• Fancy a night’s stay at Highclere…sort of?

    Fancy a night’s stay at Highclere…sort of?

    If you are wondering what it would be like to be a part of the Crawley family and stay overnight at Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey, now is your chance…sort of. Beginning Valentine’s Day, the Highclere estate is offering guests the opportunity to access your inner-most Dowager Countess and stay the night in […]

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  • Goodnight, Teddington: Iconic British comedy studio set for demolition

    Goodnight, Teddington: Iconic British comedy studio set for demolition

    In the ‘let’s tear things down that have a history attached to it and build something that will make a lot more money’ era that we all seem to live in, it was bound to happen, unfortunately. Following on the heels of the recent closure of BBC Television Centre, Teddington Studios, the home for years to Thames Television and where much of the magic happened during Britain’s Golden Age that has been seen by generations of television viewers, is set for demolition in the not-too-distant future.

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  • Bill Nighy returns to the grid for another PBS 'Masterpiece'

    Bill Nighy returns to the grid for another PBS 'Masterpiece'

    While there will forever be the inevitable comparison to the greatness of the Cornetto Trilogy, the Worricker Trilogy may just have a minor leg up given the insanely brilliant combination of Bill Nighy and Christopher Walken. As we reported earlier this month, The Worricker Trilogy, which began with Page Eight, is set to continue tomorrow […]

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  • Scotland – Should I stay or should I go now?

    Scotland – Should I stay or should I go now?

    In the beginning, England and Scotland were not only separate, they were frequently at war. Ever since that fateful day in 1707 when the two countries got together and formed a single country, Scotland has been part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Today’s referendum vote, which has been in the works for almost two and one-half years, offers Scotland the chance to break free from Great Britain and gain its independence.

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  • Downton Abbey 5 – Drama, drama and more drama headed our way

    Downton Abbey 5 – Drama, drama and more drama headed our way

    Lots of questions to be answered one week from tonight in the UK when Planet Earth’s favorite British period drama, Downton Abbey returns to the small screen with the premiere of series 5. Filming has concluded, it’s now Downton Time in the UK. Now that we are inside one week, Chloe Fox from the Telegraph […]

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  • Behind the scenes at 'Downton Abbey' west, a.k.a. Ealing Studios

    Behind the scenes at 'Downton Abbey' west, a.k.a. Ealing Studios

    As members of Downton Abbey-Nation begin to make preparations for the start of series five (September in the UK, January 2015 in the States), there are those few that may not be aware that not all of what you see on the telly is actually filmed at Highclere Castle. For those that don’t necessarily want […]

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  • Ever wondered what the Oxford Circus tube station tastes like?

    Ever wondered what the Oxford Circus tube station tastes like?

    The latest and, perhaps, greatest  Tube map spin-off is a particularly tasty little number. James Wannerton, a 54-year-old systems analyst from Blackpool with synaesthesia (a neurological condition in which your senses get mixed up) has recreated the iconic map with how he thinks each of the Tube stops taste.

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