BritBox January Premieres: What’s New on BritBox in January 2021?

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Welcome to 2021! If you're reading this, you made it through 2021, and that's certainly something to celebrate – perhaps by taking a look at what BritBox has on offer this January. While the number of new releases for January pales in comparison to the 70+ period drama extravaganza of December, there are definitely some good ones – particularly Series 2 of The Bay.

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 January 2021

January 1st Premieres

A scene from a previous episode of Mrs. Brown's Boys

Mrs. Brown's Boys New Year Special: Mammy's Memories

The new year gets off to a rough start when Winnie's place is robbed and a family heirloom goes missing. At the same time, Cathy obsesses about an upcoming birthday.

Watch it HERE

 

January 5th Premieres

Traces

Traces, Series 1

New chemistry graduate Emma Hodges begins work at The Scottish Institute of Forensic Science and Anatomy, but when she joins an online course to build professional skills, she notices the case is eerily familiar. It's the case of how her mother's body was found eighteen years earlier.

Along with her new bosses and a committed detective, Emma begins following up the clues – leading her right into the middle of a live investigation. Stars include Molly Windsor (Three Girls), Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad), Martin Compston (Line of Duty), and Jennifer Spence (The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco). 

 

January 8th Premieres

Benidorm, Series 6-10 – coming to BritBox in January 2021

Benidorm, Series 6-10

This unapologetically tacky series about Brits on cheap holidays in Spain returns for another 5 seasons of sun-drenched fun. For those who've not seen the series before, it follows the same basic group of bargain-hunters each year as they leave the dreary UK to revisit their favourite all-inclusive resort in Benidorm.

Watch it HERE

 

January 10th Premieres

Countryfile

Countryfile

This long-running series celebrates the best of country life throughout Great Britain. A variety of hosts visit the people and places that make the British countryside so special.

 

January 15th Premieres

Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Peter Davison (The Last Detective) and Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey) star in this series about a woman released from prison after serving 15 years for the murder of two police officers. Having spent half her life in jail, Ruth must build a new life for herself in spite of the damage she's done. Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey), Jemma Redgrave (Cold Blood), and Douglas Hodge (MI-5) also appear in this thriller.

 

January 20th Premieres

The Bay (S2) arrives on BritBox on January 20th

The Bay, Series 2

Picking up where Series 1 left off, Series 2 of The Bay sees DC Lisa Armstrong (Morven Christie of Grantchester fame) assisting with a gruesome murder case. She's now taking orders from a previously lower-ranked colleague, and things are complicated by the arrival of a familiar face from her past.

Watch Series 1 HERE

 

January 26th Premieres

Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf, Series 1-8 (Remastered)

This quirky British space comedy is back and looking better than ever in this remastered edition. The series follows Dave Lister, a low-ranking technician who awakens after three million years of suspended animation, only to find out he's the last living human. Now, he travels the universe on board the Red Dwarf mining craft with only a hologram of his deceased bunkmate and a strange cat-man creature.

 

Which of the New Shows on BritBox Will You Be Watching in January 2021?

We're excited to see Traces again, but even more excited about The Bay, Series 2. What's going on your BritBox watchlist for January?

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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New Shows Coming to BritBox in January 2021

2 Comments

  1. I subscribed to Brit box through Amazon Prime and now I am going to have to pay $20 to watch Season 2 of Love in Chains. Can anyone explain to me WHY?

  2. Am still slowly making my way through the massive period dramas added in December. Having seen a great many over the years but not so recently, I’m going by author: Catherine Cookson first, etc.

    The Bay, I’ve yet to watch series 1. So will get startef.

    i like Molly Windsor very much, talented young actress, a Rising Star? Saw here in Cheat on SundanceNow. Superb. Looking forward to Traces.

    And the cast of Unforgiven sounds superb.

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