Lots of great new British television shows are coming to BritBox in December!
The subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV offers viewers in the US and Canada the biggest collection of streaming British television.
Featuring the latest hits from the UK and much-loved telly classics from the past, Britbox is available for just $6.99 per month.
Here are all the upcoming new additions:
Midsomer Murders – Season 21 (available from 1st December 2019)
The UK’s leading drama export is back with a new array of whodunits set in the bizarre worlds of the seemingly idyllic county of Midsomer. In Season 21, DCI John Barnaby played by Neil Dudgeon (Silent Witness) and his team return to explore the world of robotics and sashays through the competitive world of ballroom dance. The otherwise peaceful place can prove a surprisingly lethal place to call home.
Midsomer Murders documentary (available from 1st December 2019)
Also premiering on BritBox, audiences can enjoy a look back at 20 years of the critically acclaimed crime series.
Would I Lie To You? – Season 13 (available from 6th December 2019)
A hilarious comedy panel show hosted by Rob Brydon (The Trip, Gavin & Stacey) along with team captains David Mitchell (Peep Show, Upstart Crow) and Lee Mack, presents unbelievable truths and believable lies, with celebrity guests having to bluff about their deepest secrets. All the teams have to do is hoodwink each other into believing that what’s fake is true and what’s true is not.
The 2019 Royal Variety Performance (available from 10th December 2019)
Since its inception in 1912, The Royal Variety Performance has been attended by members of the Royal Family every year. The 2-hour performance consists of family entertainment that includes comedy, music, dance, magic and other specialty acts.
This year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were guests for the extraordinary performances by Robbie Williams, Harry Connick Jr., Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, along with Luke Evans, and comedy act Flo and Joan, as well as classical cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason (performed at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding).
The evening was hosted by the UK’s best loved comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranhanathan. This televised variety show is held annually in London to raise money for the Royal Variety Charity has been watched by over 150 million viewers worldwide, making it the most successful and longest-running entertainment show in the world.
The Sweeney – Seasons 1-4 (available from 13th December 2019)
Newly re-mastered and never-before-streamed, the original action-packed drama series that The Independent rated as the #2 greatest TV cop series of all time! “The Sweeney gave us the most arresting coppers,” states The Telegraph. This series follows the activities of the Flying Squad – the elite crime investigation unit of London’s Police Force infiltrating the underworld in the fight against organized crime.
The Lights Before Christmas: Estates Aglow (available from 22nd December 2019)
This original series features some of the trails that decorate the most stately homes across the UK including Blenheim Palace, Waddesdon Manor, and Longleat House. From Queen Victoria’s Christmas tree to the Studley Royal Water Garden the best of these festive illuminations are highlighted.
Carols From Kings (available from 24th December 2019)
A BritBox holiday tradition, the celebration of Christmas from the world renowned carols service featuring the boys choir from The Chapel of King’s College Cambridge. This year will feature the story of the Nativity is told in the familiar words of the King James Bible.
Gavin and Stacey – Seasons 1-3 (available from 25th December 2019)
A BAFTA Audience award program of the year written by renowned comedian and talk-show host James Corden and award-winning writer Ruth Jones, Gavin & Stacey centers on Gavin, an ordinary boy from England and Stacey, an ordinary girl from Wales.
They speak every day on the phone at work, and yet they’ve never met… until now. But when Gavin and Stacey finally meet and their ordinary worlds come together, we see, through their families, friends and differences, that there’s no such thing as ‘ordinary’ after all.
Winner of four British Comedy Awards and Broadcast Award for Best Multichannel program, the beloved sitcom stars Mathew Horned, Joanna Page, Ruth Jones, and Alison Steadman with BAFTA-winning performances from James Corden and Rob Brydon.
Gavin and Stacey – Christmas special (available from 25th December 2019)
It’s been ten years since we last went to Billericay to spend Christmas with the Shipmans and the Wests. This year we’re off to Wales for the festivities, where Bryn’s cooking dinner for over thirteen people. Understandably he’s tense.
Pam would secretly prefer to spend Christmas in Essex as she finds Gwen’s house a bit lacking. But the deal has always been that they alternate every year, and this time it’s the turn of the Wests to host Christmas with everyone under one small roof.
For Gavin and Stacey, parenthood continues to present them with several challenges, their ‘baby’ now being ten. Smithy, too, continues to commit to his fatherly role, making the journey to Barry at weekends and every second Wednesday to see twelve year old Neil the Baby. Nessa on the other hand adopts her own brand of Nessa-style mothering whilst Pam, Mick and Gwen have become the epitome of doting grandparents. On Christmas Eve, Dawn makes a shocking discovery about Pete that jeopardizes their marriage (again) and a visit to the pub that night is an eye opener in more ways than one.
Sit back and enjoy a welcome return to the award-winning world of Gavin and Stacey and top off your Christmas Day with a big festive watch from these well-loved characters. This relatable yet exciting and completely endearing story was just one of the many series that made James Corden an international star.
The Queen’s Christmas Message (available from 25th December 2019)
Each Christmas, it’s the tradition of UK TV watchers to tune in to the Queen’s Speech and the holiday specials of their favorite soaps. BritBox is extending that tradition to its subscribers in the US.
Mrs. Brown’s Boys Christmas (available from 25th December 2019)
Festive editions of the comedy starring Brendan O’Carrol as a boisterous Irish matriarch whose favorite pastime is meddling in the lives of her six children.
QI – Christmas 2019 special (available late December 2019)
Sandi Toksvig hosts the QI Christmas special, with Jason Manford, Romesh Ranganathan, Holly Walsh and Alan Davies. Learn the best way to wrap an awkwardly shaped present and how to get wine stains out of the carpet.
Mock the Week – Christmas Special (available late December 2019)
From the producers of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the panel show combines the best elements of a panel show with stand-up, as two teams of comedians take a satirical swipe at the news and world events. This laugh-out-loud series is hosted by comedian Dara Ó Briain.
Would I Lie To You? At Christmas 2019 (available late December 2019)
Lily Allen, Noddy Holder, and David Mitchell attempt to outbluff James Acaster, Sian Gibson, and Lee Mack with Christmas-themed truth and lies in the panel show hosted by Rob Brydon.
Celebrity Mastermind (available late December 2019)
The celebrity version of Britain’s ultimate intellectual challenge. Hosted by John Humphrys, each episode pits four famous faces against one another in tests of general knowledge, while letting them pick their own ‘specialist subject’, from Disney movie characters to different types of spiders, you name it.
Corrie at Christmas (available late December 2019)
This year Coronation Street is looking back at nearly 60 years of drama with an hour-long special. Included are intimate interviews with the cast members from past and present, this special has a Christmas punch that can’t be missed – there is no shortage of family drama during the holidays.
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