A new period spy drama and some Christmas specials are coming to BritBox in December.

On December 9th, A Spy Among Friends comes to BritBox, based on the novel of the same name by Ben Macintyre.

The espionage thriller follows the true story of Nicholas Elliott and Kim Philby, two British spies and lifelong friends. Their close relationship is severely tested when Elliott discovers that Philby was secretly working as a double agent for the KGB at the height of the Cold War.

The always-reliable Damien Lewis and Guy Pearce are in the lead roles, while Homeland writer Alexander Cary should be on familiar terrain helming the adaptation.

And on Saint Stephen’s Day, comedy giant Greg Davies’ well-received sitcom, The Cleaner, will be airing its Christmas special.

Based on the German sitcom Der Tatortreiniger, Davies plays a Government-certified cleaning technician, Paul “Wicky” Wickstead, who’s responsible for the removal of all signs of death from crime scenes.

As he visits a new crime scene each episode, Wickstead meets a wide variety of people, and cleaning up crime scenes doesn’t always go as planned.

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Check out the full December lineup below.

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December 1st

Bloodlines (Season 1)

December 2nd

Shakespeare and Hathaway (Christmas Special)
Great British Sewing Bee (Season 7)

December 8th

The Thirteenth Tale

December 9th

A Spy Among Friends

December 13th

The Larkins

December 14th

Sandi Toksvig’s Miniature Christmas

December 15th

The Forsyte Saga (Seasons 1-2)

December 16th

The Guilty

December 17th

Hold the Sunset (Seasons 1-2)

December 18th

Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond

December 19th

Death Comes to Pemberley

December 20th

One of Us

December 21st


December 22nd

Cambridge Spies

December 23rd

Life of Crime

December 24th

Wuthering Heights

December 26th

The Cleaner (Christmas Special)
Heartbeat (Seasons 1-4)

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