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Each month, we put up a post taking a look at what's new on BritBox. While they're a streaming service and there's no “BritBox schedule” in the sense that old network TV stations had schedules, they still offer a lineup of new shows each month (and most shows linger on the service for months or even years, so it's worth looking through the old BritBox lineup posts, too).
Since it can be hard to find all the individual monthly schedule posts, we've gathered them up here in an archive for easy referencing.
Want an updated, printed guide to the British TV shows currently streaming across the major US streaming services?
Check out the British TV Streaming Guide: US Edition HERE. It includes listings and descriptions for 19 different US-based streaming services, along with a searchable index in back for quickly finding out where shows are streaming. We put out a new edition quarterly, and there's a “notes” section in back so you can write in your own updates as needed.
What's New on BritBox? BritBox 2021 Schedules
We do know that the BritBox-commissioned Sister Boniface Mysteries has been delayed due to the pandemic, and given the current state of the lockdown in the UK, it's hard to say much about when it will come and which shows might actually make it out in 2021.
- BritBox New Shows for January 2021
- BritBox New Shows for February 2021
- BritBox New Shows for March 2021
- BritBox New Shows for April 2021
- BritBox New Shows for May 2021
BritBox 2020 Schedules
2020 was a rough year for many things, including British TV. While there were plenty of great shows to watch (especially older shows brought to streaming platforms for the first time), a lot of more recent shows were unable to get new seasons out as originally planned. Aside from the lockdowns, safety precautions added time and expense to productions.
The good news for BritBox is that as a BBC and ITV venture, they were able to quickly draw upon their massive archives to bring us dozens of really good older shows when the supply of new programming dwindled. Autumn saw the addition of classic comedies like All Creatures Great & Small, ‘Allo ‘Allo, Dad's Army, To the Manor Born, and Good Neighbors (which we still prefer to call The Good Life, as that's the original UK name).
December brought a MASSIVE release of more than 75 classic period dramas from the last several decades, and earlier months brought a Shakespeare collection and the Carry On films.
Some of the best new shows on BritBox in 2020 included McDonald & Dodds, Mallorca Files, Don't Forget the Driver, and Scarborough. The year also brought us new seasons of favourites like Shakespeare & Hathaway, Shetland, Vera, Death in Paradise, Silent Witness, Father Brown, Cold Feet, and Inside No. 9.
To say BritBox upped their content game in 2020 would be an understatement.
- BritBox New Shows for January 2020
- BritBox New Shows for February 2020
- BritBox New Shows for March 2020
- BritBox New Shows for April 2020
- BritBox New Shows for May 2020
BritBox New Shows for June 2020(lost due to a server issue, will re-write when time permits)
- BritBox New Shows for July 2020
- BritBox New Shows for August 2020
- BritBox New Shows for September 2020
- BritBox New Shows for October 2020
- BritBox New Shows for November 2020
- BritBox New Shows for December 2020
- BritBox Adds 75+ New British Period Dramas for December 2020 (a more detailed breakdown with descriptions)
Want to read more about what happened in British TV in 2020 (and what's coming in 2021)? Check out the British TV Year in Review magazine HERE.
BritBox 2019 Schedules
If we're being completely honest, 2019 was a good year for BritBox, but they didn't really hit their stride until 2020 when they REALLY started increasing the back catalog. That's not to say there wasn't a lot of great content added in 2019.
For us, the highlight of the year was the rapid addition of the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special – but that's definitely not all that was added over the year.
New seasons of favourites like Shetland, Shakespeare & Hathaway, Death in Paradise, Mum, and Vera were all added in 2019. They also added a number of much-loved gameshow and lifestyle programmes like QI and Autumnwatch.
We didn't post monthly schedules consistently until mid-2019, so that's where the list below starts.
- BritBox New Shows for June 2019
- BritBox New Shows for July 2019
BritBox New Shows for August 2019(we didn't cover this month for some reason)
- BritBox New Shows for September 2019
- BritBox New Shows for October 2019
- BritBox New Shows for November 2019
- BritBox New Shows for December 2019
Want to know more about what happened in British TV in 2019? You can pick up a copy of the 2019 British TV Year in Review Magazine HERE.
What's Your Favourite Show on BritBox?
Of course, if you've been with BritBox for a while, you'll surely have a tough time picking just one – but do feel free to share some of your favourites (or upcoming favourites) in the comments!
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