Brit Telly Headlines: 21 January 2020.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Doctor Who season 12, episode 4: Recap. (And here’s a new trailer for upcoming episodes.) And here’s the other big recaps of the week: Vienna Blood, season 1 episode 1; Sanditon episode 3; Howards End episode 2; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series 1, episode 3.

Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia (coming to ITV and EPIX in spring 2020): Trailer.

BBC Three’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People: Trailer.

Inside No. 9 series five: Trailer.

Vera: is getting an 11th series!

God love Call the Midwife…for bringing attention to some of the many things women suffer, like obstetric fistulas.

Killing Eve series 3 will premiere in April.

Britannia has been renewed for a third series.

Peaky Blinders: series six news.

BritBox is adding a lot of great content…including Detectorists! (BritBox is also making a spinoff to the Father Brown mysteries.) Meanwhile, Acorn TV has snapped up Deadwater Fell.

A new Shaun the Sheep movie is coming to Netflix!

When will Martin Freeman’s new comedy Breeders be on TV?

New crime drama from the BBC: The Serpent (starring Jenna Coleman).

Sky’s new disaster drama Cobra stars Robert Carlyle. I love me some Robert Carlyle.

New BBC thriller Vigil: Casting news.

True Crime is big in the UK too…ITV has ordered a new “true crime drama” titled The Penbrokeshire Murders.

Sky and NBC News are joining forces on a news channel meant to rival CNN and Bloomberg.

How are shows like The Crown and Outlander driving tourism? (Speaking of Outlander: sequels and spin-offs are possibilities!)

A list of American shows (sometimes I have to remind myself we still have American TV): 40 upcoming shows to watch in 2020.

The actress who plays Stacey (Joanna Page) says she’d bet on Gavin & Stacey returning sometime.

Brendan O’Carroll, creator of Mrs. Brown’s Boys, has a “new pilot in the pipeline.

Sandi Toksvig is leaving The Great British Bake-Off.

Gwyneth Paltrow is bringing Goop to TV.

Who will replace Tony Hall as BBC Director-General? (Speaking of the Beebs, as it nears its 100th birthday, how is it “staying relevant“?)

Derek Fowlds, perhaps best known for his role on Yes, Minister: has died, age 82.

Complete list of SAG winners 2020: Including The Crown, for best Drama Series.

Downton Abbey is getting a sequel movie!

From Anglotopia: Brit Movies To Look Forward to in 2020.

And, just because: “Prince Harry Breaks Silence on Royal Split.” (Related: Fox will air a “Harry and Meghan” special on Jan. 29.)

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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