‘Spamalot’ movie based on ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ musical is happening – British Period Dramas

A big screen version of the hit Broadway musical Spamalot is going ahead. Based on 1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie, the musical comedy premiered on stage in 2004. Spamalot went on to

Source: ‘Spamalot’ movie based on ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ musical is happening – British Period Dramas

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#britishfilm

A Raven Queen Vanishes, and Britain Checks a Prophecy – The New York Times

One of the resident birds at the Tower of London is feared to have died. Legend says at least six must be kept there, or the nation will fall.

Source: A Raven Queen Vanishes, and Britain Checks a Prophecy – The New York Times

#britishhistory

#britishlegends

10 of the best virtual travel experiences for 2021 | Travel websites | The Guardian

Travel the world through this new crop of virtual experiences, from online guide walks to film festivals, wine-tasting to birdwatching

Source: 10 of the best virtual travel experiences for 2021 | Travel websites | The Guardian

#travel

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‘Outlander’ stars on Scottish road trip in ‘Men in Kilts’ – trailer and start date revealed! – British Period Dramas

Starz has announced when Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham begins airing. The upcoming documentary series sees Outlander actors Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish embark on a road trip together around Scotland.

Source: ‘Outlander’ stars on Scottish road trip in ‘Men in Kilts’ – trailer and start date revealed! – British Period Dramas

This looks fantastic!

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A foggy night in Oxford | Simply Oxford photoblog

 

A foggy night in Oxford on New Year’s Eve, 2020.

Source: A foggy night in Oxford | Simply Oxford photoblog

Simply stunning!

#oxford

What To Expect From Air Travel In 2021 – London Air Travel

What should air travellers expect from airlines and airports in 2021 as the industry starts to recover from COVID-19?

Source: What To Expect From Air Travel In 2021 – London Air Travel

#britishtravel

A Virtual Exhibition Of London Bridges | Londonist

Curated by the Illuminated River artist.

Source: A Virtual Exhibition Of London Bridges | Londonist

#london

India’s love affair with classic British motorbikes – BBC News

BSA, Norton and Royal Enfield are all owned by Indian firms who want to kickstart the brands.

Source: India’s love affair with classic British motorbikes – BBC News

Fascinating!

‘The year city-dwellers needed my photos of country life’ – BBC News

Farmer and writer James Rebanks explains how the coronavirus pandemic has affected him.

Source: ‘The year city-dwellers needed my photos of country life’ – BBC News

#cumbria
#lakedistrict

A Choir Tries to Keep Its Christmas Tradition Alive – The New York Times

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, spent months rehearsing for its Christmas Eve service, which is broadcast worldwide. Its hope was to perform it live.

Source: A Choir Tries to Keep Its Christmas Tradition Alive – The New York Times

#britishculture

#christmas

‘His Dark Materials’ Renewed For Season 3 At HBO & BBC – Deadline

His Dark Materials is officially coming back for a third and final season.

Source: ‘His Dark Materials’ Renewed For Season 3 At HBO & BBC – Deadline

Wonderful news!

#britishtv

This British Airways Jumbo Jet Will Become a Movie Star in Retirement – Robb Report

A British Airways jumbo jet, retired due to Covid-19, will become a set where movies like Casino Royale and Mission Impossible were filmed.

Source: This British Airways Jumbo Jet Will Become a Movie Star in Retirement – Robb Report

#britishairways

#britishtravel

End of an Era: The Last British Airways B747 Flight – An Emotional Farewell – YouTube

From Sam Chui:

I traveled to the UK to see the Final British Airways 747 flight and landing. During this trip, I was able to see all 3 British Airways Retro Liveries 747 across the countryside in England and Wales. My first stop was Dunsfold Aerodrome, I visited the Landor livery 747. I was able to go inside and take a last look of the cabin and cockpit. Then I drove to Cotswold Airport to see Negus livery 747. Cotswold Airport CEO Suzannah Harvey personally gave me a tour and explain the work to save the 747. My last stop was in Cardiff, Wales where the BOAC livery 747 flew out from Cardiff to St Athan. It was a very short ferry flight but a very emotional one as this was the final BA 747 flight. I was at St Athan to watch the Final BA 747 landing. It was a great momentous landing with a quick stop on the short runway. After landing, I went inside the 747 to interview the pilots and witness the final power down of the 747. It was the end of an era for British Airways 747. All 3 BA retro 747 liveries (Landor, Negus and BOAC) will be preserved in the UK.

A marvellous video. I wish I could have been there. But I’m lucky that I did see this aircraft in person when it visited Chicago in 2019.

#britishairways

#travel

Upcoming TV adaptations from books coming in 2021 – Radio Times

From The Pursuit of Love, to Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends,

read on for our top picks.

Source: Upcoming TV adaptations from books coming in 2021 – Radio Times

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Masterpiece preview: PBS reveals amazing line-up of new British shows coming in 2021 – British Period Dramas

It’s the 50th anniversary of PBS drama strand Masterpiece next month!

Bringing award-winning British television to American viewers for five decades, Masterpiece is celebrating with an incredible anniversary schedule in 2021.

