Australia: Here’s your complete April release schedule for Britain-focused streaming service BritBox!
1st APRIL 2021
‘LINE OF DUTY’ SEASON 6 – PREMIERE, EXCLUSIVE, EXPRESS FROM THE UK, COMPLETE SERIES (1-6)
The only place to see the highly anticipated sixth season of Line of Duty, airing express from the UK. BritBox will be the only place Australians can watch Line of Duty Season 6. The highly anticipated sixth season and ratings smash hit will follow a team of detectives in Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (AC-12) as they work on a series of cases within the police force.
Featuring a talented returning cast including series leads Vicky McClure (Broadchurch, Alex Rider, This is England), Martin Compston (The Nest, Traces) and Adrian Dunbar (Blood, The Hollow Crown), Season 6 of Line of Duty will also see new addition Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting, Boardwalk Empire, Giri/Haji) guest star. Macdonald will take on the role of Detective Chief Inspector Joanna Davidson – a senior investigating officer on an unsolved murder, whose unconventional conduct raises suspicions at AC-12.
The first two episodes of Line of Duty Season 6 will stream on BritBox on 1st April 2021, with new episodes available weekly each Thursday express from the UK.
‘SPOOKS’ SEASONS 6-10– COMPLETE SERIES, NEW TO BRITBOX
A fast-paced crime drama set in the heart of MI-5. Two-time BAFTA award winning crime drama follows MI-5, a clandestine counter-terrorism division of the British security service faces several challenges as members work around the clock to safeguard the nation. Subscribers will be able to watch the complete series of Spooks all in one place and immerse themselves in the world of the ratings success.
With a highly celebrated cast including Golden Globe winning actor Peter Firth and Hermione Norris (ITV3 Crime Thriller Award Winner), Spooks has received 9 awards and 39 nominations during its 10 year production.
‘CALL THE MIDWIFE’ SEASON 8 – NEW TO BRITBOX
Classic series chronicling the lives of midwives and nuns of London in the 1950’s. This BAFTA winning and critically acclaimed period drama stars a cast of high profile actors including Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter), Georgie Glen (Waterloo Road, Damned) and Fenella Woolgar (Victoria & Abdul, Harlots, War & Peace).
A beautifully shot series filled with drama, heart – warming moments, tears and laughter, watch as the team copes with medical problems in the deprived Poplar district of London’s desperately poor East End in the 1950’s. Follow the work of the midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House, a nursing convent and part of an Anglican religious order.
4th APRIL 2021
‘EASTER FROM KINGS COLLEGE’ – NEW TO BRITBOX, EXPRESS FROM THE UK
Celebrate Easter in a traditional British way. Coming to Australian audiences express from the UK, it’s an opportunity to celebrate Easter with the iconic Choir of Kings College, Cambridge. Renowned worldwide for their Easter and Christmas services, viewers will be able to enjoy traditional readings and music from the glorious Chapel of Kings College in London.
8th APRIL 2021
‘ASHES TO ASHES’ SEASONS 1-3 – NEW TO BRITBOX, COMPLETE SERIES
A sequel to the series Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes twists crime drama with a sci-fi spin. Ashes to Ashes tells the story of Alex Drake, a police officer in service with the London Metropolitan Police who is shot in 2008 by a man called Arthur Layton and inexplicably regains consciousness in 1981 opening their eyes to a world of iconic 80’s fashion, music, and muscle cars.
Critically acclaimed for its unique fantasy take on the police procedural crime drama genre, and much-loved by those with fond memories of the 1980’s, Philip Glenister reprises his role as DCI Gene Hunt from Life on Mars in its sequel Ashes to Ashes, joining Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty, The Durrells, Death at a Funeral) as DI Alex Drake.
15th APRIL 2021
‘WHITECHAPEL’ SEASONS 1-4 – NEW TO BRITBOX, COMPLETE SERIES
Detectives set out to solve crimes which mimic the tendencies of historical serial killers such as Jack the Ripper. A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London. Nominated for a UK Crime Thriller Award, the series follows Detectives Joseph Chandler, played by Rupert Penry Jones (Spooks, Silk, The Strain), and Ray Miles played by Phil Davis (Vera Drake, Bleak House).
Andrew Billen said of Whitechapel in The Times “… is making Ripperologists of us all, as Jack’s ‘canonical’ murders are separated from the ones he actually committed. It is all in the worst possible taste and bloody good fun.”