‘Spamalot’ movie based on ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ musical is happening – British Period Dramas

A big screen version of the hit Broadway musical Spamalot is going ahead. Based on 1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie, the musical comedy premiered on stage in 2004. Spamalot went on to

Source: ‘Spamalot’ movie based on ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ musical is happening – British Period Dramas

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‘Outlander’ stars on Scottish road trip in ‘Men in Kilts’ – trailer and start date revealed! – British Period Dramas

Starz has announced when Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham begins airing. The upcoming documentary series sees Outlander actors Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish embark on a road trip together around Scotland.

Source: ‘Outlander’ stars on Scottish road trip in ‘Men in Kilts’ – trailer and start date revealed! – British Period Dramas

This looks fantastic!

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‘His Dark Materials’ Renewed For Season 3 At HBO & BBC – Deadline

His Dark Materials is officially coming back for a third and final season.

Source: ‘His Dark Materials’ Renewed For Season 3 At HBO & BBC – Deadline

Wonderful news!

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Upcoming TV adaptations from books coming in 2021 – Radio Times

From The Pursuit of Love, to Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends,

read on for our top picks.

Source: Upcoming TV adaptations from books coming in 2021 – Radio Times

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Masterpiece preview: PBS reveals amazing line-up of new British shows coming in 2021 – British Period Dramas

It’s the 50th anniversary of PBS drama strand Masterpiece next month!

Bringing award-winning British television to American viewers for five decades, Masterpiece is celebrating with an incredible anniversary schedule in 2021.

Source: Masterpiece preview: PBS reveals amazing line-up of new British shows coming in 2021 – British Period Dramas

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BBC Select: BBC Studios Launches Streamer In US, Canada – Deadline

BBC Studios has pulled the curtain back on its latest streamer, BBC Select, which will go live across the U.S. and Canada early next year.

Source: BBC Select: BBC Studios Launches Streamer In US, Canada – Deadline

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First Diana, now Sir Mick: Crown creators to film drama on the rise of the Rolling Stones

It is due to be overseen by Nick Hornby, author of High Fidelity

Source: First Diana, now Sir Mick: Crown creators to film drama on the rise of the Rolling Stones

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Netflix Unveils Projects With Sam Mendes, Rowan Atkinson, Andy Serkis – Variety

Netflix has added seven new series to its original content slate out of the U.K., working with the likes of former “Mr. Bean” star Rowan Atkinson, Sam Mendes and Andy Serkis, along with…

Source: Netflix Unveils Projects With Sam Mendes, Rowan Atkinson, Andy Serkis – Variety

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British TV Christmas Specials on Acorn TV: 2020 Edition – I Heart British TV

 

One of the many wonderful things about British TV is the commitment to making great Christmas specials. Rather than just throwing in a Christmas tree in some

Source: British TV Christmas Specials on Acorn TV: 2020 Edition – I Heart British TV

 

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‘The Tail of the Curious Mouse’ trailer: Dawn French plays Beatrix Potter in new 1920s drama – British Period Dramas

Sky has released a trailer for Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse. The new 90-minute TV movie

Source: ‘The Tail of the Curious Mouse’ trailer: Dawn French plays Beatrix Potter in new 1920s drama – British Period Dramas

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21 Great British Period Dramas Set in the Edwardian Era – I Heart British TV

Compared to Queen Victoria’s long 63-year-and-seven-month reign, the Edwardian era is the mere blink of an eye. The Edwardian Era lasted just nine years, from

Source: 21 Great British Period Dramas Set in the Edwardian Era – I Heart British TV

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Cinderella: BBC Reunites Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter – Deadline

The Crown stars Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter are to star in a socially distanced pantomime staging of Cinderella for BBC Two.

Source: Cinderella: BBC Reunites Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter – Deadline

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Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole leaving Doctor Who with “emotional” send-off – Radio Times

The BBC has confirmed that two of Jodie Whittaker’s companions are leaving the series.

