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

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

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:


35 Days – Season 4 (available from 1st May 2020)

In this exciting new series, a jury retires to deliberate and consider the evidence set before them in a gruesome murder case. Little do they know that within 35 hours one of them will be dead at the hands of one of the other jurors.

Their first vote highlights their deep division. Who will influence who? Who will have the loudest voices? Who will harbour deep prejudices? Deep enough to kill in cold blood?


Florence Nightingale (available from 6th May 2020)

Celebrating her bicentennial birthday, this biopic drama, directed by Emmy Award winner Norman Stone (Shadowland), focuses on the early years of Florence Nightingale, from 1837 to the Royal Commission into the Crimean War.

Largely based on her own words, it tells the true and unexpected story behind the creator of modern nursing.


A Confession (available from 12th May 2020)

After a night out with friends, 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan disappeared. When her worried boyfriend reports her missing, Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher, played by Martin Freeman (Black Panther, Sherlock) begins to piece together her last movements.

Believing Sian may still be alive and being held somewhere against her will, Fulcher initiates an urgent full-scale search operation which leaves him at the crux of a life-changing choice between following police protocol and catching a killer.


Poirot – Seasons 9-12 (available from 15th May 2020)

David Suchet in his signature role as Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective Hercule Poirot – the super sleuth who, with an expertly twirled mustache and a theatrical flair, solves murders with penetrating perception and no small amount of self-regard.


Poirot: Mysterious Affair at Styles (available from 16th May 2020)

Agatha Christie’s first published book introducing Hercule Poirot is set in a beautiful stately home in the war-torn England of 1917. The Mysterious Affair at Styles also establishes one of the most successful partnerships in literary history – the enduring friendship and working collaboration between Hercule Poirot, Arthur Hastings and Inspector Japp.

Hastings is recovering from his war injuries when he receives an invitation to visit his old friends the Cavendish family at Styles St Mary. Staying nearby as guests of the Cavendish’s are a group of Belgian refugees, including, much to Hastings’ surprise, his old acquaintance from the Belgian police, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot.


At Last the 1948 Show (available from 19th May 2020)

Fellow Pythons John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graham Chapman star in this classic satirical comedy that would change TV comedy forever and inspire several sketch comedies, including Monty Python sketches.


Line of Duty – Seasons 1-4 (available from 22nd May 2020)

If you think catching criminals is tough, try catching police officers. Set in the fictional police anti-corruption unit AC-12, Line of Duty is a cat-and-mouse thriller that takes a probing look into modern policing and corruption.

The cast includes Vicky McClure (Broadchurch), Martin Compston (Victoria), Thandie Newton (Crash), Keeley Hawes (Tipping the Velvet), Lennie James (The Walking Dead) and Kelly Macdonald (The Victim).


BBC Shakespeare Collection (available from 26th May 2020)

A unique collection of some of the finest comedies and dramas in the English language, each production is a celebration of the Bard and his contributions to the world.

These 37 plays feature the cream of the 20th century’s acting talent. Among the great actors featured in these plays are: Helen Mirren, Laurence Olivier, Brenda Blethyn, John Gielgud, Jonathan Pryce, Michael Hordern, Felicity Kendall, Bernard Hill, John Cleese, Zoe Wanamaker, Claire Bloom and Robert Lindsay.


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