BRITBOX REVEAL JANUARY 2022 STREAMING HIGHLIGHTS

BritBox today announced content launching on the service throughout January 2022.



6th January

Babs (2017)

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 (2010)

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.


Old School Collection

A Little Princess S1 (1986-87)

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 S1-2 (1995-96)

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 (1976-77) - exclusive to BritBox

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 S1 (1994)

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 S1-2 (1998-99)

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 S1 (1990)

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 S1-2 (1987-89)

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 S3-4 (1993-94) + Christmas Special 1993

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. (Series 1 & 2 are already available on BritBox.)


Rentaghost S1-2 (1976)

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. Series 9 is already available on BritBox.


The Saint S5-6 (1966-68)

The final two series’ 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.


20th January

Coupling S1-4 (2000-2004)

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 (2013)

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 (2007)

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 (2020)

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 S1 (2014)

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.


27th January

Maxwell (2007)

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 S1-3 (1980-82)

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 S1-4 (1995-99)

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.


Hotel Portofino (2021) - BritBox Original