Look away from the news. Here’s my two-part pandemic plan: 1. Stay home as much as possible, and 2. Watch lots of British TV. Join me, won’t you?
New drama from BBC One, A Suitable Boy: Trailer. (It’s an adaptation of the Vikram Seth novel, done by Andrew Davies.)
Lucifer series 5: Trailer.
Frankie Drake Mystery Series season 3 will be on PBS Passport this summer.
New thriller, The Diplomat, from the team behind Line of Duty.
The BBC has acquired Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene.
The BBC will also produce a Britain vs. Coronavirus documentary.
Miss The Inbetweeners? Have you tried The Young Offenders?
Radioactive, about Marie Curie (and starring Rosamund Pike): Trailer (it will be on Amazon Prime later this summer).
New Doctor Who radio program will feature the voice talents of Peter Davison.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s series for American TV, Run, has not been renewed for a second season.
Julia Sawalha, who voiced a character in Chicken Run, will not be hired for the sequel, because she sounds “too old.“
Jude Law might play Captain Hook in a new live-action Peter Pan.
Phillip Pullman is releasing a new “His Dark Materials” novella this October: Serpentine.
Comedian Bill Bailey is also publishing a book this fall: The Remarkable Guide to Happiness.
BBC and ITV are working on new guidelines to allow shows to film without socially distancing their actors.
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