BBC Studios and ITV have announced the BritBox October 2023 titles, which include everything from new BritBox Originals to classic British fare. BritBox is a digital video subscription service offering the largest collection of British TV in the U.S. and Canada.
The BritBox October 2023 schedule includes Original titles Payback, a six-part crime thriller from the team behind Line of Duty and starring Morven Christie (Grantchester, The Bay) and Peter Mullan (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Mum), and true crime series The Sixth Commandment, featuring Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner, Hatton Garden Heist).
Additionally, the streamer will add must-see titles such as The Night Manager, the adaptation of John le Carré’s best-selling spy novel starring Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Hugh Laurie (Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?).
There’s also seasons one and two of Flowers, a dark comedy series from White Lotus star Will Sharpe. The series stars Academy Award winner Olivia Colman and is about the dysfunctional members of the Flowers family.
The BritBox October 2023 slate is available for $8.99 per month or $89.99 per year — after an introductory free trial period — on Roku, Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV 4th Gen, Samsung, LG and all iOS and Android devices, AirPlay, Chromecast, Comcast X1 & Flex, and online at BritBox.com.
BritBox is also available as a premium add-on channel on Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV, and Roku for Prime members and on Apple TV Channels on supported devices.
Created by two British content powerhouses — BBC Studios, the subsidiary arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster — the service features iconic favorites, exclusive premieres, and current series and soaps – most available within 24 hours after their UK premiere.
BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that enable fans to easily find programs they know and discover new favorites via the web, mobile, tablet and connected TVs. Read on for the full BritBox October 2023 schedule.
BRITBOX OCTOBER 2023 SCHEDULE
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 4
The Sixth Commandment I North American Premiere, BritBox Original, BritBox Exclusive I 4 x 60’ I All at Once
The Sixth Commandment tells the story of how the meeting of an inspirational teacher, Peter Farquhar (Timothy Spall, “Hatton Garden Heist”), and a charismatic young student, Ben Field (Éanna Hardwicke, “Normal People”), who bonded over their love of books and involvement with the Church of England, set the stage for one of the most complex and confounding criminal cases in recent memory.
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 10
Lost in Austen | Returning to BritBox | 4 x 60’| All at Once
A twist on Jane Austen’s classic novel sees disillusioned modern working girl Amanda Price ‘swap’ her life for Austen’s celebrated heroine, Elizabeth Bennet. Trapped in the unfolding fiction, Amanda must try her utmost to fit in among the Bennets, Bingleys and Darcys, but her presence in the characters’ lives sets unforeseen complications in motion.
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 12
Code Blue Murder S2 | North American Premiere | 2 x 60’ | All at Once
With extraordinary access to the detectives of the South Wales Police Major Crime team, Code Blue takes viewers to the heart of major murder investigations, following the twists and turns of complex inquiries and the impact on victims’ families and friends.
We get inside the minds of detectives as they make life changing decisions and build the case in their quest for justice.
The Night Manager I New to BritBox I 6 x 60’ I All at Once
In this contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s best-selling spy novel, “The Night Manager” follows hotel manager Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston, “Loki”) in his quest to bring down international arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie, “Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?”).
Pine, a former soldier, is thrust into a world of international intrigue when he is recruited by a British intelligence officer (Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”) to infiltrate Roper’s inner circle.
To get to the heart of Roper’s vast empire, Pine must withstand the allure of his beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki, “The Crown”) and the suspicious interrogations of his venal chief of staff Major Corkoran (Tom Hollander, “Rev”). In his quest to do the right thing, Pine must first become a criminal himself.
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 16
The Thief, His Wife and The Canoe: The Real Story | NA Premiere | 1 x 60’ | Movie
The bizarre true story — recently brought to life in the hit BritBox drama — of fraudster John Darwin, who faked his own death in a canoeing accident to escape financial trouble, before attempting to start a new life with his wife, Anne, in Panama.
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 17
This Farming Life S6 | New to BritBox, BritBox Exclusive | 6 x 60′ | Weekly
Not just a job, a way of life. This warm, compelling series weaves intimate personal stories with the dramatic events that make up life on a farm, with families carving out a living in some of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes.
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 19
Payback | BritBox Original, North America, BritBox Exclusive | 6 x 60’ | 3 Episode Premiere, then Weekly
Starring Morven Christie (“The Bay”) and Peter Mullan (“Mum”), the six-part crime thriller tells the story of a woman who becomes entangled in a police investigation into a dangerous crime lord. Created by Debbie O’Malley, whose writing credits include “Call the Midwife,” “Humans” and “Harlots,” the drama is produced by Jed Mercurio’s HTM Television, with the “Line of Duty” showrunner also acting as an executive producer.
The six-part crime thriller follows Lexie Noble (Christie), who gets mixed up in a perilous police operation to bring down a notorious crime lord, Cal Morris (Mullan). With an idyllic family lifestyle in the suburbs of Edinburgh, Lexie is unaware her husband, Jared, has been laundering Cal Morris’ illegal earnings on a vast scale.
Jared’s every move is being monitored by financial investigators DC Jibran Khan (Prasanna Puwanarajah, “Ten Percent”) and DCI Adam Guthrie (Derek Riddell, “Happy Valley”), who are determined to use the Noble family to bring Cal Morris to justice.
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 24
Flowers S1 & S2 | New to BritBox | 6 x 30’ | All at Once
Starring Olivia Colman, this dark, imaginative comedy follows the eccentric and dysfunctional members of the Flowers family. Maurice, author of a children’s book series, and his wife, Deborah, a music teacher, have a troubled relationship.
Maurice struggles with inner demons and dark secrets, while Deborah becomes increasingly suspicious that Maurice is in a secret relationship with Shun, the man who illustrates Maurice’s books. The couple are parents to 25-year-old maladjusted twins, who are both competing for the attention of a neighbour.
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 27
Rebus 2-4 | New to BritBox | S2: 2 x 90’, S3-4: 4 x 90’ | All at Once
Based on the novels by Ian Rankin, this gritty crime drama stars Laurence and Olivier Award winner Ken Stott (“The Hobbit”) as gruff Scottish detective John Rebus.
The world-weary policeman investigates the grisly crimes that mar Edinburgh’s historic streets in these sharply written and intricately plotted mysteries.
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 30
Being Human S1-5 I New to BritBox I S1: 7 x 60’, S2-4: 8 x 60’ I All at Once
Multi award-winning supernatural drama “Being Human” follows the lives of three twentysomethings and their secret double lives – as a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. This witty, sexy and thrilling series combines elements of flatshare comedy drama with horror.
Breaking the mold for horror and fantasy drama, “Being Human” is unmissable cult television with a wide appeal across both a core young audience and older fans. As they continue their search for their lost humanity, once again a threat lurks around every corner.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.