This August, BritBox will premiere some chills and thrills to combat the summer heat. Scottish crime drama, BritBox Original Granite Harbour featuring Romario Simpson (Small Axe, Andor), Hannah Donaldson (The Crown) and Katia Winter (Sleepy Hollow, The Boys) will kick off the month on August 1. Headlined by Sleepy Hollow’s Tom Mison and New Amsterdam’s Janet Montgomery.
Cult favorite Inside No. 9 reprises for a spectacularly spooky eighth season August 25, and the second season of the critically acclaimed Welsh drama The Museum returns August 28, as the action moves out of Cardiff and to West Wales – a land steeped in magic and mystery.
August 1, 2023: Granite Harbour I BritBox Original, North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive I 3 x 60′ I All at Once
After completing his tour with the Royal Military Police, Lance Corporal Davis Lindo (Romario Simpson, Django) envisions becoming a Scotland Yard detective, but instead finds himself training as a Detective Constable in Aberdeen in the northeast of Scotland.
August 8, 2023: Murder Investigation Team | New to BritBox |S1: 8 x 60′, S2 4 x 90′ | All at Once
From the makers of The Bill, Murder Investigation Team reveals the gritty reality of police work, where success is part grueling procedure and part gut instinct. Leaders of an elite squad of detectives, brusque DI Vivien Friend (Samantha Spiro, Me Before You) and intuitive DC Rosie MacManus (Lindsey Coulson, EastEnders) single-mindedly pursue those who do unthinkable deeds in the nation’s capital.
August 15, 2023: Rumpole of the Bailey | New to BritBox |S1-S7: 6 x 60′ | All at Once
In John Mortimer (Brideshead Revisited)’s satirical look at criminal law and the workings of the Old Bailey, Horace Rumpole (Leo McKern, Blue Lagoon) is a barrister who spouts Wordsworth to himself and is famed among colleagues for his battered hat and general slovenliness. His wife, known as “She who must be obeyed,” sometimes thinks Rumpole has been so busy playing parts in courts that he’s lost all trace of his own identity.
August 17, 2023: A Room with a View | New to BritBox | 1 x 120′ | Movie
In this British drama based on the novel by E.M. Forster, Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter, The Crown, a young Englishwoman, is touring Italy with her older cousin (Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey). At a hotel in Florence, Lucy meets the charming and free-spirited George Emerson (Julian Sands, Crossbones). Although intrigued by George, once she’s back in England Lucy ponders settling down with the wealthy, staid Cecil Vyse (Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln). When George reappears in her life, Lucy must decide between him and Cecil.
August 17, 2023: Another Country | New to BritBox | 1 x 90′ | Movie
In this film adaptation of the Julian Mitchell play, classmates and fellow outcasts Guy Bennett (Rupert Everett, My Best Friend’s Wedding) and Tommy Judd (Colin Firth, The King’s Speech) find comfort in friendship during the 1930s, at an elite British public school where conformity is the norm. Openly gay Bennett must deal with bullying and homophobia, while Judd struggles to reconcile the expectations of the establishment with his own Marxist beliefs when he is given the opportunity to become head boy.
August 22, 2023: Above Suspicion S1-4 | New to BritBox, BritBox Exclusive | S1 2 x 60′, S2-4 3 x 60′ | All at Once
From award-winning writer Lynda La Plante, Above Suspicion follows the detective careers of DC Anna Travis (Kelly Reilly, Yellowstone) and her police partner DCI James Langton (Ciaran Hinds, Game of Thrones) as they investigate shocking crimes and seek to bring sadistic and merciless killers to justice. Under the unorthodox guidance of Langton, rookie Travis must negotiate a series of killings shocking even to the most hardened detective and defy the challenges of these brutal crimes to rise up the ranks of the police force. While investigating the mutilated body of a young woman whose death seems to echo that of a notorious unsolved murder from the 1940s, Travis and Langton will have their detective skills pushed to the limits as they seek to bring those above suspicion to justice.
August 25, 2023: Inside No. 9 S8 | North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive | 6 x 30′ | All at Once
Steve Pemberton (Psychoville) and Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentleman)’s award-winning anthology returns with six more deliciously dark tales where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre. Critically-acclaimed Inside No. 9 has won many awards including four BAFTAs, Royal Television Society awards and a Rose d’Or. This eighth collection of films brings together a truly original mixture of comedy, drama, horror and thriller – all designed to delight and confound. From online speed-dating to murderous mind games, from a fear of Fridays to a lakeside love-nest and from East End gangsters to the bones of a dead saint, each episode is as unexpected and enthralling as the next. With a stellar cast of guest stars, every one of these tales will entertain and terrorize in equal measure.
August 28, 2023: The Museum S2 | North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive | 6 x 50’| All at Once
A second season of the critically acclaimed Welsh drama The Museum returns to BritBox as the action moves out of Cardiff and to West Wales – a land steeped in magic and mystery. Nia Roberts returns as Della who has had a temporary reassignment from her role as director of a museum in Cardiff after the events of the first season and now runs a museum in a rural town, but finds the world of art crime follows her wherever she goes.
August 30, 2023: Next of Kin S1 | New to BritBox, BritBox Exclusive | 6 x 60′ | All at Once
Starring award-winning British actress Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), this fast-paced series focuses on doctor Mona Harcourt, as her family life is turned upside down in a matter of hours. As London, the city in which Mona and her husband Guy (Jack Davenport, Pirates of the Caribbean) work, is hit by a terrorist attack, Mona also learns that her brother Kareem (Navin Chowdry, The End of the F***ing World) has been abducted in Pakistan. With rumors swirling around the whereabouts and possible actions of Mona’s nephew Danny (Viveik Kalra, Blinded by the Light), a resolute Mona travels to Pakistan in the hope of keeping her family safe.