BritBox, which continues to provide the finest in British entertainment, is resuming several highly anticipated series in November.
The sophomore season of Irvine Welsh’s critically acclaimed drama Crime, which stars Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible 2, My Week with Marilyn), premieres on November 15. Next month will also see the return of Hope Street, Pointless, Unforgotten, and This Farming Life, among others. On November 29, the eighth season of the highly anticipated BritBox series Shetland will premiere, capping off the month. Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty) will assume the role of DI Ruth Calder, a native Shetlander returning to the Isles after twenty years in London, and be responsible for detecting in this season.
November 1, 2023: Lewis: Behind the Scenes I New to BritBox I 1 x 45′ I All at Once
A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Lewis, the popular 2007 drama series. This special insight to the series features Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Kevin Whately (Inspector Morse), Stephen Churchett (The House of Eliott), James Grout (Inspector Morse) and John Thaw (Inspector Morse).
November 3, 2023: Pointless S29 I North America Premiere, BritBox Exclusive I 54 x 45′ I All at Once
Joining BritBox’s Panel Channel is the quiz show hosted by Alexander Armstrong (Armstrong & Miller) with assistance from Richard Osman (You Have Been Watching). In each episode, four teams of two contestants attempt to find correct but obscure answers to four rounds of general knowledge questions, with the winning team eligible to compete for the show’s cash jackpot. All questions used in the show are pre-surveyed, and here’s the plot twist, contestants seek to find correct answers that were given by as few of the survey subjects as possible. You score the best point, zero, when the answer is given by nobody from the survey.
November 7, 2023: Bad Education S1-3 I New to BritBox I 19 x 30′ I All at Once
A comedy about a teacher who’s a bigger kid than the pupils he teaches. Alfie Wicker (Jack Whitehall, Jungle Cruise) was always a loser. He was the kid that everyone gave up hope in, dropping back year after year in school. But in the end, he scraped through and got his PGCSE, and now, he’s got his first job as a teacher of a support class – class K. His class is made up of pupils struggling to get through their GCSE’s and it’s his job to give them extra attention in a selection of key topics. Alfie loves his pupils, and while he makes plenty of mistakes along the way, he genuinely has their best interests at heart. But a love interest, a computer game or the opportunity of getting off his head sometimes might complicate things.
November 7, 2023: Bad Education S4 I BritBox Exclusive, New to BritBox I 6 x 30′ I All at Once
Former pupils Stephen Carmichael (Layton Williams, The Bad Education Movie) and Mitchell Harper (Charlie Wernham, The Bad Education Movie) return to Abbey Grove to teach class K. With the school now headed by Bernadette Hoburn (Vicki Pepperdine, Getting On) the series follows the students as they get caught in their own schemes.
November 7, 2023: Bad Education Movie I New to BritBox I 1 x 120′ I All at Once
Based on Jack Whitehall’s Bad Education series, this movie reunited the cast and follows Alfie Wicker (Whitehall) as he tries to supervise and educate class K on a final school trip after they’ve finished their GCSE’s.
November 7, 2023: Bad Education Reunion Special I BritBox Exclusive, New to BritBox I 1 x 60′ I All at Once
Created to celebrate the series’ 10th anniversary, Class K returns for a careers day and reunion that turns into mayhem. Meanwhile, Alfie Wicker is faced with a tough personal decision.
November 8, 2023: Unforgotten S5 I CA Premiere, BritBox Exclusive I 6 x 45′ I All at Once
The BAFTA-winning hit returns as DI Sunny Khan and new DCI, Jessie James, uncover the truth behind another historical murder. Human remains are discovered in a newly renovated period property in west London. But is this a murder dating back to the 1930’s or has the body been disposed of in more recent times? Sanjeev Bhaskar (Yesterday) is back to lead the team alongside Sinéad Keenan (Little Boy Blue) who plays his new partner DCI James. The ghost of much-loved former colleague Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker, MI-5) still hangs over the department – does Jessica have the resolve, professionalism and spirit to live up to her much-admired and respected predecessor? DI Khan’s loyal team reprise their roles including Jordan Long (The Gentlemen) as DS Murray Boulting and Carolina Main (Grantchester) as DC Fran Lingley
November 15, 2023: Irvine Welsh’s Crime S2 I BritBox Original, North America Premiere, BritBox Exclusive I 6 x 60′ I All at Once
Returning to his Emmy Award winning role, Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible 2, My Week with Marilyn) stars as troubled detective DI Ray Lennox in the second Season of Irvine Welsh’s Crime. After a harrowing mental breakdown, DI Lennox is thrown back into more brutal investigations after a colleague is attacked. This season also features John Simm (Grace), Ken Stott (Rebus) and Joanna Vanderham (The Paradise).
November 22, 2023: Hope Street 3A I BritBox Original, North America Premiere, BritBox Exclusive I 8 x 45′ I All at Once
The new season revisits the trials and tribulations of the Port Devine police department and will continue to reveal more about their private lives. Featuring a returning cast, the series celebrates the humor and warmth of the people in Northern Ireland, as well as its stunning coastlines and breathtaking landscapes. Additional season 3 episodes coming in 2024 for a total of 15 episodes.
November 27, 2023: This Farming Life 6B I North America Premiere, BritBox Exclusive I 12 x 60′ I All at Once
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.
November 28, 2023: Chasing Shadows S1 I BritBox Exclusive, New to BritBox I 4 x 60′ I All at Once
This four-part drama follows the crimes investigated by the troubled Detective Sergeant Sean Stone (Reece Shearsmith, Inside No. 9), an intense, socially awkward misfit who is obsessed with uncovering behavioral patterns to help locate missing people. Sean’s bosses feel that he is a liability on his own and needs someone to work with him to keep him under control. That person is Ruth Hattersley (Alex Kingston, Doctor Who, Upstairs Downstairs), a maternal figure who is an analyst with the Missing Persons Bureau. At first Sean is reluctant to work with her, but he eventually realizes that the two of them make a good team. Ruth’s ability to connect with people and Sean’s expertise in locating missing persons strike a perfect balance in an otherwise rocky partnership.
November 29, 2023: Shetland S8 I BritBox Original, North America Premiere, BritBox Exclusive I 6 x 60′ I Weekly
The much-anticipated return of the Shetland series has finally arrived! Douglas Henshall, who portrayed the beloved Detective Jimmy Perez for seven seasons, will hand over the reins of the series to Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty). DI Ruth Calder, a native Shetlander who returns to the isles after twenty years working in London, will be portrayed by Jensen. Adapted from the bestselling works of acclaimed crime author Ann Cleeves, this series tracks the investigative journey of DI Ruth Calder as she confronts criminal activities within the mystical island community.
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