BritBox International is now wholly owned by BBC Studios

BBC Studios takes full ownership of BritBox International in a £255 million deal Reported by both sides from different angles (BBC takes full ownership vs ITV sells its 50% share), it’s clear the deal has been some time coming. Since ITV launched ITVX, its focus has been there, with Britbox coverage increasingly limited. Now BritBox … >

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The Complete and Utter History of Britain

Pre-Monty Python sketch show rediscovered in the ITV archive

The Complete And Utter History Of Britain, stars Terry Jones and Michael Palin.  In news sure to warm the hearts of archive television enthusiasts everywhere, it’s been announced that The Complete And Utter History Of Britain has been rediscovered. Airing in January and February 1969 on London Weekend Television, the comedy series starred Terry Jones, … >

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Space Precinct

Gerry Anderson’s Space Precinct comes to BritBox in HD

The show has been through an AI-upscaling process.  Gerry Anderson’s Space Precinct is being granted a new lease of life on streaming, thanks to BritBox and ITVX. The show, which first aired in 1994, has previously only ever been shown in standard definition. However, all 24 episodes have enjoyed an AI-upscale from the original master … >

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Sophie Rundle - The Diplomat (Alibi)

After the Flood – itv commissions new drama starring Sophie Rundle

The show comes from Nicola Shindler’s Quay Street Productions.  ITV have commissioned a six-part thriller from screenwriter Mick Ford. With Sophie Rundle and Philip Glenister leading the cast, the story deals with the after effects of a devastating flood. Here’s the synopsis for the show: After the Flood is a mystery thriller set in a … >

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Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders – BBC picks up Horowitz adaptation & announces sequel

Magpie Murders airs this spring, Moonflower Murders will film later this year.  The BBC have picked up Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders, a six-part adaptation originally commissioned by BritBox. The show comes to BBC One and iPlayer in the spring. Adapted by its author, the story revolves around the character of Susan Ryeland (Lesley Manville), editor … >

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The Tower - Jimmy Akingbola & Gemma Whelan

itv orders a second series of The Tower – Death Message

DS Sarah Collins will be back for a further investigation in The Tower II: Death Message  After a successful debut run in 2021, itv have announced a second series for their crime thriller The Tower. Starring Gemma Whelan as DS Sarah Collins, the first series adapted Kate London’s novel Post Mortem. The second tackles her follow-up, … >

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Irvine Welsh’s Crime – Series Two heads to ITVX

The show, starring Dougray Scott, will premiere on ITV’s new streaming service.  The second run of BritBox show Irvine Welsh’s Crime is set to land on ITVX. The new streamer from ITV is due to launch later this year; replacing ITV Hub, it’s also set to bring BritBox into many more customer homes. Crime, adapted … >

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Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted – trailer for the BritBox documentary

The documentary telling the story of the film and television pioneer premieres in April.  Last November, we reported on Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted, announced as an original BritBox documentary. Now the trailer has arrived to give us a first taste. A Life Uncharted will use over thirty hours of previously unpublished interviews to share … >

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A Spy Among Friends — ITVX launch drama

ITVX — new streaming service from ITV launches later this year

ITV has revealed its new streaming offering, ITVX, coming later this year New service ITVX (no exact date for launch beyond 2022) is billed as something unique in the UK — the first integrated advertising and subscription funded (AVOD/SVOD)  platform. On ITVX, viewers can choose to watch thousands of hours of content for free in an … >

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