Brit Telly Headlines: 20 August 2019.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

THIS JUST IN: Bond 25 will be titled No Time to Die.

This week’s recaps: Poldark season 5, episode 6 (only for those lucky people in the UK); Jamestown series 3, episode 7;

Season 3 of The Crown will debut on Netflix on Nov. 17, 2019.

The BBC has bought the Vienna Blood crime thriller series.

BBC true crime series The Serpent will be on Netflix.

BBC One has picked up the rights to series two of London Kills.

What can we expect from series 10 of The Great British Baking Show?

Endeavour series 7 has begun production; an eighth series has been confirmed.

Alan Partridge will return for another series.

Steven Knight (creator of Peaky Blinders and Taboo) will do a new show for the BBC: SAS Rogue Heroes.

Oh my God, Russell Brand might be in a new Agatha Christie adaptation (of Death on the Nile)? My head is going to explode from happiness.

Martin Freeman on his new movie, Ode to Joy.

Olivia Colman will be a guest voice on The Simpsons.

Andrew Scott will join the cast of HBO’s His Dark Materials. (Related: I am annoyed that all news articles now refer to Scott as “Fleabag‘s Hot Priest.” To me he will always be “Sherlock‘s unsettling and horrifying villain Moriarty.“)

A Discovery of Witches casting news: Tom Hughes (of Victoria) will join the show in its second season.

Will we be seeing more of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi?

ITV drama Invisible casting news: involving Robert Lindsay (one of my faves).

New “comedy drama horror” program for Channel 4: Generation Z.

More ITV casting news, for their drama The Bay.

James Corden has signed a deal to host The Late Late Show through 2022.

Phoebe Wall-Bridge is writing a new feature film.

Evidently there was some kind of con on the Brit version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? And ITV is going to offer a drama based on that con. We’ll have to ask Jackie. (And Helen McCrory and Michael Sheen will star in it!)

Brit Movies: Will Last Christmas be the new Love, Actually?

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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