What is Anglophile.me?

This website is an offshoot of Anglotopia.net. This is a continuous feed of cool British/London/England things that I come across on the web that just don’t justify a post on Anglotopia.net. I also now work a full-time job and have much less time to share things on Anglotopia, so this is a way for me to quickly share cool British things with our followers. It will be updated several times a day as I have time. You can subscribe, follow, like, comment, etc. It’s like our Twitter or Facebook feeds, but we control it.

Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole leaving Doctor Who with “emotional” send-off – Radio Times

The BBC has confirmed that two of Jodie Whittaker’s companions are leaving the series.

Source: Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole leaving Doctor Who with “emotional” send-off – Radio Times

#britishtv

#doctorwho

Virtual backgrounds for Zoom | National Trust

Chartwell, Kent  The Study at Chartwell, Kent – the family home of Sir Winston Churchill. ©National Trust Images/James Dobson

Source: Virtual backgrounds for Zoom | National Trust

#churchill

#britishheritage

#britishhistory

‘All Creatures Great And Small’: Channel 5 Confirms Season 2 Renewal – Deadline

ViacomCBS broadcaster Channel 5 has confirmed that period veterinary drama All Creatures Great And Small will return for a second season.

Source: ‘All Creatures Great And Small’: Channel 5 Confirms Season 2 Renewal – Deadline

Fantastic news!

#britishtv

‘The Trial of Christine Keeler’ confirms US premiere date – watch the trailer! – British Period Dramas

US viewers will finally be able to watch The Trial of Christine Keeler next month.

Source: ‘The Trial of Christine Keeler’ confirms US premiere date – watch the trailer! – British Period Dramas

#britishtv

‘Rebecca’ locations guide: Where was Netflix’s adaptation filmed? – British Period Dramas

Netflix has released a brilliant guide to the filming locations used in Rebecca. Based on Daphne du Maurier’s classic romantic Gothic thriller, the new movie premiered on Netflix last month.

Source: ‘Rebecca’ locations guide: Where was Netflix’s adaptation filmed? – British Period Dramas

#britishtv

A £1 Billion Transformation Will Turn An Old Department Store Into London’s New Retail Destination – Secret London

The former Bayswater shopping centre, Whiteleys, is being transformed into a brand new luxury retail, dining and hotel complex.

Source: A £1 Billion Transformation Will Turn An Old Department Store Into London’s New Retail Destination – Secret London

Have fond memories of the ‘old’ Whiteleys shopping centre in the early 2000s. Bought a lot of books from the bookshop there and it’s where I discovered Muji. I miss it already. Oh well.

London is a city of constant change.

#london

#bayswater

Colorized footage of London in 1923. : london

Colorized footage of London in 1923. from london

#london

#britishhistory

Doctor Who star John Barrowman returns as Captain Jack Harkness – Radio Times

“If anyone can blast away the sheer rubbishness of 2020, it’s Captain Jack,” says showrunner Chris Chibnall.

Source: Doctor Who star John Barrowman returns as Captain Jack Harkness – Radio Times

#britishtv

#doctorwho

Christmas In London: 17 Photos Of Central London Looking Fabulously Festive

Christmas might look different this year, but nothing can stop London from decking its proverbial halls. Here are the city’s best displays, in pictures.

Source: Christmas In London: 17 Photos Of Central London Looking Fabulously Festive

Miss it this year so much. 🙁

#london

Keeley Hawes and Hugh Bonneville’s Roald Dahl movie is finally getting a release – British Period Dramas

Sky have announced their plans to release delayed British period drama movie To Olivia. Originally titled An Unquiet Life, the movie stars Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) as novelist Roald Dahl and Keeley Hawes (The Durrells) as his American actress wife Patricia Neal.

Source: Keeley Hawes and Hugh Bonneville’s Roald Dahl movie is finally getting a release – British Period Dramas

#britishfilm

Historic Houses elects its first woman president — and she’s an American | Bricks & Mortar | The Times

It’s absolutely pouring at Knebworth House, but Martha Lytton Cobbold is not deterred. Umbrella up and wellies on, she’s ready for our pandemic-friendly stomp around the gardens.If you’ve been

Source: Historic Houses elects its first woman president — and she’s an American | Bricks & Mortar | The Times

#statelyhomes

#britishhistory

#heritage

Check Out These Incredible Images Of Wartime London – Released By TfL | Londonist

Coaches converted into ambulances. Crowds of Londoners sleeping all the way up escalators. Children’s Christmas parties thrown in the depths of Holborn station.

