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It seems crazy, but we just typed “2023” for the first time on this January BritBox schedule post. We're nearly finished with 2022, so it's time to start looking ahead at what's coming in 2023 – and Vera fans will be very, very pleased with what's to come.
Don't have a BritBox subscription? You can sign up HERE on their website, or HERE on Amazon Video. Both options offer the same content, but some people find one or the other offers better compatibility with their devices or internet service provider.
Sometimes, there's a short delay for new content to arrive on the Prime version of the channel, so if TV is a big part of your life and you demand to see every show immediately after it comes on, we recommend going direct (even if it means buying a Roku or similar device to get it on your TV).
Want to see the complete lists of recent monthly premieres for Acorn TV and BritBox? Check out our pages below:
New British TV Shows on BritBox in January 2023
January 1st BritBox Premieres
Mrs. Brown's Boys New Year Special
This zany, much-loved Irish comedy returns for a festive half-hour New Year's special with plenty of laughs and ridiculous antics.
For those not familiar with the series, Mrs. Brown's Boys stars Brendan O'Carroll as Agnes Brown, the matriarch of a loud, but close-knit family that manages to find no end of trouble. Each episode begins with a fourth-wall-breaking monologue, and ends with a similar goodbye. Many episodes also end with a musical performance from the cast.
Vera, Season 7
Brenda Blethyn stars as DCI Vera Stanhope in this long-running Northumberland-based British mystery based on the novels of Ann Cleeves. Previously, season 7 was still on Acorn TV, but it left in mid-2022 and it's been purchase-only since then. Beginning January 1st, it will be free to stream under your BritBox subscription.
RELATED: Guide to Ann Cleeves' Vera Novels
January 10th BritBox Premieres
Here We Go (2022)
Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey) and Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) star in this fun comedy about the Jessop family as they attempt to navigate normal family situations…and a few not-so-normal ones. Ghosts fans will also recognise Jim Howick as patriarch Paul Jessop.
January 15th BritBox Premieres
Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs, Seasons 2-4
Dog lover and comedian Paul O'Grady explores the close bond between humans and dogs. This multi-award winning documentary series is set at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (famous as the source of many of the Downing Street cats), it spotlights the great work being done, following some of the dogs as they progress through the home.
Fun fact: O'Grady was scheduled to film at Battersea for six days, but he ended up staying on as a volunteer for six months…and additional seasons were later commissioned.
27 half-hour episodes will premiere on the 15th.
January 17th BritBox Premieres
Based on the true story of Labour minister John Stonehouse, this drama follows a man so desperate for change that he faked his own death near Florida in 1974. It was all going well until he turned up alive in Australia.
Matthew Macfadyen (Succession) and Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard) star as John Stonehouse and his wife Barbara.
January (Date To Be Announced) BritBox Premieres
Brenda Blethyn returns as DCI Vera Stanhope for another 4 feature-length episodes of this much-loved crime drama. The long-running series follows along as Vera and her team solve difficult homicides in the northern English county of Northumberland.
RELATED: British TV Shows Like Vera
While You Await BritBox's January 2023 Offerings…
Looking for something to enjoy while you wait on the new shows coming to BritBox in January 2023? Check out the following:
- 30+ of the Best Female Detective Shows of British TV
- 12 Hidden Gems on BritBox
- The Best Shows on BritBox (US)
- 19 British TV Shows Like Outlander
- 10 Underrated British TV Shows
Don't have a BritBox membership? You can sign up HERE on their website, or HERE on Amazon Video (which is especially useful if you prefer to manage subscriptions through Amazon or you don't have a smart TV that supports BritBox).
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After founding I Heart British TV in 2016 as a resource for her granny, Stefanie has grown I Heart British TV into a resource that serves millions of British TV fans every year. When not writing posts or editing contributions to the site, you can probably find her working on the latest print edition of the British TV Streaming Guide.