IF you like reality shows, then both BBC Lifestyle and BBC Earth are offering two new series to enjoy – George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and Truth about Alcohol.
In George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, which airs from 5pm on Sunday, November on BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174), architect George Clarke invites viewers to let their imaginations run wild as he celebrates the extraordinary world of small design spaces and unique builds: secret hideaways, space-saving retreats, eco-friendly bolt holes and reconditioned vehicles.
He also shows that with careful planning, cunning design and masses of imagination, the seemingly unachievable is conceivable.
In series five, George looks at the glorious potential that our canals, rivers and coastline hold for those with small budgets but big imaginations. He also meets a father of three trying to build a homemade campervan for less than the cost of a family caravan holiday – including 3000 CDs, a floor made from old vinyl records and the most ingenious toilet ever featured on the show….
On BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) at 8.30 pm on Monday, November 14 is Truth about Alcohol in which A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim is on a mission to find out the truth about alcohol.
In January, the British government released its new alcohol guidelines. For men, the recommended weekly limit was cut by a third to 14 units per week, equivalent to about seven pints of beer, bringing it in line with the amount recommended for women. So what is behind the change?
This is just one question of many that Javid aims to answer as he explores the science of drinking and the new evidence for the health risks of alcohol. Why do some people get drunk quicker than others? What is behind red wine’s healthy reputation? Is a nightcap actually good for your sleep? Does lining your stomach work? And can alcohol actually make you eat more?