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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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One Anglophile’s Take on the New Murder on the Orient Express – What Did You Think?

As I pressed the “Add New” button in WordPress to start my previous column, I noticed a number: 748. As soon as I published my article about the common people of Sheffield singing “Common People”, the next article would be my 750th column. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: THE MERCY – Official Trailer – Starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz

This looks like a good one. Normally I’m pretty dubious about slightly odd man versus nature stories but this one looks really good thanks to Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz. Check out the trailer: Here’s the official synopsis: Following...Show More Summary

The Britbox Fiver – Five Comedies We’re Thankful are on Britbox To Stream This Holiday Weekend

Thanksgiving in the States is a time for celebrating everything that we have.  Whether it’s family, friends, or the blessings of life, there is much for us to give thanks.  Certainly, one of our thanks must be extended to Britbox, the...Show More Summary

Sing Along With The Common People: The people of Sheffield sing Pulp’s hit to celebrate 50 years of Radio Sheffield

It has been over 50 years ago since BBC launched their second local affiliate station, BBC Radio Sheffield. On 15 November 1967, BBC Radio Sheffield first took to the airwaves, a mere week after the first local affiliate, BBC Radio Leicester. Show More Summary

The Repat Report: Parking Like a What? On Driving and Parking in the UK

It’s never been a problem for me to switch seats and drive on the other side of the road. When crossing the Pond, either way, I usually give myself about twenty-four hours to get used to the traffic flow and then I dive in. I alwaysShow More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a trip to London to meet Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda

From time to time we post about contests where you can win a trip to Britain and we thought it would be a good idea to spread the word about this one ending tomorrow from Visit London. London’s Autumn season is a chance to win a trip...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Ten of the Best Alan Rickman Films – Which One Is Your Favorite?

It’s been nearly two years since we lost one of cinema’s finest in Alan Rickman.  Rickman was from Hammersmith and studied at the Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts in the mid-1970s.  He kept to the theatre for many years, but made hisShow More Summary

An Oxford Walk: Tolkien’s Grave, Wolvercote, Trout Inn and Godstow Abbey

Come along with me on a lovely walk I took last July While I was staying in Oxford. I was determined to go for at least one walk near Oxford while I was there. I really wanted to pay a visit to JRR Tolkien’s grave in Wolvercote and then...Show More Summary

Doc Martin: Exclusive Clip – Sigourney Weaver Guest Stars in the Doc Martin Series Finale

Sigourney Weaver made a surprise cameo in Doc Martin in the last season and she’s back this time around for an even bigger role in the series 8 finale of Doc Martin, which is now streaming on AcornTV. AcornTV have shared this clip with us that we can now share with all of you. Show More Summary

Guest Post: Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas from The Bee’s Knees British Imports

Editor’s Note: Every year our friends at The Bee’s Knees British Imports send us their picks for great Christmas Gifts for the Anglophile in your life. Here’s their latest installment! The countdown is on! Are you looking for some fabulous,...Show More Summary

One Anglophile’s Take on Kind Hearts and Coronets

A few years ago, I wrote a piece on The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder upon finding about a musical based on a classic British dark comedy won the Tony for best musical. Then, a little over a year ago, I actually saw the play when it came to Chicago. I loved it. In […] The post One Anglophile’s Take on Kind Hearts and Coronets appeared first on

Brit Books: Britain Explained by Martin Upham Review – A Fantastic Guide to the United Kingdom

I found a copy of Britain Explained as I was exploring Blackwell’s Bookshop in Oxford this past July. The cover immediately jumped out at me for its great design. It features Johnston Underground, the official London Underground font...Show More Summary

John Cale to pay Tribute to the Velvet Underground at 50th Anniversary Concert

There’s a lot of remarkable stuff about the Velvet Underground, from the fact that they created an album in 1967 with some highly unusual sounds and lyrics that definitely would not fly on mainstream radio at the time, to the fact that...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Ten of Christopher Lee’s Best Films – Which One is Your Favorite?

Sir Christopher Lee is an institution of British cinema and one of the most extraordinary men of the last century.  Prior to his acting career, Sir Christopher fought in World War II spending time with the Special Operations Executive...Show More Summary

Anglophile Zen: New Anglotopia Video – 1 Hour Journey Along the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Heritage Railway – Cotswolds

When I was in England this past summer for my trip to Oxford, I shot tons of video and I’ve finally had the time to start going through it and editing together some videos. First up is one I’m really excited about. It’s a 1 hours journey along the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. Show More Summary

It’s Here! John Lewis Christmas Ad 2017 – Moz The Monster

The British Christmas holiday season doesn’t start properly until the retailer John Lewis releases their much vaunted Christmas advert and their latest short film was released today. Check it out below – it’s not a tear-jerky as in the past but it’s still touching and fun. The post It’s Here! John Lewis Christmas Ad 2017 – Moz The Monster appeared first on

Anglotopia Imports Alert: New Products Live – Custom Wentworth Jigsaw Puzzles – Gold Hill, Churchill, Paintings and More!

  We’ve been working on this for quite some time and we’re really excited about it.  Exclusive to Anglotopia we’ve commissioned three custom puzzles from Wentworth Puzzles, a company based in Wiltshire, England that specializes in making beautiful wooden puzzles. Show More Summary

Harry Styles vs. the Kiwi

Harry Styles’ “Kiwi” is an excellent song;  a hard-rocking number with some lyrics which, though they might not seem like much at first glance, prove to be fascinating in their ambiguity (seriously, see the Genius annotations of theShow More Summary

The Repat Report: Five Things a Brit in Britain Should Know About (Apparently)

As I mentioned in my maiden post, as a recent born-again Brit, I’m still making a fool of myself on a regular basis. Sometimes I accidentally use an American word; a crime which brings on the most severe form of British punishment – withering sarcasm. Show More Summary

Brit Telly: The Crown – Season 2 New Official Trailer Released

Netflix has released a new official trailer for season 2 of The Crown and also confirmed the launch date which will be December 8th, 2017. We loved the first season of The Crown so we are very excited about the new season. Season 2 will start with the Suez Crisis and go into the 1960’s. Show More Summary

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