Outlander is BACK and EW Has Some Exclusive SEXY Pix of Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe!

Entertainment Weekly never fails to bring us the sexiest photos of our favorite time traveling lovers from the STARZ hit series, Outlander! In next week’s issue EW went behind-the-scenes of the South Africa shoot to find out what the drama has in store for its 5-million plus fans this fall. Take a LOOK at these gorgeous photos of Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser) – you might need a cigarette in between images. (All images copyright Entertainment Weekly)


EACH photo can be an EW cover in its own right! Are we right? 



We love these “behind the scenes” images as well! 


How LONG did Sam have to stay waist-deep in water in order to get just the right shot, we wonder? OL_10

PLUS as an added bonus, EW is publishing THREE different covers!! These gorgeous covers of Sam and Cait are sure to come come OL fandom collectors items!

Where can you get your copies? They will be available to subscribers and on newsstands on Friday – however, the third cover, showing the happy couple together, will be available exclusively at Barnes & Noble beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Or you can buy the whole set here. What are you waiting for? We’ve already ordered ours! 

It won’t be long now. Outlander Season 3 debuts on STARZ on September 10th! You can catch up on the previous season on the STARZ app now! And don’t forget to watch our very own Outlander recap show, OUTLANDDISH. Catch up on our OutlandDish content here: OutlandDish: A Wee Outlander RECAP Show

Need a little Outlander NOW? Check out this amazing S3 trailer: 

Sláinte, Sassenachs!

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San Diego, Calif. – July 21, 2017

There was already magic in the air at the “OUTLANDER” panel at San Diego Comic-Con as the cast and creatives of the STARZ hit series returned for their first appearance in two years. The expected screams were heard as our favorite cast members were introduced by moderator actress and dancer, Jenna Dewan TatumRonald D. Moore (executive producer), Maril Davis (executive producer), Diana Gabaldon (author), Tobias Menzies (Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall), Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), and everyone’s favorite time-traveling couple, Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser) and Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), brought an excitement and electricity to Comic-Con that was palpable. But things really got off the hook when Moore announced a surprise screening of Episode 301: “The Battle Joined” and suddenly the roof blew off of Ballroom 20!

The episode, written by Moore and directed by Brendan Maher, was just the remedy fans needed to cure the woes of Droughtlander.  The opening title sequence and Outlander theme music was enough to have fans reaching for their tissues.

The third season of “OUTLANDER” picks up right after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) child, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies). Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire.

Both Heughan and Balfe shine in an episode that does not feature them how we like them: together –  save for one dream sequence. Very few lines are spoken by Heughan yet the emotional intensity conveyed on his face tells the whole story.  At death’s door, Jamie is feeling the pain of having lost the Battle of Culloden and the love of his life at the same time. This is a man who wishes for it all to be over and our hearts break for him. Balfe’s multi-layered nuances as Claire allow us to feel the struggle of a woman who yearns for another life, while having to accept and learn to live with another.  Balfe’s scenes with Menzies (Frank) are both passionate and poignant. We feel pain and sadness for both characters.  Extra kudos to Menzies for brilliantly portraying Frank in such a way that makes us forget he was ever Black Jack Randall. It’s only the beginning but we can already see the award-winning potential in this cast. 

Poignant performances by both Balfe and Menzies in Episode one of Outlander’s Season 3 debut.

As the years pass, Jamie and Claire will attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart… as well as new doubt. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones all those years ago? These and other questions will all be answered in the much-anticipated season 3 of Outlander.

Looking forward to performances by Richard Rankin (Roger) and Sophie Skelton (Brianna)

Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book Outlander series has sold more than 28 million copies worldwide and all the books have graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The “Outlander” series spans the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale. The second season of “Outlander” won the Critics’ Choice Award for Most Bingeworthy Show, and four People’s Choice Awards, including Favorite TV Show.

WATCH the FULL Outlander Comic-Con panel followed by FAN REACTION of the episode here: 

“Outlander” Season Three will premiere on Sunday, September 10th at 8pm ET/PT on STARZ.



Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia, Anne Kenney, Andy Harries, MarigoKehoe and Jim Kohlberg serve as executive producers of “Outlander,” which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.


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Outlander Booth | Jamie’s Print Shop Revealed At 2017 Comic-Con

Fans from around the world have descended upon 2017 San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate the long-awaited return of their beloved show, OUTLANDER. The STARZ hit series returns to SDCC with a bang, giving loyal viewers the ultimate fan experience beginning with a recreation of Jamie Fraser’s Print Shop, which will be the scene of the much anticipated reunion between Jamie and the love of his life, Claire! The Outlander Print Shop has already become the most popular booth on the convention floor! 

