History Main / BritainIsOnlyLondon

15th Jul '17 1:14:31 PM AgProv
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* ''The '''Radio Times''' Guide To TV Comedy'' has plenty of entries for American comedies as well as British ones... as long as they've been screened in the London area (for reasons of space, admittedly, since not all the series imported by {{ITV}} were shown in all ITV regions). Hence no entries for ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle'', ''The Ugliest Girl In Town'' or other series which showed up in other regions but not in the Thames/LWT area.This can scuppewr the chances of imported sitcoms in Britain; Granada TV, for instance, showed the imports of ''Series/SledgeHammer'' where it was extremely well received, but as neither Thames nor London Weekend thought it worth screening, it passed with barely a ripple.

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* ''The '''Radio Times''' Guide To TV Comedy'' has plenty of entries for American comedies as well as British ones... as long as they've been screened in the London area (for reasons of space, admittedly, since not all the series imported by {{ITV}} were shown in all ITV regions). Hence no entries for ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle'', ''The Ugliest Girl In Town'' or other series which showed up in other regions but not in the Thames/LWT area.This can scuppewr scupper the chances of imported sitcoms in Britain; Granada TV, for instance, showed the imports of ''Series/SledgeHammer'' where it was extremely well received, but as neither Thames nor London Weekend thought it worth screening, it passed with barely a ripple.
15th Jul '17 11:17:12 AM AgProv
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* ''The '''Radio Times''' Guide To TV Comedy'' has plenty of entries for American comedies as well as British ones... as long as they've been screened in the London area (for reasons of space, admittedly, since not all the series imported by {{ITV}} were shown in all ITV regions). Hence no entries for ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle'', ''The Ugliest Girl In Town'' or other series which showed up in other regions but not in the Thames/LWT area.

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* ''The '''Radio Times''' Guide To TV Comedy'' has plenty of entries for American comedies as well as British ones... as long as they've been screened in the London area (for reasons of space, admittedly, since not all the series imported by {{ITV}} were shown in all ITV regions). Hence no entries for ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle'', ''The Ugliest Girl In Town'' or other series which showed up in other regions but not in the Thames/LWT area.This can scuppewr the chances of imported sitcoms in Britain; Granada TV, for instance, showed the imports of ''Series/SledgeHammer'' where it was extremely well received, but as neither Thames nor London Weekend thought it worth screening, it passed with barely a ripple.
5th Jul '17 1:49:20 AM AgProv
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** Manchester had been promised significant government investment in expanding the successful (and economically significant) Metrolink urban tram system to cover more areas of the conurbation with new lines. local people were less than enchanted when the Blair government suddenly did an about-turn and cancelled the project, diverting the funding to the Crossrail project in London, on the explicitly stated grounds that this was far more important and Manchester was just going to have to wait. Even local MP's normally supine and sycophantic to Blair were moved to protest. Manchester is only now (2017) finishing the upgrades that might have been in place fifteen years ago.
20th Jun '17 3:25:27 PM Malady
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** The [[OOpNorth northern]] city of Manchester made three creditable attempts to be chosen as host city for the Olympics. Despite each bid being highly professional and well-regarded by those who mattered, the metropolitan intelligensia responded with patronising sniggers and mutters about provincials not knowing their place. There is a suspicion Manchester's bids were not properly backedor even taken seriously by London governments. It was a different story when London applied.

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** The [[OOpNorth northern]] city of Manchester made three creditable attempts to be chosen as host city for the Olympics. Despite each bid being highly professional and well-regarded by those who mattered, the metropolitan intelligensia responded with patronising sniggers and mutters about provincials not knowing their place. There is a suspicion Manchester's bids were not properly backedor backed or even taken seriously by London governments. It was a different story when London applied.
27th May '17 5:17:40 PM nombretomado
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* This attitude is satirised in the comic strip ''The Critics'' in ''{{Viz}}''. The Critics are completely ignorant of the UK outside of London, to the extent they sometimes don't seem aware it exists at all. Even when they are aware, they believe large cities such as Liverpool or Newcastle are small villages, and are very snobby and condescending about them despite admitting to knowing nothing about them. And of course, on the rare occasions they ''venture'' outside of London, their attempts to "go native" by adopting various outdated rural stereotypes make them look like complete lunatics.

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* This attitude is satirised in the comic strip ''The Critics'' in ''{{Viz}}''.''ComicBook/{{Viz}}''. The Critics are completely ignorant of the UK outside of London, to the extent they sometimes don't seem aware it exists at all. Even when they are aware, they believe large cities such as Liverpool or Newcastle are small villages, and are very snobby and condescending about them despite admitting to knowing nothing about them. And of course, on the rare occasions they ''venture'' outside of London, their attempts to "go native" by adopting various outdated rural stereotypes make them look like complete lunatics.
4th May '17 4:31:55 PM TheAnecdotalist
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* A variant is shown in ''Series/AgentsOfShield'', where all London is central London, and the University of Greenwich is surprisingly, nowhere near Greenwich.
17th Jan '17 12:29:49 PM BrendanRizzo
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* The tendency for many British politicians -and their campaign donors- to act like this trope is TruthInTelevision is one of the many reasons the Scottish National Party are doing so well lately.

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* The tendency for many British politicians -and their campaign donors- to act like this trope is TruthInTelevision is one of the many reasons the Scottish National Party are doing so well lately.in TheNewTens.
12th Jan '17 6:24:11 AM DoctorNemesis
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* This attitude is satirised in the comic strip ''The Critics'' in ''{{Viz}}''. The Critics are completely ignorant of the UK outside of London, to the extent they sometimes don't seem aware it exists at all. Even when they are aware, they believe large cities such as Liverpool or Newcastle are small villages, and are very snobby and condescending about them despite admitting to knowing nothing about them.

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* This attitude is satirised in the comic strip ''The Critics'' in ''{{Viz}}''. The Critics are completely ignorant of the UK outside of London, to the extent they sometimes don't seem aware it exists at all. Even when they are aware, they believe large cities such as Liverpool or Newcastle are small villages, and are very snobby and condescending about them despite admitting to knowing nothing about them. And of course, on the rare occasions they ''venture'' outside of London, their attempts to "go native" by adopting various outdated rural stereotypes make them look like complete lunatics.
12th Jan '17 6:22:18 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Averted with Radek Zelenka on ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': the academic institution he works for is the Masaryk University in Brno (the second largest city in the Czech Republic which maintains a rivalry with Prague).



* ''VideoGame/{{Forza}} Motorsport 5'' has a racetrack in Prague. The major racetracks in the Czech Republic are actually somewhere else. (With good reason, too. Good luck trying to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=easyImcVk_4 drive this fast]] in the [[http://www.panoramio.com/photo/117933558 actual]] streets between the Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square...)
25th Dec '16 11:55:19 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''The '''Radio Times''' Guide To TV Comedy'' has plenty of entries for American comedies as well as British ones... as long as they've been screened in the London area (for reasons of space, admittedly, since not all the series imported by {{ITV}} were shown in all ITV regions). Hence no entries for ''LoveAmericanStyle'', ''The Ugliest Girl In Town'' or other series which showed up in other regions but not in the Thames/LWT area.

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* ''The '''Radio Times''' Guide To TV Comedy'' has plenty of entries for American comedies as well as British ones... as long as they've been screened in the London area (for reasons of space, admittedly, since not all the series imported by {{ITV}} were shown in all ITV regions). Hence no entries for ''LoveAmericanStyle'', ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle'', ''The Ugliest Girl In Town'' or other series which showed up in other regions but not in the Thames/LWT area.
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