Lots of great new British television shows are coming to BritBox in April!
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:
Father Brown – Seasons 1-6 (available from 1st April 2020)
Set in the early 1950’s, the series centers around the local Catholic priest at St. Mary’s, who often finds himself solving some of the biggest crimes in the quaint English village of Kembleford.
Assisted in his efforts by a motley, and not always godly, squad of allies, he is thrust further into his role thanks to an inept local detective. Father Brown is a fun, compelling light-hearted period procedural that has certainly earned its stripes with audiences around the world.
The Mallorca Files – Season 1 (available from 1st April 2020)
Set amongst the vibrant international community of the eponymous Spanish island, The Mallorca Files centers around Detective Miranda Blake played by Elen Rhys (Broadchurch, Silent Witness) – an introvert who is used to living by the rules – and Julian Looman as her German counterpart, Max Winter, whose approach to policing is based on gut-instinct and little regard for protocol.
Their dynamic – sometimes in sync, but mostly not – sets the playful tone of the series.
Pointless – Season 23 (available weekly)
Joining BritBox’s NOW feature is the only game show where contestants with the fewest points are the winners! It’s like Family Feud but competitors are tasked with finding the lesser-known or pointless answers. The more obvious an answer the more points added to a team’s total.
Four teams of two compete to survive elimination by avoiding the highest score in that round. Last team standing has a chance to win the Pointless Jackpot.
Antiques Roadshow – Season 39 (available from 1st April 2020)
The exploration of the nation’s hidden treasures continues with more visits to Britain’s most sumptuous and unusual locations. Experts invite the public to bring their antiques for examination aboard Britain’s historic and much-loved steam train, The Flying Scotsman.
This season uncovers a diamond bracelet once worn by Hollywood star Rita Hayworth and a stately home heralds four shiny buttons which produce the fastest profit seen for many years.
Easter From King’s 2020 (available from 12th April 2020)
BritBox’s NOW feature brings Easter from King’s, the annual British tradition in which the world-renowned choir from King’s College performs a special Easter concert broadcast live from the historic and breathtaking campus chapel.
Scarborough (available from 14th April 2020)
From Derren Litten, creator of the smash-hit Benidorm, Scarborough residents Karen and Mike find themselves reunited after five years apart. Now in their late 30s – not “old”, despite what their youthful realtor tells them – it’s time to make a proper go of it.
The only trouble is, life in Scarborough is never quiet (sometimes literally when karaoke is on). From an unexpected death at Karen’s job to Mike’s feud with the local ice cream mogul, can this pair survive what Scarborough has in store for them?
Northern Cops – Season 1 (available from 21st April 2020)
Meet the emergency response officers, detectives and command centers of the Northumbria Police force fighting to keep their community safe. This is a world where warmth, humor and poignant moments meet action, drama and tragedy.
Where accidental shoplifting and drunk and disorderly behavior sit alongside robberies and manhunts. Returning characters reveal the compelling stories of the people fighting crime, and those who become victims of it. These individual stories also reflect modern crime-fighting and social issues facing the whole of the UK. Adrenaline-filled chases. Emotional interactions. Beautiful scenery. This is a real- life true crime police series.
Waiting for God – Seasons 1-3 (available from 24th April 2020)
Tom Ballard played by Graham Crowden (Foyle’s War, Waking the Dead) is a retired accountant with a taste for fantasy. Diana Trent played by Stephanie Cole (Inside No.9, Coronation Street) is a no-nonsense, sharp-tongued ex-journalist.
Two elderly eccentrics refuse to grow old gracefully, and strike up an uneasy alliance that leads to many adventures at the Bayview retirement village.
Question Time 2020 (available weekly from 28th April 2020)
BritBox’s NOW feature brings a brand new season of the 40-year-old BBC current affairs program presented by Fiona Bruce.
The show continues to give the general public from around the world a voice and a chance to have their questions answered by the panelists, who are usually made up of political figures, journalists, comedians, celebrities and trade union leaders.
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