New on BritBox in the UK: What’s added in January 2022?

Lots of great new British television shows and movies are coming to BritBox!

The digital video subscription service from the BBC and ITV offers viewers in the UK the very best in past, present and future British programming.

Featuring the biggest collection of British content available on any streaming service, BritBox is available for just £5.99 per month in HD via web, mobile, tablet, and connected TVs.

Here are all of January’s upcoming additions in the UK:


The Escapist (available from 1st January 2022)

Frank’s 14 years into a life sentence when he decides to break out of the London prison to set things right with his ill junkie daughter. He plans an ingenious escape requiring 4 inmates with different skills.

Starring Damian Lewis, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Dominic Cooper and Brian Cox.


Last Orders (available from 1st January 2022)

Charismatic butcher Jack Dodds instructs his lifelong friends to make a special journey in the wake of his death to deliver his ashes to the sea.

Starring Michael Caine, Helen Mirren and Ray Winstone.


Martha, Meet Daniel, Frank and Laurence (available from 1st January 2022)

Three childhood friends all separately fall for cute American Martha and within three days of her arrival at a London airport, their friendship is at risk.

Starring Joseph Fiennes, Monica Potter and Rufus Sewell.


Byzantium (available from 6th January 2022)

Residents of a coastal town learn, with deadly consequences, the secret shared by two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton and Sam Riley.


High Rise (available from 6th January 2022)

The lives of the members of a high-rise tower in London run into chaos, violence and murder when a young doctor moves into one of the apartments of the building.

Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller.


I Give it a Year (available from 6th January 2022)

Newlywed couple Nat and Josh are deliriously happy despite their differences, though friends and family aren’t convinced that they can last. With their first anniversary approaching and attractive alternatives in the mix, can they last?

Starring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall and Anna Faris.


Journeyman (available from 6th January 2022)

Boxer Matty Burton suffers a serious head injury during a fight. This is the story about the impact on his marriage, his life, and his family.

Starring Paddy Considine and Jodie Whittaker.


Our Kind of Traitor (available from 6th January 2022)

A couple finds themselves lured into a Russian oligarch’s plans to defect, and are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust.

Starring Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård and Nadine Harris.


The Mercy (available from 6th January 2022)

The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

Starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz.


The Sense of an Ending (available from 6th January 2022)

A middle-aged business owner who lives a quiet life in London reunites with his first love after his mother unexpectedly receives a letter from his ex-girlfriend from school which forces him to confront the past.

Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling and Emily Mortimer.


Babs (available from 6th January 2022)

Biopic about Dame Barbara Windsor, the Cockney kid with a dazzling smile and talent to match.

Preparing to perform in the theatre one cold evening in 1993, the cheeky, chirpy blonde Babs recounts the people and events that have shaped her life and career over fifty years from 1943 to 1993. Starring Samantha Spiro and Jaime Winstone.


When Harvey Met Bob (available from 6th January 2022)

Feature-length drama about how singer Bob Geldof and promoter Harvey Goldsmith put together Live Aid, the global charity music event.

Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ian Hart and Antonia Campbell-Hughes.


A Little Princess – Season 1 (available from 6th January 2022)

Sara Crewe enters a London boarding school as a wealthy lady when she bids her father farewell as he enters the British Army, but her lifestyle quickly vanishes when her father suddenly dies, and Sara must endure a life of servitude.

Starring Maureen Lipman and Amelia Shankley.


Fantomcat – Seasons 1-2 (available from 6th January 2022)

17th century swashbuckling hero Fantom the Cat, awakens in modern times and helps officers Tabs Wildcat, Mouse MacDuff and Pigeon Lindbergh, fight crime ring leader Marmagora the Giant Spider and her henchmen.

Animated series starring Jimmy Hibbert and Lorelei King.


Ivor the Engine in Colour (available from 6th January 2022)

In the ‘top, left hand corner of Wales’ runs an archaic railway line staffed by such characters as Jones the Steam and Dai Station.

Their pride is Ivor, the steam engine with a will of his own and a penchant for such things as looking after dragons in his firebox. Starring Olwen Griffiths, Anthony Jackson and Oliver Postgate.


The Ink Thief – Season 1 (available from 6th January 2022)

The Ink Thief steals the power of children’s imaginations by taking the ink from drawings and pulling two young children into his world inhabited by Oobs and other creatures of imagination. Children’s adventure series starring Richard O’Brien and Toyah Wilcox.


Whizziwig – Seasons 1-2 (available from 6th January 2022)

The story of a child’s relationship with an extraterrestrial which is completely unable to control its ability to grant wishes.

Said ability usually results in wishes being made in the heat of the moment then being granted with tragic ramifications for both the protagonists and Whizziwig. Children’s sci-fi series starring Tyler Butterworth and Brian Bovell.


Widget – Season 1 (available from 6th January 2022)

Widget is an alien that has come down from the sky to learn about humans with the aid of his sidekick, Brain. They explore the world and educate kids on health, safety, emotions and dangers. Children’s animated series starring Russi Taylor and Jim Cummings.


Worzel Gummidge Down Under – Seasons 1-2 (available from 6th January 2022)

The continuing adventures of Worzel Gummidge, the magic scarecrow, only this time he’s in New Zealand! Children’s fantasy series starring Jon Pertwee, Bruce Phillips and Una Stubbs.


