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Doctor Who: Christmas Special Sneak Preview – Video

During the BBC’s Children in Need telethon that night, they aired an extended preview from the upcoming Christmas Special. It’s looking like cheeky Christmas fun, which is to be expected from a Doctor Who Christmas Special. It will air...Show More Summary

Anglotopia Alert: British Airways Black Friday Sale – Free Hotel Rooms in London

As Black Friday approaches, British Airways has announced what they’ll be offering to customers who book on the day. They’re offering free hotel rooms to people who book. Here are the details: On Black Friday (November 25), British Airways...Show More Summary

Brit Telly: Our Verdict on The Grand Tour – Episode 1, “The Holy Trinity” – The REAL Top Gear is Back!

Petrol heads have reason to rejoice this week as everyone’s favourite motoring trio has finally come back to television…sort of.  As you may know, the long journey to this week’s premiere of The Grand Tour began in March 2015 when Top...Show More Summary

David Bowie “Heroes Symphony” orchestra to go on tour.

One aspect of this year’s Glastonbury festival I gave short shrift (besides the obvious political stuff) is one of the many, MANY tributes they gave to David Bowie. Specifically, the live performance of the Philip Glass-Brian Eno-David...Show More Summary

Notes from an English Farm – Fireworks and Leaves as Autumn Arrives in England

Well, British Summer Time (BST) has truly ended now; the hour has gone back and we’ve reverted to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). For a while, the mornings will be lighter again and the evenings darker; until both ends of the day become dark as we approach the shortest day around the 21st December. Show More Summary

Read a rare letter from John Lennon to Paul McCartney before it comes up for auction!

A rare piece of correspondence between John Lennon and Paul McCartney has been unearthed and will be auctioned soon by RR auction. The exact date is unknown, but RR Auction believes it to have been written in 1971. What is obvious, however,...Show More Summary

Anglotopia Magazine: 10 Reasons to Subscribe to the Anglotopia Magazine – The Magazine for Anglophiles

Our November Subscription drive is going well, we’re halfway through the month and now at 783 subscriptions – we still have a ways to go until we get to our goal of 1,000 subscribers so we thought it would be fun to put together a list...Show More Summary

Brit Telly: The Crown – Season 1 – Full Review – The Best New British Drama This Year

When US-based streaming service Netflix announced last year that they would be making a drama based on the life of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, I immediately became excited. Mostly because of the people involved – most notably Peter...Show More Summary

Contest Time! Win a Copy of The Thames Through Time: A Liquid History

It’s been a long time since we had a contest, so we thought it would be a good time to have one. We’ve been provided with an extra copy of The Thames Through Time: A Liquid History. It’s a book made up entirely of historical photographs...Show More Summary

10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Cornwall You Might Now Know

Cornwall is a fantastic place – a land of geographic and cultural identity distinct from the rest of Britain. In honor of this week’s shirt dedicated to Cornwall, here are a few facts and figures you might now know. 1. The flag of Cornwall is Saint Piran’s Flag. Show More Summary

Friday Fun: The UK’s Oddest Place Names – Map

I love maps like these! This one features some of the UK’s oddest place names. There are certainly more places than this but it’s a fun start! And yes, before you ask, these are all real places in Blighty!   The post Friday Fun: The UK’s Oddest Place Names – Map appeared first on

The Telly Fiver – Five of the Top British Chat Shows

Chat shows can be some of the best programming around.  A chance to really see what celebrities are like, hear new bands and enjoy some great gags.  At the centre of this three-ring circus is the chat show host, typically someone with...Show More Summary

Brit Music: Listen to the first full track released from the xx’s third album.

It’s official. The information for the xx’s third album has been confirmed, with the artwork, track listing, first song, and release date confirmed by the band. The album will be called “I See You,” and it looks like the track list has...Show More Summary

Brit History: The Highwayman—Scourge of the Traveler

Once upon a time, there was a terror that stalked the land.  No carriage was safe as it made its way through country roads.  No merchant or wealthy noble could keep from being robbed by the notorious highwaymen.  While robbery was nothing...Show More Summary

It’s Here! The John Lewis Christmas Advert 2016 – #BusterTheBoxer

The John Lewis Christmas advertisement has now become an important part of British Christmas celebrations with the ad each year usually inspiring people or making them cry. This year they went for a more uplifting commercial and it’s lovely. Watch it below! The post It’s Here! The John Lewis Christmas Advert 2016 – #BusterTheBoxer appeared first on

Brit Music: The xx release details of their third album

I’m a big fan of the xx. Granted, I haven’t done a lot of writing on them, largely because I discovered them shortly after the release of their second album three years ago, and, like their music, the band has been very quiet in the days since the release of that album. Show More Summary

My Heart Lives in England: 10 Things My Heart Misses Most When I’m Not in England – What Do You Miss?

  It’s no secret that we love England. Sometimes it’s nice to give ourselves a little reminder of why we do so much. So, we thought it would be fun to put together a list of the 10 things we miss the most when we’re not in England. 1. Show More Summary

The Doctor Who Fiver – Five Doctor Who Guest Actors Who Became World Famous

Every actor starts somewhere.  They get that first gig or one early in their career, and then get the one that really causes their career to take off.  Since its beginning in 1963, Doctor Who has seen many burgeoning actors walk through...Show More Summary

Exploring the BBC Archive: In Their Own Words Margaret Thatcher, Stephen Fry, Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney

The “In Their Own Words” series of audios from the BBC is a fantastic series of audio recordings.  Each CD presents a collection of interviews from different subjects over a period of years.  They enable listeners a glimpse deeper into...Show More Summary

The Fiver – Five Actors You May Not Know are Actually British

Acting is a great profession, requiring one to become something completely different from one’s true self.  Some actors are actually so good at their craft, they can convince the audience they’re a completely different nationality. Show More Summary

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