Lots of great new British television shows are coming to BritBox in February!
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:
Cranford (available from 1st February 2020)
Starring Dame Judi Dench in her Golden Globe nominated role, this series follows the ladies of Cranford in the 1840s. They adore good gossip, and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town. Also stars Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake, A Confession).
Prime Suspect (available from 1st February 2020)
Dame Helen Mirren stars in this series which follows a female police detective as she investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
Evil Under the Sun (available from 1st February 2020)
Dame Maggie Smith stars in this Agatha Christie classic. To investigate the theft of a valuable diamond, Hercule Poirot travels to an exclusive island resort in the Adriatic. But when a famous actress on holiday is murdered, every guest becomes a suspect.
Alfresco (available from 1st February 2020)
Along with an all-star cast of comedians, Dame Emma Thompson stars in this boundary-pushing sketch show. From the surreal and dark to the absurd, this series set off the post-Python epoch of British comedy and launched the careers of several legends.
Mo (available from 1st February 2020)
Dame Julie Walters stars in this BAFTA-winning political drama as Mo Mowlam, the controversial but popular UK Secretary of State of Northern Ireland who battles split factions and illness.
Mirror Crack’d (available from 1st February 2020)
This classic Agatha Christie installment features Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and Tony Curtis, with Dame Angela Lansbury as the dogged sleuth Miss Marple. A washed-up actress is on a film set in a small British town. She’s there trying to make a comeback but is haunted by a mysterious incident from her past. Unfortunately for her mental state, a collection of murders jar the quiet village. Miss Marple arrives on the scene with her nephew Inspector Craddock to investigate.
Winterwatch 2020 (available from 1st February 2020)
Experience the wonder and spectacle of true nature from the comfort of your own home as Winterwatch returns from the wildest environment of the UK – the Cairngorms National Park. Freezing temperatures and snow laden landscape sets the backdrop as each species prove what it takes to survive in inclement climates. Presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, and Gillian Burke host this dramatic and very, very cold wildlife extravaganza.
Q.I. – Season J (available from 4th February 2020)
“J” is the letter for this knockout season of Q.I., one of the UK’s most popular panel shows. Comedian Stephen Fry hosts this hilarious season as panelists are rewarded for not only having the right answer but also those that are “quite interesting.”
Mrs. Brown (available from 7th February 2020)
Following the death of Prince Albert, the mourning Queen Victoria withdraws from public life, only later to be drawn out of her shell by the prince’s former servant, a brash Scot called John Brown. Loyalty and friendship intertwine in the unconventional relationship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and John Brown (Billy Connolly), which caused a palace scandal that threatened to weaken the monarchy. Dame Judi Dench stars in her Academy Award nominated role as Queen Victoria, alongside Billy Connolly (The Boondock Saints) and Geoffrey Palmer (Tomorrow Never Dies).
Our Girl (available from 10th February 2020)
Follow the extraordinary and heroic missions of a female medic in the British Army, set during Britain’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. Starring Michelle Keegan (Coronation Street), Ben Aldridge (Fleabag), and Simon Lennon in this emotional military drama, tight-knit friendships are formed, and personal demons are confronted as the soldiers in a two section fight for survival in challenging obstacles and assignments across the globe.
Small Island (available from 10th February 2020)
Naomie Harris (Skyfall, Moonlight) stars in this mini-series that follows a gentle Jamaican woman who is reunited with her husband in post-World War II London. Racism and homesickness abounds as she adjusts to her new life. Harris co-stars with Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), David Oyelowo (Selma), and Ruth Wilson (Luther).
The Village (available from 10th February 2020)
The Village is a BAFTA nominated historical drama written by Peter Moffat (The Night Of) set in the rolling hills of the beautiful Peak District in England’s Derbyshire, through which we see the story of twentieth century play out. Historical events, change, progress and shifts in national identity are all refracted through the story. Starring John Simm (Doctor Who).
