Over 100 BBC iPlayer Box Sets Released In Time For Christmas

BBC iPlayer has presents for everyone this Christmas, with a cracking selection of new shows and more than 100 box sets available at the click of a button.

Charlotte Moore, BBC director of content says: “Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without finding an extra little something beneath the tree and this year we want to offer something for everyone, with more than 100 box sets just waiting to be unwrapped. It’s a very special collection of British programming that we know people will love and a chance for everybody to spoil themselves with some real treats over the Christmas period.”

Comedy box sets include all the series of Outnumbered returning especially for Christmas – along with every series of hit comedies People Just Do Nothing, Man Like Mobeen, This Country and Young Offenders. These are joined by classic shows such Gavin and Stacey, Miranda and Extras.

The biggest dramas of the year, such as Bodyguard, Killing Eve, McMafia and Informer will all be available to binge during the festive break, as well as every series of Doctor Who since 2005 – including the latest one starring Jodie Whittaker. Ahead of the return of Luther, fans can also dip into all the previous series. And, ahead of The Long Song, fans can catch Andrea Levy’s previous series, Small Island.

In the build up to Andrew Davies’ new adaptation of Les Misérables, fans can revisit a wide range of his classics including Pride And Prejudice, Sense And Sensibility, House Of Cards, War And Peace, Little Dorrit and Bleak House.

For all the family, there are great box sets from Julia Donaldson including The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Stick Man and Room On The Broom, and from David Walliams brilliant shows like Gangsta Granny, The Boy In The Dress, Billionaire Boy and Mr Stink.

If something factual tickles your fancy, there is a great selection of fascinating programmes from the BBC’s biggest documentary talents, including Stacey Dooley, Louis Theroux and Simon Reeve. A stunning collection of David Attenborough‘s natural history programmes will also be available, including both series of Blue Planet and Planet Earth, Africa, Life and Frozen Planet,as well as the spectacular new series Dynasties.

In addition to the box sets, there will be a feast of festive highlights from this year to enjoy on BBC iPlayer after they have aired over the Christmas period, including great new drama from Luther, The ABC Murders, Watership Down and the new adaptation of Les Misérables. There are also Christmas specials from Call The Midwife, Doctor Who, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Hold The Sunset, Still Open All Hours, EastEnders, Strictly Come DancingNot Going Out, plus brand new comedy Click & Collectand a celebration of Goodness Gracious Me.

Documentaries celebrating Billy Connolly, Andrew Davies and Raymond Briggs will all be available alongside natural history programmes such as Spy in the Snow, Gordon Buchanan’s Bringing Up Grizzly, Chris And Michaela Under The Christmas Sky and Snow-Wolf: A Winter’s Tale.

For kids there will be Zog and The Midnight Gang, plus a host of CBeebies and CBBC favourites.

The majority of box sets will be available on BBC iPlayer from 12 December. The full list of box sets includes all series, unless otherwise noted.



  • 54 Hours: The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis
  • A Very English Scandal
  • Bleak House
  • Bodyguard
  • Class
  • Clique
  • Collateral
  • Death And Nightingales
  • Doctor Who
  • Father Brown (Series 6)
  • House Of Cards
  • In The Flesh
  • Informer
  • Killing Eve
  • Little Dorrit
  • The Little Drummer Girl
  • The Long Song
  • Luther
  • McMafia
  • Mothers’ Day
  • Mrs Wilson
  • Musketeers
  • North And South
  • Our Girl
  • Overshadowed
  • Press
  • Pride And Prejudice
  • Roots
  • Sense And Sensibility
  • Silent Witness (Series 17-21)
  • Small Island
  • Snowfall (Series 2)
  • The Fades
  • There She Goes
  • Trust
  • Wanderlust
  • War And Peace
  • Watership Down


  • A Tattoo To Change Your Life
  • Africa
  • Asian Provocateur
  • Bangkok Airport
  • The Blue Planet
  • Blue Planet II
  • Britain’s Forgotten Men
  • Civilisation
  • Civilisations
  • Dictatorland
  • Drugs Map Of Britain
  • Drugsland
  • Dynasties
  • Frozen Planet
  • Killer Magic
  • Life
  • Life And Death Row
  • Louis Theroux
  • Love And Drugs On The Street
  • Mark Kermode’s Secrets Of Cinema
  • The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan
  • Misfits Like Us
  • Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
  • Our World War
  • Planet Earth
  • Planet Earth II
  • Professor Green
  • Segregated America: A School In The South
  • Sex Map Of Britain
  • Sex, Drugs And Murder
  • Simon Reeve
  • Snow Chick – A Penguin’s Tale
  • Snow Babies
  • Stacey Dooley
  • Stacey Dooley Investigates
  • Unsolved

Comedy and Entertainment

  • Bad Education
  • Blackadder Goes Forth
  • Bluestone 42
  • Citizen Khan
  • Cuckoo
  • Enterprice
  • Extras
  • Flat TV
  • Fleabag
  • Gavin & Stacey
  • Hold The Sunset
  • I’ll Get This
  • Inside No. 9
  • The League Of Gentlemen
  • Luisa Omielan’s Politics For Bitches
  • Man Like Mobeen
  • The Mighty Boosh (Series 1)
  • Miranda
  • Mrs Brown’s Boys (Christmas Specials)
  • Outnumbered
  • People Just Do Nothing
  • Pls Like
  • Pramface
  • Rent A Cop
  • Siblings
  • Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle
  • Still Game (Series 7-8)
  • Still Open All Hours
  • Sunny D
  • The Young Offenders
  • This Country
  • Tourist Trap
  • Top Gear (Series 22-23)
  • Two Doors Down
  • Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps
  • Uncle
  • Upstart Crow
  • Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out (2017-18)


  • 64 Zoo Lane (Series 4)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Billionaire Boy
  • Bob The Builder (Series 9)
  • The Boy In The Dress
  • CBeebies Prom
  • The Elves And The Shoe Maker: A CBeebies Ballet
  • Gangsta Granny
  • Goldilocks And The Three Bears
  • Grandpa’s Great Escape
  • The Gruffalo
  • The Gruffalo’s Child
  • The Highway Rat
  • Mr Stink
  • Patchwork Pals
  • Peter Pan
  • Puss In Boots
  • Rastamouse (Series 1)
  • Room On The Broom
  • Something Special At The Proms
  • Stick Man
  • The Snow Queen
  • The Tale Of Mr Tumble
  • The Tempest
  • Three Little Pigs: A CBeebies Ballet
  • The Tortoise And The Hare: A CBeebies Ballet
  • The Ugly Duckling


Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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