Lots of great new British television shows are coming to BritBox in October!
BBC Studios and ITV’s subscription streaming service 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:
Shakespeare & Hathaway – Season 2 (available from 8th October 2019)
Jo Joyner (EastEnders) and Mark Benton (Midsomer Murders) return to the title roles in this charming comedy crime series. Based in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Detective Investigator Frank Hathaway and rookie sidekick Luella Shakespeare form the unlikeliest partnership as they set out to crack each case in their quiet, yet secretive town. Disagreeing on nearly everything, this oddball team is surprisingly effective, although they would never admit it.
Code Blue: Murder (available from 11th October 2019)
With extraordinary access to the detectives of the South Wales Police Major Crime team, Code Blue takes viewers to the heart of major murder investigations, following the twists and turns of complex inquiries and the impact on victims’ families and friends. Audiences go inside the minds of detectives as they make life-changing decisions and build the case in their quest for justice. Featuring the entire investigation of a different case in each episode, these are real crimes in real-time – revealing, honest and deeply moving.
Blandings (available from 18th October 2019)
High comedy at Blandings Castle where the deranged antics of troublesome relatives, friends, and enemies cause disarray in the life of Lord Clarence Emsworth, based on the comic masterpiece by PG Wodehouse.
Country File: Autumn Diaries (available from 21st October 2019)
John Craven and his team bring watchers the best seasonal stories from around the U.K., celebrating autumn and all the changes this extraordinary season brings — from the Lake District to the Forest of Dean.
The Bay – Season 1 (available from 22nd October 2019)
Dubbed the next Broadchuch by UK critics, this mystery will roll-out weekly in the US starting this month. Morven Christie (Grantchester) stars as Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong in this gripping crime drama set in an English coastal town. After being assigned to the case of two missing teenagers, she quickly realizes she has a personal connection to the mystery that will turn her world upside down. Jonas Armstrong (Ripper Street) and Lindsey Coulson (EastEnders) co-star.
Taggart – Seasons 9-11 (available from 25th October 2019)
One of the UK’s longest-running series, action-packed and hard-hitting crime drama Taggart follows DCI Jim Taggart, played by Mark McManus (Dynasty), as the quiet anti-hero who investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow. Season 11 features the last appearance of Mark McManus in the role of DCI Taggart, before his passing.
Britannia Awards (available from 25th October 2019)
As the highest accolade presented by BAFTA Los Angeles, the Britannia Awards are celebrated annually by talent across the motion picture industry. Peers and colleagues gather to honor and recognize the work and accomplishments made throughout the year while commemorating the long-standing alliance across the British and American industries. Among this year’s honorees are Jane Fonda, Jackie Chan, Jordan Peele, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Steve Coogan.
Jekyll and Hyde (available from 29th October 2019)
Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules) stars in this made-for-TV movie, as Dr. Jekyll, a kind-hearted scientist, yields a personality-splitting drug that he tests on himself, changing him into an uninhibited brute, seeking violent and undignified pleasures. As Jekyll loses control over his transformations and the antidote becomes less effective, the police begin to suspect his part in his alter-ego’s increasing violence.
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