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Lockdown Binge: Top 10 British TV Shows on BritBox

Still from DCI Banks
Sean Fang Fri, 09/07/2021 - 15:41

Stuck in lockdown and don't know what to stream? Take it from a Melburnian who did the hard yard last year, it's ever so important to plan your binge watching so you don't run out stuff to watch (nothing worse than the feeling of not having anything to watch next). In comes ">BritBox, the new streaming service where you can watch the best (and worst) of British TV shows from the likes of the BBC and ITV.

Here's a list of the top 10 most popular shows that BritBox has recorded during this difficult period:

Ashes to Ashes, seasons 1-3
Critically acclaimed for its unique fantasy take on the police procedural crime drama genre, that tells the story of a London Metropolitan Police Officer who is shot in 2008 by a man and inexplicably regains consciousness in 1981 opening his eyes to a world of iconic 80’s fashion, music, and muscle cars.

DCI Banks, seasons 1-5
In this gripping crime drama, the tenacious and stubborn Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks investigates chilling murders against the striking backdrop of Yorkshire.

Still from Line of Duty

Line of Duty, seasons 1-6 (Final season exclusive with Britbox)
BritBox is the only place Australians can watch Line of Duty Season 6. High ratings smash hit series that follows a team of detectives in Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (AC-12) as they work on a series of cases within the police force.

Luther, seasons 1-5
Starring award-winning actor, Idris Elba, plays a brilliant, troubled detective who crosses the line between personal and professional as he investigates the darkest crimes in London.

Midsomer Murders, seasons 1-20
In production since 1997, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby solves murders that take place in the villages of the county of Midsomer. The series has been inducted into the OFTA Hall of Fame in 2014 becoming a household name over its longstanding season history.

The Mighty Boosh, seasons 1-3
Join comedians Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt and their improv adventures of surreal sketches, dry humour with some ludicrous characters at their run-down workplace. Today, The Mighty Boosh is a BBC household comedy, being an influence of many pop-culture references.

The Vicar of Dibley, seasons 1-3 & 2004 - 2006 specials
The iconic Dawn French stars in this lighthearted sitcom as the bold and brassy vicar waking up a sleepy rural parish resistant to change. The Vicar of Dibley is noted as one of the most successful British programmes, with the special programs making the top 10 programmes of the year in the UK.

The Office, seasons 1-2 & Christmas Special
In this iconic award-winning comedy, David Brent is the useless manager at paper merchants in Slough, who runs his office with a mixture of backfiring jokes, failed flirting and bad showing off. Starring Ricky Gervais.

The Professionals, seasons 1-5
This action-packed crime drama about a special criminal intelligence unit is a fan favourite from the 1970s and 80s, and later inspired the creator of Line of Duty. Delve into the exciting world of special criminal intelligence unit CI5, formed by the British Government to combat organised crime, international terrorism and espionage.

Still from Stath Lets Flats

Stath Lets Flats, seasons 1-2
A BAFTA award-winning sitcom, ‘Stath’ is an incompetent Greek-Cypriot letting agent, working in the family business, Michael & Eagle Lettings. Watch Stath’s humorous yet failing attempts to run his family business in buzzing London.

Find out more about BritBox by visiting the official website here.

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