Monthly Archives: May 2014

Brit Binge Watching: Ricky Gervais and Friends

Ricky Gervais could be considered an acquired taste—people can take him or leave him—and he seems to be just fine with that. He doesn’t shy away from controversial subjects, as seen in his latest project Derek, which ...

‘Downton Abbey’ News Roundup: Maggie Smith Hires a Maid, Elizabeth McGovern Lands a Film Role, Plus a Juicy George Clooney Rumor

Just because Downton Abbey is on hiatus on both sides of the Atlantic doesn’t mean there’s no news being made by the hit British series and its cast members.

Mint Julep Day: Five Foods the British Only Consume Once a Year

It’s a little uncomfortable out here on this limb, making assumptions about the tastes and dietary habits of two whole nations. But we all know that some foodstuffs—whether they are commemorative dishes or special ...

Watch: Liam Neeson and Dan Stevens Will ‘Walk Among the Tombstones’ in September

Cue Billy Joel. Irishman Liam Neeson and Englishman Dan Stevens had to get into a New York state of mind for their starring roles in A Walk Among the Tombstones, a movie opening next fall.

LISTEN: Benedict Cumberbatch and Hugh Bonneville Reading Children’s Stories

This week, the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 have been running a very special competition, encouraging children to write short stories. The winners were announced from the Hay festival, earlier this morning, and read out by ...

Don’t Panic: Lost Douglas Adams ‘Hitchhikers’ Manuscript Found!

Now here’s a story that is precisely five days late.

Having just celebrated Towel Day, the international celebration of the writings, thoughts and imagination of Douglas Adams, it has just been announced that a first draft of his third Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy novels has been ...

10 British Things About Orange County, CA

“Wee Britain,” the British-themed section of Orange County, CA, as seen in Arrested Development, may not technically exist, but why can’t we make up our own version?

Five ‘Doctor Who’-Themed Pop Singles You Must Hear

With the announcement that pop music has once again invaded the world of Doctor Who—in the form of the singer Foxes, who will be appearing in Season Eight—it seems a good moment to take a look back at those rare instances when the ...

WATCH: The REAL Sherlock Holmes!

From Jeremy Brett‘s mercurial depressive to Benedict Cumberbatch‘s high-functioning sociopath, we’ve seen many different takes on Arthur Conan Doyle‘s brilliant but complicated sleuth. But did you know that ...

James McAvoy Exuberantly Wallows in ‘Filth’, Discusses Role in Scottish TV Interview

Only a week after reprising his best known role as brainy mutant Charles Xavier at multiplexes in the latest X-Men film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, James McAvoy turns super scummy as a gleefully corrupt cop in Filth, which ...