Best BritBox shows in Australia


Top shows in BritBox

BritBox is your one-stop-shop for everything British television. While Australia is already filled with so many streaming services, this venture between BBC and ITV has proven itself popular thanks to a rich catalogue of British TV. But with so many options available, picking what show to watch isn’t as easy as it seems. To make things a little bit easier, we have selected some of the best TV show titles available on the platform now, giving you an idea of what kind of TV series you’re really craving for.

Best Shows on BritBox this December 2021

BritBox has everything that a British telly fan could ever want. From all-time favourites such as Doctor Who and Wolf Hall to classic comedies like Only Fools and Horses and Absolutely Fabulous, as well as crime shows like Blue Murder and Broadchurch starring David Tennant, there’s something plenty to get your teeth into. Even better, new customers who want to try BritBox can do so for free with a seven-day free trial. Just sign up with your personal information to get started. Here are just some of the top shows on BritBox you can watch instantly with a BritBox free trial

Crime

Crime BritBox

A television adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name, Crime follows DI Ray Lennox as he investigates the disappearance of a young girl. Haunted by his dark past, his search for the truth is complicated by his personal demons. With a serial killer lurking in the shadows, he needs to deal with his internal struggles in order to capture the culprit and save the girl’s life. 

  • Details: 1 Season, 6 Episodes
  • Genre: Crime Drama
  • Creator: Irvine Welsh
  • Stars: Dougray Scott, Joanna Vanderham, Angela Griffin, Ken Stott, Jamie Sives
  • IMDB: TBC

All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small BritBox

All Creatures Great and Small follows a trio of vets working in the Yorkshire Dales in the late 1930s. They all discover that treating animals goes beyond their veterinary work as it’s also a way of treating their owners. The show is based on a series of books about a Yorkshire vet by James Herriot. The original TV adaptation ran from 1978 to 1990 and the revival series recently premiered in 2020. 

  • Details: 2 Seasons, 13 Episodes
  • Genre: Drama
  • Creator: James Herriot
  • Stars: Samuel West, Anna Madeley, Callum Woodhouse, Rachel Shenton
  • IMDB: 8.5/10

Stath Lets Flats

Stath Lets Flats BritBox

In this sitcom which premiered on Channel 4, Jamie Demetriou plays the lead character Stath Charalambos. Despite his incompetence and lack of social skills, he attempts to prove himself worthy of succeeding his father in running their family’s flat-letting business. Since its premiere, Stath Lets Flats has been acclaimed for its humour and performances.

  • Details: 3 Seasons, 18 Episodes
  • Genre: Sitcom
  • Creator: Jamie Demetriou
  • Stars: Jamie Demetriou, Natasia Demetriou, Katy Wix, Christos Stergioglou
  • IMDB: 7.7/10

Endeavour

Endeavour BritBox

Endeavour centres on the titular character, Endeavour Morse, as he works with the Oxford City Police CID. In the beginning of the series, he starts his career as a detective constable. Getting recognition for the good work that he does, he would later become a detective sergeant as the series progresses. 

  • Details: 8 Seasons, 33 Episodes
  • Genre: Crime Drama
  • Creator: Russell Lewis
  • Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Anton Lesser, James Bradshaw
  • IMDB: 8.6/10

Vera

Vera BritBox

Based on the Vera Stanhope series of novels by Ann Cleeves, Vera follows Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope. While she is nearly retired, her obsession in her work prevents from hanging it up. Her inner demons also fuel her dedication to her work. With a strong character headlining this series, Vera has always been one of the trending shows in the UK and abroad. 

