Brit Telly Headlines: 21 May 2019.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

This just in: Downton Abbey, the trailer!

Game of Thrones: It’s all over. Reactions have come from every side of the spectrum, from those signing a petition wanting a series 8 “do-over,” and those who say it’s all been great. Did it go out “in a blaze of corn”? (I just enjoyed that headline.) Also very enjoyable to read? This cranky person has never watched Game of Thrones and is proud of that fact.

This week’s recaps: Killing Eve, Call the Midwife, Les Miserables, Game of Thrones.

New drama on BBC One: Years and Years (it stars both Emma Thompson and the wonderful Russell Tovey; I’m in!)

Dominic West on Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.

The BBC’s adaptation of His Dark Materials: Trailer (hel-LO, James McAvoy, you hottest thing ever).

Black Mirror season 5: Trailer.

New on Netflix this week: Call the Midwife and White Gold.

Warren, the new comedy series starring Martin Clunes, will not be getting a second season.

A new program about the Yorkshire Dales is airing on BBC Two.

Why are so many shows just lately set in British seaside towns?

How Sally Wainwright conquered television.

The British government has launched a “reality-TV probe” after the suicide of a talk-show participant.

Doctor Who and Jodie Whittaker are up for TV Choice Awards.

James Corden is in talks to hammer out a “multi-year deal” to stay on as host of The Late Late Show.

A chat with Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio.

Actor Joe McGann (of the acting clan McGann) joins the cast of Hollyoaks.

Philip Glenister on his new show, Living the Dream.

Brit comedian Lenny Henry (also known as the former Mr. Dawn French): will go on tour in 2019.

The creator of Teletubbies has developed a new family show titled Moon and Me.

Winner of the 2019 Eurovision song contest: the Netherlands!

Bond 25 is not having an easy time of it.

New British film The Flood: starring Lena Headey and Iain Glen.

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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