BBC Lifestyle July 2012 Highlights

Written by TVSA Team from the blog BBC Lifestyle on 10 Jul 2012
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BBC LIFESTYLE (channel 180 on DStv)
JULY 2012 highlights

River Cottage Every Day PREMIERE – Season 1 – 8 Episodes

From: Thursday 12 July at 20:00 on BBC Lifestyle (channel 180 on DStv)

Series continues every Thursday at 20:00

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In River Cottage Every Day, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall takes his passion for cooking into other people’s houses.

He helps everyone from mums and dads to young kids and teenagers bringing real, simple and tasty food to the table -  because it’s his belief that good food should be at the heart of every kitchen and the kitchen should be at the heart of every home.

In each episode Hugh tackles a different subject - from fruit to fish and breakfast to baking. He takes on the challenge of proving to a house full of students who have never cooked fresh fish before that sustainable, well-sourced fish can be both cheap and delicious, and he also champions organic free range meat butchers and shares how to cook a tasty meal using the cheapest cuts of meat. Plus Hugh gets passionate about how easy it is to make your own, fresh and tasty bread.

Supersize vs Superskinny PREMIERE – Season 5 – 10 Episodes

From: Sunday 15 July at 17:00 on BBC Lifestyle (channel 180 on DStv)

Series continues every Sunday at 17:00

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Supersize Vs Superskinny returns for a fifth series and this time the experts are taking supersizers and superskinnies on the most extreme journey yet.

Before they even enter the feeding clinic, the supersizers board a plane to the US in order to live with someone whose life has been wrecked by overeating. Here they learn even more about just how hard it can get - living with a body that has spun completely out of control.

Then the supersizers and the superskinnies are brought together by Dr Christian Jessen to swap diets for two days, learn from each other’s extreme eating and be placed on a 12-week healthy eating plan, with a final weigh-in at the end of each show.

Will Dr Christian and the team succeed where others have failed and change the eating habits of health and food addicts from different ends of the nutritional spectrum?

Design Star PREMIERE – Season 5 – 10 Episodes

From: Sunday 29 July at 21:00 on BBC Lifestyle (channel 180 on DStv)

Series continues every Sunday at 21:00

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With the most talented designers yet, just waiting to be discovered on TV, this season of Design Star takes us to the shows’ roots in New York City serving as creative inspiration for some of the best designs the show’s ever seen.

The format sees 10 of the USA’s hottest up-and-coming designers pushed to their creative and emotional limits as they are split into teams and navigate a gauntlet of clever, unexpected, suspenseful and highly dramatic design challenges, from decorating an entire family home to a classy celebrity hotel suite.

Three judges then analyse their work and one by one the designers are eliminated until the winner is chosen, to be rewarded with his or her own primetime television series.

This series judges are designers Vern Yip, Candice Olson, and Genevieve Gorder. Only the toughest, most-talented and TV-friendly designer will survive this battle of creative wits and abilities.

Two Greedy Italians PREMIERE – Season 1 – 4 Episodes

From: Tuesday 31 July at 20:00 on BBC Lifestyle (channel 180 on DStv)

Series continues every Tuesday at 20:00

Greedy Italians

Internationally renowned chefs and old friends, Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo return to the Italy they left more than 40 years ago to discover what has changed in Italian culture in that time and how that has affected the way Italians eat.

In the first of the season, the greedy cooks eat their way around Emilia Romagna, home of Parma ham and Parmesan cheese, to find out if food and family are still at the heart of Italian life.

During the rest of the series the duo visit the region of Campania, and discover how ‘poor-man’s food’ ended up making the region rich, and both return to their hometowns at opposite ends of the country to debate who’s local dishes are best.

Great Italian classics including Mamma Contaldo’s ricotta dumplings and slow-cooked family stew with polenta, alla napoletana, linguine with prawns and mussels, and a very local lemon and ricotta tart all feature in the series.


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