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Coming To BritBox UK January 2022

The Escapist and Our Kind of Traitor

by Or Goren | Cord Busters | December 28, 2021

The new year brings with it quite a few additions to BritBox in the UK: From Steven Moffat’s classic comedy series – Coupling, to the final two series of The Saint, along with beloved old-school TV programmes for kids, a long list of British films, and more.

BritBox UK (it’s not the same as the US version) is a streaming subscription service owned by ITV and the BBC. It curates British TV programmes and classic films from ITV, BBC, Channel 5 and Channel 4.

The subscription normally costs £5.99/month or £59.99/year, and you can usually get a free trial (See my updated review of BritBox UK here). BritBox is currently running a promotion until January 10 – where NEW subscribers can get 50% off, so £2.99/month for up to 3 months. You can get the discount by subscribing either via Amazon Prime Channels, or directly with BritBox with the coupon code WINTER2021. As always, some content may be added later in the month, but these are the highlights for the month of January 2022:

January 1

The Escapist (2008)
Frank’s 14 years into a life sentence when he decides to break out of the London prison to set things right with his ill junkie daughter. He plans an ingenious escape requiring 4 inmates with different skills.
Starring Damian Lewis, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Dominic Cooper and Brian Cox.

January 6

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
A couple finds themselves lured into a Russian oligarch’s plans to defect, and are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust.
Starring Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård and Nadine Harris.

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The Biggest TV Show Exits of 2021

Good-Bye Bobby Axelrod

by Diane J. Cho | People Magazine | December 20, 2021

Many fan-favorite TV characters have said their goodbyes this year. Learn why from the actors who played them.

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Damian Lewis on Billions

Leading man Bobby Axelrod is signing off. Billions star Lewis confirmed the news in October that he would be leaving the Showtime drama after five seasons.

Thanking the network and series co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the actor tweeted, “A pleasure and a privilege to play Axe for five seasons with some of the smartest, funniest most talented cast and crew I’ve worked with. I’ll miss the Billions family.”

He added, “Yep, some jobs are more than just a job…. Love.”

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Our Top 5 Bing-Worthy Shows

A Bit of Wartime

by Pat Fitzpatrick | Irish Examiner | December 17, 2021

Christmas TV isn’t what it used to be. There’s still some good stuff lined up for the run into 2022, I’ll get into that next week.

But this week it’s Top 5 Binge-Worthy shows, in case you feel the need to escape from Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas.

5: Band of Brothers, Sky and Now TV

If your partner makes you sit through all of Downton guys, she owes you a bit of wartime. And there is no better binging than this 10-part World War II gem which first introduced Damian Lewis to the world.

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The 31 Most Shocking TV Moments of 2021

Axe: Forever Our Billions King

by EW Staff | Entertainment Weekly | December 16, 2021

From surprise exits to surprise appearances and every dick pic in between, 2021 delivered its fair share of television shocks. (We still haven’t wrapped our heads around everything that happened in Squid Game.) Below, we’ve rounded up the 31 moments that we haven’t stopped thinking about since they first made our jaws drop.

Damian Lewis Leaves Billions

Since day one of Billions, the ferocious rivalry of Damian Lewis’ swaggering, fast-talking billionaire Bobby “Axe” Axelrod and Paul Giamatti’s power-hungry, grudge-holding U.S. attorney Chuck Rhoades has been the driving force of the series. Yes, they were briefly allies, but Billions was always at its best when those two guys were in a room going at each other. And the masterful season 5 finale, “No Direction Home,” brought back memories of the old days, with a few blistering interactions between Axe and Chuck. But it turned out to be a setup for the reveal that this would be the end of Lewis’ time as a series regular. With Chuck closing in and Michael Prince (Corey Stoll) betraying him, Axe accepted defeat and fled to Switzerland to avoid arrest. While Prince might now be taking over his business, Axe will forever be our Billions king. —Derek Lawrence

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Lodge Kerrigan’s ‘Keane’ Gets 4K Restoration and U.S. Theatrical Release With Grasshopper

Keane is Back

“The Girlfriend Experience” director Lodge Kerrigan’s 2004 movie “Keane,” starring Damian Lewis and Abigail Breslin, is getting a 4K restoration and a U.S. theatrical release.

Grasshopper Film snapped up distribution rights to the critically acclaimed pic, which is executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and produced by Andrew Fierberg. “Keane” — in 4K — will premiere in cinemas in early 2022, followed by releases on VOD, TV and home video. (The movie received a limited theatrical release in New York back in 2005.)

“Keane” turns on William Keane (Lewis) who is struggling to cope six months after his six-year-old daughter was abducted from New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal while traveling with him. Repeatedly drawn to the site of the abduction, Keane wanders the bus station, compulsively replaying the events of that fateful day as if hoping to change the outcome. When one day he meets a financially strapped woman, Lynn Bedik (Amy Ryan), and her seven-year-old daughter, Kira (Abigail Breslin), at a transient hotel, Keane becomes increasingly attached to Kira and uses her to fill the void left by his own daughter’s disappearance.

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