Brit Telly Headlines: 8 October 2019.


A selection of British TV news from the past week:

Here’s the weeks recaps: Poldark series 5 episode 2; The Durrells in Corfu series 4 episode 2; The Great British Baking Show series 7 episode 6.

Peaky Blinders series 5 will finally be on Netflix this week!

Outlander series 5: Trailer.

His Dark Materials: New trailer.

Lost in Space series 2 (starring Toby Stephens!): Trailer.

Starz crime drama Dublin Murders will arrive this fall.

Doctor Who series 12: Jodie Whittaker on the show’s filming progress.

Line of Duty: Will there be a sixth series?

BBC One has set a premiere date for the sixth series of Still Open All Hours.

Nick Hornby’s series of 10-minute episodes, State of the Union: Review.

The BBC One series Ghosts has been renewed through series 3.

Has The Great British Bake-Off lost its way?

All Creatures Great and Small (the reboot): Casting news.

Boys, a new show from Russell T. Davies, will star Olly Alexander, Keeley Hawes, and Stephen Fry.

The new Children in Need charity album will feature Jodie Whittaker and David Tennant (among others).

Sharon Horgan’s unstoppable rise as master of honest comedy.”

Rupert Penry-Jones has joined the cast of the Australian thriller The Commons, but I have no idea when we’ll be able to see it, as it will be shown on something called Stan? God help me, I can’t even keep up with the names of the networks and streaming sites.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge starred in a SNL spoof of Love Island.

Helena Bonham-Carter has consulted a psychic to help her understand Princess Margaret (who she’ll be playing in the new season of The Crown).

Christopher Eccleston says he was “vilified” during his time as Doctor Who.

Jeremy Clarkson announces his new Amazon show I Bought the Farm.

Journalist and presenter Peter Sissons: has died.

BBC Two has ordered a sitcom by Lee Mack: Semi-Detached.

The Radio Times does a fantastic job of describing shows and where they currently stream. Here’s their rundown for comedy classic The IT Crowd.

The BBC is revamping their iPlayer service.

BBC Archive release marks 50th anniversary of Monty Python.

Brit viewers pick their “favourite telly villains.”

Gift ideas for Strictly Come Dancing fans!

Kenneth Branagh’s next Poirot movie: Casting news.

1917: New trailer.

New Guy Ritchie film The Gentlemen: Trailer. (Related: Ritchie’s new film, not yet in production, will find him teaming up again with Jason Statham.)

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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