Brit Telly Headlines: 30 July 2019.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Past week’s recap: Grantchester series 4, episode 2. (Which I got sucked into, by the way, and really enjoyed the sleuthing duo of Geordie and Leonard.) This week’s Grantchester recap: series 4, episode 3.

Meanwhile, we won’t get Poldark stateside until the end of September, but those lucky buggers in the U.K. are watching it already. Here’s the recap for season 5, episode 3.

New BBC One crime drama The Capture: Trailer.

New ITV drama A Confession (starring Martin Freeman): Trailer.

BritBox has landed the streaming rights to Death in Paradise. (Death in Paradise seasons 1-7 are also leaving Netflix in August.)

The producer of Downton Abbey will be adapting a Robert Harris novel, The Second Sleep, for television.

A new Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy adaptation is planned…by Hulu.

New BBC One drama from Jack Thorne: Best Interests.

ITV has ordered a new detective series titled Invisible.

ITV2 will show two new series of Love Island in 2020.

Netflix has scored the distribution rights to BBC series The A-List.

New Channel 4 animated special The Tiger Who Came to Tea will feature some star voiceover power.

Did you know there’s a group of Anabaptists (kind of like the Amish) in Great Britain, called the Bruderhof? I didn’t, but you can learn all about them in a new documentary titled Inside the Bruderhof.

Why exactly is Love Island so popular?

Can you picture Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes? He’s playing the detective in a new series based on Enola Holmes, Sherlock’s sister.

Doctor Who may air new episodes in 2019 after all.

Why I love Derry Girls: Sister Michael’s Best Bits from Series 2.

Andrew Davies on how he’s “sexed up” his latest adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sanditon. (Not sure how I feel about that, actually.) Anyway, here’s the first trailer for the program.

I love Matthew Macfadyen and so should you.

Michael Palin is set to have heart surgery.

Not British TV, but a Brit on TV: Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back has been renewed for a third season on Fox.

The first Downton Abbey movie hasn’t premiered yet, and there’s already talk of a sequel.

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!


    • And that’s one of the main reasons I love him–good taste in women! This is one of those things I’ve known for so long I assume every one else knows it too–I’ll have to do a post about Famous Brit Actor Couples!

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