The best TV shows on BritBox to watch now

The newly launched streaming service already has an impressive line-up of British television to choose from

Love Island

Love Island (ITV)

Love it or loathe it, there’s no getting away from it. ITV2’s Love Island is a hugely popular show for the broadcaster and now fans can catch up with every previous series on BritBox.

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The reality competition brings a selection of young singles to a luxury villa in Mallorca, where they must couple up or risk elimination. The winning pair receives £50,000 of prize money. Watch now on BritBox.

Lambs Of God

BritBox is the exclusive UK home to Lambs of God, an Australian miniseries starring Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Jessica Barden (The End of the ****ing World).

The gothic drama tells the story of three nuns in an isolated coastal convent, whose lives are changed by the arrival of an unwelcome guest. Watch now on BritBox.

Midsomer Murders

The long-running murder-mystery series is a genuine British institution, so it’s quite appropriate that it has a prime position on this quintessentially British streaming service.

All 20 series of the show are available to stream on BritBox, including two never-before-seen episodes that are making their world premiere on the service. Watch now on BritBox.

A Confession

Martin Freeman stars in this drama which tells the true story of DS Stephen Fulcher, who breaches police protocol and puts his reputation on the line while investigating the case of missing 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan.

The series also stars Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter), Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey) and Charlie Cooper (This Country). Watch now on BritBox.

Wolf Hall

This adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s acclaimed novels tells a fictionalised story about the real-life Tudor figure Thomas Cromwell. Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) takes the lead role, among a formidable cast that includes Damian Lewis (Homeland), Claire Foy (The Crown), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home).

The series aired on BBC Two in 2015 to critical acclaim and can now be streamed in its entirety. Watch now on BritBox.

The Trip

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan play themselves in this unusual sitcom, which sees the two actors take a restaurant tour of Northern England.

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While not brimming with belly laughs in the manner of the pair’s other comedy works, it’s hard not to be drawn in by their natural charisma and playful banter, as well as the overarching story that connects every episode. Watch now on BritBox.