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Filed Under:Local Interest / England
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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Weekend Viewing: BBC Empire – Playing the Game – Documentary Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman traces the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known: the British Empire. He continues his personal account of Britain’s Empire by tracing the growth of a peculiarly British type of hero – adventurer, gentleman,...Show More Summary

Great British Art: A Thatched Cottage With Sunflowers At Peaslake by Helen Allingham

  The climbing rose, sunflowers and hollyhocks growing by the cottage are the features which made Helen Allingham’s paintings so popular; the addition of doves on the roof was a suggestion made by her husband William, who thought that birds and chickens gave a painting perspective as well as added interest. Show More Summary

Video: 5 Greatest British Acting Dynasties

America has the Barrymores, the Coppolas, and the Fondas, but who are the British acting families of note? Siobhan Thompson from Anglophenia rummages through the UK’s family trees in search of the greatest British acting dynasty. The post Video: 5 Greatest British Acting Dynasties appeared first on

Brit Music: The Libertines Talk New Material

I’ve done a couple articles about the Libertines’ reunion, how Pete Doherty and Carl Barat decided to kiss and make up long enough to do a gig in Hyde Park that went so well they decided to not only expand the reunion not only to a few...Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Ten Tips for Driving in Britain as a Tourist

I’m not a faint-hearted driver. I drove a cab for five years. I’ve backed down two-way roads that weren’t much wider than my car and where the land fell away on both sides. But the first time I drove in Britain left me with white knuckles—and some bits of advice. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Shirt LIVE – Union Who – Our Tribute to Doctor Who

Anglotees Alert: New Shirt LIVE – Union Who – Our exclusive tribute to Doctor Who! The Doctor is returning tomorrow. We’re huge Whovians at Anglotees Towers so it seemed fitting to have our own tribute to Doctor Who this week. We’re calling it Union Who. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Highclere Castle – Everything You Need to Know about the House Made Famous by Downton Abbey

If you possess a passion for grand English houses, then Highclere Castle should surely be on your list of favorites. Located just south of Newbury, Berkshire in the county of Hampshire, is the settlement of Highclere Park which hosts the location for this Jacobethan-style house. Show More Summary

Phil Collins announces his first gig in four years

On May 28, Phil Collins performed “In the Air Tonight” and “Land of Confusion” at a concert at his sons’ high school, Miami County Day School, mostly backed by a band consisting of his sons’ classmates. This was the first timhe had performed since he retired in 2010. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: LAST CALL – 24 Hours Left to Buy The Kingdom

Anglotees Alert – LAST CALL! Just 24 Hours Left to Buy The Kingdom – Our beautiful typographical map of the United Kingdom. This shirt has been a runaway bestseller and I know it’s going to become one of our favorites. Available in Men’s, Women’s, Long Sleeve, V-neck, Hoodie and Tote Bag starting at $16.99. Show More Summary

Eureka! Top Ten British Inventions That We Take for Granted Today

“Britain, Britain, Britain! We’ve had running water for over 10 years, an underground tunnel that links us to Peru and we invented the cat.” While Tom Baker’s narration from Little Britain is a bit off, British inventors have given us many things that we use every day without even thinking. Show More Summary

British Royal Presenter Kiri Bloore to play in Upcoming Drama The Royals

Kiri Bloore is known for her work both on the small screen and as official Royal correspondent, as well as for her work interviewing A Listers on London’s red carpets.  Now she is set to play a royal news anchor in the new series The Royals. Show More Summary

Brit Telly: British Web Series 3some Sweeps The Boards

Lisa Gifford and Elisar Cabrera’s British web series 3some is no stranger to winning awards, with no less than 17 combined international awards and nominations.   The series boasts actors from Coronation Street, Eastenders. Emmerdale, 2 Point 4 Children, Doctor Who and more. Show More Summary

Sherlock Holmes: The BFI and the Museum of London Want You To Help Solve the Mystery of the Missing Holmes Film #FindSherlock

The British Film Institute and the Museum of London are partnering to help solve a 100 year old mystery. The first film version of Sherlock Holmes was made in 1914 but has since been lost to time. From their release: The BFI and theShow More Summary

Brit Slang: Fun Graphic Shows The Different Words That Americans and Brits Use for Various Foods

The folks over at Thrillist have a fun infographic that shows the differences between what Americans and Brits call various foods. I don’t quite agree that they’re ridiculous – I would describe them as charming instead. Check it outShow More Summary

Video: Spider Photobombs BBC Newscast or Giant Alien Spiders Begin Invasion of Britain

  A spider has photobombed BBC Scotland’s news to capture an insect trapped on a camera showing live shots of the River Clyde in Glasgow. The “webcast” came as Graham Stewart was presenting one of Reporting Scotland’s early morning bulletins. Show More Summary

Great Britons: Emmeline Pankhurst – Everything You Need to Know About the Woman Who Helped Bring the Vote to Britain’s Women

Emmeline Pankhurst  was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote in the United Kingdom in the early part of the 20th century. Key Facts Emmeline Pankhurst Born...Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Brit Music – The Top Ten Summer Music Festivals in the UK that Every Brit Music Fan Should Attend

So, although this year’s festival season is nearly over, you are checking the schedule and planning which ones to spend your hard-earned cash on next year. Let Fiona Cooper’s experience guide you on the best ones to attend. Glastonbury...Show More Summary

Guest Long Read: Anglophile Perspective – 10 Reasons Why We Vowed “Someday I’ll go to England” When We Were Kids

There are countless English contributions to world popular culture. However, some of them have been with people all over the world since as long as they can remember. Here’s a list of some of the most remarkable. 1. MATCHBOX  |  TheShow More Summary

Laura’s British Adventures: Exploring Edinburgh on a Perfect 3 Day Mini Break – Many Ideas for Your Own Trip Inside

I’ve been to Edinburgh many times and, unusually, many of those visits over the years have been during August so you might expect that I’ve seen a lot of the Festival offerings. But, even though I found myself in Edinburgh again this August I’ve actually never been to a Festival show. Show More Summary

Brit Telly: An Exclusive Preview of The Intruders Coming to BBC America Starring John Simm

The Intruders is a new eight part series about a former LA cop turned writer named Jack Whelen, (John Simm), whose bucolic world is turned asunder when his wife Amy (Mira Sorvino) vanishes without a trace while on a business trip to Seattle. Show More Summary

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