What’s coming soon to BritBox UK in March 2021?
James R | On 16, Feb 2021
BritBox continues to build on its distinctive streaming proposition this month with a new batch of 20 Film4 movies, a wave of 90s favourites such as The Crystal Maze and a dose of nostalgic comedy with the whole of Hi-De-Hi.
Here’s what’s coming soon to BritBox in March 2021:
Drop the Dead Donkey – 4th March
Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin’s satirical Channel 4 comedy follows the TV station Globelink News, which is taken over by media mogul Sir Royston Merchant. He wants a more sensationalist view of the news, with yuppie Gus Hedges heading up the transformation, while nervous news editor George Dent tries to keep up editorial standards.
Game On (1995) – 4th March
Comedy series starring Samantha Womack about three flatmates who, despite being young, bright and sexy, just don’t seem to be enjoying themselves.
Hamish Macbeth: Season 1 to 3 – 4th March
Robert Carlyle stars in this drama series about a young policeman whose beat is a seemingly sleepy Highland village.
GBH – 4th March
Alan Bleasdale’s story of power and madness stars Robert Lindsay as an ambitious politician, and Michael Palin as a school teacher who makes a stand for his beliefs
Jungle Run – 4th March
Get your retro kids’ TV fix with ITV’s long-running gameshow that sees children solve puzzles while being badgered by monkeys.
The Crystal Maze: Season 1 to 3 – 4th March
Richard O’Brien is the host with the most for the first three runs of Channel 4’s iconic TV show.
Knightmare (selected episodes) – 4th March
There’s nothing more dated or groundbreaking than this timeless ITV children’s adventure game show, which used pioneering technology to create a Dungeons and Dragons-style atmosphere
Death in Paradise: Season 9 (2020) – 4th March
The team is back solving mind-bending murders in the glorious sunshine. This year sees the arrival of a new DI, Neville Parker, but Saint Marie isn’t exactly his idea of paradise.
Gunpowder (2017) – 11th March
In London, 1605, Robert Catesby, a 33-year-old Warwickshire gentleman, devises a plot to blow up Parliament and kill the king. Starring Kit Harrington, Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss.
Stacey Dooley Investigates – 11th March
A selection of documentaries including Mums Selling Their Kids for Sex, Gypsy Kids in Crisis, The Young and Homeless and Stacey Meets the IS Brides.
Hi-de-Hi (1980) – 11th March
Ho-de-Ho! Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s popular comedy set in a holiday camp starring Paul Shane, Simon Cadell, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland and Su Pollard. Under the austere eye of Entertainment Manager Jeffrey Fairbrother, the Yellowcoats tirelessly attempt to entertain British holidaymakers at the Maplins resort in the fictional seaside town of Crimpton-on-Sea. Cue comic capers and jolly japes with every episode of this classic comedy.
The Woman in White (2018) – 11th March
The lives of two half-sisters and their drawing master get caught up in a deadly conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed all in white. Starring Jessie Buckley and Dougray Scott.
The Naked Civil Servant (1975) – 11th March
Drama directed by Jack Gold and starring John Hurt as Quentin Crisp. The film traces the life of the flamboyant and eccentric Crisp, a gay British man, as he grows up and grows old in a conservative society which treats his sexuality as a criminal offence. The cast also includes John Rhys-Davies, Roger Lloyd-Pack and Stanley Lebor.
The Masked Singer: Season 2 – 15th March
The surreal and surprising singing show that asks – who is behind the mask?
Film4 Collection – 17th March
A new collection of 20 British feature films join the growing line-up of Film4 favourites. Comedies include The Inbetweeners 2 (2014), Fever Pitch (1997), Wild West (1992), and Living Apart Together (1982). Dramas include Disobedience (2017), The Dressmaker (2015), Closing Numbers (1993), The Good Father (1985), Lean on Pete (2017), Giro City (1982), The Ploughman’s Lunch (1983), Runners (1983), Scrubbers (1982), Winter Flight (1984) and I’m Not a Witch (2017). Thrillers and mysteries round off the collection with Eye in the Sky (2015), Birthday Girl (2001), Bad Sister (2015) and The Disappearance of Finbar (1996).
Normal for Norfolk (2016) – 18th March
Documentary series following eccentric gentleman farmer Desmond MacCarthy as he struggles to keep his 17th-century manor home afloat, while holding on to the country traditions of his childhood.
Last Tango in Halifax: Season 4 and 5 – 18th March
BAFTA-winning series following the surprising and uplifting journey of Celia and Alan as they rekindle a passionate relationship after 60 years apart. Their marriage is proof that, whatever your age, relationships will always be complicated.
Trigonometry (2020) – 18th March
Drama series about three people who are made for each other. Starring Ariane Labed, Thalissa Teixeira and Gary Carr.
Great Night Out (2013) – 18th March
Four mates enjoy a weekly boys’ get-together in Stockport. Starring William Ash, Lee Boardman and Craig Parkinson.
The Doctors (2020) – 18th March
A bumper Doc-who-mentary of pure nostalgia for all Doctor Who fans with over 60 hours of unmissable insight including interviews, clips and messages from a host of stars, including the Doctors themselves.
National Treasure (2016) – 25th March
Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters, Andrea Riseborough and Tim McInnerny star in Jack Thorne’s four-part drama about an ageing comedian when he’s accused of a sexual assault that dates back to the 90s.
Civilisations (2018) – 25th March
A nine-part series that tells the story of art from the dawn of human history to the present day — for the first time on a global scale.
A subscription to BritBox UK costs £5.99 a month, with titles available in HD.