Tag Archives: Alan Bennett

13 Definitive Portrayals of British Monarchs in Film and TV

Life is never boring if you’re the head of a country. There are international treaties to oversee, bitter arguments to overcome, threats from rivals and countries to conquer, and sometimes your personal life can’t help but ...

A History: Are Brits Better at Satire?

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No.

Actually, it would perhaps be more fitting if I said YES, yes they are, and then go on to claim that the Brits are better at anything that involves saying things you don’t literally mean. I could then claim that this is why ...

WATCH: All British Actors Ever Help Celebrate 50 Years of the National Theatre

On Saturday night, BBC TV ran an all-star gala event from London’s National Theatre, to help celebrate 50 years of wonderful productions.

Happy 80th Birthday, Prunella Scales!

Time to break out the rat-infested crackers and toss a Waldorf salad, for Prunella Scales – Sybil Fawlty herself – celebrates her 80th birthday today.

Today’s UK Twitter Trends (Mar. 4): Kolo Toure, Alan Bennett

What's trending on Twitter in the UK today? Soccer star Kolo Touré is under suspension after failing a drug test, and playwright Alan Bennett delivers spirited remarks in support of Britain's libraries.