Brit Telly Headlines: 5 November 2019.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Here’s the week’s recaps: The Durrells in Corfu, series 4, episode 6–the series finale; Poldark, series 5 episode 6; Press, episode 5; The Great British Baking Show series 7, finale.

New drama from BBC One, Gold Digger: Trailer.

BBC Two’s Vienna Blood: Trailer.

Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia: Trailer.

The new season of Doctor Who: Teaser trailer.

It’s going to be hard to top the first trailer, but here’s the latest trailer for The New Pope, starring Jude Law.

BBC Four’s The Sinner: Trailer.

The Brokenwood Mysteries, series 6: Premiere date (okay, it’s the UK premiere date, but that means eventually it will get to the US). Ditto for The War of the Worlds.

How faithful is the new His Dark Materials adaptation to its source material? Related: The program has begun and reviews are mixed (with UK reviewers being more positive than US reviewers).

The Crown series 3: Review.

The Young Offenders series 2: Review.

The BBC is rebooting the miniseries State of Play, with its original creator Paul Abbott. I’m sorry, I just think it’s going to be hard to top the original, one of the best miniseries ever.

The trailer for the new Dracula is just out, and already Mark Gatiss is hinting at a second series.

The entire BBC Earth Library will be leaving Netflix in December 2019.

New on Netflix this week: a movie I’ve never heard of (Takers) which includes Idris Elba in its cast.

Mark Strong’s series Temple will be back for a second season on Sky.

Channel 4’s Deadwater Fell (starring David Tennant): First look images.

BBC Two has a new “factual drama” coming: Responsible Child.

BBC Three’s Normal People (based on a book by Sally Rooney): First look images.

New drama Guilt: Stars Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives.

Did you know the BBC still has strict impartiality rules? Reviewers think those rules dampened the fun that could be had with Little Britain’s Brexit radio program.

ITV has a new X Factor called X Factor: The Band. (Related: Are we finally falling out of love with the TV talent show?)

ITV has been accused of “corporate failure of responsibility” for guests who appeared on Jeremy Kyle’s abusive show.

Sky One drama Intergalactic: Casting news.

I kind of wish I still cared about Ewan McGregor, enough to comment on this story about his return as Obi-Wan, but I just don’t like him much anymore.

Olivia Colman and Phoebe Waller-Bridge just teamed up on a duet to benefit children.

9 British Shows to Stream this November.

Sharon Horgan will star in a new movie with…Vince Vaughn?

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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