Best Shows on Britbox
Looking for a great show to stream on Britbox? Look no further than this Anglophile's list of the best shows on Britbox!
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In this new world of dueling streaming services (and endless TV consumption), everyone is wondering which shows they can stream where, and whether various streaming services are worth the cost!
One of the relatively newer options is Britbox from Amazon, which compiles a variety of British shows, and brings them across the pond! (It's similar to Acorn TV, which will be the subject of my next post!). In helping some friends figure out whether Britbox is for them, I've compiled my list of the best shows on Britbox!
Start your free trial of Britbox from Amazon! And remember the cardinal rule of British murder mysteries...never join the bell ringers.
Best Shows on Britbox
One of my favorite series of all time, Aristocrats follows the story of the real-life Lennox sisters, illegitimate descendants of Charles II, though his son the First Duke of Richmond, played by none other than Julian Fellows, the creator of Downton Abbey. As they navigate love, money, & politics in the 18th century, you'll even learn a bit along the way!
Captivating, beautifully costumed, and a bit haunting at times, Aristocrats brings the story of the upper echelons of England (and Ireland) to life, even if you aren't a history buff.
Shopping for an Anglophile? Check out my list of the best gifts for Anglophiles!
Father Brown (2013-)
An often light-hearted and charming murder mystery series, Father Brown tells the story of...you guessed it, Father Brown, as he solved whodunnits in post-War England, with his aristocratic sidekick, Lady Montague. You're in for your fair share of fetes, lemonade, and questions over the privacy of the confessional, staring Mark Williams, of Mr. Weasley fame.
Midsomer Murders (1997-)
Ah the classic. There's a reason every murder mystery series since the last 90's has been "The Midsomer of..." or "Midsomer plus..." Midsomer Murders is the classic, and long-running English go-to for small town whodunnits. It's survived changes in lead detectives, and a flurry of DS's, and the murders are no less quirky. If you're new to small town murder, Midsomer is your starting point.
More of an audiobook fan? Check out my list of cozy, English detective novels available on Audible!
Another classic, and a bit less quirky than Midsomer, is Miss Marple. Agatha Christie's heroine brought to the screen. Early episodes are a bit dated, but the show is, of course, a gem.
If you like Miss Marple, check out my full list of British Detective Series with a Female Detective!
An unforgettable book, made into a classic (and lengthy) miniseries. Brideshead Revisited is Evelyn Waughn's story of Charles Ryder's involvement with the aristocratic Flyte Family, and all of their incredible quirks.
Moving, enchanting, and certainly nostalgic, it's a critical look at England's aristocracy. And did I mention it stars young Jeremy Irons?
If you liked Broadchurch and Wallander, you'll like Shetland, as it's more of the updated murder mystery, full of foreboding scenery and a brooding detective.
My current obsession is Vera, a classic, modern British detective series following DCI Vera Stanhope, a hard-nosed, whiskey-loving female detective who can't stop calling everyone "love" and "pet."
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you enjoy a few of these selections on Britbox from Amazon. A lot of the best shows are constantly moving around, so if you love British detective shows, check out my full list of British detective shows and how to stream them!
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