Brit Telly Headlines: 3 September 2019.


A personal note: Thanks to everyone who came out to McFarland Public Library last week to see our presentation, “A Whirlwind Tour of British TV.” I had so much fun and hope you did too!

A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Recap (if you’re in the UK) of Peaky Blinders, series 5, episode 3. (Related: Is the sudden popularity of the names “Arthur” and “Ada” attributable to Peaky Blinders–which features characters of the same names?) Also in the UK: the final ever episode of Poldark has aired (spoilers there; watch out). Or has it?

Anglotopia’s got your back: here’s what’s new in September on Britbox. (Please also note that Anglotopia is now offering their gorgeous 2020 calendars for sale.)

Coming to Netflix this week: The Great British Baking Show (collection 7). Also in September: Serial Killer with Piers Morgan, and Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father.

Coming to Amazon Prime in September: Victoria, season 3.

New period drama: World on Fire (trailer).

Top Boy: What’s in store for season 3?

Coming to Masterpiece this autumn: newsroom drama Press.

Outlander will be back on Starz in February 2020.

Billie Piper’s new Sky drama I Hate Suzie will air in 2020.

New drama from Sky Atlantic: Zero Zero Zero (trailer).

New drama from BBC One: The Nest, to star Sophie Rundle and Martin Compston.

The New Pope (a co-production of Sky Atlantic, HBO, and Canal+), will air later this year (hopefully). Even the trailer (available at that link), is described as “brilliantly camp,” and yes, features star Jude Law striding along in white speedos.

New “short-form series” from BBC Studios (each episode lasts about ten minutes): Cheaters.

The latest series of The Great British Bake Off: Review.

BBC conspiracy thriller The Capture: Meet the cast.

Biopic Louis Wain (starring Benedict Cumberbatch): First look.

Bafta’s British Artist of the Year Award goes to: Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Terrance Dicks, “veteran Doctor Who writer,” has died.

This list of the “40 best TV shows coming this autumn” refers to programs airing in the UK, but eventually they’ll come here, right? (At least I hope they do. I cannot WAIT to see the new His Dark Materials starring James McAvoy.)

“How same-sex romances became soaps’ hottest storylines.”

Is the age of binge watching over?

New movie starring Brits Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones: The Aeronauts. Also in new Brit movie news: The King, trailer.

How I love you, the BBC: they’re launching an alternative to Amazon’s Alexa that can actually understand regional UK accents.

What’s your take on male nudity on TV? This writer says let it all hang out.

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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