After what seems like a very, very long time, BritBox has launched.
There’s a 30 day free trial, and in a few months EE subscribers will get free access too. BT only got involved in the last few days so sadly they weren’t ready today.
I thought it was going to look a bit rubbish but I had a browse and it’s really nicely laid out, feels like a tidier netflix, sensible categories, some celeb ‘playlists’ of their favourite shows. I’ve already found about a dozen which I’d wanted to catch up on but they’d gone from iPlayer and never showed up on Netflix, so I’m probably going to spend a bunch of time using it in the next month before deciding if it’s worth keeping.
(Some of my faves: Shetland, Happy Valley. Broadchurch. Marcella. Last Tango in Halifax. Life on Mars. W1A. Unforgotten)