February 7, 2024
Seven years since it went on hiatus, this British sitcom about teachers at a secondary school returns with new leads — and original star Jack Whitehall now behind the scenes as a writer. Season 4 focuses on the drama teacher and a cockney P.E. teacher, and their shared incompetence in the face of …
February 2, 2024
Set in 1957, Leah her sister and their friend leave Jamaica for a new life in London as part of what was known as the Windrush generation in this unflinching but ultimately warm and feelgood British drama that Starring Rochelle Neil, Saffron Coomber, and Yazmin Belo.
January 23, 2024
Leave it to the British to pivot a “cozy detective drama” around a priest, in this case the titular Father Brown, who has a gift for solving complex murder mysteries in the bucolic yet ceaselessly murder-inspiring Cotswolds. This season, a parishoner drops dead after sampling a nun’s wine at a fair. …
January 17, 2024
A clever, critically-praised 6-part police drama set in Northern Ireland that follows three probationary officers in Belfast (Sian Brooke, Katherine Devlin and Nathan Braniff). From the Guardian: “It leaves so many tantalising threads just waiting to unravel. What’s real, and what is a setup? What …
January 10, 2024
An aging detective (Ross Kemp, East Enders) with a dark past that cost him his career and his marriage gets a call to the scene of a local murder, which was witnessed by a woman in a wheelchair (Crystal Clarke) who was the killer’s initial target — for reasons unclear. The unfolding procedural prob …
January 4, 2024
In 1994 South Africa, the daughter of a multiracial couple is kidnapped. Reyka manages to escape, and now an adult, she’s become a detective raising a child while solving crimes. In Season 2, she investigates the murders of young girls as her own kidnapper from 20+ years ago promises information abo …
January 1, 2024
Based on a popular live show and book series, a Dublin matriarch known as “Mammy” meddles in the lives of her friends and six grown kids in what’s been described as “anarchic comedy.” In this New Year’s special, Mammy and her troop decide to lose weight by creating a “Blubber Club,” and Winnie sees …
December 7, 2023
A four-part biopic about Hollywood legend Cary Grant. Archie dramatizes Grant’s rise to fame and his failed marriages, with a focus on his fourth marriage to the much younger Dyan Cannon. Rather than center the story around the charismatic persona Grant developed, the series takes an in-depth look a …
September 28, 2023
The hair-raising true story of Britain’s biggest police manhunt for a former bodybuilder who shot three people days after being released from prison. This ripped-from-the-headlines crime drama recreating the high-stakes police 2010 investigation comes to the US on BritBox.
September 6, 2023
Set in 1980s London, a gang of small-time crooks get their shot at a big time gold heist in this caper comedy romp that delivers the perfect antidote to all those dark British detective dramas on Britbox. Season 2 sees the gang living in Spain’s Costa del Crime.
August 27, 2023
The newly minted director of the national museum in Wales, Della Howell, succumbs to an affair with a mysterious young art student, and soon finds herself immersed in both a complicated family drama and the criminal underworld in this well-drawn Welsh thriller now on Britbox. Highfalutin art world i …
May 16, 2023
In the first season of this brisk, well-received BritBox mystery, a veteran British cop and a 15-year-old Libyan refugee fell to their deaths from a London tower block. Left behind on the roof were a five-year-old boy and a rookie officer, Lizzie, who quickly disappears. It’s up to officer Sarah Col …
March 28, 2023
David Tennant and Michael Sheen star as themselves in a pandemic-era comedy that wields the constraints of the times to creative ends. Season two revealed season one as a show-within-a-show, and the fun experimentation continues in the third season, as the world creeps back to “normal.”
March 8, 2023
A young, formerly enslaved Jamaican woman in Georgian London becomes entangled in a queer romantic drama and a high-stakes murder mystery. Based on a 2019 novel, The Confessions of Frannie Langton offers pulpy costume drama and sizzle through a refreshing, often-excluded point of view.
January 17, 2023
In 1974, a British politician named John Stonehouse faked his death in Miami to start a new life with his mistress in Australia. This binge-worthy three-part BritBox series dramatizes the WTF true story with a wry tone and a terrific performance by Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen. Worth the cost of a …