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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Glastonbury heads give new name to off-site satellite festival

Over the past year or so, the Eavis family spoke of plans for an alternate site for the famous festival after concerns over a gas pipe lying under the site. And, after a brief flirtation with holding it at Longleat Safari Park, theyShow More Summary

Brit Music: Trainspotting 2 Soundtrack Tracklist released

I am legitimately surprised that I did not hear about the Trainspotting sequel finally being made until the powers that be announced that the soundtrack had been finalised. Trainspotting is likely my favourite British film of the 1990s, and its soundtrack is easily one of the most iconic and entertaining albums of its kind. Show More Summary

Brit Telly: Doc Martin Renewed for Two Final Seasons – Ending in 2020 for Good

Good news for fans of life in the quirky Cornish seaside village of Port Wenn, Doc Martin has officially been renewed for two further seasons (or series as the British call them). And then the show is ending. From UPI: “We are very excited...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Trailer for Their Finest – Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy Star in New World War II Drama

They have me at British Wartime Drama. Their Finest is an upcoming British film starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy as part of a British film crew that attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the London Blitz. Show More Summary

Notes from an English Farm – A New Year in the English Countryside

Happy New Year from the farm! It’s now mid-January, Twelfth Night (5th January) has passed, and all our Christmas decorations are down and packed away in the loft. I enjoy Christmas, but I quite look forward to January after the festive...Show More Summary

Brit Film History: Monty Python Movie Filming Locations

Right, so we’ve already covered the filming locations for Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and now it’s time to turn attention to the locations of each of the Python films.  Well, except for Life of Brian really, since that was done entirely...Show More Summary

British Classics: One Anglophile’s Take on The Red Riding Trilogy

Long-time readers of my columns may have noticed that I am fascinated with crime stories, whether it’s in my taking on some of the darker films to come out of Britain, or perhaps in my long-standing “Britain’s Least Wanted” series, relating...Show More Summary

Brit Telly Streaming: What’s New on Acorn TV for January 2017 – Which is Your Favorite?

New year, new shows! Acorn TV is bringing you even more world-class TV from Britain and beyond in 2017. Here’s a peek at January’s premieres: Birds of a Feather, Set 2 The birds are back in this acclaimed revival of the long-runningShow More Summary

Ed Sheeran announces tracklist and release date for his third album.

I’ve got good news and bad news about Ed Sheeran’s new album ÷ (which I have taken to calling Obelus in lieu of a properly pronounceable title): The good news is Ed Sheeran has officially announced not only its release date, but also its track listing. Show More Summary

The Caledonia Fiver – Five Unique Scottish Places to Visit On Your Next Trip

Scotland can be a wild and crazy place, a reputation that many of its residents cherish.  The unique people and cultures that you can find in Scotland have produced many interesting (and maybe a little weird) places to visit.  From ancient...Show More Summary

The xx reveal dates for their North American tour

While Ed Sheeran’s new album Obelus has yet to actually have its release date announced, the xx’s new album I See You is currently scheduled for release on Friday. In preparation for this, they released another song from the album, first...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: British Airways Launches New Year’s Resolution Sale – Trips to London Starting at $699

Our friends at British Airways have launched a New Year’s Resolution sale in partnership with Classpass, a worldwide fitness company. They have trips to London, including hotel, starting at $699 from New York. What better way to keep...Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Trip to England and Visit Highclere Castle – USA and Canada ONLY!

Every year for the past few years, PBS Masterpiece has run a sweepstakes offering up a chance to win a trip to England, this year they’re back with a Victoria themed trip that also includes a private tour of Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) by Lady Carnarvon herself. Show More Summary

Brit Product Reviews: The Quaintly Christmas Boxes

We’ve been getting to Quaintly boxes for several months now, and they’re always a treat. This month we received 3 of the Christmas boxes. This review is going to focus on the Men’s box that was sent to me because I loved it the most....Show More Summary

Heart Melt: Queen’s Guardsman Poses for Sweet Snap with Toddler who’s Dressed as Guardsman – Video

This has been making the rounds on social media and it’s too cute not to share. A little boy in Britain wanted to be a Queen’s Guard for his Birthday and went to the changing of the guard at Windsor Castle. The post Heart Melt: Queen’s Guardsman Poses for Sweet Snap with Toddler who’s Dressed as Guardsman – Video appeared first on

Brit Music: Ed Sheeran’s two new singles: “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You”

As promised, Ed Sheeran released his first new material in a while on Friday, and, while there was some speculation about whether or not the new material he teased would be just one song or his entire third album. And given how manyShow More Summary

Anglotopia Alert: Two New Beautiful Products – The Anglotopia Magazine Omnibus and the Great British Gardens Special

It’s a new year and that means it’s time for us to launch our new products! First up we have decided to combine all the previous issues of the Anglotopia Magazine together into a big beautiful book. Next up is the first in a specialShow More Summary

Rick Astley to release a signature brand of beer

Well, let’s just get this out of the way before we get to anything else. Does it count as a Rickroll if it’s this obvious? Whatever. I’m honestly a bit disappointed it took over 4 1/2 years before I did a story on Rick Astley. I’ve mentioned...Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts and Figures about Castle Construction

Until the invention of cannonballs, castles were one of the best means of protection during the Medieval period.  Often, they didn’t just protect the lords and ladies inside but served as security for a neighboring town or village. Show More Summary

Exploring the BBC Audio Archive: BBC Radio 4 Sherlock Holmes Collections – Review

Sherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective in the world.  First appearing in Beeton’s Christmas Annual before moving over The Strand magazine, Holmes has seen multiple adaptations across stage, film, radio, and television.  January 2017 sees the return of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Show More Summary

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