Lots of great new British television shows are coming to BritBox in March!
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:
Up the Women (available from 1st March 2020)
Margaret is eager to embrace the modern world of 1910 and is keen to convert the village’s women to campaign for women’s suffrage. Series stars Jessica Hynes (There She Goes), Emma Pierson (Killing Eve), and Judy Parfitt (Call the Midwife).
Death in Paradise, Seasons 1-7 (available from 1st March 2020)
Bringing a dose of sunshine to the small screen, this warm and light-hearted mystery series is set against the stunning backdrop of Saint Marie, a tiny Caribbean island. Three fish out of water British detectives, DI Richard Poole (Ben Miller), DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall), DI Jack Mooney (Ardal O’Hanlon) are sent here one after another to tackle a baffling array of unique murders, despite a ramshackle station and a very different type of policing awaiting them.
With their eye for detail, relentless logic, and stubborn refusal to leave anything unexplained, they are able to get to the heart of some of the impossible crimes, from the pirate curses to nuns killed in locked rooms – even solving cases with a hurricane bearing down on them.
Bancroft (available from 1st March 2020)
As ruthless as she is courageous, Elizabeth Bancroft (Sarah Parish, Broadchurch) has given her life to the police force, but her stellar reputation is threatened when an ambitious recruit (Faye Marsay, Game of Thrones) takes on a cold case that threatens to bring a long hidden part of Bancroft’s devastating past into the present.
Created and written by Kate Brooke (Mr. Selfridge) this fast-paced 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. Linus Roache (Homeland) co-stars in his return to British television.
Scott & Bailey (available from 1st March 2020)
This moving and exciting drama series follows the lives of Janet Scott (Lesley Sharp, Living the Dream) and Rachel Bailey (Suranne Jones, Gentleman Jack) – Detective Constables in a Manchester Major Incident Team led by the formidable DCI Gill Murray. Though dedicated to cracking their challenging cases, Scott and Bailey also have home lives away from the force, fraught with personal dramas, decisions and life-changing consequences.
Mum (available from 1st March 2020)
Oscar nominee Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) and Peter Mullan (Ozark, Westworld) headline an ensemble cast in this BAFTA-winning comedy. Mum is a family comedy seen through the eyes of Cathy, a mother in her late fifties who finds herself at a milestone in life after the death of her husband.
Rosemary & Thyme (available from 1st March 2020)
In the first series of this crime drama, Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme start a gardening consultancy called Rosemary and Thyme. They tackle all kinds of horticultural problems but also meet with murder and mayhem wherever they go. Series stars Felicity Kendal (Doctor Who) as Rosemary Boxer and Pam Ferris (Luther) as Laura Thyme.
WPC 56 (available from 1st March 2020)
Gina Dawson joins the West Midlands force as the first Woman Police Constable in 1956, where sexism, chauvinism and petty grudges are rife. Jennie Jacques (Vikings) stars as Gina Dawson alongside cast members Charles De’Ath (EastEnders) and John Bowler (Emmerdale).
Living the Dream – Season 2 (available from 10th March 2020)
Return to the sunshine state of Florida as the Pemberton family continue to strive for a slice of the American Dream in this brand-new season of the hit transatlantic comedy. Mal (Philip Glennister, Cranford) and Jen’s (Lesley Sharp, Playing the Field) plans for an all-American life get derailed fast by a shoot-out at their RV Park before Mal has to sack Jen to keep hold of his visa.
Even the kids are wreaking havoc at school, when Tina gets political and Freddie starts skipping class. As the realities of living in Florida leave their future hanging in the balance, can the Pembertons ever make the dream work? Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace) and Rosie Day (Outlander) co-star.
Dr. Who and the Daleks (available from 13th March 2020)
The first ever Dr. Who story to be made in color, this feature film adaptation of “The Daleks” stars Peter Cushing as Dr. Who, an inventor who accidentally transports him and his granddaughters to a foreign planet inhabited by a fearsome race of cyborgs.
Dalek’s Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (available from 13th March 2020)
In this theatrical adaptation of “The Dalek Invasion of Earth”, Peter Cushing (Star Wars, The Mummy) reprises his role as Dr. Who, an inventor who travels to earth’s future, only to confront an enemy from his past.
Casualty 1900s:London Hospital – Seasons 1-2 (available from 13th March 2020)
Set in the heart of the East End amid horrific danger and poverty, when illnesses such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, measles, syphilis, diphtheria are rife, Whitechapel life tumbles through the emergency room doors daily in victims of violence, suicide, drink and drugs. This drama centers on characters who reflect the social and medical crossroads of this time.
The Royal Today (available from 13th March 2020)
Created by the award-winning team behind the hugely successful nostalgic medical series The Royal, this engaging spin-off is set firmly in the present day but located in the same beautiful coastal town as its predecessor.
Bramwell (available from 13th March 2020)
Eleanor Bramwell (Jemma Redgrave) sets out to prove her worth as a female doctor. Her father is eager for Eleanor to join him in his respectable private practice, but Eleanor decides to begin work in London’s East End.
Inside No.9 – Season 5 (available from 17th March 2020)
The League of Gentlemen duo Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s award-winning series returns with season 5. An anthology of black comedy tales that are genuinely unexpected, each one linked only by the number 9 (i.e. apt. number, squad car number, restaurant name) where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre.
This latest installment combines horror, thriller, drama and comedy – always aiming to surprise, delight, unnerve and amuse in equal measure. This season features A-list guest stars including David Morrissey, Jenna Coleman, Maxine Peak and Fionn Whitehead.
Thorne: Scaredy Cat (available from 27th March 2020)
David Morrissey (The Walking Dead, Inside No. 9) stars as the complex and compelling DI Tom Thorne in this nail-biting thriller movie adapted from the best-selling novel by Mark Billingham. The crimes in Scaredy Cat are bizarre and, as bodies keep turning up, the evidence suggests that two different killers are working separately but in tandem.
Thorne: Sleepyhead (available from 27th March 2020)
In Sleepyhead, Thorne finds himself dragged back into the nightmare of his past as he races against time to find a mysterious series killer who is murdering women by inducing strokes. David Morrissey continues his role as the complex and compelling DI Tom Thorne in this film adaptation from the best-selling novel by Mark Billingham.
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