• Sir David Attenborough – Celebrating 92 years in 92 seconds

    Sir David Attenborough – Celebrating 92 years in 92 seconds

    Although Sir David Attenborough celebrated his 92nd birthday in May of this year, it’s better to be a bit belated with birthday wishes than not send them at all. Following his service in the Navy and after an initial rejection to become a radio talk show producer at the BBC in 1950, Sir David began […]

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  • 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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  • Ford Cortina vs Audi Quattro – the debate rages on…

    Ford Cortina vs Audi Quattro – the debate rages on…

    After reading recently that John Simm would be keen on a possible Life on Mars revival, I reminded myself about the greatness of the series starring Philip Glenister as DCI Gene Hunt and John Simm as DI Sam Tyler. Primarily set in the 70s, the series centered around Tyler, a policeman in service with the Greater Manchester Police who, […]

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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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  • Make that ‘Doctor Who’ scarf you’ve always wanted!

    Make that ‘Doctor Who’ scarf you’ve always wanted!

    Yes, Tom Baker’s original signature multi-colored scarf was done by professionals but, unlike those Porsche or BMW commercials that wind you through the closed back roads of Arkansas at breakneck speeds, you are encouraged to try this at home thanks to a BBC Enterprises memorandum from back in the 80s. The origin of the scarf, as […]

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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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