Brit Telly Headlines: 14 May 2019.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

BAFTA TV awards 2019: Full list of winners. (What??!? Derry Girls didn’t win? Boo.) Don’t forget to check out what everyone wore on the red carpet! (Look at how cute Jessica Hynes is. If that name’s not familiar, you might know her as Jessica Stevenson from the comedy classic Spaced. I adore her.)

It’s awards season! You can also check out all the nominations for the 2019 Scottish Comedy Awards.

This week’s big recaps: Unforgotten, Killing Eve. Call the Midwife, Game of Thrones, Les Miserables

Catherine the Great, starring Helen Mirren: Trailer. (Well, damn. You can go read the article, but the trailer is not available in the U.S. Boo.)

Friday Night Dinner will be back for a sixth series!

Doctor Who series 12 is currently filming in Cardiff.

Coming to Netflix this week: White Gold.

The BBC’s A Christmas Carol series: will star Guy Pearce.

The BBC’s Dracula: New casting news.

I didn’t know Chris O’Dowd had a new series…that airs in ten-minute episodes!

Adrian Edmondson (also known as Mr. Jennifer Saunders and the star of the cult favorite The Young Ones): has landed a role on EastEnders.

BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Danny Baker made a poorly considered joke about Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and has been sacked.

Jack Whitehall will guest-host The Graham Norton Show.

British comedian Freddie Starr: has died.

On “Brits and their Brollies.

An argument in favor of color-blind casting.

The movie Tolkien: Review. (Related: Here’s star Nicholas Hoult’s take on playing J.R.R.)

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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