Category Archives: Media

Christmas TV

A 70s blast

I recognise the two shots above. I walk past this building (the Institute of Education) on my way to the British Museum once a week. There is coffee shop on the ground floor. There is no phone box in that spot in the real world. The building is a great piece of Brutalist architecture. The outer staircase, used in the Little Drummer Girl’w final episode, is my favourite aspect.

Back to the Future

Tin Star

I love this shot from Tin Star. There was no real need in the story line for this scene but the producers put it in anyway. Local art and phone boxes create powerful images.

 

Down in the basement

It seems odd that in some deep basement in a fictional Gotham there is a real UK phone box lurking in the background:

Gotham

Gotham

More TV

More Australian TV with ‘Glitch’

Future Man

Chorley Council in partnership with BT

Chorley Council adopted an old phone box and transformed it into a defibrillator. Click here for more.

 

Flash back in time

Bones S10 (1950s)

Patrick Melrose (1980s)

Entertainment

On the plane over to Australia I watched ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel‘ again. One of my favourite films:

Other recent viewing includes: Dirk Gently (S2), Ordeal by Innocence , SS-GB , Blacklist (S5) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (LOVE this show):

Foreign postcard

I found this with other stuff I had put away in the cupboard at my mother’s house in Australia. I don’t know when I picked it up, maybe my travels in Eastern Europe c.1998. I only speak English so I don’t know if it’s funny or not…

I also found a large stash of club and band flyers from the late 1980s and early 1990s. I’m setting up a blog to share those as well. This can be found at –

http://80s90sbrisbane.webster-smalley.co.uk/