* BBC One and Netflix have released first look images of miniseries Inside Man, a new thriller from Steven Moffatt. The four-part drama follows a prisoner on death row in the US, a Vicar in a quiet English town, and a maths teacher trapped in a cellar, as they cross paths in the most unexpected way. Stanley Tucci will play the titular Inside Man whilst the other leads will be David Tennant, Dolly Wells and Lydia West. Lynsey Marshal, Tilly Vosburgh, Dylan Baker and Kate Dickie will also be among the cast of the show which will premiere on BBC One in the UK and worldwide on Netflix.
*HBO’s epic drama The Wire was voted number 1 in a list for BBC Culture to find The 100 greatest TV series of the 21st Century. The top 5 shows were 5) Game of Thrones 4) Fleabag 3) Breaking Bad, 2) Mad Men,1) The Wire. BBC Culture compiled The Top 100 after polling 206 TV experts from 43 countries.
* Ahead of its premiere on the 19th November, Hulu have released a trailer for the second season of The Great.
*ITV have released a new trailer for the upcoming return of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! which will see the series return to Gwrych Castle in North Wales.
*Netflix have announced a new young adult series XO Kitty, a spin-off inspired by their film series To All The Boy I’ve Loved Before, which is based on the popular book series by Jenny Han. Anna Cathcart will be reprising her role from the film trilogy as the titular Kitty.
*Sky and Now TV have released the trailer for the third series of A Discovery of Witches, will be returning to the airwaves in January 2022.
* Piers Morgan has stepped down from his ITV interview show, Life Stories after 12 years. The show will continue with Kate Garraway as host. Morgan has already filmed 3 episodes that have yet to air.
*BBC Three have announced that Stacey Dooley will be returning to the channel to host a new two-part documentary Stalked (w/t). The series will see Stacey embed herself with a specialist police unit in Cheshire and a victim support organisation – both dedicated to stopping stalking from escalating into life changing violence, or even murder. By spending time with both victims and perpetrators, she reveals stark details of lives consumed by stalking.
*Channel 4 have revealed that David O’Doherty will be hosting a new comedy chat show entitled The Ride (w/t). Each week, O’Doherty will be joined by a guest as they hop on their bikes, take to the open road and explore some of the most beautiful parts of the UK. The guests for the four episodes in this series will be Grayson Perry, Richard Ayoade, Mel Giedroyc and Joe Wilkinson.
*ITV have announced that Alan Carr will be hosting The Royal Variety Performance for the first time later this year. The 2021 line-up will include music from the likes of Sir Rod Stewart, Ed Sheeran, Anne-Marie and Years and Years, performances from the casts of Matilda: The Musical and Moulin Rouge: The Musical as well as comedy from Bill Bailey, Judi Love and Josh Widdicombe.
* Disney Plus has released the trailer for their new three-part documentary series Get Back. Directed by Peter Jackson, the series cuts together over 57 hours of never before seen footage from January 1969 when The Beatles gave unprecedented access to a film crew ahead of their first live tour in two years.
*Apple TV+ have confirmed their comedy Mythic Quest will return for a third and a fourth season. Co-creator and star Rob McElhenney broke the news on social media Thursday with help from guest star Anthony Hopkins — who earned an Emmy nomination for his narration of the show’s special episode “Everlight” — and Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis.
* Just after dropping the first series on iPlayer last weekend, BBC Three have already revealed that dance-based dating show I Like The Way U Move will be returning for a second run.
*And finally the winners of The Edinburgh TV Festival Awards were announced this week. In the acting categories, Hayley Squires was named Best Drama Actor for her role in Adult Material whilst O-T Fagbenle was named Best Comedy Actor for E4’s Maxxx. Channel 4’s We Are Lady Parts was named Best Comedy while the channel’s It’s A Sin was awarded the title of Best Drama Series. Netflix’s Lupin took home the Best International Drama Award and the Best Entertainment Series went to Sky’s Rob and Romesh Vs. Elsewhere, Roman Kemp was named Best TV Presenter and Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back was named Best Popular Factual Series. However, it was BBC One that went away with the night’s big award when it was named Best Channel of the Year.