Brit Telly Headlines: 26 May 2020.


Look away from the news. Here’s my two-part pandemic plan: 1. Stay home as much as possible, and 2. Watch lots of British TV. Join me, won’t you?

Killing Eve season 3, episode 7: Recap; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series 2, episode 8: Recap; Belgravia episode 6: Recap.

Endeavour series 7 will premiere on Masterpiece this autumn!

Outlander series 6: When is it going to happen?

Larry Lamb (you know him as Mick on Gavin & Stacey) hints that more specials of Gavin & Stacey might be made.

Covid-19 is making it difficult to start filming on the new series of The Crown.

The Nest was BBC One’s biggest new drama launch of the year.

Sky One’s comedy In the Long Run (starring Idris Elba) will get a third season.

New football comedy on BBC Two: The First Team.

Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature announce new shows.

A new documentary about ramping up “loo roll” production during the lockdown: Keeping Britain Going.

God love the BBC…they’re offering a new service called “BBC Together”: which allows “viewers to watch the latest BBC shows along with friends and families located elsewhere in the country.”

The miniseries Normal People was so successful that it might bring the whole channel of BBC Three back to broadcast. (Related: BBC Three will air a new comedy pilot by Phoebe Walsh: Behind the Filter.)

The complete BBC Shakespeare Collection is coming to BritBox.

Comedian Jack Whitehall will get two new series on BBC One.

David Tennant and Michael Sheen will reunite for “lockdown comedy Staged.”

Rob Brydon on The Trip to Greece.

Be still my beating heart: Richard Armitage is recording Chekhov’s short stories.

Ian McKellen and Lesley Manville are among those actors offering monologues for charity. Also for charity: a Line of Duty bloopers reel has been released to raise funds to buy PPE.

Brit actor Heather Chasen: has died.

BAFTA TV Award nominations to be announced on June 4.

Who was voted “Britain’s Best Comedy Character“?

“Most Popular Shows of 2019-2020.”

Less is More: Ten of the Best One-season TV Shows.”

The 20 Best BBC Three Shows.

Neat, in this age of visual effects: when they made the film Artemis Fowl, they actually built Fowl Manor.

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