BBC unveils new daytime line-up

BBC unveils new daytime line-up

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Monday, 11th February 2019
Good Morning Dagenham (Credit: BBC)
Good Morning Dagenham (Credit: BBC)

The BBC has unveiled a new daytime line-up that includes a Blue Planet spin-off series and an antiques-focused game show.

Blue Planet UK, presented by Springwatch’s Gillian Burke and Countryfile’s Steve Brown with Chris Packham, deals with British marine life and makes its debut on BBC One in March.

It will be made by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit and provide a “health check of our seas”.

In common with Blue Planet II it highlights plastic pollution. The series will offer “practical solutions for how to get involved across the country and tackle plastic pollution”.

The show will complement Blue Planet Live, which will air for a week during peak-time on BBC One, also in March.

Curiosity, hosted by Paul Martin, is a 15-part BBC One series, made by Hungry Gap Productions, that tests two teams' knowledge of history, antiques and collectables.

The teams will compete to value and date items in the Flog It! host’s fictional shop.

Other new programmes include two more BBC One series - Good Morning Dagenham, a five-part documentary series set in Dagenham Market and produced by Big Wheel Film & Television and narrated by Larry Lamb, and 24 Hours on The Inside with Dom Littlewood.

In Good Morning Dagenham, Lamb will draw attention to market bosses’ attempts to compete with internet shopping by highlighting weekly attractions and new stalls.

In 24 Hours On The Inside, produced by Flicker, consumer affairs specialist Littlewood goes to the US to immerse himself in several extreme environments. The aim is uncover the realities of institutions, from policing and prisons to hospitals.

Dan McGolpin, Controller of BBC Programming and Daytime, said: “This year I’m excited to be bringing BBC viewers a new generation of Daytime series, often entertaining, sometimes serious, and always high-quality.”

Returning series include BBC One’s Murder, Mystery and My Family, winner of best daytime programme at the recent Broadcast Awards.

In the show criminal barristers re-investigate historic murder cases on behalf of a relative of the person convicted of the crime.

Hit drama Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators is returning for a second series.

The show has been a big seller overseas. One of its stars, Jo Joyner, said she thought part of its appeal was down to the series' feel-good factor.

She said: “There’s a lot of doom and gloom on telly. Shakespeare & Hathaway has a lightness that people really enjoy and that sets it apart.

“It’s a feel-good British show. I've been surprised by where its been sold to. For instance, it's massive in Tasmania."

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The BBC has unveiled a new daytime line-up that includes a Blue Planet spin-off series and an antiques-focused game show.