Brit Telly Headlines: 25 June 2019.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Luther season five finale: Recap. Endeavour, season six, episode two: Recap.

Drama/comedy series Cold Feet is getting a ninth series!

Harlots series three: Trailer.

Five new series you might enjoy on PBS this summer.

Soap Hollyoaks is turning 25 years old this year.

BBC Three has renewed Famalam for a third series.

ITV has banned “all-male comedy writers’ rooms.” (And speaking of ITV, they’ve released images from their new Jane Austen adaptation, Sanditon.)

The fabulous Keeley Hawes is setting up her own production company. (AND: That company will produce–and she’ll star in–a new drama titled Honour, for ITV.)

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.

Stephen Fry is working on adapting Kind Hearts and Coronets as a stage play.

The forthcoming ninth series of Still Game will be the last series.

BBC Books will publish a new Doctor Who book before Series 12 debuts in early 2020.

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).

Ten cracking facts about Wallace and Gromit.”

Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis on making movies in the UK.

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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