A selection of British TV news from the past week:
A new season of Luther has started! Here’s the episode 1 recap.
Ricky Gervais’s series After Life is coming back for a second season in 2020.
New period drama: Beecham House.
Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain (which I’ve never heard of, but I love that title): will get a second series on BBC Two. (And here’s another title I love, that’s going to be a series on BBC Two: The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk.)
Drama Last Tango in Halifax will be back in 2020!
A new remake of Rebecca is planned...starring Keeley Hawes!!
New drama being planned by Acorn and RTE: Dead Still.
A new documentary about the “crisis in care” in Britain’s age of austerity.
At what point did the sitcom Men Behaving Badly (a hit in the 1990s) go slightly off the rails?
Paul Darrow, one of the stars of Blake’s 7, has died.
South Bank Sky Arts Awards: lots of great TV shows in the running!
Somebody already had it figured out in 1975, when The Observer asked, Is British TV the Best in the World? (YES.)
Did you know Phoebe Waller-Bridge (creator of hits Fleabag and Killing Eve): is also co-writing the Bond 25 movie?
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!