Monthly Archives: April 2012

Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Make Way For The REAL Sonic Screwdriver

So it’s official then. Doctor Who can take its place alongside the great pioneering science fiction writings of Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov as a leader of actual technological development, and creators of science FACT.

Americans Pretending To Be British Part 11: Lindsay Lohan


The producers of the 1998 Disney remake of The Parent Trap must have been terrified when they first started casting for a child actress who could pull off a decent English accent, especially knowing she would have to play against …

Dawn French: “I Refuse To Dislike My Old Body”

Dawn French’s astonishing weight-loss (100 pounds and counting)  has been one of the more remarkable things to happen this decade, and it has resulted in quite a bit of newspaper moralising. Not that anyone is criticising one of …

‘Sherlock’ and ‘Appropriate Adult’ Lead The Field In BAFTA TV Awards Nominations

This year’s BAFTA TV Awards is upon us, and while the nominations list actually reads like a recommendation of all that is currently great in British TV, for once (with the notable exception of Doctor Who), there is two shows …

Five Greatest ‘Top Gear’ Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car

UPDATED 4/23/2012: The votes have been tallied, and readers have revealed their choices for the greatest stars who ever strapped in and gave it some welly in Top Gear‘s Reasonably Priced Car.

WATCH: Hugh Grant: ‘I’ve Always Thought the Queen Was Fabulous’

In the film The Pirates! Band of Misfits out on Friday (April 27), Queen Victoria is given a real drubbing but Hugh Grant, who lends his voice to the animation, is a big fan of Britain’s current Queen.

The Brit List: Five Saint Georges For Saint George’s Day

Note: it’s Saint George’s Day today. He’s the patron saint of England, and his flag, the red cross on a white background, is the English flag (as opposed to the Union Flag, which incorporates Saint George’s, …

Robin Gibb: Sung Awake By Brother Barry

Well it wasn’t looking good for a while there. A week ago, the Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb had slipped into a coma while undergoing treatment for cancer of the bowel and liver.

Royal Roundup: Kids Light Up Buckingham Palace on the Queen’s Birthday

Hundreds of thousands of Britain’s children helped to turn Buckingham Palace into a gigantic screen, onto which the UK’s largest artwork was projected this past weekend.

Doctor Who Rogues Gallery: The Autons

Look at these fellas, sauntering down the street as if they haven’t got a care in the world. There’s broken glass under their feet, their right hands are hanging off as if sliced by a samurai sword, but do they care?