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Adaptation of novel LIFE AFTER LIFE, over 40 classic British films, and more, this August on BRITBOX

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Sit back, relax and cosy up this winter with the latest British murder mysteries, comedies, crime dramas and a large collection of much-loved British film classics, all new to BritBox this month.

HIGHLIGHTS

Life After Life
18th August
Season 1, Australian premiere, new and exclusive to BritBox
Genre: Drama

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A woman who can’t escape death and is reborn into different lives 

This four-part series is adapted from Kate Atkinson’s acclaimed 2013 novel. Life After Life is a period drama that tells the story of Ursula Todd, who dies in 1910 before she can draw her first breath. However, this sparks the start of a series of new, alternative lives as Ursula is reborn and survives time and time again. The story follows Ursula as she navigates her many lives, which span two world wars, an encounter with Hitler, and major historical and life events of the twentieth century. 

Life after Life has received a five star review from The Times and four star rating from The Guardian UK and Radio Times. Starring Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), Sian Clifford (Quiz, Fleabag), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Sean Delaney (Killing Eve), James McArdle (Mare of Easttown). Narrated by Lesley Manville (Magpie Murders, Mum).


Shakespeare & Hathaway
1 August
Season 4, new and exclusive to BritBox
Entire boxset exclusively on BritBox
Genre: Comedy, mystery, drama

Two oddball sleuths return for more whimsical mysteries brimming with wit and rural charm 

The quirky pair of private detectives, Luella Shakespeare and Frank Hathaway, investigate crime in the picturesque and charming town of Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Follow the mismatched detectives played by Jo Joyner (EastEnders, Doctor Who) and Mark Benton (Early Doors, The Booze Cruise) who solve a range of mysterious cases from suspected ghost sightings to Shakespearian escorts. 


The Durrells
9 August
Seasons 1-4, new to BritBox, complete boxset
Genre: Comedy, drama

Based on the real events of a family that relocated from England to a sundrenched Greek island 

Adapted from the memoirs of respected conservationist, Gerard Durrell, the series follows a financially struggling widowed mother played by Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty, Spooks, Ashes to Ashes) who moves her family from Bournemouth to the sunny Greek island of Corfu. Here the family adjusts to a simpler way of life during the 1930s. The Durrells has received two Royal Television Society awards and four BAFTA Award nominations. The series has received four stars from The Guardian UK and 94% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Also starring Callum Woodhouse (All Creatures Great and Small) and Josh O’Connor (The Crown).


Quiz
25 August
Mini-series, new to BritBox
Genre: Drama

A British army major cheats his way to win a gameshow 

QUIZ tells the true story of Charles Ingram, a former British army major who caused a major scandal after being caught cheating his way to winning £1 million on the game show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’. 

Starring Matthew Macfadyen (Spooks, Succession, Pride & Prejudice), Sian Clifford (Life After Life, Fleabag), Mark Bonnar (Shetland, Line of Duty) and Michael Sheen (Staged). The mini series has received five stars by The Independent and 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes.


The Yorkshire Vet
23 August
Seasons 1-5, new to BritBox
Genre: Lifestyle

A real look into the inspiration behind James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small 

A documentary series following the practice staff of Skeldale Veterinary Centre in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Skeldale Veterinary centre is the same surgery where notable British veterinary surgeon James Herriot worked and found his inspiration for his collection of semi-autobiographical writings, All Creatures Great and Small. This book series later turned into the renowned 1978-1990 television series and rebooted in 2020 with seasons one and two streaming exclusively on BritBox. 

A BritBox recommended watch for lovers of All Creatures Great and Small


Criminal Justice
30 August
Seasons 1-2, new to BritBox
Genre: Crime drama

Accused perpetrators seek to fight for their own justice 

Each season of Criminal Justice follows a different storyline that explores of the challenges and politics of the criminal justice system, seen through the eyes of the accused. 

Season 1 stars Ben Whishsaw (A Very English Scandal, This is Going to Hurt) and Bill Paterson (Wives & Daughters, Outlander, Fleabag)

Season 2 stars Matthew MacFadyen (Spooks, Quiz) and Maxine Peake (The Village, Silk)

The series has received multiple awards, including two BAFTAs, an International Emmy Award and two Royal Television Society Awards. 


FULL SCHEDULE

1 August:

  • Shakespeare & Hathaway, Season 1

4 August:

Movies:

  • Bright Star
  • Crooked House
  • Salmon Fishing in Yemen
  • One Chance
  • Tamara Drewe
  • Sliding Doors
  • The Children Act
  • The Sense of an Ending
  • The Young Victoria
  • W.E.
  • All Is True
  • 100 Streets
  • The Lady in the Van
  • Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This
  • The End of the Affair
  • The Governess
  • The Remains of the Day
  • The Dresser
  • Gandhi
  • Robin and Marian
  • And Now for Something Completely Different
  • Gumshoe
  • Young Winston
  • Dad’s Army
  • X Y & Zee
  • To Sir With Love
  • The Wrong Box
  • 84 Charing Cross Road
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Footsteps in the Fog
  • Burton and Taylor
  • Legacy
  • Song for Jenny
  • The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister
  • King of Thieves
  • Legend
  • Our Kind of Traitor
  • Nothing But the Best
  • The Lion in the Winter
  • Peeping Tom
  • Accident
  • Sweeney!
  • Danny and the Human Zoo
  • The Mercy

9 August:

  • The Durrells
  • What the Durrells Did Next

15 August:

  • Traces, Season 1

18 August:

  • Life After Life, Season 1

23 August:

  • The Yorkshire Vet, Seasons 1-5

25 August:

  • Quiz, Season 1

30 August:

  • Criminal Justice, Seasons 1-2 

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

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Abbey Mikkelsen
Abbey Mikkelsen
Abbey Mikkelsen is a writer and producer of the TV BLACKBOX podcast, having previously worked at STUDIO 10 as the Production Assistant, and the ANJ, ROB & ROBBO SHOW as a producer. For all media enquiries, please contact Abbey via: [email protected]

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