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.
Repeated attempts to transform it have failed – because it’s said the repair job would be too expensive
How did the British become so blinkered about their nation’s imperial history?
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
It’s a good interview! Love Lucy!
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.
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.
“There are two forces lining up to battle… We need to find the subtle knife.”
It’s been revealed when the new version of All Creatures Great and Small begins in
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
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!
A geographer wants to help people find their feet by mapping the best routes to walk between towns.
Photography has long been banned in Westminster Abbey, but they have finally joined the other major cathedrals in London, and relaxed the ban.
This is great news!
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!