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Fancy a Cornetto? – The Filming Locations of Edgar Wright

  Since 1999, director Edgar Wright, along with actors Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and many others, have brought a generation’s comedic style to small and big screens.  This style is often punctuated by parody, stealth puns, and geeky references...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Liam Gallagher details his return to music

Liam Gallagher has, in the past few months, implied he planned to return to music. However, he insisted that it wasn’t a “solo career.” In this month’s Q Magazine, he gave an interview which explained that he had a couple songs ready for an album that he plans to release next year. Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts about Horatio Hornblower

Perhaps the greatest sailor in British literature, Horatio Hornblower was the creation of C.S. Forester and his first adventure, The Happy Return, in 1937.  Forester would go onto to publish another fifteen novels and one collectionShow More Summary

The City of Berlin honours David Bowie

In my last post, I talked about one Brazilian’s tribute to David Bowie, touring a set of Bowie songs translated into Portuguese. One commenter was ecstatic about the news, particularly the joining of her native (Brazilian) culture and...Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: Season 10 News, Davison Book, Darvill At Dragoncon, Chicago TARDIS Gets More Guests, Tom Baker Returns !

This week is aplomb with happenings in the Whoniverse. In addition to some Season 10 casting there is convention news, comics, a big announcement from BBC America and a lot of excitement as Doctor Who moves closer to returning to our screens. Show More Summary

The Royal Fiver – Five Odd Jobs Working for the Queen

Working for the Royal Family might be one of the most prestigious jobs you can have in the United Kingdom.  However, while any occupation under Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, might be located in very upscale locations such as the Tower...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Seu Jorge to do a David Bowie tribute tour

I spent a while waxing and waning on whether this is British enough for Anglotopia, but, with David Bowie being the driving force behind it, I think it is. As many Bowie fans know, in 2003, he underwent his A Reality Tour, a tour he heavily promoted as his farewell tour. Show More Summary

Anglotopia Alert: Anglotopia Phone Wallpapers – 25 Beautiful Images of Britain For Your Phone

A few weeks ago we shared a picture of Oxford that many people commented that they saved and used for their phone wallpaper. So, that got us thinking. We decided to go through our archive and choose 25 pictures that we would love to have as our wallpapers and hope that you would as well. Show More Summary

Notes from an English Farm – Harvest Time and the English Coastline

The coming of the month of August means we are now reaping the benefits of our planting in the vegetable patch. We are positively drowning in peas, courgettes, runner beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and raspberries. It’s lovely to...Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts and Figures about the World War II Special Operations Executive

World War II saw the creation of many spy organisations to battle the menace of the Axis powers.  In addition to MI5 and MI6, another group created during this time was the Special Operations Executive.  The SOE was tasked with doing...Show More Summary

One Anglophile’s Take on Zardoz

Readers, there’s a reason I call my movie review columns “One Anglophile’s Take On…” Simply put, I have some very idiosyncratic tastes. My favorite film is A Clockwork Orange, One of relatively few blogs I follow is an attempt to catalogue...Show More Summary

Guest Feature: A Brief Guide to Britain’s Best Castles – Which is your Favourite?

Britain is famed for her rich history which dates back thousands of years and is still visible today in the myriad historic sites in every town, village and city. From ancient monuments like Stonehenge and Bath’s Roman Baths to medieval...Show More Summary

The Telly Fiver – Five Brilliant British Shows from the 2000s You Should Watch This Weekend

The new Millennium.  It wasn’t just about fears over Y2K or the Millennium Dome’s construction by the Thames.  A new century–nay, a new era–meant many fresh opportunities, especially when it came to British television.  From new comedy...Show More Summary

The Rolling Stones to release a massive boxed set of their 1960s material

On September 30, The Rolling Stones will release a boxed set of all their albums from their first, and probably most revolutionary, decade, in both their American and British formats, and in their original monophonic mixes. The Rolling...Show More Summary

Game of Thrones’ music to go on tour

Even though George R.R. Martin is based out of New Mexico, and, while Game of Thrones isn’t technically shot in England (although a lot of the shooting is handled in Northern Ireland), its cast is primarily British, its mythos is heavily...Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five Very British Lego Sets

Though LEGO bricks originated in Denmark, they are a toy beloved the world over.  Even in the United Kingdom, where Legoland Windsor offers any number of rides based on the toy themes and even a LEGO-built replica of London.  Of course,...Show More Summary

Guest Feature: Five British Fairy Tales You’ve Never Heard Of

Move over Germany (that means you, Brothers Grimm!) – it’s time for Britain to butt in at story time. Fairy tales, after all, aren’t just the byproduct of little Bavarian villages straddling the Black Forest, they’re universal – and the UK has some whomping good ones. Show More Summary

Brit TV: Another Poldark Preview Released 

Last week saw PBS releasing their preview of the upcoming hit British TV series of Poldark. This week, the BBC have released their own trailer (as it comes back a few weeks earlier in the UK). The tone and footage is different so we get a much better look at what to expect from the […] The post Brit TV: Another Poldark Preview Released  appeared first on

Brit Movies: First Look at Dunkirk – Teaser Trailer

This one is going to be good. From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller DUNKIRK, in theaters July 21, 2017. The teaser doesn’t give much away but it’s a tantalizing look at what will likely be one of the best films of next summer. Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts About The Long Good Friday

One of the finest examples of the late Bob Hoskins’s work, 1980’s The Long Good Friday presents him as Harold Shand, a London criminal kingpin trying to set up a deal with the American mafia.  When an attempt is made on Harold’s life,...Show More Summary

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