• 10 British things about … (insert U.S. city here)

    10 British things about … (insert U.S. city here)

    Besides an insatiable appetite for British telly, American cities are increasingly becoming more like their British counterparts from a cuisine and/or pop culture standpoint. Whether you’re in Seattle, Portland (Maine), Fargo, San Antonio or any point in-between, there’s a good chance your city is more ‘British’ than you think. Thanks to some around-the-clock stellar work […]

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  • Real-life Arkwright’s in danger of ‘calling it a day’ after 90 years

    Real-life Arkwright’s in danger of ‘calling it a day’ after 90 years

    After 90 years of serving the community of Thornbury in Gloucestershire, the shop that is credited as being the inspiration for the classic British comedy series, Open All Hours, could be forced to shut after complaints that their outdoor display is a health and safety risk for mobility scooters (i.e. goods stacked outside to entice passerby’s to come inside […]

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  • Fancy a romantic getaway in….Dibley?

    Fancy a romantic getaway in….Dibley?

    Vicar of Dibley fans can now stay in the village where the show was filmed right opposite the church which served as St Barnabus in the hit series starring Dawn French as the Reverend Geraldine Granger. Set in the fictional Oxfordshire village of Dibley, the series was filmed near Henley-on-Thames in the Buckinghamshire village of […]

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  • Michael Palin adds North Korea stamp to a fully-booked passport for new travel series

    Michael Palin adds North Korea stamp to a fully-booked passport for new travel series

    Michael Palin has gone Around the World in 80 Days, visited the North and South Poles in Pole to Pole, circumnavigated the lands around the Pacific Ocean in Full Circle with Michael Palin, anti-clockwise of course, retraced the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway in Michael Palin’s Hemingway Adventure, trekked around and through the world’s largest desert in Sahara with Michael Palin, traveled through the Himalaya […]

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  • Sir Paul McCartney rocks ‘Carpool Karaoke with James Corden’

    Sir Paul McCartney rocks ‘Carpool Karaoke with James Corden’

    Late, Late Show host, James Corden, and Sir Paul McCartney spent the day recently tooling around Liverpool exploring the city of Paul’s youth. From the barbershop on Penny Lane to visiting his childhood home where he wrote music with John Lennon, they ended the day by going back to one of the local pubs where they […]

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  • Is this Heaven? No, it’s Humphry Slocombe!

    Is this Heaven? No, it’s Humphry Slocombe!

    Ok, they didn’t ask ‘are you being served?’ and no one said, “I’m free” when I finally hit the front of the line recently at Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco’s Ferry Building but the evidence as to the influence on owner’s Jake Godby and Sean Vahey’s craft was abundantly clear. The vintage British sitcom Are […]

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