Brit Telly Headlines: 19 May 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?

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series 2, episode 7: Recap; Belgravia episode 5: Recap; Killing Eve series 3, episode 5: Recap; World on Fire series finale: Recap; Call the Midwife series 9 finale: Recap.

BritBox becomes ever more alluring: The service just scooped up a bunch of Agatha Christie adaptations.

On Masterpiece Theatre this summer: Beecham House.

Coronation Street and Emmerdale to resume filming in June.

The crew of EastEnders will be going back to filming too, but not soon enough to get new episodes on the air right away.

Line of Duty series 6, on the other hand, may not re-start filming until next year.

YAY!! More Daisy Haggard and Martin Freeman! Breeders has been renewed for a second series.

Will there be a second series of Normal People on BBC One?

After Life will return for a third series.

Steven Knight is going to adapt Dickens’s Great Expectations next.

Comedy series Code 404 will get a second series.

White Lines: A Netflix production, filmed in Ibiza, but starring many great Brit actors.

Sky Atlantic’s Gangs of London is doing well (it’s also the most violent show in the UK, currently).

A new series coming to ITV…about the London Zoo during lockdown.

Top Gear series 29 has scrapped its plans for overseas filming.

New Scotland Yard Files: has become a True Crime obsession.

The BBC is currently giving more coronavirus updates, and appraising fewer antiques.

Vote now! Who’s your favorite Doctor Who (of the modern era)?

Eurovision will be back in 2021…in Rotterdam!

Not sure if this is produced in Great Britain, but Nicholas Hoult is definitely a Brit, so here you go. The Great: Trailer.

Danny Boyle will direct movie Methuselah for Warner Bros.

Simon Pegg talks Mission Impossible 7, and other topics.

Capone, starring Tom Hardy: Everyone is picking on the poor man’s mumbling. (SPOILER ALERT for that second link; the author of that article gives away the plot of Hardy’s earlier movie Locke, for no reason whatsoever.)

The best TV shows of 2020 (so far).

How to prepare for traveling to the UK, even though that’s not really a possibility right now.

AVAILABLE NOW! We just published Bingeworthy British Television: The Best Brit TV You Can’t Stop Watching as an ebook! It’s available at Amazon for $2.99, or free to read if you have Kindle Unlimited! Also, because Father’s Day is just around the corner, you can still order the book, by Sarah Cords and Jackie Bailey, in paperback!

Have a great week watching British TV!

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