BBC Worldwide Channels has unveiled its Summer season of programmes
exclusive to DStv viewers in South Africa.
line-up presents talent such as Sir David Attenborough and
Nigella Lawson, sitting alongside new faces like Rachel Khoo.
Worldwide Channels VP programming Europe, Middle East and
Africa Jon Farrar said, "This July Danny Boyle's much-lauded
Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics uniquely captured
the spirit of modern Britain which embraces tradition and
quality alongside creativity, innovation and fun.
our Summer Channels Schedule these qualities can be found
in abundance - from the stiff upper lips of worldwide smash
hit Downton Abbey to the fun and realism of Sun, Sex and Suspicious
Parents. Traditional, high-quality programming such as landmark
wildlife series Africa also sit alongside Embarrassing Bodies
- a ground-breaking factual entertainment series with a social
purpose. We are proud that our Summer line-up is rubber-stamped
with the mark of 'Made in Britain' and look forward to sharing
our distinctive, innovative and high quality programming with
our South African audience over the coming months."
Abbey returns with a much-awaited third series of tales about
the Crawley family. Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes picks
up the story of the Downton householders as they adapt to
life in the roaring twenties and a new cast member slips into
costume Shirley MacLaine.
Nostalgic drama Call The Midwife makes its South African debut
exclusively on BBC Entertainment. Miranda Hart, Jenny Agutter,
Judy Parfitt, Pam Ferris and Vanessa Redgrave star in these
tales of midwifery and families in Fifties' London.
stars Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson serve up brand new
cooking series on BBC Lifestyle as the channel continues to
showcase the best British cooking talent. Gordon Ramsay's
Ultimate Cookery sees the larger than life chef strip away
all the complexity and hard graft to take cooking back to
basics and mouth-watering new series Nigellissima brings a
taste of Italy to super cook Nigella Lawson's home cooking.
fresh new faces also pepper the schedule. New cooking queen
Rachel Khoo makes her debut in South Africa with her hugely
popular series which puts a modern twist on French cooking
- 'Little Paris Kitchen'.
awareness and informing viewers is health show Embarrassing
Bodies which debuts this season on BBC Knowledge. One of the
most popular and influential health shows on British television,
the series aims to de-stigmatise 'embarrassing' body parts
and medical conditions.
Africa takes centre stage this Summer as BBC Knowledge launches
its new wildlife series, narrated by the peerless Sir David
Attenborough. Airing exclusively on BBC Knowledge, this landmark
five-part series from the BBC's Natural History Unit celebrates
the wildlife and landscapes of this continent.