Brit Telly Headlines: 11 June 2019.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Luther season 5 episode 2: Recap.

Are you ready for PBS Masterpiece’s “summer of mysteries“?

Wolf Hall will be back for a second season.

Matt Berry has confirmed there will be more Toast of London. YAY!

The revamped Top Gear is going for “emotional depth.”

63 Up: Does the documentary series teach us that we are “sustained by love”? (And here’s a more basic review of the latest series of this groundbreaking documentary.)

Killing Eve season 2: Review.

Anglotopia tells you what to watch on TrueRoyaltyTV this month.

The BBC has ordered three more seasons of the sitcom Not Going Out.

New period drama from the BBC: The Children, a drama set at the end of World War II.

New drama on ITV: Tenacity. More ITV news: they are casting their drama Flesh and Blood, and the list of actors includes the wonderful Russell Tovey and Claudie Blakley.

Black Mirror: Every episode ranked.

Mackenzie Crook will “write, direct, and star in ‘Worzel Gummidge’ BBC specials.”

Olivia Colman has been named a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list! (And speaking of Olivia Colman, do you know what her real name is? Nobody else did either!)

Hugh Laurie will receive an outstanding achievement award at this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival.

Battle of the Brits: How Robert Pattinson beat out Nicholas Hoult to be the new Batman.

The composer (Antony Genn) of the music for Peaky Blinders: interview.

David Tennant and Michael Sheen on Good Omens. (Also in David Tennant news: he will have a major role in the new Channel 4 drama Deadwater Fell.)

Comedian Dave Evans has died.

Was The Prisoner of Azkaban the best Harry Potter movie?

Britain’s Most Candid Podcasts.”

The one bad thing about freelancing is there’s no more calling in sick, really. Which just makes me appreciate this article, about how 1 in 5 TV viewers call in sick to bingewatch shows, all the more.

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!

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