What about you? It has a fantastic core cast, but has also included some fab guest actors each season including Lennie James and Thandie Newton. Sarah: Oh, you’re totally right, Aarya. An omen hints that Claudius-a dull, awkward child with a stutter and a limp-might be more than he appears to be. In a recent discussion of things we’re loving that are getting us through the Strange Quarantine Times (side question: how many ways in email, marketing pitches, and news articles have you seen the current situation described? Not cosy mysteries but does the subscription have; Absolutely Fabulous – the antics of Eddy and Patsy can definitely entertain but I’m not sure how they hold up. Morse when he was a newbie). We have sixty-eleven medical, police, legal, and investigative procedurals that are variations of dark and angsty, but cozy mystery dramas seem difficult to find. Shana: For British mysteries? Gay jokes and evil lesbian killers. I’m doing a lot of cross stitching during the Why Are We Out of Milk Again Times, and this is a perfect accompaniment. Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2017, It's a classic for a reason. We have a page for you! Or really, really happy. Not sure where to start? This is a series that I tend to watch once a year, and I notice things I missed with every new viewing. Can’t I just have snarky, pompous parish council meetings and Dawn French telling bad jokes after the end credits? There’s class, language, and family conflict, plus comedy. Here are just a few of the shows you can laugh with on BritBox: While the rebooted version of the legendary BBC sci-fi series will materialize its TARDIS soon on HBO Max, BritBox has nearly all of the classic Doctor Who seasons to stream and binge-watch. One of my favorite British romantic comedies, about World War II lovers who find each other in the 90s and fall in love – with further complications thrown in by his literary agent and her daughter. Listed below is every television series and film available to stream on BritBox today: Billy Connolly: Journey to the Edge of the World, Britain’s Great Cathedrals with Tony Robinson, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: A Great Deliverance, Carry On Laughing Until You Have Hysterics…, Get money off your first four Hello Fresh boxes. Sarah: BritBox is a subscription service full of British tv, as the name might imply. Thoughtful in tone, and my God, the SCENERY. It starts off with a young police officer put in charge of the Whitechapel station; his father was a top-notch homicide detective, but the son starts off clueless. I do note that they both appear onscreen as Women in Comfortable Shoes. You can unsubscribe at any time. Check for Smart Bitch events on our Events Calendar, and as always stay tuned to the blog and the podcast to keep up to date! The coroner is a woman, and she’s also the love interest. Tiberius rules Rome with help from Sejanus. His lame old uncle Claudius serves as doorkeeper. View all 47 comments. This classic series is full of palace intrigue, vengeful plots, vicious murders, scary women, and spectacular acting. Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2020. A trial in the Senate is rigged to clear the emperor's name. Sorry missed the bit about which “cosy” mysteries would you recommend, not all mine are “cosy” but are recommendations (some echoed by others I see). You’ll have to turn to Amazon Prime if you want to binge that show, but Acorn TV offers the epic drama I, Claudius. Is it just for fans of UK television or can its shows attract a larger audience? The Daily Dot may receive a payment in connection with purchases of products or services featured in this article. The ethnic diversity improves around ten years back for long running shows, including that one, so I’d feel free to skip over the first few seasons. Pushing Daisies is a great example. I’m stunned no one has mentioned RAISED BY WOLVES on Acorn, the loosely autobiographical sitcom created by Caitlin Moran and her sister Caroline. So far, BritBox has a small but growing selection of original series for the UK market. Wonderful acting and a marvelous cast of characters. And I feel like there was one that featured mushrooms (some poisonous!) All you need to do is click this link, and sign up! Calming, visually appealing, with the occasional interesting factoid to keep my curious. So far, BritBox has a small but growing selection of original series for the UK market. And Tennison which is the prequel or her newbie years. BritBox has finally arrived in the UK, bringing with it a formidable library of British television on demand, as well as a selection of classic films including classics from Alfred Hitchcock and Laurence Olivier. *adds to watch list* Thanks ladies! Travelling or based outside United States? Poirot & Miss Marple too. Lewis (Lewis was Morse’s assistant) I can also recommend Upstart Crow – it presents the 16th Century as not too different from the 21st (and commuting is horrible, regardless of the year). In late 2019, the service finally launched in the UK itself. Jonathan Creek is an older, more comedic show about a magician who solves difficult crimes. There is political scheming, bloodshed, betrayal, and the unhinged lunacy of Caligula himself (John Hurt). heavily. Shana: OMG, the competitive bell ringers ep is one of my faves. Mayhem ensues. Select the department you want to search in. 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