The BBC BritBox service presented its summer list which involves new acquisitions like Luther will arrive on the streaming service in July. The psychological thriller series stars Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as a maverick detective working for the Serious Crime Unit. The streamer will also receive the Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) with Time later in August.
Upcoming highlights on BritBox:
The Syndicate: Double or Nothing – June 1
When the owners of Woodvale Kennels announce they are selling the business to a large corporate chain, Keeley staff members (Katherine Rose Morely, Last Tango in Halifax) Jake (Kieran Urquhart, Vera), Roxy (Taj Atwal, Course of action), Gemma (Liberty Hobbs, Grey’s Anatomy) and Colette (Emily Head, Intermediate) are devastated to learn that they might be unemployed. Dependent on their paycheck to get them month to month, the weekly lottery seems like the only lifeline for addict Keeley. The excitement takes over when the machine shuts down after checking the ticket with local press agent Frank (Neil Morrissey, Course of action) – but is everything as it seems? Will the union get what it is entitled to? Watch these kennel workers spend every penny they own, from Yorkshire to Monaco, for justice.
Intruder – June 15
Rebecca (Elaine Cassidy, Heaven) and Sam (Tom Meeten, The ghoul) lead idyllic lives in their luxurious coastal home, until their paradise is shattered one night when two teenage boys break into their home. In rage, Sam kills one of the intruders, Syed Khali, who tries to escape through a window. Realizing that Sam actually murdered the intruder, and not in self-defense, the couple hatch a plan to piece together the crime scene and change their stories before the police arrive. At first they seem to have lied, but as the investigation intensifies their cover-up begins to unravel. How far are Rebecca and Sam willing to go to protect the life they have created?
Inside n ° 9 S6 – June 22
A delightfully dark comedy anthology series that tells unique and daring stories tied to number 9, the award-winning series from Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith returns with Season 6. The Sixth Film Anthology brings together an ever-surprising mix of comedy, drama, horror and thriller – all designed to delight and confuse. With a stellar cast of guests including Gemma Whelan (Game of thrones), Sian Clifford (Chip bag), Adrian Dunbar (Course of action), Lindsay Duncan (Black mirror), Paterson Joseph (zeros + crosses) and Derek Jacobi (The Last Tango in Halifax), these are unique stories that will make you tremble with fear or howl with laughter – or both.
Luther S1-4 – July
A gripping psychological thriller, the series follows maverick detective John Luther (Idris Elba, Thread) who works for the Serious Crimes Unit. For Luther, his dedication to his profession goes beyond a typical job, and it serves his own idea of moral order. An additional twist is that his confidante is also his nemesis, Alice, a beautiful multiple murderer who escapes his grip early on, and with whom he finds himself locked in a deadly battle of minds. Throughout the series, Luther faces a succession of psychological duels between hunter and hunted, predator and prey. We see his capacity for violence as much as for kindness, his sudden vulnerability and his dizzying visionary spirit. Will his personal demons prove to be as dangerous as any of the criminals he pursues?
In the footsteps of the killers – July
Investigation like a documentary and filmed like a drama, Silent witnessActress Emilia Fox teams up with top criminologist Professor David Wilson to solve Britain’s most heinous murders in this unique crime series. Thanks to Emilia Fox’s extensive research for her role in the hit BBC series, she has become an expert on unsolved cases. Combining their talent with Professor David Wilson’s professional experience in the study of serial killers, the unlikely couple investigate a different unsolved murder in each episode. The series follows the duo as they base themselves close to the crime and re-examine the evidence for themselves. Meeting with police officers, witnesses, journalists, experts and beyond, the two will march to the scene of the murder in the footsteps of the killer to resolve unresolved cases.
Murder on the Blackpool Express – July
Mystery writer David Van Der Clane (Griff Rhys Jones, Not the 9 o’clock news) is a household name, but things start to take a turn for the worse for him when his superfans start to get pushed around on a book tour he organized with coach tour operator Gemma Draper (Sian Gibson, Death in paradise). As a group of misguided detectives tour the sets of David’s novels, it’s clear the stories come to life. With no help from the police, the only hope of catching the killer lies with coach driver Terry (Johnny Vegas, Go forward). Are the deaths an unfortunate coincidence, or is there a real murderer among them?
