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

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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

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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

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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

Victorian Society’s Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings list 2020 | Victorian Society

Revealed! The Top 10 Endangered Buildings! Will you help us save these buildings from being lost forever? Please share this post so that as many people as possible can hear of their plight! Top 10 list: bit.ly/30iBNuX

Source: Victorian Society’s Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings list 2020 | Victorian Society

#britishhistory

#architecture

The Crown: Netflix’s First Look At Margaret Thatcher & Princess Diana – Deadline

Netflix has published the first stills of Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in Season 4 of The Crown.

Source: The Crown: Netflix’s First Look At Margaret Thatcher & Princess Diana – Deadline

#brtishtv

#netflix

Frank Derrett’s West End | Spitalfields Life

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.

Source: Frank Derrett’s West End | Spitalfields Life

These photos are incredible! What a find! Beautiful time capsule of London’s past.

#london

#history

#britishpictures

How four British ‘folkways’ influenced America – Big Think

They came from different places and with different ideas, which still resonate today

Source: How four British ‘folkways’ influenced America – Big Think

#britishistory

A UK Library you can sleep in – Gladstone’s Library – Hawarden, Wales – Atlas Obscura

At the U.K.’s only residential library you can sleep among the books.

Source: Gladstone’s Library – Hawarden, Wales – Atlas Obscura

#travel

#wales

Alan Partridge statue appears in Norwich – BBC News

The 11ft brass statue of the fictional broadcaster was created by two super fans and exclaims “Aha!”

Source: Alan Partridge statue appears in Norwich – BBC News

#britishtv

#norwich

Call the Midwife | Doctor Who’s Peter Davison cast in Christmas special – Radio Times

The actor will play circus ringmaster Mr Percival in the episode.

Source: Call the Midwife | Doctor Who’s Peter Davison cast in Christmas special – Radio Times

#britishtv

David Attenborough A Life on Our Planet Trailer – /Film

The David Attenborough A Life on Our Planet Trailer takes a look at the famed Eglish broadcaster and natural historian.

Source: David Attenborough A Life on Our Planet Trailer – /Film

#britishfilm

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Aerial views of London: then and now – in pictures | UK news | The Guardian

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

Source: Aerial views of London: then and now – in pictures | UK news | The Guardian

This is incredible!

#london

Captain Tom Moore Subject Of New Movie From ‘Finding Your Feet’ Duo – Deadline

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.

Source: Captain Tom Moore Subject Of New Movie From ‘Finding Your Feet’ Duo – Deadline

#britishfilm

Supernova Trailer: Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci Try to Hold onto Love – /Film

In the face of a deteriorating illness, Stanley Tucci and Colin Firthy try to hold onto their love in the Supernova trailer.

Source: Supernova Trailer: Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci Try to Hold onto Love – /Film

This looks great, and heart-wrenching.

#britishfilm

#colinfirth

Old TV set interfered with village’s DSL Internet each day for 18 months | Ars Technica

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.

Source: Old TV set interfered with village’s DSL Internet each day for 18 months | Ars Technica

#wales

Heathrow rail link to be delayed by up to two years – BBC News

Network Rail says the coronavirus pandemic has delayed talks about the line from Reading to the airport.

Source: Heathrow rail link to be delayed by up to two years – BBC News

#heathrow

#london

Restoration plan for historic Glasgow dry dock – BBC News

One of the Govan Graving Docks could be returned to use under plans to revitalise the Clyde waterfront.

Source: Restoration plan for historic Glasgow dry dock – BBC News

#britishhistory

#scotland

James May buys ‘half’ of Royal Oak in Swallowcliffe – BBC News

The Royal Oak, in Swallowcliffe, near Salisbury, has been closed since March.

Source: James May buys ‘half’ of Royal Oak in Swallowcliffe – BBC News

#wiltshire

#topgear

#grandtour

 

Medieval Bacton priory brought to life with 3D modelling – BBC News

It has been used to recreate the funeral of a rich man buried at the priory in the 15th Century.

Source: Medieval Bacton priory brought to life with 3D modelling – BBC News

#britishhistory

Watch the trailer for Jude Law’s new 1980s-set thriller ‘The Nest’ – British Period Dramas

The Nest arrives in select cinemas in the US today. Set in England in the

Source: Watch the trailer for Jude Law’s new 1980s-set thriller ‘The Nest’ – British Period Dramas

This looks good!

#britishfilm

The Essay – Mayflower Portraits – 400 years on – BBC Sounds

Nick Bryant reflectis on what the Mayflower 400th anniversary means to Americans in 2020.

Source: The Essay – Mayflower Portraits – 400 years on – BBC Sounds

#britishhistory

Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy debuts on PS5 in 2021 | VentureBeat

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.

Source: Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy debuts on PS5 in 2021 | VentureBeat

This looks really cool! I’m not a gamer, but I’m tempted by this.

#harrypotter

David Tennant Around the World in 80 Days first look – Radio Times

The Des and Doctor Who star’s next challenge? Playing fictional adventurer Phileas Fogg.

Source: David Tennant Around the World in 80 Days first look – Radio Times

#britishtv

Persuasion Movie Cast Adds Sarah Snook – /Film

Sarah Snook will play Anne Elliot in a new adaptation of Persuasion.

Source: Persuasion Movie Cast Adds Sarah Snook – /Film

#britishfilm

The Booker Prize 2020 Shortlist is announced – Radio Times

See which authors made the cut for the prestigious award shortlist.

Source: The Booker Prize 2020 Shortlist is announced – Radio Times

#britishbooks

You Can Now Buy Butterbeer At King’s Cross Station | Londonist

Platform 9 ¾ is flogging the fictional brew.

Source: You Can Now Buy Butterbeer At King’s Cross Station | Londonist

#london

#harrypotter

Hulu Buys Michael Sheen & David Tennant Lockdown Comedy ‘Staged’ – Deadline

Series lands U.S. streaming after successful UK run.

Source: Hulu Buys Michael Sheen & David Tennant Lockdown Comedy ‘Staged’ – Deadline

#britishtv

A Massive Game Of Thrones Studio Tour Will Open In Northern Ireland – Secret London

Whether you’re a fire-breathing dragon queen, or simply drink and know things, you’re going to love the Game of Thrones studio tour, opening soon.

Source: A Massive Game Of Thrones Studio Tour Will Open In Northern Ireland – Secret London

#britishtv

#gameofthrones

#northernireland

The Lost Palace of Whitehall – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News

The Palace of Whitehall was the primary residence of English monarchs from AD 1530 until 1698, located in Westminster, London. – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News

Source: The Lost Palace of Whitehall – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News

#britishhistory

#london

London At Night: 50 Photos Of London Looking Spectacular After Dark

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!

Source: London At Night: 50 Photos Of London Looking Spectacular After Dark

#london

Willie Walsh Retires As Chief Executive Of International Airlines Group

Willie Walsh will step down as Chief Executive of International Airlines Group on Tuesday 8 September.

Source: Willie Walsh Retires As Chief Executive Of International Airlines Group

Interesting read on the impact of one man on British Airways over the last two decades.

#britishtravel

#britishairways

New James Bond NO TIME TO DIE Trailer – YouTube

New James Bond trailer has been released. Check it out below:

Sigh.

I really want to see this.

But it’s unlikely to be safe enough to go to the movie theater by November.

So, I look forward to seeing this On Demand…

#britishmovies

#jamesbond

70+ Delightful British Travel Shows on Amazon Prime Video – I Heart British TV

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).

Source: 70+ Delightful British Travel Shows on Amazon Prime Video – I Heart British TV

This is a fantastic list!

#britishtv