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WATCH: A Young Tom Hiddleston in ‘Casualty’

Consider this part of an occasional series in which we dig up old footage of famous actors appearing in the early stages of their career, particularly in the kind of weekly TV procedural dramas that require a high turnover of actors …

10 Hybrid Images of Festive London

Merry Christmas from everyone at Anglophenia! Here, to set your festive morning off with a blast from the past, are 10 images created by the photographer Peter Macdiarmid, after scouring London for the locations of various Christmassy …

What the ‘Doctor Who’ Specials Say About Christmas

On Christmas Day at 9/8c, BBC America will air the tenth annual Doctor Who Christmas special, “Last Christmas”. It seems almost unthinkable that a decade ago, the idea of a special Doctor Who festive episode had yet to …

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 …

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 …

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.