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Television Time: BBC Shows – November 2021


Returning this November on BBC Earth with new characters and fresh rivalries, Serengeti Series 2 delivers another stunning and picturesque documentary set against Africa’s savannah. Created by Emmy-award winning producer Simon Fuller and narrated by Lupita Nyong’o, expect another series of real-life animal drama filled with humour, heartbreak and nail-biting tension as new characters  and iconic animals navigate their familiar yet new lives.

Food waste is a huge problem for cost-conscious families and the planet where it is destined for landfill or incineration. Follow Britain’s two beloved cooks, Prue Leith and Dr Rupy Aujla, as they offer inspiration to shake up your cooking on BBC Lifestyle’s Cook Clever, Waste Less with Prue and Rupy. This informative series follows the hosts as they transform the cooking and grocery shopping habits to help families save money and tackle the global food waste problem by revolutionising how we consume food for good.

Coming soon in November on BBC First is six-part Hitchcockian thriller Angela Black. Starring Joanne Froggatt as the titular character, her seemingly idyllic life as a volunteer at a dogs’ home, a mother of two, and life with a hard-working husband, Olivier, hides the painful truth of being a victim of domestic abuse. When a private investigator shows up and spills Olivier’s darkest secrets to Angela, she takes this opportunity to escape her marriage that she has been so tormented by.

BBC Earth

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Serengeti Series 2

Premieres Monday, 8th November at 8.05pm, on StarHub channel 407 and BBC Player

New characters. Fresh rivalries. Same spectacular setting. Return to an unspoilt corner of Africa’s Serengeti for more real-life animal drama. The pioneering series returns to capture the dramatic and emotional interconnected stories of iconic savannah animals. There’s humour, heartbreak and nail-biting tension as new characters move in and familiar faces continue their stories. Bakari the baboon struggles with family life. Kali the lioness makes a difficult decision. A family of leopards arrive – and the adorable and adventurous cubs test their mother’s patience as they get used to their new home. Immerse yourself in the complex relationships, thrilling battles and tender moments that punctuate the lives of nature’s most captivating characters.

Extreme Treks Series 4

Premieres Tuesday, 23rd November at 9.00pm, on StarHub channel 407 and BBC Player

Join adventurer and renowned photographer, Ryan Pyle, as he spends months exploring and photographing some of the best Extreme Trekking locations in the world.

In this fourth series, we follow Ryan in his spiritual, and physically tough adventures as he spends time exploring the Chin Hills in Myanmar, the Simien Mountains on Ethiopia, the Tatra Mountains in Poland, and the Via Alpina in Switzerland – all in the midst of the pandemic.

BBC Lifestyle

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Cook Clever, Waste Less with Prue and Rupy

Premieres Thursday, 4th November at 7.00pm, on StarHub channel 432 and BBC Player

Two of Britain’s best loved cooks, Prue Leith and Dr Rupy Aujla, are going to transform the cooking and food shopping habits of four British families. It will offer viewers at home inspiration to shake up their mealtimes and tackle their Food Waste. Food Waste in the UK is a massive problem not many are aware of, with the equivalent of 1 in 6 shopping bags or 1 in 8 prepared meals going to the bin from households across the nation. With most of this waste destined for landfill or incineration, Food Waste remains one of the biggest challenges we face globally. If Food Waste was a country, it would be the third biggest GHG (Green House Gas) emission source after China and the US. With some top tips and expert advice, we can change our habits and revolutionise how we consume food for the better?

Your Home Made Perfect Series 3 

Premieres Tuesday, 23rd November at 9.15pm, on StarHub channel 432 and BBC Player

Transforming problematic pads into heavenly homes. Cutting edge technology and innovative architects reveal the design dream ordinary houses could become. With Angela Scanlon.


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Hey Duggee Series 3 Set 2C

Premieres Monday to Friday, 19th November at 7.00pm, on StarHub channel 303 and BBC Player

The massively popular series, packed with humour and pop culture references, is back with more comical adventures at the Squirrel Club. Guided by big lovable dog Duggee, the little Squirrels have fun earning achievement badges. The Squirrels each have their own distinctive personalities, but they all love playing, learning and making friends together. Whether it’s solving the mystery of a missing jewel, helping to throw an anniversary party for Mr and Mr Crab, or performing with acapella superstars Hot Cheep, the antics of these delightful characters encourage young children to get active and solve problems.

BBC First

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Angela Black

Coming Soon

Angela Black’s life appears idyllic: a lovely house in suburban London, days working as a volunteer at the dogs’ home, two wonderful sons and a charismatic, hard-working husband, Olivier. However, beneath this façade of charmed domesticity, Angela is also the victim of domestic abuse. Trapped in a relationship she cannot escape, Angela is approached out of the blue by Ed, a private investigator, who spills Olivier’s darkest secrets. With one encounter, Angela’s life switches from school runs and the dogs’ home to private detectives and buried secrets as she risks everything she holds dear to fight back against the man who has suppressed and tormented her for most of her life.

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