do about it. Discover the best time to eat junk food, find out which fast food is healthiest and which ones we should avoid. Full of surprising revelations and healthy tips, take a closer look at our favourite feel-good foods.

Catch the premiere of The Truth About Takeaways on Thursday, 6th August 2020 at 9.50pm. Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

Race Across The World Series 2

Five teams set off from Mexico City in a race to reach Ushuaia in Argentina.

Catch the premiere of Race Across The World Series 2 on Sunday, 9th August 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 Restaurant that Burns Calories

Welcome to a restaurant like no other, where behind the scenes is not just the kitchen, but a secret gym and an army of exercisers, aiming to burn off every single calorie that the diners consume. With a three-course meal plus drinks easily hitting 2,500 calories, it’s going to get sweaty. How will the diners feel when all is revealed? And how will they feel when they have to take a turn on the treadmills? This high-energy stunt combines humour with innovation to reveal the science behind calories.

Catch the premiere of The Restaurant that Burns Calories on Thursday, 13th August 2020 at 9.55pm. Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

Read our interview with Fred Sirieix here

Food Factory Series 3

Behind each bag of chips, can of beer, bar of chocolate, lollipop or loaf of bread is a mega-industrial production line that brings each product to the masses. Food Factory is a mesmerising behind-the-scenes peek into the weird and wonderful processes that produce everyone’s favourite foods.

Catch the premiere of Food Factory Series 3 on Wednesday, 26th August 2020 at 7.10pm.
Available on BBC Earth (StarHub Channel 407) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

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