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New & exclusive to BritBox: Get your fill of crime-scene capers, get back in the habit with Sister Boniface and binge on Unforgotten cold cases

By Underground Press

Published Tuesday, 14 March 2023 16:42

BritBox Original The Cleaner launches express from the UK on 30 March, while Sister Boniface Mysteries and Unforgotten are back on BritBox South Africa in April.

Paul ‘Wicky’ Wickstead returns in season two of the black comedy The Cleaner, hailed by critics as dark humour at its best. Expect a constellation of guest stars popping up in unexpected places to add to the blood-spattered fun. And Father Brown spinoff Sister Boniface Mysteries sees our favourite moped-riding, wine-making nun putting her amateur forensic science skills to the test once again in 1960s rural England.

If you’ve already binged the previous four seasons of the gripping cold-case drama Unforgotten, make an appointment with season five where, following the shocking events of the last series, DI Sunny Khan has to get used to a brand new partner, adding more complex dynamics to the crime-solving mix.

Finally, the true crime drama Maxine: The Soham Murders explores the tragedy that shook a small UK town after two 10-year-old girls went missing, from the perspective of the chief suspect’s fiancé.

The BritBox app is available in South Africa on Android TV, including enabled Smart TVs, Google Chromecast with GoogleTV, Nvidia Shield, MiBox and MiStick, plus Android and Apple mobile/tablets, FireTV, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV and selected Hisense, Toshiba and OEM branded VIDAA smart TVs. Enjoy one week’s free trial, sign up at R99,99 per month and register for email updates at www.britbox.com.

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The Cleaner (new & exclusive BritBox Original)
Season 2 – Express from the UK
Thursday 30 March 2023

 
This dark comedy, described as “gruesomely enjoyable” and “brilliantly funny” by UK media, is back for another blood-spattered outing, with a stellar array of larger-than-life guest stars. In season two, launching on BritBox express from the UK, Greg Davies (The Inbetweeners, Taskmaster) returns as Paul ‘Wicky’ Wickstead, a middle-aged crime-scene cleaner who mops up after grisly murders and untimely deaths. For him, a bloodbath and a trip down the pub are all in a day’s work!

Davies is joined by a host of guest stars, including Zoë Wanamaker (Britannia, My Family), Harriet Walter (This Is Going to Hurt, Succession), Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Outlander), John MacMillan (House of the Dragon) and ’80s music star Shakin’ Stevens, while Zita Sattar (Years and Years) reprises her role as police sergeant Ruth Edwards. Season one of The Cleaner is available to binge on BritBox now.

“Greg Davies is brilliantly funny in this intriguing crime-scene sitcom.” – The Independent

BritBox South Africa highlights in April
Sister Boniface Mysteries (new & exclusive BritBox Original)
Season 2

Thursday 6 April 2023 (two new episodes per week)

Lorna Watson is back in the habit as Sister Boniface and countryside criminals should start saying their Hail Marys, as her faith in forensics is only rivalled by her passion for investigation.
It’s the 1960s and police forensics are rudimentary. Luckily the residents of the rural hamlet of Great Slaughter have a secret weapon - Sister Boniface. This nun might be predisposed to forgive, but she’s also one hell of an amateur detective. If there’s evidence to be found, Boniface will find it.

In season two of Sister Boniface Mysteries, the plucky moped-riding nun will force a murderer into checkmate at a chess tournament, take a spin through a pirate radio station, and defend her reputation as the conviction of her greatest adversary, The Pear Tree Poisoner, comes into question. The supporting cast of this entertaining Father Brown spin-off includes Max Brown (Downton Abbey, The Tudors) and Jerry Iwu (Sex Education, Halal Daddy). Binge season one on BritBox now.

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“The show is beautifully shot and includes plenty of quirky rural characters and scenarios.” – America magazine

Unforgotten (new & exclusive to BritBox)
Season 5
Thursday 13 April 2023

BAFTA nominee Sinéad Keenan (Little Boy Blue, Being Human) makes her debut as DCI Jessica ‘Jessie’ James in the fifth season of the critically acclaimed cold-case crime drama Unforgotten, alongside fellow BAFTA nominee Sanjeev Bhaskar (The Kumars at No. 42, Yesterday), who has played DI Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan in the previous four seasons, all available to binge on BritBox.

The new season opens with the clock ticking down to DCI James’s first day in her new job, and with an unforeseen and devastating introduction to her family life. She has big shoes to fill as Sunny’s new partner but, determined to make a good first impression, will Jessie be in the right frame of mind to inspire the team? Expect gripping fresh storylines and more complex cases to be cracked!

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“The cold-case drama keeps its delicate balance of mystery, melodrama and compassion.” – New York Times

Maxine: The Soham Murders (new & exclusive to BritBox)
Limited series  
Thursday 20 April 2023

The gripping true-crime drama Maxine: The Soham Murders examines the cloud of suspicion that fell over school assistant Maxine Carr (played by newcomer Jemma Carlton) and her caretaker fiancé Ian Huntley (Scott Reid – Line of Duty, White House Farm) during police investigations into a high-profile murder case.

In 2002 the small UK town of Soham is shaken to the core when two 10-year-old schoolgirls, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, go missing. When Maxine’s boyfriend Ian admits to police that he was the last person to see them, she provides him with an alibi but, as the investigation escalates, they both come under closer scrutiny. Just how far will Maxine go for Ian and how much does she really know?

This three-parter explores their tumultuous relationship from Maxine’s perspective – why she lied for Ian and how she became public enemy number one – while examining the investigation into a tragic case that shocked Britain and drove the biggest police manhunt in UK history.  

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Coming to BritBox in May
 
Hope Street (new & exclusive BritBox Original)
Season 2
Thursday 25 May 2023

Picking up six months after the first season’s cliffhanger finale, season two’s opening episode introduces a new detective, Al Quinn (Stephen Hagan – Risen), who's struggling to deliver at work while also raising his strong-willed daughter. Starring Amara Karan (The Night Of, The Darjeeling Limited, Goodness Gracious Me) as Leila Hussain, the first Muslim police officer in the fictional Northern Ireland town of Port Devine, each episode of Hope Street features a self-contained local crime story and continues to follow Leila and her colleagues as they deal with a range of issues in the beautiful coastal town.

Hope Street features an ensemble cast that includes Ciaran McMenamin (Primeval), Niamh McGrady (The Fall), Kerri Quinn (Coronation Street) and Aaron McCusker (Shameless) and season one is already available to binge on BritBox.

Updated on:
>> Tuesday, 14 March 2023 16:42

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SERIES INFO

Unforgotten

Unforgotten

  • Crime, Drama, Mystery

About Unforgotten

London detectives investigate crimes from the past, unravelling secrets left buried for years.

Sister Boniface Msteries

  • Comedy, Crime, Drama

About Sister Boniface Mysteries

The investigations of Sister Boniface of St Vincent's Convent - nun, moped rider, wine maker and part-time forensic scientist.