Brit Telly Headlines: 3 December 2019


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

His Dark Materials episode five: Review. (And here’s the episode 4 recap.)

BBC Two crime thriller Giri/Haji: Review.

BBC One’s Gavin and Stacey Christmas special: Trailer. Bancroft series two: Trailer.

There’s a brand new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma coming in 2020! See the trailer here. Although: it is going to be so hard to top Jonny Lee Miller’s Mr. Knightley.

Big news for Douglas Henshall and crime drama fans: Shetland will be getting two more series!

First look at Mary Berry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in a new Christmas baking special.

Doctor Who series 13 is already in the works. (And: here’s a new trailer for Series 12; it will premiere on BBC America on January 1, 2020.)

No Agatha Christie adaptation is planned to air at Christmas time on the BBC this year (unlike the last four years), but hang tight: two new adaptations are in the works.

I think I’ve posted about this before, but I’m so excited I have to post again. Helen McCrory and Hugh Laurie (two of my absolute faves) are set to star together in the new political drama Roadkill.

International production (starring Brit Jude Law, and how) The New Pope: will be on HBO on Jan. 13.

First look images from Sky’s drama Save Me Too (starring Lennie James).

BBC announces new daytime show: The Bidding Room. Meanwhile, a new ITV series will take you behind the scenes at the posh Savoy Hotel.

What did The Crown get right in season 3? (Related: Claire Foy will be seen again–in flashbacks–in series 4.)

David Tennant will star as serial killer Dennis Nilsen in ITV drama Des.

What are writer Steven Moffat and actor Karen Gillan working on?

Top Gear Christmas specials: What you need to know.

New this month on Amazon Prime: The Aeronauts, a movie starring Brits Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

New sitcom pilots on BBC Scotland.

Rose d’Or Award Winner: Michael McIntyre’s Big Show.

John Barrowman has had to cancel some live performances in his touring Christmas show due to a “severe neck injury.

Jeremy Irons on his role in HBO’s Watchmen series.

The Prince Andrew “car wreck” (as his TV interview about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein has been labeled) just goes on and on.

British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes: has died.

Obituary: for Australian-born author and television critic Clive James. And: obituary for writer and director Jonathan Miller.

The BBC’s People Just Do Nothing is set to return…as a movie!

Sneak peek at Bond 25, now known as No Time To Die (full trailer on Wednesday!!). How I love James Bond. Now they’re doing trailers for the trailers, awesome.

Ten British shows to stream in December.

Christmas 2019: The best of what the BBC has on offer.

Check out this fabulous list (and vote while you’re there): What do you think the best Brit show of the last decade has been?

Another great list: 60 best Brit shows of the past decade.

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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