Brit Telly Headlines: 19 September 2017.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Do you have Acorn TV? The new Doc Martin will be on it, starting next week.

Celebrating its 30th birthday: Blackadder the Third.

Anna Friel will star in a new ITV miniseries, in which she will play the mother of an 11-year-old transgender child.

Red Dwarf: Plans are now afoot for a 13th series.

BBC One and PBS are collaborating on a new series called Press, which will star David Suchet.

The BBC has ordered a third series of the crime show based on J.K. Rowling’s Cormorant Strike novels.

The children’s classic show The Moomins may be coming back to TV in 2019.

Benedict Cumberbatch is starring in a BBC adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel The Child in Time: Trailer.

Did the BBC Store in America accidentally let out some details about the Dr. Who Christmas special?

The Man Who Invented Christmas (about Charles Dickens): Trailer.

Have a great week watching (British) TV!


  1. Hey, you know, that Charles Dickens trailer might be a bit overwrought, and not quite sure about the title, but the casting looks good, and it does look like it could be fun. If it isn’t we still have the Muppets’ take on A Christmas Carol.

  2. Well, M.A., I’ve never been a huge Dickens fan (or a fan of Dan Stevens, he’s the one playing Dickens there), so I might have to give it a pass. But I am a sucker for anything Christmas-themed, so maybe….

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