Visit Jamie’s Print Shop at the Outlander booth at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con

The print shop entrance features a specially made sign from the set of Outlander…with a hidden love note to Jamie and Claire. Can you find it?

The Print Shop sign!

This is an exact replica of the sign featured on the show – specially designed by the Outlander art department. 

Fans are greeted by some well cast sexy Highlanders – looking so good in a kilt, we were sure they must be Jamie’s kin! 

Sexy Highlanders abound!

A variety of authentic antiques from the era are featured in Jamie’s print shop.

Authentic antiques from the era….

At Wednesday’s sneak peek preview night, Outlander fans lined up for hours to get the chance to visit Jamie’s world, amongst them the ever popular fan group, Outlander SoCal Edition, led by founder Heather Insley – who remarked on the excitement in the air for this very Outlander weekend.

Dedicated Outlander fan group, Outlander SoCal Edition, led by founder Heather Insley.

On preview night, fans already wrapped around the booth for the chance at a sneak peek of Jamie’s Print Shop!

Fans are rewarded greatly for their time with a variety of cool, limited edition collectibles such as Outlander prints, flasks, tartan bandana’s and special Outlander tees which are made to order and live printed right on the floor! Very impressive. But the most sought-after item is the “golden ticket” which grants fans admission to the cast autograph signing session on Saturday, July 22nd. 

Take a look at our visit to the Outlander booth here:

There is so much for the Outlander fan to enjoy this weekend at Comic-Con. Don’t forget to line up early for the much-anticipated OUTLANDER panel in Ballroom 20. The panel will feature cast members: Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Tobias Menzies, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, Executive Producers Ron D. Moore and Maril Davis and Outlander author, Diana Gabaldon! Also, try as many times as you can to get one of those magic tickets that will gain you entrance into the autograph signing session! 

Thank you to STARZ PR, including Alana McGaughey and Claire Gendel, and Tiffany from STARZ marketing for including The Anglophile Channel in on such an exciting Outlander event! 

The STARZ Outlander team ready to roll at 2017 SDCC

Outlander returns to STARZ on September 10th!~  Follow them on Twitter @Outlander_Starz

Watch the awesome Season 3 trailer here: 

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Jodie Whittaker Makes Television History as First Female Doctor Who in 50 Years!

“For Your Consideration” | 2018 SoCal Journalism Awards. Categories: H9. ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/FEATURE and M9. STUDENT MEDIA – REPORTING

Drum Roll Please!

 It was the moment Whovians had all been waiting for, the announcement of who would be portraying the Thirteenth Doctor. The BBC and BBC America both thrilled, and shocked, fans when they revealed that Jodie Whittaker would be making television history by becoming the Thirteenth Time Lord and the first female to ever play the role!


Meet the NEW face of Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker!

Many names had been floating around and last minute rumors were beginning to spread like wildfire. Besides Whittaker, some of the names that were being thrown about were Kris Marshall (Love Actually), Pheobe Waller-Bridge (Broadchurch), Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), and more.


Honey, you should see me in a TARDIS! (Photo via Pinterest wefollowpics.com)

Personally, after listening to the rumors, I thought Kris Marshall would have been a great choice for the Doctor. I pictured him as goofy Doctor, like the Sixth and Eleventh Doctors, and bringing more lightness to the show. Also, he was ginger, so it was destiny!


The Doctor has always wanted to be ginger! Kris Marshall would have filled the bill.

 Many of us believed that we would all be waiting until this Christmas to finally meet the new Doctor. That’s eternity to a Whovian!  Thankfully, Doctor Who posted a teaser on Twitter, which left us all screaming and holding onto each other, with the promise to “Meet the 13th Doctor after the Wimbledon Men’s Final”. This was posted July 14th, just two days before the news we’d all been yearning to know would be broadcasted around the world!

Instead of biting their fingernails or counting the stars in the sky, fans reacted in true Doctor Who fashion by investigating the teaser in depth, creating flow charts, elaborate diagrams, and color coated bar graphs. Sure enough, many Whovians had found clues to a female Doctor within the teaser. For example, the teaser showed The Statue of Liberty (who is female), the Sahara Desert (“Sahara” – a feminine name), an iPhone (which everyone connected to Siri, who was originally voiced by a woman), and the Prime Minister’s door (who is currently female). Whovians began to theorize that the next Doctor would in fact be a woman!