Source: Masterpiece preview: PBS reveals amazing line-up of new British shows coming in 2021 – British Period Dramas

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BBC Select: BBC Studios Launches Streamer In US, Canada – Deadline

BBC Studios has pulled the curtain back on its latest streamer, BBC Select, which will go live across the U.S. and Canada early next year.

Source: BBC Select: BBC Studios Launches Streamer In US, Canada – Deadline

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Supreme Court lifts ban on Heathrow third runway – BBC News

In a blow to campaigners, judges say ministers’ decision to approve the runway was legitimate.

Source: Supreme Court lifts ban on Heathrow third runway – BBC News

#london

Over London by Jason Hawkes

I’ve been flying over and photographing London from a helicopter for almost twenty years. I work from AS355s, which are twin engined machines, giving access to the whole city. Harnessed and leaning out of the side door, you get stunning views. It’s amazing fun most of the time, but a challenging place to work from. It’s pretty cramped with all your camera gear, incredibly noisy and in the winter months definitely gets a little cold.

Source: Over London by Jason Hawkes

This is truly wonderful. What a joy to scroll through!

#london

The Bridges Of Old London | Spitalfields Life

London owes its very existence to bridges, since the location of the capital upon the banks of the Thames was defined by the lowest crossing point of the river. No wonder that the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society collected this edifying series of pictures of bridges on glass plates to use in their magic lantern shows at the Bishopsgate Institute.

Source: The Bridges Of Old London | Spitalfields Life

#london

#britishhistory

The Obsessive Life and Mysterious Death of the Fisherman Who Discovered The Loch Ness Monster

A humble Scotsman saw something strange in the water—and daringly set out to catch it—only to have lecherous out-of-towners steal his fame and upend his quest.

Source: The Obsessive Life and Mysterious Death of the Fisherman Who Discovered The Loch Ness Monster

#britishhistory

First Diana, now Sir Mick: Crown creators to film drama on the rise of the Rolling Stones

It is due to be overseen by Nick Hornby, author of High Fidelity

Source: First Diana, now Sir Mick: Crown creators to film drama on the rise of the Rolling Stones

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Netflix Unveils Projects With Sam Mendes, Rowan Atkinson, Andy Serkis – Variety

Netflix has added seven new series to its original content slate out of the U.K., working with the likes of former “Mr. Bean” star Rowan Atkinson, Sam Mendes and Andy Serkis, along with…

Source: Netflix Unveils Projects With Sam Mendes, Rowan Atkinson, Andy Serkis – Variety

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Heathrow to shut Terminal 4 until end of next year – BBC News

The airport operator says passenger numbers fell sharply following a second lockdown.

Source: Heathrow to shut Terminal 4 until end of next year – BBC News

#britishtravel

Dame Barbara Windsor: Carry On and EastEnders actress dies aged 83 – BBC News

She was best known for her role as Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders and parts in the Carry On films.

Source: Dame Barbara Windsor: Carry On and EastEnders actress dies aged 83 – BBC News

British TV Christmas Specials on Acorn TV: 2020 Edition – I Heart British TV

 

One of the many wonderful things about British TV is the commitment to making great Christmas specials. Rather than just throwing in a Christmas tree in some

Source: British TV Christmas Specials on Acorn TV: 2020 Edition – I Heart British TV

 

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‘The Tail of the Curious Mouse’ trailer: Dawn French plays Beatrix Potter in new 1920s drama – British Period Dramas

Sky has released a trailer for Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse. The new 90-minute TV movie

Source: ‘The Tail of the Curious Mouse’ trailer: Dawn French plays Beatrix Potter in new 1920s drama – British Period Dramas

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Production Wraps On C.S. Lewis Biopic ‘The Most Reluctant Convert’ – Deadline

A C.S. Lewis biopic has wrapped in the UK with a team including the Moulin Rouge composer and Death On The Nile exec producer.

Source: Production Wraps On C.S. Lewis Biopic ‘The Most Reluctant Convert’ – Deadline

Something to look forward to.

#britishfilms

21 Great British Period Dramas Set in the Edwardian Era – I Heart British TV

Compared to Queen Victoria’s long 63-year-and-seven-month reign, the Edwardian era is the mere blink of an eye. The Edwardian Era lasted just nine years, from

Source: 21 Great British Period Dramas Set in the Edwardian Era – I Heart British TV

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The Dig Trailer: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes Find a Buried Ship – /Film

Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, and Lily James star in The Dig trailer for the true-story drama about a widow whose estate becomes an archaeological dig.

Source: The Dig Trailer: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes Find a Buried Ship – /Film

This looks very, very good!

#britishmovies

‘Field of Broken Dreams’: London’s Growing Taxi Graveyards – The New York Times

Confronted with deserted streets during the pandemic, drivers are turning in their rented black cabs by the hundreds.

Source: ‘Field of Broken Dreams’: London’s Growing Taxi Graveyards – The New York Times

Very sad. One hopes that these icons will all return to the roads when we’re all able to return to London.

#london

#britishicons

Cinderella: BBC Reunites Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter – Deadline

The Crown stars Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter are to star in a socially distanced pantomime staging of Cinderella for BBC Two.

Source: Cinderella: BBC Reunites Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter – Deadline

#britishtv

#loveactually

#richardcurtis

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

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#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

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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

#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

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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

#britishfilm

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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