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Brit Music: Black Sabbath to release “The End” documentary

As I write this, Black Sabbath’s final show is officially represented on Youtube by this clip: I (and I’m sure a lot of people on Youtube) think “surely Black Sabbath don’t think it’s a good idea to represent such a pivotal event with...Show More Summary

Know a Ruin: Hadrian’s Wall – The Roman Marvel in the North of England

The Romans came to Britain in 43 A.D. to make the Sceptred Isle part of their empire.  The Romans worked their way up Great Britain, getting as far as the Tyne-Solway Isthmus.  The forts in this area were then linked by a road that ran...Show More Summary

The Brit Travel Fiver – Five Beautiful Castles To Visit Still in Private Ownership

Once the strongest fortresses and most stately homes in Britain, castles tend to have some very expensive upkeep.  Some aristocratic families were unable to keep them up and let them fall into disrepair, while others sold or donatedShow More Summary

Ten Brilliant British Films You Can Stream on Netflix This Weekend

It can always be a pain to figure out what to watch, but fortunately, we’re here to help.  There is a wealth of great British films on Netflix that you can stream today if you’re signed up with their service.  No matter whether you’re...Show More Summary

The Beatles to reissue Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band for its 50th Anniversary.

It was fifty years ago today,/Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play./Ain’t never been out of smile,/and it’s guaranteed to raise a smile,/so may I introduce to you/the group we’ve loved for all these years/Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band! Well, that was obvious. Show More Summary

Brit Movies; One Anglophile’s Take on “This is England”

Nostalgia can be a very powerful force, highlights of an interesting time in the past, one that can easily draw an outsider in, but there’s also a dark side. The latest season of South Park tackled this theme, and so does Shane Meadows’ This is England. Show More Summary

Wales Uprising: The Fascinating Story of Owain Glyndwr

Known as “The Last Prince of Wales,” Owain Glyndwr led the last attempted rebellion against the English in the 15th Century.  Ironically enough, Owain was born during a time of peace between the English and the Welsh in 1354.  He was...Show More Summary

Brit Telly: Huge News – Classic Doctor Who Comes to British Streaming Service BritBox!

One of the biggest concerns we heard about the launch of the new British Streaming TV service BritBox was that it didn’t have Doctor Who and that was a dealbreaker for many. From today, they have the first 30 years of Doctor Who! Well,...Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: Season 10 News, Matt Smith At Dragon Con, Nicola Bryant At WhoLanta, Chicago TARDIS, Big Finish Update

We are two weeks away from the new series, and there’s a pretty big going on. There’s a lot of news and speculation aunt what may happen, but one thing is certain, after a long wait it’s great to have The Doctor back! There is a lotShow More Summary

Irvine Welsh to write a TV series about the British rave scene

Well, it looks like it may be a little while before I take on T2: Trainspotting 2, if only because, for whatever reason, it’s going through a much more limited release than I expected; neither of the two theaters I can count on to release...Show More Summary

British Telly: New Shows on BritBox for April – Red Dwarf, Easter from Kings, Ordinary Lies, Not Safe for Work and The Job Lot

We’re entering month two of the new BritBox service and they’re already adding some great new British comedies to the service for April. For those that don’t know, BritBox is a new British TV streaming service from BBC Worldwide andShow More Summary

Brit Telly: Top Ten Classic British Comedies Available to Stream Now on BritBox – Which is Your Favourite?

If you’ve been waiting for a British-only streaming service, BritBox has heard your call and answered it.  Cheaper than Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix at $6.99, BritBox delivers the biggest streaming library of telly from both the BBC and ITV to your computer or Roku device. Show More Summary

Glastonbury releases poster of expanded 2017 lineup

As has become tradition, the Eavises have recently released, through their Twitter account, a poster of 80 of the artists playing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. And to think that a little over a month ago, I could count the artists...Show More Summary

Great British Ruins – Binchester Roman Fort in County Durham

While it’s been approximately 1500 years since the Romans had a presence in Britain, there are many examples of their architecture and civilisation around the United Kingdom.  From the original city wall in London to Hadrian’s Wall in...Show More Summary

Woman jailed for playing Ed Sheeran on loop

I’ve devoted no less than eight articles so far this year to Ed Sheeran’s music. Perhaps given how much print the release of his third album Obelus has recieved, this may be inevitable. And, while I like it, I can’t rightly say I blame...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: British Airways Launches Non-stop Flights to London from New Orleans With a Sale

British Airways (our preferred way to travel to Britain from Chicago) have launched a brand new route from New Orleans non-stop to London, four times a week. To celebrate they’ve got a sale on offer. From BA: British Airways touchedShow More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts about Admiral Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke Bronte, is possibly Britain’s best-known Naval commander and hero.  Nelson saw the beginning of the Napoleonic wars as a Commander, but his quick decisions and bold actions moved him steadily...Show More Summary

See Rick Astley cover Ed Sheeran’s “The Shape of You”

We all know Rick Astley, the fresh-faced Welsh redhead with the Luther Vandrossian voice behind “Never Gonna Give You Up” and “Together Forever” who emerged from obscurity to become an Internet meme, and recently released his first Number One hit album 50. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Churchill – Brian Cox Stars as Churchill in New D-Day Biopic

This looks, very, very good. I’ve been watching the production for this for quite some time so I’m very excited to finally see the trailer. This story is focused on one event, the buildup and planning of D-Day in June 1944. Here’s the official Synopsis: June 1944. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: First Preview of Sorts for Red Nose Day, Actually – Love Actually Mini-Sequel – Released

We have here our first look of sorts at the upcoming mini-sequel to Love Actually, Red Nose Day Actually. The short was produced for Red Nose Day, a fundraiser telethon in Britain and will air on March 24th. It will air in the USA on May 25th when the fundraiser is held here. Show More Summary

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