This was the London of the second world war — and a virtual exhibition from TfL has the pictures to tell these remarkable stories.

Source: Check Out These Incredible Images Of Wartime London – Released By TfL | Londonist

#london

 

First look at Dawn French in new drama about Beatrix Potter and Roald Dahl – British Period Dramas

We’ve got some brand new photos from Sky’s new TV movie about a young Roald

Source: First look at Dawn French in new drama about Beatrix Potter and Roald Dahl – British Period Dramas

#britishtv

Judi Dench, Ian McKellen Team For Event To Benefit Theater Workers – Deadline

Event will take place over Zoom on November 29 and will be hosted by Kenneth Branagh.

Judi DenchIan McKellenMaggie Smith and Derek Jacobi will take part in a live Q&A hosted by Kenneth Branagh over Zoom on November 29 to benefit the UK’s theater community.

The event is being put on to aid UK workers who have struggled during the pandemic. Tickets cost £45 and are limited. Proceeds are going to Acting for Others, of which Dench is president, which provides financial and emotional support for professionals in the theater biz.

Source: Judi Dench, Ian McKellen Team For Event To Benefit Theater Workers – Deadline

#britishfilm

#britishtv

New writings from Tolkien to be published next year | J.R.R. Tolkien Books and Movies | TheOneRing.net™ | The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion

Exciting news this morning, from US Tolkien publishers Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: a previously unseen collection of Tolkien’s writings about Middle-earth will be published June 2021. HereR…

Source: New writings from Tolkien to be published next year | J.R.R. Tolkien Books and Movies | TheOneRing.net™ | The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion

How accurate is The Crown season 4? What’s true and false in the Netflix series | Times2 | The Times

The fourth season of The Crown stretches from May 1979, when Margaret Thatcher is elected Britain’s first female prime minister, to Christmas 1990, shortly after she has been drummed out of office

Source: How accurate is The Crown season 4? What’s true and false in the Netflix series | Times2 | The Times

The Vicar of Dibley to return in lockdown-inspired Christmas specials – BBC News

Dawn French will reprise her role as vicar Geraldine Grainger for three special lockdown shows.

Source: The Vicar of Dibley to return in lockdown-inspired Christmas specials – BBC News

#britishtv

To Survive the Pandemic, Savile Row Cuts a Bespoke Strategy – The New York Times

With formal events and travel canceled, the tradition-bound tailors are gently embracing technology — and finding leverage on their landlords.

Source: To Survive the Pandemic, Savile Row Cuts a Bespoke Strategy – The New York Times

#london

#britishculture

Pubs Of Wonderful London | Spitalfields Life

In these grey cold days, I get a powerful urge to seek refuge in a cosy corner of an old snug and settle down for the rest of the day. Since all the pubs are shut, I must take consolation in this selection of attractive options from the popular magazine Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

Source: Pubs Of Wonderful London | Spitalfields Life

Simply marvelous.

I miss London so much.

#london

#britishpubs

#britishhistory

Mesmerising St Helena: The five best postbox walks on the island

Our top ‘postbox’ walks take visitors to the most beautiful sections of St Helena’s coastline, and showcase the best of the island’s scenery.

Source: Mesmerising St Helena: The five best postbox walks on the island

#britishtravel

Over 40 Free Google Maps Movies Available to Watch for Free – /Film

Over 40 beloved British movies are free to watch on Google Maps, if you can find them. The Google Maps movies include Shaun of the Dead, Skyfall, and more.

Source: Over 40 Free Google Maps Movies Available to Watch for Free – /Film

#britishfilm

 

The Curse of the Buried Treasure | The New Yorker

Two metal-detector enthusiasts discovered a Viking hoard. It was worth a fortune—but it became a nightmare.

Source: The Curse of the Buried Treasure | The New Yorker

#britishhistory

The Lost King: Film Follows Discovery of Richard III’s Remains – /Film

.Steve Coogan and Philomena co-writer Jeff Pope have written The Lost King, a movie about the unlikely real-life discovery of King Richard III’s remains.