The “Sahara” Desert! Hint, hint!

Of course, Whovians have a Yoda-like intuition when it comes to Doctor Who and so few were surprised when, on July 16, BBC cleverly announced the Thirteenth Doctor through a video. In it, a person, wearing a dark hood over their head, walks through a forest and holds out the Tardis key in their hand. The person takes off their hood and it was revealed in 0.5 seconds that the Doctor will be portrayed by Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to play this iconic role in fifty-four years of Doctor Who history!  The newly cast actress sees her Tardis in the distance and walks towards it with a genuine smile on her face. From that moment, the Thirteenth Doctor departs on her journey to change the course of Doctor Who forever.


Welcome to the future! The NEW face of Doctor Who!

WATCH the “big reveal” here:

It’s a Girl! How Do We Feel?

Millions of jaws simultaneously dropped on the ground at the moment of unveiling. While this can be seen as a positive reaction, there were still variations of “shock” in the Whoniverse. Believe it or not, there had been mixed feelings with making the Doctor a woman. Some believe that making the Doctor a woman will change the show’s focus and lose its traditional adventurous feel. Others believe that Jodie Whittaker, a phenomenal actress, will bring a creative and intriguing Doctor to the table, so therefore gender does not matter.

Tweets were immediately shot back and forth, contrasting opinions clashing against each other, and battles were beginning to form. Many people don’t like change. It always takes a bit of adjusting to shift to a new Doctor – no matter the gender – especially after you have been attached to the current one for such a long time, but this case is different. We have been used to a traditionally male Doctor for over 50 years and now fans have been thrown a curve ball and must adapt to a female Doctor. So what has the fan reaction been?

Some fans have welcomed Whittaker with open arms!


   Others aren’t exactly shedding tears of joy.


 In the midst of this war between Ms. Who, Mr. Who, and Gender fluid Who – Doctor Who alumni have already tweeted their congratulations to Whittaker with great positive energy!

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Doctor Who actors have got each other’s backs. It’s like they’re inviting a new member to the family and I love that! 

I was thrilled to get to chat with some classic Doctors: Peter Davison (5th Doctor) and Colin Baker (6th Doctor) and Sophie Alred (Companion to 7th Doctor) who gave me their thoughts on our new female Doctor: 

and NO better endorsement can be given to Ms. Whittaker than the seal of approval that came from Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss: 

My Thoughts on the Matter

 I have put much thought into the whole idea of a female Doctor long before Whittaker’s casting was announced. Here is what I believed beforehand. Word had been going around that the next Doctor might be a woman. And a female Doctor would be no surprise due to all the winks and nudges throughout season ten. In truthfulness, I thought a female Doctor wasn’t necessary. There had already been a great amount of female representation in the series through the Doctor’s memorable companions. One may argue that companions are viewed as the Doctor’s “assistants” and thus relegated to the status of “side-kick”, I beg to differ. From Martha Jones to Donna Noble to Clara Oswald, the show has shown female strength in a multitude of ways. Companions have reigned in the Doctor, confronted him, steered him toward correct decision-making, and have shown great independence with the decision to leave him. Not only are these women female, they are human, too. The show proves that even a human female can be stronger and wiser than an alien male.


 However, I’ve always been open to the idea of a woman Doctor as well. After all, it is 2017 and women have proven that they can carry a film or television series to great box office or ratings success.  It’s time for Doctor Who to change a bit, too, unless you want the same storylines reoccurring over and over again. Doctor regenerates, Doctor finds a normal Earth girl, Doctor travels with Earth girl, Doctor may fall in love with Earth Girl or just be great friends with Earth Girl, Doctor loses Earth girl, Doctor wallows. However, that’s getting a bit old, isn’t it? Personally, I am ready to embark on this journey with Whittaker at the helm of the TARDIS. 

In an interview with BBC, Whittaker answered thirteen questions with one of them being, “What do you want to tell the fans?”  She answers with, “I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.”

Jodie Whittaker, a Doctor for the new age!

Many little boys have grown up with Doctors like David Tennant and Matt Smith and strive to grow up to be like them. Maybe with a female Doctor, little girls will now look up to Whittaker and her interpretation of The Doctor and possibly produce more female Doctors in the future.

