Brit Telly Headlines: 28 January 2020.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Doctor Who series 12, episode five: Recap.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries season 1 episode 4: Recap; Vienna Blood season 1 episode 2: Recap; Sanditon episode 4: Recap; Howard’s End episode 3: Recap.

Jodie Whittaker will continue to be the Doctor in series 13. (Related: Guess who came back in a guest spot on Doctor Who? And: the series has introduced its first black Doctor, who told Whittaker’s 13th incarnation, “You’re in my future.”)

Julian Fellowes’s new series Belgravia will premiere on the Epix network in April. (In other Julian Fellowes news, he says he’s going to start writing a Downton Abbey sequel “soon.“)

The new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse (starring Rufus Sewell): Trailer.

BBC One’s drama The Split: Series 2 trailer.

It’s been confirmed, Little Britain will be coming back, but The Guardian asks, “was it ever really funny?”

UK premiere dates have been set for new episodes of Midsomer Murders, Shakespeare & Hathaway (series 3), and Inside No. 9.

Coming to Netflix in February 2020: A new Shaun the Sheep movie!

It’s HBO, but with an Aussie and Brit starring: The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant: Trailer.

ITV orders surveillance thriller titled Viewpoint.

Johnny Flynn will join Andrew Scott in the new adaptation Ripley (based on Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley novels).

BBC One series Baptiste: there will be a second season.

Gill Hornby’s novel Miss Austen will be adapted for TV.

Coronation Street is celebrating their 10,000th episode!

The new Top Gear, series 2: Review.

God how I love the Brits: this week on Channel 4 they’re airing a documentary titled Bring Back the Bush: Where Did Our Public Hair Go?

The BBC has cancelled the weekly news Victoria Derbyshire show to save costs.

The cast of Avenue 5: Who’s British and who’s American (the show itself is an HBO/Sky co-production)?

Netflix is releasing a soundtrack for The Witcher.

BBC Three’s This Country will end after the third series.

Monthy Python legend Terry Jones: has died.

Douglas Henshall will join series 2 of Channel 4’s comedy Home. (And here’s the trailer for that.)

Stephen Fry has a new podcast!

Ewan McGregor tries to explain what is going on with Disney+ and his new series Obi-Wan.

Ruth Jones and James Corden “hope to bring back Gavin & Stacey again.” 2019 Award Winners.

The James Bond rumor mill is grinding again: could Outlander‘s Sam Heughan be the next Bond? (Related: Daniel Craig is not opposed to starring in a Knives Out sequel.)

Wow, somebody is a big enough fan of Guy Ritchie and his movies to rank the “10 Best Guy Ritchie Movie Characters.” That is dedication I can admire.

List: The Best Films to Watch on BritBox.

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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