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The Telly Fiver – Five Classic 1990s British TV Shows to Binge Watch This Weekend

The 90s were a fairly transformative period in Britain.  The end of Thatcherism eventually gave way to New Labour.  This could account for the rash of new shows more geared towards making people laugh and feel good.  With one exception...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Swallows and Amazons – Official Trailer

This looks interesting! If anything the scenery will be amazing but it’s also got a stellar cast. SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS is an exhilarating new adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s treasured classic. A story of daring adventure and exploration as a group of children set off on an adventure of a life-time. Show More Summary

“Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism trial hits yet another setback.

Yes, this is still happening. I wrote an article about the controversy over Stairway to Heaven, whether its famous intro could have been taken from Spirit’s “Taurus” and whether the similarities were enough for Randy California to get a credit on future releases of the song. Show More Summary

National Trust: 10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Visit to a National Trust Property

The National Trust is an amazing organization. For over 100 years, they’ve been trusted with safeguarding Britain’s heritage – not just stately homes mind you but also pieces of important land. They run farms. They protect artifacts....Show More Summary

Paul McCartney talks about finding the Meaning of Life with Bob Dylan.

Paul McCartney has recently released a comprehensive anthology of his work from 1970’s McCarthy to his recent song “Hope For The Future,” released for 2014 video game Destiny. Of course, he’s been doing some interviews, and one passage has intrigued me. Show More Summary

Hidden Gem: 5 Things to See and Do in Much Wenlock – Birthplace of the Modern Olympics

Much Wenlock was a surprising discovering on our recent trip. We had no plans to visit it but just happened upon it and these are always the best discoveries. We were nearby exploring the Ironbridge Gorge and one of the apps on my phone told us there was a ruined priory nearby. Show More Summary

Doctor Who: Matt Lucas Cast as New Companion and New Series Begins Filming Next Week

So, apparently Matt Lucas, who has previously guest starred on Doctor Who, has been cast as a series regular on the new series of Doctor Who, effectively making him a second companion in the TARDIS along with new companion Pearl Mackie. Show More Summary

Doctor Who: Madman in a Box – A Look at the Social History of Doctor Who

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Madman in a Box, a new book on Doctor Who by a regular Anglotopia contributor, David Johnson. The television programme Doctor Who, the origins of which were dramatised in the BBC production...Show More Summary

The Stone Roses release second single from their new album: “Beautiful Thing”

Last month, I wrote about how The Stone Roses released the first new song since 1995’s Second Coming, and all the time I’ve spent waiting for it (read: literally the whole time I’ve been writing for Anglotopia). It was a little surprising...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Design LIVE – Straight Outta London and Red London Bus Tribute

This week over at we have two brand new designs. First up is a new design from Malcolm Watson called Straight Outta London. Next up is a new typographical tribute to the Red London Bus. Both designs are available on men’s and women’s cuts and are available for 1 week only. Show More Summary

Guest Post: Check out Britain Your Ways Tours – Small Group Travel to Britain – Discount for Anglotopia Readers

I’m Sheila Stone, owner of Britain Your Way Tours. I love travel – researching it, planning it, doing it, and sharing it with others. I’m an anthropologist, history buff, and former stand-up comedian. (It helps to have a high embarrassment threshold!) I’m also an unabashed Anglophile. Show More Summary

Brian Johnson may have found a way to get back into AC/DC

A while back, AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson announced he could no longer perform live with AC/DC, who he had performed with for 36 years. He explained that, while he might record with the band again, chronic hearing loss had reached the point where, if he did any more concerts, he risked permanent deafness. Show More Summary

Anglotopia Alert: We’re Now Taking Pre-orders for Issue #3 of the Anglotopia Magazine – Reserve Your Copy Before it Sells Out!

Most people have received their copies of the second issue of the Anglotopia Magazine so now it’s time to begin pre-orders for the next issue. This option was very popular last time around, so we’re happy to do it again as it also lets us plan how many copies to get printed. Show More Summary

Travels in Britain: Highlights of Where We Ate On Our Recent Trip

Eating is always one of the most fun aspects of travel in Britain. We love British food and we love trying something new. As we spent a large part of our trip in new places we’d never been before, we got to try lots of new places. Here are the highlights (and the lowlights…). Show More Summary

The Brit Music Fiver: Five of the Best 60s Bands – Which if Your Favourite?

The 1960s were a transformative time for British music.  Partly inspired by the American Rhythm and Blues musicians of the 1950s, urban centers of Britain including Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, and London saw the emergence of groups...Show More Summary

Wilko Johnson asks to rejoin the cast of Game of Thrones

I’ve covered the more recent stage of Wilko Johnson’s career on Anglotopia before. Of course, it’s mostly been focused on his terminal cancer and demonstrating that the term “inoperable pancreatic tumor” isn’t necessarily the death sentence people think. Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – The Arsenal of Victory and The Welsh Dragon

This week over at Anglotees we’ve got two beautiful new designs. First up is the Arsenal of Victory a tribute to the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster Bomber. The planes that helped Britain win World War II. Next up is a new tribute for Wales, a lovely new stained glass rendition of the Welsh Dragon. Show More Summary

Travels in Britain: Where We Stayed On Our Recent Trip to the Midlands and Dorset

We always like to post about where we stayed on our travels. This acts as a review of the places so people can reference later on for their own trips. We stayed at three different places, in three very different parts of the country....Show More Summary

Royal Mint Unveils New £5 Note Made of Plastic Featuring Churchill

It’s been a long time coming but the Bank of England has finally unveiled their new £5 note. The big changes are the addition of Winston Churchill to the front and the note is now made of a new plastic material. From the Bank of England:...Show More Summary

Lost in Pond: Are You An Anglophile? Get Help Today – Funny Video

Are you obsessed with all things English? Do you find yourself devouring English television and casually using British slang in conversation? If the answer is ‘yes’, then there’s a good chance you may be an Anglophile. However, don’t despair; Anglophilia is treatable. Show More Summary

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