Brit Telly Headlines: 12 December 2017.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Dr. Who 2017 Christmas special: Trailers. (And: for any hardcore fans you know, the BBC is making a lot of scripts from the show available as free PDFs.)

Victoria: Get your first look at the holiday special!

Luther, season 5, will begin filming in January.

Benedict Cumberbatch drama The Child in Time is coming to PBS in spring 2018.

Poldark, season 4: Ross Poldark faces “greater risks“!

The crime thriller Dark Heart (ITV) will have a third series.

Mainstay of live TV, Keith Chegwin, has died.

New this week on Netflix: The Crown; a new Craig Ferguson standup special.

The movie Love, Actually (not my favorite but frequently hailed as a great British Christmas movie) will NOT be on Netflix US this holiday season.

On the other hand, if you have BritBox, your Christmas is going to be a Britmas!

Peaky Blinders, season 4, however, WILL be on Netflix this December.

Richard Armitage to play Wolverine in a new scripted podcast.Dr.

15 British superhero actors way better than their American counterparts.

In other British film news, God’s Own Country has topped the British Independent Film Awards.

Have a great week watching (British) TV!


  1. Thanks for the note about the British Independent Film Awards! It is especially nice to see that the winner for Best Actor is Josh O’Connor for his beautiful portrayal of a farmer in “God’s Own Country”. All us Brit Telly fans know him best as Lawrence (Larry) Durrell in “The Durrells in Corfu” which is my current favorite television show in any country.

    • You’re very welcome! I’m so excited to see the movie, although it’s not coming out in any theaters near me any time soon. Perhaps when it is out on DVD!

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