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Brit Entertainment: Top Ten Female British Voices – Whom is Your Favorite?

Female actresses can have some of the most melodic and authoritative voices of British actors. This list represents actresses of all varieties, from those early in their careers to others who have graced our screens for decades. Whether...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: One Shakespearean’s Take on Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo+Juliet

The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love, And the continuance of their parents’ rage, Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove, Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage; The which if you with patient ears attend, What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend. Show More Summary

Great British Gardens: Levens Hall in Cumbria – An Iconic Dutch Style Topiary Garden

Levens Hall, in Cumbria, is one of a very few remaining examples of the Dutch Style of Topiary, popular towards the end of the 17th century. As well as over 100 clipped trees, each one in a different shape, the garden has beautiful herbaceous...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – The Longest Reign, Anglophile Mind and English Fun

This week we have three fantastic new designs. First up is a tribute to The Queen who will become the longest reigning monarch in British History on September 9th. Next up is a map of the Anglophile Brain. The final new design this week is another submission from Jane Secker – English fun. Show More Summary

The Telly Fiver – Hilariously Strange – Five Odd British Comedy Shows You Should Watch This Weekend

British comedy is littered with unorthodox programmes, a byproduct of a society that encourages (and sometimes demands) conformity. From the Goon Show to Not the Nine O’Clock News to Monty Python’s Flying Circus, television comedians have struck back with an irreverent and unorthodox sense of humour. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Burghley House – An Elizabethan Marvel

Burghley House is truly spectacular. An Elizabethan palace to which only actual royal residences can compare, Burghley House is the most magnificent house built during Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Only the best for Queen Elizabeth’s most...Show More Summary

Great British Telly: The Global Allure of the British Costume Drama Examined – Guest Feature

Article by Janna Wong Healy I just finished watching POLDARK for the 8th or 9th or 10th time. I’ve lost count because I’m watching episodes on my DVR, on the Blu-ray I bought and from my iTunes, where I purchased a season pass so I could take it with me to the gym. Show More Summary

Harry Potter: What If Harry Potter Was Actually the Villain? Video

This fun video recuts Harry Potter trailers and asks the question – what if Harry Potter was actually the villain? Very funny! The post Harry Potter: What If Harry Potter Was Actually the Villain? Video appeared first on Anglotopia....

The Fab Four: 10 Interesting Facts about The Beatles You Might Not Know

The Fab Four of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are perhaps the most influential rock band of the 20th Century (if not all time). Though only active for a decade from 1960-1970, they have nonetheless hadShow More Summary

The Queen: Royal Mint Releases Coin to Celebrate The Queen’s Longest Reign

Next week Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history (will happen on September 9th). To mark this momentous occasion the Royal Mint have released a beautiful new £20 coin to celebrate. The new coin features...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Adele’s new album likely to be released in November

A couple years ago, I speculated which would come first: the next Bond film or Adele’s new album. If a recent article in Billboard is any indication, the answer could be a neck and neck race. Spectre is due to come out on November 6,...Show More Summary

Doc Martin: Series 7 USA Air Date and DVD Release Date Revealed by

A few days ago we reported on the impending airing of a new series of Doc Martin in the UK – many fans were wondering when it would come to the USA. Well, we have official word from Acorn Media that it will be premiering first exclusively...Show More Summary

Fascinating: The Secret Underground Pipeline Across Britain – Video

Another excellent short film from Tom Scott who tells us about a secret pipeline across Britain built during World War II. The post Fascinating: The Secret Underground Pipeline Across Britain – Video appeared first on

Dispatches from England: Moments of Reverse Culture Shock Returning to the USA for a Visit

Editor’s Note: After taking August off for family holidays, Dispatches from England is Back! Welcome back Nicole! Last fall, after I returned from a three-week trip back to the U.S. to visit friends and family, I wrote this post about observations I made while there. Show More Summary

Britain’s Least Wanted Unlucky XIII: Matchstalk Batmen and Matchstalk Bins and Signs

In honour of my discovery that the complete Sherlock is on Netflix Instant, here are a few stories of weird British Crimes. The Case of the Troublesome Troubador If you’re in any way curious about the title I gave to this column. It’s...Show More Summary

Sponsored Post: Britain’s not-so-secret spicy passion

Is there anything more brilliantly British than a truly great takeaway? Whether it’s just a kick-back night in or an excuse to get a few friends together, is there anything that defines modern Britain more than its love affair with takeaway food? JUST EAT don’t think so. Show More Summary

Doc Martin: First Trailer Released for Upcoming Series 7 – Video

Yes, more Doc Martin is on the way! They’ve been busy filming in Cornwall this past summer and the new series will begin airing in the UK very soon (next week I think). It will be coming to the USA later this fall on Acorn TV and eventually PBS. Show More Summary

Brit Book Deal of the Week: The Kitchen Maid by Val Wood – Perfect for Fans of Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey fans will love this historical novel from award winning author Val Wood, telling the story of a young kitchen maid in Yorkshire, a scandal, and her journey to find her way in the world. Synopsis: Jenny is determined toShow More Summary

Grab the Tissues: First Downton Abbey Series 6 Trailer Gives a Glimpse at the Final Season

The final season of Downton Abbey will begin airing in the UK in a few weeks and we now have our first look at the final series of the world’s favorite British costume drama. You may want to grab some tissues before watching. Also, don’t...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – Britannia, Sterling and London is a Bad Habit

This week we have three brand new designs for you to choose from. First up is a new tribute to Roman Britain. The second design is a tribute to Britain’s venerable currency, the Pound Sterling. And the final new design is a new tribute to our love for London. Show More Summary

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