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In English the show is called ‘Black Spot’ but although my French is not so good even I know ‘Zone Blanche’ translates as ‘White’ zone. It refers to the lack of communication signals in the town and forest. I find it curious that languages can refer to the same occurrence with a phrase that uses opposite terms.
Phoneboxes featured on a QI episode a little while ago:
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.
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.
It seems odd that in some deep basement in a fictional Gotham there is a real UK phone box lurking in the background: