Sir Lenny Henry’s Three Little Birds set to soar on BritBox

Photo by Carlo Paloni

SPIRITED, moving, funny and heartfelt, the BritBox Original limited series Three Little Birds debuts exclusively on BritBox this month. It’s a triumphant celebration of immigration, community and the strength of black womanhood, inspired by the life-affirming stories of Sir Lenny Henry’s mother and all those who have travelled to make Britain their home. 

Apart from this semi-autobiographical drama series set in 1957, from one of the UK’s national treasures, February also sees the eagerly awaited second season of Trigger Point. Once again, it’s down to the wire in Jed Mercurio’s new action-packed drama series, which sees him reuniting with Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure who stars as a bomb disposal expert in a terror situation. Expect a solid dose of tense, high-octane, edge-of-your-seat thrills.

You know awards season is in full swing when the annual EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024 ceremony hits our screens – and this year, BritBox brings you all the emotion, drama, entertainment and heartfelt acceptance speeches in a curated package for your viewing pleasure.

  • Three Little Birds, 1 February (three episodes, then three on 8 February)

Three Little Birds is a moving and life-affirming six-part drama series exploring untold stories of love, sisterhood and friendship. Sisters Leah (Rochelle Neil – The Nevers, Guilt), Chantrelle (Saffron Coomber – Small Axe, C.B. Strike) and their pious friend Hosanna (played by newcomer Yazmin Belo) are lured to England on the promise of lucrative employment options and “streets paved with gold” by their older brother Aston (Javone Prince – Dodger, Phone Shop). 

Hosanna (Yazmin Belo) and Leah (Rochelle Neil) Photo by Banijay

Leaving the blue skies of Jamaica to make new lives for themselves in the “Mother Country”, these three spirited young women face the challenges and daily struggles with grit and determination, and find ways to counter the cold, grey, harsh and painful reception that greets them. They instead find joy, laughter, love and staying power. This is a warm-hearted, heartfelt and triumphant celebration of 1950s life and community spirit as lived and experienced by the Jamaican community.

Three Little Birds is created and written by Sir Lenny Henry, and inspired by his mother’s journey from Clarendon in Jamaica, to Dudley, West Midlands. He developed the series with Russell T Davies, who serves as executive producer.

  • Trigger Point season two, 8 February

Jed Mercurio’s Trigger Point is a high-octane thriller, starring Vicky McClure (Line of Duty, also on BritBox), set in the world of bomb disposal during a terror campaign where death is only a heartbeat away.

Vicky McClure as Lana Washington

The second series starts a year on from the Crusader’s attacks. Lana Washington (McClure) has returned to EXPO after helping train bomb disposal teams in Ukraine. While she’s back and giving a corporate talk on bomb disposal, a series of devices are used to attack a power station, causing widespread chaos and signalling the start of a new and active threat. 

Lana works with MI5 and Counter Terrorism to uncover a wide but loosely connected terrorist cell, led by an anonymous leader and bound by their belief in anti-state conspiracy theories. Lana is pushed to her limits as she goes undercover, attempting to unmask the figurehead of the paranoid, delusional cell before they cause total devastation.

  • EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024 live, 18 February

Join David Tennant (Doctor Who) live as he hosts this year’s EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024 ceremony from the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London. The ceremony will be broadcast live to BritBox subscribers, offering audiences an unmissable night of entertainment, from red carpet interviews to celebrating the year’s best films and the creative talent that brings them to life.

David Tennant. Photo by Jeff Spicer for Getty Images

Book your front-row seat to all the drama and action as the industry pays tribute to the filmmakers, casts and crews who bring these memorable movies to life on both sides of the camera.

The BritBox app is available on Android TV, including enabled Smart TVs, Google Chromecast with GoogleTV, Nvidia Shield, MiBox and MiStick, plus Android and Apple mobile/tablets, FireTV, Samsung Smart TV and LG Smart TV, and DStv. Sign up at R99.99 per month and register for email updates here.

Don’t forget you can now download all your favourite titles onto your IoS mobile devices – just update your device with the latest BritBox app version.

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