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THE CHILD IN TIME, THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY and season finale of LINE OF DUTY feature this May on BRITBOX

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It’s time to cosy up on your couch with a nice cup of tea and enjoy the latest content BritBox has to offer this May.

From classic period dramas, to gripping mysteries, BAFTA nominated comedy series, true crime stories and thrilling police procedurals, BritBox will offer subscribers exclusive series, complete box sets and the best of iconic British telly.

1st MAY 2021
‘THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY’ – NEW TO BRITBOX, COMPLETE SERIES

A two-part miniseries from the makers of Line of Duty.

New to BritBox, this drama portrays the story of The Great Train Robbery of 8 August 1963 known as Britain’s greatest heist. This legendary story occurred in Buckinghamshire, England where a gang of 15 robbed a train of 2.6 million pounds.

This mini-series shares the story that made celebrities of all involved, especially the infamous Ronnie Biggs, firstly from the point of view of the robbers and then from the point of view of the police.

Starring Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Beauty and the Beast, Pembrokeshire Murders) and Martin Compston (Line of Duty, The Nest, Traces, Doomsday, In Plain Sight), The Great Train Robbery was nominated for the best mini-series BAFTA in 2014.

5th MAY 2021
‘THE CHILD IN TIME’ – NEW TO BRITBOX

A man is confronted with the unthinkable when his daughter disappears in a supermarket.

An adaptation of the Ian McEwan’s award-winning novel of the same name, The Child in Time stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Endgame, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Hawking) and Kelly Macdonald (Line of Duty, Harry Potter, Trainspotting).
Stephen Lewis, played by Cumberbatch, is a successful writer of children’s books and is confronted with the unthinkable when his only child disappears in a supermarket.

The story follows Lewis as he tries to find purpose in his life after his daughter goes missing.
The Child in Time was written by BAFTA-nominee Stephen Butchard (Five Daughters) and Directed by BAFTA-winner Julian Farino.

6th MAY 2021
‘LINE OF DUTY’ SEASON 6 FINALE – PREMIERE, EXCLUSIVE, EXPRESS FROM THE UK, COMPLETE SERIES (1-6)

BritBox will be the only place Australians can watch the season finale of Line of Duty Season 6 streaming in Australia on 6th May.

The highly anticipated sixth season and ratings smash hit has followed a team of detectives in Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (AC-12) as they work on a series of cases within the police force.

Featuring a talented returning cast including series leads Vicky McClure (Broadchurch, Alex Rider, This is England), Martin Compston (The Nest, Traces) and Adrian Dunbar (Blood, The Hollow Crown), Season 6 of Line of Duty will also see new addition Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting, Boardwalk Empire, Giri/Haji) guest star along with Australian trained actress Shalom Brune-Franklin (Doctor Doctor, Our Girl).

The final episode of Line of Duty Season 6 is not to be missed!

11th MAY 2021
‘HOME’ SEASON 1-2 – EXCLUSIVE TO BRITBOX, AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE, COMPLETE SERIES (1-2)

After a family holiday to France, the plan is to return with a tan and vintage champagne. What they actually bring back will come as a complete surprise…

This BAFTA-nominated comedy is written by and stars Rufus Jones (Flack, W1A, Hunderby, Holy Flying Circus). This British sitcom follows the story of a family who, upon returning from a holiday in France, finds themselves with an illegal immigrant from Damascus hiding in the boot of their car.
The modern comedy follows Syrian refugee Sami as he adjusts to his new life in Britain while he waits for his asylum application to be processed.
Home also stars BAFTA-nominee Youssef Kerkour (Gavin & Stacey, Criminal: UK, Baghdad Central), Rebekah Staton
(Raised by Wolves, Spy, Pulling) and Oaklee Pendergast (Marcella, The Missing, Camping).

14th MAY 2021
‘ANTHONY’ – EXCLUSIVE TO BRITBOX, AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

A true crime story looks at an alternative reality for a victim.

A Royal Television Society nominated film released in 2020, Anthony is based on the true harrowing story of Anthony Walker, a black 18 year old teenager who was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack in Merseyside, England in 2005.

The film looks into the life of Anthony, a devout Christian and aspiring lawyer, and explores an alternative story of how his life might have turned out if he was not the victim of this deadly attack.

Anthony received a five-star film review rating by The Guardian UK. Written by Emmy and BAFTA award winner, Jimmy McGovern (Cracker) and starring Toheed Jimoh (Ted Lasso, The Power) and Julia Brown (World on Fire, Shetland, The Last Kingdom, M.I High).

18th MAY 2021
‘AGATHA AND THE MIDNIGHT MURDERS’ – AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE, EXCLUSIVE TO BRITBOX

Agatha Christie decides to kill off her most famous character, Hercule Poirot in this alternative history drama.

Set during World War II, Agatha and the Midnight Murders takes place over the course of one evening. As bombs fall on London during the Blitz, debt-ridden writer Agatha Christie decides it’s time to kill off her most famous character Hercule Poirot.

Agatha and her companion Travis, a roguish grifter, get caught up in the middle of an air raid, while attempting to sell one of Agatha’s unpublished manuscripts featuring Poirot’s death to a superfan who will pay a fortune to own a piece of history and keep the beloved detective alive.

This mystery stars Ian Charleson Award nominated Helen Baxendale as Agatha Christie (Cold Feet, Friends, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners, Way to Go, Him & Her) and Alistair Petrie (The Bank Job, Cloud Atlas, Rush).

‘AGATHA AND THE TRUTH OF MURDER’ – NEW TO BRITBOX

A young Agatha Christie investigates a real-life murder.

In 1926, with her writing in crisis and personal life in tatters, a young Agatha Christie decides to solve a real-life murder. When the god-daughter and namesake of Florence Nightingale is found murdered on a train with horrific head injuries, the victim’s partner of 26 years appeals to Agatha to help solve the case.

Agatha and the Truth of Murder was the second-highest rated fictional program of 2018 and sees Christie played by award-winning actress Ruth Bradley (Grabbers, Primeval, The Innocence Project), along with Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Office) and Pippa Haywood (Bodyguard).

24th MAY 2021
‘PRIDE & PREJUDICE’ REMASTERED – EXCLUSIVE TO BRITBOX

Iconic BAFTA and Emmy award winning period drama series exclusively remastered for BritBox.

Pride & Prejudice is based on Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel of the same name. This six-part series stars a highly awarded cast including Jennifer Ehle (Contagion, Little Men, The King’s Speech) who won a BAFTA for her role as Elizabeth Bennet and Colin Firth (Bridget Jones’s Diary, The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love, Love Actually).

Set in rural England in the early 19th century, and centering on the turbulent relationship between Elizabeth Bennet, the daughter of a country gentleman, and Fitzwilliam Darcy, a rich aristocratic landowner. They must overcome the titular sins of pride and prejudice in order to fall in love and marry.

For more information on BritBox or to claim your 7 day free trial, visit www.britbox.com

Kevin Perryhttps://tvblackbox.com.au/author-kevin-perry/
Co-Creator and Editor of the TV Blackbox website, Kevin Perry is an experienced media commentator focused on TV Production, Consumer Tech, SVOD & Sports Broadcasting. Media enquiries please Call or Text 0428-275-111
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