Brit Telly Headlines: 24 March 2020.

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How’s everyone hanging in? It is our continued wish that you are all staying home and staying as healthy as possible.

Now, a selection of British TV news from the past week:

Outlandler series 5, episode 6: Recap; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series 1, episode 12: Recap.

Call the Midwife series 9: Trailer. (Although the show has postponed filming for the next Christmas special and season.)

Red Dwarf: The Promised Land: Trailer.

Save Me, season 2: Trailer.

New on Netflix this week: The English Game (it’s a period drama about the origin of football/soccer by Julian Fellowes; here’s a review of it). And: what’s the “Best of British” on Netflix just now?

Will there be another season of Doctor Foster? Star Suranne Jones thinks, probably not.

Coming in April to Sky Comedy: Run. Here’s a new trailer.

Billions (a Showtime show but starring Brit Damian Lewis): Season 5 Trailer.

Who gave the early seasons of The Great British Bake Off that kinder, gentler feel we all knew and loved? In no small part, hosts Mel and Sue.

New drama starring Martin Compston and Sophie Rundle, The Nest: Review.

There will be a third series of BBC Three’s Eating with My Ex.

Amazon has made a bunch of kids’ movies, including Peppa Pig, freely accessible.

That didn’t take long: Jamie Oliver is doing a coronavirus cooking show (Keep Cooking and Carry On).

When times get tough…everyone should watch some Doctor Who together (well, virtually together). Also: 9 changes Doctor Who fans want made when the series returns.

Soaps Emmerdale and Coronation Street have suspended production. EastEnders and Casualty are on hiatus as well.

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is filming without an audience…and scoring huge ratings.

Royal Television Society Programme Awards: Winners.

BAFTA TV Awards 2020 have been postponed.

A social distancing PSA you’re actually going to want to watch: by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.

Introverted? Wanna write? Isolated right now? “The BBC is looking for original scripts about self-isolation to be made into short films.

Enjoy: “The Ultimate Great British Bake Off Quiz.

The Guardian offers their top 50 picks for binge-worthy shows.

AMEN: “We need to be entertained by television more than ever in these troubling times.” And, god love the BBC, they’re doing all they can to keep you up on your culture in these troubling times.

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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