Brit Telly Headlines: 13 August 2019.

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A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Here’s the big recaps of the week: Grantchester season 4 finale; Jamestown series 3, episode 6; (this is for if you’re in the UK: Poldark series five, episode five recap).

HBO Max is getting a lot of big shows for streaming: Doctor Who, Luther, and more…

You’d better watch The Durrells in Corfu when it airs on PBS this September…it’s going to be the show’s last season.

Season 3 of The Crown (now starring Olivia Colman) will be on Netflix starting on November 17.

Will Victoria get a fourth season?

BBC One has set a (UK) premiere date for season 5 of Peaky Blinders.

Sky drama Save Me Too (starring Suranne Jones and Lennie James) is getting a second season (please note the first season was titled Save Me).

Sky Atlantic sets UK premiere dates for The Affair (season 5) and Instinct (season 2).

BBC Three has ordered the comedy Starstruck from comic Rose Matafeo.

ITV drama Invisible has begun production.

Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse: Casting news.

Fleabag is still so hot they’re going to publish a book about it, with new writing from Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

BBC Arts to celebrate literature over the next year on both television and radio.

Martin Freeman on his role as a cop in the new drama A Confession (based on a true story).

He can do it all: Tom Hardy is involved in the writing of Venom 2.

Craig Ferguson on his comedy comeback.

Cillian Murphy thinks the new James Bond should be a woman.

Tez Ilyas is proud to be a “Northern, working class comic.

BAFTA film and television awards to introduce a new category for casting directors.

Idris Elba will star in the indie movie Concrete Cowboys.

Did you ever hear this story of the worst Hoover vacuum promotion ever? (It’s relevant, kind of…the promotion that brought the Hoover company down ran in the UK.) Amazing.

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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