Articles Tagged 'Coronation Street'

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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? In the 10th episode of our Anglophenia YouTube series, Siobhan Thompson takes us on a tour of the series […]

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‘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. 4, 1914—numerous books and exhibitions commemorating the war are showing up. Of particular interest is Wake, a novel written by actress Anna Hope and published in the U.K. last month and in the U.S. earlier this month. Hope has […]

The cast of ‘Coronation Street’ unveil the show’s new set (Photo: WENN)

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 the Granada Studios complex in Manchester, England for the last fifty-three years — but now, with the closure […]

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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, there’s a surprising amount of stuff to get through, not least because some of the nation exists on […]

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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. He set up a new phone number using PhonepayPlus so that incoming callers were charged 10 pence to connect and additional charges per minute, reports BBC News. Beaumont set up his […]

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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 Gillyflower and Stirling as Ada Gillyflower. This is not the first British family affair in show business, let […]

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 going. What’s on: Coronation Street What is it: A soap opera revolving around […]

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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.S. starting today (January 15). Episodes are being posted two weeks after their British broadcast, and there’s no word on any archival episodes being added. […]

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