What’s coming soon to BritBox in April 2022?
Hugh Laurie takes the helm this April with new murder mystery Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, based on Agatha Christie’s 1934 novel. The three-part drama leads BritBox UK’s line-up for April, which also includes a new documentary about Gerry Anderson and a collection of classic British comedy, plus Screw, Stath Lets Flats and more.
Here’s what’s coming soon to BritBox UK in April 2022:
April Fools Comedy Collection – 1st April
This new collection includes Carry On Cabby (1963), Carry On Constable (1960), Carry On Cowboy (1965), Carry On Cruising (1962), Carry On Nurse (1959), Carry On Regardless (1961), Carry On Screaming (1966), Carry On Sergeant! (1958), Carry On Spying (1964), Carry On Teacher (1959), The Plank (1967), I’m All Right Jack (1959), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953) and Clockwise (1986).
Stath Lets Flats: Season 3 – 1st April
In the unstable world of London’s property market, Stath tries to prove himself as the perfect heir to his father’s flat-letting business despite his undesirable personality and incompetence. BAFTA-winning comedy starring Jamie Demetriou, Natasia Demetriou, Alastair Roberts and Katy Wix.
Bright Young Things (2003) – 1st April
An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s novel “Vile Bodies”, Bright Young Things is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s. Starring Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Emily Mortimer and Aykroyd.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa – 1st April
DJ Alan Partridge becomes an unlikely negotiator when the radio station is held hostage by a disgruntled Pat Farrell, Alan’s colleague, who is afraid of losing his job after the radio station is sold. Starring Steve Coogan, Felicity Montagu, Tim Key and Diane Morgan.
Cuban Fury – 1st April
A young dancer loses his self-confidence when he is bullied on the streets of London. Twenty-two years later, he decides to awaken the dancer within him in order to woo his boss. Starring Nick Frost, Rashida Jones and Chris O’Dowd.
Man Up – 1st April
Nancy is travelling across London to toast another ten years of her parents’ magical marriage. She runs into Jack who mistakes her for his blind date. Nancy decides to go with it and starts the most chaotic journey of her life. Starring Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Rory Kinnear.
Mindhorn – 1st April
A has-been actor, known for playing British detective Mindhorn, works alongside the police to catch a serial killer who will only speak to Mindhorn, whom he believes to be real. Starring Julian Barratt, Steve Coogan, Simon Farnaby and Essie Davis.
The Goodies: Season 1 – 1st April
The first series of the “We Do Anything, Anytime, Anywhere” anarchic comedy show from Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Tim Brooke-Taylor.
Highlife – 1st April
Docu-ality series following the lives and loves of a group of ambitious, glamorous, young British West Africans who are all chasing their own idea of success. Starring Irene Agbontaen, Bernicia Boateng and Chiefer.
Murder Island – 1st April
A body’s discovered. The murder investigation begins. But this is no ordinary mystery, but one set by crime writer Ian Rankin as eight ordinary members of the public compete to find the killer. Starring Sarah Mwaka, Richmond Kissi and Malcolm Cumming.
Brick Lane – 1st April
Tannishtha Chatterjee plays a young Bangladeshi woman living on the estates of London’s Brick Lane. Based on the bestselling novel by Monica Ali.
Genova – 1st April
Colin Firth plays a widower who takes his two daughters to Genova, Italy, where a new job offers some solace for their loss but memories are still dangerously stirred
Life is Sweet – 1st April
This invigorating film from Mike Leigh was his first international sensation. Melancholy and funny by turns, it is an intimate portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London—an irrepressible mum and dad (Alison Steadman and Jim Broadbent) and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a troubled, ill-tempered layabout (Claire Skinner and Jane Horrocks).
Screw: Season 1 – 1st April
Rob Williams’ darkly comic drama portrays life in prison as you’ve never seen it before: through the embattled and inspiring characters who work there. Starring Nina Sosanya and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell.
I Am… : Season 1 and 2 – 1st April
Female-led drama anthology series of stand-alone programmes, starring some of Britain’s leading actors including Lesley Manville, Suranne Jones, Letitia Wright, Gemma Chan, Vicky McClure and Samantha Morton.
