A selection of British TV news from the past week:
It’s been a big, BIG week for British TV. The Brits dominated the 71st Emmy Awards. Big Emmy wins: For Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and Jodie Comer (the star of Killing Eve). Related: Too bad for fans of Fleabag, though; Waller-Bridge has once again confirmed there won’t be a season 3 of the hit series. Also? Acorn TV announced it has surpassed the one-million subscriber mark in the US and Canada. And, Netflix announced it is planning to spend a lot more on British-made content.
For UK viewers: Recap, the season 5 series finale of Peaky Blinders. Related: this finale scored the series’ highest ratings to date. (American viewers take note: season 5 is coming to Netflix in October.)
The Great British Baking Show series 7, episode four: Recap.
The Crown season three: Trailer.
Channel 4 drama The Accident: Trailer.
The writers of The Inbetweeners are working on a new comedy about football (soccer): The New Team.
BBC One animated adaptation of The Snail and the Whale will star the voice talents of Rob Brydon, Sally Hawkins, and Diana Rigg.
A new BBC Radio series will feature Steve Martin discussing art history.
Sean Bean has “started turning down roles where his character dies.” I love Sean Bean so much it hurts.
Ninth Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston on the character and class distinctions.
Damian Lewis: may be on the shortlist to play the new James Bond, but says “the great thing about Bond is how bad a spy he is.”
Comedy legend Jennifer Saunders is currently touring in a stage show of Blithe Spirit.
Funny Women Awards 2019: Winners.
TellyVisions liked The Downton Abbey movie. (Or, if you prefer, here’s a spoiler-free review of the film from Anglotopia.) Related: Fancy a stay at Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle)? It’s now listed on Airbnb.
The Secret Garden (starring Julie Walters and Colin Firth): Trailer.
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!