What’s coming soon to BritBox in January 2020?
James R | On 28, Dec 2019
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 kicking off 2020 with a mix of recent drama (Paula and Press) to older titles from Zadie Smith and Jeff Pope.
Here’s what’s coming soon to BritBox in January 2020:
Death in Paradise Seasons 1 to 7 – 2nd January
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.
The Last Post (2017) – 9th January
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) – 9th January
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) – 9th January
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.
Paula (2017) – 16th January
A three-part thriller about Paula, a chemistry teacher whose life is turned upside down after a one night 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) – 16th January
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.
The Moorside (2017) – 23rd January
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) – 23rd January
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.
A subscription to BritBox costs £5.99 a month, with titles available in HD