Brit Telly Headlines: 4 December 2018.

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A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Luther: Series five trailer.

The Doctor Who New Year’s Special will not be “new year’s themed.”

Call the Midwife holiday 2018 special: Sneak peek.

New BBC2 drama Death and Nightingales: Review.

Netflix is adapting Roald Dahl’s novels.

Acorn TV has “lots more Martin Clunes” for American viewers in 2019.

Filming will resume on series White Gold (as star Ed Westwick is back, having been cleared of sexual assault charges).

The team behind Sherlock is working on a Dracula series…and they just cast their star.

Jodie Whittaker to host CBeebies bedtime stories.

Highclere Castle (where Downton Abbey was filmed) is hosting the “Downton Abbey Christmas Experience.

It includes American shows, but the Guardian is running a list of the year’s 50 best TV shows.

Not TV, but good news nonetheless: Shaun of the Dead is coming to Netflix in December. (Related: David Attenborough’s documentary Blue Planet is coming to Netflix this week as well.)

The British Independent Film Awards took place over last weekend.

“A very British Christmas.” Sigh. Imagine traveling around Great Britain around the holidays. I mean, sure, I’d miss all the family dysfunction, but still… (Related: Anglotopia is also running a book giveaway.)

Have a great week, watching (British) TV!

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