Australia: Here’s your complete NOVEMBER release schedule for Britain-focused streaming service BritBox!
- ‘DOCTOR THORNE’ – SERIES
Three part adaption of 1858 Anthony Trollope novel scripted by award-winning Julian Fellowes. In this tale of forbidden romance, jealousy, and status, Doctor Thorne’s penniless niece Mary falls for the handsome, wealthy Frank Gresham. Unfortunately for the pair, the Gresham family believe it is their son’s duty to marry well in order to save the family estate.
Stars Tom Hollander (Rev, Ambassadors, Wives & Daughters), Rebecca Front (The Other One, Poldark, The Thick of It), Alison Brie (Glow, Mad Men).
Written by Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey.
- ‘VICTORIA WOOD’S NICE CUP OF TEA’ – DOCUMENTARY
Discover the history of tea with comedy legend Victoria Wood. From the bustling streets of Kolkata to the large city of Shanghai, comedy legend Victoria Wood travels the globe to explore how Britain’s love affair with tea began. Follow her as she uncovers the surprising story of how it powered the empire and remains the nation’s favourite drink.
Starring Victoria Wood (Dinner Ladies, Eric & Ernie, Housewife, 49).
- ‘VANITY FAIR’ – SERIES
A BAFTA nominated adaptation of William Thackeray’s classic 1848 satire. A penniless orphan named Becky Sharp, played by Eve Matheson (Jane Eyre) is an unstoppable schemer and seductive social climber who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
This series was adapted by Andrew Davies (House of Cards, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice).
Starring Eve Matheson (Jane Eyre), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Cranford, Big School), Nathanial Parker (The Inspector, Lynley Mysteries, Bleak House) and Tom Ward (Silent Witness).
- ‘THE FORCE’ – SERIES
A true crime series that follows the intimate and real lives of UK police With unprecedented and unvarnished access to Hampshire Constabulary in the south of England, this documentary series closely follows a typical large provincial police force in action.
Directed by Patrick Forbes (The Phantom, The Widowmaker).
- ‘QUEEN VICTORIA’S CHILDREN’ – SERIES
Discover the life of Queen Victoria and the people that were closest to her. Spanning 60 years, this family saga tells a tale of manipulation, conflict, intimidation, emotional blackmail and fevered attempts by Victoria’s children to escape the clutches of their domineering and needy mother. The docuseries draws on the written material and photographs the family left behind to bring the characters and complex relationships to life.
Narrated Nicholas Rowe (Belgravia, Young Sherlock, Lock, Stock and Two SmokingBarrels).
- ‘KIRSTIE’S HANDMADE SHOWDOWN’ – SERIES
Explore the quintessentially British tradition of county fairs with Kirstie Allsopp. Television royalty Kirstie Allsopp (Location, Location, Location) visits Britain’s colourful county fairs to compete against a talented army of local artisans in the fair’s craft contest. But before that, she needs to embark on a craft crash-course, learning intricate skills.
Starring Kirstie Allsopp (Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas, Kirstie & Phil’s Love It or List It).
- ‘CHATSWORTH’ – SERIES
Look inside one of Britain’s most notable estates. Chatsworth House in Derbyshire opens its doors and 25 bedrooms to the cameras for a whole year, providing behind the scenes access and in-depth look at the workings of the majestic property.
Narrated by Max Beesley (Homeland, Suits, The Last Enemy).
- ‘DR DEATH: HAROLD SHIPMAN’ – DOCUMENTARY
Gripping true crime documentary that unveils unseen workings of a notorious killer. Delving into a blood-curdling investigation into Harold Shipman, one of Britain’s most prolific serial killers, this documentary uncovers never before seen footage, letters and testimonies that brought him to justice.
Narrated by Gina McKee (Notting Hill, Atonement, Line of Duty).
- ‘POLICE TAPES’ – SERIES
Raw, unfiltered insight into real police investigations Police Tapes intercuts raw police investigation footage with first-person testimony from detectives at the heart of major crimes.. Watch real documentary accounts of the true stories behind popular crime dramas on BritBox including Little Boy Blue and The Pembrokeshire Murders.
Presented by Susanna Reid (Good Morning Britain, Strictly Come Dancing).
- ‘AN HOUR TO CATCH A KILLER’ – FILM
Get a real life inspection of what it’s like to be solving murder cases for a UK homicide unit. This documentary follows specialist detectives from a UK homicide unit and their supporting multi-agency team within the ‘Golden Hour’ – the name police give to a critical window of time that is vital to solving murder cases.
Presented by Sir Trevor McDonald OBE, renowned television presenter and news journalist.
