Brit Telly Headlines: 23 June 2020.


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?

Beecham House episode 2: Recap; Grantchester series 5, episode 2: Recap; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series 2, episode 12: Recap.

Coming to Netflix this week: Marcella.

BBC Two’s comedy There She Goes, season 2: Trailer.

YAY! The BBC’s The Salisbury Poisonings will make it to the U.S. this autumn.

Season 5 of Lucifer will premiere on Netflix in August.

New comedy pilot Heart to Heart will include (the voice of) David Tennant.

(SPOILERS) The ending of The Luminaries: Explained.

The BBC is trying to do a lot of interesting things during the age of coronavirus…including Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.

The Beebs is also making a “£100 million commitment to diverse productions and talent.”

Sir Ian Holm: has died. Journey well, Bilbo.

Wartime singer Dame Vera Lynn has died, aged 103.

Gerard Butler to star in new action thriller Kandahar.

Jodie Whittaker, James Corden, and David Tennant...all in the same place!

Tobias Menzies on playing Prince Philip.

A new Dr. Michael Mosley special is coming to Channel 4. (I LOVE Michael Mosley, he’s adorable.)

Joanne Froggatt to star in new Apple podcast The Harrowing.

Olivia Colman and Regina King: “Awards catnip“?

The author of the Outlander books is writing a prequel to the series.

ITV is trying to replace some of its soap content with “archive specials.

Sky and Discovery have renewed their partnership.

The British media production sector is moving forward “gingerly.

What went wrong with the King Arthur movie that starred Charlie Hunnam?

“The 9 Most Baffling Problems with Artemis Fowl.

The King’s Man: Trailer.

“6 Jane Austen Adaptations You Can Stream Right Now”

Anglotopia is doing a wonderful job of reviewing alternatives to UKTV Everywhere (UKTV2GO.)

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