  • Details: 11 Seasons, 42 Episodes
  • Genre: Crime Drama
  • Creator: Anne Cleeves
  • Stars: Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Kenny Doughty, Jon Morrison
  • IMDB: 8/10

Line of Duty

Line of Duty

Line of Duty is one of BBC’s most successful crime shows. Gaining both critical and commercial success, the show has also garnered popularity abroad. In Australia, BritBox is the only platform that offers all six seasons of the series. It starts with DS Steve Arnott – after refusing to cooperate in a police cover-up, he is transferred to the anti-corruption unit. He’s then partnered with DS Kate Fleming, and under the supervision of Superintendent Ted Hastings, they uncover corruption with the Central Police Force.

  • Details: 6 Seasons, 36 Episodes
  • Genre: Crime Drama
  • Creator: Jed Mercurio
  • Stars: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Lennie James
  • IMDB: 8.7/10

Luther

Idris Elba in Luther

Catapulting Idris Elba to international fame is the psychological crime drama, Luther. It follows DCI John Luther working for the Serious Crime Unit in the first season. He then meets brilliant psychopath and murderer Alice Morgan, who ultimately became both his nemesis and companion. 

  • Details: 5 Seasons, 20 Episodes
  • Genre: Crime Drama
  • Creator: Neil Cross
  • Stars: Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Steven Mackintosh, Indira Varma
  • IMDB: 8.4/10

The Great British Sewing Bee

The Great British Sewing Bee BritBox

The road to securing the title of Britain’s best home sewer is a rough one, but amateur sewers take on several challenges and other obstacles to prove themselves the best of the best in UK’s popular reality series The Great British Sewing Bee.

  • Details: 7 Seasons, 54 Episodes
  • Genre: Reality
  • Creator: Anna Beattie
  • Stars: Patrick Grant, May Martin, Esme Young
  • IMDB: 7.6/10

Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders BritBox

Midsomer Murders follows Detectives Tom Barnaby and Gavin Troy as they take on murder cases and solve mysteries in the idyllic countryside of Midsomer. The show is a television adaptation of the Chief Inspector Barnaby book series written by Caroline Graham. 

  • Details: 22 Seasons, 129 Episodes
  • Genre: Crime Drama
  • Creator: Caroline Graham
  • Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Barry Jackson, Jane Wymark
  • IMDB: 7.8/10

Bancroft

Bancroft BritBox

Elizabeth Bancroft is a, intuitive, brilliant detective superintendent who finds clues to trace and capture a criminal gang after a cold case is reopened. However, her investigation of an old case also ties back into her own dark past. Both seasons of Bancroft are available on BritBox.

  • Details: 2 Seasons, 7 Episodes
  • Genre: Crime
  • Creator: Kate Brooke
  • Stars: Sarah Parish, Adam Long, Adrian Edmondson, Lee Boardman
  • IMDB: 6.8/10

BritBox Australia free trial

Australian fans of British TV series can try BritBox with a 7-day free trial. With an initial free access, you can watch every UK favourite you can think of. There’s the drama series Upstairs Downstairs, Happy Valley, and A Confession starring Martin Freeman. For some great comedy, there’s the sitcom Peep Show starring David Mitchell, the revival of the puppet show Spitting Image, and Blackadder starring Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson. The latter is a hilarious take on Britain’s past.

Overall, BritBox offers an exciting amount of pure British entertainment you can’t find on other streaming platforms, and using the BritBox app, you can also stream on the go. To watch on your big screen TV, BritBox is compatible with select Samsung and LG smart TVs, as well as on streaming devices like Apple TV, Telstra TV, and Fetch TV.

Britbox Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Yearly
  • 7-day free trial
  • Yearly
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream on up to 5 devices
  • Watch hundreds of shows and movies ad-free
  • $89.99/365 days
$89.99/365 days
Min Cost - $89.99 over 1 year (works out as $7.49/mth)

Monthly
  • 7-day free trial
  • Monthly
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream on up to 5 devices
  • Watch hundreds of shows and movies ad-free
  • $8.99/mth
$8.99/mth
Min Cost - $8.99 over 1 month

BritBox device List

The following is a list of compatible mobile and internet-connected TV streaming devices for which you can stream BritBox whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.

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