Premiere of BritBox’s First Global Commission, “Murder in Provence”





Premiere of BritBox’s First Global Commission, “Murder in Provence” Starring Roger Allam, Nancy Carroll and Keala Settle, Headlines March Slate
Adapted from the books by M.L. Longworth, “Murder in Provence” follows Antoine Verlaque, and Investigating Judge in Aix-en-Provence, and his romantic partner Marine Bonnet as they investigate the murders, mysteries and dark underbelly of their idyllic home.
[via press release from BritBox]
PREMIERE OF BRITBOX’S FIRST GLOBAL COMMISSION, “MURDER IN PROVENCE” STARRING ROGER ALLAM, NANCY CARROLL AND KEALA SETTLE, HEADLINES MARCH SLATE

NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE OF THIS IS JOAN COLLINS DOCUMENTARY ON 3/29

BritBox, the subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV, offering the biggest and best collection of unmissable streaming British entertainment in North America, has unveiled a March slate that is cause for celebration – just in time for the service’s 5th birthday! Kicking off the month, BritBox will release its first global commission, Murder in Provence, on March 1. Based on the Verlaque and Bonnet series by M.L. Longworth, this witty treasure stars Roger Allam (Endeavour), Nancy Carroll (The Crown) and Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman). The series follows Antoine Verlaque (Allam) as Investigating Judge in Aix-en Provence and his romantic partner turned partner-in-crime Marine Bonnet (Carroll) as they investigate the murders, the mysteries and the surprisingly dark underbelly of their idyllic home. Their efforts are aided by Hélène (Settle), a hard-nosed detective and Antoine’s trusted confidante.

Continuing the festivities, the service will be premiering the full length documentary, This is Joan Collins, produced by Salon Pictures and narrated by Hollywood royalty Joan Collins herself, along with the highly anticipated return of BritBox original crime drama The Bay Season 3 featuring new lead Marsha Thomason (Lost). Also in March, the wildly popular Gardeners’ World with Monty Don will begin streaming with a new season filled with gardening tips and inspiration.

Full listings include:

· March 1, 2022: Murder in Provence| BritBox Original, North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive | 3 X 90

Adapted from the books by M.L. Longworth, Murder in Provence follows Antoine Verlaque (Roger Allam, Endeavour), and Investigating Judge in Aix-en-Provence, and his romantic partner Marine Bonnet (Nancy Carroll, Father Brown) as they investigate the murders, mysteries and dark underbelly of their idyllic home. Their efforts are aided by Hélène (Keala Settle, The Greatest Showman), a hard-nosed detective and Antoine’s trusted confidante. Each episode investigates and resolves a new murder.

· March 15, 2022: The Bay S3 | BritBox Original, North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive | 6 X 60

DS Jenn Townsend (Marsha Thomason, Lost), Morecambe’s new FLO, is thrown in the deep end when a body is found in the Bay on her first day in the job. She must get under the skin of a grieving and complicated family if she has any chance of solving the murder, whilst at the same time proving herself to new colleagues in the MIU. The pressure is multiplied when her new blended family struggle to settle in Morecambe, proving to Jenn that a fresh start might not be quite as simple as moving to a different town.

· March 22, 2022: Twenty Twelve| New to BritBox, BritBox Exclusive | 13 X 30

Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Jessica Hynes (There She Goes), Olivia Colman (The Crown) and Amelia Bullmore (Scott & Bailey) star in this six-part comedy drama about the people paddling hard beneath the water to make the Olympics happen in London in 2012. Filmed in a documentary style, this comedy series deals with such hot topics as how to phase the traffic lights across London to get people from west to east, who to sell the Taekwondo hall to after the event, what to do when protesters leave large quantities of horse dung on the doorstep in protest at the siting of the equestrian events and how to cope with sportsmen who want to help but are just too dull. From logistical nightmares to production errors, it’s all in a day’s work for the men and women whose job it is to stage the greatest sporting event in the world.

· March 29, 2022: This is Joan Collins | North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive | 1 X 90

A feature-length documentary about the extraordinary life of Joan Collins. From the glitz and glamor of Hollywood’s Golden Age to a decade-defining role in the television phenomenon Dynasty, this dramatic rollercoaster story is narrated by Joan herself with her inimitable wit, honesty and verve. Full of never before seen home movie footage and thrilling archive, this epic film gives us an intimate and revealing glimpse into one of the world’s most iconic figures. A story about Hollywood, men, showbiz and beyond, Joan Collins tells us how she survived it all with panache.

· Date TBC, 2022: Gardeners’ World 2022| North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive |NOW| 32 X 60

The popular BBC flagship gardening program returns and is packed with good ideas and tips from experts and timely reminders to get the most of your garden, whatever its size or type. Hosted by gardening master Monty Don, this BBC lifestyle institution is full of down-to-earth advice from experts and surprise guests such as Mary Berry.

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About BritBox

BritBox is a digital video subscription service offering the largest collection of British TV in the U.S. and Canada. Created by two British content powerhouses – BBC Studios, the subsidiary arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster – the service features iconic favorites, exclusive premieres, and current series and soaps – most available within 24 hours after their UK premiere. BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that enable fans to easily find programs they know and discover new favorites via the web, mobile, tablet and connected TVs.



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