Thursday, April 12, 2018

BBC First on DStv does a rerun in April with a rejigged daytime schedule, showing previous seasons of several British drama series.

Nearly two weeks into April already, BBC Studios is announcing in a badly done press release (that was clearly not read through) that its BBC First (DStv 119) channel on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform has a new daytime schedule since the beginning of the month.

BBC Studios says April sees BBC First "bring its favourite faces to its new daytime schedule".

BBC First viewers who will "now be able to indulge with some of the BBC most charming characters including from the nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House, East London through to the detective team on the island of Saint-Maire led by DI Jack Mooney". 

Almost two weeks in, BBC Studios says "for the duration of April, South Africa will be able to sit back and binge on iconic hospital dramas Holby City and Casualty, the hugely popular detective series Death in Paradise and Father Brown and heart-warming family drama series Call the Midwife".

Season 4, 5 and 6 of Death in Paradise is shown on weekdays at 12:00 on BBC Brit following Jack Mooney on the island of Saint Marie where he tries to solve mysteries and murders.

The first to 5th seasons of Father Brown is shown on weekdays at 12:55 on BBC First, based on the stories of GK Chesterton and following a crime-solving priest in the fictional Cotswold village of Kembleford in the 1950's.

Seasons 5 to 7 of Call the Midwife is broadcast on weekdays at 13:40 on BBC First, also set in the fifties and based on Jennifer Worth's memoirs about nuns helping pregnant women about to give birth and families in East London. 

The 29th season of Casualty can be seen on weekdays at 14:40 on BBC First in the world's longest-running medical soap filled with emergencies, romances and drama.

The 19th season of Holby City is on BBC First on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 14:40. This award-winning medical drama follows the lives of the staff and patients at Holby City Hospital.