Our Favourite Shows in the Fetch Knowledge Pack

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From killer sharks to tasty treats, here’s a breakdown of the shows we’ll be watching this month in the Fetch Knowledge Pack

Shark Beach with Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth is joined by the world’s preeminent shark experts and advocates, including surfer Mick Fanning, as he explores the world of sharks in his own backyard, Byron Bay. Hemsworth joins local biologists to explore how existing preventative measures work to stave off shark-human encounters and dives with different species of sharks to understand their behaviours and power. He also uncovers the latest breakthroughs in shark science technology designed to protect both sharks and humans.

Alongside this, Nat Geo will be diving into a month of shark docos to explore the world of these fascinating ocean predators. You can also catch Killer Whale vs Shark from 6 July (7.30pm). 

Watch on National Geographic from 5 July, 7.30pm.

Food Factory USA

Ever wondered how Jim Beam is produced, or how farfalle pasta is made by the ton? Get ready to salivate over the production lines that produce 30,000 Smarties per minute and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream! 

Introducing Food Factory USA, a mesmerizing peek behind the scenes of the weird and wonderful processes that produce everyone’s favourite foods. From raw materials to finished products, Food Factory USA reveals in awe-inspiring detail how mass-produced favourites are really made.

Watch on National Geographic from 7 July, 8.30pm. 

Gold Rush: White Water Season 4 

Gold has soared to record prices this year, and the Dakota boys, father-son duo Fred and Dustin Hurt are more determined than ever before to cash in. But a late start to the season has shortened their mining window and record snowfall has the rivers raging, creating the most dangerous mining conditions the crews have ever faced. 

Catch a slice of the action here

Watch on Discovery Channel from 1 July, 8.30pm. 

Life Below Zero Season 8 

The Emmy Award-winning series follows five different individuals or families struggling to survive and carve out a life off the grid in the wilds of Alaska.

As Mother Nature becomes more erratic, survival in Alaska has never been more uncertain. The Hailstones fight to keep their native traditions alive as their family expands. Sue Aikens creates new tools to survive in the brutal, ever-changing tundra, and battles her aging mind and body in the process. Jessie Holmes and his sled dogs must learn to survive and thrive on their new land in Brushkana. Andy Bassich continues to teach his partner Denise Becker how to survive in a shifting landscape. And Ricko DeWilde continues the Athabaskan way of live, teaching his children the importance of continuing the family’s legacy in the Alaskan Interior.

Watch Life Below Zero S8 on BBC Earth from 31 July.

Season 7 Trailer

Celebrity Animal Encounters 

Animal Planet’s new series, Celebrity Animal Encounters explores animated accounts of the loveable, crazy and hilarious encounters between animals and some of our favourite celebrities. Each episode features actors, musicians, athletes and influencers including Kristen Bell, Danny Trejo and David Arquette.

Watch double eps of Celebrity Animal Encounters on Animal Planet from 24 July. 

Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Season 19 

Ina Garten is back and this time she’s returning to cooking basics. You’ve been invited to all of her fabulous parties, and now America’s hostess with the mostess is sharing techniques and professional strategies along with incredibly elegant and easy recipes. She’s throwing open the doors of her Hamptons home for delicious food, dazzling ideas and good fun.

Watch Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics on Food Network from 17 July, 10.30pm. 

And don’t forget to look out for some of the fan favourites in the Fetch Catch Up area: House Hunters International (HGTV), Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery), Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery), Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (National Geographic), The Zoo (Animal Planet), Expedition Unknown (Travel Channel) & Where The Wild Men Are (BBC Earth).

There’s something for everyone in the Fetch Knowledge pack, from extreme nature and factual storytelling to international news and lifestyle viewing. Find out more here.

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