Shakespeare, Austen, Dickens and Tolkien, Great Britain has been home to some of the most celebrated storytellers of all time. Known for its unconventional narratives which are riveting and edifying, it has truly been a land of extraordinary stories. It’s time to dive into the unforgettable world of British storytelling once again, Zee Café, English general entertainment channel, in association with BBC Worldwide is set to bring award-winning premium British dramas. Starting 16th July 2018, the channel will host the second edition of the BBC First content block featuring 12 shows, weeknights at 10 that will take you on a captivating journey with its exquisite visual experience captured in finite series.
Truly validating the fact that great stories come from Great Britain, each of the shows in the BBC First block boasts of narratives and characters that challenge the norm, evoke powerful emotions and inspire new thoughts. The exciting line-up of shows include – Doctor Foster Season 2, Top Of The Lake Season 2, Maigret Season 2, Paula, Wolf Hall, Unforgotten, Broken, In The Dark, Burton and Taylor, The Inceptor, Born to Kill and The Collection.
Speaking about the same, Aparna Bhosle, Business Cluster Head – Premium channels, ZEEL said, “After the phenomenal response to the BBC First content block last year, we are thrilled to bring the best of British dramas once again for our audiences in association with BBC Worldwide. The English general entertainment space still witnesses a dominance by American shows and hence through this alliance we wish to bridge the gap and cater to the need for great stories with superior quality British dramas. We are certain our viewers will enjoy these critically-acclaimed and award-winning shows starring powerhouse performers.”
Teleporting viewers to the culturally rich land of the Queen, each drama premiering on Zee Café is unique in its narrative and production value. The shows star acclaimed actors like Rowan Atkinson, Claire Foy, Elisabeth Moss, Tom Riley, Nicole Kidman, Helena Bonham Carter and Surrane Jones to name a few. Maigret Season 2 follows Chief Inspector Jules Maigret once again as he chalks cunning plans to capture criminals and deliver justice, Broken is the story of a priest who struggles to reconcile the beliefs of his congregation with the challenges of daily life, in Doctor Foster, two years ago she dramatically exposed her husband’s betrayals and he left town and now in Season 2 her life is destabilized once again when Simon returns, Wolf Hall is a historical drama chronicling the rise of Thomas Cromwell, who became King Henry VIII’s chief minister, Top of the Lake is the story of Detective Robin Griffin who moves to Sydney in Season 2 after the devastating events in New Zealand for a fresh start but a suitcase with some rather appalling content summons dark memories, in Burton and Taylor, actress Elizabeth Taylor and actor Richard Burton join forces to star in the play ‘Private Lives’ amongst many other finest shows.
Keeping in line with its proposition, Zee Café has chalked out a robust marketing campaign #GreatBritainGreatStories. The channel will be engaging its viewers through high impact out-of-home, print and digital mediums across key mega cities. It will also present a sneak peek into British culture by hosting English tea parties in key media offices.
BBC First will be aired from 16th July on weeknights at 10 on Zee Café #GreatBritainGreatStories