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Recap: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Service and Procession


On Tuesday morning (June 5), the United Kingdom formally marked the Diamond Jubilee, marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne, with a National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The Queen rode to St Paul’s in the state Bentley, seated beside her lady-in-waiting Lady Susan Hussey because her husband, the […]

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Recap: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert


On Monday night (June 4), London’s Buckingham Palace morphed into a pop venue as some of the most famous names in music performed for the Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. More than 18,000 guests sat in stands set in a half-circle around the Victoria Monument outside of Buckingham Palace to […]

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Recap: The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant


Flap-flap-flapping of Union Jacks in the wind, the pop-pop-popping of corks for bottles of champagne and even a kazoo rendition of “God Save the Queen.” Such were some of the sounds heard along the Albert Embankment, located on the south bank of the River Thames, during today’s 1,000-boat River Pageant to mark the Diamond Jubilee, […]

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The Brit List: ‘Wrath of the Titans,’ ‘No Kitchen Required,’ Lily Collins (March 30, 2012)


Against all odds, Phil Collins‘ daughter could become a bonafide movie star. Plus: a swords-and-sandals epic loaded with Brits — will wonders never cease? We’re counting down the hottest items in Brit culture this week, starting with No. 10… 10. Titanic 3D James Cameron is having a pretty good week: having just returned from 6.8 […]

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The Brit List: ‘Tinker Tailor’ Glossary: 20 Terms You Should Know Before Watching


Touted as one of last year’s best pictures, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy certainly has an impressive pedigree. Starring veterans Gary Oldman and John Hurt, the film also includes the likes of Colin Firth, Toby Jones, and Ciarán Hinds, not to mention current hot property Benedict Cumberbatch. The film is, of course, based on the best-selling […]

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British Cabbie Hits America’s Roadways, Offering Kindness to Strangers


In 2006, a British chap named Leon Logothetis decided to travel across the U.S. on $5 a day without any credit cards, cash, or even a cell phone. His mission — to explore the U.S. and see what transpires when he relies not just on himself, but also on the kindness of strangers. After getting […]

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Peter Frampton on ‘Frampton Comes Alive! 35’ and Becoming a U.S. Citizen: ‘I Wanted to Vote’


“Double live set from Peter Frampton should be the one to finally establish the British singer/guitarist as a superstar-level performer.” So said Billboard in 1976, and they were right. Frampton Comes Alive! reached Number 1 on Billboard’s U.S. Top 100 (where it stayed for 10 weeks) and remains one of the best-selling live albums of […]

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If a British Doctor Invites You to ‘Surgery,’ Should You Be Worried?


Surgery. A&E. Gorked. These are some of the words and phrases a visitor may overhear at a hospital in the United Kingdom and that may strike non-British ears as strange, scary, or hilarious. Doctors and nurses the world over have their own slang and lingo, including the medical teams you’ll watch in action on 24 […]

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‘Nerdist’ Host Chris Hardwick’s Favorite British TV Comedies


Young American nerds in the ’70s and ’80s always had brain-boners for British comedy. The imports we got were drier and more academic in nature than what American TV provided in those days. Also, tracking down new gems was a game in and of itself. In a pre-Internet civilization, we were forced to seek out […]

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Ministry of Laughs Caption Contest: Ye Olde Windy England Edition


To celebrate Ministry of Laughs, the new two-hour comedy block on BBC America every Saturday at 10pm/9c, we have this shiny caption contest.  Our second winner has just been crowned and they won a full season download of Come Fly With Me!  Now, see the picture below, provide your most hilarious caption in the comments […]

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