Brit Telly Headlines: 10 July 2018.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

The Bletchley Circle: San Franciscoteaser trailer.

New comedy series from Karl Pilkington: Sick of It.

New Ricky Gervais comedy After Life: Casting news.

Men Behaving Badly: Evidently the cast is “keen for a revival“!

BBC orders new kids’ programs School Bus and Giggle Quiz.

Showtime and Channel 4 are airing a new Sacha Baron Cohen show titled Who Is America?

Just when I think I’ve seen a lot of British TV, along comes news about long-running series I’ve never heard of. This time it’s the news that ITV is cancelling Benidorm, after a TEN-season run. Anyone here ever seen Benidorm?

Do you recognize Benedict Cumberbatch in this first look at the drama Brexit?

Yup, there’s a spinoff from The Fast and the Furious series planned (titled Hobbs and Shaw), and Idris Elba is in talks to star in it.

Interview with Doug Henshall, star of Shetland (and have you ever seen him in Primeval? Primeval is so awesome).

“British Actors You Should Know”: Andrew Garfield.

Anglotopia’s Jonathan Thomas, interviewed at the BBC about the Prince Harry/Meghan Markle wedding.

Just for fun: “Ten Brilliant British Idioms and Their Meanings.”

Have a great week, watching (British) TV!


  1. Thank you for the Andrew Garfield story! Having had the amazing experience of seeing him in the Broadway production of “Angels In America” I have to say that no matter how much I have enjoyed his movie roles, this theatre experience is a thousand-fold more brilliant. His Tony Award for Best Actor is so well-deserved. And he is still so young! I’m looking forward to his next role in whatever medium it is.

    • Cardo-
      I must confess I’ve not seen Andrew Garfield in much of anything! And yet I see his name popping up everywhere. So glad you got to see him on Broadway!

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