Monthly Archives: April 2014

WATCH: 80 Years of History on British Pathé Newsreels

You don’t have to be a history buff to be thrilled at this news: British Pathé has posted 80,000–yes, that’s 80,000–of its old films on its YouTube channel.

Snapshot: 10 Stellar Selfies by British Celebs

We are living in a selfie-soaked culture: Britain’s Oxford University Press announced “selfie” as the 2013 word of the year. TIME recently featured an auction where the winner would win a selfie with Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian ...

An Appreciation: Five Worthy Roles Played by Actor Bob Hoskins, Dead at Age 71

British actor Bob Hoskins, 71, died of pneumonia on April 29 at a London hospital, his family said in a statement released to media.

Bob Hoskins Dies at 71: Celebrities Tweet Tributes

Bob Hoskins—one of Britain’s finest and most respected character actors (and sometimes unexpected leading man)—died yesterday (April 29) at age 71 after a bout with pneumonia, BBC NEWS reports.

Sir Patrick Stewart To Star In Seth Macfarlane’s New TV Show ‘Blunt Talk’

Sir Patrick Stewart is about to embark on his longest prolonged period on TV since his final journeys as Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the early ’90s. The veteran British actor has signed up ...

WATCH: The Three New British Stars Of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

After so much intense speculation as to who will be making an appearance in J.J. Abrams’ new Star Wars movie, when the actual cast list appeared yesterday it was almost a disappointment.

Five British TV Shows That Have Been Around Longer Than ‘Doctor Who’

Last year’s 50th anniversary of Doctor Who was a wonderful event and a celebration of one of television’s most singular shows, a deserved survivor of decades of refining what TV is, what it can do, and what people want from ...

WATCH: Clips of 1924 and 2014 London, Blended Seamlessly in Short Film

Before we get to the film, I wanted to share the below photo with you from my personal album. I was in London as part of a grad school program and before getting my study on, I mooched around with my friend Joanna Mitchell for the day.

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Which Companion Would You Like To See Again?

One of the best things about a new Doctor is the possibility of seeing them rubbing shoulders with not just the significant foes of his past, and seeing them through his new eyes, but the significant friends too. He’s his own man, ...

J.K. Rowling Takes Over BBC Radio 4′s ‘Woman’s Hour’

The BBC Radio 4 show Woman’s Hour is being taken over this week with fresh ideas and input from some of the strongest female voices in British culture. The production team has thrown open the welcome mat to five women from their ...