Some great new British television shows are coming to BritBox in July!
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:
Year of the Rabbit – Season 1 (available from 1st July 2022)
The series follows Detective Inspector Rabbit (Matt Berry, What we do in the Shadows), a hardened booze-hound who’s seen it all, and his new, hapless, by-the-books partner (Freddie Fox, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword).
While they’re investigating a local murder, the lewd but insightful adoptive daughter (Susan Wokoma, Crazyhead) of the chief of police joins them, becoming the country’s first female officer. Together, the trio must fight crime while rubbing shoulders with street gangs, crooked politicians, Bulgarian princes, spiritualists, music hall stars and the Elephant Man.
Year of the Rabbit is directed by BAFTA-nominated Ben Taylor (Catastrophe) and written by Emmy and WGA Award-winners Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil (Veep), with additional material from Matt Berry. Keeley Hawes (The Durrells) is also featured in the series.
Murder in Suburbia – Seasons 1-2 (available from 5th July 2022)
Starring Caroline Catz (Doc Martin, DCI Banks), Lisa Faulkner (Spooks, EastEnders) and Jeremy Sheffield (Holby City), this light-hearted crime drama centers on an exceptional investigative duo with a knack for uncovering the truth.
The meticulous, analytical and often stubborn DI Kate Ashurst (Catz) pairs up with the instinctive, chaotic and street-smart DS Emma Scribbins (Faulkner) to create a sassy crime-busting partnership. Assigned to the murder squad, led by DCI Jeremy Sullivan (Sheffield), together they investigate the dark urges behind the placid façade of suburban Middleford.
The series features guest appearances from Edward Woodward (The Equalizer), Olivia Colman (The Crown), Lynda Bellingham (Doctor Who), Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey) and Ralph Ineson (The Green Knight).
Murder Case – Seasons 1-2 (available from 8th July 2022)
With unparalleled and intimate access to Glasgow based Major Investigations Team (MITs), this series goes behind the scenes of complex murder and large-scale criminal investigations in Scotland. The series shines a light on the vital work of the MITs and their dogmatic pursuit of justice.
It reveals an extraordinary group of detectives as they embark on manhunts, forensically examine evidence and deliver painful news to victims’ families. From the crime scene through to the arrest, interviewing and charging of a suspect, Murder Case gives a compelling account of detectives working together to unravel the most appalling crimes in dramatic real time.
Silent Witness – Season 25 (available from 12th July 2022)
Britain’s longest-running crime drama returns with an explosive 25th anniversary series. Seventeen years after leaving the Lyell, Sam Ryan (Amanda Burton, Anne Boleyn) returns pleading for help. The shooting of the Health Secretary pulls the Lyell into a world of duplicity, intrigue and betrayal.
Soon Nikki (Emilia Fox, In the Footsteps of Killers) starts to suspect that Sam knows more than she’s letting on. When the credibility of DNA – the bedrock of forensic science – is challenged, everything the Lyell holds dear comes under threat. Uncertain of who to trust, the team’s investigation draws them into perilous confrontations as they fight to uncover the truth and protect everything they love.
The Vice – Seasons 1-5 (available from 15th July 2022)
Ken Scott (The Hobbit, Crime) stars as DI Pat Chappel in The Vice, a hard-hitting drama set in the vice unit of the Metropolitan Police, based in the heart of London’s West End.
Prostitution, pornography and murder are all part of the workload for the vice team as they investigate the capital’s darker secrets. The series portrays a city of extraordinary social contrasts, moving swiftly from the back streets of King’s Cross to the bars of Park Lane hotels.
Agatha Christie’s Poirot – Seasons 7-8 (available from 19th July 2022)
BAFTA Nominee David Suchet (Press, Doctor Who) shines in his signature role as Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective Hercule Poirot – the super sleuth who, with an expertly twirled mustache and a theatrical flair, solves murders with penetrating perception and no small amount of self-regard.
Eleventh Hour – Season 1 (available from 26th July 2022)
Patrick Stewart (Star Trek) stars as science professor Ian Hood, who works for the Home Office as a consultant on special dangerous cases that involve deadly viruses cloning experiments and other disasters caused by modern science.
His remit is to seek out or respond to any human crisis arising out of a current scientific endeavor. His Special Branch bodyguard, Rachel Young (Ashley Jensen, Extras), accompanies Hood everywhere and takes care of all his executive needs with quiet, military efficiency. She was appointed early on when Hood received a death threat in the midst of a job, and now she works around the clock to protect him from his many adversaries.
A Mother’s Son (available from 29th July 2022)
This gripping drama depicts a dilemma no parent wants to face. When a teenage girl is murdered, Rosie (Hermione Norris, Spooks), a divorced mother of two, suspects with horror that her teenage son, Jamie (Alexander Arnold, Yesterday) is involved. Rosie’s suspicions begin to tear their new family apart, particularly when she confides in Jamie’s dad – ex-husband David (Paul McGann, Holby City).
David is forced to give Jamie an alibi, but when Jamie’s step-dad finds evidence against him, the new family appears split beyond repair. Jamie’s desperate parents have to make a decision; their son’s fate is in their hands. Will they go to the police or decide that blood is thicker than water? How far will they go to protect their son?
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