New on BritBox in the US: What’s added in December 2020?

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

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.

Amazon Prime members can also watch BritBox as an Amazon Channel and you can sign up for a free trial here!

Here are all the upcoming new additions:


North & South (available from 1st December 2020)

A powerful 2004 adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s feisty and passionate love story starring Richard Armitage (The Hobbit, MI-5) and Daniela Denby-Ashe (Mum, Waterloo Road) set in the changing world of Victorian industrial society.

Margaret Hale is one of literature’s most original heroines: a southerner from a country vicarage newly settled in the industrial northern town of Milton. In the shock of her move, she misjudges charismatic cotton mill-owner John Thornton, whose strength of purpose and passion are a match for her own pride and willfulness.


The Body Farm (available from 3rd December 2020)

A spin-off from Waking the Dead, this procedural crime series follows a team of forensic scientists who have traded in the world of academia for the brutal world of criminal forensics.

Following budget cuts, the team, led by Eve Lockhart (Tara Fitzgerald, Jane Eyre, Game of Thrones) partners up with a London Cold Case unit to perform research into the many ways murder can be committed and concealed. Though Eve has had experience in the field, Rosa (Wunmi Mosaku, Vera, Luther), Mike (Mark Bazeley, The Queen, Broadchurch) and Oggy (Finlay Robertson, How Not to Live Your Life) find themselves unexpectedly thrust into the new world of murder detection.


Sense and Sensibility (available from 7th December 2020)

From acclaimed writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House) comes this enchanting 2008 adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel about love and marriage.

Marianne Dashwood (Charity Wakefield, Casualty 1900s) wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby (Dominic Cooper, Mamma Mia!), ignoring her sister Elinor’s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo.

With a star-studded cast including Mark Williams (Harry Potter, Father Brown) and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, The League of Gentlemen), watch this beloved story as you’ve never seen it before.


Lennon’s Last Weekend (available from 8th December 2020)

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the British icon’s tragic passing, this documentary reveals the last in person interview with John Lennon.

Featuring footage from this BBC Radio interview with broadcaster Andy Peebles, Lennon spoke about everything from producing his solo albums to The Beatles break-up. In this exclusive documentary, Peebles travels to New York to relive the story and re-visit some of the iconic locations that illuminate the details of the last two days of Lennon’s life.


Celebrity Mastermind – Season 15 (available daily in December 2020)

Hosted by John Humphrys, celebrities take on the legendary quiz that sets the toughest questions on television. Each episode features four famous guests competing against one another in tests of general knowledge in a ‘specialist subject’ category of their choice.


The Lights Before Christmas: Radiance by Rail (available from 22nd December 2020)

With the sights of a classic English landscape in the chill of winter, this BritBox original special takes viewers on an illuminated journey filled with unforgettable views, Christmas lights and festive cheer.

Beginning at the Victorian-built Hampton Loade Railway station, climb aboard JK Rowling’s original choice for the Hogwarts Express, an eight-carriage 1940’s vintage train shimmering with twinkling lights. With illuminated displays at passing stations, a magical snowfall and views of the timeless landscape of Shropshire in the heart of rural England, The Lights Before Christmas: Radiance by Rail is sure to get anyone in the holiday spirit.


Carols from King’s 2020 (available from 24th December 2020)

An annual worldwide broadcasting phenomenon that takes place at the medieval chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, Carols from King’s is a beloved British celebration of Christmas.

Every year, the King’s College Chapel Choir performs a carol service that always opens with ‘Once in Royal David’s City” and followed later on by a new, specially commissioned carol for each year. Please note, details regarding the impact of the national situation on this program will be provided as information becomes available.


Queen’s Christmas Message 2020 (available from 25th December 2020)

Every year on Christmas Day, Queen Elizabeth addresses the public in a broadcast in which she shares a chronicle of the year’s major events and personal milestones.


The Vicar of Dibley – Christmas Specials (available from 25th December 2020)

Known as one of the most successful British programmes, BritBox is expanding the current collection of The Vicar of Dibley to include a collection of Christmas specials. Set in Dibley, a small fictional Oxfordshire village, the first special marks Geraldine’s (Dawn French, Harry Potter) 10th Christmas at Dibley. To celebrate this anniversary they hold a competition to see who can write the best Christmas Carol.


Mrs. Brown’s Boys Christmas Special 2020 (available from 25th December 2020)

Celebrate the holiday season with the loudest, proudest mother in Ireland, who likes nothing more than meddling in the affairs of her friends and family.

Mrs. Brown (Brendan O’Carroll) and her boys are ready to celebrate with their annual Christmas special, which is often the most-watched British television event of the season.


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