37 Days: Season 1 (2014) – 7th April
Drama miniseries revealing the complex, behind-closed-doors story of the final weeks before the outbreak of World War I. Starring Tim Pigott-Smith, Bill Paterson, Kenneth Cranham and Nicholas Farrell.
As Time Goes By: Season 5 to 9 (1996-2002) – 7th April
Lionel and Jean, separated lovers, meet by chance when Lionel takes a young woman out on a date only to learn that she is Jean’s daughter The two lovers rediscover love once again. Starring Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Moira Brooker and Philip Bretherton.
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? – 14th April
When Bobby Jones and Lady Frances “Frankie” Derwent play a round of golf, Bobby slices his ball over the edge of a cliff. His ball is lost, but on the rocks below he finds the crumpled body of a dying man. With his final breath the man opens his eyes and gasps, ‘Why didn’t they ask Evans?’ Armed only with the image of a beautiful young woman found in the dead man’s pocket, the amateur sleuths must solve the case. Cosy crime-drama featuring an all-star cast including Will Poulter, Lucy Boynton and Jonathan Jules. Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent and Emma Thompson make guest appearances.
Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted – 14th April
A national treasure, Gerry Anderson’s career spanned 60 years, and he created some of the world’s most beloved children’s television series including Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, Space:1999, Terrahawks, Space Precinct and many more, some of which were produced alongside his ex-wife Sylvia. Released a decade after his death, this incredibly revealing, emotionally charged and deeply personal documentary will draw on exclusive access to over 30 hours of previously unpublished interviews, in order to share the untold stories that defined his life and body of work.
Jesus of Nazareth (1977) – 14th April
Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels. Starring Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey and Anne Bancroft.
Becoming Jane – 14th April
A passionate romance with roguish barrister Tom Lefroy serves as the inspiration for the works of budding novelist Jane Austen. Starring Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters and James Cromwell.
Boon: Season 1 to 2 – 21st April
When ex-fireman Ken Boon’s services are advertised in the local paper with the words `Anything Legal Considered’, he finds himself taking on a variety of jobs. With help from ex-colleague Harry, his career of courier, bodyguard and PI begins. Starring Michael Elphick, David Daker and Neil Morissey.
Britain’s Most Expensive Houses: Season 1 – 21st April
With exclusive access to UK Sotheby’s International Realty, we peek behind the doors of some of the most incredible homes, as brokers set about selling jaw-dropping houses
The Mrs Bradley Mysteries: Speedy Death – 21st April
The emancipated Mrs. Bradley attends her ex-husband’s funeral and segues to the estate of her paralyzed goddaughter, who is hosting an engagement party. Starring Diana Rigg, Neil Dudgeon, Peter Davison and Peter Davidson.
Escape to the Chateau: Season 1 to 7 – 21st April
Lt. Col. Dick Strawbridge and his partner Angel Adoree trade in their two-bed apartment in Essex for a dilapidated 19th-century French chateau, and work tirelessly to restore it back to its former glory. With a limited budget to renovate 45 rooms, as well as improve and maintain acres of land, it is a huge task for the couple who want to create a beautiful venue for weddings and events.
Remember Me: Season 1 (2014)
Tom Parfitt fakes an injury in order to escape from his monotonous lifestyle and head to a care centre. However, upon his arrival, the staff experiences several strange instances, including a murder. Starring Michael Palin, Jamie Rooney-West, Jodie Comer and Julia Sawalha.
Surgical Spirit: Season 1 to 2 (1989-1990)
Following Sheila Sabatini, a senior surgeon at the Gillies Hospital whose verbal skills have most people running for cover. She dominates the operating theatre, while dealing with divorcing her husband Remo, with whom she had a son, Daniel. Starring Nichola McAuliffe, Marji Campi, Duncan Preston and Emlyn Price.
Capturing Mary (2007)
Joe, the caretaker of a large mansion, coaxes its former luminary Mary to share her memories about the mansion. As Mary begins to recount her past, she reminisces about a stranger. Starring Maggie Smith, Ruth Wilson, David Walliams and Danny Lee Wynter.