Settle down this winter to savour the final instalment of Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour on BritBox. Plus, two offbeat comedy offerings are on the menu for July: meet two mothers with very dark secrets in Am I Being Unreasonable? and rejoin Stephen Merchant, Christopher Walken and company for the second madcap outing of The Outlaws.
The twisty new comedy-thriller Am I Being Unreasonable? promises to be a darkly comic treat, taking female-driven storytelling to new heights (and disturbing depths) as it explores an obsessive friendship between two women.
Hop in a time capsule to 1972, when the young Detective Sergeant Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) and his police partner, Detective Inspector Fred Thursday (Roger Allam), set out to solve a number of crimes around Oxford. Book your binge-fest for the final series of Endeavour in the long-running Morse universe!
Back to the present day, expect more hijinks in season two of Stephen Merchant’s comedy caper The Outlaws, with Christopher Walken again delivering a “demonic sparkle” in his role as a shifty ex-con among the band of misfits doing community service together in Bristol.
Coming to BritBox in July
Am I Being Unreasonable? (new & exclusive to BritBox)
Thursday 6 July 2023
Am I Being Unreasonable? is a brand new comedy thriller about obsessive friendship, maternal paranoia … and a dead cat. Shot through with whip-smart humour, this mischievous blend of funny and frantic takes female storytelling to a refreshing new level.
Written by and starring real-life best friends Selin Hizli (Appropriate Adult and Grantchester, both on BritBox) and Daisy May Cooper (BAFTA winner for This Country), it’s been described as a “brilliantly warped” and “twisted, funny and downright clever” comedy about just how quickly lives can change – and unravel.
Cooper stars as Nic, a suburban mother stuck in a rut who finds a kindred soul in Jen (Hizli), prompting her dark secrets to bubble up. But is their newfound friendship truly therapeutic?
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “Full of twists, turns and tonal gear-changes, Am I Being Unreasonable? is perhaps the most idiosyncratic home-grown series you’ll see all year, so strap in and relish the wild ride.” – The Telegraph
Endeavour (new & exclusive to BritBox)
Thursday 13 July 2023
After a phenomenally successful decade, the popular period crime drama Endeavouris coming to an end with its ninth season – and Shaun Evans will take his final bow as Endeavour Morse in this prequel to the long-running detective series Inspector Morse. Travel back in time to 1970s Oxford to meet young Morse for a last goodbye and witness the return of some familiar faces as he grapples with new challenges across three two-hour episodes.
Endeavour first aired in 2012 as a single film to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Inspector Morse’s TV debut. It proved such a success that nine seasons followed, seeing the young detective set out to solve tricky cases with the help of colleague Fred Thursday (Roger Allam – Game of Thrones, The Queen, Murder in Provence).
In the opening episode of season nine it’s spring, 1972. Two unexplained deaths seem to lead to the Oxford Concert Orchestra, while a body discovered in a derelict warehouse stokes fears that members of the London criminal underworld have again found their way to Oxford. Thursday and Endeavour’s investigation unearths some unsettling connections to cases the duo believed were well and truly behind them.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “… this intricate, sure-footed crime show’s farewell is even more accomplished than its predecessor” – The Guardian
The Outlaws (new & exclusive to BritBox)
Thursday 20 July 2023
One of the BBC’s biggest new comedy series of recent years is back on BritBox for a second outing, written by and starring Stephen Merchant (The Office, Jojo Rabbit), alongside Oscar-winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter, Catch Me If You Can) armed with what The Guardian describes as his “demonic sparkle”. Following on from season one, the seven outlaws still have time to serve on their community sentences but, when they discover the criminal underworld is not finished with them yet, they’re forced to consider an unlikely and dangerous way of making money just to stay alive.
The Outlaws also features Rhianne Barreto (Honour, Hanna), Gamba Cole (Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle, Hanna) and Darren Boyd (Killing Eve), plus an array of guest stars, including Ian McElhinney (Game Of Thrones, Derry Girls).
“… firing on all cylinders” – The Times
Coming to BritBox in August
Grace (new & exclusive to BritBox)
Thursday 10 August 2023
More “seaside noir” is heading to our screens in August in the second season of acclaimed crime drama Grace, with season one already available to binge on BritBox.John Simm (Doctor Who, Life on Mars, State of Play) returns as Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, alongside Richie Campbell (Top Boy, Liar) as DS Glenn Branson, for three more distinctly deadly feature-length films.
In episode one, Not Dead Enough, several months have passed since his last investigation but, with his team still reeling from the fallout, Grace must hurry to prove that a wealthy Brighton businessman has brutally murdered his wife in an impossible new case.
From the pen of acclaimed screenwriter Russell Lewis (the creator of Endeavour, also available on BritBox), Grace is an adaptation of Peter James’s best-selling crime novels. It also stars Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty), Rakie Ayola (Anthony, Shetland) and Zoë Tapper (Liar, The One).
“Superb, layered character acting from its lead.” – The Telegraph
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