BritBox announces New Year additions


Fledgling streaming service BritBox UK has announced what it will be adding to the service in the new year.

In addition to its original launch line-up of programmes, plus Doctor Who boxsets from Boxing Day, BritBox UK will make weekly additions to its on-demand library throughout January 2020 as follows:

2nd January
Death in Paradise Seasons 1-7 (2011-2018) 
DI Jack Mooney, played by Ben Miller, Kris Marshall and finally Ardal O’Hanlon, and his team hunt for clues in complex murder cases on the beautiful, sun-drenched Caribbean island of Saint Marie. 

9th January 
The Last Post (2017) 
Drama series set in the mid-sixties, in which a unit of Royal Military Police officers and their families deal with the challenges of politics, love and war in British-controlled Aden. Starring Jessie Buckley, Jeremy Neumark Jones, Tom Glynn-Carney and Jessica Raine 

NW (2016) 
TV adaptation of Zadie Smith’s novel exploring the uneasy questions of race, gender and class. Two childhood friends from the same north London council estate grow up to lead vastly different lives. Starring Phoebe Fox, Richie Campbell and Nikki Amuka-Bird. 

Harry’s Arctic Heroes (2011) 
A documentary covering a special expedition undertaken by Prince Harry and a team of wounded servicemen as they attempted a gruelling 200-mile charity trek to the North Pole. 

16th January 
Paula (2017) 
A three-part thriller about Paula, a chemistry teacher whose life is turned upside down after a onenight stand with James. They become locked in a dance of destruction. Only one can survive. Starring Denise Gough, Tom Hughes and Siobhán Cullen. 

Cradle to the Grave (2015) 
Award-winning writer Jeff Pope tells the story of the Baker family in this lively 70s-set sitcom. Based on broadcaster Danny Baker’s childhood, it follows his working-class family through the ups and downs of life in South London. Starring Peter Kay, Laurie Kynaston and Lucy Speed. 

23rd January 
The Moorside (2017) 
A two-part drama series based on the kidnapping and subsequent search for Yorkshire schoolgirl Shannon Matthews. Starring Sheridan Smith, Sian Brooke and Faye McKeever. 

Press (2018) 
Drama series about the lives of the editors and journalists working at a left-leaning broadsheet and a populist tabloid. Starring Charlotte Riley, David Suchet and Ben Chaplin. 

30th January 
The C Word (2015) 
An adaptation of Lisa Lynch’s candid book about her experience of cancer, based on her popular blog which was launched shortly after her diagnosis. The film is a defiant, ballsy and surprisingly funny story of life, love and cancer. Starring Sheridan Smith and Paul Nicholls.


The subscription video-on-demand service has been criticised for not being available on many devices, however BritBox says it hopes to launch Chromecast support in early 2020, plus Freeview Play (which will automatically put it on many newer smart TVs) and Roku.

BritBox UK contains content from the BBC, ITV and Channel 5, with programmes and films from Channel 4 and Film4 joining later in 2020. The service is being led by ITV, who have a 90% stake in the venture.