High profile thrillers take centre stage on BBC First this February 2024. First, check out the TV adaptation of Lucy Clarke’s hit novel The Castaways. The story follows a mysterious plane crash and a group of stranded survivors and a woman determined to find out the truth about her sister who disappeared on a plane which never arrived at its destination.
Also on BBC First this February 2024, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Jamie Dornan and Danielle Macdonald return for The Tourist S2, this time travelling to Ireland a year after meeting in the Australian Outback. Deciding that it’s finally time for Elliot to rediscover his roots following the car crash that left him with severe memory loss, the pair finds themselves dragged into the dangerous whirlwind of his past life.
Also check out Jamie Oliver as he uncovers the unique flavours of the Mediterranean on BBC Lifestyle. For more on what’s hitting BBC First and BBC Lifestyle this February 2024, check out our guide below.
Premieres 9th February, Friday on on UnifiTV channel 481, Astro GO and BBC Player
Sisters Erin and Lori are on the holiday of a lifetime. But after the two have a huge fight, only Lori boards the plane – which never arrives at its destination. No wreckage is found. No survivors discovered. A few months after the crash, Lori’s credit card is suddenly used in a remote village in Fiji and the plane’s pilot flashes up on CCTV. Erin flies out to investigate, determined to find out the truth about her sister. Jumping between the harrowing ordeals of both sisters, this is a gripping thriller packed with suspense, action and shocking twists.
Midsomer Murders S24
Premieres 23rd February, Friday on on UnifiTV channel 481, Astro GO and BBC Player
Back in the fictional picturesque English county of Midsomer, DCI Barnaby and his trusty sidekick, DS Winter, endeavour to solve perplexing crimes while also exploring the quirks of this delightful yet deadly county. As ever, the duo is joined by the inimitable pathologist Dr. Fleur Perkins, his wife Sarah, daughter Betty, and lovable dog Paddy.
The Tourist S2
Starts 2nd and 3rd January, followed by every Monday on on UnifiTV channel 481, Astro GO and BBC Player
A year on from their adventure in the Australian Outback, the new season follows BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Jamie Dornan and Danielle Macdonald, who reprise their roles as Elliot and Helen, as they travel to Ireland together. Deciding that it’s finally time for Elliot to rediscover his roots following the car crash that left him with severe memory loss, the pair find themselves dragged into the dangerous whirlwind of his past life. Whilst Elliot fights with his own demons, Helen is left to pick up the pieces of a larger mystery; forcing them both to confront foes, old and new.
Jamie Cooks the Mediterranean
Premieres 13th February, Tuesday at 7:25pm on UnifiTV channel 512, Astro channel 717 and BBC Player
Jamie dives into the fresh flavours and brilliant simplicity of some of the most varied, vibrant cuisines in the world. Travelling to locations around the Mediterranean, he seeks inspiration from those who are championing sunbaked ingredients in stunning locations and builds on traditions to create modern Mediterranean food that will transport us to sunnier climes.
Amanda and Alan’s Italian Job S1
Premieres 19th February, Monday at 9:15pm and 9:45pm on UnifiTV channel 512, Astro channel 717 and BBC Player
Celebrities Amanda Holden and Alan Carr join forces to renovate a crumbling property in Italy. Best friends Amanda and Alan have bagged themselves a bargain home in the sun-kissed hills of rural Sicily – only it needs work. A lot of work. Both have restored properties in the past, but neither has taken on a project of this scale before. The two try their hand at everything, from plumbing to painting and plastering, and draft in local tradespeople to keep the project on track. The pair take on the challenge in their own inimitable style, they make friends with their Sicilian neighbours, throw themselves into the local lifestyle and explore the beautiful surrounding landscape.
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