New on BBC World this May:
Premiere date: Saturday, 10 May 2008 at 15h30
Repeats: Saturdays at 20h30, Sundays at 04h30 and 12h30
The Real takes a look into the secret side of popular cities around the world. The show visits London, Sydney, New York, Tokyo and Paris and each episode features three well-known personalities who introduce their local haunts and reveal their favourite places to visit.
Cooking In The Danger Zone
Premiere date: Saturday, 17 May 2008 at 16h30
Repeats: Sundays at 10h30 and 19h30; and Mondays at 03h30.
Presenter Stefan Gates goes on a culinary tour of five very different cultures to explore the idea that food is a social glue that holds societies together as opposed to simply being about nutrition.
During his risky journey Stefan samples dishes such as fat-tailed sheeps testicles. He also picks up recipes from Dr Dogmeat, narrowly avoids being blown up by abandoned Soviet missiles in Afghanistan and tries to shake off his Communist Party minders in China.
Survivors Guide 3
Premiere date: Tuesday, 20th May 2008 at 21h30
Repeats: Wednesdays at 11h30 and 14h30, Thursdays at 15h30, Fridays at 03h30 and 09h30.
Survivors Guide returns for a third season of investigative stories. Issues addressed include a look at whether South Africa can head off a water crisis. The country, which is already plagued by power cuts, could run dry by 2015 if water consumption continues to expand at the current rate.
Secret Lives Of The Artists
Premiere date: Saturday, 24 May 2008 at 10h10
Repeats: Saturdays at 19h10, Sundays at 03h10 and 16h10
Secret Lives Of The Artists delves into the stories of Vermeer and Constable unearthing their financial troubles, love lives and artistic motivations.
"Looking for Vermeer is a pastime bordering on obsession", presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon observes as he tries to shed light on the private life of the Dutch master.
Andrew also explores Constable's relationship with his wife and his possible inspiration, Maria Bicknell.