New and exclusive to BritBox SA in January 2024: Season 2 of Irvine Welsh’s award-winning Crime, lands – with a bang!

Get your new year off to a cracking start with the eagerly awaited second season of Irvine Welsh’s gritty crime thriller Crime, with Dougray Scott reprising his role as DI Ray Lennox, a detective battling his insistent mental demons as he navigates the criminal underbelly of Edinburgh.

Crime Season Two premieres exclusively on BritBox this January. Rediscover the conflicted character that won Dougray Scott the International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in the first season. And don’t miss this chance to see the cream of Scottish acting talent in action including Ken Stott and Joanna Vanderham, plus supporting roles from Gabriel Scott and Moyo Akandé.

Also making its debut on BritBox this month is the immersive crime drama Better –  A fast-paced, compelling thriller. Better explores the complex and powerful bonds of loyalty and family, set in a world where everyone has their own version of right and wrong illed story about a struggle for redemption that comes at a cost. For a twisty and dark rollercoaster ride, try the psychological thriller The Ex-Wife, based on the novel by Jess Ryder, about a “new wife” whose seemingly perfect existence is turned upside down – and then finds herself reluctantly turning to her husband’s ex-wife for help.

More exclusive shows are expected  in 2024

Three Little Birds (New and Exclusive BritBox Original)

TBC February 2024 

Spirited, moving, funny, and heartfelt, Three Little Birds is a triumphant celebration of immigration, community, and the strength of black womanhood, inspired by the life-affirming stories of Sir Lenny Henry’s mother and all those who have travelled to make Britain their home.

This life-affirming six-part drama series features rising stars Rochelle Neil (The Nevers, Guilt), Yazmin Belo (What Just Happened), and Saffron Coomber (Tracey Beaker Returns, Eastenders) as three young women who board a cruise ship from Jamaica bound for a new life in Blighty, lured to England by the promise of lucrative employment options and “streets paved with gold.”

This semi-autobiographical drama series, created and written by Henry, one of the UK’s national treasures, explores untold stories of love, sisterhood, and friendship. It’s a warm-hearted celebration of 1950s life and community spirit as lived and experienced by the expatriate Jamaican community.

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