‘The Durrells’ are packed and headed to “Drama Sundays” tonight on PBS!

One of the brightest spots in the drama category at the BBC Showcase in Liverpool earlier this year was The Durrells. Based on ‘The Corfu Trilogy’, three autobiographical novels (which include ‘My Family and Other Animals’) by environmentalist Gerald Durrell, The Durrells is set on the Greek Island of Corfu in 1935, and follows the adventures of Gerald and […]

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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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World Cup 2014: OK, England, it's time to 'Bring It Home'

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, beginning next week on 12 June. Every participating country is still in the running and, just like Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber, they all still have a chance. For England, however, 2014 couldn’t have come soon enough in order to quickly erase the disaster […]

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British comedy stars invade the London stage

As we (im)-patiently await the next Facebook status update from the inhabitants of Downton Abbey, chronicling the devastating events of series 3, episode 4, it time to, yet again, turn our attention to what really sets British actors apart from their American counterparts. As we experienced, first hand, back in 2009 at the Theatre Royal […]

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Wallace & Gromit: Behind-the-scenes

Full disclosure, I have been a huge Wallace & Gromit fan from the beginning. A product of the British animation studio, Aardman Studios, and the brilliant mind of Nick Park, the characters are made from moulded plasticine modeling clay on metal armatures and filmed with stop motion clay animation. I hate to reduce it to […]

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I'll take the United Kingdom for $100, Alex

Thanks to our good friend over at Smitten by Britain (@smittnbybritain on Twitter) for finding this recently. Having, sadly, been called out for this once before in a previous lifetime, I thought I should be the first to study in addition to sharing with others. If you do your homework, you’ll definitely be ready for […]

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Ricky Gervais gets 'out of The Office'

The brilliance of The Office ranks right up there with the genius of Fawlty Towers in the fact there were only 12 episodes (plus, two 45-minutes specials) ever produced. Since quitting the Wernham Hogg Paper Company and leaving the world of David Brent and his life in Slough, Berkshire behind, Ricky Gervais has been a busy, […]

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England pulls out all stops in host bid for 2018 World Cup

Ok, it’s only :40 but, still, it’s new Wallace & Gromit, which is always a good thing. Seems as though England is pulling out all the stops in trying to secure the country as host for the 2018 World Cup. It’s classic already for the simple reason it comes from the folks at Aardman Animations, […]

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