Put on Your Party Hat! ‘Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel Turns 24

Join us in singing a noisy chorus of “Happy Birthday” to London-born actor Dev Patel, who reaches the advanced age of 24 today (April 23).

Five Facts About Saint George, For Saint George’s Day

As today is the official day of the patron saint of England, it seems only right and proper to have a bit of a delve into history’s golden gumbo pot to see what facts we can dredge up. As you’d expect for someone who is ...

WATCH: Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Play a Bromantic ‘Newlywed Game’

Best pals Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen said goodbye to the U.S. after their successful run on Broadway, but that doesn’t mean they’re gone-gone.

Unheard Led Zeppelin Tracks Plummet From The Sky

For fans of Led Zeppelin, there’s no such thing as too many remasterings and reswizzlings of those classic albums, and when a new series of reissues comes with the added bonus of previously unheard songs, it’s time to ...

45 Everyday Phrases Coined By Shakespeare

April 23rd is generally considered to be a good day to celebrate the birth of England’s greatest poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. This is partly because there are no records of his birth—although he was baptized on ...

10 British Stand-Up Comics Who Americans Should Know

Let’s not treat this thing like a test. If you already know all ten of these British mirthmakers (as a companion to the recent Mind The Gap post about American stand-ups) you don’t get a pat on the head or a special badge, ...

Watch: London’s Top Restaurant Chefs Discuss Kitchen Accidents and Eating Rat

The road to becoming a top chef at a hot London restaurant is paved with hard work, kitchen cock-ups and lots of weird food.

WATCH: Cute British Video Bloggers Join Forces, Form YouTube ‘Boyband’

If you pride yourself on knowing about up-and-coming bands, there’s no reason to beat yourself up if you’ve never heard of the YouTube Boyband. The main reason being, they’re not actually a band.

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Watch Newly Released News Archive Clips From Early ‘Who’

Happy Easter and welcome to another Who’s Day cavalcade of Gallifreyan glory!

One of the most delightful discoveries of the past seven days has been the digital archive that British Pathé News has made available for public viewing on YouTube. There’s an astonishing array of footage, serious and silly, ...

Five Things That Happened In The Year The Queen Was Born

Today (April 21) is HM Queen Elizabeth’s 88th birthday, an event that has been marked with the kind of ceremonial events one would expect—guards firing cannons—and some that could only have happened in the modern era.