I conclude with this simple opinion (and maybe even suggestion). I respect everyone’s opinions, but I’ve seen some comments on Twitter that have really jumped to conclusions. We haven’t even seen Whittaker’s first episode, so to judge so quickly and harshly is pretty unkind. This is such an amazing opportunity for her, and we should be supporting her through this next year before Capaldi officially gives her the Tardis key. Let’s give Whittaker a chance, because if you have seen the television show Broadchurch (which starred David Tennant, the Tenth Doctor), you know she is a phenomenal actress.

New Doctor Who Showrunner, Chris Chibnall comments on the announcement.

Chris Chibnall, former Broadchurch show runner and new Head Writer and Executive Producer for Doctor Who says: “After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away.  Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”

And what does the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi have to say about Whittaker’s casting? “Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”

Capaldi hails Jodie Whittaker as a great casting choice!  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

 No matter what gender, as long as the actor or actress that portrays the Doctor is committed, passionate, and loyal to the character, I am always satisfied. I am very sure that Whittaker will bring all of those characteristics to the role.

Congratulations, Jodie Whittaker! Welcome to the Whoniverse! I wish you the best of luck during your stay, and I cannot wait to see you in season 11!

I’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con interviewing some of the Doctor Who cast. No word yet on whether Jodie Whittaker will surprise us with an appearance! Keep your eyes on this space and I’ll let you know! 


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Outlander Season 3 Trailer Debuts Ahead of 2017 Comic-Con [VIDEO AND PHOTOS]

Beverly Hills, Calif. – July 18, 2017

The wait is almost over for OUTLANDER fans as Starz releases the new official trailer for the highly anticipated third season of its Original Series “Outlander,” premiering on Sunday, September 10th at 8PM ET/PT.  Just ahead of Outlander’s return to San Diego Comic-Con, fans are getting a closer look at new footage from the forthcoming season based on Voyager, the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling Outlander series. Grab a wee dram and take a look at the trailer here:  

Now, If that doesn’t stir your Sassenach heart, nothing will! 

The third season of “Outlander” picks up right after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) child, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies).

Frank is happy to see Claire, but we all know what she’s thinking! (Photo courtesy of STARZ)

Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire.

As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love.

Will Frank show signs of Black Jack Randall? This photo has us running for cover. (Photo courtesy of STARZ)

The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart… as well as new doubt. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?

Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book Outlander series has sold more than 28 million copies worldwide and all the books have graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The “Outlander” series spans the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale. The second season of “Outlander” won the Critics’ Choice Award for Most Bingeworthy Show, and four People’s Choice Awards, including Favorite TV Show.

This weekend Outlander makes its long-awaited return to San Diego Comic-Con with a new exciting Outlander booth, fun fan experiences, a full cast panel in Ballroom 20 and an up-close and personal autograph signing opportunity for their dedicated Outlander fanmily. For more information visit: https://www.comic-con.org

Grab your best Outlander costumes and see ya at the OL booth!

Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia, Anne Kenney and Andy Harries serve as executive producers of “Outlander,” which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

For more information, go to the official Outlander Facebook Page and follow @Outlander_Starz on Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation with #Outlander and #STARZ.

Website: http://www.starz.com/originals/Outlander

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Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson, Downton Abbey’s Matthew Goode To Join All Star Cast in BBC One Agatha Christie Thriller “Ordeal By Innocence”

[July 5, 2017 – London]
Agatha Christie lovers will be excited to hear that the BBC has announced an incredible all-star cast for its latest thriller, Ordeal By Innocence, which begins filming  in Scotland this month in a major adaptation by Sarah Phelps.

Damien Timmer, executive producer, Mammoth Screen, says: “Sarah Phelps has excelled herself with this spellbinding adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s most celebrated stories. A gloriously dark deconstruction of an apparently perfect family, we hope it delights and chills viewers when it airs!”

Joining the cast are Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson and Downton Abbey’s Matthew Goode alongside, Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Pirates Of The Caribbean) and Catherine Keener (Get Out, Capote),  Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter And The Cursed Child), Ed Westwick (White Gold, Gossip Girl), Luke Treadaway (Fortitude, A Street Cat Named Bob), Morven Christie (The A Word, The Replacement), Crystal Clarke (Assassin’s Creed, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Churchill) and Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness, Black Mirror).

This new three-part drama reunites the dynamic team at Mammoth Screen, Executive Producers, Damien Timmer, Karen Thrussell, and producer Roopesh Parekh who were behind last December’s The Witness for the Prosecution and And Then There Were None in December 2015, both of which were critical successes for BBC One. 

