The Brit List: Summer of London

Six Great Uses of the ‘Chariots of Fire’ Theme

Vangelis’ musical masterpiece for the 1981 British film Chariots of Fire earned an Oscar for Best Original Music Score and set the gold standard for cheesy inspirational music everywhere. Cut to the endless stream of parodies …

Five Great London ‘Doctor Who’ Adventures

As Amy Farrah-Fowler points out on The Big Bang Theory, “for someone who has a machine that can travel anywhere in time and space, Doctor Who sure does have a thing for modern-day London.” And why shouldn’t he?

The Brit List: Summer of London – Theater

London’s thriving theater scene has produced some of the most popular plays and musicals in the world. Hit shows such as Billy Elliot, War Horse, and The History Boys had their runs in London before gracing the Broadway stage.

The Brit List: Summer of London – Innovators

“He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils,” wrote Sir Francis Bacon, “for time is the greatest innovator.” Some three centuries later, another Englishman, Prime Minister Harold Wilson, put it a little …