more BBC America Shows:
24 Hours in the ER
Gordon Ramsay's F-Word
Jamie’s American Road Trip
Law & Order UK
Ministry Of Laughs
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
BBC Original House of Cards to air this Sunday on BBC AMERICA
Anglophenia announced this morning, that following BBC Home Entertainment’s release of the digitally remastered House of Cards trilogy, BBC AMERICA will air the original Emmy-winning House of Cards miniseries, the first part of the trilogy, this Sunday (February 17) at 3 pm ET.
Find out more here.
These words look the same in both the U.S. and U.K. but for some reason they do not quite sound the same. Basically the stress is on different syllables but in some cases it’s just plain unexplainable! But, we will try.
1. Vitamin = In the U.K. it’s pronounced how it is spelled VIT-a-min, vit rhymes with wit. Americans pronounced it VITE-a-min, vite rhyming with bite.
2. Aluminum = The British pronunciation is a tongue twister. It comes easier after a few tries. But, then you’re in danger of forgetting how to say it in American-English. Sounding it out may help, al-loo-MIN-ee-um … There’s a second “i” in the British form of the word, aluminium, hence the extra syllable….
Walkers and Tayto, roast chicken and ‘Cheese & Onion’ crisps, Bounty bars that look the same but taste different. Familiarize yourself for your next trip across the pond.
Congrats to Bradley Wiggins on becoming Britain’s first Tour de France Champion!
For those of us who live and breathe British pop culture, London is already the center of the universe. But this summer, the city will dominate our attentions like never before. The Queen‘s Jubilee will kick off two months of unrelenting focus on Britain’s capital, leading up to the globe’s biggest sporting event, the Olympics. From the music to the movies, the fashions to the arts, each week we’ll be highlighting the best that London has on offer this summer. The Brit List‘s Asha Leo (@AshaLeo) will be the on-air host of 60-second roundups on BBC America, with BBC America talent including Idris Elba chiming in with their London picks of the summer.
A perfect flat for hosting a Diamond Jubilee watch party.
1929 4½ Litre ’Blower’ Bentley - note the dominant supercharger
Between 1927 and 1932 various models of this car won and placed at Le Mans and set several speed records at Brooklands and other venues.
The literary James Bond also drove one of these as his personal car, and it played a starring turn in the 1955 Fleming novel Moonraker (not to be confused with the Bond film of the same name). The car even made it to the movies, with a cameo at the beginning of the second Bond film, From Russia With Love (1963).