Mammoth Screen’s, And Then There Were None, starring Aidan Turner.

Adapted from Christie’s 1958 novel of the same title, Ordeal By Innocence will be directed by Sandra Goldbacher (Victoria, The Hour, Me Without You) and produced by Parekh, (Poldark, And Then There Were None, The Hollow Crown).

“Ordeal By Innocence”, first published in the UK in November 1958, takes place during Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point.Her adopted son Jack Argyll, a young delinquent, is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.

Eighteen months later, Dr Arthur Calgary, a scientist, walks onto the velvety lawns of Sunny Point claiming to have just returned from an expedition to the Arctic. Even more extraordinary is his claim to hold the alibi that can prove Jack’s innocence. But Jack died in prison before the case could come to trial, and the Argyll family is reluctant to dig up the secrets of the past.

Rachel’s widower Leo is about to remarry his secretary Gwenda and none of Rachel’s other adopted children Mary, Mickey, Tina or Hester, nor longstanding housekeeper Kirsten, is willing to reopen that most horrendous chapter of their lives. However, the shattering implications of Calgary’s story are too big to avoid; if he is telling the truth then the wrong person was arrested for Rachel’s murder. And if Jack was not the killer, then it must have been somebody else at Sunny Point.

James Prichard, executive producer and executive chairman of Agatha Christie Limited, says: “Ordeal By Innocence was one of Christie’s personal favourites and I cannot wait to see how this outstanding cast will bring her story to life under the skillful direction of Sandra Goldbacher and the Mammoth Screen production team. To have Bill Nighy and Catherine Keener head up this all-star cast really is a testament to the depth and quality of my great grandmother’s writing.”



Ordeal by Innocence was adapted into a film in 1985, directed by Desmond Davis and starred Donald Sutherland, Faye Dunaway, Christopher Plummer and Sarah Miles.

The story was also adapted for the third season of the 2007 ITV television series Marple featuring Geraldine McEwan with significant changes to the original novel. 


Ordeal By Innocence continues BBC One and Agatha Christie Limited’s unique production deal that will see ACL and Mammoth deliver seven Christie adaptations! That’s music to Agatha Christie lover’s ears! 

Ordeal By Innocence is a Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited drama for BBC One. The executive producers are Phelps, Thrussell, Timmer, and Helen Ziegler for Mammoth Screen, James Prichard and Basi Akpabio for Agatha Christie Limited, Gaynor Holmes for BBC.

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The Anglophile Channel Newsletter – July/August 2017

Welcome to The Anglophile Channel Newsletter!

Hello Anglophiles!

July begins with a remembrance to Diana, Princess of Wales who would have turned 56 on July 1st. Everyone remembers where they were when they heard the tragic news of her death nearly 20 years ago. Since then we’ve had daily reminders of her legacy in the form of her sons, The Princes William and Harry through their charitable works. We know she would be proud of the men they have become. In August, Princess Diana’s memory will be honored with a statue in front of Kensington Palace.







June was a month brimming with Anglophile activity from The Queen’s Official Birthday celebrations in London to bidding a fond farewell to a true friend of The Anglophile Channel, British Consul-General, Chris O’Connor, OBE. In this newsletter, we touch upon those events. 

There are lots of exciting changes coming to TAC! In the coming months, our brand new Official Anglophile Channel Newsletter will be launched. Make sure you’re subscribed via our website or by emailing Newsletter@TheAnglophileChannel.com. We are over 20K strong on our email subscribers, 30K on FB, and 10K on YouTube and Twitter.  As always, we thank you for your continued support of The Anglophile Channel. We could not do it without you!  

British Consulate Bids Farewell to

Her Majesty’s Consul-General,

Chris O’Connor OBE


In June we bid a fond farewell to our good friend and longtime Anglophile Channel supporter, British Consul-General, Chris O’Connor OBE.  The British Consulate has been a great friend, supporter, and partner of The Anglophile Channel since our inception. 

In fact, if it weren’t for his Deputy Consul-General, Bernadette Greene, who also moved on from her post in May, introducing us to the consulate and bringing us into the ‘family fold’, we would not be where we are today.  

Deputy Consul General, Bernadette Greene

It was because of Bernadette and Chris that we were able to present Richard Armitage with our first ever Favorite British Artist of the Year award and film our, now famous, series of interviews with the Hobbit star at the British Consulate facilities in Los Angeles. 

From that point on, TAC enjoyed many special events and partnerships with the British Consulate, including their annual Oscar bash!

