Brit Telly Headlines: 16 April 2019.


New BBC1 comedy (written by Benidorm creator Derren Litten): Scarborough.

Derry Girls will be back for a third season.

God, there is so much good TV happening RIGHT NOW, and I don’t have the time to watch any of it. There is no justice in this world. If you’re having the same problem, you can read recaps of all the latest episodes dropping now: Les Miserables,Killing Eve, Game of Thrones, Unforgotten, Call the Midwife, Line of Duty. Incidentally, if you don’t want to watch Game of Thrones (and I don’t), you can catch up on all previous seven seasons of it here.

New on Netflix: Another British comedy of which I’ve never heard, even though it’s in its FIFTH season(?): Cuckoo. I could take or leave Andy Samberg, but I LOVE Greg Davies, and it looks funny.

New crime drama from BBC Studios and UKTV: We Hunt Together.

BBC3 is offering a new reality dating series–about finding couples at a “commitment crossroads,” and then sending each member of the couple out on a date with a new person–their “perfect on paper” match.

I can’t follow all of the new streaming services and how you get them, but this Pluto TV service, offering “1,000 episodes of BBC TV,” sounds like something I should figure out how to get.

The Crown has cast its Lady Diana!

Bodyguard star Richard Madden says “male actors also pressured to lose weight for nude scenes.

Sadly, I don’t know much about the Brit show Strictly Come Dancing, but the news that Darcey Bussell is quitting her job as one of its judges made a lot of headlines this week.

What’s next for Brit actor Iain Glen, after Game of Thrones? Something called Titans, that will air on Netflix in the UK (and DC Universe in the U.S.).

ITV to pair David Walliams and Bear Grylls on a “mission to survive.”

What is Britain’s greatest sitcom? Do you agree with this answer to that question?

Downton Abbey the movie: Plot revealed!

The latest person to work on the “Bond 25” script? Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator of Fleabag. (Related: Fleabag and its main character are now setting style trends.)

Mike Leigh’s latest movie: Peterloo.

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