BritBox: new shows streaming April 2024

From Tom Jones to Agatha Christie's Marple – your guide to what's new to stream on BritBox in April.

Have a BritBox subscription but don’t know what to watch? Here are some shows and films coming to the service this month.

2 April

Death in Paradise – Season 11

The return of the long-running show in which complex murders on the Caribbean island of Saint-Marie are investigated by a British Detective Inspector. Starring Ralf Little and Joséphine Jobert.

5 April

Vera – Season 12

Vera – Season 12. Image: BritBox.

In this new season, DCI Vera Stanhope leads her team as they face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape. Starring Brenda Blethyn (Pride & Prejudice, Kate & Koji), with special guests Samantha Spiro (Sex Education, Me Before You), and Mark Armstrong (Our Girl, Midsomer Murders).

11 April

Tom Jones

Tom Jones. Image: BritBox.

This four-part period drama TV series is adapted from Henry Fielding’s timeless novel The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling, and is brimming with young love, betrayals, money, scandal, and a little bit of humour. Starring Australian actress Sophie Wilde (Boys Swallows Universe, Everything Now) who was recently nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and won the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Also starring Solly McLeod (House of the Dragon, Outlander), and Emmy Winner Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso, Sex Education).

16 April

Martin Compston’s Norwegian Fling

Martin Compston’s Norwegian Fling. Image: BritBox.

Following the success of Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling, the actor, alongside presenter and best friend Phil MacHugh, embarks on a new adventure in Norway. This show sees the pair get to know the people and the places of Norway on a spectacular trip. Travelling around 2,000 miles from Oslo to the Arctic North, they take in some dramatic remote scenery and unexpected urban exploits. Starring Martin Compston (Line of Duty, Vigil) and Scottish TV Presenter Phil MacHugh (Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling).

18 April

Agatha Christie’s Marple – Seasons 1–6

Agatha Christie’s Marple – Season 4. Image: BritBox.

Miss Marple returns to solve crimes in a new season. Miss Jane Marple, an elderly lady learns of various mysterious and dangerous crimes and murders in her town. She sets out to help the local police solve the cases with her sharp mind and unparalleled powers of observation. Starring Geraldine McEwan (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Henry V), Julia McKenzie (Notes of a Scandal, Cranford) and Stephen Churchett (Doctor Who, The House of Elliot).

22 April

Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History

Mini-series (2013). Chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy Worsley, delves into how the physical and mental health of monarchs past has shaped the history of the UK.

24 April

Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence

Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence. Image: BritBox.

In another iconic Agatha Christie crime series, Rachel Argyll, a wealthy heiress, is found brutally murdered in her lavish home, where she lives with her husband, Leo, and their five adopted children. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder, to which he vehemently pleads his innocence. Starring Morven Christie (Payback, The Replacement), Bill Nighy (Love Actually, About Time), Matthew Goode (Discovery of Witches, The Good Wife) and Anthony Boyle (Tolkien, Tetris).

30 April

Sitting in Limbo

Sitting in Limbo. Image: BritBox.

Film (2020). A devastating and powerful story of immigrant Anthony Bryan, who was wrongfully detained by the Home Office. Anthony faces deportation after living in the United Kingdom for 50 years. This emotional drama follows Anthony, one of more than 80 real-life victims of the UK’s Windrush scandal, where people were wrongfully detained, denied legal rights and threatened with deportation in 2018. Starring Nadine Marshall (Criminal Justice, Silent Witness), Anna Madeley (All Creatures Great and Small, Deadwater Fall), and Patrick Robinson (Shetland, Six Four).

Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites