BritBox – why there’s no location for till demise Us Do part or Love Thy …


Both shows have been accused of racism. Johnny Speight, creator of Till Death Us Do Part, maintained that he wanted audiences to laugh at Garnett, not with him, but that was not always the case.

BritBox is billed as “the biggest collection of British content available on any streaming service” and launched yesterday with a 30-day free trial followed by a subscription fee of £5.99 per month.

About BritBox:

BritBox: why there is no place for Till Death Us Do Part or Love Thy …

It includes shows from the BBC, ITV and Channel 5, with Channel 4 joining the service next month.

Classic comedies which can be found on BritBox include Only Fools and Horses, One Foot in the Grave, Absolutely Fabulous and Yes, Minister, while dramas include Downton Abbey, Prime Suspect, and famous adaptations Pride and Prejudice, Brideshead Revisited and The Jewel in the Crown.

BritBox: why there is no place for Till Death Us Do Part or Love Thy …

However, many BBC shows are missing because they are licenced to rival broadcasters. There is no Bodyguard, Line of Duty, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Alan Partridge or most of the landmark shows of Sir David Attenborough, as they can be found on Netflix or elsewhere.

Dennis Potter plays The Singing Detective, Pennies from Heaven and Blue Remembered Hills, regarded as some of the corporation’s finest dramas, are not there. Nor are vintage comedy series Dad’s Army, Hancock’s Half Hour, Steptoe and Son or The Morecambe and Wise Show.