A large part of Netflix U.K.’s BBC catalog is expected to be leaving by the end of March 2020.
This is when the BBC starts moving its services away from Amazon Prime and Netflix in the U.K. for its own BBC iPlayer and Britbox service.
It features a wide range of titles, including comedy series, documentaries, children’s series, and some dramas.
Comedy gigs like old classics such as Fawlty Towers, The Two Ronnies, and A Bit of Fry and Laurie are some of the highlights. New comedies like The Office, Extras, and That Mitchell and Webb Look will also come to an end.
All are required to go to BritBox, a joint ITV and BBC subscription service with an additional fee.
We knew for some time that Netflix U.K. was coming with the Massive BBC purge. Although this is a large part, other dominant BBC shows still stay for at least a while. Blackadder, Doctor Who, Planet Earth, Sherlock, Peaky Blinders, In the Night, Doctor Foster, Duty Line, and many others will stay for the foreseeable future.
Last year, the’ most’ British shows were confirmed to be gradually withdrawn in favor of a new streaming service called BritBox.
This is a contentious problem now, given the dispute over permit fees, and it is easy to see where the controversy lies when the BBC refers to its removal of its titles as “coming home.” It has also been recorded that BritBox fails in its first year to attract subscribers.
BBC Shows Which Are Leaving Netflix On 30 March 2020:
- A Bit of Fry and Laurie (4 Seasons)
- Fabulous (6 Seasons)
- Almost Royal (2 Seasons)
- Daniel Deronda (1 Season)
- Extras (2 Seasons)
- Fawlty Towers (2 Seasons)
- French and Saunders (6 Seasons)
- Harry Enfield and Chums (2 Seasons)
- Harry Enfield Presents(1 Season)
- Porridge (3 Seasons)
- Rock & Chips (Season 1)
- That Mitchell and Webb Look (4 Seasons)
- The Job Lot (3 Seasons)
- The Office (U.K.) (2 Seasons)
- The Royle Family (3 Seasons)
- The Thick of It (4 Seasons)
- The Trip (2 Seasons)
- The Two Ronnies (4 Seasons)
- Victoria Wood: As Seen on T.V. (2 Seasons)
- Parade’s End (Season 1)
- The Secret of Crickley Hall (Season 1)
- War & Peace (Season 1)
- Africa (Season 1)
- Diana: Seven Days That Shook the World (Season 1)
- Hiroshima (Season 1)
- Joel & Nish vs. The World (Season 1)
- Life (Season 1)
- Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail (2011)
- Stupid Man, Smart Phone (Season 1)
- The Great British Bake Off (7 Seasons)
- The Hunt (Season 1)
- Wild Alaska (Season 1)
- Wild Japan (Season 1)
BBC Kids Series:
- Go Jetters (Season 1)
- Hey Duggee (Season 1)
- Horrible Histories (5 Seasons)
- The Next Step (5 Seasons)