Charles Dickens

Literary Guide: Failed Monster Mashups

We’re gearing up for Halloween (October 31) with the premiere of our latest Anglophenia episode: “Failed Literary Monster Mashups.

How Many Names do Brits Have for Woodlice?

There’s not a lot to do in the British countryside, especially if you’re whiling the decades away waiting for someone to invent the internet. So you can’t blame the residents of a tiny island nation for choosing to pass the time ...

Fraser’s Phrases: “What The Dickens”

By rights, this should be an open and shut case. If you’re surprised by something, if a thing happens that causes shock and befuddlement, and you exclaim “what the dickens?

WATCH: Felicity Jones Keeps Mum When It Comes to ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

British actress Felicity Jones has a role in the forthcoming Spider-Man movie but she won’t really talk about it. It’s her first big Hollywood film and it’s been widely reported that she plays a villain.

10 Old British Slang Terms That Deserve A Revival

Just because it’s Friday and old words are amazing, here’s a list of delightful slang terms that are around 200 years old. Some of them describe acts people simply don’t perform any more, or suggest manners and ...

‘Getting On’s Joanna Scanlan Talks About Nudity in ‘Invisible Woman’ and More

Comic actress Joanna Scanlan is anything but invisible in The Invisible Woman, her new movie opening in U.S. theaters on Dec. 25.

New York Film Festival to Honor Ralph Fiennes

The New York Film Festival knows quality when it sees it. The prestigious festival has just announced that it will be honoring the British actor Ralph Fiennes with a gala tribute on Oct. 9.

11 One-Off Characters from ‘Doctor Who’ That Deserve a Comeback

Note: some of these characters do appear in subsequent novelizations, comic books and audiobooks, but there is debate about whether they are part of the canon of Doctor Who fact, so we’ll stick to the TV stories to confirm whether ...

Brit Binge Watching: Five Classic Novel TV Adaptations You Can View Online

Revisit classic British novels with these made-for-TV miniseries adaptations. Here are five for you to binge on:

Five Victorian Cocktails (Including ‘The Cock Tail’)

It is commonly assumed that the cocktail, as we know it, is an American invention, although as recently as December last year this idea was called into question by the Telegraph, who found a British citation for the term that pre-dates ...