What’s New on BritBox for February 2021

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There’s a new streaming service in the mix and it’s one you might want to get excited about; especially if you’re a  fan of British programming. It’s called BritBox!

BritBox is a U.S. subscription video-on-demand service owned by BBC Worldwide and ITV plc. It focuses primarily on British television series, featuring current and past series supplied from the BBC and ITV. Some series, such as Coronation Street, have new episodes available the next day after their British premiere.

Going forward we will be giving you the monthly update on programming, but here’s a glimpse of what’s available right now (though not a list of everything available)!

 

Mystery

  • A Confession – Starring Martin Freeman (Sherlock)
  • McDonald and Dodds – Starring Jason Watkins (The Crown) and Tala Gouveia (Cold Feet)
  • The Bay – Starring Morven Christie (Granchester)
  • The Victim – Starring Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire)
  • The Mallorca Files – Starring Elen Rhys and Julian Looman
  • Shetland  – Starring Douglas Henshall (Primeval, Outlander)
  • Vera – Starring two-time Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies)
  • Death in Paradise – Starring Ardal O’Hanlon (Derry Girls, Skins)
  • Shakespeare & Hathaway – starring Jo Joyner (Eastenders) and Mark Benton (The Second Coming)
  • Father Brown – Starring Mark Williams (Harry Potter)
  • Bancroft – Starring Sarah Parish (Broadchurch) and Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones)
  • Inspector Morse- Starring Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who)
  • Midsommer Murders- Starring John Nettles (Poldark) and Nick Hendrix (Black Mirror, Captain America)
  • MI-5- Starring David Oyewolo (Small Island, Selma)

 

Comedy

  • Mum – Starring Lesley Manville (Harlots,  Phantom Thread) and Peter Mullan (Westworld, Ozark)
  • There She Goes – Starring David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch)
  • Living the Dream – Starring Philip Glennister (Cranford), Lesley Sharp (Playing the Field), Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace) and Rosie Day (Outlander)
  • Inside No 9 – Starring Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentleman, Good Omens) & Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentleman, upcoming Killing Eve)
  • Mrs. Brown’s Boys – Starring Brendan O’Carroll (All Round to Mrs. Brown’s)
  • Red Dwarf
  • Hold The Sunset – Starring John Cleese (Monty Python, Fawlty Towers) and Alison Steadman (Pride & Prejudice, Gavin & Stacey)
  • Click & Collect – Starring Stephen Merchant (The Office)
  • A Bit of Fry and Laurie – Starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie
  • Bliss  – Starring Stephen Mangan (The Armando Iannucci Shows)and Heather Graham (Twin Peaks)
  • Rev – Starring Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, The Night Manager) and Tom Hollander (The Night Manager, Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Cold Feet: The New Years – Starring James Nesbitt (The Hobbit) and Robert Bathurst (Downton Abbey)
  • Father Ted – Starring Ardal O’Hanlon (Death in Paradise, Skins)
  • Damned – Starring Alan Davies (QI), Jo Brand (Getting On) and Himesh Patel (Yesterday)
  • Edge of Heaven – Starring Adrian Scarborough (Phoebe Waller Bridge’s Crashing)
  • Chef

 

Period Drama

  • Downton Abbey
  • Pride and Prejudice – Starring Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • North and South
  • Jane Eyre
  • Great Expectations – Starring Gillian Anderson

 

Classics

  • Gavin & Stacy – Starring James Corden (Late Late Show) and Ruth Jones (Little Britain)
  • The Up Series – Iconic documentary series directed by Michael Apted  (Gorillas in the Mist, The World is Not Enough)
  • Dad’s Army
  • Miss Marple – starring Joan Hickson
  • Marple – starring Julia McKenzie and Geraldine McEwan
  • Poirot – starring David Suchet
  • Fawlty Towers – Starring John Cleese (Monty Python, Hold The Sunset)
  • Doctor Who – Featuring The First Seven Doctors including Tom Baker, Peter Davison and Colin Baker
  • Keeping Up Appearances – Starring Patricia Routledge (Hetty Wainthrope Investigates)
  • Vicar of Dibley – Starring Dawn French (French and Saunders)
  • Are You Being Served? – Starring Mollie Sugden (Cluedo) and John Inman (The Tall Guy)
  • Absolutely Fabulous – Starring Jennifer Saunders (French and Saunders) and Joanna Lumley (Clatterford)

 

Panel

  • QI  – Starring Sandi Toksvig (The Great British Bake-Off)
  • Mock The Week – Starring Dara Ó Briain and Hugh Dennis
  • Would I Lie To You? – Starring Rob Brydon,  David Mitchell and Lee Mack
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown –  Starring Susie Dent and Jimmy Carr

 

NOW

  • Gardener’s World
  • Winterwatch/Springwatch etc
  • Countryfile
  • Chelsea Flower Show
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Britannia Awards
  • Trooping the Colour
  • Pointless

BritBox is available for $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year, and you can get a 7-day trial for free to check it out for yourself! Will you be adding it to your streaming services? Let us know your thoughts on the new service in the comment section below!

 

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  1. Oh I have got to let my brother know about this as he is the biggest fan of British TV. It does appear to have some great shows so I might have to check it out as well.

  2. I personally recommend “A Bit of Fry and Laurie” for some sketch comedy and I really enjoy “Father Brown” for some nice mystery sleuthing

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