Lots of great new British television shows are coming to BritBox in November!
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:
Autumnwatch (available from 1st November 2019)
As the series has captured the turning of winter and spring in Scotland’s wild and majestic Cairngorms region, there’s much anticipation around the turning of fall, arguably the most splendid season of all.
The final chapter in the seasonal story of Scotland’s wild and majestic Cairngorms, capturing its rare and beautiful wildlife throughout the autumn. Presenters Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham, and Martin Hughes-Games follow the action from the cameras.
Mock the Week – Season 18 (available from 1st November 2019)
From the producers of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the panel show combines the best elements of a panel show with stand-up, as two teams of comedians take a satirical swipe at the news and world events. This laugh-out-loud series is hosted by comedian Dara Ó Briain.
Death in Paradise – Season 8 (available from 5th November 2019)
The latest season of this charming, fish-out-of-water police procedural is coming EXCLUSIVELY to BritBox. Taking over from DI Humphrey Goodman since his departure at the end of Season 6, will be Saint Marie’s favorite displaced detective Jack Mooney (Ardal O’Hanlon) as he sets out to solve a series of fiendishly clever murders on the fictional Caribbean island.
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (available from 12th November 2019)
Combining the popular panel shows crossing over 8 Out of 10 Cats (an irreverent comedy panel show based on opinions, surveys, and statistics) and Countdown (a word and numbers quiz show) means viewers get to play along! Jimmy Carr hosts the famous words and numbers quiz, with team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson playing against each other.
Bill (available from 15th November 2019)
A comedy about how “Bill” becomes William Shakespeare – Sacked from a failing lute band, Bill (Mathew Baynton, Drunk History: UK) chooses a more ‘reliable’ career: the theatre. Leaving behind his exasperated first wife Anne Hathaway (Martha Howe-Douglas, EastEnders), he heads for London.
After befriending budding playwright Chris Marlowe (Jim Howick, Broadchurch), he becomes accidentally embroiled in a plot to assassinate Elizabeth I, played with comic relish by Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders). Damien Lewis appears briefly, as noted seaman Sir Richard Hawkins, but ‘Bill’ revolves predominantly around a small ensemble playing multiple roles.
Shake’ It Off (available from 15th November 2019)
The Bard, William Shakespeare is one of the most masterful and celebrated writers in history. This month, BritBox takes another look at the programs that are inspired by Shakespeare himself.
Murder, Mystery, and My Family – Season 2 (available from 19th November 2019)
Two criminal barristers, Sasha Wass and Jeremy Dein, re-examine these true crime historical murder cases that sent men and women to the gallows at the time but may not stand up against the forensic techniques of today. As they delve into the details of the evidence and trial, a living relative of the convicted person finds out more about their ancestor’s life and story, discovering who they were and what might have led them to commit their crime.
If Sasha and Jeremy believe they have a strong enough case, they present it to a senior Crown Court judge for the final verdict on whether the original conviction should be upheld, or if perhaps there was a miscarriage of justice.
56 Up (available from 22nd November 2019)
It’s nearly 50 years since we first met our collection of 7 year-olds in Granada TV’s historic 7 up. In this 8th installment they are now 56. How are they facing up to getting older? How many of the original children are still taking part? Every 7 years Michael Apted returns to find out.
Through marriage, childbirth, poverty, and illness, the “kids” have come to terms with both hope and disappointment. The Subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years seen in 49 UP.
7 Up and Me (available from 22nd November 2019)
In celebration of 63 Up, the latest installment of Michael Apted’s groundbreaking documentary series that began in 1964, a number of British and American celebrity fans now discuss its impact on popular culture and its lasting legacy.
The film also candidly explores pivotal moments of celebrities’ own lives – from school days and first loves to family and fulfilled ambitions – while tapping into changes in social history around topics such as class, education, and parenting. Stars interviewed include Joanna Lumley, Michael Sheen, and Lizzy Caplan.
Closeup: Examining the Up Series (available from 22nd November 2019)
To celebrate the first theatrical release for BritBox – 63 Up in theaters nationwide in December, BritBox will be highlighting other installments in the series.
15 Days (available from 22nd November 2019)
A whodunnit mystery series, 15 Days is an English language remake of the Welsh show 35 Diwrnod (35 Days) that was adapted by Emma Goodwin and Siwan Jones.
15 Days follows the story of four estranged siblings who arrive in a small Welsh community with the intention of scattering their mother’s ashes but the show opens with the murder of Rhys (Tom Rhys Harries, Midsomer Murders) before flashing back 15 days earlier to explore how the family got to that point. Former Coronation Street actor Catherine Tyldesley also stars in the show.
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