BritBox December Premieres: What’s New on BritBox in December 2020?

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If you're a period drama fan, you're going to love December's premieres over at BritBox.  In addition to a relatively normal set of holiday additions, they're adding 75+ classic period dramas to the library next month. It's a great way to end this very…interesting…year.

Of course, we're most excited about FINALLY getting the Vicar of Dibley Christmas specials. It will be the first time we've seen them available to stream anywhere.

Don't have a BritBox account? You can sign up for one HERE on their website, or HERE on Amazon Video. If you have a Roku Smart TV, Roku device, Amazon Fire device, or Chrome, you should have no trouble signing up for a direct subscription on their website. If you have a different kind of smart TV, you may find it easier to subscribe through Prime Video and use the Amazon Video app on your smart TV. Feel free to ask questions in the comments. 

 

New British TV Shows on BritBox in December 2020

 

BritBox's British Period Drama Premiere Extravaganza

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North and South is among the period dramas coming to BritBox in December 2020

Before we get into the rest of this month's premieres, we'll talk about the massive release of British period drama content that's happening in December. You'll find the full list of titles below, but if you want to see descriptions for all the shows and movies, click HERE to view the expanded period drama list. It's roughly 4000 words long, so we didn't want to overwhelm this post by including all the descriptions here. 

  • December 1, 2020: Dandelion Dead | New to BritBox | 2 X 60
  • December 1, 2020: Life in Squares (2015) | New to BritBox | 3 X 50
  • December 1, 2020: Love in a Cold Climate (2001) | New to BritBox | 3 X 50
  • December 1, 2020: Room at the Top (2012) | New to BritBox | 2 X 60
  • December 1, 2020: The Cazalets (2001) | New to BritBox | 6 X 55
  • December 1, 2020: The Way We Live Now (2001) | New to BritBox | 4 X 75
  • December 1, 2020: North & South (2004) | New to BritBox | 4 X 60
  • December 1, 2020: Heading Home (1991) | New to BritBox | 1 X 90
  • December 1, 2020: Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2015) | New to BritBox | 1 X 90
  • December 1, 2020: The Night Watch (2011) | New to BritBox | 1 X 90
  • December 1, 2020: The Other Boleyn Girl (2003) | New to BritBox | 1 X 90
  • December 1, 2020: Theatre Night: Lady Windermere’s Fan (1985) | New to BritBox | 1 X 120
  • December 1, 2020: Under the Greenwood Tree (2005) | New to BritBox | 1 X 90
  • December 2, 2020: My Family and Other Animals (2005) | New to BritBox | 1 X 90
  • December 2, 2020: Middlemarch (1994) | New to BritBox | 6 X 60
  • December 2, 2020: A Royal Scandal (1996) | New to BritBox | 1 X 60
  • December 3, 2020: Anna of the Five Towns (1985) | New to BritBox | 4 X 60
  • December 4, 2020: Mansfield Park (1983) | New to BritBox | 6 X 55
  • December 4, 2020: Northanger Abbey (1987) | New to BritBox | 1 X 90
  • December 5, 2020: Emma (1972) | New to BritBox | 6 X 45
  • December 5, 2020: Persuasion (2007) | New to BritBox | 1 X 95
  • December 6, 2020: Pride and Prejudice (1980) | New to BritBox 5 X 55
  • December 7, 2020: Sense and Sensibility (1981) | New to BritBox | 7 X 25
  • December 7, 2020: Sense and Sensibility (2008) | New to BritBox | 3 X 60
  • December 8, 2020: The Lady Vanishes (2013) | New to BritBox | 1 X 90
  • December 9, 2020: Madame Bovary (1975) | New to BritBox | 4 X 55
  • December 9, 2020: Madame Bovary (2000) | New to BritBox | 3 X 50
  • December 10, 2020: Daniel Deronda (2002) | New to BritBox | 4 X 50
  • December 10, 2020: Fanny by Gaslight (1981) | New to BritBox | 4 X 50
  • December 11, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s The Glass Virgin | New to BritBox | 3 X 60
  • December 11, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s The Secret | New to BritBox | 3 X 60
  • December 11, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s The Wingless Bird | New to BritBox | 3 X 60
  • December 11, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s Tilly Trotter | New to BritBox | 4 X 60
  • December 12, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s A Dinner of Herbs | New to BritBox | 6 X 60
  • December 12, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s Colour Blind | New to BritBox | 3 X 60
  • December 12, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s The Moth | New to BritBox | 3 X 60
  • December 13, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s The Cinder Path | New to BritBox | 3 X 60
  • December 13, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s The Dwelling Place | New to BritBox | 3 X 60
  • December 13, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s The Rag Nymph | New to BritBox | 3 X 60
  • December 14, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s The Gambling Man | New to BritBox | 3 X 60
  • December 14, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s The Round Tower | New to BritBox | 3 X 60
  • December 14, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s The Fifteen Streets (1989) | New to BritBox | 1 X 110
  • December 15, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s The Girl | New to BritBox | 3 X 60
  • December 15, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s The Man Who Cried | New to BritBox | 2 X 90
  • December 15, 2020: Catherine Cookson’s The Tide of Life | New to BritBox | 3 X 60
  • December 16, 2020: Jane Eyre (1983) | New to BritBox | 2 X 120
  • December 16, 2020: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996) | New to BritBox | 3 X 55
  • December 16, 2020: Wuthering Heights (1978) | New to BritBox | 5 X 50
  • December 17, 2020: Tess of the D’Urbervilles (2008) | New to BritBox | 4 X 60
  • December 17, 2020: The House of Eliott (1991) | New to BritBox | 24 X 50, 10 X 55
  • December 18, 2020: A Tale of Two Cities (1980) | New to BritBox | 8 X 30
  • December 18, 2020: Martin Chuzzlewit (1994) | New to BritBox | 5 X 55, 1 X 90
  • December 19, 2020: Dombey and Son (1983) | New to BritBox | 10 X 30
  • December 19, 2020: Great Expectations (1981) | New to BritBox | 6 X 55
  • December 19, 2020: Great Expectations (2011) | New to BritBox | 3 X 60
  • December 20, 2020: Bleak House (1985) | New to BritBox | 8 X 50
  • December 20, 2020: Bleak Old Shop of Stuff | New to BritBox | 3 X 30
  • December 21, 2020: Little Dorrit (2008) | New to BritBox | 8 X 55
  • December 21, 2020: Hard Times (1994) | New to BritBox | 1 X 100
  • December 22, 2020: Drovers’ Gold (1997) | New to BritBox | 6 X 50
  • December 22, 2020: Our Mutual Friend (1998) | New to BritBox | 4 X 90
  • December 23, 2020: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012) | New to BritBox | 2 X 60
  • December 23, 2020: The Pickwick Papers (1985) | New to BritBox | 12 X 30
  • December 24, 2020: David Copperfield (1986) | New to BritBox | 10 X 30 
  • December 24, 2020: Oliver Twist (1985) | New to BritBox | 12 X 30
  • December 27, 2020: Hearts of Gold (2003) | New to BritBox | 2 X 90
  • December 27, 2020: The Buccaneers (1980) | New to BritBox | 4 X 55, 1 X 80
  • December 28, 2020: Little Women (1970) | New to BritBox | 9 X 25
  • December 28, 2020: The Woman in White (1981) | New to BritBox | 5 X 60
  • December 28, 2020: Women in Love (2011) | New to BritBox | 2 X 90
  • December 29, 2020: Lorna Doone (2000) | New to BritBox | 3 X 50
  • December 29, 2020: Servants (2003) | New to BritBox | 6 X 60
  • December 30, 2020: Vanity Fair (1987) | New to BritBox |8 X 60
  • December 30, 2020: Vanity Fair (1998) | New to BritBox | 6 X 60
  • December 31, 2020: The Duchess of Duke Street (1976) | New to BritBox | 31 X 50
  • December 31, 2020: The Paradise (2012) | New to BritBox | 16 X 50

