BBC Studios and ITV have announced the BritBox August 2021 titles, which include everything from new BritBox Originals to classic British fare. BritBox is the biggest collection of streaming British television in North America.
The BritBox August 2021 lineup includes Jimmy McGovern’s Time, a powerful depiction of life in prison starring Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) and Stephen Graham (Line of Duty). Unflinching but ultimately hopeful, the series is a raw study of punishment and penitence and asks urgent questions about the way today’s penal systems work.
BritBox will also debut the new season of McDonald & Dodds, starring Jason Watkins (The Crown, Hold the Sunset) and breakout star Tala Gouveia. Featuring contemporary crime stories told with warmth and humor, the series follows this mismatched duo as they investigate crimes in Britain’s historic city of Bath.
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BRITBOX AUGUST 2021 SCHEDULE
August 3, 2021: McDonald & Dodds Series 2 | BritBox Original, North American Premiere, Exclusive | 3 X 120
BAFTA-winning Jason Watkins (The Crown, Hold the Sunset) and breakout star Tala Gouveia lead in this three-part detective drama as the unlikely pair, DCI McDonald (Gouveia) and DS Dodds (Watkins). Featuring contemporary crime stories told with warmth and humor, the series follows this mismatched duo as they solve crimes in Britain’s historic city of Bath.
DCI McDonald and the unassuming DS Dodds return with a growingly rumbustious, and ultimately highly effective crime solving partnership. As McDonald adjusts to life in picturesque Bath, she and DS Dodds investigate three deaths across the supposedly sleepy Avon Valley.
In each episode, they must investigate a new and compelling crime. Through three captivating cases, in which five friends go up in a hot air balloon and only four come back down alive and a girls’ weekend gone wrong, it becomes clear that there’s far more to the Avon Valley than first meets the eye.
August 6, 2021: RPU: Road Policing Unit | North American Premiere, Exclusive | 50 X 60, 12 X 120
Follow along with traffic cops from around Britain as they perform their daily duties up and down the roads of England. The fly-on-the-wall view gives viewers an up-close-and-personal glimpse into the inner works of the Road Policing Units across the country.
A unique blend of drama, extraordinary road action, humor and engaging storytelling, most of the filming takes place at the scene of the incident, with occasional cuts to police stations and interview rooms.
August 10, 2021: Moone Boy | New to BritBox | 18 X 25
Joined by his imaginary friend, Sean Murphy (Chris O’Dowd, Bridesmaids, The IT Crowd), Martin Moone is an 11-year-old living in the town on Boyle, County Roscommon in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Being the youngest child in his family, and the only son, his imaginary friend accompanies him on his many ridiculous schemes.
Written by and starring Chris O’Dowd, this semi-autobiographical series is both quirky and hilarious.
August 13, 2021: Blake’s 7 | New to BritBox | 39 X 50, 13 X 55
Created by Terry Nation, who also created the Daleks in Doctor Who, this science fiction series follows Roj Blake (Gareth Thomas) as he leads a group of rebels against the totalitarian Terran Federation. Set far in the future, Blake’s 7 features everything from spaceships to aliens. Can Blake’s small team triumph in the end?
August 17, 2021: Time | BritBox Original, North American Premiere, Exclusive | 3 X 60
Written by Jimmy McGovern (Cracker, Moving On,Broken ) and starring Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, Extremely Dangerous) and Stephen Graham (Line of Duty, Boardwalk Empire), Time is a powerful depiction of prison life and a raw study of punishment and penitence. Mark Cobden (Sean Bean) is a husband and father seemingly like any other – except that he’s responsible for the death of an innocent man.
Tortured by visions of his victim, Mark welcomes his four-year sentence as penance for his crime. However, a former teacher is an easy target for the more than ruthless prison residents.
In an understaffed prison that’s filled with tension, Eric McNally (Stephen Graham) is a dedicated prison officer who does his best to protect those in his charge. But when a dangerous convict threatens to hurt someone Eric loves, this honest man is faced with an impossible choice.
An inmate and an officer, two ordinary men, both trapped by mistakes that any one of us could have made. Can Mark find the forgiveness he deserves? And does Eric have any choice but to betray his ideals?
August 20, 2021: 24 Hours in Police Custody Series 8 | New to BritBox, North American Premiere, Exclusive |6 X 50
Using fixed rig and handheld cameras with unique access to both detectives and suspects, viewers will be captivated by close-up detail of interrogations as each case is pieced together. Combining the drama of cops and robbers in the real world with the humanity and humour of 24 Hours In A&E, watch police work against the clock to put criminals behind bars.
August 27, 2021: Agatha Christie’s Marple S6 | New to BritBox, Exclusive | 3 X 120
Everyone’s favorite sleuthing spinster returns for three more murder mysteries. While holidaying in the Caribbean, Miss Marple investigates the death of a fellow guest. Back in St. Mary Mead, she finds herself involved in a further two cases, one involving old friends finding refuge at country house Greenshaw’s Folly and the other involving Newlyweds who begin to build their dream home.
Will Miss Marple get to the bottom of these challenging cases that even confound the police?