What’s coming soon to BritBox UK in November 2021?
James R | On 27, Oct 2021
BritBox is delivering an early collection of Christmas specials this November, but there’s plenty of other treats to unwrap, including new exclusive Red Riding: The Year of our Lord, Alan Partridge’s comeback, This Time, Hugh Laurie’s political thriller Roadkill and Peter Jackson’s moving documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, which spearheads a Remembrance Day collection.
Here’s what’s coming soon to BritBox UK in November 2021:
Your Face or Mine S6 (2019) – 1st November
Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan test the relationships of loved-up couples for the chance to win thousands of pounds in the sixth series of Your Face or Mine.
Roast Battle S4 (2020) – 1st November
In comedy’s closest thing to a sport, Britain’s sharpest comedians battle it out with the most brutal jokes imaginable before judges Russell Brand and Katherine Ryan vote for the most hilarious.
The Real Housewives of Cheshire S14 (2021) – 1st November
Step inside the gilded lives of Cheshire’s richest housewives in the fourteenth series of this outrageous reality show.
Conspiracy: The Missing Evidence (2014) – 1st November
Documentary looking at evidence that supports the most notorious conspiracy theories.
Heists S1 (2015) – 1st November
The inside story of how a gang carried out the biggest cash heist in British history, the robbery of over £50m from a Securitas depot in Kent.
Inside Broadmoor (2020) – 1st November
This remarkable two-part documentary special marks the 150th anniversary of Broadmoor, home to Britain’s most notorious killers. With exclusive and unprecedented access to Broadmoor’s archives, this film unfolds the extraordinary history of the world’s most famous and feared hospital. Why was it originally created, and what has it become?
Killers Behind Bars (2012) – 1st November
Professor David Wilson is a professor of criminology at Birmingham University in the UK. In this series of documentaries, he is applying the methodology that he teaches his students to convicted serial killers in an attempt to discover the full scale of the heinous crimes committed by some of the UK’s most notorious serial killers.
Secrets of the Royal Flight (2019) – 1st November
From the earliest days of flight, the royal family have loved to travel in style. Explore the inside story of five-star regal luxury at 30,000ft.
Secrets of the Royal Train (2019) – 1st November
Documentary looking at the most luxurious and elusive locomotive in the history of the British Isles. For more than 150 years, it has been the monarchy’s favourite way to travel.
10 Ways the Victorians Changed Britain (2020) – 1st November
Michael Buerk takes us through 10 ways that the Victorians transformed Britain.
Warship: Life at Sea S1 (2017) – 1st November
Revealing documentary series about the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan, following life on board for her crew of two hundred and eighty.
Warship: Below Deck S1 (2020) – 1st November
Documenting the lives of the 280 men and women on board the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan as the ship performs crucial operations in the Mediterranean and beyond.
D-Day’s Sunken Secrets (2020) – 1st November
Documentary film following a team of experts as they scour the sea bed off the coast of Normandy looking for objects which were lost or destroyed during the D-Day landings.
Inside Waitrose: Britain’s Poshest Supermarket (2020) – 1st November
A light-hearted look at how Waitrose established its position at the top of the supermarket tree. Industry insiders reveal the secrets behind Waitrose’s success.
M&S vs Waitrose: Which is Better Value? (2019) – 1st November
Supermarkets M&S and Waitrose wage a daily war to attract the middle-class shoppers of Britain. Interviews with retail experts and insiders reveal which is coming out on top.
Some Voices (2000) – 1st November
Pete, a chef, takes in his schizophrenic brother Ray. But their relationship gets tense when Ray falls in love with Laura and refuses to take the medication that will stop the voices in his head. Starring Daniel Craig, Kelly Macdonald and David Morrissey.
The Emperor’s New Clothes (2001) – 1st November
During Napoleon’s exile on St. Helena, some loyalists hire a look-alike to swap places with the deposed Emperor. While the impostor lives in luxury on the island, the real Napoleon returns to Paris in order to retake the throne. Starring Ian Holm.
Wish You Were Here (1987) – 1st November
In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. She eventually becomes pregnant by an acquaintance of her father. Starring Emily Lloyd and Tom Bell.
