A selection of British TV news from the past week:
First, the heartbreaking news: Emma Chambers, the actress best known for her role as Alice the verger on the comedy series The Vicar of Dibley, has died, at the age of 53. They’ve posted a nice tribute over at Tellyvisions, among other places.
Doctor Who series 11 will start later than thought.
I had no idea that Martin Freeman was in the new movie Black Panther. Did you know that?
Iain M. Banks’s Culture novels will be adapted for the screen.
Idris Elba is starring in a new comedy series…set in 1980s London.
The BBC’s next Agatha Christie adaptation…Revealed!
New on Netflix: Sean Bean’s new series The Frankenstein Chronicles.
Netflix has also picked up the BBC’s series Collateral.
The team behind Fleabag is set to work on another rom-com sitcom.
The medical drama Trust Me is getting a second series, but will have to go on without its star, Jodie Whittaker (a.k.a. Doctor Who).
Porridge, on the other hand, has been canceled.
Ioan Gruffudd says he is finally getting the parts he wants…now that he’s in his forties. Huh. As a woman, I say, what must it be like to actually get better roles in your 40s? (Better anything, really. Bitter much?)
Stephen Fry: Is battling prostate cancer.
List of Tom Hardy movies currently available on Netflix.
The BBC miniseries The Politician’s Husband (which starred Emily Watson and David Tennant) will be getting an American remake.
Brit movie news: On Chesil Beach (based on the Ian McEwan novel)…Trailer.
Are Danny Boyle and John Hodge (the team behind the movie Trainspotting, one of my favey faves) going to work on the next Bond movie?
God love ’em: The BBC would like to become “the best place for women to work.”
Have a great week watching (British) TV!