BBC Studios and ITV have announced the BritBox September 2020 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 September 2020 lineup includes BritBox original McDonald & Dodds, starring BAFTA Award winner Jason Watkins (The Crown, Hold the Sunset) and breakout star Tala Gouveia, and the exclusive U.S premiere of dramedy Don’t Forget the Driver, starring and co-created by award-winning actor Toby Jones (Detectorists, The Hunger Games).
Also, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the iconic BBC series based on Jane Austen’s most famous love story, Pride and Prejudice, BritBox unveils the world premiere of the Colin Firth and Jennifer Elhe headlined series in stunning 4K.
The Britbox September 2020 Listings:
September 1, 2020: McDonald & Dodds Season 1 | BritBox Original, Exclusive, North American Premiere | 2 X 120 Airs Weekly
BAFTA-winning Jason Watkins (The Crown, Hold the Sunset) and breakout star Tala Gouveia lead in this two-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. Instantly locking horns over their different professional and lifestyle choices, the tough and driven DCI McDonald and the quiet, unassuming DS Dodds soon forge an entertaining relationship and grow to realize that their differences will be their strengths when solving these gripping mysteries.
September 8, 2020: Moving On Season 10 | Exclusive, North American Premiere | 5 X 45
Created by Emmy winner and multi BAFTA award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern (Cracker, Hillsborough, The Street), this critically acclaimed anthology show returns featuring modern stories about characters who have reached a turning point in their lives and try to move on. In Season 10, we watch as a university cleaner masquerades as a lecturer and discovers a newfound confidence; a stressed-out teacher heads for a breakdown as he copes with an impossible workload; a hard-up single mother reconnects with the father of her nine-year-old daughter; a former homeless addict turns her life around and volunteers at the local shelter; and a couple who conceived through IVF are informed that they still have embryos at the local shelter.
September 12, 2020: Last Night of the Proms | Exclusive, North American Premiere
In the year that the Proms turns 125 years old, the 2020 season brings the spirit of the Proms to music-lovers at home with treasures from the archive and incredible live performances. In challenging times, the BBC Proms continues its annual festival consisting of 8 weeks of world-class performances by the world’s greatest classical musicians of the past, present and future. The season terminates with two weeks of performances live from the Royal Albert Hall. The famous “Last Night of the Proms” can be streamed on BritBox, live with the UK.
September 15, 2020: Don’t Forget the Driver | Exclusive U.S. Premiere | 6 X 30 Airs Weekly
Starring and co-created by award-winning actor Toby Jones (Detectorists, The Hunger Games), and co-created by Tim Crouch, this dramedy series set in Bognor Regis follows coach driver Peter Green as his seemingly meaningless life is thrown into chaos by a sudden change in the tide. Between the discovery of a dead body on the beach and a surprise stowaway onboard his coach, this series reveals how an accidental occurrence can change even the most ordinary of lives.
September 18, 2020: This Farming Life Season 4 | Exclusive, North American Premiere | 12 X 60
This BAFTA-winning documentary series returns, following the ups and downs of new farming families in Scotland and Northern Ireland, as they face tough economic times and an uncertain future. 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.
September 22, 2020: Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime | Exclusive, New to BritBox | 10 X 50
Francesca Annis (Bancroft, Agatha Christie’s The Secret Adversary) and James Warwick (Agatha Christie’s The Secret Adversary, Iron Man) star as the famous crime-fighting duo, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, as they solve mysteries and search for enemy spies in 1950’s Britain. Super sleuths Tommy and Tuppence are now married and established as secret agents under the eagle eye of Scotland Yard. Also starring Reece Dinsdale (Moving On) as Albert and Arthur Cox (Yes, Minister) as Inspector Marriott with guest stars including Graham Crowden (Waiting For God), Joan Sanderson (Please, Sir!), Liz Smith (The Vicar Of Dibley, The Royle Family), T.P. McKenna (Ulysses) and Anne Stallybrass (The Strauss Family).
September 25, 2020: Pride and Prejudice – Remastered | World Premiere |6 X 50
Critically acclaimed and famously adapted from Jane Austen’s iconic story, watch this six-episode television drama as you’ve never seen it before. In this performance that launched Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty, A Quiet Passion) and Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, Bridget Jones’s Diary) to international fame, follow the beloved Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy as they overcome their differences in social standing.