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

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‘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!

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‘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

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‘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

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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

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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

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#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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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