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

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

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 August’s upcoming new additions:


Enid (available from 6th August 2020)

An illuminating and surprising drama telling the story of arguably the most popular children’s storyteller of all, Enid Blyton. It reveals how Blyton became the writer who would capture more youthful imaginations than anyone else, following her career from ambitions, driven and as yet unpublished young woman to household name and moral guardian. Starring Helena Bonham Carter and Matthew Macfadyen.


Have I Got News For You – Season 58 (available from 6th August 2020)

The most recent season of the long-running, topical news quiz with team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.


The Stand Up Sketch Show – Seasons 1 & 2 (available from 6th August 2020)

A variety comedy show packed with stand-up routines from some of the nation’s most loved comedians.


Trevor McDonald Collection (available from 6th August 2020)

A selection of acclaimed documentaries hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald including Babes in the Wood (2019), Britain’s Greatest National Treasures (2019), Invitation to a Royal Wedding (2018), Victoria’s Palace (2019) and Death Row (2018).


Made in Chelsea – Seasons 12-16 (available from 13th August 2020)

A further four seasons of the popular reality series.


Ghosts – Season 1 (available from 20th August 2020)

A comedy series about a young couple who inherit a grand country house, only to find it is both falling apart and teaming with the ghosts of former inhabitants. Starring Lolly Adefope, Jim Howick and Charlotte Richie.


The Prisoner (available from 20th August 2020)

All 17 episodes of the 1967 television drama created by and starring Patrick McGoohan.

A former British secret agent is abducted and held captive in a strange coastal village while those who captured him try to discover the truth of why he suddenly resigned from his position.


Sapphire & Steel – Seasons 1-6 (available from 20th August 2020)

The complete collection featuring all six seasons and 34 episodes from the 1980s sci-fi series starring Joanna Lumley and David McCallum as Sapphire and Steel, the mysterious agents charged with protecting the universe from the malevolent forces of time with their uncanny powers. Created by P.J. Hammond.


Space 1999 (available from 20th August 2020)

Every episode of Gerry Anderson’s popular 1970s science fiction series. Commander Koenig (Martin Landau) and the crew of Moonbase Alpha face various alien threats as they attempt to return to Earth.


Thunderbirds (available from 20th August 2020)

The initial ten episode collection is being expanded and will now feature all 32 episodes of Gerry Anderson’s cult Supermarionation series from the 1960s.


Thunderbirds: 1965 (available from 20th August 2020)

Made available to the public at large for the very first time; Thunderbirds 1965 consists of three brand new episodes of Thunderbirds that were created to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary in 2015, using all the classic techniques.

The episodes were based on three original 1960s voice recordings, and sets, puppets, and models matching the originals were created by hand to bring the episodes to life. The series premiered at the BFI in August 2016.


Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons (available from 20th August 2020)

All 32 episodes of Gerry Anderson’s cult 1960s Supermarionation series chronicling Captain Scarlet’s battle to save Earth from a Mysteron invasion.


UFO (available from 20th August 2020)

All 26 episodes of the British sci-fi series set in 1980 as Earth is being invaded by aliens fleeing their dying planet and seeking human organs to extend their lifespan.

Specialist task force SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation), headed by Commander Edward Straker (Ed Bishop), must defend Earth against these mysterious hostile creatures while containing knowledge of them to avoid widespread panic.


Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (available from 20th August 2020)

The complete episodes of Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) from 1969 starring Mike Pratt as Jeff Randall, Kenneth Cope as his ghostly partner Marty Hopkirk and Annette Andre as Marty’s widow Jean.


The Masked Singer (available from 27th August 2020)

Part guessing game and part singing show, this spectacular series sees 12 famous faces compete to pull off the best performance, with their identity elaborately and imaginatively concealed, thanks to an expert team of talented costume designers.


Quacks (available from 27th August 2020)

A sitcom following the progress of four young medical pioneers in the daring and wild days of Victorian medicine. Starring Rory Kinnear, Mathew Baynton, Tom Basden, Lydia Leonard and Rupert Everett.


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