What’s coming soon to BritBox in February 2020?
James R | On 28, Jan 2020
BritBox, the streaming service created by BBC and ITV, has officially gone live in the UK, as the public service broadcasters team up to take on Netflix.
The subscription VOD platform is slowly but surely adding more titles to its collection of British box sets centred on homegrown talent, and after unleashing the whole of Classic Doctor Who in December, it’s wheeling out some real gems from years past, including The Hour and Les Miserables.
Here’s what’s coming soon to BritBox in February 2020:
Les Miserables (2018) – 6th February
A six-part, epic 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 (2014) – 6th February
A two-part 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 (2011-2012) – 13th February
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.
The Up Series (1964-2019) – 13th February
All nine series to date of ITV’s landmark documentary series which began in 1964, following a group of people drawn from startlingly different backgrounds who have allowed television cameras to drop into their lives at seven year intervals ever since.
Three Girls (2017) – 20th February
A three-part 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 (2016-2018) – 20th February
All three series of the comedy sketch show. 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 (2012) – 27th February
A 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.
A subscription to BritBox costs £5.99 a month, with titles available in HD