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From Doctor Who to Downton Abbey, there are loads of U.K. TV shows that are household names in America, but what about those shows that are so deeply, relentlessly British that they haven’t hopped the Pond?
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on April 30th, 2014
Last year’s 50th anniversary of Doctor Who was a wonderful event and a celebration of one of television’s most singular shows, a deserved survivor of decades of refining what TV is, what it can do, and what people want from ...
With the centennial anniversary of England’s entry into World War I approaching—the U.K. declared war on Germany on Aug.
It may be the longest-running soap opera in the world, but even ITV’s Coronation Street can’t halt the march of progress. The show, which has been running since 1960 and has broadcast over 8,000 episodes, has been filmed at ...
British life – from the bassinet to the crematorium – has been dissected, examined and reflected back through the prism of the TV since the earliest, pre-war transmissions from Alexandra Palace in London. And for a small island, ...
By Brigid Brown | Posted on September 3rd, 2013
Lea Beaumont, 25, who lives in Leeds, England, was fed up with receiving numerous calls from solicitors and took matters into his own hands.
By Rachel Marie Paquin | Posted on May 3rd, 2013
This week Doctor Who fans will get to see mother-daughter duo Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling in “The Crimson Horror.” The actresses will also be playing a mother-daughter pair in the show with Rigg as Winifred ...
ITV initially rejected Coronation Street but, after reconsideration, the channel agreed to give it a go with a 13-episode test run. Once making it on the air the show proved its staying power with fans tuning in for 52 years and still ...
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on January 15th, 2013
Finally, the denizens of the Rovers Return have made the journey stateside: Hulu has announced that they’ve acquired the 52-year-old U.K. soap, ITV’s Coronation Street, for free streaming in the U.
By MacKenzie Wilson | Posted on June 14th, 2011
Sometimes, we Americans can’t ignore the fact that there are a handful of things we just don’t get about our dear Brits. For instance, how did morris dancing even start? Why are crumpets so great?