State of Play

Why Americans Should Know John Simm

Before we get too deeply into this, let’s just get the regenerating elephant out of the room. We know everyone knows John Simm as the Master in Doctor Who.

Brit Binge Watching: If You Like ‘Scandal’ You May Like These Five British Shows Available to View Online

Self-proclaimed Doctor Who aficionado Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy) has done it again, penning the hit series Scandal, which premieres its third season on ABC October 3. The fast-paced political thriller stars Kerry Washington ...

Introducing David Morrissey: Five Great Roles Before ‘The Walking Dead’

Season three of The Walking Dead, AMC’s post-apocalyptic thriller, premieres on Sunday, with British actor David Morrissey as The Governor.

Infamous British Political Scandals: Expenses and the ‘Rotten Parliament’

 

With tonight’s final episode of State of Play (10p/9c), we also offer our final installment of Infamous British Political Scandals. For now, anyway.

Infamous British Political Scandals: ‘Cash for Honours’

 

“Follow the money.” It’s always about cash, even in political scandals, as we see in this week’s installment of Infamous British Political Scandals.

Infamous British Political Scandals: The Profumo Affair

Anglophenia’s look at British political scandals, occasioned by the series State of Play (airing Wednesdays at 10/9c), continues with a look at what many people would consider to be the mother of all modern British scandals: the ...

Infamous British Political Scandals: The Curious Case of John Stonehouse

As BBC America airs the drama State of Play (Wednesdays, 10p/9c), Anglophenia takes a look back at some of Britain’s most explosive real-life political scandals.

Infamous British Political Scandals: ‘Spingate’

 

Sometimes it seems as if Americans take a curious sort of pride in the shame of our government’s chicanery, like the Watergate, Iran-Contra or Teapot Dome scandals – perhaps that pride is in the exposure of the complicated depths ...

Gallery: The Cast of ‘State of Play’: Where Are They Now?

Readers Have Their Say: The 10 Greatest British TV Dramas of All-Time

Weddings. Candy. TV Drama. There are simply some things the Brits traditionally do better than Americans.