Death on the Tyne – July
Johnny Vegas (The dark old stuff store, Go forward) and Sian Gibson (Death in paradise) return as Terry and Gemma from Draper’s Tour, leading a cast of stars aboard an eventful overnight ferry trip across the Tyne. During the hectic journey, passengers and crew begin to get run over one by one under grizzly circumstances. Will our heroes reach Amsterdam safe and sound?
Dial M for Middlesbrough – July
following Murder on the Blackpool Express and Death on the Tyne, Gemma (Sian Gibson, Death in paradise) and Terry (Johnny Vegas, Go forward) are put in danger when their trainer breaks down in the middle of a severe thunderstorm on their way to a funeral in Middlesbrough. Forced to take refuge in Shady Creek Caravan, the duo encounter an eclectic mix of characters, including site owners Evie and Jed, extraordinarily clumsy chef Susan, 90s events manager and Darren, gorgeous American tourist Chad and the longtime resident Edna. The most recent additions to the scene include vacation award winners Phil, who struggles to get a word out while his other half Penny struggles to keep the words out, and bird watchers Neil and Mary . Will any of them survive the horrors of the grim and dilapidated Shady Creek Caravan Park?
Bergerac S1-3 – July
Loved as much for his human faults as for his strengths, Jim Bergerac (John Nettles, Midsomer Murders) is a reformed alcoholic and tough professional with a rebellious streak. The idyllic island of Jersey’s most maverick detective sergeant, Bergerac’s career and marriage exploded in a fog of alcohol and recriminations. His bosses are reluctant to get him back when he returns to the Aliens Office after three months of absence, but he quickly proves himself.
McDonald & Dodds S2 – August
Jason Watkins, BAFTA winner (The crown, Hold the sunset) and breakout star Tala Gouveia direct this two-part crime drama as the unlikely pair, DCI McDonald (Gouveia) and DS Dodds (Watkins). Showcasing contemporary crime stories told with warmth and humor, the series follows this mismatched duo as they solve crimes in the historic British city of Bath. DCI McDonald and the modest DS Dodds return with an increasingly loud and ultimately very effective crime-solving partnership. As McDonald’s adjusts to life in picturesque Bath, she and DS Dodds investigate two deaths in the so-called Avon Valley. In each episode, they must investigate a new and compelling crime. Through two gripping cases, in which five friends board a hot air balloon and only four come back alive and a girls’ weekend gone wrong, it becomes clear that there is much more to Avon Valley than there is. does not appear at first glance.
Moon boy – August
Joined by his imaginary friend, Sean Murphy (Chris O’Dowd, Bridesmaids), Martin Moone is an 11-year-old boy living in the town of Boyle, County Roscommon, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Being the youngest child in his family and the only child, his imaginary friend accompanies him in his many ridiculous projects. Written by and performed by Chris O’Dowd, this semi-autobiographical series is both quirky and hilarious.
Time – August
Written by Jimmy McGovern and starring Emmy and BAFTA winners Sean Bean and Stephen Graham, Time is a powerful portrayal of prison life and a crude study of punishment and penance. Mark Cobden (Sean Bean, Game of thrones) is a seemingly ordinary husband and father – except that he is responsible for the death of an innocent person. Tortured by visions of his victim, Mark accepts 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 and strained prison, Eric McNally (Stephen Graham, Course of action) is a dedicated prison warden who does his best to protect those in his charge. But when a dangerous inmate 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 in mistakes any of us could have made. Can Mark find the forgiveness he deserves? And doesn’t Eric have no choice but to betray his ideals?
Marple S6 by Agatha Christie – August
Everyone’s favorite old sleuth maid returns for three more mysterious murders. While on vacation in the Caribbean, Miss Marple investigates the death of another guest. Back in St. Mary Mead, she finds herself embroiled in two more cases, one involving old friends taking refuge in the Greenshaw’s Folly country house and the other involving newlyweds starting to build their dream home. . Miss Marple will she get to the bottom of these difficult cases which confuse even the police?