Brit Telly Headlines: 28 July 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?

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series 3, episode 4: Recap.

His Dark Materials series two: Trailer. (Phoebe Waller-Bridge has joined the cast, but James McAvoy will not be in this season at all.)

Lovecraft Country (on Sky Atlantic): Trailer.

Truth Seekers (starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost): Teaser trailer.

Death in Paradise has begun production on its tenth series. (Related: How did this series get started back to production so quickly?)

The Great British Bake-Off 2020 will feature “longer episodes and extra ad break.” (They’ve just started filming.)

Killing Eve series 4: Delayed.

Coming to PBS in September: A new season of Last Tango in Halifax.

Coming to Netflix in August: The Fall.

Grantchester will get a sixth series.

Just announced: there will be a prequel series to The Witcher.

Red Dwarf: Is there more yet to come?

ITV has commissioned a new project of short films “relating to Black Lives Matter,” titled Unsaid Stories.

ITV to launch Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club.

Will there be a Beecham House series two?

New BBC drama A Suitable Boy: Review.

BBC One drama Anthony: Review.

Wow. Has it already been ten years since Steven Moffat’s and Mark Gatiss’s Sherlock premiered?

ITV to go in search of “Britain’s Favourite Detective.”

The Beebs almost turned down Jed Mercurio’s Line of Duty?

BritBox expanding its services to 25 more countries! (They have also commissioned four new drama series.)

Who should play Prince Philip in series 5 of The Crown? (By the way: the earliest we’ll probably see series five is 2022.)

New BBC comedy Mandy: Casting news.

BBC One’s adaptation of The Pursuit of Love will star Lily James, Andrew Scott, and Dominic West.

Russell T. Davies on diversity in Years and Years: “I know what it’s like to be not seen.”

Rosamund Pike on playing Marie Curie.

Suranne Jones to star in the second series of I Am.

First image of Hugh Laurie in the new political thriller Roadkill.

Supernanny Jo Frost is back on E4.

Tom Ellis: Pays tribute to a fan who fought to keep Lucifer going.

The Best Shows on Netflix (including Nadiya’s Time to Eat, hosted by the winner of series 6 of The Great British Bake-Off).

Casino Royale coming to Netflix in August.

Come on, how great would a Derry Girls movie be?

Anglotopia podcast: “Make Your Summer a Little More British.”

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