Dunkirk (available from 10th February 2020)
A young Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Timothy Dalton (License to Kill) star in this docudrama about the near-miraculous evacuation of some 400,000 British and French troops from Dunkirk in May 1940.
My Boy Jack (available from 10th February 2020)
An all-star cast powerfully portrays this biographical drama based on the true story of Jack Kipling (Daniel Radcliffe), son of acclaimed British author Rudyard Kipling (David Haig). After being repeatedly refused admittance into military service, Jack is determined to become a soldier with help from his dad, who uses his influence to make his son’s dreams come true. Yet after his unit suffers an attack, Jack is reported missing, and it will take unstoppable faith and determination by his parents to uncover the truth. This moving and intense family drama about duty and sacrifice co-stars Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City), and Carey Mulligan (An Education, Shame).
Mother’s Day (available from 10th February 2020)
On March 20, 1991, a terrorist attack in North-West England has created revulsion on both sides of the Irish Sea. At the center of it are two mothers – one English, one Irish. Wendy Parry’s (Anna Maxwell Martin, Line of Duty) beloved 13-year-old son Tim has been taken away from her. Sue McHugh (Vicky McClure, Broadchurch), a Dublin woman, is so outraged by the killing that she resolves to bring thousands of her fellow citizens out onto the streets in protest. This was the moment when ordinary people rose up against the violence wrought by Ireland’s warring factions – a defining moment in the Northern Ireland peace process.
Sharpe (available from 10th February 2020)
Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) is the maverick British Officer Richard Sharpe, fighting against Napoleon in 19th-century Spain. Action and romance follow Sharpe as he and his war-hardened riflemen risk their lives. This classic television series is chock full of smartly written action and adventure, showcasing award-winning actor Sean Bean’s most enduring role in all its timeless glory!
The Passing Bells (available from 10th February 2020)
Two very ordinary teenagers, two loving families, two incredible stories. This five-part drama displays the events of the war through the eyes of Tommy Edwards (Patrick Gibson) a British teen, and Michael Lang (Jack Lowden) from Germany, as the war takes a demanding toll on their lives.
Bancroft – Season 2 (available from 11th February 2020)
After the fast-paced and shocking confrontation that ended last season, DSI Bancroft (Sarah Parish, Broadchurch) returns for series two, still under the watchful eye of Superintendent Cliff Walker (Adrian Edmondson, EastEnders) who strongly believes she’s corrupt and should be exposed as such. Created and written by Kate Brooke (Mr. Selfridge) this contemporary thriller – that was ITV’s highest-rated drama series of 2017 – explores what happens when heinous crimes and buried secrets come back to haunt us.
Benidorm – Seasons 1-5 (available from 14th February 2020)
Welcome to Benidorm: the number one destination for fun in the sun. Fabulously tacky, every year holidaymakers descend upon the Solana Resort, and hilarity ensues as guests try to get the biggest bang for their buck. Starring Jake Canuso (The Royals) and Janine Duvitski (Boy Meets Girl).
MI-5 – Seasons 1-5 (available from 18th February 2020)
Also known as Spooks, this action-packed drama takes us into the thrilling world of MI5, the clandestine security service, and the people who make up the elite team. A topical and edgy drama about passion, jeopardy and the intrigue of people who have to lie for a living – and who can never tell the truth to their loved ones about what it is that they do. Starring Peter Firth (The Hunt for Red October, Equus), Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard), and Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street, Succession).
Cold Feet: The New Years – Season 4 (available from 25th February 2020)
Award-winning comedy-drama Cold Feet is back, charting the lives of our favorite fifty-somethings: Adam (James Nesbitt), Karen (Hermoine Norris), David (Robert Bathurst), Pete (John Thomson) and Jen (Fay Ripley). Approaching retirement and the prospect of empty nests, the gang can finally kick back and enjoy the fruits of their labor… If only mid-life were that simple. The gang is reunited when Adam turns up in Manchester once again with a surprise announcement.
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