BRITBOX ANNOUNCE AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS

BritBox announces content launching on the service throughout August 2021.



5th August

Before We Die S1 (2021)

Detective Hannah Laing becomes deeply conflicted when she discovers her son is playing a crucial role as an undercover informant in a brutal murder investigation. Starring Lesley Sharp and Patrick Gibson.


Blackpool S1

Soon after local entrepreneur Ripley Holden (David Morrissey) opens his arcade in his beloved home town of Blackpool, a murder investigation makes tears at the fabric of his personal and professional lives.


Case Histories S1-2 (2011-2013)

Detective drama series based on the novels by Kate Atkinson, Jackson Brodie (Harry Potter, Star Trek: Discovery) portrays a private investigator who is compelled to bring peace to victims and their families, all whilst battling with a traumatic past. Also starring Amanda Abbington (Sherlock).


Murder in Successville S1-3 (2015-2017)

Successville is a surreal place with a high celebrity homicide count. DI Sleet enlists the help of a genuine celebrity sidekick to solve the latest high-profile murder.



12th August

Upstart Crow S1&2 (2016-2017) & Christmas 2017 - Exclusive to BritBox

Satirical Blackadderesque sitcom about how friends, family, historical circumstances, and his arch-rival Robert Greene, who first coined the derogatory term "upstart crow", influenced William Shakespeare to write his famous plays. Starring David Mitchell and Gemma Whelan.


This is England ‘86 (2010)

Miniseries starring Joe Gilgun and Thomas Turgoose. Shaun has just finished his final exams and he realizes he is no longer a kid. It's mid 80's England, and the gang are back, looking for a laugh, a job and something that resembles a future.


A Very British Coup (1988)

Based on the novel by Chris Mullin, this political thriller stars Ray McAnally as the newly elected left-wing prime minister Harry Perkins, who soon finds himself up to his neck in conspiracy


19th August

Being Human S1-5 (2008-2013) - Exclusive to BritBox

Supernatural comedy-drama series about three twenty-something housemates trying to live normal lives, despite struggling with unusual afflictions - one is a werewolf, one is a vampire and the other is a ghost.


Primeval S1-2 (2007-2008)

When strange anomalies start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team must track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near future. Starring Ben Miller and Andrew Lee-Potts.


The Sarah Jane Adventures S1-5 (2007-2011)

From creator Russell T. Davies, starring Elisabeth Sladen. Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, with the help of her adopted son, his friends, and an intelligent supercomputer, combats evil alien forces here on Earth.


Terrahawks S1-3 (1983-1986)

From creators Gerry Anderson and Christopher Burr. The missions of a planetary defence organization dedicated to protecting Earth from a Martian menace.


The Living and the Dead (2016)

Drama series starring Colin Morgan and Charlotte Spencer. When a young couple inherit a farm, they are determined to turn it into a success, but strange supernatural forces soon intervene, threatening their marriage and their lives.


The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006)

Drama series about a supermarket manager who decides to stand for election. Ros Pritchard steadily gains support, giving rise to thoughts of becoming Prime Minister. Starring Jane Horrocks and Carey Mulligan.


26th August

London’s Burning S1-2 (1988-1989)

Series centred around the members of the Blue Watch team at a London fire station. The team of dedicated professionals are united by common danger and shared camaraderie.


Houdini & Doyle (2016) - Exclusive

Supernatural crime drama featuring Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan). After having worked independently with Scotland Yard over the years, the pair begrudgingly join forces to solve unusual crimes, and often come into disagreement as to whether the causes of death are natural or supernatural.


The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret S1-3 (2010-2016)

Todd Margaret is an American who takes a job running the London sales team for an energy drink. He has no experience with British culture, knows nothing about sales and has only one employee, Dave. Starring David Cross, Sharon Horgan and Will Arnett.