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Brit Telly: What’s New on BritBox for June 2017 – New Jonathan Creek, Election, Inside No 9 and More

The new British TV streaming service for the USA, BritBox has announced their new lineup for the month of June. They have several great new shows – an old favorite returns plus a few shows to coincide with the British election. Here’s...Show More Summary

Northern Renaissance: Exploring Hull – The 2017 UK City of Culture

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Issue #5 of the Anglotopia Magazine back in February, so some of the events in this article have already passed. Don’t miss out on great long-form writing like this in the Anglotopia...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: First Trailer for New Adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express

Wow, it’s certainly British movie trailer week – first Paddington 2, then Victoria and Abdul and now this. We now have our first good look at the new adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. Take a look below: They have me at “My name is Hercule Poirot.” The film features a star-studded cast. Show More Summary

Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for benefit concert this Weekend

We’ve all heard about what happened at Ariana Grande’s recent concert at the Manchester Arena. It’s been all over the news, and, as a matter of fact, trawling through the NME, it took me several days to look for any British music-related news stories that didn’t focus on it. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Our First Look at Victoria and Abdul – Dame Judi Dench Plays Queen Victoria Again

I heard about this movie a few months ago and was intrigued. Dame Judi Dench is playing Queen Victoria again (she previously played the role in Mrs. Brown about another curious relationship she had), this time later in life in a newShow More Summary

Glastonbury announces their full 2017 lineup

Well, after certain… recent unfortunate events that I’m reluctant to cover, it’s nice to know that there are still some constants in the British music world that I can count on. Namely, in this case, it’s the Glastonbury Festival, and, how, after all this time, they’ve finally announced the full lineup. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: First Look at Paddington 2 – Trailer Released

Paddington was one of the best British films to come out of 2014. It was a brilliant modern adaptation of a classic British story. It was loved by adults and children. It was also a box office success, so it’s no surprise they greenlit a sequel right away. Show More Summary

Brit History: The Legacy of Prince Albert

With the premiere of Victoria on both ITV in the United Kingdom and PBS in the United States, a renewed interest in Queen Victoria has gripped both countries.  One of the most important plotlines that runs through the first series is...Show More Summary

Help With a Dream: Anglotopia Is Going to Oxford University and Needs Your Help To Make It Happen

I have wanted to go to Oxford University as a student my whole life. Unfortunately, when it came time for me to attend university, the opportunity wasn’t there. So, ever since I finished my degree in English, I’ve dreamed of going back...Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: The Pyramid At The End Of The World Preview, Gallifrey One Announces Guests, Big Finish Revisits Torchwood

I simply cannot believe how quickly the new season has flown by. Although this saddens me since I do not want Peter Capaldi to leave it does make me somewhat happy because that means the series has been entertaining and well paced. Overall I have been very pleased with the current season. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: You Can Now Watch the Love Actually Mini-Sequel – Red Nose Day Actually – Watch Here

Red Nose Day was last night here in the USA and we finally got the US premiere of the mini-sequel to Love Actually called Red Nose Day Actually. The US version differs slightly from the UK one that aired a few months ago (they added stuff). Show More Summary

Happy Birthday Anglotopia: Anglotopia Turns 10 – Some Thoughts On Our Past and Future

Ten years ago today, I bought the domain name of this website, Anglotopia, in a closet turned office in a tiny apartment in Chicago. Little did I know that little decision would end up changing my life, become my full-time job and send me to Britain almost ten times. Show More Summary

The Telly Fiver: Best Red Nose Day Sketches

Comic Relief was founded as a charity organisation in 1985 by writer/director Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry as a telethon to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. Every two years, Comic Relief hosts a Red Nose Day telethon...Show More Summary

Anglotopia Alert: Today is Publication Day for the 2nd Edition of Anglotopia’s Dictionary of British English

We’re slightly behind schedule but I’m happy to report that the 2nd Edition of Anglotopia’s Dictionary of British English is now officially published and available from most major book retailers in Print and eBook. The new edition of...Show More Summary

Brit Telly: First Look at Victoria Series 2 – Video

Masterpiece and ITV have released our first good look at the upcoming second series of Victoria. They’ve released a clip of a christening ceremony. Check it out below: Looks great! Victoria Series 2 will premiere on ITV in the UK this fall and on PBS Masterpiece later this year. Show More Summary

One Shakespearean’s Take on Chimes at Midnight

We have heard the chimes at midnight, Master Shallow. Where should I start with this film? Well, I suppose it’s worth noting that for reasons that aren’t terribly clear, this movie, in its 52nd year, only last August did it finally get a DVD release. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: Birthday Contest – Win a Copy of Crafted in Britain: The Survival of Britain’s Traditional Industries

It’s Anglotopia’s 10th Birthday on Friday (we’ll have more about this later in the week), so as part of the celebrations, we thought we’d do a giveaway. We have a fresh off the press beautiful copy of Crafted in Britain: The Survival of Britain’s Traditional Industries. Show More Summary

Britain’s Least Wanted XVII

In commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Hot Fuzz, (honestly, it’s as good a reason as any at this point), here are some more true stories of British crime gone horribly weird. The Case of the Fraudulent Fiddler Bethan Doci was aShow More Summary

UK Politics: A Brief Guide to the UK Election For Americans

Another UK general election is upon us, and this is a fascinating time for watchers of British politics. Personally, I’m a British politics junkie (I usually watch the election night coverage until the winner is announced). And while...Show More Summary

Doctor Whooligan: Extremis, Big Finish Revisits 10th Doctor Era, We Are Six Hundred

It’s a very big week for Doctor Who as fans discover what is in the vault and just how The Master/Missy returns. There’s been a lot of speculation about where things are going and the maelstrom of rumors seems to be building to something big happening this week. Show More Summary

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