Monthly Archives: February 2012

Kentucky: You’ll Come for the Bourbon, You’ll Stay for the ‘Roadkill Bingo’

It can’t be that difficult to get people in England to visit Kentucky.

There’s the horseback riding, of which British types are known to be fond. The state’s official nickname, the Bluegrass State, though derived from its native flora, also describes music descended in part from England and ...

R.I.P. Davy Jones: His Greatest Monkees Vocals

Davy Jones, the British frontman of that proto-boy band The Monkees, has died today (February 29) of a heart attack at age 66, TMZ has reported. A manufactured musical group inspired by the worldwide success of The Beatles, the Monkees ...

‘Downton’ Roundup: News from the Abbey, Including Airdate for Julian Fellowes’ ‘Titanic’

It’s been a little over a week with no Downton Abbey. No yearning looks exchanged between Lady Mary and Matthew. No evil plotting over a smoking break by Thomas and O’Brien.

WATCH: A Leap Year Proposal From Brass Band To Baffled Man

This, big-hearted Anglophenians, might look like a faintly rubbish busking troupe, but it’s actually the beginning of a great big proposal, from an unknown lady to her unknown man, earlier today (February 29th, you see) as is the ...

Five Great British Actors Who’ve Nailed An American Accent

Recently, we’ve been having a bit of fun at the expense of Americans who appear to be adopting haughy airs and graces, in an attempt to raise their social standing by trying to be British. But what of the British actors who had to ...

Iconic British Things No.7: Marmite

If you’re anything like me, the very first thing you want to do on entering a new country is to go to a supermarket or corner shop and look at the everyday things which are common to that nation, but entirely alien to your home. ...

Five Great British Supermodels Who Deserve A TV Biopic

To celebrate the occasion of Karen Gillan’s astonishing portrayal of Jean Shrimpton in We’ll Take Manhattan, here are five more Great British Supermodels who deserve their own moment of dramatic historical recreation.

Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Time Lord Meets Stig, Karen Gillan Takes New York

What happens when a Time Lord trades in his TARDIS for a Reasonably Priced Car and leaves behind his earthly companions to face off with another other-worldly being, the Stig? Like David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston before him, ...

‘Doctor Who’ Star Katherine Jenkins Lines Up For ‘Dancing With The Stars’

In a way, we should all have seen this coming. The Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins, who only recently split up with her fiancé Gethin Jones – an alumnus of the UK’s Strictly Come Dancing – has signed up to appear in the ...

Americans Pretending To Be British Part 3: Sir Douglas Quintet

During the mid-1960s, American pop culture was entirely overrun the British. There may have been homegrown talent creating musical wonders left and right, folk may have boomed, Motown and soul music may have been blossoming all over the ...