A selection of British TV news from the past week:
His Dark Materials episode 6: Review. (And here’s the Episode 5 recap.)
Are you ready for Jane Austen’s Sanditon, coming soon to Masterpiece Theatre? (Speaking of: a new big-screen adaptation of Emma is planned and will be in UK theatres in February 2020.)
New drama from BBC One, Elizabeth is Missing: Review. (BBC One also has a new courtroom drama in the works.)
New ITV drama White House Farm: Trailer.
David Attenborough to present a new plant series for the BBC.
New Tudor drama from Starz: Becoming Elizabeth.
New images from the upcoming Dracula series from the BBC. First images for BBC One’s adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses.
David Tennant to star in a new adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days.
Channel 4 announces there will be a fourth series of Ackley Bridge.
Christmas specials info 2019: Still Open All Hours. Call the Midwife. Gavin & Stacey. And here’s ITV’s full Christmas schedule. (Related: don’t forget Brit Christmas ads, which are the best ever.)
Where is Gavin & Stacey filmed?
What “profound new challenge” will Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor face in the next series?
Bancroft series 2: Meet the cast.
Has it been a while since Martin Compston played a nice guy?
Are Andrew Scott and Phoebe Waller-Bridge planning to be in future projects together?
“British Actresses You Should Know: Helen McCrory.” I couldn’t agree more.
Daniel Craig: Grumpy Puss (he really doesn’t like it when you ask how he wants his martini). Related: here’s the trailer for the new Bond flick No Time To Die.
“Arthur Askey TV series recovered.” Huh, I don’t know who Arthur Askey is, but I’m charmed that things still exist in archives (this time, in the ITV archives), waiting to be discovered.
The Golden Globe nominations: Come on, The Crown for the win!
A fun list of Brits’ “favourite comebacks.”
LOVE this list; The Guardian is running down the “Top 50 Shows of 2019.” That should keep me busy.
Nobody does Christmas like the Brits: Anglotopia’s “Top Five British Christmas Novels.”
Have a great week watching British TV! Also available now: Bingeworthy British Television: The Best Brit TV You Can’t Stop Watching, by Sarah Cords and Jackie Bailey. Order your copy today!