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Doctor Whoooligan: Noel Clarke Talks Who, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, Class and Power of the Daleks

It’s a very short week this go around, although the biggest news of the moment concerns the animated restoration of Power of The Daleks. There is also some news on the Christmas Special. All of this has helped create a spike in interest...Show More Summary

See Paul McCartney and Neil Young play “A Day in the Life” at Desert Trip

A while back, I mentioned a plan for a mega-festival with Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young at the site of the Coachella Festival. It was called Desert Trip and it’s already happened. Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts about Monty Python’s Life of Brian

The second feature film coming from the Monty Python troupe, the Pythons had honed their film skills from Holy Grail and were ready for an even trickier subject—religion.  Conceived of during the tour for Holy Grail, the Pythons quickly...Show More Summary

The Grand Tour: The Official Trailer – Video

We finally have an official trailer for The Grand Tour, the new Amazon Prime show from the former Top Gear trio. And it looks like they’re back on form. The boys are back! The Grand Tour streams weekly on Amazon Prime Video beginning 18th of November. The post The Grand Tour: The Official Trailer – Video appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – England Dreams, English Lion and Christmas Actually Return

This week over at Anglotees we have a beautiful new design dedicated to England. We dream of England daily. Sometimes is feels like a knot in our heads, a jumble of English things that we love. This design is a representation of that...Show More Summary

See two new stripped-down Radiohead music videos: just Thom, Jonny, PTA, and a Drum Machine.

A while back, Radiohead unveiled the music video for “Daydreaming.” It was a very impressive video, and it certainly had a right to be. It was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (PTA for short), big name-fan, and one of the greatest living film directors. Show More Summary

Doctor Who: First Look at Spin-off Class and a Peek at the Doctor Who Christmas Special

We have a few big Doctor Who announcements today. First, they’ve released two teasers for the upcoming new spin-off Class, which will be available soon. Looks interesting. Though it seems like it’s going to be a rehash of Torchwood – fissures in Spacetime causing problems at Cole Hill School. Show More Summary

Britain’s Least Wanted XVI: The Grand Return!

For reasons not entirely clear to me, I wound up taking a long break from researching Weird Britain. I don’t know why, except that I wound up forgetting to do it for a couple weeks and, as the weeks piled up, I decided it would take too long for me to go through it all, […] The post Britain’s Least Wanted XVI: The Grand Return! appeared first on

The Brit Travel Fiver – Five of the Best National Parks to Visit On Your Next Trip

National parks are one of the best ways to preserve natural land for the public’s benefit.  The beauty of the land is appreciated by ramblers, locals, and tourists alike.  These landscapes have inspired countless poets, novelists, and writer, from William Wordsworth to Emily Bronte to J.M.W. Show More Summary

Mark Ronson to host a sleepover at Abbey Road: what would you like to have seen?

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you about Abbey Road Studios. It’s essentially the epicentre of modern British musical history, with The Beatles recording the vast majority of their songs there (and even naming the last album they ever...Show More Summary

Notes from an English Farm: Autumn in the English Countryside – Exploring Lewes and Lakes

It’s the middle of apple season here. Lots of local farms and Standen House and Gardens, where I volunteer for the National Trust, are having apple festivals to make the most of this delicious time of year (for details of Standen’s Apple Day click on Standen Apple Day 8th October 2016). Show More Summary

Kate Bush to release live album of “Before the Dawn.”

A couple years ago, I detailed Kate Bush’s live comeback show Before the Dawn. And, while I didn’t make it to the Hammersmith Apollo to see it, I do think I did a fairly decent job at reconstructing it with my post about it. But, of course, I am well aware that it was no […] The post Kate Bush to release live album of “Before the Dawn.” appeared first on

Video: How to spot a Georgian townhouse

Georgian townhouses fill the streets of central London, particularly in areas like Soho (and elsewhere throughout Britain). But what are their defining features? And where did architects of the era draw their inspiration from? Find out in this informative short video. The post Video: How to spot a Georgian townhouse appeared first on

Great British Icons: The Routemaster – London’s Iconic Big Red Bus – A History

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of the Anglotopia Magazine (now sold out). Be sure to reserve the next copy of the Anglotopia magazine so you don’t miss out!  The Routemaster bus ran throughout London for the second half of the 20th century. Show More Summary

The Rolling Stones to release “Havana Moon” concert film on DVD and Blu-Ray

On March 25, The Rolling Stones topped off their Latin America tour with a stop in Havana. This was actually a major deal, and I’m kind of surprised that I didn’t mention it earlier. They played an open-air concert that had somewhere...Show More Summary

World’s First Computer Music restored: Alan Turing says “Good Show”

One aspect of Britain’s music I rarely touch upon is its electronic music. Between acts like The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, and Portishead, Britain has turned out some of the best electronic music ever. But what many people don’t know is that the first recording of computer music actually comes from Blighty. Show More Summary

Brit Telly: The Crown New Official Trailer

Netflix has released a stunning new trailer for The Crown, it’s new original drama about the early days of the reign of Elizabeth II. They’ve spent a lot of money on this (a reported $150 million dollars) and it shows. This looks fantastic. Show More Summary

‘Tis Proper: A Look at the World of Poldark as it Returns to TV Screens for Series 2

By Janna Wong Healy Last summer, I was innocently going about my day, unconcerned about the late 1700s, unknowledgeable about life in Cornwall, without a care in the world about mining, broken engagements or pilchards. And then came “Poldark”…and my whole life changed. Show More Summary

Oasis documentary “Supersonic” – Playing one night only for some reason!

A documentary about the formative years of Oasis has been in the works for over a year, and it’s finally on the cusp of release. Over a month ago, Liam Gallagher shared his thoughts on the trailer on Twitter, saying: “Just seen the trailer...Show More Summary

Brit Products: Reviewing the Quaintly & Co Monthly Box

When Quaintly & Co approached us about working together, I knew immediately that they had a great business idea. So good, I wish we’d thought of it! For those that don’t know Quaintly & Co is a new British company offering a monthly subscription box, each filled with quality goods, all made in Britain. Show More Summary

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