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The BBC announce a replacement for Glastonbury next year

Since next year will be the Glastonbury Festival’s traditional fallow year, it looks like we’ll have to wait until 2019 for more news about the festival. However, in an attempt at filling the void, The BBC has announced a huge weekend festival of their own: The Biggest Weekend. Show More Summary

Motorhead releases a trailer for a cover album

It turns out we haven’t heard the last of Motorhead. Granted, it might have seemed like it when Lemmy, their bassist, singer, main creative force, and sole constant member, died in 2015, but it looks like they’ve got another album ready to be released this September. Show More Summary

Doctor Who:  Christmas Special 2017 Trailer Released

San Diego Comic Con was this weekend and as usual, the BBC had a Doctor Who panel and released a new trailer for the upcoming Christmas special. Don’t watch if you want to stay SPOILER FREE. Peter Capaldi’s final performance as the Doctor will air in the UK and USA on Christmas Day. Show More Summary

Anglophile Alert: British Airwasy Summer Sale

Word has come through to us from British Airways that they have a summer offer going on if you book hotel/car/plane together. Here are the details: Find your perfect vacation in our worldwide sale. Combine your flights with hotels or car rental and see the total cost with no hidden surprises. Show More Summary

Brit Music: The KLF announce a live event

One thing I really find myself coming back to once in a blue moon is the KLF: the infamous band that hit it big in the mid-Nineties with a combination of kick-ass music, gratuitous references to Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson’s Illuminatus Trilogy, and a series of bizarre performance art events. Show More Summary

Sabbath, Sherlock, and Schläger: A very curious cover of “Paranoid.”

My heart may belong to Britain, but the blood that runs through it is mostly German, so I do like finding the little ways British and German cultures intersect (especially through music), and I just found something that really intrigues me, and I think it might intrigue some of you, too. Show More Summary

New Jane Austen £10 Banknote Has Been Unveiled

Another exciting thing to witness while I’ve been here in the UK – the new £10 note featuring Jane Austen has been unveiled. The new note will not be made of paper – like the new £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill – it’s made of a plastic-like polymer. Show More Summary

Brit Music: See Ed Sheeran’s cameo appearance on “Game of Thrones”

Well, Game of Thrones Season 7 has begun, and it turns out Ed Sheeran’s much-vaunted cameo appearance wound up happening early in the season. As a matter of fact, it happened during the recent season premiere, and here’s a clip fromShow More Summary

Telly Showdown: Top Gear vs The Grand Tour – Which is Better?

The world of Top Gear changed forever after presenter Jeremy Clarkson punched producer Oisin Tymon and reported himself for disciplinary action.  With Clarkson’s contract not renewed in light of his actions, he, along with co-presenters...Show More Summary

Doctor Who: Meet the 13th Doctor!

Finally after an agonizing series of months fueled with innuendo and shrouded in mystery we have a 13th Doctor. Any time there is a new actor cast in the role there is a flurry of chaos, including betting odds, rumors, suggestions by fans and even lobbying by actors interested in the role. Show More Summary

Doctor Who: The 13th Doctor Revealed – It’s Broadchurch Mum Jodie Whittaker

Hey everyone – writing you here from Oxford. The bigs news this evening in British Telly is that the BBC has finally announced who will be playing the 13th Doctor and the BBC have decided it’s going to be a woman! Jodie Whittaker, who...Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Darkest Hour Trailer Released – New Churchill Film about the Battle of Britain

We’re getting another Churchill movie this year and hopefully, it will be more historically accurate than the critically panned Churchill that was released earlier this summer (we didn’t see it and probably won’t). In Darkest Hour, Gary Oldman is unrecognizable is Churchill during the dark days of the Battle of Britain. Show More Summary

The Telly Fiver – Five London Themed Programmes on Britbox To Watch This Weekend

The BBC and ITV certainly have a lot to offer when it comes to programming on their Britbox streaming service.  There are shows and specials not only based on Britain but featuring locals from all over the world.  Of course, just because...Show More Summary

Anglotopia Magazine: LAST CALL for Issue #7 – Article Line-up Revealed

Hey, everyone! This is just a quick post to let everyone know that we need a final count for what to order for Anglotopia Magazine Issue #7. We’re done with the layout and will be going to press very soon so I need to know how many to order. Show More Summary

Anglotopia Goes to Oxford: Pre-Trip Post – Full Itinerary Revealed – Details of Whole Trip With Last Minute Changes

Tomorrow I leave for Oxford and I go to achieve a lifelong dream. For one week, I’m going to get to live like a student at the University of Oxford. I’m going to attend real lectures by Oxford professors and get an experience I’ve always...Show More Summary

Watch the trailer for David Gilmour’s concert at Pompeii

A little over a year ago, David Gilmour played two sold-out shows at Pompeii’s amphitheater, the first rock concerts to be performed before an audience at the ancient amphitheater. And, fortunately, thanks to Elton John playing the amphitheater a few days after David, it wasn’t the last one. Show More Summary

Ten Interesting Facts and Figures about the Lake District – The Latest UNESCO World Heritage Site

Recently, the Lake District was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Aphrodisias in Turkey and Brazil’s Volango Wharf Archaeological Site.  The committee was inspired to include the Lake district because of its “beauty,...Show More Summary

Exploring Hardy’s Wessex: Places Thomas Hardy Fans Should Visit

Many authors have a particular time and place associated with them. Victorian Era writer Thomas Hardy evokes one place: Wessex – the mythical kingdom that’s comprised of Dorset, Somerset, Devon and bits of other English countries. Dorset...Show More Summary

Christopher Nolan talks about casting Harry Styles in “Dunkirk.”

In a few weeks, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk will be released. Only time will tell if I end up actually seeing it in theaters or if it will join the depressingly long list of films I wish I actually saw in theaters this year. Hopefully,...Show More Summary

Guest Writer: Book Excerpt – Needle in the Heart – Nursing in the NHS by J. Harvey Greenhalgh

I learned Nursing from the greatest of Teachers. Ranting & raving noisy Ward Sisters, who demanded and got the best out of me to make me into a world class Caring, Clinically excellent Nurse. Alongside the Ward Sisters were a compendium...Show More Summary

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