Brit Telly Headlines: 7 July 2020.


Look away from the news. Here’s my two-part pandemic plan: 1. Stay home as much as possible, and 2. Watch lots of British TV. Join me, won’t you?

Beecham House episode 4: Recap; Grantchester, series 5 episode 4: Recap; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, season 3, episode 1: Recap.

There She Goes, series two: Trailer.

Period mystery Vienna Blood has been renewed for a second season.

Comedy Sandylands will get a second series on the UKTV Gold channel.

BBC Two and BBC Scotland have renewed Guilt for a second season as well.

Second series all around! Hulu’s The Great has also been renewed for season 2.

Peaky Blinders creator says the pandemic has forced changes to the show’s upcoming sixth season.

BBC Two has acquired the rights to Harlots.

EastEnders will “reset” when it returns to screens.

The scripts of Inside No. 9 are set to be published.

Earl Cameron (one of the first black actors to forge a successful career in the British film and TV industries): Has died at age 102.

Actor and writer Mike Walling: Has died.

Princess Anne’s 70th birthday is coming up…and so is a new documentary about her.

ITV has hired Nana Hughes as head of scripted comedy.

Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret in the fifth series of The Crown.

I’ve never had any interest in Neil Gaiman books, but if James McAvoy is helping to narrate The Sandman for Audible, I might have to get interested!

Fans want Sam Heughan to be the next James Bond. Not me. Idris Elba, baby, Idris Elba (although I’m also with the fans who voted for Aidan Turner or Cillian Murphy).

Michael Caine is hosting a new podcast about heists.

The BBC is set to cut 450 jobs.

DO consider getting the new book Adventures in Anglotopia, from the author behind It’s a great site and I can’t wait to see the book!

10 British shows to stream in July 2020.

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