Brit Telly Headlines: 21 April 2020.


Still inside? Still taking care of yourselves? Good. Now, let’s look away from the news headlines and watch some Brit telly instead.

Outlander, series 5, episode 9: Recap; Call the Midwife series 9, episode 4: Recap; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series 2, episode 3: Recap; Deadwater Fell episode 2: Recap; Killing Eve series 3, episode 2: Recap; World on Fire episode 3: Recap.

The Vicar of Dibley to return!! (Well, just for the BBC’s Big Night In, but still. Awesome.)

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: will premiere on Showtime on April 26.

BBC One’s The A Word, series 3: Trailer.

New detective drama Van Der Valk (a remake of an earlier show, evidently?) starring Marc Warren: Trailer. (Oh, shit. The trailer is not available in the US, but at least you can read the article about it. I learned this when I went to go watch the trailer, because I love me some Marc Warren.)

New comedy from Sky One, Code 404: Trailer.

BBC Two comedy Dave: Trailer.

BBC Two has also made a new documentary about comedian Peter Sellers.

Coming to Netflix in May: new Thomas and Friends (as in Thomas the Tank Engine) movies.

New programs on Acorn TV in May: period drama Dead Still, and also the great drama Sea Change (from Australia).

Belgravia: Will there be a second series?

After Life is in series 2 now, but Ricky Gervais suggests a third season may not happen.

The drama Quiz is winning the quarantine in the U.K.

ITV has commissioned a “series of coronavirus self-isolation dramas.

How would you like to get your homeschooling from the Doctor?

Matt Lucas and Mo Gilligan will each get new shows on Channel 4 to keep us entertained during this time!

More Aidan Turner! Yay! Here he is in his new role as Leonardo da Vinci.

Prince Harry and Meghan are DONE with the tabloids.

How ITV is doing the news in the age of coronavirus.

New Audible podcast features Simon Pegg, Jennifer Saunders, and more.

Ever wondered what happened to Lucius Malfoy after Harry Potter?

13 of the best documentaries on Netflix right now.

“6 classic British mysteries you probably haven’t seen.” To which I say, please. Campion (and its star, Peter Davison)? One of my all-time faves. Although I will admit I’ve not seen the original Maigret.

Artemis Fowl: sets a June release date on Disney+.

OOOOHHH! How did I not know about this? Here’s the trailer for a movie about Al Capone, starring Tom Hardy. And, speaking of Tom Hardy (who I love, love, love, and you should too), he’s reading bedtime stories on CBeebies from April 27 to May 1. Someone? Pleases put those on YouTube so I can chill at the end of my day to the dulcet tones of Tom Hardy reading me a bedtime book.

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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