Brit Telly Headlines: 24 September 2019.


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.

Ready for the Brit version of The Apprentice?

The BBC is adapting David Nicholls’s novel Us.

Netflix UK has set a premiere date for season 3 of Anne with an E.

Drama The Royals (starring Elizabeth Hurley) as found a new home at Channel 5’s VOD service My5.

The writers of The Inbetweeners are working on a new comedy about football (soccer): The New Team.

A new American show titled Carla (based on Miranda Hart’s show Miranda) will star Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons. I can’t help it. I think it’s a terrible idea. You?

BBC One’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse has wrapped up filming.

BBC One animated adaptation of The Snail and the Whale will star the voice talents of Rob Brydon, Sally Hawkins, and Diana Rigg.

Cast revealed for Simon Pegg’s and Nick Frost’s new comedy Truth Seekers.

Casting news: for Lethal White, the next in the series of J.K. Rowling’s Cormorant Strike novel adaptations.

The Worzel Gummidge reboot has added Michael Palin and Zoe Wanamaker to its cast.

A new BBC Radio series will feature Steve Martin discussing art history.

Jason Isaacs doesn’t think a third season of The OA is going to happen.

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.

BritBox will soon include content from Channel 5 and Comedy Central.

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.

“Ten Interesting Facts about Poldark (Books and TV Shows).”

The readers of The Guardian list their favorite shows since 2000.

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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