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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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The Beatles to re-release “Live at the Hollywood Bowl” album.

I’ve mentioned before that The Beatles have a major gap in their discography: they have very little in the way of live albums. They’ve had two albums worth of BBC sessions, a tape of a Hamburg gig that only got released due to a copyright...Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: Season 10 Filming Begins, Torchwood At Dragoncon, Tom Baker News

We are at an exciting time of the year! There’s finally a lot of news coming out about Series 10 and there’s plenty of interesting happenings for alumni of Doctor Who. The big rumor of the week was about Matt Smith while Tom Baker scored...Show More Summary

His Royal Cuteness: Happy Birthday to Prince George Who Has Turned 3 – Palace Releases 4 New Gloriously Cute Photos

Today is lovely little Prince George’s third birthday and to celebrate, the Royal Family has released 4 gloriously cute images of the little guy. These photos were taken by a professional photographer this time around. The cutest picture is clearly him pretending to feed his ice scream to Lupo, the family’s dog. Show More Summary

Brit Telly: A Look at Miranda Hart’s “Miranda” Hit British Comedy

By Janna Wong Healy You know Miranda Hart, don’t you? She’s the 6’-1” British actress who many recognize as Chummy on the internationally successful BBC series “Call the Midwife.” Her presence on this show brought a bit of humor to the...Show More Summary

Led Zeppelin to release unreleased song on new album

I bet that title caught your attention, didn’t it? Unfortunately, it should be noted that Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones have not announced any plans to perform together again. However, they do intend to release some music that hasn’t seen the light of day in almost fifty years. Show More Summary

Notes from an English Farm – Town and Countryside

Recently I had to pop up to London for a work-related meeting in our offices in Regent Street. Whenever I go up to London, I park at our local railway station, get my cup of tea from the café on the platform and settle myself in a corner of the carriage and sip my tea […] The post Notes from an English Farm – Town and Countryside appeared first on

The Brit Lit Fiver – Five British Mystery Writers To Read Besides Doyle and Christie – Which One is Your Favourite?

When most people think of a British mystery, they’re usually thinking of the works of Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, two authors who practically dominate the genre with their characters of Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Perot, and...Show More Summary

It’s Fabulous Darling: Ten Interesting Facts About Absolutely Fabulous

Starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as aging fashionistas Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone, Absolutely Fabulous ran for five series and 39 episodes off-and-on for twenty-six years.  Now a film, you can believe that the pair ofShow More Summary

Telly Travels: Ten Places to Visit from Hit Show Outlander

Based on the novel series by Diana Galdabon, the Starz programme from Ronald D. Moore finds 1945 nurse Claire Randall transported back to 1743 Scotland during the Jacobite Uprisings.  Claire falls in love with a Highlander named Jamie...Show More Summary

Anglotopia Alert: The Anglotopia and Londontopia 2017 Calendars Are Now Available! Help Support Anglotopia!

Due to popular request, we have created our very own calendar for 2017! Each month features one of our favorites images of Britain – ones that we’ve taken ourselves, many in the last year during our travels. Things have not gone so well...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: A Monster Calls Official Trailer – Video

This looks like fun though it will inevitably be compared to the recently released The BFG. In this film, a boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness. The films stars Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson as the calming voice of the Monster. Show More Summary

Guest Post: British Lifestyle Gift Box Giveaway for Anglotopia Readers!

Experience uniquely British living, delivered to your doorstep each month! Quaintly&Co is a subscription service providing monthly surprises from the British Isles. To celebrate our launch we are giving away a free 3 month subscription...Show More Summary

Brit Music: David Gilmour returns to Pompeii

Fans of Pink Floyd will no doubt remember that, in October of 1971, they decided to perform a concert at the Pompeii Amphitheatre. Of course, while there was no audience other than the crew, it has been filmed and is currently available on DVD. Show More Summary

The Brith Film Fiver – Five British Alien Invasion Films – Which One is Your Favourite?

The idea of extraterrestrial life in fiction goes back as far as the Renaissance, but the idea of an alien invasion originated with H.G. Wells and The War of the Worlds in 1898, though visitors from outer space predate Wells’s novel. ...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: One Anglophile’s Take on The BFG

I am a huge fan of Roald Dahl’s writings. I’ve reviewed four films based on his novels prior to this, and I hope it’s not the last. Of course, adaptations of Roald Dahl’s books are in fairly short supply. Besides the four films I’veShow More Summary

Anglophile Alert: British Airways Launches Business Class Sale

Just a quick note to let you know that British Airways have launched a sale on Business Class fares. The deal is that if you buy a Club World Ticket, you get to bring someone with you at no extra cost. That’s a pretty good deal. Here...Show More Summary

Video: England – A Beginner’s Guide – Humourous Cultural Exploration

This fun video is making the rounds so I thought we’d share it as well. It’s a tongue in cheek guide to all things English, from an English person. It’s filled with cynicism and ‘taking the piss’ as the English would say. It’s fantastic. Language warning. The post Video: England – A Beginner’s Guide – Humourous Cultural Exploration appeared first on

Notes from an English Farm – An Outdoor Life

Spring and early Summer are my favourite times of year here. We get to go outside and enjoy our beautiful countryside again and dust ourselves off after the cold, dark winter months. The birds start singing their hearts out and building nests and the plants and trees go into overdrive. Show More Summary

Dust and Guitars: Nick Lowe’s “The Impossible Bird.”

A recent GQ article started with the words “By his own count, Nick Lowe had three hits in his career as a pop star, and none since Jimmy Carter was president.” For the non-Yanks in the audience, this means he’s gone 35 years without a major hit. Show More Summary

Top Gear: Chris Evans has Quit Relaunched Top Gear After One Series

Well, that didn’t last long. Chris Evans, the new lead host of the relaunched Top Gear has quit after the first series concluded this past weekend. The revamped show suffered from low ratings and a lack of chemistry amongst the new hosts. Show More Summary

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