BritBox UK November highlights include Frank Spencer and Tommy Cooper

November additions include a Remembrance Day collection, spearheaded by Peter Jackson’s acclaimed documentary They Shall Not Grow Old.

Additional feature films such as Daniel Craig’s Some Voices and series including both seasons of historical drama Rome will also be launched. In addition, Yorkshire-set crime drama Red Riding: The Year of our Lord starring Andrew Garfield will be available exclusively on the service from the beginning of the month.

In documentaries, there is a host of new content for the streaming service including, from November 1st, Warship: Life at Sea Series one (2017). A revealing documentary series about the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan, following life on board for her crew of two hundred and eighty.

In a similar format 2020’s Warship: Below Deck Series one, documents the lives of the 280 men and women on board the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan as the ship performs crucial operations in the Mediterranean and beyond.

And in D-Day’s Sunken Secrets (2020) this documentary film follows a team of experts as they scour the sea bed off the coast of Normandy looking for objects which were lost or destroyed during the D-Day landings.

On November 11th They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) is added to the line-up. This acclaimed documentary by Peter Jackson features never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the First World War.

Other highlights for November include the addition of comedy classics The Plank (1967). The slapstick perilous misadventures of two clumsy construction builders who require a wooden floorboard. Starring Tommy Cooper and Eric Sykes (From Nov 18th). There’s double Alan Partridge with first Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994). This first series sees Alan host his own chat show on the BBC. He insults and belittles almost all of his guests and is humiliated by the rest. While we rejoin Alan in 2019 for series one of This Time with Alan Partridge. Alan is handed a career lifeline – the chance to stand in as co-host on This Time, a weekday magazine show. But can he capitalise on the opportunity? (From Nov 4th).

Going back to the 1970s and from November 25th there’s going to be a lot of whoopsie’s as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em (1973-1978) arrives with series one to three. Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby. “Oooh Betty!”

In film, there’s a chance to see Some Voices (2000). Pete, a chef, takes in his schizophrenic brother Ray. But their relationship gets tense when Ray falls in love with Laura and refuses to take the medication that will stop the voices in his head. Starring Daniel Craig, Kelly Macdonald and David Morrissey.

The Emperor’s New Clothes (2001). During Napoleon’s exile on St. Helena, some loyalists hire a look-alike to swap places with the deposed Emperor. While the impostor lives in luxury on the island, the real Napoleon returns to Paris in order to retake the throne. Starring Ian Holme.

In Wish You Were Here (1987) a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, is the location where we meet young Lynda who grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. She eventually becomes pregnant by an acquaintance of her father. Starring Emily Lloyd and Tom Bell. Leon The Pig Farmer (1992). An irreverent comedy is set in motion when Leon Geller, a sensitive Jewish man from London, learns that he is the product of an artificial insemination accident, and that his real father is a farmer from Yorkshire. Starring Mark Frankel and Janet Suzman.

And Route Irish (2010) The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend’s death and sets out to discover the truth. Starring John Bishop, Mark Womack and Andrea Lowe.

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