BBC Entertainment

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 01 Sep 2008
Active until: 31 Aug 2015

About

BBC Entertainment is a South African television channel broadcast exclusively on MultiChoice Africa's DStv platform which was one of four BBC-branded, themed channels that replaced BBC Prime and BBC Food in September 2008.

The channel positions itself as "bursting with glossy new dramas, classic sci-fi, hilarious sitcoms, celebrity chat shows and irresistible glamour".

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 120
Bouquet: Premium, Extra

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv

ABOUT

BBC Entertainment features entertainment shows with a focus on primetime UK drama and comedies.

The channel showcases contemporary drama and crime series, along with classic and cutting-edge comedy. BBC Entertainment is also the home of shows such as The Graham Norton Show and Top Gear and the award-winning series, Sherlock and Downton Abbey.


Latest Updated Shows

Mad Dogs

Genre: Drama, Comedy-Drama, Thriller
Channel: BBC Entertainment
Summary: Revolves around a reunion of friends since high school who go on holiday to Majorca, which turns into a nightmare of lies, deception and murder.
Starring: Max Beesley, Philip Glenister, John Simm


Silent Witness

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: BBC Prime, BBC Entertainment, BBC First
Summary: Drama based on a real life forensic pathologist which focuses on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
Starring: Amanda Burton, William Armstrong, William Gaminara


Last Tango in Halifax

Genre: Drama, Comedy-Drama
Channel: BBC Entertainment, BBC First
Summary: Celia and Alan are both widowed and in their seventies and when their grandsons put their details on Facebook they rediscover a relationship.
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire


Latest Articles

BBC channels yanked, replaced with more relevant ones

12 Aug 2015 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 1 comment
The abysmal BBC Entertainment is being yanked from DStv after years of torturing us. BBC Knowledge is out too. Three new channels replace them.


Norty Norton back for new season

14 Apr 2015 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: BBC Entertainment
Graham Norton's back for a new season this month. First guests include Stanley Tucci (who talks Hunger Games) and Kim Cattrall.


New season of Top Gear to simulcast with UK

13 Jan 2015 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: BBC Entertainment
Top Gear speeds-up for the new 22nd season with a UK simulcast, airing at the same time as it airs in the UK.


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