Here is Everything New on Britbox in January 2018

  • January 3rd: Ruth Rendell: The Next Chapters (S4 – S7) (BritBox Premiere) -Inspector Reg Wexford investigates in this crime drama based on the books of Ruth Rendell.
  • January 7th: Vera (Season 8) (US Exclusive Premiere/”Now” Title) – Brenda Blethyn returns as curmudgeonly Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope.  Feature length mystery series, with cases set against the backdrop of the North East English moors.
  • January 10th: Rev. (Seasons 1-3)  (BritBox Premiere) – Meet The Rev. Adam Smallbone (Night Manager and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’s Tom Hollander). He’s a Church of England Vicar, newly promoted from a sleepy rural parish to the busy, inner-city world of St Saviour’s in Hackney, East London. It’s a world of which he has no experience; and it shows.
  • January 17th:  The BBC Lost Sitcoms (US Exclusive Premiere) – In a tribute to classic British comedy the BBC ‘Lost Sitcoms’ is a studio show featuring theatrical recreations of scripts from ‘Steptoe and Son’, ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’ and ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ which had been lost from the BBC archives. Instead of remaking the shows in the style of the originals, a new cast utilizes the same scripts for a theatrical style presentation in front of a studio audience.
    • Best of “Hancock Half Hour” – TV version of the hit 1950s BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes).
    • Best of “Till Death Do Us Part” – Alf Garnett is a working-class man (that would become the inspiration for Archie Bunker) with a biased and experienced opinion of everything shares them bluntly and almost carelessly with those around him.
    • Best of “Steptoe and Son” – Classic 1960s British comedy series about a thirty-something year-old man named Harold and his elderly father, Albert, who work as ‘rag and bone’ men (collecting and selling junk).
  • January 17th:  Funny is Funny: A Conversation With Norman Lear (US Original/Premiere) – Part of ‘The BBC Lost Sitcoms’. In a BritBox exclusive interview, legendary Emmy winning TV pioneer Norman Lear talks to BritBox about the influence of British sitcoms on his classic comedies All In The Family  (British version Til Death Do Us Part) and Sanford and Son (British version Steptoe and Son).
  • January 20th:  Escape To The Country Season 18 (US Premiere/”Now” Title)–  Rural house hunters and countryside experts help prospective buyers find their dream home in the British countryside.
  • January 24th :  Paul O’Grady For The Love Of Dogs (Season 1 + Special) – (BritBox Premiere) – Comedian and dog-lover, Paul O’Grady, brings his affectionate, funny presenting style to a show that explores the unbreakable bond between man and dog.
  • January 27th :  Silent Witness (Season 21) – (US Exclusive Premiere/”Now” Title) – The longest running procedural crime drama returns to BritBox for its 21st season.  A team of forensic pathologists uncovers the truths behind murders.

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7 Responses to Here is Everything New on Britbox in January 2018

  1. Darren Bratton January 1, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    I wish they would get Benidorm, Waiting for God, Dinnerladies & My Hero.

    • Sunflower January 1, 2018 at 4:16 pm #

      Have you checked to see if you can get or join hoopla through your local library? Shows that are out on dvd can be streamed using your library membership. Or you could just request them via Inter Library Loan.

  2. Barbara R January 1, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

    I’ll have to subscribe to Britbox for one month now, to see Season 8 of Vera. What a lot of competition among streaming services! Acorn had an exclusive on Vera until now (except for Season 3). Overall, I like Acorn so much better than Britbox. One nice thing is that we can subscribe only to watch a particular show and then cancel, rather than needing to subscribe all year long. Acorn is my #1 favorite — we never run out of great things to watch on that service.

    • bellsfolly January 2, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

      Geez…I had just re-subscribed to Acorn because the new season of Murdoch Mysteries had just begun being shown…and we were anticipating Vera Season 8 to start up soon. But, I guess Acorn lost it and it’s gone to Britbox?

      • Barbara R January 2, 2018 at 9:52 pm #

        I love Murdoch Mysteries, too! That’s why I originally subscribed to Acorn, but then I discovered a million other fabulous things on Acorn. Just finished “Single Handed,” which was wonderful. Acorn is our mainstay.

        • PaperCoyote January 3, 2018 at 2:29 am #

          I too started watching Acorn for Murdoch. It has been my most used service for 4 years now. To me it is the “best bang for your buck” streaming service. There is always something for me to watch, Murdoch, A Place to Call Home. 800 Words, The Brokenwood Mysteries etc… I do however, like to occasionally add Britbox for Silent Witness, Dickensian and a few others. The best part of cutting the cord for me are services such as Acorn, Britbox, Walter Presents and MHz Choice.

  3. Nina Bartoletta January 19, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

    Ive had both Acorn and Britbox, and have to say, both offer great programming, but Acorn only seems to have the edge when it comes to movies, with the programming on Acorn mostly older. Britbox tends to be more current in what it offers. I’ll stay with Britbox for now, though I wish they would expand their movie selection…