Source: The Lost King: Film Follows Discovery of Richard III’s Remains – /Film

#britishfilm

Five Things You Can’t Do On British Television – YouTube

This is very good! And fascinating!

#britishtv

 

How the British Airways network has fared this autumn | Flightradar24 Blog

A look at how the British Airways network has fared this autumn, based on Flightradar24 data from September and October. What effect will lockdown have?

Source: How the British Airways network has fared this autumn | Flightradar24 Blog

Fascinating!

#britishairways

#britishtravel

Art Lovers! Get 50% Off London Transport Museum’s Massive Poster Collection | Londonist

 

For one weekend only.

Source: Art Lovers! Get 50% Off London Transport Museum’s Massive Poster Collection | Londonist

#london

15 Great British Period Dramas Set in the 1950s – I Heart British TV

The 1950s see post-war economic growth. Queen Elizabeth II is coronated in 1953 – it’s broadcast live across the kingdom, making home television sets

Source: 15 Great British Period Dramas Set in the 1950s – I Heart British TV

Great list!

#britishtv

Inside the Yorkshire stately home abandoned for decades and left to rot – YorkshireLive

Rich in history, the Grade II-listed building near York has been unused for decades

Source: Inside the Yorkshire stately home abandoned for decades and left to rot – YorkshireLive

#statelyhomes

Spitalfields Market Nocturne | Spitalfields Life

Although they were taken only thirty years ago, these photographs by Mark Jackson & Huw Davies preserved in the archive at Bishopsgate Institute, seem now to be images from the eternal night of history – with fleeting figures endlessly running, fetching and carrying, pushing barrows from the flaring lights out into the velvet blackness, where a bonfire burns beneath the great tower of Christ Church, Spitalfields, looming overhead.

Source: Spitalfields Market Nocturne | Spitalfields Life

#london

Doctor Who original Blink script | Steven Moffat releases first draft – Radio Times

Sally Sparrow’s fate could have been quite different.

Source: Doctor Who original Blink script | Steven Moffat releases first draft – Radio Times

#doctorwho

#britishtv

Ordnance Survey Blog OS Flying Team keep mapping Britain’s changes – Ordnance Survey Blog

The OS Flying Team were prepared for change in 2020 as they were moving base and flying in new aircraft, but Covid-19 had a bigger impact. Find out how.

Source: Ordnance Survey Blog OS Flying Team keep mapping Britain’s changes – Ordnance Survey Blog

The million pound 17th century castle that’s been left to rot in a Welsh woodland – Wales Online

Repeated attempts to transform it have failed – because it’s said the repair job would be too expensive

Source: The million pound 17th century castle that’s been left to rot in a Welsh woodland – Wales Online

#britishhistory

Misremembering the British Empire | The New Yorker

How did the British become so blinkered about their nation’s imperial history?

Source: Misremembering the British Empire | The New Yorker

#britishhistory

Lucy Worsley: We need to look at our palaces’ slavery links | Times2 | The Times

Lucy Worsley is sitting in front of a bookcase in her London flat and not in her office at Hampton Court Palace. This is because of government guidelines on working from home if you possibly can, and

Source: Lucy Worsley: We need to look at our palaces’ slavery links | Times2 | The Times

It’s a good interview! Love Lucy!

#britishhistory

LPO x NG | Joseph Haydn, String Trio in C Major | National Gallery – YouTube

Joseph Haydn’s ‘String trio in C major’ of 1766 paired with a painting by François-Hubert Drouais. Created only a couple of years apart in the 1760s, here we both hear and see everything in its right place; the precision and balance typical of chamber music of the period paired with an immaculate image of perfection that is Madame de Pompadour with her embroidery: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/st… With the Gallery closed to the public for the first time in its 196-year history, we collaborated with the London Philharmonic Orchestra to showcase art and music with a nod to Dame Myra Hess.

Alicia Von Rittberg To Star As Young Elizabeth I In ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ Starz Series – Deadline

German actress Alicia von Rittberg has landed the title role in Becoming Elizabeth, Starz’s eight-episode drama series chronicling the early years of Queen Elizabeth I.Created by playwright Anya Reiss, Becoming Elizabeth centers on young Elizabeth Tudor (Rittberg), an orphaned teenager who becomes embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court on her journey to secure the crown.

