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It’s Christmas in July with these awesome shows coming soon

Meet young Morse for the last time, rejoin The Outlaws for season two and binge a funny and frantic comedy-thriller about female friendship.

Settle down this winter to savour the final instalment of Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour. Plus, two offbeat comedy offerings are on the menu for July: Meet two mothers with very dark secrets in Am I Being Unreasonable? and rejoin Stephen Merchant, Christopher Walken and company for the second madcap outing of The Outlaws.

Coming to BritBox in July:

Am I Being Unreasonable?  
From Thursday 6 July 2023

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Picture shows: Nic (DAISY MAY COOPER) & Manager (JESSIE CAVE)

Am I Being Unreasonable? is a brand-new comedy thriller about obsessive friendship, maternal paranoia … and a dead cat. Shot through with whip-smart humour, this mischievous blend of funny and frantic takes female storytelling to a refreshing new level.

Written by and starring real-life best friends Selin Hizli (Appropriate Adult and Grantchester, both on BritBox) and Daisy May Cooper (BAFTA winner for This Country), it’s been described as a “brilliantly warped” and “twisted, funny and downright clever” comedy about just how quickly lives can change – and unravel.

Cooper stars as Nic, a suburban mother stuck in a rut who finds a kindred soul in Jen (Hizli), prompting her dark secrets to bubble up. But is their newfound friendship truly therapeutic?

Endeavour  
Season 9 from Thursday 13 July 2023 


After a phenomenally successful decade, the popular period crime drama Endeavour is coming to an end with its ninth season – and Shaun Evans will take his final bow as Endeavour Morse in this prequel to the long-running detective series Inspector Morse. Travel back in time to 1970s Oxford to meet young Morse for a last goodbye and witness the return of some familiar faces as he grapples with new challenges across three two-hour episodes.

Endeavour first aired in 2012 as a single film to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Inspector Morse’s TV debut. It proved such a success that nine seasons followed, seeing the young detective set out to solve tricky cases with the help of colleague Fred Thursday (Roger Allam – Game of Thrones, The Queen, Murder in Provence).

In the opening episode of season nine it’s spring, 1972. Two unexplained deaths seem to lead to the Oxford Concert Orchestra, while a body discovered in a derelict warehouse stokes fears that members of the London criminal underworld have again found their way to Oxford. Thursday and Endeavour’s investigation unearths some unsettling connections to cases the duo believed were well and truly behind them.

The Outlaws  
Season 2 from Thursday 20 July 2023 

Picture shows: Greg (STEPHEN MERCHANT) ,Big Talk/Four Eyes,Natalie Seery

One of the BBC’s biggest new comedy series of recent years is back on BritBox for a second outing, written by and starring Stephen Merchant (The Office, Jojo Rabbit), alongside Oscar-winner Christopher Walken(The Deer Hunter, Catch Me If You Can) armed with what The Guardian describes as his “demonic sparkle”. Following on from season one, the seven outlaws still have time to serve on their community sentences but, when they discover the criminal underworld is not finished with them yet, they’re forced to consider an unlikely and dangerous way of making money just to stay alive.

The Outlaws also features Rhianne Barreto (Honour, Hanna), Gamba Cole (Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle, Hanna) and Darren Boyd (Killing Eve), plus an array of guest stars, including Ian McElhinney (Game Of Thrones, Derry Girls).

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