Source: Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole leaving Doctor Who with “emotional” send-off – Radio Times

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‘All Creatures Great And Small’: Channel 5 Confirms Season 2 Renewal – Deadline

ViacomCBS broadcaster Channel 5 has confirmed that period veterinary drama All Creatures Great And Small will return for a second season.

Source: ‘All Creatures Great And Small’: Channel 5 Confirms Season 2 Renewal – Deadline

Fantastic news!

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‘The Trial of Christine Keeler’ confirms US premiere date – watch the trailer! – British Period Dramas

US viewers will finally be able to watch The Trial of Christine Keeler next month.

Source: ‘The Trial of Christine Keeler’ confirms US premiere date – watch the trailer! – British Period Dramas

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‘Rebecca’ locations guide: Where was Netflix’s adaptation filmed? – British Period Dramas

Netflix has released a brilliant guide to the filming locations used in Rebecca. Based on Daphne du Maurier’s classic romantic Gothic thriller, the new movie premiered on Netflix last month.

Source: ‘Rebecca’ locations guide: Where was Netflix’s adaptation filmed? – British Period Dramas

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Doctor Who star John Barrowman returns as Captain Jack Harkness – Radio Times

“If anyone can blast away the sheer rubbishness of 2020, it’s Captain Jack,” says showrunner Chris Chibnall.

Source: Doctor Who star John Barrowman returns as Captain Jack Harkness – Radio Times

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First look at Dawn French in new drama about Beatrix Potter and Roald Dahl – British Period Dramas

We’ve got some brand new photos from Sky’s new TV movie about a young Roald

Source: First look at Dawn French in new drama about Beatrix Potter and Roald Dahl – British Period Dramas

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Judi Dench, Ian McKellen Team For Event To Benefit Theater Workers – Deadline

Event will take place over Zoom on November 29 and will be hosted by Kenneth Branagh.

Judi DenchIan McKellenMaggie Smith and Derek Jacobi will take part in a live Q&A hosted by Kenneth Branagh over Zoom on November 29 to benefit the UK’s theater community.

The event is being put on to aid UK workers who have struggled during the pandemic. Tickets cost £45 and are limited. Proceeds are going to Acting for Others, of which Dench is president, which provides financial and emotional support for professionals in the theater biz.

Source: Judi Dench, Ian McKellen Team For Event To Benefit Theater Workers – Deadline

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The Vicar of Dibley to return in lockdown-inspired Christmas specials – BBC News

Dawn French will reprise her role as vicar Geraldine Grainger for three special lockdown shows.

Source: The Vicar of Dibley to return in lockdown-inspired Christmas specials – BBC News

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Five Things You Can’t Do On British Television – YouTube

This is very good! And fascinating!

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15 Great British Period Dramas Set in the 1950s – I Heart British TV

The 1950s see post-war economic growth. Queen Elizabeth II is coronated in 1953 – it’s broadcast live across the kingdom, making home television sets

Source: 15 Great British Period Dramas Set in the 1950s – I Heart British TV

Great list!

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Doctor Who original Blink script | Steven Moffat releases first draft – Radio Times

Sally Sparrow’s fate could have been quite different.

Source: Doctor Who original Blink script | Steven Moffat releases first draft – Radio Times

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Alicia Von Rittberg To Star As Young Elizabeth I In ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ Starz Series – Deadline

German actress Alicia von Rittberg has landed the title role in Becoming Elizabeth, Starz’s eight-episode drama series chronicling the early years of Queen Elizabeth I.Created by playwright Anya Reiss, Becoming Elizabeth centers on young Elizabeth Tudor (Rittberg), an orphaned teenager who becomes embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court on her journey to secure the crown.

Source: Alicia Von Rittberg To Star As Young Elizabeth I In ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ Starz Series – Deadline

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BBC drops new trailer and featurette for the upcoming His Dark Materials S2 | Ars Technica

“There are two forces lining up to battle… We need to find the subtle knife.”

