New Age English from China likes the way Tess and Ravi express their own opinions about the topics even though their opinions might be different from other British people. But the most popular topics from this series were definitely Shakespeare, the Beatles and our old friend Sherlock Holmes.
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Alan Guillen is from Mexico and his favourite topic was Shakespeare because he loves the theatre. from the Philippines liked Episode 11 about pop music.
He says ‘I like the Beatles very much but that was the first time I knew that they were British! Sadaati from Iran both voted for the Sherlock Holmes episode.
Elena68 from Italy suggested English traditions, celebrities and things you can see if you visit the UK. Reza would like to know why the UK is called 'the UK' and whether England, Scotland and Wales are independent or not. Mehran.aminpoor from Iran would like Tess and Ravi to talk about a topic from Series 1 and 2 of the podcast – which person alive or dead would you like to meet?