BritBox, the new British-focused streaming service from the BBC and ITV, has finally gone live in the UK where customers will pay £5.99 to following a free 30 day trial. Here’s the biggest shows in the service’s launch catalogue:
Full box-sets include all six series and specials of Downton Abbey, all three series of Broadchurch, seven series of Only Fools and Horses, three series of Gavin & Stacey and both series of Extras. BritBox will be the home of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple and Poirot, and reality fans will be able to enjoy all the past series of Love Island.
BritBox will also feature hand-picked collections and recommendations from the in-house editorial team, alongside those from friends of the service including Sheridan Smith, James Nesbitt, Imelda Staunton, Samson Kayo and more.
BBC exclusives coming to BritBox in the next six months include Les Miserables and The Split and shows including The Office, Happy Valley and Doctor Foster will also become available on the service.
BritBox has also revealed that all 627 available episodes of classic Doctor Who, originally broadcast between 1963 and 1989, will be available to stream for the first time ever from Boxing Day, including animated recreations of missing episodes using the original soundtrack, and the original pilot from 1963. ‘Spearhead From Space’ featuring the third doctor Jon Pertwee will be made available in HD on the service.
Available today is BritBox’s exclusive drama Lambs Of God, starring Emmy- Award-winning Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Jessica Barden (The End Of The F***ing World) and Essie Davis (The White Princess). Subscribers will get the first chance to see two brand-new never seen before episodes of Midsomer Murders (S20 episodes 5&6) from launch, ahead of their broadcast on ITV, along with every other episode from all 20 series.
Also available from today are recent ITV dramas A Confession and Manhunt coming straight to BritBox exclusively after catch-up window on the ITV Hub, as well as recent ITV and BBC titles including The Trip, Deep Water, Wolf Hall, and Rev.