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Britbox July 2021 highlights: The Syndicate, Crossroads & More

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Britbox July 2021 highlights: The Syndicate, Crossroads & More

BritBox has announced content launching on the service throughout July 2021.

July will be jam-packed with a range of new content, including BritBox’s new additions to ‘SoapBox’, which will feature classic episodes of some of Britain’s best-loved soaps, including Brookside, Take The High Road and Crossroads.

Subscribers can also take a leap back in time with additions to our ‘Old School’ collection, just in time for the summer holidays. Hop aboard the Black Pig with Captain Pugwash, get into some mischief with the iconic duo Dennis & Gnasher, or dive into all three seasons of the classic animated superhero series Bananaman.

1st July

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

In London, 1946, author Juliet Ashton’s career has taken off, but she’s not enjoying promoting her detective stories to eager audiences on a book tour. When she receives a letter from a Guernsey pig farmer inviting her to attend a meeting of his literary society, she eagerly accepts. What Juliet discovers about her new friends and their secrets leads to her staying on the island much longer than she planned. Starring Lily James and Michiel Huisman.

Monarch of the Glen S1&2 (2000-2001)

Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur is called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he is told he is the new Laird of Glenbogle. Starring Alexander Morton and Susan Hampshire.

White Teeth (2002)

Epic comedy-drama series about the lives of three families, woven together across three decades. Starring Om Puri, Geraldine James and Naomie Harris.

Made in Chelsea S21

Expect fun, flirting and fireworks as our favourite SW3 socialites escape Chelsea and bubble up in the countryside.

Prisoner’s Wives (2012-2013)

Series about the women struggling with the fall-out from their loved ones’ imprisonment. Starring Pippa Haywood and Iain Glen.

8th July

The Syndicate S3 (2015)

Kay Mellor drama following a group of colleagues whose lives are turned upside down when they jointly win the lottery. Starring Elizabeth Berrington and Lenny Henry.

Old School Collection:

Bananaman S1-3 (1983-86)

All three seasons of the iconic animated series. Bananaman is a parody of traditional superheroes; a schoolboy who is transformed into a muscled, caped figure when he eats a banana.

Captain Pugwash in Colour S1-2 (1974-75)

The adventures of Captain Pugwash and his crew aboard the pirate ship – the Black Pig.

Dennis & Gnasher S1&2 (1996-98)

Dennis and his faithful pet companion Gnasher get up to mischief and mayhem, embarking on a fair few adventures along the way.

The Famous Five S1&2 (1978)

Modern adaptation of Enid Blyton’s adventure stories about Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog. Starring Michele Gallagher, Jennifer Thanisch and Marcus Harris.

Bagpuss S1 (1974)

Bagpuss and his friends are toys in a turn of the century shop for ‘found things’. When young Emily brings them a new object, the toys come to life to work out what the strange new thing could possibly be.

Grandma’s House S1-2 (2010-2012)

A successful television presenter has doubts about the direction of his career in the business and decides to quit to start searching for something more meaningful to do with his life. Starring Simon Amstell and Linda Bassett.

15th July

SoapBox Collection – Classic episodes from the following:

General Hospital

Set in a fictional Midlands town, the series follows the romantic and professional lives of its doctors and nurses. Starring Tony Adams and Judy Buxton.

Take the High Road (1980-2003)

The residents of the rural Scottish village of Glendarroch deal with community issues ranging from crop failures and parish pump politics to infidelity, alcoholism, drug abuse, and more. Starring David Andrews and Norman Morrison.

Casualty

Drama series about the staff and patients at Holby City Hospital’s emergency department, charting the ups and downs in their personal and professional lives. Starring Derek Thompson, Amanda Mealing and Cathy Shipton.

Crossroads

The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell. Starring Noele Gordon and Jane Rossington.

Brookside

The ground-breaking soap that first aired on Channel 4 in 1982 and ran for 21 years. Starring Claire Sweeney, Anna Friel and Ricky Tomlinson.

Ballykissangel S1&2 (1996-97)

A young British priest adjusts to life in a rural Irish community where life revolves around the church and the local pub. Everyone knows everyone else’s business, and everyone usually has an opinion on it. While characters come and go, the small-town qualities remain. Starring Tina Kellegher and Tony Doyle.

Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace (2004)

This parody series is an unearthed 80s horror/drama, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. The series is set in a Hospital in Romford, which is situated over the gates of Hell. Starring Richard Ayoade.

Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley (2018)

Documentary, presented by Lucy Worsley, which uses dramatised testimony to tell the story of a group of working-class women conducting a dangerous campaign for the vote.

Real Housewives of Cheshire S13 (2021)

The thirteenth season of the reality series which follows a group of women residing in one of the UK’s most affluent areas, the glamorous Golden Triangle of Cheshire.

22nd July

The Camomile Lawn (1992)

Classic adaptation of Mary Wesley’s 1984 acclaimed novel. Starring Felicity Kendal and Jennifer Ehle.

Zen S1 (2011)

Drama series centred around Rome detective Aurelio Zen (Rufus Sewell), who finds it tough being the only honest cop in town. Plotting politicians, a stressed-out boss and vengeful gangsters don’t make it easy. Also starring Caterina Murino and Francesco Quinn.

Utopia S1-2 (2013-14) Exclusive to BritBox

A group of people who meet online have a manuscript that supposedly predicted the disasters of the previous century. This makes them the target of a clandestine organization. Starring Adheel Akhtar, Paul Higgins and Geraldine James.

29th July

Anthony (2020)

Film starring Toheeb Jimoh, Richard Osman and Alexander Armstrong. From writer Jimmy McGovern, the story of Anthony Walker, a black teenager murdered in a racist attack in Merseyside in 2005, and how his life could have been.

Lipstick on Your Collar (1993)

Dennis Potter’s innovative musical drama about two rock ‘n roll obsessed War Office clerks. Starring Ewan McGregor, Louise Germaine and Douglas Henshall.

Almost Royal S1 (2014)

British aristocrats Georgie and Poppy Carlton travel to the United States to closely examine the subjects that define American life today. Starring Ed Gamble, Amy Hoggart and Gemma Whelan.

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