London Olympics

Five Ways Britain Changed After The London Olympics

Well first of all, despite the evidence of the picture above, since the London Olympic Games have finished, it has stopped raining fire from on high, so that’s a definite plus.

Adele, ‘Blackadder’ and PJ Harvey Honoured By The Queen

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List was published on Friday, and among the 1,800 or so names, honours have been given to more than a few familiar names to Anglophenia readers.

Watch: British Finance Minister Booed At The Paralympics

Politicians have to have a thicker skin than most people, or at the very least, the ability to appear to care deeply about what everyone thinks, while not actually caring in the slightest. But it does take an exceptionally brassy brass ...

David Tennant: “What Happened To ‘Doctor Who’ At The Olympics?”

If you’ve been wondering why Doctor Who failed to make more of an impact in the London Games (beyond Matt Smith carrying the torch as part of the relay, which is still pretty impressive, and certainly made the news as a big thing, ...

So Who’s Going To Appear At The Closing Ceremony Of The London Games?

Having effectively blown cynics away with the opening ceremony (or at the very least shushed them up for a week or so), the organisers of the London Games have something of a hill to climb in coming up with an appropriate ending. ...

Four Ways The London Games Have Made Me Proud To Be British

Extremists aside, the British are often reluctant to bang on about patriotism in polite company. We may have the reputation of being a bunch of rabid football supporters who will sing until they are hoarse about the superiority of the ...

Watch: London Mayor Boris Johnson Stuck On A Zip Wire

It should all have been so simple. Boris Johnson, mayor of London, should be able to whizz across London’s Victoria Park as part of the London Games celebrations, on a 1,050ft zip wire, without anything untoward happening.

Russell Brand On Community Service And The London Games

There are times when it feels as if the thoughts of Russell Brand – about anything at all – are the last thing anyone needs right now. Having weathered his hot moment from sex-addicted popinjay of stand-up to painfully generic ...

The London Games Opening Ceremony: Recap

Note: please don’t read this unless you’re sure you don’t want to see the opening ceremony in full, we’d hate to ruin the surprises in store.

Rupert Grint Waves A New Kind Of Magic Wand

It’s going to take a few years before the journalists, bloggers and writers of the world get tired of trying to make up spell puns whenever Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson or Rupert Grint do anything in the public eye. However, you ...