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ITV Shows First Teasers For ‘Broadchurch’ Season 2

Rest assured, Broadchurch fans, this is a resolutely spoiler-free area.

In the U.K.

‘Doctor Who’ Recap: ‘Death In Heaven’

Note: For a full account of how we got to where we are as this story begins, read our recap of “Dark Water”

WATCH: The ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special 2014 Trailer

*SPOILERS, if you’ve not seen “Death in Heaven”*

Doctor Who fans will still be reeling from a particularly upheaving season finale, with some departures, a few dark moments, and the sudden arrival at the very end of… well that would be telling.

Keira Knightley Makes (Nearly) Naked Protest Against Photography

Keira Knightley has clearly been enjoying something of a feminist awakening in recent years. Or at least, it’s only in recent years that her feminist sympathies have become more passionately expressed.

Booming Marvelous: Epic Trailer for the Final ‘Hobbit’ Movie

Yesterday, the full-length trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was released, and it’s a spectacular affair, filled with ominous rumbles, loud booms, dark looks, intimidating armies, tumbling masonry and worrying ...

WATCH: Why Part of New York is Built on British Rubble

Tom Scott’s YouTube series Things You Might Not Know is a glorious enterprise, and one we’ve featured in Anglophenia before. You may remember him from such films as as “Why do the British have separate hot and cold ...

WATCH: Corden and Blunt in All-Singing ‘Into The Woods’ Trailer

Festive British Twitter Lampoonery in #FutureJohnLewisAds

As has been the tradition for the last few years, the retail outlet John Lewis has released their annual advert for Christmas, and once again it’s a heartwarming tale of unexpected love set to the soundtrack of a downbeat and ...

Five Things You May Not Know About Guy Fawkes

Today is November 5, the day the British commemorate an attempt by a group of Catholic dissidents to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. They do this by standing around a bonfire and burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes, the man whose ...

Hayley Atwell and Dominic Cooper Sparkle in ‘Agent Carter’ Teaser

The first full clip has emerged from the new ABC Marvel TV show Agent Carter, based on Hayley Atwell’s snippy British secret agent, first seen in Captain America: The First Avenger. And it also stars Dominic Cooper as Tony ...