 

December 3rd Premieres

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The Body Farm comes to BritBox in early December 2020

The Body Farm

This spin-off of Waking the Dead follows a team of forensic scientists who've left academia to work in the world of criminal forensics. They team up with a London cold case unit to do research on how people are killed and how criminals try to cover it up. The series includes Tara Fitzgerald (Jane Eyre), Wunmi Mosaku (Vera), Mark Bazeley (Broadchurch), and Finlay Robertson (How Not to Live Your Life). 

 

December 8th Premieres

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Lennon's Last Weekend on BritBox

Lennon's Last Weekend

Recognising the 40th anniversary of John Lennon's passing, this documentary shares the last in-person interview with John Lennon. In it, he spoke about topics including solo albums and The Beatles breakup. Interviewer Andy Peebles travels to New York City to revisit some of the iconic locations of Lennon's life and final days there.

 

December 22nd Premieres

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The Lights Before Christmas

The Lights Before Christmas: Radiance By Rail

This charming holiday special offers an illuminated journey through rural England. It begins at the Hampton Loade Railway station and proceeds through beautiful Shropshire countryside, including lights displays at passing stations and a bit of magical snowfall. 

 

December 24th Premieres

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Carols from Kings

Carols from King's 2020

Each year, the King's College Chapel Choir performs a carol service from the medieval chapel of King's College. It begins with “Once in Royal David's City” and always includes a newly-commissioned carol for each year. BritBox has noted that it's unclear what impact, if any, the pandemic will have, and more information will be forthcoming.

 

December 25th Premieres

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Vicar of Dibley Christmas Specials

Vicar of Dibley Christmas Specials

At long last, BritBox members will be able to watch the 2004-2006 Christmas specials alongside the regular seasons already on the platform. There are 2 50-minute specials and 2 55-minute specials coming on Christmas day.

 

Queen's Christmas Message 2020

Each year on Christmas Day, Queen Elizabeth speaks to the public. Given all that's happened this year, it should be particularly interesting to see what she has to say.

 

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Mrs. Brown's Boys Christmas Special

Mrs. Brown's Boys Christmas Special 2020

Nothing says “British Christmas” like a foul-mouthed, crossdressing Irishman. BritBox is expecting this one on the platform on Christmas day, but they've also warned that it could be impacted by the pandemic.

Which of the New Shows on BritBox Will You Be Watching in December 2020?

Which of BritBox's new December shows are you most looking forward to? For us, it's going to be fun to re-watch some of the old comedy classics – we never tire of The Good Life or To the Manor Born – and we're thrilled to see Death in Paradise has finally crossed the pond after premiering earlier this year in the UK.

Don't have a BritBox account? You can sign up for one HERE on their website, or HERE on Amazon Video (particularly useful if you prefer to manage subscriptions through Amazon or you don't have a smart TV that supports BritBox). Not sure about the BritBox vs. Acorn TV decision for your British TV watching needs? We compare the two HERE

 

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5 Comments

  1. Theres no Duchess of Duke Street added – I only took a sub to Britbox because you said there was

  2. Thanks so much for all the info. I’m curious as to why the Catherine Cookson programs are listed as ‘unavailable’ on my Britbox/Amazon Fire Stick. I’m in the US and have a Britbox subscription.

    Happy holidays,

    Cat

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