Guest Long Read: Great British Telly – Following in the Footsteps of Classic British TV


(Lead image courtesy of Paul Townsend via Flickr) Is it the accents? Is it the dry, sarcastic (and more often than not quick-witted) humour? The fact that it can sometimes be a bit rubbish remains eminently watchable anyway? Whatever it is that … [Read more...]

The Real Downton: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Highclere Castle – The Real Downton Abbey – That You Probably Didn’t Know


While another house once stood where Highclere is today, the current house that has become so famous was designed by Sir Charles Barry (one of the architects of the Houses of Parliament) and was constructed from 1839 to 1842. As with many great … [Read more...]

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


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?


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...]

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


  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?


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...]