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.
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
From the team behind WC Clapham.
The painting of Sarah Forbes Bonetta is part of an English Heritage project
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.
Folks, it’s really, really good!
The Postal Museum reopens this month
The book belongs to a British expat who posted it to auctioneers wrapped in a tea towel.
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.
Netflix has published the first stills of Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in Season 4 of The Crown.
Fancy a stroll around the West End with Frank Derrett in the seventies? This invitation is possible thanks to the foresight of Paul Loften who rescued these photographs from destruction in the last century. Recently, Paul contacted me to ask if I was interested and I suggested he donate them to the archive at the Bishopsgate Institute, which is how I am able to show them today.
These photos are incredible! What a find! Beautiful time capsule of London’s past.
They came from different places and with different ideas, which still resonate today
At the U.K.’s only residential library you can sleep among the books.
The 11ft brass statue of the fictional broadcaster was created by two super fans and exclaims “Aha!”
The actor will play circus ringmaster Mr Percival in the episode.
The David Attenborough A Life on Our Planet Trailer takes a look at the famed Eglish broadcaster and natural historian.
Marking the 15-year anniversary of the New London Architecture galleries, the Changing Face of London revisits its 2005 exhibition to capture the transformation of the city’s famous landmarks. Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes talks us through his images
This is incredible!
The British Army Captain raised £39M ($50M) to fight the pandemic by walking laps of his garden in the run-up to his 100th birthday.
In the face of a deteriorating illness, Stanley Tucci and Colin Firthy try to hold onto their love in the Supernova trailer.
This looks great, and heart-wrenching.
Having exhausted all other avenues, we wanted to do one final test to see if the fault was being caused by a phenomenon known as SHINE (Single High-level Impulse Noise) where electrical interference is emitted from an appliance that can then have an impact on broadband connectivity.By using a device called a Spectrum Analyzer we walked up and down the village in the torrential rain at 6am to see if we could find an “electrical noise” to support our theory. And at 7am, like clockwork, it happened! Our device picked up a large burst of electrical interference in the village.The source of the “electrical noise” was traced to a property in the village. It turned out that at 7am every morning, the occupant would switch on their old TV which would in turn knock out broadband for the entire village.As you can imagine, when we pointed this out to the resident, they were mortified that their old second-hand TV was the cause of an entire village’s broadband problems, and they immediately agreed to switch it off and not use [it] again.
Network Rail says the coronavirus pandemic has delayed talks about the line from Reading to the airport.
One of the Govan Graving Docks could be returned to use under plans to revitalise the Clyde waterfront.
The Royal Oak, in Swallowcliffe, near Salisbury, has been closed since March.
It has been used to recreate the funeral of a rich man buried at the priory in the 15th Century.
The Nest arrives in select cinemas in the US today. Set in England in the
This looks good!
Sony unveiled that Warner Bros. is working on a new Harry Potter game dubbed Hogwarts Legacy for the PlayStation 5. The game will debut in 2021.
This looks really cool! I’m not a gamer, but I’m tempted by this.
The Des and Doctor Who star’s next challenge? Playing fictional adventurer Phileas Fogg.
See which authors made the cut for the prestigious award shortlist.
Series lands U.S. streaming after successful UK run.
The Palace of Whitehall was the primary residence of English monarchs from AD 1530 until 1698, located in Westminster, London. – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
London at night is a different place, where you can be blinded by the lights or hidden in the shadows. See the city in a whole new light with these photos!
Willie Walsh will step down as Chief Executive of International Airlines Group on Tuesday 8 September.
Interesting read on the impact of one man on British Airways over the last two decades.
Whether you’re a long-time travel show fan or just someone looking for a travel substitute while the world remains in lockdown, Amazon’s Prime Video service has tons of videos to help with your unfulfilled travel urges. Of course, this being a British TV site, we’re focused on those with a British connection – either a British presenter or something filmed in the British Isles (for the purposes of this post, we’re including Ireland).
This is a fantastic list!
While most recent mystery shows seem to be of the dark and gritty variety, there are plenty of British TV fans who prefer a good cozy mystery. In case you’ve
The craziest ideas lead to the best places. Starring and executive produced by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, “Long Way Up” reunites the best friends after more than a decade since their last motorbike adventure around the world. Covering 13,000 miles over 100 days through 16 border crossings and 13 countries, starting from the city of Ushuaia at the tip of South America, Ewan and Charley journey through the glorious and underexposed landscapes of South and Central America in their most challenging expedition to date, using cutting-edge technology on the backs of their prototype electric Harley-Davidsons in order to contribute to the sustainability of the planet. The new series will follow Ewan and Charley as they journey through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and up through Colombia, Central America and Mexico. Also joining them are their longtime collaborators, directors David Alexanian and Russ Malkin, following them in their electric Rivians. The first three episodes of “Long Way Up” will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 18, and new episodes will roll out weekly: https://apple.co/_LongWayUp
The LEGO Group today announce LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley set, the longest Harry Potter set to date, which will be released September 1.
Blimey! I’ll just be adding this to my Christmas list…
Throughout recent history, photographs have recorded people’s lives and experiences — telling not just an individual’s story, but also documenting significant moments for families, communities
Andrew Marr with James Rebanks, Melissa Harrison and Merlin Sheldrake
The first episode of the new season. Andrew Marr and guests stop to consider the natural world and the changing seasons. When James Rebanks first learnt to work the land, at his grandfather’s side, the family’s Lake District farm was a key part of the ancient landscape and was teeming with wildlife. By the time he inherited the farm, that landscape had profoundly changed. In English Pastoral, his follow-up to best-seller The Shepherd’s Life, Rebanks assesses the revolutionary post-war farming methods – and the unintended destruction they caused. He looks at what can be done to restore rich soil and flourishing fields. Since the start of the pandemic, novelist and nature writer Melissa Harrison has been documenting the wonder of the natural world, bringing the sights and sounds of her Suffolk countryside to homes all around the country. In her podcast The Stubborn Light of Things she plays close attention to what’s happening on her doorstep, from the arrival and departure of the swifts, to the bloom of the hawthorn, to the hunt in the undergrowth for glow-worms. A collection of Harrison’s monthly nature notes from The Times are due to be published this November. A much underrated and unnoticed part of the natural world are fungi, according to the biologist Merlin Sheldrake. In Entangled Life he celebrates the ingenuity, extravagance and strangeness of fungal networks. Neither plant nor animal, fungi are found throughout the earth, in the air and in our bodies. They can live on a speck of dust or spread over miles of underground mazes. While fungi gives us bread and life-saving medicines, they have also transformed our understanding of the way plants communicate with each other via the ‘Wood Wide Web’.
We’re getting the first look at the upcoming second season of His Dark Materials.
Breaking New Ground is a pioneering 21-month project to digitise 10,000 images from the John Laing Photographic Collection, covering the post-war period of this world-renowned construction company. The complete collection numbers nearly a quarter of a million photographs.
Who wants to pool some money for a few lottery tickets?
Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana appear in the fourth series of The Crown, while Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant star as husband and wife in The Undoing
Though phone booths are seemingly obsolete, the red telephone boxes of the U.K. are finding remarkable new uses.
This looks great! Set in Dorset. Going to be beautiful to watch!