Something about the genre of period drama feels so quintessentially British.
Paloma wool and all of the British Heart Foundation shops – I love checking out the latest donations to find quality, preloved pieces that no one else will have.
Biden’s first failed run for the presidency was ended by his dishonesty over his academic record and his plagiarism, including the biography and speeches of British Labor politician Neil Kinnock.
I normally put on Lycra or Speedos to plead with the British public to put their hands in their pocket for Red Nose Day.
There is a tendency for the British establishment to work out everything very carefully and then present it to parliament as ‘a take it or leave it’ choice. And then ministers wonder why they have difficulties in parliament.
British cookbook author Elizabeth David led the most adventurous life but is widely credited with bringing to the fore the importance of home cooking.
I think I have an inbuilt British skepticism.
As far as filming for TV goes, I like to go where the food is definitely of interest to British people.
My friends wonder how I have the patience to engage with people on Twitter about topics such as diversity and why black British history should be taught in schools: surely it’s exhausting? And they’re right.
I want to keep the British side of my sense of humor.
Quite out of proportion to the size of the country, British children’s writers swept the world in the 20th century. We should celebrate them.
I don’t feel comfortable sitting by a pool with other British people who may just gawk and take photographs of me.
If I was running a British School of classical music I’d employ Tai Chi teachers to help the conductors at the end of their lessons.
That’s the British press. Can you tell me one successful sportsperson that doesn’t get slammed?
So in ‘Ted Lasso,’ which is an American show but set in the UK and most of the cast are British, I think that’s what’s interesting and what was a risk and what worked: there are two sensibilities.
Every organization has a responsibility to stamp out bullying and discrimination. From what I read and understand through various conversations, British Cycling recognize they’ve fallen short in a number of areas.
I don’t work for a sports network, per se. I’m on once a week for the NBA and then we only do a handful of golf events – the PGA, the British and the Grand Slam.
As British people, we don’t often face what our role in history is. We’re only just beginning to do that. Storytellers have an incredibly important role in confronting that and continuing the conversation.
I think tax breaks for diversity is a good thing. In film now, what happens is you get huge tax breaks if you can prove via your hiring practices and via casting, that the film is British, you get a tax break. Wouldn’t it be great if you got a tax break because the film was properly diverse?
I am glad to see there are some football clubs that are trying to change the trend and move it towards a British way of running clubs, obviously with a very strong Italian identity.
There’s something inherently British about siding with the underdog. While comedy needs victims, it doesn’t need to treat them in a brutal way – we’re kind of lauding them.
The Great British Dig’ is a fantastic format which combines finding out about the history of where you live and the surprising things that lie under your own back garden. Its kind of a community archaeology project.
Sherlock’ is brilliant television. It has completely reinvented British drama, and upped the stakes for home-grown shows.
I think ‘Friends’ is brilliant and it was massively underrated in this country for a very British reason, which is the assumption that because the cast is beautiful, it must be vacuous. Whereas in fact, it’s brilliantly, brilliantly written.
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