Brit Telly Headlines: 22 October 2019.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Here’s the big recaps of the week. The Durrells in Corfu, season 3, episode 4; Poldark, season 5, episode 4 (please pretty please can we be done with Tess now?); Press episode 3.

The Crown season 3: New Trailer (with Tobias Menzies, who I LOVE, and also Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles).

Miranda is coming back for a one-off 10th anniversary special. I am very excited about this, I love Miranda!!

When can we expect season 6 of Peaky Blinders?

Here’s what you need to know about Dublin Murders.

Jodie Whittaker’s second season as The Doctor hasn’t begun yet, but the BBC has put together a supercut of her best first-season (or: season 11, actually, but the first for Jodie) moments to get you in the mood.

There’s going to be a new Red Dwarf special!

Coming to Netflix in November: It’s the End of the F***ing World, the movie The King, The Crown season 3.

Season 2 of Britannia will start soon–here’s how you can watch it (and series 1).

Ralf Little has been named as the detective who will replace Ardal O’Hanlon’s Jack Mooney in Death in Paradise. (I was cheering for Mathew Horne, myself, but to each their own.)

Keeley Hawes to star in new ITV drama Finding Alice.

Helen Mirren’s Catherine the Great: A review.

Giri/Haji: “London and Tokyo combine for a gangster thriller...”

BritBox has acquired Line of Duty.

A new documentary about Harry and Meghan is in the works.

Ant and Dec will headline a new street racing TV series, Street Car Showdown.

Aidan Turner to play Leonardo da Vinci in new eight-episode series.

BBC One is making a documentary about comedian Lenny Henry.

Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell: has died.

New comedy commissioned by BBC Two: The Witchfinder. (Related: BBC Two will also show Scottish drama Guilt on October 30.)

David Attenborough’s message for new generations: “Just don’t waste.

Ten British gangster films to watch.

God help me, I even like Paul Rudd with a beard (and I don’t like facial hair on men). His parents were from London and he mentions Yorkshire pudding so I think I can include this link here.

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!


  1. Ralf Little! Yay!!!! He played Richard on one of my all-time favorite series “The Cafe” which ran for only 13 episodes over 2 seasons. He and Michelle Terry (who played a character named Sarah, by the way) were the main couple surrounded by a bunch of eccentric types, including in her first big role Phoebe Waller-Bridge! My dream for 10 years has been to find a DVD of this seemingly-forgotten series.

    • Cardo, now I’ve got to see The Cafe! Wonder where I can find it. He seemed familiar but I couldn’t say from where–of course he was also in The Royle Family but I think I remember him from a guest role on a Miss Marple episode. Evidently he’s also a semi-pro soccer player! Multitalented guy. I look forward to his turn on Death in Paradise, although I’ve really enjoyed Ardal O’Hanlon in the lead role. I’ve always thought he was underappreciated as an actor.

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