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Doctor Who: Big News – No New Series in 2016, Showrunner Steven Moffat Quits – Broadchurch Creator Takes Over

Several bits of big news related to Doctor Who have hit the wires. The first big piece of news is that there will not be a full series in 2016. The only Doctor Who we’ll get in 2016 will be the Christmas Special. Well, that sucks. But...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – I Love England and The Royal Standard

This week over at we have two fantastic new designs. First up is I Love England, a tribute to many of the places that make England great wrapped in a English Flag. Next up is The Royal Standard, a tribute to HM The Queen using her own personal flag. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Trailer Released for Alan Rickman’s Final Live Action Role – Eye in the Sky – Video

It’s difficult to believe that it’s been almost a week since Alan Rickman passed on. Many are still coming to terms with it. He had a few projects in the works before his death and the trailer for his final live action role – Eye in the Sky has now been released. Show More Summary

Sting and Peter Gabriel announce a “Rock-Paper-Scissors” tour

I’m honestly surprised it’s taken this long for Peter Gabriel and Sting to do a tour together. The two artists have quite a bit in common, not the least of which is their similar career trajectories: beginning their careers as the face...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Eddie the Eagle Trailer – Hugh Jackman Stars in 80’s Winter Olympic Drama

This looks like it will be the feel good charming British Film of the winter! About the film: Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British...Show More Summary

The Brit Travel Fiver: Five Things to Do in Norfolk On Your Next Trip

Located in East Anglia, the county of Norfolk has been settled since pre-Roman times.  Since then, it has had a richer history from Viking raids to the English Civil War and then to World War I.  Today, the county has many varied attractions...Show More Summary

The Telly Fiver – Five of the Best 60s Era British Television Programmes – Which is Your Favorite?

The Swinging Sixties were a fantastic time for television in Britain.  From comedy to science-fiction, some of the most iconic shows in all of television were created during this time.  Unfortunately, the BBC and ITV had a bad habitShow More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Win a Luxurious Trip to Britain from Britain Magazine – Worldwide Contest

The folks over at Britain Magazine are offering up the chance to win a luxurious 4 night trip to Britain. This contest appears to be open to anyone, including those who live in the UK. Here are the prize details: Here’s your chance to...Show More Summary

Oslo City Hall pays tribute to Lemmy and Bowie… in bells

Needless to say, David Bowie and Lemmy from Motorhead were popular enough for many, many tributes. As a matter of fact, Lemmy actually got his own limited edition brand of Jack Daniels, one that wound up being popular enough that it sold out the minute it was announced. Show More Summary

Lost in the Pond: 5 Major Differences Between British and American Public Toilets – Video

This week, Laurence delves into that 13-year-old part of his brain to bring you 5 major differences between British and American public toilets. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the video. The post Lost in the Pond: 5 Major Differences Between British and American Public Toilets – Video appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – English Rose and Retro London

This week over at, we have two beautiful new designs. First up is a tribute to the English Rose from Malcolm Watson. The second design is a retro London travel poster. Both designs are only available for 1 week! Get them...Show More Summary

Radiohead hints at new album release, releases unused James Bond theme

Before their last two albums were released, the members of Radiohead formed a company (a limited-liability company, to be precise), to handle the affairs. Four months before In Rainbows was released in 2007, they formed Xurbia Xendless Ltd., and three months before King of Limbs’ release in 2011, they formed Ticker Tape Ltd. Show More Summary

Alan Rickman Has Died after a Battle With Cancer

Well, bloody heck. It’s not a good week to be a British celebrity. All the major media outlets are reporting that iconic British actor Alan Rickman has died. From the BBC: Actor Alan Rickman, known for films including Harry Potter, Die...Show More Summary

Great British Buildings – Edinburgh Castle in Scotland

Long the symbol of power for the Kings and Queens of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle sits at the highest point of the city, a position that, at its construction was both a great defensive position and forcing others to look up to the crown. ...Show More Summary

Modern Caveman: British Man Man Builds A $230,000 House In 700-Year-Old Cave in England

THE pressures of modern life mean that most of us have probably dreamt at one time or another of fleeing to the hills. But real-life caveman Angelo Mastropietro has made his hermit dream a reality – by spending over £160,000 turning a 250 million year old cave in the Wyre Forest into his dream home. Show More Summary

The National Trust: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures About the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty

The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is one of Britain’s largest charitable organizations – and most popular. The National Trust, as it’s known to everyone, is responsible for maintaining hundreds of Stately Homes and other buildings that have been left to their care. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Ashes to Ashes, life after Bowie

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am sorry to inform you that David Bowie is unable to tour to promote his latest album, nor, indeed, any other album. I know Jonathan already broke the news, but I feel I should go more in-depth. Let’s not mince words here, Bowie was a game-changer for rock and roll. Show More Summary

Music Legend David Bowie Has Died of Cancer at 69

It is with great sadness that we report that British music legend David Bowie had died after an 18 month battle with cancer. He had just released a new Album, Blackstar, on Friday, his final parting gifts to his fans. Here’s my personal favorite – Space Oddity: The post Music Legend David Bowie Has Died of Cancer at 69 appeared first on

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE! New Downton Tribute, Great British Slang and Royal Guard

This week over at we have three brand new designs for you to buy. We have a new Downton Abbey tribute called Carson’s Butler Service. We have a new tribute to Great British Slang that’s a re-imagining of a popular past design. Show More Summary

Britain’s Least Wanted XIV: The long-awaited return of stories from the dregs of British crime.

In honour of the release of Sherlock‘s new Christmas special, and my actually finding the time to search through two months of weird news stories, I bring tidings of new tales of the sort of crimes people don’t often see on television. Show More Summary

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