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.

By Becky Gamester-Newton Published: 30 April 2021 - 12.31pm
Getty/ITV Da Ali G Show, The Beast Must Die and Secrets Of The Krays are all on BritBox in May

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.

Plus, don’t miss what’s on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, NOW and Sky Cinema this month.

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

River

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.

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Secrets of the Krays

Secrets Of The Krays is on BritBox ITN

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

Secrets of the Krays: Everything you need to know

Da Ali G Show

Sacha Baron Cohen plays Ali G Getty

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

What you need to know about The Beast Must Die

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