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Television Time: What’s On BBC (April 2022)

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Our future is green and April certainly will be as BBC Earth brings back some of our favourite eco-themed titles in conjunction with Earth Day (22 April). Get ready for a nature-filled marathon as Eden: Untamed Planet returns again to take you on an excursion into unchartered territories and back-to-back episodes of The Green Planet immerses you in the secret, unseen lives of the plant kingdom. You’ll also be in for a special treat as we take you behind the scenes of our captivating Sir David Attenborough series in The Green Planet: The Making Of.

For an insightful journey that dwells on crucial issues like sustainability and climate change, join adventurer and television presenter Simon Reeve in The Lakes with Simon Reeve on BBC Earth as he travels through England’s biggest national park – the Lake District. From submarine workers to hill farmers, Reeve meets the people of Cumbria and finds out about the threats to the Lake District’s fragile wildlife whilst visiting some of the spectacular and controversial energy projects located within its borders.

Sort Your Life Out Series 1 premieres on BBC Lifestyle, where Stacey Solomon and her crack team help families transform their messy homes by taking on a life-changing declutter as they upcycle and recycle their way to a new home. Keep your eyes peeled for useful hacks and handy tidying tips to stay organised!

Light-hearted murder mystery series Sister Boniface Mysteries premieres on BBC First, starring a Vespa driving, crime solving Catholic nun: Sister Boniface. In this Father Brown spin-off set in the 1960s, follow Sister Boniface as she helps the police solve murders in the village of Great Slaughter. If there’s evidence to be found, Boniface will find it, with a little help from dashing DI Sam Gillespie and buttoned-up Bermudan DS Felix Livingstone.

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The Lakes with Simon Reeve

Premieres Friday, 29th April at 9:00pm, on StarHub channel 407, Singtel channel 203 and BBC Player

From submarine workers to hill farmers, Simon Reeve meets the people of Cumbria, revealing new insights into this stunning corner of Britain. The Lake District is the biggest national park in England. Made famous by poet William Wordsworth, its rugged beauty holds a unique place in British life. But it’s also at the heart of many crucial issues facing the world – from development to sustainability and climate change. Simon Reeve meets the Lake District’s most fascinating characters, finds out about the threats to its fragile wildlife and visits some of the spectacular and controversial energy projects located within its borders.

Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle Series 8

Premieres Monday, 4th April at 9:55pm, on StarHub channel 407, Singtel channel 203 and BBC Player

Explorer Ben Fogle meets more people who’ve turned their back on the rat-race and set up home in some of the most remote and inhospitable parts of the world.

The Mating Game: The Making Of

Premieres Monday, 11th April at 8:05pm, on StarHub channel 407, Singtel channel 203 and BBC Player

What did it take to make The Mating Game? This Making Of follows the crews as they capture some of the most memorable scenes from the series.

An Earth Day Special

Friday, 22nd April, on StarHub channel 407, Singtel channel 203 and BBC Player

As Sir David once said, “Nature is our biggest ally and greatest inspiration.” Here are some BBC Earth favourites to keep you inspired.

9:25am – Eden: Untamed Planet, Episode 1-6

2:35pm – The Green Planet, Episode 1-5

7:10pm – The Green Planet: The Making Of

The Green Planet: The Making Of

Premieres Friday, 22nd April at 7:10pm, on StarHub channel 407, Singtel channel 203 and BBC Player

The making of Sir David Attenborough’s series on the magical hidden world of plants. Using specialist cameras, this spectacular series allows us to look closer at their interconnected world, showcasing over two decades of new discoveries.

BBC Lifestyle

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Sort Your Life Out Series 1

Premieres Friday, 1st April at 9:15pm, on StarHub channel 432, Singtel channel 255 and BBC Player

Stacey Solomon and her crack team help families transform their homes. With a life-changing declutter, they upcycle and recycle their way to a new home.

The Great Pottery Throw Down Series 4

Premieres Thursday, 21st April at 9:15pm, on StarHub channel 432, Singtel channel 255 and BBC Player

Siobhán McSweeney hosts as 12 brand new home potters compete to be crowned the nation’s best. Master potter Keith Brymer Jones returns as judge, alongside expert potter Rich Miller. Each week the potters face two challenges to impress the judges and keep their place. The challenges range from an animal garden water feature to art deco ceramics and sinks. Then the judges decide who becomes Potter of the Week, and who must be sent home. Let the clay battle commence!

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Swashbuckle Series 7

Premieres Monday, 25th April at 8:30pm, on StarHub channel 303, Singtel channel 236 and BBC Player

The return of the Bafta-winning swashbuckling game show that pits teams of youngsters against pesky pirate foes. All aboard for adventure and more action-packed challenges!

BBC First

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Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators Series 4

Premieres Friday, 29th April, on StarHub channel 502, Singtel channel 308 and BBC Player

The oddball, oddly-matched Stratford-upon-Avon-based sleuths return for more picturesque and whimsical mysteries brimming with wit and rural charm. From suspected ghosts to the torrid world of Shakespearian escorts, not to mention the fiendish passions and bitter rivalries of ballroom dancing and a dastardly plot to sabotage Christmas, it’s business as usual for the debt-laden ex-policeman and his much more credible partner-in-crime. And the pair also have demons of their own to wrestle with – Lu joins a slimming club and clashes with her sister, while Frank finds himself on the wrong side of the law accused of murder.

Traces Series 2

Premieres Friday, 1st April, on StarHub channel 502, Singtel channel 308 and BBC Player

Passions run high in an explosive return of this critically acclaimed crime series. Based on an idea by best-selling novelist Val McDermid. Lab assistant Emma Hedges is now training to be a forensic chemist, and on the cusp of seeing her mother’s murder case finally resolved. Daniel is to give evidence against his father. Will Emma and Daniel’s relationship withstand the pressure? Will justice be served? Meanwhile, professors Sarah Gordon and Kathy Torrance are investigating a deadly bombing campaign. Homemade devices are going off around Dundee, with critical clues hidden inside the bombs. Will the team track down the bomber before their identity goes up in smoke?

Sister Boniface Mysteries

Premieres Friday, 15th April, on StarHub channel 502, Singtel channel 308 and BBC Player

Light-hearted murder mystery series starring a Vespa driving, crime solving Catholic nun: Sister Boniface. It’s the 1960s and police forensics are rudimentary. Luckily the residents of Great Slaughter have a secret weapon. Sister Boniface. If there’s evidence to be found, Boniface will find it, with a little help from dashing DI Sam Gillespie and buttoned-up Bermudan DS Felix Livingstone. A corpse is found stuffed inside a dummy at the local fair; tragedy hits a visiting TV crew; and a gruesome discovery is made in Edie’s beloved allotment plot.

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