10 Great British TV Shows of the Last 10 Years

The last decade in British TV has been particularly great, especially as it coincides with a huge upswing in the quality of TV shows across the world. In a time of critical and popular worldwide successes such as Breaking Bad, Orange …

Personality Quiz: Which Sherlock Holmes are You?

You’d think that there would be very little room for gradations of personality in a character as well-defined as Sherlock Holmes. He has his foibles—his violin, that stern intellect—and his inability to deal with people on a …

10 Reasons We Love Dame Helen Mirren

Possibly we should all take a page out of Dame Helen Mirren‘s book? The British actress turns 70 this coming Sunday (July 26), and makes getting older seem so easy.

WATCH: The Best Prank News Videobomb Ever

Pranking live news media is a sport that has a long and ignoble tradition, whether by accidentally walking into reporters as they’re speaking to camera, shouting something obscene behind them, or jumping around behind the camera …

10 Great British Bangers for Hot Dog Day

Before we really get stuck in, it might help to have a brief look at the language around sausages in Britain, and how they’ve been used in certain recipes. For example, the term bangers—when used to describe sausages and not …

Alan Rickman is the ‘British Kevin Bacon,’ Fans Say

In the parlor game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” you must tie the prolific star to any other film actor in six steps or fewer. Last month, we asked BBC AMERICA viewers to weigh in on the British actor who most fulfills the …