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Television Time: BBC Shows – October 2020

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October on the BBC means a new slew of shows to suit audience members of all backgrounds, and a perfect end to a long day at work. For starters, satisfy the inner sleuth in you as crime drama – Grantchester returns for a brand new season this month. With new mysteries and secrets surfacing in their little town of Cambridgeshire, Reverend Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) and Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green) must once again band together and put their wits to the test to protect the towns folk.

Awaken the nature enthusiast within as you check out baby chimps in BBC Earth’s brand new series – Baby Chimp Rescue. Get a glimpse into the lives of Jenny and Jim, along with their 29 orphaned baby chimpanzees to find out just how these dedicated adoptive parents take care of their giant family.

Finally, indulge in the finer things in life by looking at some of the most extravagant architecture and designs in the world. From hotels to trains and even private jets, World’s Most Luxurious will give you an inside look into the lives of the super-rich.

BBC FIRST

Grantchester S5
It’s 1957, and Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) has settled into his role as the vicar of Grantchester, preaching to a packed church. His best friend, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, has come to accept his wife Cathy’s commitment to her job – just about. Mrs C. happily juggles her roles as the vicarage housekeeper and being a well-to-do married woman. But Will’s faith will be thoroughly tested as he and Geordie are reminded once more that there’s darkness lurking in their little corner of Cambridgeshire…

Catch the premiere of Grantchester S5 on Friday, 2nd October 2020.

BBC EARTH

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Series 5
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown follows late host Anthony Bourdain, world-renowned chef, bestselling author and multiple-Emmy winning television personality as he travels across the globe to uncover little-known areas of the world and celebrate diverse cultures by exploring food and dining rituals.

Catch the premiere of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Series 5 on Friday, 2nd October 2020 at 9pm.

Baby Chimp Rescue
Jenny and Jim Desmond are parents to an unusual and very large family – 29 orphaned baby chimpanzees. Their home in Liberia is rapidly becoming too small for this rambunctious troop of animals, so they’re building a sanctuary in the forest. But before the babies can move out, they need to learn how to live like wild chimps. Welcome to Baby Chimp School. Here lessons are taught by Jim, Jenny and chimp expert Ben Garrod. Star pupils include Max, the cheeky future alpha male who is easily distracted; Ella, the youngest and a fast learner; and Lucy, the cleverest, who helps teach the others what to do.

Catch the premiere of Baby Chimp Rescue on Monday, 12th October 2020 at 8.05pm.

The Supervet Series 6 (Set 2)
Follow the passionate orthopedic 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 (Set 2) on Friday, 23rd October 2020 at 8.05pm.

BBC LIFESTYLE

World’s Most Luxurious
Welcome to a world of pleasure, luxury, comfort and beauty. Experience the toys of the tycoons, the sumptuous surroundings of the super-rich. You may never want to leave.

In a series dripping with decadence and overflowing with opulence, cameras linger lovingly over hotels, homes, cars, trains, super yachts and private jets. Meet those whose job it is to provide the ultimate in gracious living, and those who pay for it. Aspirational, escapist, fantastical – this is virtual unreality.

Catch the premiere of World’s Most Luxurious on Thursday, 8th October 2020 at 9.20pm.

Junior Bake Off Series 5

The junior version of this global phenomenon makes its eagerly awaited return, with a new talent line-up. Triple BAFTA-winning comedian Harry Hill hosts, and Prue Leith swaps the grown-ups tent to judge the budding bakers, alongside Bake Off alumnus Liam Charles.

Join the new team for a mouth-watering journey, as forty of the country’s best young bakers compete. From meringue sculptures and gravity-defying biscuits to the world’s best chocolate cake, these are dazzling, dizzying challenges. As a joyful way of getting children passionate about food, this is nourishing entertainment in more ways than one.

Catch the premiere of Junior Bake Off Series 5 on Wednesday, 28th October 2020 at 7.30pm.

BBC BRIT

Inside No. 9 Live: Dead Line
The award-winning anthology returns in a special live edition for Halloween. When Arthur Flitwick finds an old mobile phone in his local graveyard, he makes the mistake of trying to contact the owner. But some mysteries are best left unsolved, and as Halloween draws near Arthur is plunged into a nightmare of his own making. It seems that no good deed can go unpunished, in this world or the next.

Catch the premiere of Inside No. 9 Live on Monday, 5th October 2020.

Top Gear Series 29
Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness go bigger than ever before as they test new cars, old cars and their own physical endurance to the very limit. This time around, they’ll be tackling a giant Wall of Death in old insurance write-offs, downhill skiing in holiday hire cars, unveiling a go-anywhere ice-cream van for the twenty-first century, and attempting to survive 24 hours in their cars. In Bolton.All topped off with Top Gear’s traditional condiments – exotic supercars, fast laps and The Stig – and brought to you from the show’s new studio set-up: a drive-in studio on the Top Gear test track.

Catch the premiere of Top Gear Series 29 on Monday, 19th October 2020.

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