History UsefulNotes / ScotlandYard

19th Apr '16 12:17:34 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Comicbook/Grandville'', the first volume of which declares itself to be "A Detective Inspector [=LeBrock=] of Scotland Yard Scientific-Romance Thriller".

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* ''Comicbook/Grandville'', ''Comicbook/{{Grandville}}'', the first volume of which declares itself to be "A Detective Inspector [=LeBrock=] of Scotland Yard Scientific-Romance Thriller".
19th Apr '16 12:13:15 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Comicbook/Grandville'', the first volume of which declares itself to be "A Detective Inspector [=LeBrock=] of Scotland Yard Scientific-Romance Thriller".
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15th Apr '16 2:27:42 PM DaibhidC
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* The Daisy Dalrymple novels by Carola Dunn. Daisy persists in tripping over bodies and almost invariably ends up calling in Cheif Inspector Fletcher of the Yard. This is made easier later in the series after they marry.

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* The Daisy Dalrymple novels by Carola Dunn. Daisy persists in tripping over bodies and almost invariably ends up calling in Cheif Chief Inspector Fletcher of the Yard. This is made easier later in the series after they marry.


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* The ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' books are about the Met's tiny, unfunded and barely acknowledged Weird Stuff division, better known as The Folly, comprising GentlemanWizard Inspector Nightingale and his [[TheApprentice Apprentice]] DC Peter Grant.
18th Jul '15 6:24:59 PM nombretomado
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The HQ of the Met is at New Scotland Yard, just opposite St. James' Park tube station. This is actually the second ''New'' Scotland Yard. (The name comes from the fact that the original HQ had a public entrance opening onto Great Scotland Yard, a street which got its name for housing the diplomatic mission of the Kingdom of Scotland in [[TheHouseOfTudor Tudor times]].) The force is divided into borough commands, each having a two letter code seen on officer's shoulder numbers.

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The HQ of the Met is at New Scotland Yard, just opposite St. James' Park tube station. This is actually the second ''New'' Scotland Yard. (The name comes from the fact that the original HQ had a public entrance opening onto Great Scotland Yard, a street which got its name for housing the diplomatic mission of the Kingdom of Scotland in [[TheHouseOfTudor [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor Tudor times]].) The force is divided into borough commands, each having a two letter code seen on officer's shoulder numbers.
7th Apr '15 9:36:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Luther}}''
* ''NewTricks''
* ''PrimeSuspect''
* ''WakingTheDead''

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* ''{{Luther}}''
''Series/{{Luther}}''
* ''NewTricks''
''Series/NewTricks''
* ''PrimeSuspect''
''Series/PrimeSuspect''
* ''WakingTheDead''''Series/WakingTheDead''
19th Jan '15 2:34:17 PM Gergich42
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* ''Series/TheFall'': Creator/GillianAnderson plays a Met detective who is brought in by the [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland PSNI]] to assist in moving a cold case forward. Eventually she links two more murders to the case, and becomes the SIO in the hunt for the serial killer.
15th Jan '15 7:40:25 AM sharkie
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* ''Series/{{Babylon}}''
11th Nov '14 4:08:55 AM SilentHunterUK
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->''"Working together for a safer London"''
-->-- Official motto

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->''"Working together for a safer London"''
->''"Total Policing"''
-->-- Official Current official motto
26th Jun '14 9:07:31 AM LongLiveHumour
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* ''AshesToAshes'' (but not its predecessor ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life On Mars]]'' which is set in [[FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Manchester]]).

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* ''AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes'' (but not its predecessor ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life On Mars]]'' which is set in [[FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Manchester]]).
23rd Apr '14 7:03:33 AM LondonKdS
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In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when few police forces outside London had trained detectives, they would often call on Scotland Yard to send one to investigate any serious crime whose perpetrator wasn't obvious or where a suspect was socially important enough to make arresting them embarassing for a local cop (the real-world source of the SmithOfTheYard trope). This is very rare now in RealLife unless you were dealing with a wandering SerialKiller and even then, real-life local forces [[JurisdictionFriction would object]]. However, it often appears in works with contemporary settings by American authors whose knowledge of British police procedure still comes mostly from Creator/AgathaChristie or DorothyLSayers novels.

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In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when few police forces outside London had trained detectives, they would often call on Scotland Yard to send one to investigate any serious crime whose perpetrator wasn't obvious or where a suspect was socially important enough to make arresting them embarassing for a local cop (the real-world source of the SmithOfTheYard trope). This is very rare now in RealLife unless you were dealing with a wandering SerialKiller and even then, real-life local forces [[JurisdictionFriction would object]]. However, it often appears in works with contemporary settings by American authors whose knowledge of British police procedure still comes mostly from Creator/AgathaChristie or DorothyLSayers Creator/DorothyLSayers novels.
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