What’s Coming to BritBox in May 2024?

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Last Updated on April 28, 2024 by Stefanie Hutson

BritBox's May lineup brings a number of older shows, but it's also giving us brand new seasons of favourites like McDonald & Dodds and Here We Go. Keep reading for the full schedule + descriptions and photos. 

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New Shows on BritBox in May 2024

May 3rd Premieres

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Reilly Ace of Spies

Reilly Ace of Spies (1983 Miniseries)

Based on Robin Bruce Lockhart's book Ace of Spies, this classic series dramatises the life of Sidney Reilly, a Russian-born adventurer who went on to become one of the UK's greatest spies. Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) stars as Reilly, a man who was skilled in both espionage and seduction.

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Stath Lets Flats premieres on May 3rd

Stath Lets Flats (2018 to 2021)

Written by Robert Popper (Friday Night Dinner) and Jamie Demetriou (This Time With Alan Partridge), this BAFTA-winning comedy follows Stath (Demetriou), a Greek-Cypriot lettings agent who works for his dad's company. Completely incompetent, yet desperate to impress his dad so he can take over when he retires, he's constantly getting himself into all manner of strange predicaments. 

The seasons will premiere as follows:

  • Season 1 – May 3rd
  • Season 2 – May 10th
  • Season 3 – May 17th

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May 6th Premieres

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Lovejoy, Season 3

Ian McShane (Deadwood) stars as Lovejoy, a talented antiques dealer with questionable morals. He alternates between conning people and helping them, accompanied by an assistant and a few loyal friends. Seasons 1 and 2 came to BritBox in April, and season 3 premieres on May 6th.

May 7th Premieres

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The Other Mrs. Jordan

The Other Mrs. Jordan (2023)

This three-part docuseries follows the manhunt for William Allen Jordan, a bigamist and conman who spent years traveling the world and leaving a trail of pain in his wake. 

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May 12th Premieres

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The BAFTA TV Awards premiere May 12th

2024 BAFTA Television Awards 

Each year, the BAFTAs celebrate the best of British TV. In 2024, comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan will host at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. 

May 13th Premieres

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After the Flood

After the Flood, Season 1 (2024)

After a devastating flood, an unidentified man's body is found in an underground car park. PC Joanna Marshall (Sophie Rundle, Gentleman Jack) is determined to find out the truth behind his death. Six hour-long episodes will air in batches of two each week.

May 14th Premieres

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Make it at Market

Make it at Market, Season 2

This reality series follows a group of amateur makers as they attempt to turn their hobbies into real businesses. Along the way, expert mentors guide them through the practicalities and pitfalls. 

May 19th Premieres

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show (2017)

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024

The world's most prestigious flower show returns for another year. BritBox's coverage will include 13 exclusive episodes which air daily following the UK broadcast. 

May 23rd Premieres

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McDonald & Dodds

McDonald & Dodds, Season 4

Jason Watkins returns for another season as DS Dodds alongside Tala Gouveia as DCI Lauren McDonald in this modern, almost-cosy classic. Despite being a strange pair, the two are highly effective at closing cases. 

Season 4 offers three more feature-length mysteries, beginning with the case of a middle-aged woman shot dead in her rented flat. Though the killer has removed all clues to her identity, DNA suggests she's a missing person from 35 years earlier. Together, they'll have to figure out where she was and why someone wanted her dead. 

Guest stars for the new season include Toby Stephens (Die Another Day, Black Sails), singer/songwriter Pixie Lott, Lydia Leonard (The Crown, Gentleman Jack), Daniel Lapaine (Catastrophe, Zero Dark Thirty), Dipo Ola (We Hunt Together), John Gordon Sinclair (Traces), and Ace Bhatti (Line of Duty, EastEnders).

May 31st Premieres

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Here We Go

Here We Go, Season 2

This fun family sitcom returns for another season starring Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Doc Martin), Jim Howick (Ghosts, Sex Education) and Alison Steadman (Ghosts, Sex Education). The Jessop family can’t help getting things a little bit wrong, a lot of the time. Matriarch Rachel does her best to keep the family in line while husband (and former Olympic archer) Paul tackles his own insecurities. Daughter Amy and Uncle Robin are still struggling with their love lives, and grandmother Sue is threatening to move in.

The family face everyday challenges alongside brilliantly bonkers situations, including sailing a sinking boat and selling ice cream from a hearse. Son Sam is on hand to film it all in this intimate comedy about a family whose indomitable spirit allows them to find moments of delight among the disappointment – and laugh in the face of disaster.

While You Wait…

Need more suggestions? The lists below have plenty more ideas…

If you don't have BritBox you can sign up HERE on their website, or HERE on Amazon Video (useful if you prefer to manage subscriptions through Amazon or you don't have a smart TV that supports BritBox).


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