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* ShootTheShaggyDog: The Galt family (barring the father), being stranded on the M25 motorway on their way to Heathrow Airport, decides at the last moment to walk the last one kilometre to Heathrow Airport. Arrived the airport an hour after the scheduled flight departure, only to find that the plan was delayed as well. Cue [[RockFallsEverybodyDies Airplane crashes, everybody dies.]]

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: The Galt family (barring the father), being stranded on the M25 motorway on their way to Heathrow Airport, decides at the last moment to walk the last one kilometre to Heathrow Airport. Arrived the airport an hour after the scheduled flight departure, only to find that the plan plane was delayed as well. Cue [[RockFallsEverybodyDies Airplane crashes, everybody dies.]]


* SensorySuspense: The plane crash is first shown on a radar screen.

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* SensorySuspense: SensorSuspense: The plane crash is first shown on a radar screen.

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* SensorySuspense: The plane crash is first shown on a radar screen.


* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: First aired on 13 May 2003, the story is set in December of that year.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: First aired on 13 May 2003, the story is set in December of that year.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: The film's soundtrack includes excerpts from the scores to ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'', ''Film/RequiemForADream'', and ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears''.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: First aired on 13 May 2003, the story is set in December of that year.


* {{TheGrinch}}: Dramatically deconstructed with the rail unions. While we don't really see the union's side of the story, it is quite clear that -intentionally or otherwise- the rail workers' union and their decision to go on strike was the trigger for this documentary. (See TwistedChristmas entry below.)

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* {{TheGrinch}}: TheGrinch: Dramatically deconstructed with the rail unions. While we don't really see the union's side of the story, it is quite clear that -intentionally or otherwise- the rail workers' union and their decision to go on strike was the trigger for this documentary. (See TwistedChristmas entry below.)

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* {{TheGrinch}}: Dramatically deconstructed with the rail unions. While we don't really see the union's side of the story, it is quite clear that -intentionally or otherwise- the rail workers' union and their decision to go on strike was the trigger for this documentary. (See SoaplandChristmas entry below.)

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* {{TheGrinch}}: Dramatically deconstructed with the rail unions. While we don't really see the union's side of the story, it is quite clear that -intentionally or otherwise- the rail workers' union and their decision to go on strike was the trigger for this documentary. (See SoaplandChristmas TwistedChristmas entry below.)



* SoaplandChristmas: By the morning of 20 December, we have a disaster consisting of:

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* SoaplandChristmas: TitleDrop: A newscaster mentions that the public has started referring to the day's events as "the day Britain stopped."
* TwistedChristmas:
By the morning of 20 December, we have a disaster consisting of:



* TitleDrop: A newscaster mentions that the public has started referring to the day's events as "the day Britain stopped."


* {{TheGrinch}}: Dramatically deconstructed with the rail unions. While we don't really see the union's side of thing, it is quite clear that, intentionally or otherwise, the rail workers' union and their decision to go on strike was the trigger for this documentary. (See SoaplandChristmas entry below.)

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* {{TheGrinch}}: Dramatically deconstructed with the rail unions. While we don't really see the union's side of thing, the story, it is quite clear that, intentionally that -intentionally or otherwise, otherwise- the rail workers' union and their decision to go on strike was the trigger for this documentary. (See SoaplandChristmas entry below.)



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The catalyst for the rail strike was a train wreck caused by sloppy maintenance and cost-cutting by the new private consortium that had taken over after rail privatisation, much like the one at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatfield_rail_crash Hatfield]] a few years earlier.



*** And the above is just the events that happened on the particular day in Britain. It's probably not unreasonable to think that the disruptions lasted beyond Christmas and even beyond New Years Day.

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*** ** And the above is just the events that happened on the particular day in Britain. It's probably not unreasonable to think that the disruptions lasted beyond Christmas and even beyond New Years Day.

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* FinaglesLaw: Whatever can happen to make the situation worse will happen. This is arguably the point, in order to demonstrate that what may seem like a minor issue that isn't worth addressing can, under the right circumstances, snowball into complete disaster.

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* TitleDrop: A newscaster mentions that the public has started referring to the day's events as "the day Britain stopped."


* DisasterDominoes: The whole premise of the show shows how a failing infrastructure, along with poor political leadership in planning/maintaining said infrastructure can cause the following scenario: A seemingly usual traffic jam can severely disrupt the operations of numerous people that keeps a nation going, and results into an overworked air traffic control triggering a air crash by a human error.

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* DisasterDominoes: The whole premise of the show shows demonstrates how a failing infrastructure, along with poor political leadership in planning/maintaining said infrastructure can cause the following scenario: A seemingly usual traffic jam can severely disrupt the operations of numerous people that keeps a nation going, and results into an overworked air traffic control triggering a air crash by a human error.


** A daughter who died en route to hospital (from an accident on the M25)

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** A daughter who died en route to hospital (from an accident on the M25)M25), due to the ambulance being stuck in traffic.


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*** And the above is just the events that happened on the particular day in Britain. It's probably not unreasonable to think that the disruptions lasted beyond Christmas and even beyond New Years Day.


* {{TheGrinch}}: Dramatically deconstructed with the rail unions. While we don't really see the union's side of thing, it is quite clear that, intentionally or otherwise, the rail workers' union and their decision to go on strike was the trigger for this documentary. (See SoaplandChristmas entry below.)



* Mundanger: The whole point shows how failing infrastructure, poor politics, and poor planning can severely cripple a nation. (See DisasterDominoes entry above)

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* Mundanger: {{Mundanger}}: The whole point shows how failing infrastructure, poor politics, and poor planning can severely cripple a nation. (See DisasterDominoes entry above)

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