Brit DVD Reviews: Poirot – The Fan Favorites Collection by Acorn Media

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Not too long ago, PBS ran a special about the series Poirot and I had remarked to my husband that I was sorry to have missed some of the episodes they had mentioned, specifically Murder on the Orient Express.  You can imagine how excited the “little … [Read more...]

Jane Austen on Film: The Top 10 Best Filmed Adaptations of Jane Austen’s Novels – Which is Your Favorite?

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By Janna Wong Healy Editor's Note: This is another guest article written by Janna Wong Healy. She previously wrote Top 10 Most Swoon-worthy British Film & TV Scenes. It is a testament to Jane Austen’s observational sensibilities, wit and … [Read more...]

Great Britons: Charles Dickens – Everything You Need to Know about The Greatest Writer of the Victorian Era

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Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed … [Read more...]

Brit DVD Reviews: Murder in Suburbia, the Complete Collection by Acorn Media

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  I know I should be happy that this show got canceled, because if it hadn’t we wouldn’t be loving Caroline Catz as Lousia in Doc Martin….but I can’t say that I am happy about it. From the very first episode, I knew I would like the show and … [Read more...]

Brit Entertainment: Top Ten Fictional Jobs in Britain According to Popular Culture – Which Job Do You Want?

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They say you should dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Unfortunately, I’d look a bit silly showing up to my workplace dressed as Batman. However, we can all dream, and British culture gives us all a dream of what we’d like to be doing. … [Read more...]

Guest Long Read: Victorian Spooks – Charles Dickens and the Art of a Good Ghost Story

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It’s that time of year again – time to round up your fainthearted friends, flick off the lights and frazzle their nerves with the best ghost story you can muster. But before you shine a flashlight up your face and start bleating out another generic … [Read more...]