Articles Tagged 'British Television'

7 Movie and TV Titles That Changed After Crossing the Atlantic

Masterpiece’s new period drama Home Fires was inspired by the book Jambusters and is about Britain’s Women’s Institute and the work its members did during the Second World War. The book’s title was based on a pun of the name “Dambusters,” the British squadron that beat the Germans in 1943. Now, however, the book has […]


Damian Lewis, Maggie Smith Score Biggest British Emmy Wins

The biggest British wins at last night’s Emmys were the acting awards given to Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey and to Damian Lewis for Homeland, but American series snatched other major awards away from strong British contenders. Still, as expected, U.K, talent was felt throughout the evening, even if, ultimately, Britannia didn’t rule the airwaves. […]

British Invasion Will Continue in 2012-13 TV Season

You might just think you’re in England if you turn on your TV next fall. That’s because the new 2012-13 TV schedule will be crammed with shows featuring British stars or based on UK programs. That’s what was revealed at last week’s upfronts, the annual presentations by the major TV networks to advertisers and media […]

‘Downton Abbey’ Roundup: Wedding Bells for Another Crawley Sister?

After all the excitement last month with its will-she-or-won’t-she brouhaha about whether Maggie Smith wanted off of Downton Abbey (apparently, she didn’t), news about the hit British TV series was scarcer in recent days. But don’t despair. We’re on the case here at Anglophenia. In this week’s installment of Keeping up with the Crawleys, here […]

Time’s Up for ‘Upstairs Downstairs’

Fans of the revived Upstairs Downstairs will no longer be able to view the goings-on either upstairs or downstairs at 165 Eaton Place. The BBC has announced that the period drama, which aired the final episode of its second season in the UK last month, has been cancelled. Like the original Upstairs, Downstairs (1970-74), the show […]

‘Meat’ the Crawleys at Downton Arby’s

The Downton Abbey parody and mashup videos just keep coming. The latest, and an especially amusing one, not only roasts the hit British TV drama but roast beefs it as well. The parody, entitled Downton Arby’s, relocates the show to an outlet of the fast food franchise. Richard Kind (Spin City) plays an Arby franchise-owning Lord […]

Got ‘Downton Abbey’ Withdrawal Blues?

  All good things must come to an end. Season Two of Downton Abbey concluded yesterday (Sunday, Feb. 19) in what was billed as a special, two-hour Christmas episode airs on Masterpiece. No need to don mourning clothes, though, because the hit British show will be back on PBS in early 2013 with Season Three, […]

Not Getting Enough of Your ‘Downton Abbey’ Fix on TV?

Here’s your chance to impress your friends and family with your prognosticating abilities. The DVD of the second season of Downton Abbey goes on sale tomorrow (February 7), nearly two weeks before the Emmy-winning British TV series finishes its run on PBS on February 19. By buying and binge watching Season Two, you can then […]

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