Downton Abbey, BBC First, S5, new

Catch all the drama with this new channel.

Yet another channel is coming to your screens, bringing you gripping drama at its best. BBC First (119) launches Sunday 18 October on DStv Premium; have a look at some of the incredible titles you can treat yourself to this month:

Downton Abbey S5

Sunday 18 October at 19:30 

Definitely an all-time favourite, Downton Abbey returns with its whimsical scenery and bold drama in Season 5. Early in 1924, hope is lurking and scandal is ever-present. Tune in to see how the Granthams promise to hold their heads high through thick and thin.


Esio Trot

Sunday 18 October at 18:00

You can’t go wrong with this tale! Originally written by famous children’s author Roald Dahl and starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench, it’s bound to be amazing.

Follow Mr Hoppy on his journey to win the heart of downstairs neighbour Mrs Silver and let your heart be warmed.



Monday 19 October at 18:00

Marked as Britain’s favourite soap, EastEnders follows the lives of the London’s Albert Square community and their intersections. Be sure to catch the love, lust, betrayal and all-round drama of this household favourite.


Wolf Hall S1

Wednesday 21 October at 20:00

Hilary Mantel's bestselling novels, telling the story of King Henry VIII and his brilliant consigliere Thomas Cromwell, are brought to life by the likes of Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis. Get absorbed by this excellent drama and feast on the struggle for power, success and love.


Casualty S27

Friday 23 October at 18:00

Find yourself captivated as the isles of the medical centres expose romance and heartbreak. Join ED in their quest to stay on top and save lives in one of the longest-running medical dramas.


Tune into BBC First (119) on DStv and be moved!

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