The Drones Club is a recurring fictional location in the stories of British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse. It is a club in London. Many of his Jeeves and Blandings Castle stories feature the club or its members, the name Drones has been used by several real-life clubs and restaurants. The Drones Club is in Mayfair, located in Dover Street, a drone being a male bee that does no work, living off the labour of others, it aptly describes the contemporary Edwardian stereotype of rich, idle young club members. At the same time, though, it should be pointed out that many prominent members had useful occupations, Pongo Twistleton, for example, was reading for the Bar, and other members were mentioned as holding down jobs. Wodehouse based the Drones Club on a combination of three real London clubs, the Bachelors Club, mostly Bucks Club, and a dash of the Bath Club for its swimming pools ropes and rings. The fictional Drones barman, McGarry, has the surname as the Bucks first bartender. However Evelyn Waugh declared that the Drones did not resemble any real club in 1920s London, a real club has been based at 40 Dover Street since 1893, The Arts Club.
About a dozen club members are major or secondary recurring characters in the Wodehouse stories, the Drones Club Annual Golf Rally. The Drones Club Annual Darts Tournament, the Drones Club Annual Fat Uncle Contest. S. This is allegedly based on the habit they have of addressing each other as old egg, old bean, although, in fact, no character in the stories actually addresses another character by these nicknames. A few stories introduce a fourth subset of Drones Club members known as Piefaces, many of the Drones Club stories begin with unnamed members of The Drones Club talking about the latest exploits of Freddie Widgeon, Pongo Twistleton, Bingo Little, or another of their number. The story transitions into a particularly well-informed Crumpet detailing the specifics of tale to an uninformed Egg or Bean, Beau Widgeon. said the Egg, impressed. You wont catch Freddie joining any Foreign Legion, once he gets on to the fact that it means missing his morning cup of tea, I allude, of course, to the Bella Mae Jobson affair.
The Bean asked what the Bella Mae Jobson affair was, and he cant do that here, said an Egg, Hoy. he went on, addressing the Crumpet, who had entered as he spoke. Wodehouse had already used this technique in the stories told by his Mr Mulliner, the total number of members is not established. At the Drones Club weekend in Le Touquet, were about 87 members, a Drones restaurant exists since the early 1970s in London at 1 Pont Street off Knightsbridge. Previously a burger-and-fries, it was turned in November 2000 into a restaurant by new owner
Albert Square is the fictional location of the BBC soap opera EastEnders in the equally fictional London Borough of Walford in the East End. The squares design was based on Fassett Square in Hackney, and was given the name Albert Square after Prince Albert, the public house, The Queen Victoria, was given its name due to this. One of the key characteristics of the pub is the window twitching by any of the occupants throughout the years and they are often known to look out of the windows, giving a view of the whole Square. This is especially common in dramatic storylines, central to the Square is the garden. The garden is home to Arthur Fowlers bench, which was placed there in memory of him, the bench is known as the Bench of Tears, as it is often the place where characters will go and cry. The square is the centre of all of the drama in all of Walfords residents lives. Although a major place on the show, there are places which are used in the show. The Queen Victoria public house, known to residents as the Queen Vic or simply The Vic, stands south of the square at number 45 Albert Square, where it joins with Bridge Street.
East of the pub is a building with 2 flats and west of these in the southwest corner leads off to a walkway through to Turpin Way, on which the Walford Community Centre and Playground are found. To the west of the Queen Vic, across the junction with Bridge Street, is the Beale house,45 Albert Square, next to that is 43 Albert Square. In the southwest corner of the square is number 41, between numbers 41 and 43 is Daisy Lane, a pathway connecting Albert Square to Victoria Square. On the west edge of The Square there are two houses 18 and 20 Albert Square, which have been knocked through as a single property and it was previously Walfords B&B, Kims Palace. North of the old B&B is the rear of 55 Victoria Road, a row of five terraced houses line the north edge of Albert Square. The westernmost house is number 31, the property next door is split into two flats. Number 25 is the home of Dot Cotton, the easternmost property in the terrace is number 23, which was destroyed in September 2014 by a fire.
