Brit Telly Headlines: 31 October 2017.

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A selection of British TV news from the past week:

BBC Worldwide has dropped the Weinstein Company from its plans to adapt Les Miserables.

Oh, Ewan McGregor, you have broken my heart. Please, anyone, if you hear of James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff splitting up, just please don’t tell me, okay?

ITV is planning a new conspiracy thriller series, starring John Simm.

Doctor Who has a new producer. (And: is the series selling us short, with only ten episodes?)

Sky has landed a new Moomins series, to star the voice talents of Kate Winslet and Rosamund Pike.

The adaptation of Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches: casting news.

What is Benedict Cumberbatch doing in Glasgow?

The Crown has cast Olivia Colman to play Queen Elizabeth II in its next two seasons.

The producer of The Night Manager is working on its next adaptation: a novel by British author Andrew Michael Hurley.

Brit movie news: Phantom Thread trailer (it’s being heralded as “Daniel Day-Lewis’s last film.”)

Blackadder’s greatest episodes.

Black Mirror series 3: Review.

Royal Documentaries (to watch on BritBox).

Check out what’s coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in November (Netflix has series 3 of Broadchurch; Hulu has season 5 of Scott & Bailey; Amazon Prime has season 1 of Dark Angel).

Have a great week watching (British) TV!

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