Sunday, June 22, 2008

Loosen London's grip on TV - a slight problem withe Guardian's advert

Anyone else seen the Guardian's advert with pact on loosening London's grip on TV? It seems to be campaigning for something. For filming to be more representative of the UK, I think.


Have you seen the advert picture?

It's from a sequence of filming Doctor Who.

Fine. That's done (mostly) in Wales, yeah? So, that's another part of the UK, right? What could be the problem with the campaign?

Let me just say they chose to illustrate New Who filming 'other than in London' with a sequence from 'The Fires of Pompeii'.

A street scene from 'The Fires of Pompeii'.... (check out the Photo Story feature showing on-set filming).

Now technically what the advert asks is "To truly reflect life in the UK, shouldn't more programmes be made elsewhere?" but I think that the 'elsewhere' in this image they selected is a little further afield than they intended.


juramcleod said...

Pompeii was even filmed in italy--thats even funnier.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

I know! (That was kinda the point I wanted to make but didn't want to be explicit about - but sheesh, way to go choosing one if the few eps for Who to be filmed outside the UK - there have been a very small number - and even better for it to be the first outside the UK for the New Series!! "Doh!" on the ad-makers!)

And btw, welcome!