Source: BBC drops new trailer and featurette for the upcoming His Dark Materials S2 | Ars Technica

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PBS confirms US start date for the new ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ – British Period Dramas

It’s been revealed when the new version of All Creatures Great and Small begins in

Source: PBS confirms US start date for the new ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ – British Period Dramas

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48 Lovely British TV Shows Set by the Sea – I Heart British TV

The UK may be small, but it has nearly 20,000 miles of coastline (though exact totals vary based on how you measure it). Given the small, dense nature of the

Source: 48 Lovely British TV Shows Set by the Sea – I Heart British TV

Great list!

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The New ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Has an Official Premiere Date – January 10th, 2021

The new remake of “All Creatures Great and Small” has an official premiere date! The series, which looks every bit as warm and heartwarming as we all probably need right now, will officially debut on PBS’s Masterpiece, beginning Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Source: The New ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Has an Official Premiere Date | Telly Visions

Folks, it’s really, really good!

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Alan Partridge statue appears in Norwich – BBC News

The 11ft brass statue of the fictional broadcaster was created by two super fans and exclaims “Aha!”

Source: Alan Partridge statue appears in Norwich – BBC News

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Call the Midwife | Doctor Who’s Peter Davison cast in Christmas special – Radio Times

The actor will play circus ringmaster Mr Percival in the episode.

Source: Call the Midwife | Doctor Who’s Peter Davison cast in Christmas special – Radio Times

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David Attenborough A Life on Our Planet Trailer – /Film

The David Attenborough A Life on Our Planet Trailer takes a look at the famed Eglish broadcaster and natural historian.

Source: David Attenborough A Life on Our Planet Trailer – /Film

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David Tennant Around the World in 80 Days first look – Radio Times

The Des and Doctor Who star’s next challenge? Playing fictional adventurer Phileas Fogg.

Source: David Tennant Around the World in 80 Days first look – Radio Times

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Hulu Buys Michael Sheen & David Tennant Lockdown Comedy ‘Staged’ – Deadline

Series lands U.S. streaming after successful UK run.

Source: Hulu Buys Michael Sheen & David Tennant Lockdown Comedy ‘Staged’ – Deadline

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A Massive Game Of Thrones Studio Tour Will Open In Northern Ireland – Secret London

Whether you’re a fire-breathing dragon queen, or simply drink and know things, you’re going to love the Game of Thrones studio tour, opening soon.

Source: A Massive Game Of Thrones Studio Tour Will Open In Northern Ireland – Secret London

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70+ Delightful British Travel Shows on Amazon Prime Video – I Heart British TV

Whether you’re a long-time travel show fan or just someone looking for a travel substitute while the world remains in lockdown, Amazon’s Prime Video service has tons of videos to help with your unfulfilled travel urges. Of course, this being a British TV site, we’re focused on those with a British connection – either a British presenter or something filmed in the British Isles (for the purposes of this post, we’re including Ireland).

Source: 70+ Delightful British Travel Shows on Amazon Prime Video – I Heart British TV

This is a fantastic list!

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20+ Cozy British Mystery Shows for British TV Fans Who Like Their Mysteries Mild – I Heart British TV

While most recent mystery shows seem to be of the dark and gritty variety, there are plenty of British TV fans who prefer a good cozy mystery. In case you’ve

Source: 20+ Cozy British Mystery Shows for British TV Fans Who Like Their Mysteries Mild – I Heart British TV

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Long Way Up — Official Trailer | Apple TV+ – YouTube

The craziest ideas lead to the best places. Starring and executive produced by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, “Long Way Up” reunites the best friends after more than a decade since their last motorbike adventure around the world. Covering 13,000 miles over 100 days through 16 border crossings and 13 countries, starting from the city of Ushuaia at the tip of South America, Ewan and Charley journey through the glorious and underexposed landscapes of South and Central America in their most challenging expedition to date, using cutting-edge technology on the backs of their prototype electric Harley-Davidsons in order to contribute to the sustainability of the planet. The new series will follow Ewan and Charley as they journey through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and up through Colombia, Central America and Mexico. Also joining them are their longtime collaborators, directors David Alexanian and Russ Malkin, following them in their electric Rivians. The first three episodes of “Long Way Up” will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 18, and new episodes will roll out weekly: https://apple.co/_LongWayUp

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‘His Dark Materials’ Teaser: First Look At Season 2 Of HBO/BBC Adaptation – Deadline

We’re getting the first look at the upcoming second season of His Dark Materials.

