Looking for some inspo for what to binge next month? Here are a few recommendations.
Three Little Birds
Limited series from Thursday, February 1
Three Little Birds is a moving and life-affirming six-part drama series exploring untold stories of love, sisterhood and friendship. Sisters Leah (Rochelle Neil – The Nevers, Guilt),Chantrelle (Saffron Coomber – Small Axe, C.B. Strike) and their pious friend Hosanna (played by newcomer Yazmin Belo) are lured to England on the promise of lucrative employment options and “streets paved with gold” by their older brother Aston (Javone Prince – Dodger, Phone Shop).
Leaving the blue skies of Jamaica to make new lives for themselves in the “Mother Country”, these three spirited young women face the challenges and daily struggles with grit and determination, and find ways to counter the cold, grey, harsh and painful reception that greets them. They instead find joy, laughter, love and staying power. This is a warm-hearted, heartfelt and triumphant celebration of 1950s life and community spirit as lived and experienced by the Jamaican community.
Three Little Birds is created and written by Sir Lenny Henry, and inspired by his mother’s journey from Clarendon in Jamaica, to Dudley, West Midlands. He developed the series with Russell T Davies, who serves as executive producer.
“Lenny Henry’s Windrush drama is a triumph … This story pulls no punches in showing the ugly truth of this immigrant story, inspired by his own mother’s experiences.” – Evening Standard
Season 2 from Thursday, February 8
Jed Mercurio’s Trigger Point is a high-octane thriller, starring Vicky McClure (Line of Duty), set in the world of bomb disposal during a terror campaign where death is only a heartbeat away.
The second series starts a year on from the Crusader’s attacks. Lana Washington (McClure) has returned to EXPO after helping train bomb disposal teams in Ukraine. While she’s back and giving a corporate talk on bomb disposal, a series of devices are used to attack a power station, causing widespread chaos and signalling the start of a new and active threat.
Lana works with MI5 and Counter Terrorism to uncover a wide but loosely connected terrorist cell, led by an anonymous leader and bound by their belief in anti-state conspiracy theories. Lana is pushed to her limits as she goes undercover, attempting to unmask the figurehead of the paranoid, delusional cell before they cause total devastation.
“What a blast.” – The Guardian
EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024
Live Awards ceremony on Monday, February 18
Join David Tennant (Doctor Who) LIVE as he hosts this year’s EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024 ceremony, from the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London. The ceremony will be broadcast live to BritBox subscribers, offering audiences an unmissable night of entertainment, from red carpet interviews to celebrating the year’s best films and the creative talent that bring them to life.
Mark your calendar for the UK’s biggest night in film excellence with the annual EE British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs) – a two-hour celebration of the best of British and international film from the past year!
Book your front-row seat to all the drama and action as the industry pays tribute to the filmmakers, casts and crews who bring these memorable movies to life on both sides of the camera. This year’s EE BAFTA Film Awards promise to once again be an entertainment feast, with musical performances, glamour, on-the-spot interviews and hot takes direct from the red carpet – plus the usual funny and erudite acceptance speeches and reactions! Settle down for your awards fix.
Watch all this and more on BritBox