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Classic kids tv coming to BritBox UK

Classic kids tv coming to BritBox UK

London, 27th April: BritBox today announced a series of telly treats coming to the service next month. In addition to the content already announced, May will also see a season of classic children’s television series from the ITV archives launching on the site.

From 7th May, just in time for the May bank holiday weekend, subscribers to the service will be able to indulge their inner child and turn back time to enjoy the first seasons of The Worst Witch (1998), Press Gang (1989), and Children’s Ward (1989). The pilot episodes of Puddle Lane (1985), Murphy’s Mob (1982), Jungle Run (1999), Tots TV (1993), Wizadora (1991), Wolves, Witches and Giants (1995), and Woof! (1989) will also be made available. 

Last, but not least, a Gerry Anderson collection will be launched including ten of the best episodes of Thunderbirds (1965) alongside the documentary All About Thunderbirds (2008). The pilot episodes of  Captain Scarlet (1967), Joe 90 (1968) and Stingray (1964) will also feature. 

Will Harrison, Managing Director of BritBox UK said:

“We have seen a trend in our subscribers favouring ‘comfy content’ and lighter viewing over the last month, so we’ve been raiding the archives to keep everyone suitably entertained. We hope that our viewers enjoy the trip down memory lane as much as we have!”.

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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.