Source: ‘His Dark Materials’ Teaser: First Look At Season 2 Of HBO/BBC Adaptation – Deadline

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The best TV drama series to watch in Autumn 2020, from The Crown to Des

Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana appear in the fourth series of The Crown, while Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant star as husband and wife in The Undoing

Source: The best TV drama series to watch in Autumn 2020, from The Crown to Des

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Relive the best lines from ‘Downton Abbey’ with this book of quotes – British Period Dramas

Quote the most memorable lines from Downton Abbey with a fun official book! The Wit

Source: Relive the best lines from ‘Downton Abbey’ with this book of quotes – British Period Dramas

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BBC/ITV Streamer BritBox To Expand Into 25 Countries – Deadline

BritBox is planning to expand into 25 countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South America and Africa.

Source: BBC/ITV Streamer BritBox To Expand Into 25 Countries – Deadline

Great news for British TV fans all over the world!

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‘The Crown’ Will Now Run For Six Seasons After Peter Morgan Changes Mind – Deadline

The Crown creator Peter Morgan has changed his mind on bringing the curtain down on The Crown after five seasons.

Source: ‘The Crown’ Will Run For Six Seasons After Peter Morgan Changes Mind – Deadline

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Epix Boards Sky Historical Drama ‘Britannia’ – Deadline

Epix is signed up to British fantasy drama Britannia. The MGM-owned cable network is coming on board as a co-production partner for season three of the Sky series.

This comes after Deadline revealed earlier this year that British pay-TV broadcaster Sky had renewed the show for a third season but Amazon, which was involved in the first season, would no longer be involved.

Epix will also launch the first season of the show on August 2, followed by the second season on October 4 and will be the exclusive home for season three.

Source: Epix Boards Sky Historical Drama ‘Britannia’ – Deadline

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After Life | Ricky Gervais ‘in talks’ for Christmas special – Radio Times

The streaming giant is reportedly meeting with the After Life creator to discuss a festive special.

Source: After Life | Ricky Gervais ‘in talks’ for Christmas special – Radio Times

Yes, please!

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W1A cast reveal BBC’s COVID-19 ‘Bounce Back Group’ in parody video call – Radio Times

Hugh Bonneville and co reprised their characters from the hit sitcom for a new clip

Source: W1A cast reveal BBC’s COVID-19 ‘Bounce Back Group’ in parody video call – Radio Times

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BritBox To Become “Comprehensive” Home Of Agatha Christie In America – Deadline

BritBox says it is going to house the most “comprehensive” collection of Agatha Christie adaptations in North America after inking a deal with the estate of the British author. The streaming service, which is operated by ITV and the BBC, has added to its existing catalog of Christie titles by acquiring further rights to films, TV series, and audio plays. Included in the new deal is Seasons 9-12 of David Suchet’s depiction of legendary detective Poirot, meaning BritBox will eventually be the home to all-but-one series of the ITV show. Seasons 9-12 drop today. BritBox will also add newly restored versions of ITV’s Marple and Partners In Crime, as well as TV movies such as The Seven Dials Mystery and The Secret Adversary.

Source: BritBox To Become “Comprehensive” Home Of Agatha Christie In America – Deadline

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British TV Series Whose US Premieres Will Be on HBO Max – The British TV Place

Source: British TV Series Whose US Premieres Will Be on HBO Max – The British TV Place

Ghosts and Home are two of my new favorite British TV shows – worth getting HBOMax for them alone!

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