Brit Telly Headlines: 31 March 2020.


We know. It is a worrisome time. But we hope you are staying healthy (and indoors) and watching the best TV in the world: British TV.

Now, a selection of British TV news from the past week:

Call the Midwife series 9, episode 1: Recap; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series 1, finale: Recap.

On Netflix this week: new episodes of Thomas and Friends (just in time for the kids to be home all. the. time.).

New to Amazon Prime in April: Brit series Foyle’s War, Mister Selfridge, Belgravia, and Run.

Doctor Who Rose sequel to be shown online.

Well, coronavirus is good for something: Killing Eve season 3 to premiere 2 weeks early. The trailer is here. (The Beebs has also picked up the UK rights for season 4.)

Peaky Blinders season 6: sneak peek.

Little Britain could be revived on Netflix,” according to Matt Lucas.

Have you ever heard of this Born to Be Different show? I really want to see it.*

Guest post at Anglotopia: “Let’s Save Sanditon!”

I still say it’s wrong that they’re making an American version of Friday Night Dinner.

Did anybody watch James Corden’s special last night? How was it?

Where is BBC One’s drama The Nest filmed?

The Great Celebrity Bake Off provides a nice break from coronavirus news…complete with injuries. (Related: The filming of the regular version has been delayed due to coronavirus, it has just been announced.)

I haven’t loved him quite as much since he broke up with Anne-Marie Duff (because who in their right mind breaks up with the talented and beautiful Anne-Marie Duff?) but this headline has me loving him big-time: “James McAvoy has donated £275,000 to a crowdfunding campaign for the NHS.”

Malfoys Sr. and Jr. share video call to support the British Red Cross.

Meghan Markle’s first new job: narrating the Disney+ film Elephant.

The BBC reveals how it will combat fake news during the pandemic.

The Globe is making recordings of its plays so you can watch them free online!

BBC radio stations to “join together for ‘Great British Singalong.'” Radio 4 has also launched a comedy series about the coronavirus isolation. Related: The BBC is also donating money from its commercial BBC Studios to Film and TV Charity (to help those out of work in the industry). Have I mentioned lately how much I love the BBC?

Hobbs & Shaw 2 (starring Brit Jason Statham) is officially in development, according to Dwayne Johnson.

List from The Guardian: “30 Hidden Gems to Stream.”

Please note: this is an American show, but I caught some of it, and it’s worth watching: PBS public housing documentary East Lake Meadows.

And, last but certainly not least: “Five British Things to Do When You’re Stuck Indoors.”

*I just watched the first episode. Wow. Go watch it.

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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