New shows coming to BBC Studios’ branded services this year

BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand has announced details of a raft of new content and star names coming to BBC First, BBC UKTV, BBC Earth and CBeebies in the coming year, which marks the BBC’s 100 anniversary.

New titles hitting BBC First include Around The World in 80 Days, Our House, The Control Room, The Thief, His Wife and The Canoe, and Sherwood with an ensemble cast led by David Morrissey (The Walking Dead).

After a hiatus of six years, the BAFTA award-winning Happy Valley is back for a third and final series, with new crime dramas We Hunt Together and Shetland and Christmas specials of Death in Paradise and Call The Midwife seeing out the year.

Chrissie Carras, head of branded services, BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand, said: “As we celebrate 100 years of the BBC, it’s a reminder that the BBC is constantly looking to the future and anticipating what audiences want. Our channels are packed with the best British talent from the worlds of drama, factual and entertainment. With a mix of exciting new shows and the latest series of our biggest, most popular titles arriving across our branded services portfolio, the BBC brand continues to provide a trusted navigational tool for audiences seeking a premium viewing experience and advertisers looking for a premium space.


“The complementary linear and digital rights we provide our platform partners enables them to give their customers a choice over how to watch our shows be that via channels, on-demand or associated SVOD services. While audience patterns are changing, there is still clear demand for linear channels as part of that mix and we believe there is a place for them for years to come.”

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