- Anglophile Alert: Win a Trip to Britain Through Your Social Network on Facebook!
Editor’s Note: Here are the details on a fun new contest form the folks at Visit Britain about how you can enter to win a trip to Britain on Facebook. Good luck! Much has been said about the power of Facebook and other social networking sites in bringing people together. Now, for the first time, […]
- Doctor Whooligan: Latest Doctor Who and Torchwood News – Upcoming Doctor Who Conventions
Greetings greetings fellow stargazers, Filming for Torchwood and Series Sic of Doctor Who are still going on but it has been a quiet week. Most of the action this week is coming from Los Angeles as fans gather for the Gallifrey One convention. Things remain pretty tight on the Torchwood: Miracle Day sets. Some videos […]
- Chuffed to Bits: A Love Song for Bobby Long
When I recently mentioned to a dear friend of mine that I’d named this column Chuffed to Bits, she looked a bit perplexed. After I explained to her what that particular saying means, she suggested that perhaps I offer up a brief explanation for those who may not be familiar with the term. So here goes. […]
- UK Immigration: UK Border Agency Sets out New Tier 2 Regulations and Cap Details – New Income Requirement
The UK Border Agency has published a Statement of Intent affecting the eligibility criteria for Tier 2 applications in the wake of the annual cap to be introduced on 6 April 2011. In particular, all Tier 2 jobs will need to be at a graduate level position. Significantly, prospective Tier 2 migrants will not necessarily […]
- Video: The King’s Speech Rap
This is fun!
- British TV Podcast Show #72 – Being Human
The British TV Podcast with Chrissy & Ryan Show 72 has a feature on “Being Human” to bring you up to the third season premiere on February 19th on BBC America. Also reviews of “Mad Dogs” and “The Promise.” More “Upstairs Downstairs” is coming, Paul Merton is doing another travelogue, and David Walliams will have […]
- Guest Post: UK Weekend Breaks – Romantic Film Locations in England
If you’re struggling for ideas, romantic film locations provide the perfect solution for a great UK weekend break.
- Downing Street Gets a New Chief Mouser: Larry the Cat
It was a slow news day yesterday so this was pretty much the top story everywhere in the British news outlets. Downing Street has a rodent problem and they’ve called in backup to help solve it. This video below explains it:
- Introducing Londontopia!
We’ve been hyping it for several weeks now and the time has come to take the wrapping of our new London themed site, Londontopia. As with most Anglophiles, my passion for Britain started with London. London was the first place I set foot in England, it was the first foreign country I went with my […]
- Tinie Tempah, Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons and Take That Win Big At Brits – Brit Awards Winners List
Canadian festival favorites Arcade Fire are possibly having their highest profile week ever, capping off a huge Grammys win with two Brit Awards Tuesday night. Arcade Fire won awards for Best International Group and Best International Album at the Brits, while fellow Grammys nominees Mumford & Sons won the night’s penultimate award for Best British […]
- Royal Round Up 2-15-11: Royal Wedding Party Announced; Earl Spencer To Marry Again; Wills and Kate Celebrate St. Andrews
Prince Harry to be William’s best man Prince William has named his brother Harry as his best man – or supporter – for his spring nuptials. Fiancee Kate Middleton has chosen her sister Pippa (Phillipa) as her maid of honor. The young bridesmaids are: Lady Louise Windsor, 7, the daughter of Prince Edward, Earl of […]
- Extraordinary England: The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
A review of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.
- Royal Wedding: The Royal Wedding Party is Named – Prince Harry is Best Man
The Palace released details on the structure of the Royal Wedding Party today and there aren’t really any surprises. William and Kate’s siblings will be in the most important spots as best man and maid of honor, respectively. Here’s the full list: Miss Catherine Middleton has asked her sister, Miss Philippa Middleton, to be her […]
- BAFTA’S: Colin Firth and the King’s Speech Reign Over the BAFTA’S
No surprises here – Colin Firth and the King’s Speech have swept this year’s Bafta awards. According to the BBC: The King’s Speech has walked away with a clutch of Bafta awards, including best actor for Colin Firth. Helena Bonham Carter was named best supporting actress and Geoffrey Rush picked up best supporting actor. It […]
- Top Gear UK: Video – Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as the Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car
This was by far the high point of this week’s Top Gear episode – Paul stars Nick Frost and Simon Pegg appeared as the Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car. Click to view larger version.
- Top Gear UK: Episode 4 Review – Uncontroversial but still fun – Nick Frost and Simon Pegg Feature
This episode wasn’t controversial in anyway but also wasn’t that ground breaking as far as Top Gear goes. The main documentary of the show was one where they all pretty much got the same car by accident and then decided to do a bunch of tests of their own creation to see which one was […]
- Doctor Who: David Tennant To be Featured on Royal Mail Stamp
This isn’t really ground shaking news – but it’s still really cool. Former Doctor David Tennant will grace a special edition of Hamlet related stamps from the Royal Mail. Check it out below: The special Royal Shakespeare Company stamps will be released on April 14.
- Coming Soon: The William and Kate Story in Comic Book Form
As a fan of comic books and graphic novels – this is a lot of fun! According to AP – the comic will be done in time for the April wedding and: A comic book telling the story of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s romance is due to be published in April, joining a host […]
- Top Gear USA: American Top Gear Renewed for a Second Season on History Channel
I’m a little surprised by this news. Top Gear USA gained enough of a fanbase and viewership to be renewed for a second season on the History Channel. According to the official Top Gear Blog: Good news! If you’re American! The History Channel confirmed yesterday that Top Gear US will be returning for a second […]
- Cast of The Hobbit Comes Together in New Zealand for the First Time
This news comes via our friends at Anglophenia – the cast of The Hobbit has gathered together for the first time in New Zealand in preparation for principle photography to begin on March 21st. From Anglophenia: BBC News reports that select cast members of The Hobbit gathered for a press conference on Friday (February 11). […]
- Brit Movies: 1st Arthur Remake Trailer Released Starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren
I’ve not seen the original Arthur (I don’t like Dudley Moore) so I have no loyalties to the original. That said – I think this movie looks like a lot of fun. Here’s the synopsis: Irresponsible charmer Arthur Bach has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense […]
- Doctor Whooligan: 1996 Doctor Who Movie DVD Review, Torchwood News, Series 6 Filming Report and More! SPOILERS!!!
Doctor Who 1996 TV Movie I remember that horrible day back in 1996 when, after I watched the Doctor Who Fox TV Movie I simply could not feel well. It wasn’t a hangover or bad food or the flu, but just the fact that my guts felt really crappy from watching my favorite TV show […]
- Brit Movie Trailer: X-Men First Class Trailer Released
This isn’t strictly a British movie but it has a great cast of Brits and it looks like some of it was shot in Britain. Besides, I love the X-Men. So here’s the first official X-Men: First Class Trailer preview: Click to view a larger version. X-Men: First Class opens June 3rd, 2011. This looks […]
- British TV: Upstairs Downstairs Renewed for Second Series – 2nd Season to Premiere in 2012
Great news for the folks that enjoyed Upstairs Downstairs in the UK and in the USA where it will premiere in PBS in April. Upstairs Downstairs has been commissioned by the BBC for a second series due to premiere in early 2012 on the BBC and probably on PBS Masterpiece shortly thereafter. From the BBC: […]
- Awesome Art: Doctor Who vs Star Trek
As with previously posted awesome art, I post this without comment. Star Trek vs Dr. Who by *Summerset on deviantART