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Benedict Cumberbatch Working on Top Secret BBC Program

Stop the presses: a photo of Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch with a cryptic message has appeared on BBC One’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

10 British Actors Trying Their Hands at Pop Music

While there is some crossover between the disciplines of music and theatre—actors becoming singers, singers becoming actors—it’s fair to say that each makes very singular demands on the charisma of the performers.

Brit Binge Watching: Five Hugh Grant Romantic Comedies Available Online

Hugh Grant‘s new rom-com The Rewrite has already hit U.K.

Why are ‘Biscuits’ Different in Britain?

When considering the differing terminology for common things between Britain and the U.S., it’s often a case of finding out who called their thing the thing they call it first, and declaring them the winner.

Why Are London’s Red Phone Boxes Turning Green?

The classic red British phone box, as designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and beloved of Anglophiles and Inspector Spacetime alike, has been in decline for over 30 years. Officially discontinued in favor of a steely glass box, not ...

#AskBenedict: The Best of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Twitter Q&A

Tonight sees the world premiere of Benedict Cumberbatch’s new movie The Imitation Game, which tells the story of Alan Turing and the work of the British code-breakers at Bletchley Park in defeating the ciphers of the German enigma ...

Should We Read Douglas Adams’ Unpublished Manuscripts?

Now here’s a test of ultimate fandom. If an artist, writer, performer or director is particular about which versions of their work should be made available to the public and which should not—and let’s face it, they all ...

‘Doctor Who’ Recap: ‘Kill The Moon’

In which the Doctor takes off his caretaker coat and puts on a space-suit for a touch of lunarachnophobia.

5 Underwhelming British Musical TV Spinoffs

Look, we love Downton Abbey as much as anyone. And Elizabeth McGovern’s (Lady Cora) musical activities are always worth a listen.

10 British Things About Fresno, CA

Located in the San Joaquin Valley, directly in the heart of California, the city of Fresno has little, if any, historic British ties. Fresno’s incredibly fertile valleys and agricultural opportunity appealed mostly to ...