Presenting “Favorite British Artist of the Year” to Richard Armitage at the British Consulate, Los Angeles. February 2014.


We will miss both Chris O’Connor and his lovely wife, Martha, greatly. We are planning a larger tribute piece to Chris on our website. For now, we shall bid him a fond farewell with best wishes to him and his lovely family and much success in all his future endeavors.                 

PoldarkDish Hosts Appear on Poldark!

The moment Poldark fans have long been waiting for finally arrived in June. Another shirtless scything scene for Aidan Turner? Nope…it was the appearance of our very own PoldarkDish hosts on episode 3 of the hit BBC series, Poldark!

Last winter, the “Cornwall Cougars”, Marlise Boland and Elyse Ashton, were invited to visit the set of Poldark – which films its interiors at The Bottleyard Studios in Bristol. Along with this set visit came the opportunity to actually get fitted out in corset and costume and spend a whole day as an SA (Supporting Artist) working alongside our favorite Poldark stars, Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Heida Reed, Gabriella Wilde, Caroline Blakiston and our new BFF Beatie Edney.

It was an exciting and memorable day that culminated in the exciting airing of their episode. Albeit, you needed a remote control ‘pause’ button to actually SEE our PoldarkDish lovelies, but see them you do – in the courtroom scenes with George Warleggan (Jack Farthing).

Many exciting moments of this visit will be shared on our website. Check out the PoldarkDish Webpage for our set-tour with Beatie Edney and interviews with Beatie, Gabriella Wilde and Caroline Blakiston.

Make sure you’re following PoldarkDish on Twitter @PoldarkDish and on Facebook @PoldarkDish to catch their upcoming “behind the scenes” special on their Journey to Poldark set-visit! 



PoldarkDish was also featured on an episode of Mickey Flanagan‘s “Thinking Aloud” The popular British comedian visited TAC Studios in Los Angeles and visited with the Dish girls. 

The episode on Patriotism aired on SKY 1 in June. The episode can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/0hrkvj9S0Z0



Rose Tree Cottage Hosts

The Queen’s Birthday Tea

Each year our friends at Rose Tree Cottage, in Pasadena, CA, pay homage to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth‘s “official” birthday with a special Queen’s Birthday Tea. This year The Anglophile Channel was honored to be invited. Everyone was dressed in their royal best with ladies donning tiaras and men on their best princely behavior. 

A special afternoon tea menu was offered, which included a delicious selection of hot savory bites, alongside traditional tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones and homemade clotted cream and preserves, sweeties that included the best sticky toffee this side of the Pond, and overflowing teacups of hot English tea. Guests were treated to a live performance of a British brass band, croquet on the lawn, and a replaying of the day’s activities from London including The Queen’s Trooping the Colour Birthday Parade.



Our hosts, Edmund and Mary Fry, always do a perfect job of transporting their guests away from the hustle and bustle of our crazy lives and into a timeless setting of  traditional British afternoon tea.  Thank you for including The Anglophile Channel in this royally special event!

The Queen Officially Celebrates 91 Years with Trooping the Colour

On June 17th, The Queen and other members of The Royal Family attended Trooping the Colour – The Queen’s Birthday Parade. The Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years.

Over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses, and 400 musicians come together each June in a great display of military precision, horsemanship, and fanfare to mark The Queen’s official birthday.

Before The Trooping took place, The Queen led a minute’s silence for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh observing a minute’s silence in the quadrangle of Buckingham Palce, London, for the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, ahead the Trooping the Colour ceremony. Photo credit: Hugo Burnand/Buckingham Palace/PA Wire

The streets were lined with crowds waving flags as the parade moved from Buckingham Palace and down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, alongside Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages. 

The Queen and Prince Philip parade down The Mall in their carriage. (Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Prince Harry, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge parade down the Mall in Trooping The Colour (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

The day closes with an RAF fly-past, watched by Members of the Royal Family from Buckingham Palace balcony. This is always a royal-watcher favorite as we get a full glimpse of adorable Princess Charlotte and Prince George! Every year there’s one photo that becomes one for the history books. This photo of the adorable Prince George, a bit exhausted from the day’s activities and probably ready for his nap, will surely become an iconic photo: 

Last year we were lucky enough to have a prime spot on the Mall to witness The Queen’s Birthday parade up close and personal. It’s an event we’ll never forget. 

To learn more about the history of Trooping the Colour visit: https://www.royal.uk/trooping-colour

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