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Britain on Film: Ten of the Best British Themed Disney Films – Which is Your Favo(u)rite?

Disney has long been a movie powerhouse not only in America but all over the world.  Even from its early days as a film studio, Disney has enjoyed borrowing from other nations’ fairy tales and legends, from Snow White to The Little Mermaid. ...Show More Summary

Amongst the Dreaming Spires: Oxford Trip Diaries – Day Five – Jane Austen, The Future of English, Bodleian Library and a Tolkien Excursion

This was probably my favorite complete day of the entire Oxford experience. It started off as the previous days did, with the morning lectures but the day expanded into a lovely tour of the Bodleian Library followed up an excursion to Wolvercote to pay my respects at Tolkien’s grave and to visit an abbey ruin. Show More Summary

Big Ben to be Silenced For Four Years For Critical Refurbishment

We all know about Big Ben, and how it chimes every hour, and how its four sister bells chime every quarter hour, keeping time for the city of London, and likely being THE most iconic music in British history. In my own home, we haveShow More Summary

The Telly Fiver – Five Game of Thrones Filming Locations You Can Visit

Since 2011, George R.R. Martin’s Song of Fire and Ice novel series has been brought to life on our television screens as Game of Thrones.  Taking place in the fictional land of Westeros, seven kingdoms fight to determine who will be the ruler of them all. Show More Summary

Amongst the Dreaming Spires: Oxford Trip Diaries – Day Four – Rain on the Roof, Shakespeare, The OED, Ashmolean Museum and Missing a Concert

There were the experiences I was prepared for, and then there were the ones I wasn’t prepared for. I was laying in bed, trying to fall asleep despite the jet lag and it started raining. As my room was on the top floor, the only thing...Show More Summary

Brit Telly: The Crown Season 2 Teaser Netflix – Video

Today we have our first good look at season two of The Crown, the hit TV show from Netflix about the life of Queen Elizabeth. If you haven’t watched season one, we can’t recommend it more highly: it’s fantastic. Season 2 comes to Netflix in December. We can’t wait! The post Brit Telly: The Crown Season 2 Teaser Netflix – Video appeared first on

Telly Streaming: BritBox Now Available on Amazon Channels and Amazon Fire Stick!

This isn’t normally something we’d post about but since many of our followers said they were interested in BritBox, the new British TV streaming service from the BBC and ITV here in the USA, once it was on Amazon Prime, we thought it was worth posting about. Show More Summary

Brit Telly: Victoria – Season 2 Preview Released

Here’s our first good look at season 2 of Victoria from PBS Masterpiece (and ITV in the UK). And it looks good! Can’t wait for season 2. It will premiere in the UK first this autumn and then in the USA on PBS Masterpiece in January 2018. The post Brit Telly: Victoria – Season 2 Preview Released appeared first on

Liam Gallagher crashes an Irish Pub Session, sings new song.

Recently, Liam Gallagher raised the ire of many Chicago fans who came to Lollapalooza to hear him perform a set, which he had to cut short his set after playing four songs, due to vocal problems. As someone who’s had to deal with a sore...Show More Summary

Telly Streaming: Coming to Acorn This Fall – New Doc Martin, George Gently, Vera and Detectorists Series 3 Announced

There have been quite a few important announcements from our friends at Acorn TV lately, so I thought I’d summarize them in one big post. First up, they’ve announced their lineup of fall shows to look forward to and that includes new...Show More Summary

Brit History: Roman Roads of Britain Visualized as a Tube-Style Map

Sasha Trubetskoy has created a beautiful new map of the Roman Road network in Great Britain. It’s a very cool representation of how extensive Roman Roads were during their occupation of Britain. Check it out below: About the map: Here it is, by popular request. Show More Summary

Travel News: British Airways to Bring Airbus A380 to Chicago-Heathrow Route – Launches Nashville-London Direct Flight

This is something I’m very excited about. I’m a bit of an AV Geek and I’ve been dying to fly on the Airbus A380 but it’s not a plane that’s ever flown from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, my home airport. Next year, that will change. British...Show More Summary

Amongst the Dreaming Spires: Oxford Trip Diaries – Day Three – Old and Middle English, Pilgrimage to Blackwell’s

I did not sleep well overnight. I was hot. The heat was a problem since I’d arrived in Oxford (in a day or two, the heat would go away, thankfully). While the building I was staying in was relatively new, it did not have air conditioning, and I was on the top floor. Show More Summary

One Anglophile’s Take on T2: Trainspotting

Well, this took a lot longer than expected, didn’t it? This requires some explanation. And if it doesn’t, it’ll at least feel good to vent about the whole situation. You see, when I wrote my original Trainspotting review, I wrote itShow More Summary

Anglotopia Alert: 2018 Calendars Now Available – England, London, Castles, Cottages and Yorkshire & Lake District

2018 Calendars are here! It’s time for our biggest fundraiser of the year – our selection of calendars. This year we’ve decided to do five: Anglotopia, Londontopia, Thatched Cottages, Castles and Yorkshire & Lake District. Each calendar features beautiful images of England along with US and UK holidays. Show More Summary

The Telly Fiver – Five Classic Doctor Who Stories To Watch on Britbox This Weekend

Doctor Who is a cultural institution that goes well beyond the current programme that has featured Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi.  Beginning in 1963, it is undoubtedly the longest-running science...Show More Summary

Amongst the Dreaming Spires: Oxford Trip Diaries – Day Two – Old English, Brit-American English Differences, Oxford Tour and More!

My eyes did not open until the morning. I slept peacefully; jet lagged exhaustion will do that! I awoke around 6 am, which is actually about when I normally wake up (hey, I’ve got young kids). I was bubbling with excitement for my first morning of lectures followed up a guided walking tour of Oxford. Show More Summary

How it all began: Liam Gallagher explains the origin of his rivalry with Noel.

I can’t say I expected to ever expected to use Howard Stern as a source for an Anglotopia column, but here we are, and it should be an interesting one. You see, Liam and Noel Gallagher; respectively singer and utter prat, and guitarist-songwriter-producer...Show More Summary

Amongst the Dreaming Spires: Oxford Trip Diaries – Day One – Arriving at Worcester College

And now the writing begins. Last month I had the pleasure of being a guest of the English-Speaking Union TLab as part of their “Story of English” Program at Oxford. Part of the agreement I made with them is that I would do a write-up of every day I was there. Show More Summary

Victory from Retreat: Ten Interesting Facts about the Dunkirk Evacuation

It was certainly a bleak period of World War II.  Hitler’s blitzkrieg had practically rolled through France in 1940, and the Allies were thoroughly crushed both in force and in spirit.  By 26 May, British and French soldiers were trapped...Show More Summary

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