Also making a strong showing was detective series Strike, which adapts JK Rowling’s two novels about detective Cormoran Strike, The Cuckoo’s Calling and Silkworm, with three episodes in the top 20 most popular programmes in September.
The service, which is available exclusively to HyppTV subscribers, will let viewers watch selected shows from BBC Worldwide’s global brands BBC First, BBC Brit, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies, as well as BBC World News.
The BBC’s 4K (Ultra HD) service is likely to launch on the broadcaster’s iPlayer service rather than any broadcast platform according to head of technology, Andy King.
As well as iPlayer, logging will become mandatory on BBC iPlayer Radio and many of the broadcaster’s mobile apps.
Already available online and on connected TV platforms such as Now TV and YouView, Live Restart lets viewers watch shows that have already begun from the beginning of the episode.
Users were previously allowed to watch content after its transmission without holding a licence, however legal changes introduced by the government as part of its recent funding deal with the BBC have seen this so-called “loophole” closed.
The film has been written by Shaun Pye, Mark Chappell and Alan Connor, the team behind A Young Doctor’s Notebook, and stars Luke Treadaway, Will Merrick, Kevin Bishop, Nichola Burley and James Bailey.