9:30pm – Wednesday, September 14 on ABC2
In Kill It, Cook It, Eat It UK presenter Julia Bradbury hosts the series that shows exactly what it takes to turn a living animal into meat for the table.
The fourth series of the brand goes down to the farm to follow how animals are turned into fast food – cattle into burgers, lambs into kebabs, pigs into sausages and chickens into nuggets.
Following and helping will be a group of six volunteers who, by immersing themselves in the visceral experience, will be able to inform and challenge their beliefs in a show that debates the ethics around meat production and eating in the UK today.
In this opening episode, the volunteers arrive at Pipers Farm in Devon for an emotional journey as they discover how cattle are slaughtered and turned into burgers. They climb the hill to get up close to and care for the Red Ruby cattle, then help choose two for slaughter and take them to the local abattoir, where they watch the kill – up close and uncensored.
They then help butcher and mince the meat to make burgers, but will any of them have the stomach to eat them?