- ‘FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER’ – SEASON 6
BAFTA nominated iconic sitcom focused on the regular gathering around the family dinner table Once again, brothers Adam and Jonny return to Mum and Dad’s house for a Friday night dinner of soup, chicken and crimble-crumble – plus massive side-orders of wind-ups and bickering.
Stars Paul Ritter (Vera), Tamsin Greig (Black Books, White Heat, Emma), Simon Bird (Inbetweeners), Tom Rosenthal (Plebs).
- ‘SILENT WITNESS’ – SEASONS 10-15
The UK’s longest running crime drama since 1996 that reaps in high ratings each season. Further tales from the morgue, as our top pathologists return to uncover more grizzly, suspicious deaths and use their scientific expertise in pursuit of the truth.
Stars Emilia Fox (Delicious, Pride & Prejudice) and Tom Ward (Vanity Fair).
- ‘BANCROFT’ SEASON 2 – EXCLUSIVE & NEW TO BRITBOX
Crime thriller follows a psychopathic detective who is hiding a huge secret Detective Chief Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft, who is not your usual detective, returns to work as a head of a new merged super force. When a disturbing double murder brings her personal and professional life crashing together, she is confronted with a chilling new enemy and the repercussions of her past actions will return to haunt her in ways she could never have expected.
Stars Sarah Parish (W1A, Broadchurch) and produced by Tall Story Pictures (Crashing Shadows, Lucan).
- ‘A TOUCH OF FROST’ SEASONS 10-15 – COMPLETE BOXSET
Britain’s favourite detective who solves crime in unconventional ways. Detective Jack Frost is an unusual policeman who carries sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Known for his sloppy, disorganised, and disrespectful character, Frost attracts trouble like a magnet.
Starring British icon, David Jason (Only Fools and Horses, Darling Buds of May, Porridge).
- ‘DOCTOR WHO: INFINITE QUEST’ – SPECIAL
The Doctor and Martha must find the lost starship before it’s overtaken by an evil alien. This rare animated special features The Doctor and his companion Martha as they set off on an intergalactic adventure through space. They follow a trail of clues across the alien worlds to unlock the mighty spaceship, The Infinite, however an evil space pirate called the Baltazar is also searching for it.
Starring the tenth doctor, David Tennant (Broadchurch, Jessica Jones) and Freema Agyeman (New Amsterdam, Silent Witness, Law and Order)
- ‘DOCTOR WHO: DREAMLAND’ – SPECIAL
The Doctor lands in Area 51, a place where people go missing. The Doctor is in the desert of Dry Springs, Nevada, where he stumbles across an extraterrestrial artefact in a local diner and they are taken by US Military to the unknown Area 51, also called Dreamland.
Starring the tenth doctor, David Tennant (Broadchurch, Jessica Jones) and Georgia Tennant (The Bill, Merlin).
- ‘LOCOMOTION: DAN SNOW’S HISTORY OF RAILWAYS’ – SERIES
Journey through the history of the British railway network with historian Dan Snow. In this fascinating three-part documentary series, television personality and historian, Dan Snow reveals how the making of the British railway network had a colossal impact on Britain and left a breathtaking impression on the world.
Starring Dan Snow (Battlefield Britain, Empire of the Seas).
- ‘CRIME’ – SEASON 1
The first-ever television series written by Irvine Welsh and exclusive adaptation of his best-selling novel, Crime. Written by Trainspotting’s Irvine Welsh and directed by James Strong (Liar, Broadchurch, Vigil), this crime drama is set in Edinburgh, starring Dougray Scott (The Replacement, (Mission: Impossible 2) as Detective Inspector Ray Lennox, who is investigating the disappearance of a schoolgirl while battling his own personal demons. BritBox is the only place to watch Crime in Australia.
Also starring Joanna Vanderham (The Go-Between, The Paradise). Also directed by David Blair (Isolation Stories, The Barking Murders).
- ‘THE GO-BETWEEN’ – FILM
Award-winning adaptation of classic LP Hartley’s novel praised by the UK Guardian and The Telegraph. In the summer of 1900, 12-year-old Leo is invited by an upper-class school friend to stay at his elegant family estate and is quickly enthralled with his friend’s beautiful older sister Marian. Leo is unwittingly drawn into a web of deceit when he is persuaded to act as a messenger between Marian and her lover Ted, a local farmer. Fifty years later, Leo reflects on how the painful events of that summer have shaped his life.
One of the most influential British novels of the 20th century, The Go-Between is a story of forbidden love, Edwardian strictures, betrayal and tragic naivety.
Also starring Starring Joanna Vanderham (Crime, The Paradise), Lesley Manville (Mum, Maleficent) and Jim Broadbent (The Great Train Robbery, The Iron Lady, Moulin Rouge).