Brit Telly Headlines: 23 July 2019.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Big recaps for the week: Poldark season 5 episode 2; Grantchester season 4 episode 2.

HBO’s His Dark Materials: New trailer.

Helen Mirren in Catherine the Great: New trailer.

BBC sitcom Hold the Sunset is back for its second season.

Coming to Netflix in August: Derry Girls, the film version of MI-5 (starring Kit Harrington). Related: What Ricky Gervais projects are slated to be on Netflix during the next year? Also related: Did you know there’s a Storage Wars set in CANADA? Awesome. And it’s coming to Netflix.

Series Fosse/Verdon will air on BBC Two.

Adrian Dunbar: tells you how to play the Line of Duty drinking game! (Although, please note, there’s a SPOILER ALERT for the last series buried in that article, so if you haven’t watched series 5 yet, don’t read it!!)

Brit actor Henry Cavill is starring in new Netflix fantasy series The Witcher (trailer at link).

Have you heard who’s involved in the new movie Cats? Idris Elba, James Corden, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, and oh yeah, Taylor Swift. (Related: Here’s the trailer.)

James Corden is everywhere! Now he’s developing a new animated series for Fox.

Fargo season 4 casting news: Brit Ben Whishaw joins the cast.

New stage show “What’s in a Name?” will travel around the UK, and be headlined by Joe Thomas (one of the stars of The Inbetweeners).

Comedian Frankie Boyle is set to tour his home country of Scotland, and BBC Two is going to broadcast a four-part special about the tour.

Dead Pixels series 2 has been ordered by E4. (Related: E4 has also ordered a pilot of The Colonel Banjoko Show, in which comedian “Samson Kayo will host a comedy entertainment show in character as a fictional African dictator .”)

Emmy Nominations List 2019: Lotsa good Brit stuff here, including Bodyguard, Fleabag, Brit actors Kit Harrington and Lena Headey, and more!

Ever heard of the Saturn Awards (run by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films)? Me either, but Jodie Whittaker and Doctor Who have been nominated for Best Science Fiction TV Series.

The BBC and ITV have signed an agreement to bring BritBox to the UK. (Variety asks: will it be a hit or a flop?)

Why consumers are already losing in the streaming wars.”

Last but not least: Ten Interesting Facts (about one of my favorite shows) Gavin & Stacey.

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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