British food can be many things. It is comfort food. It is pub food. It is fast food. It is street food with a wide variety of international influences. But for a lot of foreigners tasting quintessentially British dishes for the first time, the experience can be quite confusing. Some food combinations can appear rather incompatible, not to mention odd. Gravy Meat juices, fat and stock thickened with flour might not be your idea of a roast dinner condiment but the deliciously meaty and warm flavour of gravy is what has kept it around for so long. Recognising the flavour potential of what foreigners would usually pour down the drain is something British mums and grandmas should definitely be congratulated on. But especially if you are not from a particularly ‘sauce-pouring’ food culture, l
Words: Claudia Jackson | Subbing: Tracey Popoola Speaking to horror expert Darrell Buxton, we look at the changes the British horror films have seen from the very beginning to today's slashers and freight-fueled films. British horror films are known to break genre boundaries. In 1973 The Wicker Man shocked audiences with an eerily unsettling horror set in broad daylight. Before that, in 1960 Peeping Tom was one of Britain’s first glimpses at the now famed slasher. Although It is tricky to pin point when horror films first made a splash in Britain, they can be dated back to as the early 1900’s with films like The Doll’s Revenge (1907) which started a horror trend that still dominates the genre. Today, Tomas Alfredson’s Nordic-noir nightmare The Snowman arrives in cinemas. But the fi
The US Presidential election is coming to an end, and although Brexit is happening, seems like British still have some quid to spare. Who's betting on who, and what are the odds? Reporter: Abigail Megan Widya | Sub-editor: Maria Llamas Counting down the hours to find out who's the 45th President of the United States, some people intensify their excitements by putting a bet or two. On bet365 Twitter poll, Hillary Clinton seems to have the upper hand by 10%. Similarly, on The Ladbrokes website the odds are for a close result, with the winning percentage between 0-5% at 11/8 for Secretary of State Clinton and 11/2 for Mr Trump. Those playing bets are not joking around either. Even though Brexit is happening and the country's economy is still uncertain, British have p...
Charlie Brooker returns with a new season of his dystopian anthology series, Black Mirror, in which we realise that sometimes the scariest things are right in front of us. Reporter: Hannah Grafton | Sub-Editor: Alex Clement 20 seconds in to an episode of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, it’s obvious that this will not be your usual Netflix binge watch material. Unnerving intro music and a title that shatters on to your screen, is the perfect opening for this collection of dystopian stories of technology and connectivity in the modern world. After two successful three-episode seasons in 2011 and 2013, Brooker has created a third season, comprised of six episodes, which was released on Netflix on Friday (21st). Taking us on a journey through various realities, Brooker shows us his chilli