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New on BBC World in August 2008

Written by TVSA Team from the blog BBC World on 08 Aug 2008
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New on BBC World this August, 2008:

Life On The Edge
Premiered: Tuesday, 5 August 2008 at 21h30

This series follows people from Rome to Tanzania as they try to understand the forces that confront them in a rapidly-changing world to make the best decisions.

TVSA's Life On The Edge Mini-Site.


Spirit Of The Arts
Premiere date: Saturday, 16 August 2008 at 15h30
Repeats: Saturdays at 22h30, Mondays at 04h30 and 12h30

Spirit Of The Arts is a new two-part series that focuses on the private life of opera singer Villazon and choreographer William Forsythe.

In the first episode the series looks at Villazon, who's rumoured to have almost became a priest as a youth. But the church's loss is opera's gain and now he is in demand around the world as a leading tenor.

Premiere date: Saturday, 30 August 2008 at 12h30
Repeats: Sundays at 15h30 and 22h30 and Mondays at 04h30


Visionaries is an interactive seven-part series that debates the merits of some of the most innovative and iconic composers from the field of classical music.

Presented by the BBC's Francine Stock, inspirational composers from different eras are pitted against each other in the quest to find the supreme classical music visionary.

From Bach and Handel to Mozart and Beethoven, each composer has a dedicated and well known advocate, arguing why their chosen icon is the most visionary and has had the most impact in the field.

The Real 2
Premiere date: Saturday, 30 August 2008 at 16h30
Repeats: Sundays at 10h30 and 19h30; and Mondays at 03h30


This second season of The Real continues the show's visits to cities round the world. With the help of knowledgeable local celebrities, the series uncovers hidden gems that most tourists would not be aware of.

Going off the beaten path to find the best galleries, monuments and eateries that only those in the know are familiar with, Season 2 travels to Stockholm, Cairo, Milan, Hanoi and San Francisco.



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