Author Topic: Portrayals of British TV/radio in esp. foreign media - when characters watch UK  (Read 3029 times)

kalowski

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And in movie location captions it's always 'London, England' or 'Madrid, Spain'
I've always assumed this is because most places in America are named after other places. So there's the possibility that some hick would think the UK Prime Minister lives in London, Kentucky or bullfighting happens in Madrid, Iowa.

Cheers, Three's Company MENTION Andy Capp   

Poirot, Cannon, Prisoner of Second Avenue, Tinker Tailor, CharlieChan, Voyage Round MyFather ref Bulldog Drummond.
John Arlott in P'Tang, Yang, Kipperbang
    NCIS mentioned The Man in Black and Dick Barton as part of Ducky Mallard's youth.      Flight of the Phoenix - Ian Bannen works for the Daily Mirror.

Midnight Lace (1960)

McCloud (1977) - McCloud goes to London, to fight the IRA with the help of Adam Faith as a Cockney tec. IRONICALLY repeated on Channel Five.

I remember an episode of Coronation Street where the character of Len Fairclough was seen watching the episode of The Krypton Factor that had immediately preceded it and successfully answered the question, what word fulfils the expression bell, book and......?

Big thumbs up* for Granada for doing that.




*© Jasper Carrot.

I remember an episode of Coronation Street where the character of Len Fairclough was seen watching the episode of The Krypton Factor that had immediately preceded it and successfully answered the question, what word fulfils the expression bell, book and......?

Big thumbs up* for Granada for doing that.




*© Jasper Carrot.

If I take my finger out of your fanny pet, you’ll sink, Peter Adamsons defence, 1983
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JesusAndYourBush

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Am I misremembering, or was there an episode of Dr Who where someone was watching TV and Dr Who was about to start but it cuts away just as the continuity announcer is introducing it?

Ambient Sheep

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Nope, there was.  Remembrance of the Daleks.

Jerzy Bondov

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what word fulfils the expression bell, book and......?
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cbs northern exposure MGM TOO SCARED SCREAM fresh prince nbc hiding place lovejoy agnes of god mgm libel universal father goose cry in the dark cannon fox shining through jonathan creek ultimate force shooting the past mosley warner the big tease Grand Prix - Raymond Baxter BBC The Four Minute Mile


Carol Burnett spinoff Mama's Family for some reason presented itself as a mock-episode of Masterpiece Theatre hosted by Harvey Korman as Alistair "Quince", rather than Alistair Cookie.

Alistair Cooke narrates the 3 Faces of Eve
MGM's Libel (1959) features the BBC.

CBS' Northern Exposure had characters watch PBS. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air - Geoffrey often watched BBC stuff on PBS.
Lovejoy had BBC radio pop up. Shooting the Past by Poliakoff has a BBC Crew.
Ian McShane slasher Too Scared to Scream has PBS in it.
Shinin Through has Clement Von Franckenstein as a BBC personality.
Father Goose and A Cry in the Dark feature the ABC
Religious drama the Hiding Place has Dutch resistance listen to the BBC Overseas Service.
The CBC pops up in Agnes of God.

Grand Prix has Raymond Baxter cameo.
Mosley, the C4 miniseries has a BBC appearance.
Chris Langham as a BBC man in The Big Tease.

Canadian drama Slings and Arrow had Superman IV's Boystown Priest, Mark Caven as a BBC interviewer.

My Daughter's Keeper, a 1991 South African horror has a fictional BBC books programme, Michael Grimley's Book of the Week.

Mantovani featuresin The Green Mile and the 1998 Great Expectations and HBO's Gotti, some Toto comedy

 I always found it hilarious that Tony Hatch is credited on Jaws 2, St Elsewhere, Quincy ME, ABC/CBS' My Three Sons, Quiller Memorandum, Flight of the Intruder, The Game, Austin Powers,Will and Grace, When Harry Met Sally,Moonlighting, Good Morning VIETNAM, Revenge of the Nerds...

Frank Thornton in the Bed Sitting Room
An extra in the Clint Eastwood not-Dirty-Harry-but-kinda-is thriller Tightrope wears a Doctor Who diamond logo t-shirt.

The Night they Took Miss Beautiful features mention of Twiggy and a fictional British model character, ToniMcDuff.
James Clavell's booksfeature BBC journalists.
There's a TV scene in Salt and Pepper with Sammy Davis Jr and Peter Lawford

Sam Fox's records crop up in a Nightmare on Elm St.
Arguably, Mick Fleetwood in the Running Man.

An episode of Thriller features UFO sweet cigarettes in a corner shop.

Thames associate US station WOR features in Gremlins, Ellery Queen (well, Morton Downey anyway), Shaft, Dog Day Afternoon, Without A Trace (1983), Frankenhooker, Moonlighting...

Magnus Magnusson hosts Mastermind in John Hurt's head in Love and Deathon Love Island

The BBC features in Billy Liar.
David Coleman in Without Limits

NPR in Just Shoot Me/Newsradio.
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The Shadowsand Cliff feature in Go to Blazes,  ColdLazarus, Scandal, Buster, Losin' It,  the Yearmy Voice Broke, Xanadu, Endless Love, Nunzio Magnum, the Revenders' ComediesThe Shadowsand Cliff feature in Go to Blazes,  ColdLazarus, Scandal, Buster, Losin' It,  the Yearmy Voice Broke, Xanadu, Endless Love, Nunzio Magnum, the Revenders' Comedies,  Lemon Popsicle

 Time Trax featured the London Post, but weirdly - as himself, US commentator Chick Hearne - himself in Fletch, big business White Men cant Jump 1st and Ten, Simon and Simon, Fall Guy,   Matt Houston, White Shadow, Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island, Busting, New Perry Mason, Hawkins, Hitchock Presents, the Fugitive, the Love Bug, Mod Squad, Alcoa Premiere, McKeever and the Colonel, the Loved One, My Favourite Martian, My Three Sons, Rugrats, Simpsons, Hardcastle and McCormack, Fish that Saved Pittsburgh, 21 Jump Street, All the Marbles.
Reminds me Richard Burton was in the Fall Guy as himself, as were George Gobel, MC Gainey and Gary Owens, Joanna Pettet, Britt Ekland, Milton Berle, Cathy Lee Crosby and Jamie Farr.
 

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