South African TV fans get to binge-watch the best of British programming all in one place when subscription video-on-demand service BritBox launches on Friday, 6 August, 2021 with new and exclusive titles such as Line of Duty season six, Professor T and Wedding of the Century, plus thousands of hours of classic content and family favourites.

During a seven-day free trial South Africans can explore BritBox’s new launch titles, plus hundreds of top-drawer family favourites such as Blackadder, Absolutely Fabulous, Inspector Morse, Top Gear, Poldark, Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances and Midsomer Murders.

Line of Duty S6 Ep 1 Vicky McClure and Kelly_MacDonald on Britbox
Line of Duty S6 Ep 1, Vicky McClure and Kelly MacDonald

Absolutely smashing darling!

Sounds smashing? BritBox will be available to stream via the web at BritBox.com, on Android and Apple mobile/tablets, FireTV, AppleTV, Samsung Smart TV and LG Smart TV.

Enjoy one week’s free trial, sign up at R99,99 pm, or R999,99 for 12 months. Register for email updates at www.britbox.com

After taking the US, UK, Canada and Australia by storm and with over two million global subscriptions, BritBox brings consumers a range of top quality viewing, including the biggest collection of British box sets, courtesy of a joint venture between BBC and ITV.

Together they created new streaming service BritBox, offering the best of both their programming  – from dramas and comedies to documentaries, lifestyle shows and murder mysteries – all with that distinctive British seal of excellence.

One of the hottest current UK TV properties, the edge-of-your-seat police drama Line of Duty, tops the BritBox launch menu. South Africans can see season six of the series hot off British screens, where it pulled in 15 million viewers for the nail-biting finale, making it the UK’s most-watched drama series of the 21st century to date.

The latest Line of Duty sees Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting, The Victim, Boardwalk Empire) guest-starring as DCI Joanne Davidson, the senior investigating officer on an unsolved murder whose unconventional conduct raises eyebrows at the AC-12 anti-corruption unit. Expect cliffhangers and plot twists galore as cast regulars Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar return in their quest to bring “bent coppers” to book while fighting their own flaws and demons.

Blackadder on Britbox
Blackadder on Britbox

Wedding of the Century

Another crime drama to binge-watch is Professor T, starring Ben Miller (Death in Paradise, Bridgerton, Primeval) as Professor Jason Tempest, a brilliant but unorthodox criminologist at the University of Cambridge, and Emma Naomi (Bridgerton, Blithe Spirit) as DI Lisa Donckers, a detective facing an uphill battle to get the eccentric professor’s help with a challenging case. Haunted by childhood trauma and contending with a domineering mother (Frances de la Tour – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The History Boys), can Professor T take a hands-on role in solving crimes while battling his neuroses?

BritBox also offers South Africans the opportunity to relive Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding in the feature-length documentary Wedding of the Century, showcasing beautifully restored high-definition footage and featuring interviews with key professionals from behind the scenes.

Other upcoming new upcoming BritBox titles include Annika starring Nicola Walker, Deadwater Fell with David Tennant and The Larkins featuring Bradley Walsh; Michael Apted’s multi-award winning documentary series Up, from 1964’s Seven Up all the way to the most recent 63 Up; plus fresh seasons of established favourites such as Manhunt season two starring Martin Clunes, Unforgotten season four, Endeavour season eight, Vera season 11, Grantchester season six and The Syndicate season four.

What: BritBox South Africa
When: From 6 August 2021
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