BritBox, the subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV offering the biggest collection of streaming British television in North America, has unveiled its January slate! Next month, the lineup includes the return of The Bay starring Morven Christie (Grantchester), the debut of thriller Traces starring Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) and Martin Compston (Line of Duty), as well as the remastered collection of the Emmy-winning UK staple Red Dwarf. You can check out the full January lineup below!
Available January 1
Mrs. Brown’s Boys New Year Special: Mammy’s Memories | U.S. Premiere, Exclusive | 1 X 30
The new year starts badly when Winnie’s place is burgled and her mother’s much-loved wedding ring is missing. Meanwhile, Cathay is worried about her impending birthday.
Available January 5
Traces Season 1 | North American Premiere, Exclusive | 6 X 45 | Airs Weekly
Twenty-three-year-old chemistry graduate Emma Hedges has got a new job at The Scottish Institute of Forensic Science and Anatomy. Excited, and keen to boost her knowledge, she joins an online forensic science course. But the case study it features – a woman’s remains discovered on Dundee Law – is eerily familiar. She knows this story. It’s her story. Eighteen years ago, that’s how her mother’s body was found. With help from her new bosses – two eminent forensic scientists – and a committed detective, Emma follows the trail of evidence, plunging her into a live police investigation. Starring BAFTA-winning Molly Windsor (Three Girls, Cheat) Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad, Single Father), Martin Compston (Line of Duty, In Plain Sight), and Jennifer Spence (The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, Travelers), follow Emma’s journey to finally uncovering the truth of what happened to her mum all of those years ago.
Available January 8
Benidorm Seasons 6-10 | New to BritBox, Exclusive | 73 X 30
Welcome to Benidorm: the number one destination for fun in the sun. Fabulously tacky, every year holiday-makers descend upon the Solana Resort, and hilarity ensues as guests try to get the biggest bang for their buck. Every year the same group of loud, lovable bargain-hunters leave the cold and grey of home and check-in at the Solana Resort for some wonderful holiday heat. Guests include the Garvey family, on their first holiday abroad, paid for by the sun-worshipping, chain-smoking mother-in-law, who doesn’t have a kind word for anyone; and married couple Jacqueline and Donald, who have been coming to Benidorm for twenty years and are enthusiastic, middle-aged swingers. Along with an entertaining cast of Solana employees — barman Mateo, who flirts with anything that breathes, and Janey, the hotel manager, and cabaret M.C. at Neptune’s bar – expect libidos running wild, crazy money-making scams backfiring, endless rounds of drinks, romances, family feuds, and mischief by the pool.
Available January 10
Countryfile | NOW, North American Premiere, Exclusive |
Filled with spectacular settings and stories celebrating the beauty, diversity, and heritage of the countryside, Countryfile connects viewers with the beauty and the reality of rural life. The program reveals the people and places that make the countryside so precious, with sweeping drone photography revealing the gorgeous landscape, and specialist cameras capturing wildlife and rural life in macro detail.
Available January 15
Unforgiven | New to BritBox | 3 X 45
Released after 15 years behind bars for the murder of two policemen as a teenager, Ruth (Suranne Jones, Scott & Bailey) is drawn to the place that haunts her, to those who hate her, and the one person she left behind. Having spent half her life in jail, Ruth faces the prospect of rebuilding all that she has lost. But maintaining a job, friendships and a relationship becomes harder and harder, as details of her past begin to emerge. With a star-studded cast including Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey, Single Father), Peter Davison (The Last Detective, All Creatures Great and Small) Siobhan Finneran (A Confession, Downton Abbey), Jemma Redgrave (Cold Blood, Mansfield Park), and Douglas Hodge (MI-5, Mansfield Park), this deeply gripping, character-driven thriller is filled with sacrifice, revenge and the irrevocable power of fate as the ripples of Ruth’s past gain momentum.
Available January 20
The Bay Season 2 | BritBox Original, Exclusive, North American Premiere | 6 X 60 | Airs Weekly
After dealing with the repercussions of her actions from last year, DC Lisa Armstrong (Morven Christie, Grantchester, Oliver Twist) is given the opportunity to step up when asked to assist in a shocking murder case. Tensions remain high as Lisa struggles to do her job whilst following the orders of her previously lower-ranking colleague, DS Med Kharim. The case is complex, with vulnerable witnesses and no clear motive. As the team begins to track down some significant leads, Lisa is shocked by the arrival of a face from her past, Andy, who has returned with an agenda. Working hard, the team builds a comprehensive picture of the victim, but the more evidence they uncover, the more questions they have. Filled with surprising twists and turns, the team’s pursuit of the truth leads them into unexpected danger.
Available January 26
Red Dwarf Seasons 1-8 – Remastered | Exclusive
A global cult phenomenon, this Emmy-winning spacehopper boldly goes where no one in their right mind would even bother, taking its millions of fans on a giant joyride across the universe, and now, fans can view it as it’s never been seen before. Newly remastered, watch seasons 1-8 and of Doug Naylor’s iconic British comedy franchise, as well as the film released earlier this year, Red Dwarf: The Promised Land.
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