A selection of British TV news from the past week:
Did you enjoy the premiere of series 4 of Grantchester? (Here’s the recap.) Good, because there’s officially going to be a season 5!
Poldark, season 5: has an autumn 2019 Masterpiece Theatre premiere date! Here’s a teaser for the new season.
The new Dracula series (from Sherlock producers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat) will be on the BBC later this year, but no word yet on the Netflix release date.
Julian Fellowes’s new period drama Belgravia: First photos.
Peaky Blinders: When will season 5 be on Netflix?
ITV is getting a new thriller series from Luther creator Neil Cross.
New fashion makeover series from BBC One: You Are What You Wear.
New Channel 4 cookery competition show: Cooking Up a Fortune.
Doctor Who’s K9 is getting his own kids’ series.
Have you seen BBC One’s new drama Dark Money?
New ITV drama Deep Water: Trailer.
Mindy Kaling’s version of Four Weddings and a Funeral: Trailer.
New drama Life from BBC One will star all my favorites: Alison Steadman, Peter Davison, Adrian Lester, Rachael Stirling…
BBC One drama The Serpent: Casting news.
Harlots season three: Review.
A new documentary asks: is Mad Cow Disease really gone for good?
EastEnders “announces domestic abuse storyline.“
Did you know that super-hit Fleabag got its start at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe?
Here’s your chance to help with the crowdfunding for a documentary movie about legendary comedy group The Goodies.
Emmerdale soap star (and father of Toby Jones): Freddie Jones has died.
Judi Dench: is suffering from macular degeneration, and admits that the moment she had to give up driving two years ago was one of the most traumatic moments of her life.
Jennifer Saunders: is playing all-star netball for charity.
I know he’s had his issues, but I still do love Hugh Grant.
Ricky Gervais: has won the Richard Dawkins award.
BBC Breakfast has snagged Richard Frediani away from ITV News.
The next 007 is black and female, and played by actor Lashana Lynch…but please note that “007” is not always “James Bond.”
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!