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BritBox May 2020 highlights

London, April 16th: BritBox today announced content launching on the site in May 2020.

A wide variety of content is being added to the service next month, featuring a number of feel-good favourites to keep the nation entertained. 

7th May

To Walk Invisible 

Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte face a bleak future, with their father half-blind and troubled brother Branwell in decline. As their situation worsens, Charlotte sees that writing could offer a way out. This is the story of the sisters' great novels and their extraordinary battle for recognition. Starring Finn Atkins, Charlie Murphy, Chloe Pirrie and Jonathan Pryce. 

A Fine Romance Seasons 1-4

The classic sitcom starring Dame Judi Dench and the late Sir Michael Williams - who were married in real life at the time of filming - as two mismatched, middle-aged singletons who find love against the odds.

Tracey Ullman Show: Tracey Breaks The News

Tracey Ullman offers her unique take on current events and tackles topical stories, featuring impressions of politicians and celebrities such as Jeremy Corbyn, Angela Merkel, and many more.

15th May

Quiz 

When seemingly hopeless contestant Charles Ingram returns for his second night in the hot seat, he is a brand new man with a brand new strategy. With the audience on the edge of their seats, Charles dithers and about-turns up the question ladder while an increasingly suspicious production team launch an investigation that will lead them to an incriminating pattern of coughs in the studio audience. Starring Matthew Macfadyen and Michael Sheen. 

18th May

Kate & Koji 

Kate & Koji centres around a working-class woman who runs an old-fashioned café in a seaside town and who develops a strong, if sometimes volatile, friendship with an asylum-seeking African doctor.

Although from very different worlds, Kate and Koji are similar in ways which they do not recognise, including a dogged determination to never back down! Starring Brenda Blethyn and Jimmy Akingbola.

20th May

Belgravia 

Belgravia is a story of secrets and dishonour amongst the upper echelon of London society. The Battle of Waterloo sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come. Created by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), starring Tamsin Greig, Philip Glenister, Alice Eve, Tom Wilkinson and Harriet Walter. 

The Good Karma Hospital Season 3

The Good Karma Hospital series three finds the tropical Indian hospital busy as ever, with several big new arrivals causing a stir. Starring Amanda Redman, Amrita Acharia, James Floyd, Nimmi Harasgama, Sayani Gupta, Sagar Radia and Neil Morrissey. 

21st May

King Charles III

Prince Charles has waited his entire life to ascend to the British throne. But after the Queen's death, he immediately finds himself wrestling his conscience over a bill to sign into law. His hesitation detonates a constitutional and political crisis, and his family start to worry, with William and Kate becoming aware his actions may threaten their future. Meanwhile, an unhappy and frustrated Prince Harry starts a relationship with a 'commoner', just at the moment that the press is looking for a way to attack. With the future of the monarchy under threat, protests on the streets and his family in disarray, Charles must grapple with his own identity and purpose to decide whether, in the 21st century, the British crown still has any real power. Starring Tim Pigott-Smith, Oliver Chris, Richard Goulding, Charlotte Riley and Margot Leicester. 

The Hunt 

Produced by the team that created BBC's "Planet Earth" series, "The Hunt" explores the relationship between predators and their prey. Sir David Attenborough narrates this documentary while the cameras follow the animals in their natural habitats. With a specific focus on strategy, the hunters are examined in detail - from their use of the environment to their sharp instincts and physical prowess. On the other side of the fence are the hunted, which use their senses and defense tactics to flee when they feel threatened. Each episode centers on a different habitat, and the last one focuses on the state of the planet.

23rd May

Our Queen at War

This new documentary explores how the Queen - yet to be crowned Britain's monarch - was shaped by the events of the Second World War.

Drawing on interviews with a childhood friend, people who shared her experiences, and royal experts, this programme looks at how what she called, 'The terrible and glorious years of World War Two,' transformed a teenage princess into the country's longest-reigning monarch.

Marking 75 years since the end of the war, the programme chronicles how from meeting the man she would later marry at the age of just 13, to the demands of making a radio broadcast to the Empire, to experiencing the terror of a V-1 bomb, Princess Elizabeth had to grow up fast. 

28th May

Death in Paradise Season 8

DI Jack Mooney and his team solve a host of baffling murders on the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Marie. Starring Ardal O’Hanlon, Josephine Jobert, Tobi Bakare, Don Warrington and Shyko Amos. 

 

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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 Chromecast.