Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, Will Finally Hit DVD!

Industry Vet Perry Simon New General Manager at BBCA

There’s a new gunslinger in town: Perry Simon has been named General Manager for BBC Worldwide America’s Channels divisions, which means he’ll be in charge of BBC AMERICA, BBC AMERICA HD, Video on Demand, ...

The Accent of Evil: Your Favorite British Villains

Ahead of BBC AMERICA’s month-long Accent of Evil film series starting September 4th, I asked Anglophenia readers to reveal their favorite British, big-screen baddies. I’m loving some of the old school, B-movie choices that ...

Who’s the American Stephen Fry?

Stephen Fry turns 53 today, and at a relatively young age, he’s already been declared a British national treasure. His career is varied and impressive: he rose to fame almost 30 years ago with his comedic partnership with a ...

X Factor’ Premiere: “Musical Exorcisms” and Autotune Accusations

Simon Cowell is bringing his UK talent show X Factor to American shores next fall, and the seventh season premiered in Britain on Saturday. Like American Idol, the show is known for its often brutal auditions, and the premiere had more ...

Creative Arts Emmys: The British Winners

The Creative Arts Emmys were handed out in an untelevised ceremony this weekend. Which shows and stars from across the Atlantic snatched some gold this time around?

Being Human’…Performed with Sock Puppets?

Being Human fans, have you submitted your cinematic masterpiece to the Being Human Tribute Video Contest yet? BBC AMERICA's looking for the best YouTube homages to the hit drama, and creator Toby Whithouse will actually select the ...

Photos: New York, But A Little Brit Different

Photographer Jason Bell took some snaps of just a few of the 120,000 British people who make their homes in New York City. Some are famous (like Kate Winslet), some are just trying to get by in the world’s toughest metropolis.

Happy Birthday, Sylvester McCoy a.k.a. the Seventh Doctor

Sylvester McCoy, Doctor Who‘s Seventh Doctor (four Doctors behind Matt Smith), turns 67 today. He played the role from 1987 to 1989, but he also made an appearance at the beginning of the 1996 movie that introduced the Eighth ...

British: The Accent of Evil

Ever wonder why ancient Romans in movies always have Oxbridge accents? Today, Slate.com has done a video slideshow on how Hollywood movies deal with the tricky situation of foreign speech: to subtitle or not to subtitle.