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True crime, classic films, and the Queen’s birthday celebration, this month on BritBox

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Don your finest hats and gloves and polish your tiaras; it’s time to celebrate the Queen’s belated birthday this June on BritBox.

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS

The Professionals
May 27
Season 1-2
New to BritBox

This action-packed crime drama about a special criminal intelligence unit is a fan favourite from the 1970s and 80s, and later inspired the creator of Line of Duty.  Delve into the exciting world of special criminal intelligence unit CI5, formed by the British Government to combat organised crime, international terrorism and espionage. 

Inside the secure corridors of CI5, George Cowley hands out tough assignments to his top agents; thuggish William Andrew Philip Bodie with a ‘hit first, ask questions later’ mentality and the cerebral Raymond Doyle, a former Docklands police constable. This classic crime drama stars Martin Shaw (The Chief, Judge John Deed), Lewis Collins (Jack the Ripper, Cluedo) and Gordon Jackson OBE (Upstairs Downstairs, The Great Escape). 

The Secret Agent
June 1
Mini-Series
New to BritBox

Travel back to Victorian era London, 1886 with The Secret Agent. Toby Jones (Detectorists, Wayward Pines) plays Verloc, an owner of a seedy shop in London’s Soho, who secretly doubles as a spy for the Russian embassy. Based on Joseph Conrad’s 1907 classic psychological thriller novel, this three-part series sees Verloc’s spy targets drag his family into a tragic terror plot. 

Also starring Vicky McClure (Line of Duty, Broadchurch), Stephen Graham (This is England, Line of Duty, Boardwalk Empire), David Dawson (Luther, The Last Kingdom) and Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone). 

Intruder
June 3
Exclusive to BritBox
Australian Premiere

Affluent, high-flying liberals Rebecca and Sam live an idyllic life in their luxurious coastal house – until their paradise is shattered one night when two teenagers break into their home. In a rage, Sam kills one of the intruders, who is trying to escape. Realising that Sam actually murdered the intruder, not in self-defence, the couple hatch a plan to restage the crime scene and change their stories before the police arrive. 

At first, they seem to have got away with it, however, as the investigation intensifies, their cover-up starts to unravel. Exactly how far are Rebecca and Sam willing to go to protect the life they have created? This suspenseful series will have you on the edge of your seat. Starring BAFTA award winner Tom Meeten (The Ghoul, Paddington) and Elaine Cassidy (Disco Pigs, The Others). 

Royal Upstairs Downstairs
June 7 – Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend Special
New to BritBox

To celebrate the Queen’s birthday long weekend, step into the life of Queen Victoria. Antiques expert Tim Wonnacott and celebrity British chef Rosemary Shrager travel in the footsteps of Queen Victoria, visiting the houses, castles and stately homes she visited throughout her life. 

Using Victoria’s own diaries, other contemporary accounts, household records of stately homes and contemporary illustrations, Wonnacott examines art and furniture seen by and commented on by Queen Victoria, as Shrager examines how servants coped with the demands of a royal visit. 

Last Dukes
June 10 – Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend Special
New to Britbox

An entertaining documentary about a dying breed. The last dukedom was created by Queen Victoria, As the UK’s Dukedoms gradually become extinct, what becomes of the increasingly irrelevant twenty four Dukes that remain? Do they still have power and wealth? What is it to be a duke in the 21st century? 

Directed by Michael Waldman (Inside Dior, Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure, Stephan Fry’s Key to the City) and featuring the Duke of Marlborough and his aunt, born Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill, the Duke of Atholl, the Duke of Montrose and the Duchess of Rutland. 

Doc Martin
June 15
Season 8 – New to BritBox

Martin Clunes plays Dr Martin Ellingham, a successful London surgeon who develops a ‘blood phobia’ which forces him to stop surgery. This fear leads him to move to a sleepy village in Cornwall as the new sole general practitioner. This season of Doc Martin highlights Dr Martin’s romantic relationship with local primary school teacher, Louisa Glasson. After successfully rekindling his marriage with Louisa, they are living together again. However, a disaster puts the Doc’s career in danger. 

A BAFTA winning series receiving “Best TV Comedy Drama”. Starring Martin Clunes as Doc Martin (Manhunt, Islands of Britain), Ian McNeice (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The Man Who Invented Christmas) and Eileen Atkins (Paddington 2, Ballet Shoes). 

The Detectorists
June 17
Season 1-3, Complete Box Set
Exclusive to BritBox

A comedy starring and created by Mackenzie Crook (The Office, Pirates of the Caribbean, Games of Thrones) and starring Toby Jones OBE (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Hunger Games) that focuses on the lives of two friends in a fictional Essex town. 

These two eccentric characters share a passion for metal detecting and a dream of unearthing buried treasure that they’re certain is hidden in their local area. 

Watch the complete boxset only on BritBox. 

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
June 18
New to BritBox

A raw insight into The Beatles’ successful music career covering 250 concerts between 1962 to 1966, including the iconic tour of Australia in June 1964. This documentary intimately explores the band’s inner workings during its meteoric rise, as well the impact of the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame. 

An acclaimed documentary film which has received numerous awards such as Best Documentary (BAFTA), Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special (Emmy Awards) and Best Music Film (Grammy Award). 

Featuring exclusive interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Also featuring rare archival interviews and concert footage with John Lennon and George Harrison. Guest interviews with Whoopi Goldberg, Elvis Costello and Sigourney Weaver.

Clockwise
June 22
New to BritBox

John Cleese, stars as an obsessively punctual comprehensive school headmaster that sets out to give an important speech at the annual Headmasters’ conference, however a series of slapstick misadventures get in the way. 

Written by acclaimed stage director Christopher Morahan CBE (The Jewel in the Crown), and Michael Frayn FRSL. 

Man Up
June 24
New to BritBox

Nancy is a single 34 year old woman played by Lake Bell (It’s Complicated, No Strings Attached) who is pessimistic about love. Nancy visits London for her parent’s 40th wedding anniversary, however on the train Nancy unforseeably takes the place of a stranger’s blind date which leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend. 

Also starring Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead), directed by Ben Palmer (Inbetweeners) and written by BAFTA winning screenwriter, Tessa Jo Morris (Hollyoaks)

Madeline McCann: Hunt for the Prime Suspect
June 29
New to BritBox

Thirteen years ago, three year old Madeleine McCann tragically disappeared from her parents’ apartment while holidaying in Portugal. With media across the world still closely reporting her missing case, her parents haven’t stopped the search. This hair-raising documentary magnifies the false leads, allegations and uncovers a new prime suspect that may lead closer to the truth. Presented by award winning news journalist Julie Etchingham, directed and produced by Simon Gilchrist (Countdown to Murder, The Met: Policing London).

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