Maid Marian & Her Merry Men – Seasons 3-4 (available from 6th January 2022)

The true story of Sherwood Forest is finally revealed: Robin was a cowardly tailor from Kensington, and Marian was the brains behind the Merry Men. With her ruthless band of freedom fighters, Marian seeks to save the villagers of Worksop from the tyranny of King John and his cunning henchman, the Sheriff of Nottingham…

Comedy series starring Tony Robinson, Mike Edmonds and Mark Billingham.


Rentaghost – Seasons 1-2 (available from 6th January 2022)

Harold and Ethel Meaker live in South Ealing, and run a business called `Rentaghost’, where they rent ghosts and poltergeists out to the public on a daily or weekly basis.

Children’s comedy series starring Michael Staniforth, Edward Brayshaw and Molly Weir.


The Saint – Seasons 5-6 (available from 6th January 2022)

The final two seasons of Sir Roger Moore’s crime drama following Simon Templar, a 20th Century Robin Hood, who travels the world to solve the unsolvable and right wrongs committed against the beautiful, wealthy and elite.

Also starring Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford and Justine Lord.


Ballykissangel – Seasons 5-6 (available from 13th January 2022)

A young British priest adjusts to life in a rural Irish community where life revolves around the church and the local pub. Everyone knows everyone else’s business, and everyone usually has an opinion on it. While characters come and go, the small-town qualities remain.

Starring Stephen Tompkinson, Dervla Kirwan and Tony Doyle.


Hampton Court: Behind Closed Doors – Season 1 (available from 13th January 2022)

Inside Hampton Court is an intimate look behind the scenes of King Henry VIII’s beloved royal palace on the Thames.

Now a popular tourist attraction, this series follows the team who care for the palace, its parklands and historic rooms, and who cope with the thousands of visitors every year.


How We Forgot to Save the Planet (available from 13th January 2022)

In this irreverent one-off special, comedian Kieran Hodgson explores the history of climate change in Britain.

Kieran and an all-star cast guide viewers on a journey to understand how we forgot to save the planet and what we need to do to fix it.


Queen Victoria’s Children (available from 13th January 2022)

In a 60-year family saga, this three-part documentary series explores the reign of Victoria through her personal relationships with her husband and her nine children.


The Wrong Mans – Seasons 1-2 (available from 13th January 2022)

Sam Pinkett and Phil Bourne abruptly become entangled in a far-fetched, but deadly serious web of crime, after Sam answers a ringing phone at the site of a car crash. Comedy series starring Mathew Baynton, James Corden and Sarah Solemani.


Coupling – Seasons 1-4 (available from 20th January 2022)

Sitcom following the trials and tribulations of six thirty somethings struggling with life in general, but above all, relationships.

Starring Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt and Ben Miles.


Wodehouse in Exile (available from 20th January 2022)

An all-star cast heads up this intimate film about how author, P.G.Wodehouse, came to face a charge of treason during the Second World War and how this quintessential Englishman, creator of Jeeves and Wooster, became an exile from his own country and never set foot on English soil again.

Starring Tim Pigott-Smith, Zoë Wanamaker and Curran McKay.


Daphne (available from 20th January 2022)

Daphne Du Maurier, author of “Rebecca” and “Jamaica Inn,” becomes attracted to the wife of a publisher and to an actress.

Biographical drama starring Elizabeth McGovern, Janet McTeer and Geraldine Somerville.


The Battle of Britain (available from 20th January 2022)

Dan Snow and Kate Humble tell the story of the critical aerial battle that changed the course of the Second World War, as the German Luftwaffe amassed large attacks against the RAF to gain air supremacy to land the invasion ‘Operation Sealion’ and all that stands in their way are the brave men and women of the Royal Air Force.


The Crimson Field – Season 1 (available from 20th January 2022)

During the First World War, Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France.

Drama series starring Oona Chaplin, Kevin Doyle and Suranne Jones.


Hotel Portofino (available from 27th January 2022)

Starring Natasha McElhone, Hotel Portofino follows a British family who open a hotel for upper class travellers on the magical Italian Riviera during the ‘Roaring 20s’.

The Hotel has only been open a few weeks, but the guests including the imperious Lady Latchmere (Anna Chancellor), are demanding and hard-to-please.

Bella Ainsworth (McElhone) the co-proprietor and moving spirit behind the hotel, quickly finds herself being targeted by a scheming and corrupt local politician, Signor Danioni (Pasquale Esposito), who threatens to drag her into the red-hot political cauldron of Mussolini’s Italy.


Maxwell (available from 27th January 2022)

Feature-length television drama based on the life of the media magnate Robert Maxwell, father of Ghislaine; a man obsessed with wealth, power and his rival Rupert Murdoch. He tried everything in a desperate attempt to stop his world from falling apart.


The Gentle Touch – Seasons 1-3 (available from 27th January 2022)

Drama series following the life of British Inspector Maggie Forbes as she works in a male-dominated profession.

Starring Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe and Paul Moriarty.


Bugs – Seasons 1-4 (available from 27th January 2022)

Ed, Ros, Alex and Beckett form the high-tech crime fighting team who work for the mysterious, secretive Bureau 2 chief, Jan, and are only assigned the most difficult and dangerous cases.

Action-fiction series starring Jaye Griffiths, Jesse Birdsall and Craig McLachlan.


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