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Queen Elizabeth II Reassures Public ‘Better Days Will Return’ in Rare TV Broadcast

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Queen Elizabeth II has given a rare public address urging the people of the U.K. and Commonwealth to remain “unified and resolute” in the face of the Coronavirus crisis. The 93-year-old monarch reassured folks that “better days will return” as she acknowledged that we’re living through “a time of disruption” which has “brought grief to […]

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‘Doctor Who’ Stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill Reunite for Twitter Watch-Along

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Doctor Who favorites Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill are reuniting today (April 3) for a special watch-along event on Twitter. They’ll join former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat for a rewatch of “The Eleventh Hour,” the first episode of the show’s fifth season from 2010. This classic story isn’t just Smith’s first full episode […]

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10 Reasons Why ‘Line of Duty’ is Your New Favorite Crime Series

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Since it debuted in 2012, Line of Duty has become one of the biggest shows on British TV – it’s been voted the U.K.’s third greatest crime drama of all time behind Inspector Morse and Foyle’s War, but ahead of Happy Valley. The most recent season had nearly 13 million viewers glued to their screens each […]

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J.K. Rowling Offers Free Online ‘Harry Potter’ Content including Stephen Fry Audiobook

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J.K. Rowling has created a free online Harry Potter hub to help “cast a banishing charm on boredom” during the Coronavirus crisis. “Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch,” she told her Twitter followers yesterday. […]

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Pop Culture Pulse: From ‘Killing Eve’ to David Tennant’s New Series ‘Deadwater Fell’


Welcome to Pop Culture Pulse, Anglophenia’s brand new roundup of the hottest pop culture happenings of the month. Most of us are likely to be self-isolating through April, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty for us to sink our teeth into. 1. THE EPIC GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE CONTINUES To make self-isolation just a […]

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10 Animal Livestreams to Relax and Inspire You While You’re Self-Isolating

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Self-isolating can make the world feel smaller, but there’s no need to get stuck staring at the same four walls. These free animal livestreams are a handy reminder of the cute, fascinating, and maybe slightly scary creatures out there. For even more stunning and inspiring wildlife, check out Wonderstruck, BBC America’s dedicated natural history site […]

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James Corden Says He’s Experienced ‘Spikes of Anxiety’ During the Coronavirus Crisis

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James Corden has spoken candidly about the way the ongoing Coronavirus crisis has impacted his mental health. He began a special edition of The Late Late Show last night by telling viewers he’s felt “overwhelmed by the sadness” of the pandemic, which has now claimed more than 39,000 lives globally. “I’ve found it tougher than […]

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James McAvoy Donates £275,000 to NHS Coronavirus Crowdfunding Appeal

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James McAvoy has donated £275,000 ($340,000) to a crowdfunding campaign raising money to buy personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS workers treating Coronavirus. The Masks for NHS Heroes crowdfunder was originally aiming to raise £200,000 ($248,000) to buy face masks, visors, surgical gowns, and gloves for British healthcare professionals, but has vastly exceeded this goal and […]

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London’s Iconic Abbey Road Crossing Gets a Facelift During Coronavirus Lockdown

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London’s iconic Abbey Road zebra crossing has been repainted while the U.K. is in so-called “lockdown.” The crossing which famously appears on The Beatles‘ Abbey Road album cover is normally a bustling tourist hotspot. In 2010, English Heritage granted it Grade II listed status as a site of “cultural and historical importance,” which means it […]

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