BCG Daily Friday 31st July 2020

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We look over some new book announcements and the most popular picks from the last couple of months in this fortnight's newsletter.



Flu & Me

After facing a particularly rough patch in his life, "Subject 13" enrolls in a medical trial to recoup his losses and build himself up again. Once there, he befriends another volunteer and goes on a journey of redemption through flashbacks, hallucinations, and bad celebrity impressions.


Bat Sh*t

Filmed during lockdown, Bat Sh*t gives a voice to some of the animal species who have fallen victim to human behaviour over the years including pangolins, rats, pigs, birds, rabbits and - of course - bats.



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TV & Radio: Catch-Up

Tudur's TV Flashback

Series 3, Episode 5: Tudur Owen sets out on a quest to discover the meaning of art. It's a long strange trip into a world of giant inflatables, edible sculptures and flying doughnuts, full of lively characters from the nation's TV past.

Guide     BBC iPlayer

Jack Whitehall's Sporting Nation

Series 1, Episode 4: Jack irreverently examines how class is woven into the DNA of British sport and how breaking its social boundaries can lead to incredible drama. Focusing on the fierce athletic rivalry of Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett, Fred Perry taking on the Wimbledon establishment and Andrew Flintoff destroying the Australians at the 2005 Ashes, British sport may well start divided, but has the ability to bring the nation together.

Guide     BBC iPlayer


Series 3, Episode 3: Ian takes Chloe and baby Don away, hoping a relaxing weekend at a spa hotel will help. Meanwhile, Holly is arrested at Extinction Rebellion, while 16 year old brother Nick is struggling to keep her whereabouts secret from their parents.

Guide     BBC Sounds