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People have been living where London now shines for 6500 years or more. Currently choosing night cities for the book.
Photo of London at night from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Happy New Year, BBC Americans!
SEASON TWO SET FOR BBC AMERICA’S RIPPER STREET
Announced today, BBC AMERICA's Ripper Street has been ordered for eight more episodes, with the second season set to premiere in 2014. (If you missed the first two episodes, catch up on VOD or here)
Creator and writer Richard Warlow says: “I am enormously grateful to have been given the opportunity to return to ‘H’ Division once more and will be working tirelessly to ensure that those who have joined us each week will find ever more compelling crime-fighting thrills down on Ripper Street the second time around. The series will move forward into the 1890s; the death rattle of a century coming to a close, the labor pains of a modern world on the rise. It is this sense of climax and calamity that, week by week, our heroes will confront with conviction and heroism.”
Watch the trailer for this Saturday’s episode with guest star Patrick Baladi (The Office, The International):
Mind The Gap
Matt Smith on playing British sculling champion Bert Bushnell:
"I’ve got blisters on the hand, cuts and bruises everywhere, calluses," he told Radio Times. "I loved it although it’s taken its toll physically. Your bum is the worst thing because those old wooden seats are pretty grim."
However, you won’t find most of the items on our list in typical roundups of famous tourist attractions – we were looking instead for things that are part of Londoners’ own experiences of their city, as well as places that help to draw visitors into the life of the city as it is lived by its inhabitants.
“So, as a nation, this is our opportunity to thank you for always being there for us, for inspiring us with your selfless duty and service, and for making us proud to be British.” - Prince Charles