Britbox has announced its October programming slate, and this month the streamer is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Brideshead Revisited with the premiere of a stunning 4K remastered version of the iconic miniseries. Taking place from the 1920s to the early 1940s, this seminal story follows the life and romances of protagonist Charles Ryder as he befriends Sebastian Flyte, who comes from a wealthy family residing in a palatial mansion by the name of Brideshead Castle.
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Full listings include:
- October 1, 2021: 8 Out of 10 Cats S22| North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive | 11 X 45
Hosted by Jimmy Carr, this topical comedy panel show touches on the nation’s most popular talking points with anything from showbiz gossip to climate change. This season’s team captains are Rob Beckett and Katherine Ryan.
- October 8, 2021: Our Cops in the North – Part 2| North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive | 2 X 55
Meet the emergency response officers, detectives and command centres of the Northumbria Police force fighting to keep their community safe. This is a world where warmth, humour and poignant moments meet action, drama and tragedy. Where accidental shoplifting and drunk and disorderly behavior sit alongside robberies and manhunts. Returning characters reveal the compelling stories of the people fighting crime, and those who become victims of it. These individual stories also reflect modern crime-fighting and social issues facing the UK.
- October 12, 2021: Brideshead Revisited Remastered| North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive | 9 X 60, 1 X 110, 1 X 120
Considered to be one of the greatest literary adaptations of all time and even called “the biggest British invasion since the Beatles” by The New York Times, Jeremy Irons (Dead Ringers) and Anthony Andrews (Upstairs, Downstairs) star in this beloved drama based onEvelyn Waugh’s 1945 novel, Brideshead Revisited. Taking place from the 1920s to the early 1940s, this seminal story follows the life and romances of protagonist Charles Ryder. Though of no money or family, Charles befriends Sebastian Flyte, who comes from a wealthy family of English Catholics who live in a palatial mansion by the name of Brideshead Castle. 40 years after the original release date, this incomparable 11-part-miniseries remains as “one of history’s finest period dramas (Harper’s Bazaar) and “television’s greatest literary adaptation, bar none” (The Telegraph). Brideshead Revisited Remastered in 4K will honor the 40th anniversary of this incredible series, allowing fans to watch the series in a way that has never been seen before.
- October 15, 2021: House of Cards Trilogy|New to BritBox, BritBox Exclusive | 4 X 55, 8 X 50
Andrew Davie’s (Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House) award-winning political drama is a delicious tale of greed, corruption and burning ambition. At its heart is Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson, Dark City, Brazil), a black-hearted villain with a smiling face, who shares with the viewers his estranged humor and innermost thoughts to destroy each of his political rivals. One by one his opponents tumble, until at last there is just one wild card left in the pack