Brit Telly Headlines: 16 June 2020.


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?

Beecham House episode 1: Recap; Grantchester series 5, episode 1: Recap; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series 2, episode 11: Recap.

New drama from BBC One: The Salisbury Poisonings. (Here’s the trailer and OH MY GOD IT STARS ANNE-MARIE DUFF I MUST SEE IT. I love her.)

BBC One’s The Luminaries: Trailer.

Men in Kilts: Trailer.

The Witcher series 2: Latest news.

Kids’ show Blue Peter: on racism.

New Sky George Floyd documentary 8 Minutes and 46 Seconds.

UKTV originally pulled a Fawlty Towers episode that contained “racial slurs,” but then reinstated it.

Love Island has been officially postponed until 2021.

BBC One to produce new drama about a teenager murdered in a racist attack in 2005.

Channel 4: is running a lot of True Crime documentaries.

Wimbledon 2020 may be canceled…but the BBC is still offering Wimbledon coverage?

BBC Three adds Canada’s Drag Race to its summer schedule.

EastEnders to return to four episodes a week…but they will be shorter.

Remember, before Cillian Murphy scared you on Peaky Blinders, he scared you as the villain in Batman Begins.

New comedy drama This Is Going to Hurt from BBC Two will star Ben Whishaw.

Mackenzie Crook will return as Worzel Gummidge.

Little Britain‘s Matt Lucas and David Walliams ‘very sorry’ for blackface.”

Keira Knightley will star in new Hulu series The Other Typist.

Daniel Radcliffe: on J.K. Rowling’s controversial tweets last week.

“How to watch Sir David Attenborough teach Geography on BBC Bitesize.”

The BBC is facing a “cash squeeze” in the wake of the coronavirus.

BAFTAs ceremony 2021: Delayed from February to April. Likewise, the Oscars 2021 will also be delayed.

Artemis Fowl: The ending, explained.

Paddington 3 is “still in the works.”

No Time to Die (the latest Bond film) will now be released on November 20 (in the U.S.; a week earlier in the U.K.).

Okay, I had never heard of UKTV Everywhere…that let you watch Brit TV when the Brits were watching it…and now it’s gone. But now I want this service instead!

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