A selection of British TV news from the past week:
Harlots series three: Trailer.
Soap Hollyoaks is turning 25 years old this year.
David Tennant will star in a new adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days.
Sky Arts will “air a celebration of the life and work” of Dame Maggie Smith.
Andrew Scott (Moriarty; and, also, the “sexy priest” from Fleabag): never expected to be a sex symbol.
Amazon is adapting Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time fantasy series, and they just added Rosamund Pike to the cast.
Irish actor Jessie Buckley is having a good year.
Lenny Henry will host a Morecambe and Wise retrospective.
BBC Radio sacked Danny Baker, but he’s relaunching his program as a podcast.
Michael Fassbender will star in a new spy movie.
The debate continues to rage about whether the BBC should be required to waive the TV license fee for everyone over 75 (not just the poorest members of that age class).
Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis on making movies in the UK.
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