Some great new British television shows are coming to BritBox in May!
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:
Death in Paradise – Season 11 (available weekly from 3rd May 2022)
The sun-soaked, smash-hit whodunnit returns for more murder mysteries with a light touch and a warm heart.
DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little, The Cafe) has more crimes to solve on the blissful island of Saint Marie, while also dealing with the emotional complications of working at close quarters with DS Florence Cassell (Josephine Jobert).
Kate & Koji – Season 2 (available from 10th May 2022)
We return to the seaside café of the inimitable Kate Abbott (Brenda Blethyn, Vera, Secrets & Lies). Although, like many, Kate has been buffeted by the COVID pandemic, she remains as opinionated, defiant, cussed and impulsive as ever.
Her café is now in deep money trouble and she adopts various strategies across the season, including luring birdwatchers with falsified sightings of rare birds and informing her bank that she is dead. But the bills keep coming, usually delivered by a very frightened postman.
She still provides free food and drink to the asylum-seeking doctor, Koji (Okorie Chukwu), in return for which Koji gives free medical advice, if requested, to her customers. The friendship between Kate and Koji has blossomed and, although he is often subject to unpleasant experiences in the dead-end town of Seagate, he has come to regard Kate’s café as a safe space where he can unwind and try to forget his troubles.
The Responder – Season 1 (available from 24th May 2022)
This distinctive new drama, inspired by the real-life experiences of former police officer and writer Tony Schumacher, offers a rare glimpse into the heart of society’s dark and gritty underbelly. Night after night, Chris (Martin Freeman, Sherlock) drives a frontline response vehicle in his fragmented home town of Liverpool where he faces crime, violence and addiction on the streets.
All the while, he is battling personal demons that threaten to destabilize his work, his marriage and his mental health. When Chris is forced to take on new rookie partner Rachel (Adelayo Adedayo, The Capture), both soon discover that survival in this high-pressure, relentless, twilight world depends on them either helping or destroying each other.
The action plays out over one week of increasingly tense, life-changing night shifts. From the depths of helplessness and despair, with his own family slipping away from him, Chris clings to the idea of saving the life of a young addict trapped in a deadly dilemma. If he can save her, maybe he can save himself and rediscover what it means to be a police officer.
Still Open All Hours – Seasons 1-6 (available from 27th May 2022)
This warm-hearted sitcom updating Roy Clarke’s classic comedy Open All Hours is back with a full series and a mix of memorable new and returning characters.
Still Open All Hours sees David Jason reprising his role as shopkeeper Granville, who has inherited the small corner shop from his beloved but miserly Uncle Arkwright. Now running the business with his cheerful and good-looking son, Leroy – the result of a brief romantic encounter a couple of decades ago – Granville continues to serve the local community in his own inimitable fashion!
With a keen eye on making a profit, Granville comes up with all kinds of hair-brained schemes to encourage his customers to part with their money, but things rarely turn out as he expects. And while Leroy has no shortage of female attention, Granville’s pursuit of old flame Mavis is repeatedly thwarted by her fiercely protective sister, Madge – and by the constant hovering presence of the Black Widow, who also seems to have her eye on Granville.
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