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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 […]

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.

It’s Christmas time as ‘Downton Abbey’ films at Alnwick Castle

As we reported recently, Planet Earth’s favorite British period drama headed to Hogwarts this past week to continue filming for their forthcoming series 5 which will transmit in September on ITV1 and in January 2015 on PBS in the States. What wasn’t completely clear at the time was that the filming taking place at Alnwick […]

‘Downton Abbey’ heads to Hogwarts for S5

Platform 9 & 3/4, magically concealed behind the barrier between Muggle Platform Nine and Platform Ten, at King’s Cross Station in London will be a bit crowded this week as cast and crew of Downton Abbey headed to Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. Filming at Alnwick Castle, which doubled as Hogwarts School of Witchery and Wizardry […]

Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus – And Now for Something Completely Different

While getting ready to head back to the States in the AM having spent the last week in the Cotswolds on the set of Father Brown as they continue filming series 3, the combination of last night’s Monty Python finale at the O2 Arena in London and Germany winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil […]

On the set with ‘Father Brown’ in the Cotswolds

Today is our last day in Moreton-in-Marsh on the set of principle production filming for the forthcoming series 3 of Father Brown. Having spent a week on set with the production team behind the camera whose faces you never see but who bring Father Brown and the drop-dead brilliant visual settings of the Cotswolds to […]

Father Brown gets back on his bike for series 3

The hugely successful crime drama Father Brown, based on the stories by GK Chesterton, has begun filming series 3 in the Cotswolds. The BBC One Daytime series, produced in collaboration with BBC Worldwide, will return in 2015 with 15 episodes starring Mark Williams as the crime-solving Roman Catholic priest, Father Brown. Also returning will be […]

First look at ‘The Imitation Game’ with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley

The work of Codebreakers living in Bletchley Park huts and blocks that were built to last only a few years have routinely been credited with shortening World War II by at least two years. What started out in 1938 as a relatively innocent in appearance gathering of members of MI6 and the Government Code and […]

Don’t Panic – only 364 days until Towel Day 2015!

With major apologies for neglecting to give everyone a heads up that yesterday was Towel Day, I’ll begin by saying that there are only 364 days until the 2015 Towel Day celebration.

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

Besides watching great British telly, there are lots of things to do “British” from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Maine and all stops in-between. Whether you’re in North Texas or find yourself heading out on holiday this Summer, you might just want a Full English Breakfast in San Francisco or hop aboard a London double-decker in Phoenix for a pub crawl in the desert.

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