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Programme highlights


Tribal Bootcamp
Premieres 7 Aug, Every Mon-Wed, 10.45pm

Every possible fitness trend has been exploited in gyms across the world. But are these fitness fads the key to a healthy lifestyle? Joel Dommett and Nish Kumar visit six diverse tribal communities to see how ancient forms of exercise compare.


Why Are We Fat?
Premieres 21 Aug, Every Mon-Wed, 10.45pm

Presented by overweight and diabetic Chef Simon Gault, this series examines the science behind a re-examination of traditionally accepted health advice and the emergence of new evidence that at last makes sense of the looming health problems we face.


Meet the Humans
From 11 Sep, Every Mon, 10.30pm

This bold new series puts human behaviour under the microscope. A plush country house is rigged with surveillance cameras and a group of unwitting test subjects invited to take part in various group activities, from a flirty singles' night to an awkward team building weekend.


Wonderful World of Puppies and Kittens
Premieres 11 Sep, Every Mon, 8pm

This captivating series follows puppies and then kittens through the key moments of their first year; their trials, tribulations and triumphs. These are our most beloved pets as you have never seen them before.


The Supervet: Bionic Specials   
Premieres 5 Sep, Every Tue, 8pm

This series follows the stories of pets throughout their ‘bionic’ journey; from the moment they are brought into the practice for treatment to their amazing physical transformations, to the moment they're finally reunited with their owners.


Fishing Impossible S2
Premieres 21 Sep, Every Thu, 9.45pm

Forget simple fishing rods, this trio’s crazy fish-luring inventions have to be seen to be believed as they fish in the shadow of the Himalayas, search for monsters in the freezing Icelandic Atlantic and brave the crocodile-infested rivers of Zambia.

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  • Premiering date and time are subject to changes without prior notice. Please check on-screen programme guide for latest updates.