What’s coming soon to BritBox UK in June 2020?
James R | On 30, May 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.
This summer, it’s bringing music and reality TV to our screens to fill the gaps left by Glastonbury and Love Island. A bumper collection of reality series are on the way, including the first six seasons of Made in Chelsea, while music fans can’t do better than a double-bill of David Bowie documentaries.
Here’s what’s coming soon to BritBox in June 2020:
With collections centred around the best of British reality TV, music and drama there truly is something for everyone to enjoy this summer. Have a big night out… in, with BritBox.
Reality TV – 4th June
BritBox’s collection of British reality programming will be expanded to include the first six seasons of Made in Chelsea, all 26 seasons of The Only Way Is Chelsea, all seasons to date of Sam Faiers: The Mummy Diaries and Sam and Billie Faiers: The Mummy Diaries, all seasons to date of Ferne McCann: First Time Mum and the most recent season of Educating Joey Essex. Gemma Collins’ specials including Diva Espana and Diva Forever will also be launched, alongside all seasons of Magaluf Weekender. You Versus Chris and Kem, Chris and Olivia Crackin’ On, The Boxer & The Ballroom Dancer, and Jack and Dani: Life After Love Island will also join all six seasons and specials of Love Island already available.
Van Der Valk – 10th June
A reimagining of the series which ran from 1972-1992, Van Der Valk follows a Dutch detective as he takes on criminal cases in Amsterdam using insightful human observation and his natural street smarts. Starring Marc Warren.
Don’t Forget the Driver – 11th June
Set in Bognor Regis, Don’t Forget the Driver is a comedy/ drama series that follows a group of people struggling with their place in the world, their own sense of identity, and reveals how, in one single moment, even in the most ordinary of lives, an accidental encounter can change the course of everything. Starring Toby Jones.
Dancing on the Edge – 18th June
This acclaimed drama is set in the early 1930s and follows black jazz musicians, the Louis Lester Band, as they find fame amongst the parties and performances of London’s upper class society. Although many recoil at the performance of black musicians in polite society, the city’s more progressive socialites, including members of the Royal Household, take the band under their wing. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew Goode.
Enterprice – 18th June
Entrepreneurs Kazim and Jeremiah are rolling out their new home delivery service. Jerry’s got the brains, Kaz is the big dreamer – together they’re pushing to escape the hustle. This likeable BBC Three comedy is written by and stars Kayode Ewumi, co-starring Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge, Thea Gajic, Roger Griffiths, and Tanya Moodie.
Mum: Season 3 – 20th June
In the final season of BBC One’s gently hilarious, quietly profound comedy, Cathy and her family decamp to the English countryside to celebrate Derek’s birthday. Starring Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan.
Bowie: Finding Fame – 25th June
This is the David Bowie story you don’t know. The story of how David Robert Jones became David Bowie, how David Bowie became Ziggy Stardust and how Ziggy became immortal, changing the musical landscape as he did so. The story that finally makes sense of one of the greatest icons of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Bowie: The Last 5 Years – 25th June
This film takes a detailed look at Bowie’s last albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, and his play Lazarus. In his final five years, Bowie not only began producing music again, but returned to the core and defining themes of his career. This film explores how Bowie was a far more consistent artist than many interpretations of his career would have us believe. It traces the core themes from his final works and relates them to his incredible back catalogue.
Ed Sheeran: Jumpers for Goalposts – 25th June
In 2015 Ed Sheeran became the first artist to perform solo at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium. 3 historic nights, a total crowd of 240,000 and just one man on stage. This spectacular concert film directed by Paul Dugdale presents the story of these shows – the biggest of Ed’s life. All the major hits are here, including The A Team, Don’t, Sing and worldwide smash Thinking Out Loud. There’s even a surprise appearance from Sir Elton John with a one-of-a-kind duet – all in front of a rapturous homecoming crowd.
Robbie Williams: Sing When You’re Winning – 25th June
Entertaining audiences at festivals and across the world in concert, Robbie goes from strength to strength. His special recording here comprises lavish sets, masses of new material, as well as cover versions of classics like Madness’, ‘Baggy Trousers’; an appearance by Kylie Minogue; and is interspersed with archive footage of Robbie at key moments in his career.
Robbie Williams: One Night at the Palladium – 25th June
Robbie Williams takes over the London Palladium for an evening of swing classics and new songs. Special guests joining Robbie and his big band on stage are Lily Allen, Rufus Wainwright and Muppets Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, and grumpy old men Statler and Waldorf.
Harry Styles: Live in Manchester – 25th June
This one-off world exclusive, filmed in front of a live studio audience in Manchester, includes tracks from Harry’s self-titled number one debut album and special covers, as well as songs he has never previously performed before for a TV audience. Alongside the performances, Harry talks to host Nick Grimshaw about his extraordinary career in music, his life to date and his debut acting role in one of the standout movies of 2017, Dunkirk. Harry also goes on a road trip around Manchester, meeting some of the local residents and sampling a few of the delights that the city has to offer.
A subscription to BritBox UK costs £5.99 a month, with titles available in HD.