Brit Telly Headlines: 29 October 2019.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Here’s the week’s recaps: The Durrells in Corfu, season 4 episode 5; Poldark, season 5 episode 5; Press episode 4.

I’m totally, totally bored by the Ned Despard storyline on Poldark, but if you’re interested, here’s some background on the real-life Edward Marcus Despard. (He sounds like an interesting person, actually. But his storyline just isn’t what I watch Poldark for.)

The Great British Baking Show series 7 semi-final: Recap.

The His Dark Materials miniseries starts internationally (on HBO) on November 4.

Julian Fellowes’s new drama Belgravia: Trailer.

The Crown season 3: Full trailer.

BBC One trailer: Dracula.

The End of the F***ing World: Series 2 trailer. (Related: Enjoy it now. There’s not going to be a season 3.)

Last Tango in Halifax series five: First look images.

Friday Night Dinner season 6: Has started filming!

This is my favorite headline of the week: Hugh Laurie developing Agatha Christie project for the BBC. I love Hugh Laurie! I love Agatha Christie! I love the BBC! My head is going to explode!

The Little Britain cast will reunite for a Brexit-themed radio show.

Coming to Netflix this week: The King. (Here’s the trailer.)

Channel 4’s miniseries The Accident is getting slammed over its actors’ “terrible Welsh accents.”

A “missing episode” of Doctor Who, “Fury from the Deep,” will be remade in animated form in 2020.

The series Not Going Out is airing a Halloween special in the UK this week.

CBBC and BBC Wales are filming an adaptation of The Snow Spider trilogy.

BBC One drama The Trial of Christine Keeler: First look images.

BBC Two’s documentary series Hospital will be back for a fifth season. (BBC Two has also renewed its legal comedy Defending the Guilty for a second season.)

ITV has NOT renewed period drama Beecham House for a second season.

New drama Salisbury: Casting news (it will star Anne-Marie Duff, one of my all-time favorite actors).

Rob Brydon is hitting the road with his band!

The Britannia Awards will honor Phoebe Waller-Bridge this year.

The BBC is “under threat” in the wake of streaming battles.

James Bond 25, aka No Time To Die, evidently has three possible endings.

Anglotopia is offering new puzzles and Advent calendars for sale.

And, just for fun, and because his parents were Brits so he’s an honorary Brit, I LOVE PAUL RUDD SO MUCH. I’m so glad he’s doing well, I feel like I knew him when, because I’ve been in love with him since Clueless.

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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