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Top 10 Best Shows on BritBox

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BritBox brings you the best of British telly, such as comedy classics we all know and love as well as some fresher titles straight from the UK. Canstar Blue has done the hard yards and compiled some of the best shows available on BritBox, the streaming service specialising in British television. Ranging from golden oldies to fresh new series, this list is a good overview of the best of British television, and is sure to have something for everyone. Read on to find out which series is worth tuning in for.

What’s in this guide?

  1. BritBox crime shows
  2. BritBox drama shows
  3. BritBox comedy shows
  4. BritBox new shows
  5. How do I sign up to BritBox?
  6. How much is a BritBox subscription?

BritBox crime shows

Karen Pirie (2022)

Karen Pirie, based on the novels by Val McDermid, follows a young detective sergeant in this whodunit series. You’ll surely fall in love with the main protagonist as she opens and solves cold cases and murders in this soon-to-be crime classic. 

The Suspect (2022)

This dark crime thriller, starring heart-throb Aiden Turner,  sees his psychologist character become caught up in the murder of a woman. Follow the twists and turns as we find out whether he was really involved or there are other elements at play in this thriller. 

Vera (2011)

Set in Northern England, Vera follows DCI Vera Stanhope as she solves gruesome crimes. Based on the novel series by Ann Cleeves, Vera’s character is as sharp as a tack with wit to match, never missing a one liner. 

BritBox drama shows

Life After Life (2022)

If you’re a fan of a period drama and coming of age all-in-one, Life After Life is the drama series for you. It follows a woman who is reborn into multiple different lives experiencing major world events like world wars and more. You’ll be immersed in her life and journey in no time. 

Poldark (2015)

Poldark is the steamy historical drama that sees Ross Poldark return from the American War of Independence and the aftermath that ensues in his hometown of Cornwall. WIth a bit of romance and a whole lot of drama, see how he navigates his changed life. 

Call the Midwife (2012)

Call the Midwife is a heartwarming drama series that follows a group of nurses working in London in the 1950s. You’ll follow friendships, romance and heartbreak as you see each character grow in their work and personally. 


BritBox comedy shows

The Curse (2022)

Set in the UK in the 80s, The Curse follows a rag-tag group of crooks who manage to make their way into one of the biggest gold heists in history. With neither skill nor brains to pull it off, follow as they stagger through a series of funny and unfortunate events. 

Black Books (2000)

Black Books is a UK comedy classic with unrelenting dry humour and wit, following bookshop keeper Bernard who hates the general public and despises his customers even more. His friends Manny and Fran attempt to bring him around and indulge in a more socially acceptable lifestyle with very little success.


The Mighty Boosh (2004)

The boys in the Boosh – Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt –crafted a once in a lifetime series of surreal, absurdist fun when they created The Mighty Boosh series. It takes place in a world somewhere between urban England and your wildest dreams, where nothing is off the table and everything is stranger than you can imagine.


BritBox new shows

Stonehouse (2023)

Inspired by the very true events of 70s disgraced politician John Stonehouse, this series unravels the failed attempt at faking his own death and the attention he received afterwards. Matthew McFayden delivers a performance as outrageous as the story itself. 


How do I sign up to BritBox?

If you’re craving some British TV, BritBox is your go-to option, offering plenty of shows and movies from multiple decades and genres, all in the one spot, and for a cheaper price than other streaming platforms. But while it may not have every British icon available – such as James Bond – or any kids shows, you’ll have plenty to choose from to enjoy while having a cuppa.

How much is a BritBox subscription?

BritBox offers two subscription options for those craving some British TV. Sign up today for a 7-day free trial, with a $8.99 per month or $89.99 per year plan available. 

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
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BritBox Monthly Subscription:

  • 7 Day Trial period
  • Watch on 5 screens at the same time

min. cost $8.99 over 1 month

5No. of Screens /same time viewing $8.99Advertised Cost/month Go To Site
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BritBox Annual Subscription

  • 12 months for the price of 10
  • Watch on 5 screens at the same time

min. cost $89.99 over 1 year

5No. of Screens /same time viewing $89.99Advertised Cost/year Go To Site

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Kate King
Casual Content Producer
Kate King was a content producer at Canstar Blue until 2024, most recently in the Home & Lifestyle section. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries from the Queensland University of Technology, majoring in Journalism and Media and Communications.

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