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WATCH: 10 TV Shows That Every Brit Knows

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?

Five British TV Shows That Have Been Around Longer Than ‘Doctor Who’

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 ...

‘Doctor Who’ Actress Writes WWI Novel

With the centennial anniversary of England’s entry into World War I approaching—the U.K. declared war on Germany on Aug.

British Soap ‘Coronation Street’ Gets A New Home

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 ...

10 TV Shows That Explain British Culture

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, ...

British Man Tired of Telemarketers Sets Up Pay-Per-Call Line

Lea Beaumont, 25, who lives in Leeds, England, was fed up with receiving numerous calls from solicitors and took matters into his own hands.

10 British Acting Families (Who Are Not the Redgraves)

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 ...

What Are Brits Watching?: ‘Coronation Street’

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 ...

British Soap ‘Coronation Street’ Available in the U.S. via Hulu

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.

Lost In Translation: Five British Things Americans Don’t Understand

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?