I'm looking for recommendations of books and articles on the British folk revivals of the 20th c. [more inside]
I met someone today who explained that their tattoo was based on a style adopted by Indian women during British Occupation which served as a way of turning off British men who might otherwise want to take them away for various unsavory purposes. The women would in some cases get these tattoos on their necks and faces. Although the person told me the Indian term for this particular style of tattooing I failed to write it down, and now cannot seem to google up this phenomenon. Was hoping someone knew about it, what it's called, or could provide some links to more information.
Have there been any American actors that have been cast as primary characters on British shows and use a British accent? [more inside]
Can you point me to music that is like The Caretaker's An Empty Bliss Beyond This World? [more inside]
I'm looking for anything - websites, nonfiction, fiction - that would give me an idea of what daily life was like for the British in India in the first half of the 20th century. [more inside]
How would you describe the accent of the man wearing the gray jacket in this Mitchell and Webb clip? [more inside]
how can I watch BBC's iPlayer in the US? A one-step solution is ideal, without having to install and configure a system-wide proxy (which is the current way I can think of doing it). Some software or plugin custom-setup for iPlayer?
Ancient Britain on film (hill forts, Celts)? Or even earlier (Beaker people, Stonehenge)? [more inside]
BookFilter: I'm looking for a concise book on the history of Britain (prehistory to modern day), any suggestions?