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Britbox Australia October Highlights; Karen Pirie, Ridley and More

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Season three of All Creatures Great and Small, exclusive crime drama Ridley, and Karen Pirie, starring Lauren Lyle, are just a few of the fantastic new and exclusive content offerings available this October on BritBox Australia.

KAREN PIRIE From 13 October
Based on bestselling Scottish author Val McDermid’s first Karen Pirie novel.

Featuring a renowned cast, Karen Pirie is a new crime drama miniseries that sees cold cases re-examined under new forensic scrutiny.

The unsolved murder of a barmaid becomes the subject of a popular true crime podcast and young Detective Sergeant Karen Pirie is tasked with solving the 1995 case. During her review, she uncovers flaws in the original investigation.

Watch the new series starring Lauren Lyle (Outlander, Vigil), Chris Jenks (Sex Education); created by the makers of Line of Duty (World Productions); based on the first novel of the bestselling book series, The Distant Echo, by acclaimed author Val McDermid; and adapted by Emer Kenny (The Curse, Father Brown).

RIDLEY From 1 Octobe

Line of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar stars as a troubled ex-cop.

Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty) plays retired Detective Alex Ridley who is lured back to the service as a consultant

when his former protégée asks for his help cracking a complex murder case.
Also starring Bronagh Waugh (The Suspect, Unforgotten, The Fall) and Georgie Glenn (Call the Midwife); and produced by the writer behind Vera, Shakespeare & Hathaway, Casualty and Father Brown.

THE GREAT BIG TINY DESIGN CHALLENGE From 11 October
Amateur crafters put their miniature making skills to the test.

Self-confessed collector and miniatures enthusiast Sandi Toksvig (QI, The Great British Bake Off) hosts this amateur crafters competition where 10 contestants from across Britain are challenged with renovating an entire derelict mansion into a fantasy home. The catch – it’s all miniature.

Over eight episodes, the crafters work in teams to tackle the house room by room, with each room having to be fully furnished in a different and stunning interior design theme. Whether it be tiny tables, toilets, curtains or food, all of the contents made for the house must be shrunk down to a twelfth of their usual size.

Only when the mini mansion is complete can one person be crowned champion of the Great Big Tiny Design Challenge.

ALL CREATURES GREAT & SMALL From 25 October

BritBox’s most requested and popular cosy drama returns.

Wedding bells chime and animal ailments aplenty, the latest season of All Creatures Great and Small is packed with heartwarming tales.

This highly popular revival of the original 1970s series depicts charming stories of a rural veterinary practice set in 1930s countryside Yorkshire, and based on the true anecdotes from famous veterinarian, James Herriot.

Starring Nicholas Ralph (The Most Reluctant Convert, The Devil’s Light), Rachel Shenton (Switched at Birth, The Silent Child, White Gold), Anna Madeley (In Bruges, Anatomy of a Scandal, Deadwater Fell) and Callum Woodhouse (The Durrells, Cold Feet).

ANNIKA From 27 October 

A female detective is set to solve murders that take place in Scotland’s waterways.

A gritty crime drama following Detective Inspector Annika Strandhed played by Nicola Walker (Unforgotten, Last Tango in Halifax) who investigates cryptic crimes and mysterious murders that wash up on Scotland shores.

Viewers are given an inside look into Glasgow’s Marine Homicide Unit as Strandhed solves complex cases, navigates being a working mum with a teenage daughter, and wryly breaks the fourth wall.

Also starring Jamie Sives (Irvine Welsh’s Crime, Guilt), Annika has received a 4-star rating from The Guardian UK.

OUT OF HER MIND From 6 October

A quirky comedy on surviving heartbreak, rejection and family drama.

This cynical comedy follows a fictionalised Sara Pascoe (W1A, Twenty Twelve) as she tries to navigate her life after being left at the altar.

This eccentric sitcom tackles her dysfunctional relationships with family, marriage and romance through her bleak view of love in the 21st century.

Out Of Her Mind comes highly rated, with 4-star reviews from The Times UK and The Telegraph UK. Written by and starring one of the UK’s leading comedians, Sara Pascoe, the show also stars Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply, Bend it Like Beckham) and Fiona Button (The Split, Grantchester).

FULL SCHEDULE

RIDLEY, SEASON ONE, 1ST OCTOBER 2022
SARAH BEENY’S NEW LIFE IN THE COUNTRY, SEASON ONE, 4TH OCTOBER 2022
OUT OF HER MIND, SEASON ONE, 6TH OCTOBER, 2022
BREXIT: THE UNCIVIL WAR, FILM, 7TH OCTOBER 2022
THE GREAT BIG TINY DESIGN CHALLENGE, SEASON ONE, 11TH OCTOBER, 20222
KAREN PIRIE, SERIES, 13TH OCTOBER, 2022
THE NIGHT WATCH, FILM, 14TH OCTOBER, 2022
CODE BLUE: MURDER, SERIES, 18TH OCTOBER, 2022
DOORS OPEN, FILM, 21ST OCTOBER, 2022
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL, SEASON 3, 25TH OCTOBER, 2022
ANNIKA, SEASON ONE, 27TH OCTOBER, 2022
VENDETTA FOR THE SAINT, FILM, 28TH OCTOBER, 2022