On the northeast edge of Albert Square is a car lot, the northernmost house is number 5. A road leaves to the north at the northeast edge of the square, the middle house is 3 Albert Square. Most southerly of this terrace is number 1, originally flats with the surgery on the ground floor
The Yellow "M"
The Yellow M by the Belgian artist Edgar P. Jacobs is the sixth comic book in the Blake and Mortimer series. It was first published in Tintin magazine between 6 August 1953 and 3 November 1954 and appeared in form in 1956. For some time now London has been terrorized by a villain who informs the press in advance of his crimes. He commits daring robberies and leaves behind an M in a circle as a signature. When the Imperial State Crown is stolen from the Tower of London, Blake in turn calls in his old friend and housemate, Professor Philip Mortimer, who has been on holiday to Scotland but agrees to return to London to help in the enquiry. Following dinner the group breaks up with Vernay and Septimus electing to walk home, on the way Septimus feels uneasy and calls a taxi, leaving Vernay alone. Shortly afterwards, Vernay is abducted by the Yellow M, the following night Macomber is kidnapped from his office at the Daily Mail. In spite of the objections, Kendall insists on staying the night at the Calvin residence as a precaution.
This is to no avail, Calvin disappears and Kendall is found unconscious and Mortimer meanwhile receive several messages telling them to stay away from the case and the symbol of the Yellow M even appears on the back of Blakes overcoat. The Yellow M announces that there will be yet another kidnap and he agrees with Blakes suggestion that he leave London. Taking a train from Kings Cross with two detectives, their journey is unexpectedly stopped. Blake goes to investigate but, returning to their compartment, discovers Septimus has disappeared, as he and the policemen search the area, their train suddenly collides with the Harwich Express and is derailed. Meanwhile, Mortimer is at the archives of the Daily Mail where, with the help of Mr Stone the archivist and he comes across the case of The Mega Wave, a book written many years ago by a certain Doctor J. Wade about aspects of the human brain. Wade theorised that a part of the brain, which he called the Mega Wave, could be used to turn people into docile and powerful beings, james Thornley, the publisher, instigated libel action against scathing press articles attacking the book and its conclusions.
Macomber, Calvin and Septimus were all involved in the court proceedings, Mortimer goes to the British Museum to find a copy of The Mega Wave only to discover that it has been stolen by the Yellow M. He returns home to inform Blake of his discoveries and they agree to look into it further and that night a mysterious masked figure breaks into Blake and Mortimers house. Awoken, the occupants confront the intruder but he is resistant to bullets, the intruder escapes into the night. Blake and Mortimer discover a device hidden in their living room
The One After Ross Says Rachel
The One After Ross Says Rachel is the first episode of Friends fifth season, and the 98th episode overall. It first aired on NBC in the United States on September 24,1998, when Rachel talks to Ross about what has happened they agree that his saying Rachel was just a mistake, and there are no underlying romantic feelings. After realizing that Emily has escaped out the window, Ross vainly searches for her before deciding to wait for her at their hotel room. Instead, Emilys parents come to collect her things, and Ross convinces Mr Waltham to give Emily a message to him at the airport for their honeymoon. However their efforts to have another sexual encounter are continually disrupted by others and they return to New York City alongside Joey Tribbiani without having had sex again. At the airport Rachel is still trying to get a flight back to New York, after Emily fails to show before the final boarding call Ross asks Rachel if she would like to come with him to Athens, since he does not want to be alone.
