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Why 'Badass British Lady Detectives' Should Be Your Favorite Netflix Category

Erin Ruberry | Posted 09.02.2014 | TV
Erin Ruberry

There's an entire genre -- Vulture calls it British Women Getting It Done -- where women take matters into their own hands to solve crimes, save lives and sometimes, God forbid, knock a few strands of hair out of place. These ladies aren't your mother's Miss Marple.

'Costumes of Downton Abbey' Is the Exhibition Every Aspiring Lord and Lady Grantham Needs to See

Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

Approximately 35 outfits from the British import are on display at the mansion-turned-museum, along with backstory on the designs and details (you can get close enough to see the frayed ends on one gown; another vintage piece ripped during wearing and had to be carefully mended with matching fabric).

There's No Downton It -- Americans Love Brit Culture

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Sir Peter Westmacott

Downton is the most watched show in PBS' history, but it's by no means Britain's only success story on U.S. television. Few cultural partnerships can match ours for closeness or longevity.

The British Are Coming, So Let's Play "Shag, Marry, Deport"

Hulu.com | Posted 09.01.2013 | Comedy
Hulu.com

Then there's "poor old" Edith who loses her cousin-boyfriend on the Titanic in episode one. It's all downhill at Downton from there. She follows men around like a puppy, only to get rejected. Dumped by a burn victim, ditched at the alter, and crushing on a married man, Edith is sad sack.

Movie Review: The Sweeney

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Though Ray Winstone has been a TV star in Great Britain since the mid-1970s, a lot of Americans got their first sighting of the beefy British actor with Gary Oldman's 1997's Nil By Mouth or 2000's Sexy Beast.

The New 'Downton Abbey'

Erin Ruberry | Posted 12.02.2012 | TV
Erin Ruberry

The British import, which premiered in the U.S. on PBS Sunday night, transplants Downton's formula for success (British period drama with plenty of plot twists) from the English countryside in the early 1920's to a working class neighborhood in 1950's London.

'Sherlock' Star Talks Nude Scene

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 03.07.2012 | TV

PASADENA, Calif. — Benedict Cumberbatch is shrugging off British newspaper criticism of his female co-star's nude scene in TV's latest season of...

PBS Plans To Cross The Pond

nytimes.com | ELIZABETH JENSEN | Posted 10.01.2011 | Media

PBS, known as the American television outlet for many British programs produced by the BBC and others, is looking to turn the tables by starting a dig...

UK TV To Allow Product Placements

Guardian | Jo Adetunji | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

But while product placement is rife in film, British television programmes have long had to make up fictional products, such as pints of Newton & Ridl...

DVDs -- Life On Mars and Those Clever Brits

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Life On Mars is one more terrific example of how the Brits do TV so well, especially drama.

Why the Big Fade for Bruno?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Bradley

Why the big fade? It's actually not much of a mystery. Once you see the movie, the only mystery is why it wasn't predicted in the first place.

British TV Execs Outraged Over ABC's "Blueprint To Rip Off Foreign TV Series"

Guardian | Leigh Holmwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UK television executives have criticised a leaked memo from an executive at US network ABC that appeared to call on its in-house producers to rip off ...