BritBox October 2017 TV calendar
Sean Bean stars as Father Michael Kerrigan in the drama "Broken," coming to BritBox in October.

BritBox October 2017 TV calendar: ‘Broken’

The BritBox October 2017 TV calendar includes the exclusive U.S. premieres of the drama Broken, starring Sean Bean, and the supernatural tale HIM, starring Fion Whitehead.

BritBox, the digital video streaming subscription service from BBC Worldwide and ITV, often debuts new episodes just a day after their British premieres. It calls these quick turnaround episodes its “now” titles.

This month the service brings “now” episodes of season 12 of space comedy “Red Dwarf” as well as the variety quiz show “QI.”  Find the full calendar below.

BritBox October 2017 TV calendar

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2017; exclusive U.S. premiere

Part razor sharp comedy, part trivia quiz show, “QI” features contestants rewarded more for “interesting” answers than accurate ones. Host Sandi Toksvig (“Great British Baking Show”) is joined each week by beloved British comedian Alan Davies and three celebrity guests to share anecdotes, swap trivia and maybe answer some questions as well.

Now title: Episodes will be made available within 24 hours after initial UK debut.


Monday, Oct. 2
BritBox October 2017 TV calendar
Frazer Hines (left) and Patrick Troughton in “Doctor Who: Wheel in Space.”

Doctor Who: Wheel in Space

exclusive U.S. premiere

BritBox and the Doctor Who Restoration team joined forces to revive this lost Patrick Troughton epic. Jamie (Frazer Hines) and the Doctor (Troughton) arrive on a mysterious spaceship only to be invaded by the Cybermen, who intend to invade Earth once again.


Wednesday, Oct. 4

A Very British Murder with Lucy Worsley

exclusive BritBox premiere

A nation’s fascination with the grisly details of the dark and despicable crime of murder is at the heart of this fascinating documentary series. Historian Lucy Worsley explores how British murders from the early 19th century became a staple of an astonishing range of entertainments. She explains how killings inspired authors such as Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, whose novels are still read the world over.


Saturday, Oct. 7

Dalziel & Pascoe

Seasons 5-7, 2000-2002; exclusive BritBox premiere

Warren Clarke plays the witty, down-to-earth DS Andy Dalziel and Colin Buchanan stars as his younger sidekick DI Peter Pascoe. The riveting combination of Dalziel’s old-style policing and Pascoe’s university-educated new man approach has made them a worldwide hit. “Dalziel & Pascoe” is based on the award-winning novels of top crime-writer Reginald Hill.


Thursday, Oct. 12
BritBox October 2017 TV calendar
Chris Barrie (from left), Craig Charles, Robert Llewellyn and Danny John-Jules in “Red Dwarf.”

Red Dwarf

Series 12; exclusive U.S. premiere

After British Comedy Guide named the legendary comedy 2016 season Best Comedy of the Year and Best Returning Comedy, writer/director Doug Naylor returns for the new season. Original cast members Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) return for six brand new episodes recorded in front of a live studio audience at Pinewood Studios.
Now title: Episodes will be made available within 24 hours after initial UK debut.


Saturday, Oct. 14

Dirk Gently

2012; BritBox premiere

BritBox brings back the original episodes of the popular series based on the cult novel by Douglas Adams. Stephen Mangan stars as Dirk Gently, the eccentric private detective with a unique take on the world. Helen Baxendale co-stars in this intelligent comedy drama series. The second season of BBC America’s updated take on the story, “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” also debuts Oct. 14. More October premieres.


Wednesday, Oct. 18


6 episodes, 2017; exclusive U.S. premiere

A Catholic Priest in Northern England must battle his own issues while being a confidante, counsellor and confessor to a community that is struggling to balance faith with the harsh realities of daily life. Everything spirals out of control when tragedy hits a local mother of three left with no way to feed her children. “Game of Thrones” star Sean Bean plays Father Michael Kerrigan in the 2017 British drama. Anna Friel stars as troubled mom Christina Fitzsimmons. Paula Malcomson, Adrian Dunbar and Muna Otaru also star.


Wednesday, Oct. 25
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Fion Whitehead stars as “Him.”


3 episodes, 2016; exclusive U.S. premiere

From multi award-winning screenwriter Paula Milne comes this striking and original drama. This gripping story centers on a 17-year-old boy (Fion Whitehead,“Dunkirk”), known only in the drama as HIM, who is caught in the limbo between childhood and adulthood. Like any teenager, he rides a rollercoaster of confused emotions, but another issure triggers his behavior. He is struggling to contain the terrifying secret of a supernatural power inherited from his grandfather.


Saturday, Oct. 28
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Peter Cushing in the “Silent Scream” episode of “Hammer House of Horror.” (BritBox)

Hammer House of Horror

BritBox premiere

Named by the British Film Institute as one of the Top 10 horror shows, this anthology series made a shocking impact on the world of science fiction with its eye for devilish detail. Brian Cox, Peter Cushing, Anna Calder-Marshall, Nicholas Ball star. Pierce Brosnan also stars, in his first TV appearances.


More British TV in October