iPlayer stocked up with more box sets

The BBC says it's making more full series box-sets available than ever on the iPlayer this month.

Given newspaper obsessions with how many repeats are on TV at Christmas, on-demand services seem to attract many users offering just that, albeit under the guises of the ever popular "box sets".

The BBC iPlayer, which this year has been given permission to expand its offering, is promising viewers a "festive treat" with its biggest select of full series box-sets that include some of the BBC's biggest programmes of the last decade.

In preparation for Miranda’s tenth anniversary special, all her classic series are back on BBC iPlayer for fans to enjoy. Every episode of Gavin and Stacey will be also be available to stream ahead of the new Christmas Day special at 8:30pm on BBC One.

The full list of box sets being added this month:

Call The Midwife
Doctor Who (2005 onwards)
His Dark Materials
Killing Eve
Peaky Blinders
The Capture
The Mallorca Files
Gold Digger
Mayans MC
Robin Hood
The Musketeers
Mrs Wilson
The Victim
Our Girl
Criminal Justice
Rillington Place
Ashes To Ashes
Life On Mars
Waterloo Road
Silent Witness (series 17-22)
Waking The Dead (series 7-9)

Gavin And Stacey
This Country
Young Offenders
This Time With Alan Partridge
Inside No. 9
Better Things
What We Do In The Shadows
Back To Life
Nighty Night
Mrs Browns Boys
Absolutely Fabulous
Goodness Gracious Me
Citizen Khan
Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps
Upstart Crow
Twenty Twelve

Top Gear (series 24-27)
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Louis Theroux (selection of back catalogue)
Yorkshire Ripper Files
The Planets
Spotlight On The Troubles
Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out
Abused By My Girlfriend
Storyville (including On The President’s Orders and Inside The Lehman Brothers)
Life On Earth
Blue Planet
Blue Planet II
Planet Earth
Planet Earth II
Seven Worlds, One Planet

The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo’s Child
Room On The Broom
Stick Man
The Highway Rat

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, commented:
We’ve packed BBC iPlayer with more box sets than ever this Christmas. From previous series of Gavin & Stacey, Miranda, Call the Midwife and Doctor Who to get you ready for their return this festive period, to recent and classic dramas, comedy, docs, natural history and programmes for the little ones, iPlayer is full-to-the-brim with great content. This, in addition to the bumper range of festive favourites on our channels, means BBC iPlayer has everything you need for some perfect viewing this Christmas.

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