It's six weeks until the British general election, parliament was dissolved today and the campaigning can officially begin (though it's been ramping up for the last year). Here's an interesting video from the ever-knowledgable Tom Scott about what you can and can't do to get elected to the House of Commons.
After the premiere of the new Doctor Who, featuring a same-sex kiss between a humanoid lizard woman and her human wife, a handful of people complained to the UK's communications regulator. The regulator's reply, basically: Yeah, no one cares.
Westeros' War of the Five Kings failed to take due notice of a Queen from far off lands today - but it wasn't Daenerys Targaryen. Queen Elizabeth II has taken the (miniature) Iron Throne in the name of House Windsor!
Okay, so it sort of is - Dorset Police are hoping the Box's association with Doctor Who might pull in a few Whovian tourists - but today's unveiling of an actual Police Call Box wasn't to drum up excitement for Series 8, but to help cut crime in the area.
Game of Thrones Season 4 will Simulcast in the UK on Sky Atlantic... meaning it now airs first at 2am Monday mornings.
Turing, who in 1952 was chemically castrated for a criminal act of 'gross indecency' - engaging in homosexual activities with a 19 year old - has been granted a Royal Pardon by the Queen, absolving him under the Royal Perogative of Mercy.
I'm from the UK, so I'm going to cite two examples here of things that baffle the hell out of me about the American approach to television.
Not to be outdone by Amazon Prime Air (Amazon's future drone delivery service), U.K.-based bookseller Waterstones has promised its own state-of-the-art system of parcel delivery for those readers too impatient to wait for the mail: O.W.L.S.
Friday saw the launch of the PlayStation 4 in the U.K., and The Sun's notorious Page 3 treated blokes there to a new model—one much less curvy than usual.
Where else are you going to see Sherlock, a past Doctor, a future Doctor, Bronn and Liz 10 in one trailer? Only on BBC One.
At the height of the Cold War, a speech for Queen Elizabeth II to read to the nation on the outbreak of Nuclear War was written as part of a Government training exercise. Of course it went unused, but thanks to the 30-year rule that makes Cabinet documents enter the UK's National Archives, it's now available to read.
OK, it's more than just my house. Just for some scale, the piers at the mouth of the big river at the bottom are a mile long, and the little dots offshore are 300-metre-long cargo ships waiting for the tide.