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Bodyguard: Episode 4  Season 1, Ep 4

Struggling to come to terms with the traumatic events of the last 24 hours, the home secretary's bodyguard David Budd himself falls under suspicion. [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 3, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: The Lavender Hill Mob

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 3, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Get Carter

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 21, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: London

A sly, funny, unique gem of a film about the psychogeography of London. Shot in long, static takes by Patrick Keiller, "an architect diverted into making films", under the guise of a fictional flâneur known as Robinson, the film is narrated by the genteel tones of Paul Scofield, who plays Robinson's anonymous companion. London captures the city moving about its business, but with emphasis upon the quiet, historical undercurrents of a city in the dying grips of Thatcherism. It traces the modest flats of famous poets, views that inspired great painters, the fallout from the 1992 general election and the aftermath of an IRA bombing. [more inside]
posted by chappell, ambrose on Apr 19, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: 28 Days Later...

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 28, 2018 - 10 comments

Movie: Dirty Pretty Things

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 23, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Eastern Promises

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a crime involving a violent Russian mob family. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 15, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Shaun of the Dead

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 6, 2018 - 28 comments

Movie: Phantom Thread

A 1950s period piece exploring the relationship triangle between couture dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), his sister and business partner Cyril (Lesley Manville), and Alma (Vicky Krieps), the woman Woodcock invites into his home to be his latest muse and model.
posted by Going To Maine on Jan 16, 2018 - 36 comments

Movie: Paddington 2

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
posted by pharm on Dec 4, 2017 - 5 comments

Movie: Stratton

Dominic Cooper is Stratton. A Special Boat Service agent who's doing Special Boat Service type stuff. Aided by a mid star cast of that guy, from that other thing, and Derek Jacobi.
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Sep 7, 2017 - 2 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Paris Climate Agreement  Season 4, Ep 14

  • Terrorist attacks in London killed 7 and injured more. The American news media is full of stories of London "reeling" and "under siege." Londoners take issue with that description, continue drinking beer and carrying on.
  • Vladimir Putin is in many places, from clips to an Oliver Stone series of interview on him to interviewing former Fox host Megyn Kelly, where he admited Russian citizens may have interfered with the US election, while Trump's administraion looks into returning Russian compounds on US soil known to have been used for spying.
  • And Now: 60 Minutes Anchors Are Still Prompting People To Give Them The Exact Soundbites They Need.
  • Main story: Trump announces that he is pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement, a decision with possibly disasterous consequences. YouTube (21m)
  • And Now: Still More 60 Minutes Anchors Prompting People To Give Them The Exact Soundbites They Need.
[more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 7, 2017 - 5 comments

Movie: An American Werewolf in London

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 6, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: Burnt

Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
posted by ellieBOA on Feb 12, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: Legend

Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1950s and 1960s. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 8, 2015 - 12 comments

Call the Midwife: Episode 4.1  Season 4, Ep 1

New arrivals at Nonnatus House (and elsewhere), major life events (and not only for the expectant mothers), and an Antipodean connection that is the definition of bittersweet. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 13, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Paddington

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.
posted by mathowie on Jan 19, 2015 - 9 comments

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 42 - (BLITZ) Logical Insanity

After many listener requests, Dan examines the issue of the morality of dropping the Atomic Bombs in the Second World War. As usual, he does so in his own unique, unexpected way. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 5, 2015 - 1 comment

24: Live Another Day: Day 9: 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Season 1, Ep 11

In the penultimate episode of 24: Live Another Day, Jack and Kate are fending off a squad of Russians as old enemy Cheng tricks Chloe into helping him use the override device to launch an American submarine attack on a Chinese carrier, and Audrey tries to use a diplomatic back channel to prevent a full-on Sino-American war. [more inside]
posted by GhostintheMachine on Jul 8, 2014 - 9 comments

The Prisoner: The Chimes of Big Ben  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

A new prisoner, Number Eight, arrives in The Village. An arts and crafts exhibition is held. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jul 4, 2014 - 8 comments

24: Live Another Day: Day 9: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Season 1, Ep 9

Jack and Chloe launch a plan to eliminate the terrorist threat and keep London safe from any more attacks, but to do so first he and Kate need to track down some crucial leads with little time to spare.
posted by Nelson on Jun 24, 2014 - 14 comments

24: Live Another Day: Day 9: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Season 1, Ep 8

Jack and President Heller put themselves through hell in order to stop Margot Al-Harazi from going through with any more attacks; at the same time, Kate takes drastic measures to find Margot's hideout, while Jordan finds himself in a life-or-death situation.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 17, 2014 - 8 comments

24: Live Another Day: Day 9: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Season 1, Ep 7

President Heller and PM Davies have a frank discussion. Jack questions Simone, while Kate talks to Yasmin. Heller asks to see Jack in person. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 10, 2014 - 8 comments

24: Live Another Day: Day 9: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Season 1, Ep 6

We learn about what Jack's been up to since the end of Day 8. MI5 gets involved in the operations.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 3, 2014 - 23 comments

24: Live Another Day: Day 9: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Season 1, Ep 5

As Margot Al-Harazi proceeds with her plan, Naveed and Simone decide where their loyalties lie.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on May 27, 2014 - 6 comments

24: Live Another Day: Day 9: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m  Season 1, Ep 3

A hunted Jack Bauer tries to thwart a presidential assassination [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on May 13, 2014 - 7 comments

24: Live Another Day: Day 9: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m  Season 1, Ep 1

The CIA's London branch captures Jack Bauer, albeit too easily, according to Agent Kate Morgan.
posted by mathowie on May 6, 2014 - 7 comments

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