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BBC First premiers new world-class content in October

BBC First – channel 119 on DSTV – has an exciting lineup for this year, including two world-class premieres in October.

dublin murders on BBC First

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What sets BBC First – Channel 119 on DSTV – apart from other streaming services, is that they offer writers more creative freedom coupled with the promise that new additions will heavily promoted, as opposed to being hidden in algorithmically-driven home pages.

Here’s what’s coming to BBC First in October.

Peaky Blinders – Season 5

Peaky Blinders returns for a fifth season. After season four ended with the Shelby clan face off against American mob boss Luca Changretta, the notorious Birmingham gang are back once again to face off anyone who tries to threaten their supreme reign.

Season five of Steven Knight’s crime family saga finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere.

Tommy now a Member of Parliament (MP) is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, and he realises that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.

Release date: 23 October on BBC First, DSTV Channel 119 at 20:00

IMDb score: 8.8

Peaky Blinders cast

  • Cillian Murphy as Thomas ‘Tommy’ Shelby
  • Helen McCory as Elizabeht ‘Polly’ Gray
  • Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby Jr.
  • Annabelle Wallis as Grace Burgess
  • Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne
  • Ned Goldberg as Charlie Strong
  • Benhamin Zephaniah as Jeremiah ‘Jimmy’ Jesus
  • Finn Cole as Michael Gray
  • Tom Hardy as Alfie Solomons
  • Natasha O’Keeffe as Lizzie Starks

The Dublin Murders


Starring Killian Scott and Sarah Greene, this new psychological crime thriller is drawn from Tana French’s internationally bestselling Dublin Murder Squad novels.

Set during the height of the Celtic Tiger financial boom of the millennium, The Dublin Murders will focus on two murder investigations led by ambitious and charismatic Detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox.

The victims – a young talented ballerina who is found dead on an ancient stone altar; and a vivacious free-spirited woman, who is found stabbed in a roofless famine cottage – are seemingly unrelated.

However, as we will discover, they are actually knitted together by powerful shared themes: the macabre ‘red in tooth and claw’ elements of both stories, and their heart-thumping psychological thriller qualities.

Release date: 27 October on BBC First, DSTV Channel 119 at 21:00

IMDb score: TBA

The Dublin Murders cast

  • Killian Scott as Rob Reilly
  • Sarah Greene as Cassie Maddox
  • Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Frank Mackey
  • Moe Dunford as Sam O’Neill
  • Sam Keeley as Daniel March
  • Antonio Aakeel as Raphael “Rafe” Hyland
  • Charlie Kelly as Justin Mannering
  • Vanessa Emme as Abigail “Abby” Stone
  • Leah McNamara as Rosalind Devlin
  • Ian Kenny as Phelan
  • Eugene O’Hare as Quigley
  • Jonny Holden as Damien Donnelly
  • Conleth Hill as O’Kelly
  • Peter McDonald as Jonathan Devlin
  • Kathy Monahan as Margaret Devlin
  • Ericka Roe as Alannah Shorey