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'Broadchurch,' 'Orphan Black' Renewed by BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA has been making some news out at this year’s Television Critics Association event: they have officially announced the long-awaited renewals for Broadchurch (for a second season) and Orphan Black (for its third), both ...

5 Rules Americans Should Know Before Visiting London

The cast of Bravo’s hit docu-series Ladies of London will be joining our sister blog Mind the Gap (@MindTheGap_BBCA) on Twitter for an hour-long #MindTheChat today (July 9) at 2 pm ET. The series follows British socialites, ...

WATCH: Who's Smarter, Brits or Americans?

After our re-design and the launch of our Anglophenia Tumblr, you knew YouTube couldn’t be far behind, right? If you’re on Anglophenia, you most likely have an unhealthy obsession with all things British, so here’s the ...

Top Gear Thursday: Our Show ‘Continually Surprises Us,’ Says Hammond

Speaking to the BBC, Top Gear’s Richard Hammond says even the hosts are amazed about what they discover as they make the show.

Top Gear Thursday: Hammond, May and Clarkson Tackle Tough Scientific Questions

Richard Hammond isn’t a scientist but he sometimes plays one on TV.

He’s currently the host for a National Geographic show, airing in the U.K., called Science of Stupid, which explains the real science behind zany YouTube clips.

Top Gear Thursday: Watch the World’s Fastest Lawn Mower

It’s official. Top Gear magazine and Honda, working in tandem, have broken the world speed record for a lawn mower. And yes, Top Gear wasn’t quite sure about the pressing need for a lawn mower that goes 116.

Peaches Geldof Dead at 25

Sad news on this April 7: British model, writer, and TV personality Peaches Geldof, daughter of rocker/humanitarian Sir Bob Geldof and the late British TV host Paula Yates, has died at age 25, BBC NEWS reports.

Top Gear Thursday: Check Out TG-Inspired Real-Life Challenges

Top Gear travels all over the planet, finding inspiration for its epic challenges in real world places from Burma to the Arctic. But, like many of the roads traveled by Top Gear, it’s a two-way street, as fans have devised their Top ...

Top Gear Thursday: Relive the Wild Ride of Season 21

It’s all over but the clowning. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May got together on the last studio shoot of Season 21 to reflect on this series’ highlights.

Top Gear Thursday: Our Heroes Attempt to Build Their Own Bridge on the River Kwai

If you’re at all familiar with the travel antics of Top Gear, you probably know that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May aren’t exactly David Lean-style heroes. (Clarkson of Arabia?