Lots of great new British television shows are coming to BritBox!
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 November’s upcoming new additions:
New movies from Film4 (available from 1st November 2020)
A further ten Film4 titles join the service including A Room With A View (1985), Alive & Kicking (1996), Brassed Off (1996), Close My Eyes (1991), Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), Monsoon Wedding (2001), Remembrance (1982), The Raggedy Rawney (1988), Velvet Goldmine (1998) and Vroom (1988).
Captain Tom’s War (available from 5th November 2020)
A week after his 100th birthday celebrations, NHS fundraiser extraordinaire and national treasure Captain Tom Moore marks another upcoming milestone in this documentary; 75 years since VJ Day and the end of the Second World War.
Joe Madison’s War (available from 5th November 2020)
Set in Newcastle in 1939 Joe Maddison’s War features shipyard worker Joe (Kevin Whately) who feels emasculated and past his prime; he is too old to serve in the war and is shocked when his wife leaves him for a younger naval officer.
Needing a new challenge Joe and his friend Harry (Robson Green) reluctantly volunteer to join the Home Guard; a decision which leads to a journey of self discovery. Starring Kevin Whately, Robson Green and Derek Jacobi.
First Tuesday Series (available from 5th November 2020)
Hand-picked documentaries from ITV’s groundbreaking and acclaimed series (1983-1993) which was broadcast on the first Tuesday of each month.
Notable programmes include Windscale: The Nuclear Laundry (investigating high radiation levels near the largest nuclear plant in the world), Afghantsi (covering the Soviet army’s withdrawal from Afghanistan), Four Hours in My Lai (investigating a massacre in a small village in Vietnam), Katie and Eilish (the story of conjoined twins before and after their separation) and many more.
World on Fire – Season 1 (available from 10th November 2020)
A heart-stopping, multi-stranded drama telling the story of World War Two through the lives of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict. Starring Helen Hunt and Lesley Manville.
Celebrating Coronation’s Street 60th Anniversary (available from 19th November 2020)
A selection of dramas and episodes celebrating Britain’s favourite and longest-running soap including The Road to Coronation Street (a drama documenting the journey of Coronation Street from conception to its first transmission in December 1960), Against The Odds: The Pat Phoenix Story (a drama following Pat Phoenix’s ill-fated affair with fellow actor Tony Booth in the 1950s) and Coronation Street: 60 Years in 60 Episodes (60 handpicked episodes which showcase the very best Corrie moments).
War of the Worlds (available from 20th November 2020)
Three-part adaptation of HG Wells’s classic tale of a martian invasion of Earth, starring Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall, Robert Carlyle, Rupert Graves and Harry Melling.
Rising Damp – Seasons 1-4 (available from 26th November 2020)
All four series of the hugely popular 70s sitcom in which lecherous but lovable landlord, Rupert Rigsby (Leonard Rossiter), comes together with an eclectic group of lodgers. Starring Leonard Rossiter, Don Warrington, Frances de la Tour and Richard Beckinsale.
Channel 5 documentaries (available from 26th November 2020)
An additional selection of documentaries from Channel 5 will be joining the service including Anne: The Daughter Who Should Be Queen, By Royal Appointment: Shops Serving The Queen, Charles and Camilla: King and Queen in Waiting, Inside Cadbury: The Real Chocolate Factory, The Clues That Caught The Killer: Fred & Rose West, The Eastenders Murder: True Crime, Real Tragedy and Grenfell Tower: Minute by Minute.
Centre Stage Collection (available from 26th November 2020)
Additional filmed productions will be added to BritBox’s celebration of British performing arts including ITV’s adaptation of Twelfth Night (1970) starring Alec Guiness, Ralph Richardson and Tommy Steele, the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of Merchant of Venice (1974) starring Laurence Olivier, and Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia (2016); a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich, vibrant culture of Mexico.
The Sister (available from 28th November 2020)
Written by Luther’s Neil Cross, The Sister is a chilling story of love and psychological horror, as a man desperately tries to escape his dark past. Starring Russell Tovey.
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