A selection of British TV news from the past week:
Outlander series 5, episode 1: Review.
BIG news about The Crown: The fifth season will star Imelda Staunton as the Queen, and that seasons will also be the show’s last. (Previously, six seasons had been planned.)
Grantchester series 4 will be on Amazon Prime starting on Feb. 25.
Last Tango in Halifax series 5: Trailer.
SkyOne comedy Intelligence: Trailer.
Top Gear is moving to BBC One for the first time ever.
Will there be a second season of The Stranger (starring Richard Armitage) on Netflix?
It’s official (and SPOILERS at this article): Ardal O’Hanlon’s final episode of Death in Paradise has aired, and left viewers “crying.” Related: Meet the new detective taking O’Hanlon’s place on the popular mystery series.
God love Channel 4, they’re running a documentary titled Bring Back the Bush: Where Did Our Public Hair Go?
Endeavour season 7 “was influenced by #MeToo movement,” says Shaun Evans.
Happy 80th Birthday, David Jason!
Voice actor Harley Bird has quit the job of voicing Peppa Pig, after thirteen years.
Nicholas Parsons has died, at age 96.
The BBC is looking to cut 450 jobs in their news division. Meanwhile, BBC iPlayer had its best year yet. In related news: The BBC license fee is set to increase this April.
There was controversy at the National Television Awards, as Mrs. Brown’s Boys dared to beat out Fleabag as Best Comedy. Also see this article.
National Television Awards: Full list of winners.
23 books being made into films in 2020…including The Witches, Artemis Fowl, and Death on the Nile!
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