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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 ...
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?
By Tom Brook | Posted on March 31st, 2014
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.
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 ...
By Leah Rozen | Posted on December 18th, 2013
Comic actress Joanna Scanlan is anything but invisible in The Invisible Woman, her new movie opening in U.S. theaters on Dec. 25.
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.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 8th, 2013
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 ...
By Brigid Brown | Posted on July 12th, 2013
Revisit classic British novels with these made-for-TV miniseries adaptations. Here are five for you to binge on:
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on June 18th, 2013
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 ...
By Paul Hechinger | Posted on December 31st, 2012
Charles Dickens’ most famous contribution to the reinvention of Christmas as we know it is, of course, A Christmas Carol, which we pointed out last week is the most frequently adapted work in all of English literature.