New on BritBox in the UK: What’s added in July 2020?

Lots of great new British television shows are coming to BritBox in June!

The digital video subscription service from the BBC and ITV offers viewers in the UK the very best in past, present and future British programming.

Featuring the biggest collection of British content available on any streaming service, Britbox is available for just £5.99 per month in HD via web, mobile, tablet and connected TVs.

Here are all of July’s upcoming new additions:

 

MotherFatherSon (available from 2nd July 2020)

An eight-part drama written by Tom Rob Smith and starring Richard Gere, Helen McCrory, Billy Howle, and Sarah Lancashire.

Max (Richard Gere) owns one of the world’s most influential media empires. Information is his trade: he holds dark secrets and uses his power ruthlessly. His son Caden (Billy Howle) is the youngest ever editor of Max’s prized newspaper, The National Reporter.

But Caden is crumbling under the pressure of his father’s expectations, numbing his pain with drugs and excess. When Caden suffers a massive stroke, he’s left like a helpless child, battling to rebuild his life.

 

BAFTA: Screenwriters’ Lectures (available from 2nd July 2020)

The Screenwriters’ Lecture Series exists to celebrate screenwriters’ authorial contribution to film and gives esteemed writers a platform to share highlights and insights from their careers with an audience of film-lovers and their peers.

July will feature the lectures from Richard Curtis (Blackadder, Vicar of Dibley), Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Belgravia) and Abi Morgan (The Hour), all of whom have written dramas available to stream in full on BritBox.

 

Made in Chelsea – Seasons 7-11 (available from 2nd July 2020)

The first six seasons of Made in Chelsea joined BritBox in June, and a further five seasons are available from early July.

 

Call the Midwife – Seasons 1-8 plus Christmas specials (available from 2nd July 2020)

Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.

Call the Midwife was created and written by Heidi Thomas and stars Jenny Agutter, Judy Parfitt, Stephen McGann, Helen George and Laura Main among the ensemble cast.

 

Love/Hate – Seasons 1-5 (available from 9th July 2020)

An iconic crime series which delves deep into the heart of darkness that is Dublin’s gangland underworld.

Starring Aidan Gillen, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Robert Sheehan and Ruth Negga.

 

Birdsong (available from 9th July 2020)

Eddie Redmayne and Clémence Poésy star as passionate lovers Stephen and Isabelle brought together by love and torn apart by the First World War, in this adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ epic love story.

 

Murder on the Home Front (available from 16th July 2020)

A 90-minute murder mystery loosely based on the memoirs of Molly Lefebure who was secretary to the Home Office Pathologist and pioneer of modern forensics, Keith Simpson during World War II.

Set during the London Blitz of 1940, the show sheds a different light on the everyday horrors of living in a city where death can visit at any moment. Starring Patrick Kennedy, Tamzin Merchant and Emerald Fennell.

 

Any Human Heart (available from 16th July 2020)

William Boyd’s best-selling novel has been adapted as a stunning mini-drama series with an all-star cast.

Starring Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen and Sam Claflin as Logan at different ages, it is a compelling portrait of one person’s journey through history and the 20th Century.

 

Mr. Selfridge – Seasons 1-4 (available from 23rd July 2020)

In 1909 London, an American retail tycoon arrives at the unfashionable end of Oxford Street to jettison fusty British tradition and open one of the finest department stores the world has ever seen.

Three-time Emmy® winner Jeremy Piven stars as Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant—and troubled—entrepreneur and showman seeking to provide London’s shoppers with the ultimate merchandise and the ultimate thrill. With Amanda Abbington and Katherine Kelly.

 

Burton & Taylor (available from 23rd July 2020)

Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West star as Hollywood’s most famously volatile couple.

Burton & Taylor follows their private and public relationship played out against their ill-fated appearance in a revival of Noel Coward’s Private Lives.

 

Gordon, Gino & Fred – Season 2 (available from 23rd July 2020)

This time Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix are off on an American adventure. After the fun-filled success of their European tour, Gordon is keen to show Gino and Fred the culinary delights of his adopted home from home.

For Gordon, the United States is at the forefront of cooking and produce; for him, it is the diversity of people and cultures that creates this unique melting pot. Gino and Fred remain to be convinced.

 

The Trouble with Maggie Cole (available from 30th July 2020)

Created and written by Mark Brotherhood and starring Dawn French, new comedy-drama The Trouble With Maggie Cole (previously known as Glass Houses) delves into what happens when idle gossip escalates out of control and starts to affect people’s lives.

Set in a picturesque fishing village, the series centres on Maggie Cole, the self-appointed oracle of this close-knit community. Maggie makes it her business to know a little bit about everyone’s lives. She certainly doesn’t pay attention to the cautionary adage that ‘those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones’.

 

Louis Theroux documentaries (available from 30th July 2020)

Over 40 episodes of Louis Theroux’s most captivating episodes including his Dark States series, Extreme Love series, When Louis Met series and Weird Weekends series.

 

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