This August On BBC Earth

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BBC Earth has lined up a number of documentary specials and shows that are centred on food, our reliance on takeaways and a race around the world. Available on BBC Earth (unifiTV channel 501) and BBC Player – watch it on a bigger screen with Chromecast and Airplay.

The Truth About Takeaways
Thursday, 6 August, 9.50pm

Around the world, millions of takeaways are eaten every week. And with the explosion of food delivery apps, we’re cooking less at home. This fascinating documentary uncovers the truth: how much do we know about our fast food, what is it really doing to our health, and can science help us make smarter takeaway choices? Learn how addictive foods are changing our appetites, and what we can do about it. Discover the best time to eat junk food, find out which fast food is healthiest and which ones we should avoid. Full of surprising revelations and healthy tips, take a closer look at our favourite feel-good foods.

Filming of the second season of the BBC reality show Race Across the World. Launch day in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City. Mexico

Race Across The World Series 2
Sunday, 9 August, 8.05pm

Five teams set off from Mexico City in a race to reach Ushuaia in Argentina. Narrated by John Hannah.

Picture Shows: Fred Sirieix, Dr Zoe Williams

The Restaurant that Burns Calories
Thursday, 13 August, 9.55pm

Welcome to a restaurant like no other, where behind the scenes is not just the kitchen, but a secret gym and an army of exercisers, aiming to burn off every single calorie that the diners consume. With a three-course meal plus drinks easily hitting 2,500 calories, it’s going to get sweaty. How will the diners feel when all is revealed? And how will they feel when they have to take a turn on the treadmills? This high-energy stunt combines humour with innovation to reveal the science behind calories.

Photo by Darren Goldstein/DSG Photo.

Food Factory Series 3
Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 7.10pm

Behind each bag of chips, can of beer, bar of chocolate, lollipop or loaf of bread is a mega-industrial production line that brings each product to the masses. Food Factory is a mesmerising behind-the-scenes peek into the weird and wonderful processes that produce everyone’s favourite foods.

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