BritBox UK to open The Up Series archive



Viewers will be able to watch the entire archive of The Up Series, as BritBox opens up the archive to the landmark ITV factual series that follows the lives of a group of people born in 1957 in seven year intervals.

All nine series will be exclusively available on BritBox UK from the week commencing 13th February 2020, providing viewers with an insight into nearly 70 years of social history. The first series aired in 1964, when the group chosen for the project were seven years old, and has been a fixture on ITV every seven years since.

Other programmes confirmed as coming to BritBox next month are:

Les Miserables  - 6th February 2020
A six-part, 2018 adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel in which an extraordinary cast of characters struggle to survive in war-torn France. A story of love, injustice, redemption and hope starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Lily Collins and Olivia Coleman.

The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies - 6th February 2020
A two-part 2014 series based on the true story of Christopher Jefferies, a retired schoolmaster who was arrested when his tenant, 25-year-old landscape architect Joanna Yeates, was found murdered on Christmas Day in 2010. While in police custody, Jefferies became the most familiar face in Britain. Starring Jason Watkins, written by Peter Morgan and directed by Roger Michell.

The Hour - 13th February 2020
From 2011 and 2012, both series of the critically-acclaimed drama set behind the scenes of a 1950s BBC current affairs programme. Starring Ben Whishaw, Dominic West and Romola Garai, created by Abi Morgan.

Three Girls - 20th February 2020
A three-part 2017 drama based on the true stories of victims of grooming and sexual abuse in Rochdale. Starring Molly Windsor, Ria Zmitrowicz and Liv Hill.

Tracey Ullman’s Show - 20th February 2020
All three series of the comedy sketch show from 2016-2018. Tracey Ullman offers her unique take on some extraordinary characters living in, or visiting, the busy global hub that is the UK.

The Last Weekend - 27th February 2020
A 2012 three-part adaptation of Blake Morrison’s best-selling suspense thriller. Set over a long weekend in East Anglia, this is a chilling story of a rivalrous friendship. Starring Rupert Penry-Jones, Shaun Evans, Genevieve O’Reilly, Claire Keelan and Alexander Karim.

BritBox is a subscription video-on-demand service, led by ITV in partnership with the BBC, with content from Channel 5 and soon, Channel 4. Roll-out on smart TVs supporting Freeview Play is underway, with the first devices getting the app just before Christmas. Wider roll-out with a full Freeview Play launch is due to follow.