Brit Telly Headlines: 18 June 2019


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

This week’s recaps: Luther, Season 5, episode 3 recap; Endeavour, season 6, episode 1.

Top Gear: is the revamped show “gentler, kinder, and all the better for it“?

New drama on ITV (starring Rob Lowe): Wild Bill. It made news this week for not getting its accents right.

BBC One has ordered a full series of the comedy King Gary.

More Agatha Christie adaptations coming: BBC One plans to do the story The Pale Horse.

New drama starring David Tennant and Hayley Atwell: Criminal (teaser trailer).

New BBC Two drama: Trigonometry.

HBO’s new adaptation of the “His Dark Materials” series: what we know so far.

I must really be missing the 1980s in a totally weird way, because I kind of want to see this new historical documentary Thatcher: A Very British Revolution.

Blue Peter is once again “by royal appointment.

Have you heard of PlutoTV? They’re streaming Doctor Who, Midsomer Murders, and Antiques Roadshow.

Black Mirror series 5: review.

This reviewer is not happy with the second season of the drama Doctor Foster.

Televisual Award winners: include Derry Girls and Would I Lie to You?

ITV drama Flesh and Blood: casting news.

New sitcom The Cockfields has lost Kim Cattrall, but gained Sarah Parish.

Sharon Horgan on the ambiguous ending of her series Catastrophe. (Related: Horgan will also be co-starring in new Channel 4 series This Way Up.)

Jude Law will star in an HBO and Sky production, new drama The Third Day.

Ricky Gervais on his series After Life.

Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling on their new movie.

Yeah, maybe just don’t make jokes about throwing battery acid at people.

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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