She agrees, and the two are just about to board the plane when Ross notices Emily, who had just arrived, having seen Rachel board, leaves again and Ross tries to catch her in the airport, leaving Rachel on the flight to Athens by herself. “The One After Ross Says Rachel” was written by Seth Kurland, the episode originally aired in the United States on September 24,1998, on NBC as the season premiere episode of the show’s fifth season and the 98th overall episode of the series. Helen Baxendale reprised her role as Emily Waltham, while Tom Conti and Jennifer Saunders reprise guest appearances as her parents, elliott Gould and Christina Pickles appear as their recurring characters Jack and Judy Geller. Baxendale’s role was intended to extend longer in the series. It was the second-highest rated show on the NBC network that week after ER. Colin Jacobson of DVD Movie Guide likened elements of the episode to an opera but that it still “proves amusing” as “It fails to bog down in those components and favors comedy instead.
”Schwimmer’s “meltdown” performance is stated as being “always funny to watch” and “the constant problems suffered by Monica. The One After Ross Says Rachel at the Internet Movie Database The One After Ross Says Rachel at TV. com
Embalming -The Another Tale of Frankenstein- is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki, with occasional writing assistance from his wife Kaoru Kurosaki. It was serialized in the monthly Jump SQ. from the premiere on November 2,2007 until April 4,2015. Two one-shot stories were first created, Embalming -Dead Body and Bride-, and Embalming II -Dead Body and Lover, which was released in the second issue of Jump the Revolution. The series draws largely from the famed novel Frankenstein, but references to Sherlock Holmes. These creatures are referred to as Frankensteins, the series follows several main characters who are all involved in the Frankenstein research in different ways. Their stories are told in separate, but interconnected episodes or story arcs, the first one-shot published in 2005 follows John Doe and Little Rose, who are hired by a woman named Marigold to destroy the fifty Frankensteins created by Lord Cadaver. Lord Cadaver takes limbs from living people to create his monsters, he took over Marigolds familys factory, killing all but her and taking her legs, from which she is in bad health.
For his fee John Doe takes limbs from beautiful women in order to make his Frankenstein bride and they go to the factory and John destroys all the Frankensteins and even though he doesnt kill humans, he makes an exception for Lord Cadaver. When they return Marigold dies, after burying her, Rose realizes that her butler was giving info to Lord Cadaver, after explaining that she has orders to follow John Doe and keep him from regaining his memory until she dies, she kills the butler. It was combined into the first volume of the series, prior to that it was added to the last volume of Watsukis previous series Busou Renkin, and Viz Media retained it there for their English translation of the series. The second one-shot published in 2006, follows Ashuhit Richter and Elm L. Renegade, while traveling they come across a woman named Kiefer who is trapped under a carriage and save her. Due to people being attacked on the road to her village, when they arrive they learn her village was wiped out by an epidemic, and when the doctor could not save them he turned them into Frankensteins.
Kiefer lures travelers to the village and the Frankenstein, which is a combination of the villagers all connected and controlled by Kiefers Frankenstein brother. After defeating it and the doctor, we learn that as children Ashuhit and Elm ran into the church when a Frankenstein, when it awoke it killed Elm and took Ashuhits leg. Ashuhit begged his father to turn Elm into a Frankenstein, he agrees because she was his girlfriend, during the Dead Body and Lover story arc in the serialization, this story was re-published and labeled as a special sideline story. It was combined into the first volume of the series, the serialization begins in the Scottish Highlands in 188X, with Fury Flatliner and Wraith Allen getting revenge against the Frankenstein that killed their parents five years ago. Wraith is mortally wounded, Fury attacks it but he and he awakens in the home of Dr. Peaberry, who found him and gave him medical attention. When he arrives back at Lord Weisss mansion, who took them in five years ago, Wraith is there waiting for him, now a Frankenstein himself
The Rag Trade
The Rag Trade is a British television sitcom broadcast by the BBC between 1961 and 1963 and by LWT between 1977 and 1978. The scripts were by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney, who wrote Wild, Wild Women, Meet the Wife, Wild Women was a period variation of The Rag Trade. The action centred on a small clothing workshop, Fenners Fashions in London. Other cast members included Sheila Hancock, Esma Cannon, Wanda Ventham in series 2 and Barbara Windsor, the theme tune for this colour pilot was performed by Alex Welsh and his Band, however this was never transmitted, as the BBC rejected the colour revival of the series. Two years later, the series was revived by ITV company LWT, with Jones. The 1977-78 version ran for two series, most of the scripts being based on the BBC episodes from the 1960s, and featured Anna Karen and future EastEnders star Gillian Taylforth as factory workers. The theme tune for the LWT series was written and performed by Lynsey de Paul, on original transmission many episodes of the original BBC TV series of The Rag Trade werent given titles, so some are from production notes and repeat screenings.
