Tag Archives: Five Great Things

Five U.S. TV Shows That Have A Surprising UK Fanbase

If I can offer the usual caveat before we start: clearly I don’t know what’ll surprise anyone who isn’t me. And let’s face it, if Britain is going to happily export super-British shows like Downton Abbey and ...

Five American Things That Are STILL Cool

There are times when being a Brit looking at America is like pressing your face against the dining room window, watching an astonishing feast going on inside. We’re pretty good at lots of things – sarcasm, reading, tweed etc – ...

The Brit List: 15 Cool Uses for a Red Phone Booth

Most people have mobiles and don’t rely on a public booth, but it’ll never get old popping into an iconic British red phone box — possibly for a photo opportunity, to dodge the weather, or even to make an ...

Music Roundup: Five Official Themes From The London Games

Here’s Elbow’s score for the BBC coverage of the games. They’ve arranged it so it can be cropped into tiny bits and used for trails, montages and all sorts.

The Anatomy of the Great British Fry Up

After reclaiming British foodstuffs back from the sneers and jibes of unadventurous eaters (and vegetarians), it’s time to have a good look in detail at the one British dish you are likely to come across first, should you decide ...

The Brit List: Ten Extremely Misunderstood British Foods

There are certain recipes in any culture’s diet which cause consternation and disgust if you haven’t grown up eating them. I, for example, am not mad about the idea of okra, or sheep’s eyes, or that sandwich Elvis ...

The Brit List: Five Of The Greatest Bits Of ‘Harry Hill’s TV Burp’

This weekend, apart from being the Doctor Who Convention, also sees the end of a British broadcasting institution. For the past 10 years, Harry Hill’s TV Burp has secured it’s place in British hearts as one of the funniest ...

The Brit List: 10 Great British TV Theme Tunes You May Not Know

Note: Before anyone writes in, let’s just assume we all agree that the best TV theme tune ever made is Doctor Who, OK? OK.

Brit List: Five Great British Pop Acts Who’ve Hit The Comeback Trail

Say it quietly, whisper it among yourselves, but British pop music really does seem to be making significant inroads into American culture again, does it not? What with One Direction doing their boyband thing and of course ...

Five Great Irish Bands Who Are Not U2

This Saturday (March 17) is St. Patrick’s Day, which, as we know, gives everyone a free hall pass into the world of pretending to be Irish (even if you actually ARE Irish) and proud.