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Brit Music: Ed Sheeran announces new music for 2017

Ed Sheeran has been on something of a hiatus for most of 2016. On 12 December 2015, he announced he would go on a hiatus from social media, saying “I’m taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while, I’ve had such an amazing ride over the last five years […] The post Brit Music: Ed Sheeran announces new music for 2017 appeared first on

Brit Telly: Reviewing the New UK TV Everywhere STB-4x Telly Streaming Box

For those not familiar with UK TV Everywhere, it’s a service that has been around for a few years now that offers Anglophiles their dream: live British TV feeds from the UK (you can use this service anywhere, US, Canada, Europe, etc). Show More Summary

Weird British Christmas 2016: Christmas every day, helping the homeless, and a German Christmas Card

The end is nigh… at least for 2016. And even Christmas hasn’t been immune to the melancholy that’s pervaded this year. Among British celebrities who have died this Christmas period alone, we’ve got Rick Parfitt of Status Quo, Watership...Show More Summary

Exploring the BBC Audio Archive: A Look at Doctor Who Novelisations

While today we eagerly await the release of our favourite Doctor Who episodes on DVD, Blu-Ray, and streaming, rewatching an episode wasn’t an option during much of the classic era of the programme.  Unless viewers had some very sophisticated...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Trip to London From Cost Plus World Market – USA ONLY – Enter by December 31st

Cost Plus World Market is running their yearly sweepstakes offering up a chance to win a trip to London (in previous years it was Downton Abbey themed). This one is USA only, sorry Canadians (and rest of world), we don’t run these contests, just report on their existence. Show More Summary

The Brit TV Fiver – Five Brilliant Programmes about Royals You Can Watch During the Christmas Break

There’s something about royals that is fascinating to the public.  Perhaps it’s the elegant lifestyles that we imagine they lead or maybe their guarded nature that leaves us wanting to know more about life behind the curtain.  Whatever...Show More Summary

Northern Irish girl with autism wows audiences with her version of “Hallelujah”

As I write this, I am reeling from what I found under the Christmas tree. Not only have I gotten DVDs of one of the most acclaimed miniseries of the last few years and one of the weirdest films ever, a Blu-Ray collection of Hitchcock’s...Show More Summary

Doctor Who: Series 10 Teaser Trailer – Video

This premiered last night after the Doctor Who Christmas Special (which was fantastic by the way) and is our first good look at the upcoming series and the new companion Bill (played by Pearl Mackie). After a year of no Doctor Who, it’s good that it’s back soon. The post Doctor Who: Series 10 Teaser Trailer – Video appeared first on

Christmas 2016: The Queen’s 2016 Christmas Message

The Royal Family on YouTube has just published the Queen’s 2016 Christmas message, a venerable British Christmas tradition. The Queen is not well, she had to miss Christmas church service this morning due to a nasty cold, so let’s all wish her a hearty Anglotopia get well soon! The post Christmas 2016: The Queen’s 2016 Christmas Message appeared first on

Christmas: Listen to Stephen Fry Read The Night before Christmas – Video

As we wind down for the Christmas holiday weekend, we thought it’d be fun to share this rendition of The Night Before Christmas read by Stephen Fry. Such a soothing voice! Happy Christmas! The post Christmas: Listen to Stephen Fry Read The Night before Christmas – Video appeared first on

Michael Eavis suggests 2019 Glastonbury move

Earlier in the year, there was speculation that the Glastonbury Festival would have to move due to concerns over the effects of hundreds of thousands of people dancing over the large gas pipe that runs directly under Worthy Farm. There...Show More Summary

Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon, and More cover Wonderful Christmastime.

“Wonderful Christmastime” is a fairly polarising song. On the one hand, a fairly recent Esquire column ranked the 20 top worst Christmas songs and ranked it as Number one. And even fans are inclined to admit it’s one of Paul’s most mediocre compositions. Show More Summary

Guest Article: British Christmas History – Cracking Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Name-Code

Most of us have grown up with Scrooge’s annual Christmas-Eve escapades. We know the plot, the Victorian catch phrases, the every bah, humbug! like the back of our hands. The immortal names of Ebenezer, Jacob Marley and Bob Cratchit are now as deeply familiar to us as Santa, Rudolph and Frosty. Show More Summary

Top 10 Things This Anglophile Wants from Britbox – New US British TV Streaming Service Coming Next Year

The announcement last week that the BBC was going to be launching a new streaming service in the USA along with British broadcaster ITV was our most popular post in months. This is something we Anglophiles have been craving for years. Show More Summary

British Airways Releases Coloring Book Featuring Planes and Famous Posters

I’ve been largely immune to the coloring book trend – it’s not been something that interested me (though Mrs. Anglotopia has enjoyed it from time to time). But this new release from British Airways has gotten be interested. They’ve released their own coloring book of BA planes, places, posters and more. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Trip to London and Southeast England from Williams-Sonoma – USA ONLY!

It’s been quite a while since we posted about a sweepstakes for a free trip to Britain but now we have a few in our queue. First up is a chance to win a trip to London and Southeast England from Williams-Sonoma. NOTE: WE ARE NOT RUNNING THIS CONTEST, JUST TELLING YOU ABOUT IT. Show More Summary

One Anglophile’s Take on Black Mirror: White Christmas

Those of us looking for their new Christmas tradition, look no further. Just fire up Netflix and watch Black Mirror’s Christmas special. As a huge fan of Black Mirror, I have to say that, despite some damn stiff competition, this may be my favourite episode of the series. Show More Summary

Notes from an English Farm – Christmas Preparations on the Farm

Christmas is just around the corner on the farm now, and our festive preparations are well under way. The kids have been so excited they wanted to put the decorations up as soon as Guy Fawkes Night was over on 5th November, but we managed to persuade them to wait a bit longer. Show More Summary

Finally! BBC and ITV To Launch Britbox – New Streaming Service Offering British TV to the USA

Finally. The BBC and ITV are partnering to launch a new streaming service in the first quarter of 2017 that will showcase British TV for American audiences. It will feature an extensive back catalog of classic British shows as well as new hit shows, sometimes within 24 hours of airing. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Dunkirk Full Official Trailer Released – This is Going To Be Good

The official full trailer for Dunkirk was been released. This is going to be good! Dunkirk hits theaters on July 21, 2017. The post Brit Movies: Dunkirk Full Official Trailer Released – This is Going To Be Good appeared first on

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