Series 1 Series 2 Christmas Night with the Stars 25 December 1962 - featured a The Rag Trade short sketch. The 8 existing episodes of the first series were released on DVD in March 2006, followed by the 11 existing episodes of the second series, released on DVD7 months in October 2006. All the episodes of both colour series 4 and 5 of the LWT version of the series, including the 1977 Christmas special, have released on DVD through Network
The Francis Blake Affair
The Francis Blake Affair was the thirteenth Blake and Mortimer book and the first one not to be written by Edgar P. Jacobs. The United Kingdom is shaken by the revelation of the existence of a network in the country. Only a carrier of message name of Jennings was arrested and he speculates finds a mole within the Intelligence Service. The same night, at the Centaur Club, Blake explains Professor Philip Mortimer the difficulty of dismantling such a network where agents unknown even among themselves. Le next day, during the interrogation of Jennings, a photograph of his contact is revealed, to the surprise, the latter escapes with Jennings after a chase on a motorcycle with his former, David Honeychurch. A few hours later, Mortimer is escorted to his apartment trying to be searched by police, made aware of recent events, he refuses to believe in the betrayal of his friend, even in the face of mounting evidence. He thinks rather that he is in danger and that he must find it to help him and he remembers while the day before, Blake told him about innocuous way of his escape to his cousin Virginia in Yorkshire.
After escaping surveillance by the police, he joined with the help of a wanderer and it happens eventually by bike to Seanberry where Virginia already seems to know him and wait for him. De their side and Jennings are level in the British capital via a postal van, entered a home in the English countryside, Blake faced his old enemy colonel Olrik and his man, descending Jennings. Olrik is not convinced by the betrayal of Blake, and to test it, he orders him to kill Fielding, Blake does not run and manages to knock out Olrik and Jack at the end of a struggle during which Fielding is seriously injured. In order to escape, it triggers a fire, what pushes Olrik, in Seanberry, Virginia reveal to Mortimer that she is sleeper agent in the service of Blake and officer that the betrayal of the latter is just a covert operation to infiltrate the spy network. But in the morning, things get complicated when the Home Secretary. In addition, the Chief Inspector Glenn Kendall find Mortimer and stops him, about to be embedded, the Professor jumps in the convertible from Virginia who manages to lose his pursuers.
She takes Mortimer on a farm where he exchanges his clothes with a man like him to deal with the police. In London, Honeychurch – who turns make part of the operation – is caught red-handed by the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office, Harold Doyle-Smith, Mortimer is driven to Scotland where he finds Blake in a cromlech. He discovers they are next to Ardmuir Castle is where organized a scientific seminar to participate. Blake tells him that Olrik plan is to kidnap the brightest physicists of the Kingdom, the thug appears with his men and the two friends must split up to evade them. Mortimer, empties water from the top of a cliff, Blake reveals to him his secret operation and, arrived at the Castle, Doyle-Smith gave him the benefit of the doubt
The Escape Artist (TV series)
The Escape Artist is a British drama thriller three-part series, starring David Tennant. The series was created and written by David Wolstencroft and directed by Brian Welsh and it premiered on 29 October 2013 at 9 p. m. on BBC One. The series was filmed between 24 January and 22 March 2013, at locations in London, Surrey. The interior court scenes were filmed on a set at Wimbledon Studios, in Colliers Wood, the exterior court scenes were filmed at Paisley Sheriff Court, in Paisley. The final court scene external shots were filmed around the Edinburgh City Chambers, Parliament Square, Tennant visited the Old Bailey before filming began to do research. Barrister Will Burton is known for never losing a case and getting out of tight legal corners. On the verge of applying for the title of Queens Counsel, Burton agrees to defend murder suspect Liam Foyle, having examined the evidence, he recognises a loophole, and Foyle is acquitted on a technicality. In revenge for a slight from Burton, Foyle begins stalking Burtons wife.
