BritBox Reveals What’s Coming On The Streamer In February 2021
BritBox, the BBC Studios and ITV subscription streaming service that has the largest collection of UK streaming television in North America, unveiled its February list! Next month, The murders in Pembrokeshire joins the service on February 2nd with Luke Evans (The Hobbit) as newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins. You can check out all of February
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Available February 2nd
The murders in Pembrokeshire | BritBox Original, North American Premiere, Exclusive | 3 x 60 (broadcast weekly)
From the producers of the global hit Bodyguard, this true crime drama awakens the extraordinary pursuit of the most notorious serial killer in Welsh history. Two unsolved double homicides from the 1980s cast a long shadow over the work of the Dyfed-Powys police force. Newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins (Luke Evans, The Hobbit) decided to reopen both cases. Using groundbreaking forensic methods, Wilkins and his hand-picked team found microscopic DNA and fibers that may have linked the murders to a number of break-ins in the 1980s and 1990s. But as the perpetrator of these crimes nears the end of his sentence, WIlkins and his team find themselves in a race against time to make the connection – ultimately supported by an unlikely source … a UK game show.
The Pembrokeshire Murders: Catching the Game Show Killer | New to BritBox, exclusive | 3 x 60
This documentary shows the real-life account of the infamous Pembrokeshire murders and the game show serial killer. John Cooper was a one-man crime wave in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of the world. He was hiding in sight in the center of the community he was terrorizing. So confident was he that he could outsmart the law that he even appeared on the ITV hit game show Bullseye four years after the murders of Richard and Helen Thomas and just weeks before his new hit in Pembrokeshire in 1989. He was eventually captured by a small team of hand-picked detectives who carefully uncovered a web of forensic evidence that unequivocally established that Cooper was the man in charge. This incredible story has now been brought to the big screen by World Productions and Severn Screen for ITV, with Luke Evans as Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins and Keith Allen as serial killer John Cooper. In this one-hour documentary, we take a look behind the scenes at T.he Pembrokeshire murders It was filmed in a lot of key locations in Pembrokeshire and we meet the real people who played a key role in bringing Cooper to justice.
Available February 5th
Waiting for god S4-5 | New to BritBox, exclusive | 18 x 30
Actor Graham Crowden (Vanity Fair, Father Brown) and Stephanie Cole (The lady disappears, Scarborough) This popular British sitcom follows two spirited retirement home residents who spend their time drawing rings around the oppressive management of the home and their own families. Refusing to grow old gracefully, Tom and Diana cause more madness and mayhem in the fourth and fifth series of this delightful comedy.
Available February 8th
Winter watch | North American premiere, exclusive | 8 x 60
It is dark. It is cold. It’s February. But no fear! Winterwatch is here to add a bit of seasonal warmth. The Winterwatch team is broadcasting from the wilds of Scotland and taking an in-depth look at how British wildlife is doing across the country. The Watch team is back to re-document the exploits of British wildlife during the coldest and toughest months of the year in the Cairngorms National Park. Meet Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin in the New Forest, Gillian Burke at the Cornish Beaver Project in Cornwall, and Iolo Williams at the Center for Alternative Technology for a new episode every day.
Available February 9th
Diana: The interview that shook the world | North American premiere, exclusive | 1 x 60
In 1995, BBC Panorama shared an open interview with Princess Diana in which she briefed Martin Bashir about her marriage to Prince Charles and her life as king. 25 years later, this documentary explores the orchestration of that broadcast event, what the interview revealed about modern society, and new insights into the psychological portrait of Diana herself.
Available February 12th
Cold feet: the new years S4 | SVOD Premiere, New at BritBox | 6 x 45
Popular British comedy series based on the longtime comedy drama Cold feet returns for a fourth season of keen humor and the closely watched emotional truth for which it is famous. With retirement and the prospect of empty nests, the gang can finally sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labor … if only midlife was that easy.
Available February 16th
honor | BritBox Original, North American Premiere, Exclusive | 1 x 120
Keeley Hawes (Up down, Bodyguard) DCI plays Caroline Goode in Honor, the tragic true story of Banaz Mahmod, a London woman who was killed by her family over a relationship they believed was shameful. When DCI Goode (Hawes) discovered that Banaz had been to the police five times to report threats to her life from members of her own family, she was appalled that her colleagues had missed several opportunities to prevent this so-called honor killing. Written by Gwyneth Hughes (Vanity Fair) and by Richard Laxton (mummy, Mrs. Wilson) the show brings to light a difficult subject and describes a detective’s unwavering search for justice.
Available on February 23rd
8 out of 10 cats count down S18 | North American premiere, exclusive | 9 x 30
This comedic panel show is the perfect mix of Channel 4’s current hit 8 out of 10 cats and the cerebral word-and-number game Countdown, in which the former’s anarchic comedians adopt the latter’s brainbox format. The show is hosted by Jimmy Carr with team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson and features Rachel Riley and Susie Dent in the math and dictionary service, respectively.
Available February 26th
Mute witness S1-21 | New to BritBox | 192 x 60
23 years later, the BBC’s flagship pathology case first aired in 1996, created by former police officer Nigel McCrery. Originally, following the investigation by Professor Sam Ryan (Amanda Burton) who won’t allow the case to be closed until the truth is discovered, Dr. Nikki Alexander would later take control of Sam’s departure, regardless of the controversy this might cause. Together with a team of dedicated pathologists, they delve deep into a multitude of complex mysterious and suspicious deaths, revealing clues that will help find and identify the killer.
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