Leon The Pig Farmer (1992) – 1st November
An irreverent comedy is set in motion when Leon Geller, a sensitive Jewish man from London, learns that he is the product of an artificial insemination accident, and that his real father is a farmer from Yorkshire. Starring Mark Frankel and Janet Suzman.
Route Irish (2010) – 1st November
The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend’s death and sets out to discover the truth. Starring John Bishop, Mark Womack and Andrea Lowe.
Red Riding: The Year Of Our Lord 1974 (2009) – 4th November
A rookie Yorkshire journalist sets out to solve the case of a child murderer. Starring Andrew Garfield, Sean Bean and Rebecca Hall.
Red Riding: The Year Of Our Lord 1980 (2009) – 4th November
A team of investigators attempt to stop a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper from claiming his next victim, but uncover something far more terrifying. Starring Paddy Considine, Warren Clarke and Sean Harris.
Red Riding: The Year Of Our Lord 1983 (2009) – 4th November
Plagued by guilt, a corrupt police official attempts to solve the case of a missing schoolgirl after seeing connections between her disappearance and a rash of prior abductions. Starring Mark Addy, David Morrissey and Jim Carter.
Life S1 (2020) – 4th November
Gail, Belle, David, and Hannah all encounter new and disruptive influences in their lives, kicking off interweaving stories set in a house in Manchester, England, divided into four flats. Starring Peter Davison, Victoria Hamilton, Saira Choudhry and Alison Steadman.
The Field of Blood S1-2 (2011-2013) – 4th November
Adaptation of Denise Mina’s novel set in 1982. When the story of a murder involves her family, newspaper copy boy Paddy Meehan must battle prejudices to get to the truth. Starring David Morrissey, Peter Capaldi and Jayd Johnson.
This Time with Alan Partridge S1 (2019) – 4th November
Alan is handed a career lifeline – the chance to stand in as co-host on This Time, a weekday magazine show. But can he capitalise on the opportunity?
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge S1 (1994) – 4th November
Alan Partridge hosts his own chat show on the BBC. He insults and belittles almost all of his guests and is humiliated by the rest.
Roadkill (2020) – 11th November
Politician Peter Laurence’s (Hugh Laurie) private life is falling apart. Shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, he seeks to further his own agenda whilst others plot to bring him down. Can he out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?
Single-Handed S1-2 (2007-2008) – 11th November
Jack Driscoll moves back to the town on the west coast of Ireland where he was born. He takes over his retired father’s Garda post, and solves different cases. Starring Owen McDonnell.
They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) – 11th November
Acclaimed documentary by Peter Jackson with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the First World War.
Britmas – 18th November
A variety of Christmas crackers including specials from Are you Being Served?, Bread, Terry and June and Knowing Me, Knowing Yule with Alan Partridge.
Rome S1-2 (2005-2007) – 18th November
A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic. Starring Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson.
Personal Services (1987) – 18th November
The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne. Starring Julie Walters.
The Count Of Monte Cristo (1975) – 18th November
A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous “friends,” escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. Starring Richard Chamberlain, Trevor Howard and Louis Jourdan.
The Plank (1967) – 18th November
The slapstick perilous misadventures of two clumsy construction builders whom require a wooden floorboard. Starring Tommy Cooper and Eric Sykes.
Victim (1961) – 18th November
Lawyer Melville Farr takes up the case of a worker who is blackmailed for being homosexual at the cost of derailing his promising career. Starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms.
Too Many Crooks (1959) – 18th November
In this spoof on crime films, four would-be criminals manage to botch every job they plan. When they try to rob wealthy Billy Gordon they fail again. But the gang decides to kidnap his daughter. Starring Terry-Thomas, George Cole and Brenda da Banzie.
Brief Encounter (1945) – 18th November
Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey. Their casual friendship soon develops, during their weekly visits, into something more emotional. Starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard.
Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em S1-3 (1973-1978) – 25th November
Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.
New Tricks S3-5 (2006-2008) – 25th November
Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama. Starring Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman and Alun Armstrong.
The Game (2014) – 25th November
Daddy, the head of MI5, assembles a secret team to investigate an alleged Soviet plot that could change the course of the Cold War. Miniseries starring Tom Hughes and Brian Cox.
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