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The BritBox UK hot list: From The Beast Must Die to Secrets of the Krays – what’s on BritBox in May
What’s on BritBox UK in May? Discover all the new releases for May 2021, including BritBox exclusives The Beast Must Die and Secrets of the Krays.
It’s time to celebrate the very best of British content.
BritBox has unveiled what’s on the service in May, and it’s a treasure trove of content for subscribers in the UK.
Exclusive BritBox shows The Beast Must Die and Secrets of the Krays land on the service this month, while Sacha Baron Cohen provides the laughs with Da Ali G Show.
So what are you waiting for? We list the best of what’s new on BritBox in our must-watch BritBox TV guide.
Mr Nice (film)
Mr Nice is an adaptation of the autobiography of drug smuggler Howard Marks.
Starring Rhys Ifans in the lead role, it follows Marks as he runs one of the world’s biggest cannabis smuggling operations between the late 1960s and early 1980s.
Mr Nice is available on BritBox from May 1
Stellan Skarsgård stars as John River, a brilliant detective whose fractured mind traps him between the living and the dead.
Nicola Walker and Leslie Manville also star.
River is available on BritBox from May 6.
Secrets of the Krays
This in-depth documentary looks at the most famous gangsters in British history, with unprecedented access to the people who knew the infamous twins.
The film includes interviews with former gang members, relatives and family friends, as well as celebrity photographer and friend David Bailey, the Krays’ lawyers, and the police officers involved in bringing them to justice.
Secrets of the Krays launches exclusively on BritBox on May 13
Da Ali G Show
This satirical comedy was the launch pad for Sacha Baron Cohen’s impressive career.
He stars as three journalists – Ali G, Borat and Bruno – all of whom interview unsuspecting celebrities and other well-known figures and ask them absurd questions.
Da Ali G Show is available on BritBox from May 20
The Beast Must Die
This BritBox exclusive drama is a modern adaptation of the classic murder mystery novel.
Starring Jared Harris, the five-part series is about a grieving mother out for revenge.
The Beast Must Die launches exclusively on BritBox on May 27