Premium drama channel BBC First has announced Cunard as its new channel sponsor with premiere dates revealed for returning series Tin Star Series 2 starring Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Genevieve O’Reilly (Glitch) and Victoria Series 3 starring Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who).
Cunard will become the channel sponsor for BBC First from Sunday, February 3. The sponsorship comes as BBC First continues to grow its audiences across the key ad sales demo of People 25-54, with live audiences up 46% across the day and 27% across primetime over the month of December *.
The deal includes sponsorship of a string of highly anticipated returning dramas: Tin Star Series 2, Victoria Series 3, Death in Paradise Series 8 and Shetland Series 4.
Tin Star Series 2 begins Tuesday, February 19 at 8.30pm. This new series picks up where we left our unlikely hero, cut off in the remote Rockies wilderness with his grieving and shell-shocked family struggling to come to terms with their ordeal. Seeking refuge from her parents, Anna is taken in by the God-fearing Nickel family, members of the Ammonites - a strict religious community. However, the peaceful prairie family are harbouring secrets of their own and it's not long before Anna is forced to seek her father's help, as an altogether more hellish threat emerges.
Beginning Thursday, March 14 at 8.30pm the third series of the lavish drama Victoria starts in 1848 and depicts a turbulent and uncertain time for both Europe and the monarchy. With revolutions on the continent and the Chartist movement reaching its peak in London, Victoria is under pressure from the government to leave London for her own safety.
The eighth series of the much loved Death in Paradise continues to air on Fridays at 8.30pm and stars Ardal O’Hanlon as Detective Jack Mooney who is back to solve some fiendishly clever murders on the tropical island of Saint Marie.