Lost in the Pond: 8 Fantastic British Christmas TV Specials for Homesick Expats


If there is one thing that the British do very well at Christmas it is television specials. Aside from watching the Queen's speech, which most Brits consider to be background entertainment, Brits tune in at Christmas to watch a a lengthier one-off … [Read more...]

The Fiver: Five Picturesque Towns, Villages (and 1 city) Used in the Filming of British TV Shows and Films


1. Port Isaac (Portwenn from “Doc Martin”) Like it television counterpart, Port Isaac is a little fishing village located in Cornwall. From the Middle Ages until the mid-19th century, it was a very active harbor, but no relies mostly on tourism … [Read more...]

Lost in the Pond: Why Are There So Many American Anglophiles?


Even before I swapped the UK for the United States, I was vaguely aware of an apparent American propensity for all things British. It was no secret that Americans adored the Royal family almost as much (if not more) as the British; that British music … [Read more...]