Brit Telly Headlines: 7 August 2018.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

PBS will air season 3 of Victoria in January 2019.

HBO is doing a new adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife: and Steven Moffat will write it.

Acorn TV has greenlit a new murder mystery program by the writer of Doc Martin.

An appreciation of the Britcom Only Fools and Horses. (Related: Speaking of the star of Only Fools and Horses, David Jason, he’ll be starring in a new travel program.)

Doctor Who series 11: has finished filming.

Diana Gabaldon on her writing process for the Outlander series.

The story behind the story of the BBC America hit Killing Eve.

New BBC One drama Gold Digger to star Julia Ormond.

New anime-style series gen:LOCK will feature the voice talents of David Tennant.

They’re trying to make a movie out of the creepy drama Black Mirror, but it’s stuck in “development hell.”

The Love Island finale was watched by 4 million viewers.

John Cleese on the modern state of comedy.

Comedian Barry Chuckle and half of The Chuckle Brothers duo: has died.

Christopher Robin: Review. (Related: It’s been banned in China.)

Venom (starring Tom Hardy; you know I have to include Tom Hardy news wherever I can): Trailer.

Are we in a cycle of “boom and bust TV“?

And, just for fun: it’s not about British TV, but this “history of the recap” (the type of writing that runs down the plot points of TV shows by episode) is an interesting read. Let’s hear it for recaps–I don’t have the energy to actually watch Poldark anymore (I’m saving up time to just re-read the original books), but Telly Visions recaps them for me!

Have a great week, watching (British) TV!

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