Tag Archives: UK

Contribution

Thanks to Shiraz for this link for the blog:

“The famous phone boxes”: a review of ‘Out of Order by David Mach

TV, film and theatre

TV

American Gods

American Gods

Brokenwood Mysteries (New Zealand)

Legion

Timeless

Timeless

Blacklist: Redemption

Waking the Dead

FILM

Imposter (2012)

The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

(The woman above wears a top just like one I remember my Mum had. My Mum’s was in brown.)

THEATRE

An Inspector Calls (London Playhouse Theatre 2017)

Christmas tv viewing

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Woody Allen pretends to make a phone call in the tv series ‘Crisis in six scenes‘ and in the  New Year’s day ‘Sherlock‘ episode there is a classic London scene with a phone box…

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Remember where it started

I visited the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London recently and was reminded of why this blog exists in the first place:

The Dining Room & Library: On the pier against the west wall is placed a model of the tomb built for Mrs Soane in the burial ground of St Giles in the Fields (now St Pancras Gardens) after her death in 1815. The tomb was the inspiration for the iconic red telephone box designed in the 1920s.

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Source:  2013. Sir John Soane’s Museum: a short guide.  Sir John Soane’s Museum: London, p 4.

This is a wonderful museum and I can’t believe I have lived in London for almost 20 years and never visited before!

Retail therapy

The Lego store in Leicester Square (‘i’ newspaper 26/12/16):

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More on tv…

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This was a recent episode from ‘Arrow’ set in the USA. So why is there a classic UK red phone box in the background?

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From ‘The Code’ season 2. A classic shot of the Queensland landscape…

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and a classic movie –  ‘The Apartment’.

Phone boxes in the press

Evening Standard: 6 December 2016

Evening Standard: 6 December 2016

Still very relevant

BT may be removing phone boxes in some parts of the UK but they are installing new ones in others parts. Today, in Bloomsbury, central London,  I walked past a very new building belonging to the University of London. It looks like fancy student accommodation. The foyer is bright and shiny and in the centre, standing proud, is a gleaming red phone box:

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Angel Islington, London, wander

We took a walk around Angel yesterday. It’s been a while and good to see some things hadn’t changed. I have two phone box photos to share – a classic autumn scene and a wine cabinet specially crafted..

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Banksy likes a phone box

Banksy likes a phone box – and so, it seems, does someone else…

Source: 'i' newspaper, 23/8/2016

Source: ‘i’ newspaper, 23/8/2016