All the new shows and films on Britbox this January

Jen Crothers
·5-min read
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

From Good Housekeeping

Running out of things to watch? Fear not - as there’s plenty of content to go around. There are numerous new shows landing on UK paid-for streaming service Britbox this month, which is filled with old favourites, films and series from BBC, ITV and Channel 4 that you may have missed the first time around.

Here’s the TV shows and films new to the platform this month.

Photo credit: Britbox
Photo credit: Britbox

This is England

Shane Meadows’ gritty film about life in Thatcher’s Britain in the 1980s is a powerful must-watch - and the starting point for the TV series it spawned afterwards. Thomas Turgoose, Vicky McClure and Stephen Graham star. WATCH NOW

Dog Soldiers

Soldiers ravaged by wild beasts in the Scottish Highlights (and those trying to escape those wild beasts) are the order of the day in this low budget comedy action horror movie. WATCH NOW

Topsy Turvy

Mike Leigh directs this witty film about light opera legends William Gilbert (Jim Broadbent) and Arthur Sullivan (Allan Corduner) in 1880s London. Lesley Manville also stars. WATCH NOW

The Winter Guest

Six years before he broke her heart in Love Actually, the wonderful and much missed Alan Rickman directed and co-wrote this drama starring Emma Thompson. She and her real life mother Phyllida Law play a mother and daughter attempting to repair their relationship after a death in the family. WATCH NOW

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Old School Classics: New Term

Go retro with this excellent batch of kid’s TV favourites from back in the day. Watch episodes of *deep breath* The Borrowers, Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, The Demon Headmaster, Rentaghost, Grange Hill, Mr Benn, King Rollo, Worzel Gummidge, and The Secret Service. In even more exciting news, the complete seasons of Press Gang are being added. Tots TV, Catweazle and Stingray will be there too. WATCH NOW

Sharpe

Watch Napoleonic War legend Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe in this historical drama. One for a lazy Sunday afternoon. WATCH NOW

Miranda

All episodes of Miranda Hart’s comedy come to Britbox this month. 14 January.

Trevor McDonald

Sir Trev has a bunch of shows coming to Britbox this month, including Inside Death Row, Women Behind Bars, The Mafia, Las Vegas, and Mafia Women. 14 January

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

Drag SOS

Upbeat makeover show from drag house The Family Gorgeous, in which they travel around the UK transforming unlikely folk to fabulous versions of themselves. 14 January

Made In Chelsea Season 20

Revisit summer from your living room in this latest instalment of the reality series. 15 January

Father Brown Season 8

Roman Catholic priest Father Brown resumes his role as crime-solving man of the cloth in the latest season of this drama. 17 January

Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee

Meera Syal writes and stars in this moving and funny story about friendship, betrayal and cross-cultural conflicts. It’s adapted from Syal’s novel of the same name. 21 January

Cadfael

The mystery solving monk (Derek Jacobi) sleuths his way around the 12th century once again, putting those medieval menaces in their place. 21 January

Without a Clue

This 1988 film stars Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson - but it’s all a ruse, because Sherlock is actually a drunk actor hired by Doctor Watson - and it’s Watson who’s behind the crime solving, not his lauded friend. 21 January

Princess Margaret: The Rebel Princess

Want to know more about the Queen’s sister after bingeing The Crown? This intimate series profiles the princess and her controversial reputation. 21 January.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Another one! Revisit Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor Watson in this gripping series by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. 21 January

All Creatures Great and Small

The original adaptation of James Herriot’s autobiographical works come to Britbox with all 91 episodes which first aired on the BBC in the 1980s. The drama is set in a Yorkshire veterinary practice in the 1930s. 28 January

Decline and Fall

This three part comedy based on the novel of the same name by Evelyn Waugh is sure to raise a laugh. Paul Pennyfeather (Jack Whitehall) is expelled from Oxford University, a disastrous chain of events ensue. Eva Longoria, Stephen Graham and David Suchet, also star. 28 January

Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images

River

This star-studded drama centres on Detective Inspector John River (played by Stellan Skarsgard), who despite being haunted by images of his recently dead partner Jackie (Nicola Walker), continues to work. His boss, played by Lesley Manville, grows concerned by his state of mind. 28 January

Gok Wan: Made in China

The presenter visits his ancestral home and delves into a world of mass production, seeing the factories that supply the West. 28 January

Exodus: Our Journey to Europe Seasons 1&2

An intimate and terrifying first-hand account of people who risked everything to smuggle themselves into Europe - and filmed the whole ordeal. 28 January

Scarborough

From the creator of Benidorm, this seaside-set series follows reunited couple Mike (Jason Manford) and Karen (Catherine Tyldesley) as they navigate life and love and everything in between. They’re making another go of their relationship, but can it last? 28 January

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