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Articles Tagged 'EastEnders'

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‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ’42’

As well as being a tense parable, partly about the ethics of colonialism, “42” contains a couple of interesting firsts for Doctor Who. It’s the first story that attempts to show events happening in real time from start to finish (more or less), it’s the first Doctor Who story named after a number and it […]

Downton Abbey

5 Underwhelming British Musical TV Spinoffs

Look, we love Downton Abbey as much as anyone. And Elizabeth McGovern’s (Lady Cora) musical activities are always worth a listen. However, the news that there’s a festive Downton album on the way, containing a deep snowdrift of Christmas classics performed by Elizabeth and (possibly, the details aren’t entirely clear) some of her cast-mates, is […]

Shaun of the Dead

British Drinking: Five Great Fictional Pubs

The British have a particular relationship with their pubs, one that you don’t tend to find anywhere else. Yes, they are places for drinking and carousing and dating and singing and shouting and kissing and all of that stuff, but they’re also a community hub, a place to gather sporting teams together, a dark refuge […]

Charles Tyrwhitt

10 British Things About Washington, D.C.

The nation’s capital embraces all different cultures, including British influences. Here are 10 British Things About Washington, D.C.: 1. WETA Television D.C. has its very own local channel dedicated to British programming. These guys are hardcore boasting British programming, “around the clock”, seven days a week. The shows are oldies but goodies featuring the likes […]


10 Things Americans Love About Living in Britain

Like many true Anglophiles, my eyes light up at just the thought of making a visit to the U.K. I adore being abroad; anything is possible. While every day may bring a new adventure when living in Britain, here’s a list of the most common things Americans fall in love with, almost as soon as […]

The Brit List: Five Great British TV Matriarchs

Full disclosure: the original title for this was “Five Great British TV Mothers,” which is perhaps more factually accurate, but could be misleading if you came of age in the ’60s, or listen to a lot of hip hop, so matriarchs it is. The Right Honourable Violet Crawley, Countess of Grantham – Downton Abbey […]

EastEnders Rob: ‘Sex-Traffic Story Research Made Me Cry’

There is a lot of hooey talked about actors and their method for researching how to portray certain situations realistically. Sometimes it can seem a bit voyeuristic or vampiric for a celebrity to descend into someone’s life, suck all the interesting stuff up and then swan off to their million dollar life, unaffected and very […]

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