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?
The show’s co-creator announces that Gogglebox will be back later this year.
Grantchester has been renewed for a series six.
BBC Two releases trailer for Harlots.
The BBC’s new adaptation, A Suitable Boy, has an all-person-of-colour cast.
Oh, how I wish I had BBC One: They’re re-running the entire series of Line of Duty because series 6 has been delayed.
BritBox now planning to stream theatre, opera, and ballet.
Sundance Now has gotten the rights for David Tennant’s true crime drama Des.
Got Epix? They’ll be airing the fantasy drama Britannia later this summer.
ITV2 has ordered a comedy special from Emily Atack.
New BBC3 series: Motherland: Fort Salem.
The Young Offenders series 3: Review.
Downton Abbey’s new streaming home: the NBC Peacock service. Yeah, I’ve never heard of it either.
Doctor Who fans often even love the actors who play the show’s villains.
Lots of Idris Elba headlines this week. He also says racist programs shouldn’t be pulled, they should “come with a warning.” AND! “Idris Elba to receive BAFTA Special Award for Contribution to Television.”
Are you missing Mel Giedroyc on The Great British Baking Show? Now you can catch her hosting a new reality show about woodworking.
Jo Martin has won Screen Nation’s award for Best Female Performance in TV.
The Old Vic is live-streaming plays…and the next one will star Andrew Scott.
From Anglotopia: Mary Shelley and the Origins of British Science Fiction.
Love Call the Midwife? Get the book!
Here’s your weirdest TV headline for the week: “Real-Life Victim watched The Secrets She Keeps Unaware It Was Based On Her Kidnapping.“
Best new movies on Netflix this week: Pride and Prejudice (2005).
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