Brit Telly Headlines: 14 January 2020.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Well, I have to ask: What does everyone think of Megxit?

Doctor Who season 12, episode 3: Recap.

Sanditon episodes 1 and 2: Recaps.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series 1, episode 2: Recap.

Brenda Blethyn is back as Vera Stanhope on Vera, series 10.

Deadwater Fell, starring David Tennant: Review (the critic loved it).

Grantchester, series 5: Trailer. (Oh hell. It doesn’t work in this country. But the article is good.)

Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears: Trailer.

Cold Feet will return to ITV for series nine.

Let there be rejoicing! The creator of Derry Girls has confirmed they’re making a movie version of the show.

Spinoff alert: Penny Dreadful: City of AngelsTrailer.

Taboo series 2: is still happening. Just taking a while.

ITV drama Finding Alice, to star Keeley Hawes: and other big stars.

Unforgotten series 4 has begun filming: Casting news.

Channel 4 has ordered a comedy-drama series starring and created by Sarah Solemani and Steve Coogan: Chivalry.

Suranne Jones will adapt a boxing memoir by author Jane Couch for television.

BBC Three has picked up the rights to the American series Shrill (season 2).

Has Love Island lost its mojo? Ratings are falling.

SPOILERS ALERT: But for those who just have to know, here’s how the new series Dracula ended, and what it all meant.

Stars of the classic Spaced (including Simon Pegg): Reunited!

Phoebe Waller-Bridge just auctioned off her Golden Globes outfit for charity.

Stephen Fry will host a new documentary about mythical creatures in J.K. Rowling’s writing, based on Fantastic Beasts.

When is Ardal O’Hanlon leaving Death in Paradise? (Or, said another way: When is Ralf Little joining Death in Paradise?)

British presenter and journalist Samira Ahmed has won her equal pay case against the BBC.

Neil Innes: A tribute. Awards 2019: Shortlist.

BAFTA Film Awards 2020: Nominations.

The great site Telly Visions now has a podcast!

Unrelated, but I enjoyed this: “Here Are All the Movie Anniversaries That Will Make You Feel Old in 2020.” And hell yeah, actually I’d like to see Gladiator again.

Also in movie news: Is 1917 based on a real story?

Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren to star in new movie: The Duke.

Ordinary Love (movie starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville): Trailer.

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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