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Top Gear Thursday: The Boys Drive Across Burma, Chart Race to Sydney on Twitter

Like in the 1945 Errol Flynn movie, Top Gear’s objective next week is Burma. In fact, the challenge is to recreate a scene from another World War II movie, The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Top Gear Thursday: The Stig Visits Your Smartphone, ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Visits ‘Top Gear’

Some say he won’t stop until he’s achieved world domination… all we know is, he’s called The Stig—and starting today, he’ll be on your smartphone, where you can race him in a new free game. Released by BBC Worldwide, Top ...

Top Gear Thursday: Hammond Drives ‘Preposterous Machine’ in Dubai, Appears on ‘Phineas and Ferb’

“I’m not going to pretend that this is anything but a preposterous machine,” said Richard Hammond of his extended test drive of the brand new Mercedes-Benz G63 66 on this week’s show. The car—though you might be tempted ...

Top Gear Thursday: Clarkson, May and Hammond Go to Ukraine

In next week’s show, our intrepid hosts demonstrate their … intrepidity (it’s a word, honest, we looked it up) on a trip to Ukraine, a journey which ends up in the heart of Chernobyl. A reviewer for the Telegraph wrote that it is ...

10 BAFTA Red Carpet Clips, Including Michael Sheen, Samantha Barks, and Ruth Wilson

Two weeks before the Motion Picture Academy rolls out the red carpet for the Oscars, BAFTA showed them how London throws a party with the EE British Academy Film Awards. And Anglophenia’s Al Moloney was there to chat with some of ...

WATCH: Dame Helen Mirren Previews BAFTA Fellowship Speech

Dame Helen Mirren talks to Anglophenia’s Al Moloney ahead of receiving prestigious BAFTA Fellowship, an honor which in the past has been handed to the likes of Lord Laurence Olivier, Sir Alfred Hitchcock and Dame Elizabeth Taylor. ...

Top Gear Thursday: WATCH – Season 21 Secrets Revealed, Tom Hiddleston Stops by for a Spin

Everyone keeps searching for the secret recipe of success of Top Gear, the world’s most watched factual program, which is now in its 21st season. And who is better situated to opine on the reasons for that success than the man in ...

Top Gear Thursday: WATCH – Behind the Scenes with Hugh Bonneville in a Reasonably Priced Car

Downton Abbey’s Lord Grantham in blue jeans, sneakers and a white racing helmet? That’s what you’ll see on the BBC AMERICA premiere episode of season 21 of Top Gear, as actor Hugh Bonneville trades a stately mansion for a bright ...

Idris Elba Cradles Julia Roberts on Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue Cover

If there was any doubt that Idris Elba was the man, Vanity Fair demolished it with the cover of their annual Hollywood issue, shot as usual by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. Elba, a Golden Globe winner for BBC AMERICA’s ...

Top Gear Thursday: In Season Premiere, ‘Top Gear’ Meets ‘Downton Abbey’

The humungous Top Gear news of the week is, of course, that season 21 premieres on BBC AMERICA on Monday, February 10 at 8:30p/7:30c. But for Downton Abbey fans, there’s an added bonus in the first episode: Hugh Bonneville, who plays ...