Source: Alicia Von Rittberg To Star As Young Elizabeth I In ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ Starz Series – Deadline

#britishtv

BBC drops new trailer and featurette for the upcoming His Dark Materials S2 | Ars Technica

“There are two forces lining up to battle… We need to find the subtle knife.”

Source: BBC drops new trailer and featurette for the upcoming His Dark Materials S2 | Ars Technica

#britishtv

PBS confirms US start date for the new ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ – British Period Dramas

It’s been revealed when the new version of All Creatures Great and Small begins in

Source: PBS confirms US start date for the new ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ – British Period Dramas

#britishtv

British Library makes George III’s map collection available online | News | The Times

George III may never have left the south of England during nearly 60 years on the throne, but that did not stop him amassing a large collection of maps of the wider world.Armchair travellers of the

Source: British Library makes George III’s map collection available online | News | The Times

#britishhistory

31 Fascinating Short Films about London Buildings

 This year many buildings found themselves unable to open their doors to the public as in previous years. We decided that it was the perfect opportunity to bring them to more people than ever by creating short film tours presented by the experts that live and work in them. Since July, Open House has been shooting these short films in a spectacular range of locations including manor houses, embassies, public lidos and tower blocks, recreating the intimate behind the scenes experiences and anecdotes that make Open House building visits so memorable.

Source: Films – landing page — Open City

This is great!

#london

Slow map: Mapping Britain’s intercity footpaths – BBC News

A geographer wants to help people find their feet by mapping the best routes to walk between towns.

Source: Slow map: Mapping Britain’s intercity footpaths – BBC News

#britishtravel

Westminster Abbey lifts its ban on photography – ianVisits – London news and events

Photography has long been banned in Westminster Abbey, but they have finally joined the other major cathedrals in London, and relaxed the ban.

Source: Westminster Abbey lifts its ban on photography – ianVisits – London news and events

This is great news!

#london

The Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch-On Date Has Just Been Announced | Londonist

The show must go on.

Oxford Street’s famous Christmas lights will be switched on, on Monday 2 November.

This year, the 27 LED light curtains which run the length of the shopping street — and debuted last Christmas — will display a ‘heartwarming poem’, according to Oxford Street’s PR team. The poem will celebrate London itself, as well as people across the country who’ve shown ‘incredible acts of care, kindness and support ‘ this year.

Source: The Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch-On Date Has Just Been Announced | Londonist

#london

48 Lovely British TV Shows Set by the Sea – I Heart British TV

The UK may be small, but it has nearly 20,000 miles of coastline (though exact totals vary based on how you measure it). Given the small, dense nature of the

Source: 48 Lovely British TV Shows Set by the Sea – I Heart British TV

Great list!

#britishtv

A Victorian Toilet Has Been Transformed Into Bloomsbury’s Newest Wine Bar | Londonist

From the team behind WC Clapham.

Source: A Victorian Toilet Has Been Transformed Into Bloomsbury’s Newest Wine Bar | Londonist

#london

A new portrait of Queen Victoria’s African goddaughter unveiled to highlight overlooked black figures | Tatler

The painting of Sarah Forbes Bonetta is part of an English Heritage project

Source: A new portrait of Queen Victoria’s African goddaughter unveiled to highlight overlooked black figures | Tatler

#britishhistory

The New ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Has an Official Premiere Date – January 10th, 2021

The new remake of “All Creatures Great and Small” has an official premiere date! The series, which looks every bit as warm and heartwarming as we all probably need right now, will officially debut on PBS’s Masterpiece, beginning Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Source: The New ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Has an Official Premiere Date | Telly Visions

Folks, it’s really, really good!

#britishtv

#pbs

London Mail Rail and Postal Museum reopens for tours

The Postal Museum reopens this month

Source: London Mail Rail and Postal Museum reopens for tours

#london

Harry Potter book used to teach English valued at £30k – BBC News

The book belongs to a British expat who posted it to auctioneers wrapped in a tea towel.

Source: Harry Potter book used to teach English valued at £30k – BBC News

#harrypotter

Prettiest Bars In London: 21 Spots For Picture-Perfect Cocktail Dates

There are picture-worthy spots around every corner in London. Ahead of London Cocktail Week, we’ve rounded up the prettiest bars in the city.

Source: Prettiest Bars In London: 21 Spots For Picture-Perfect Cocktail Dates

#london