When Burton arrives at their home, he finds his wife brutally murdered and Jamie in shock. Maggie Gardner, who has lived her career in Burtons shadow, the prosecution team consists of two of Burtons colleagues, but he has little confidence in them and begins to carry out his own investigation. He discovers that the woman who has provided Foyles alibi is looking after Foyles possessions in a storage unit, after a search, police find evidence against Foyle. Jamie finally describes his experience, which leads to the discovery of DNA evidence, Gardner discredits the evidence against Foyle, and the judge directs a verdict of not guilty, but Gardner becomes increasingly unsure when Foyle begins stalking her. Burton follows Foyle to Scotland and confronts him, beginning a sequence of leading to Foyles death. Burton is charged with murder and elects to defend himself in court, while the jury is deliberating, Gardner confronts Burton with her theory that he committed the perfect crime. The jury comes back with a verdict of not proven and Burton is released, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the series an 85% fresh rating based on 13 critic reviews.
The critical consensus reads Its deliberate pace demands patience, but The Escape Artist benefits from David Tennants performance, as well as an emotionally engaging, metacritic gave it a score of 71 out of 100 based on 12 critics, indicating generally favorable reviews. 2014 – Seoul International Drama Awards, Best Series Drama 2014 British Academy Scotland Awards - Best Actor in Television, David Tennant The Escape Artist at the Internet Movie Database
The Island of Ham
The Island of Ham is a semi-fictional location which is central to the plot of the novel The Book of Dave by Will Self. The island in the novel, is inspired by the town of Hampstead in London. In the book, Self describes a future England which has been inundated with rising seas, the inhabitants of this area, unaware that the drowned city of London is so close by, know their island as Ham. This abbreviation of modern-day place names is common throughout the book, with cities such as Luton and Nottingham surviving into the future as Lut, Brum. The geography of the island, illustrated in a map at the start of the book, Self writes. the Heath. this peculiar island, a couple of square miles of woodland and meadow set down in the lagoon of the city. The official Hampstead Heath pages on the City of London website Hampstead Heath map
London in fiction
Many notable works of fiction are set in London, the capital city of England. G. Arthur Conan Doyles Sherlock Holmes stories, Holmes live at 221B Baker Street - a fictional address since Baker Street was much shorter in Victorian times. The Docklands area plays a part in The Sign of Four. George Gissings novels are almost exclusively set in London, including The Nether World, New Grub Street, irishman George Moore wrote an English novel mainly set in London, Esther Waters. Chestertons allegorical works The Napoleon of Notting Hill and The Man Who Was Thursday both feature surreal depictions of London. Joseph Conrad - The Secret Agent J M Barrie - Peter and Wendy Marie Belloc Lowndes - The Lodger D. H. Lawrence - Sons and Lovers P. G. Wodehouses Jeeves, Wooster lives mainly in London, and is a member of the Drones Club. Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway T. S. Eliots The Waste Land makes frequent reference to the Unreal City, S. L. Travers - Mary Poppins. Takes place on 17 Cherry Tree Lane and at the Bank of England, ian McEwan - Enduring Love J. K.
Rowlings Harry Potter series features fictional London locations, the hidden Diagon Alley, and a Platform 9 3⁄4 at Kings Cross. Kouta Hiranos Hellsing Manga casts London as the main setting. N. Sherman - Bumblescratch Several nursery rhymes mention places in London, London Bridge is mentioned in London Bridge is falling down. Oranges and Lemons mentions several London Churches, pop Goes the Weasel one version refers to the Eagle pub on the City Road. The London Fictions website looks at commanding London novels from Defoe to the present day