Some great new British television shows are coming to BritBox in October!
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 $7.99 per month, or $79.99 per year.
Here are all the upcoming new additions:
Robin of Sherwood (available from 1st October 2022)
This cult favorite sees a reimagining of the Robin Hood story. Robin of Loxley (Michael Praed, Dynasty) is chosen by the mystical Herne the Hunter to become his ‘son’ and champion the oppressed.
Gathering a band of comrades around him he fights a guerilla campaign against their Norman dictators, particularly the Sheriff of Nottingham and his deputy, Guy de Gisburne (Robert Addie, Red Dwarf).
Sherwood – Season 1 (available from 4th October 2022)
From award-winning writer James Graham (Quiz and Brexit: The Uncivil War) comes this captivating crime thriller, drawn from real-life events, featuring David Morrisey (The Walking Dead), Lesley Manville (World on Fire), Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Kevin Doyle (Happy Valley).
A complex political past means that the industrial villages around Sherwood Forest have often been divided communities. But when two local residents are killed, old wounds are reopened and the town is engulfed in tension and fear. Soon everyone is under suspicion, neighbors are turning on neighbors, and no one can be trusted – especially not the authorities. It’s down to local police chief Ian and London met police offer Kevin to solve the case and unravel the lies.
Can they put their own troubled history aside and help this fractured community heal? Drawn from real-life events, Sherwood is a shockingly relevant thriller about a burgeoning lack of trust in local police and national government – and the way that supposedly long-buried political tensions can resurface to devastating effect.
Toast of London – Seasons 1-3 (available from 13th October 2022)
Critically acclaimed, BAFTA and Rose D’Or winning contemporary comedy Toast Of London sees Matt Berry (What We Do In The Shadows) play Steven Toast, an eccentric actor with a checkered past who spends more time dealing with problems off stage than performing on it.
Steven Toast is a RADA trained actor living in the heart of Soho’s theatre land. Currently living with another middle-aged actor because his wife has thrown him out, Toast’s life is not going according to plan.
With the often-misguided assistance of his old-school ‘retro’ agent Jane Plough (Doon Mackichan, Plebs) and peculiar flatmate Ed Howzer-Black (Robert Bathurst, Downton Abbey), Toast faces a multitude of obstacles in his quest for fame and recognition. These include murderous director Acker Herron, arch-nemesis Ray Bloody’ Purchase, submarines, Bruce Forsyth lookalikes, obsessive hoarders, Freemasonry, and the real Michael Ball.
The Jonathan Ross Show 2022 (available from 13th October 2022)
The heavyweight of comedy chat, Jonathan Ross, gets up close and personal with A-list stars in this no-holds-barred talk show. For over two decades, Jonathan has been a giant of the television landscape, winning massive audiences for every show with his celebrity guests, live music and trademark humor.
From the light entertainment shows that made him a household name, to film reviews, comedy panel shows and hosting awards ceremonies, Jonathan Ross is showbiz. His charming style means he gets far more from his guests than any other interviewer, as stars spill their secrets. Must-watch TV has never been so much fun.
Karen Pirie – Season 1 (available from 25th October 2022)
Starring Lauren Lyle (Outlander) and adapted by Emer Kenny (Father Brown) from the celebrated crime writer Val McDermid’s best-selling series of novels, the drama centers on DS Karen Pirie (Lyle), a truly contemporary and brilliant young Scottish detective with a quick mouth and tenacious desire for the truth.
In this opening story, based on the first Karen Pirie novel A Distant Echo, newly promoted Karen is tasked with reopening a murder investigation that has been the subject of a controversial true crime podcast. When teenage barmaid Rosie Duff was found brutally murdered in a St. Andrew’s graveyard in 1996, suspicion fell on the three students who discovered her body. But with a lack of forensic evidence, no charges were brought and the investigation floundered.
Twenty-five years on, someone is willing to risk everything to keep the secrets surrounding the case hidden. DO the three men know more than they previously revealed? How flawed was the original investigation? And can Karen uncover the truth of what happened to Rosie that fateful night?
The Frankenstein Chronicles – Seasons 1-2 (available from 28th October 2022)
Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) stars as John Marlott, a police officer who makes the horrific discovery of a corpse made up of body parts from eight missing children.
The series follows the detective as he attempts to hunt down a serial killer, launching an investigation that opens up a sordid underworld. As the investigation wears on, Marlott becomes consumed with catching the killer at the expense of everything else.
The series also features Richie Campbell (Grace), Ryan Sampson (Plebs), Ed Stoppard (Upstairs Downstairs) and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown).
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