A selection of British TV news from the past week:
The big news, of course: Brit actors and content dominated at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards. Even Australian actor Russell Crowe won for Best Actor in a Television Limited Series (although he couldn’t accept his award in person; he was home in Australia “protecting his family from the devastating bush fires.”
The other big news: Ricky Gervais hosted the hell out of the program. Love him or hate him, he gets people talking. (And once you got past the monologue…there was still this right-on quip about Harvey Weinstein.)
The New Pope (yeah, it’s by an Italian creator, but it stars Brit Jude Law): Review.
Outlander series 5: Trailer.
Death in Paradise series 9: Trailer.
Silent Witness series 23: Trailer.
New BBC One comedy King Gary: Trailer.
Gavin and Stacey‘s Christmas special became the highest-rated scripted show of the decade.
From the “I wouldn’t have guessed that” Files: ITV’s crime drama Bancroft beat out the BBC’s Dracula in this week’s rating battles. (Related: Dracula co-creator Mark Gatiss will star in a new Dracula prequel series, Dracula’s Guests.) Related: Here’s a review of Dracula.
Cult favorite Inside No. 9 will get a sixth series.
There’s going to be a Celebrity Great British Bake-Off…and American Richard Dreyfuss is going to be one of the contestants.
Amazon and the BBC will co-produce a show (The Offenders) created by Stephen Merchant (best known for co-creating The Office) and Elgin James.
You think they’re already looking for a new Doctor to replace Jodie Whittaker on Doctor Who?
ITV’s Vera, series 10: Meet the Cast.
Andrew Scott confirms that he is working on another project with Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Gordon Ramsay is developing a “single-camera chef comedy” for Fox.
Princess Beatrice’s wedding will not be televised (both the BBC and the ITV declined the right to film the event).
Brit TV medium Derek Acorah: has died.
Will the movie Knives Out get a sequel?
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