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BritBox August 2020 highlights

London, 23 July: BritBox today announced content launching on the site in August 2020.

August sees a wide variety of programming launching on the service, including an exclusive collection of vintage science-fiction, a raft of documentaries, reality programming and acclaimed drama. Enjoy the very best British boxsets this summer on BritBox. 

6th August 

Enid 

An illuminating and surprising drama telling the story of arguably the most popular children’s storyteller of all, Enid Blyton. It reveals how Blyton became the writer who would capture more youthful imaginations than anyone else, following her career from ambitions, driven and as yet unpublished young woman to household name and moral guardian. Starring Helena Bonham Carter and Matthew Macfadyen. 

Have I Got News For You Season 58 

Recent season of the long-running, topical news quiz with team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. 

The Stand Up Sketch Show Seasons 1&2 

A variety comedy show packed with stand-up routines from some of the nation's most loved comedians.

Trevor McDonald Collection

A selection of acclaimed documentaries hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald including Babes in the Wood (2019), Britain’s Greatest National Treasures (2019), Invitation to a Royal Wedding (2018), Victoria’s Palace (2019) and Death Row (2018). 

13th August 

Made in Chelsea Seasons 12-16 

A further four seasons of the popular reality series. 

20th August

Ghosts (2019) 

A comedy series about a young couple who inherit a grand country house, only to find it is both falling apart and teaming with the ghosts of former inhabitants. Starring Lolly Adefope, Jim Howick and Charlotte Richie. 

Out of this World CollectionA collection of vintage and cult science fiction television programmes. Please see the full press release here

27th August

The Masked Singer - Exclusive to BritBox 

Part guessing game and part singing show, this spectacular series sees 12 famous faces compete to pull off the best performance, with their identity elaborately and imaginatively concealed, thanks to an expert team of talented costume designers. 

Quacks

A sitcom following the progress of four young medical pioneers in the daring and wild days of Victorian medicine. Starring Rory Kinnear, Mathew Baynton, Tom Basden, Lydia Leonard and Rupert Everett. 

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About BritBox

BritBox is a digital video subscription service created by the BBC and ITV. The service brings the very best in past, present and future British programming and award-winning content to viewers all in one place for £5.99 per month in HD. British TV boxsets from All 4 and British films from Film 4 will launch on the service in 2020. The service includes high quality factual and entertainment content from Channel 5 plus original British comedies from Comedy Central UK. BritBox features the biggest collection of British content available on any streaming service, and brand new commissions for British production companies specifically created for BritBox. BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that will enable viewers to easily find programmes they know and discover new favourites  via web, mobile, tablet, connected TVs and streaming devices including Fire TV, Apple TV & Chromecast. Content on BritBox can be downloaded and viewed offline where rights allow.