You Can Stream All Your Favorite British Dramas with BritBox
Catch up on Cranford, no box set required.
If you’re in search of a new way to watch your favorite British series, there’s a streaming service that you should know about. Created by BBC and ITV, BritBox offers a big collection of British TV (period dramas galore!) that includes comedies and dramas and everything in between. It’s got game shows, documentaries, and some of our favorite classic series of all time. BritBox is billed as a place to “discover exclusive premieres, hard-to-find gems, national treasures, and everyday British favorites all in one convenient place,” which you can access on all your devices.
With BritBox, you can stream classic shows including Doctor Who, EastEnders, Coronation Street, and Cranford, the last of which stars Judi Dench. There’s also Miss Marple, Bramwell, and Vera; seven seasons of Prime Suspect starring Helen Mirren; and seven seasons of the Sean Bean-starring series Sharpe. The BritBox library also offers 20 seasons of Midsomer Murders, which will keep even the most ambitious viewer busy for months.
If miniseries are more your style, classics abound: Emma, Jane Eyre, and the 1995 Pride and Prejudice starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, for starters. For Downton fans, BritBox has plenty of options, including both the original (1971) and new (2010) versions of the classic show of manners Upstairs Downstairs.
Also available are eminently rewatchable comedies including Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, and the original version of The Office, as well as the addictive game show Would I Lie to You?.
Plus, for the Mary Berry fan (and who isn’t?), there are a few specials featuring the television personality. Start with Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets and Mary Berry’s Absolute Favorites for a glimpse into her impossibly charming world.
You can learn more about BritBox and access a free 7-day trial now at britbox.com. The subscription costs $6.99 a month after that, and you can cancel anytime. Browse the library and see what strikes your fancy—you just might discover a new-to-you favorite show.
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What British television shows are you watching lately? Do you have favorites you watch again and again?