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  • #31
    No screen caps I'm afraid, but the Bridge appears in the title sequence, and I think other location sequences, of The Sentimental Agent.

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    • #32
      Only a photograph this time, but here it is in the local cop shop when NEW SCOTLAND YARD pops round to look into an "Error of Judgment":

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      Thomas Heathcote is being judged here by John Carlisle.

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      • #33
        Top Gear (S10e05) (2007) [UK]

        https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1628033/

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gear_(2002_TV_series)

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gear_(series_10)

        Quoting the IMDb: "The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all."

        It has been running on the BBC since 2002.

        Cross London Race! Stig Vs Clarkson Vs Hammond Vs May | Top Gear | Series 10 | BBC


        In this episode excerpt the three presenters are in a race through London. James May is driving, Richard Hammond is pedelling, and Jermery Clarkson is doing a mad dash up the Thames. In addition their mystery racing driver 'The Stig' is using public transport.

        Clarkson encounters the Tower Bridge from 00:03:48 to 00:03:56.


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        • #34
          Doctor Who (S05e01) The Eleventh Hour (2010) [UK]

          https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1577256/ (episode)

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_El...ur_(Doctor_Who) (episode)

          Quoting the IMDb: "With his TARDIS in ruins, the newly-regenerated Doctor with the help of Amy Pond must save the world in less than twenty minutes from galactic policemen known as the Atraxi."

          This Doctor was played by Matt Smith for 54 episodes from 2010 to 2014.

          Found an episode excerpt that includes the Tower Bridge:

          The TARDIS Flies Over London | The Eleventh Hour | Doctor Who


          The obligatory flyover of the Tower Bridge - but with a difference - hanging on by his hands onto the door sill of an out of control damaged Tardis...from 00:00:15 to 00:00:17.
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          • #35
            Spooks (s08e02) (2009) [UK]

            https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1527977/?ref_=ttep_ep2 (episode)

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spooks_(TV_series)

            According to Wikipeida: "Spooks (known as MI-5 in some countries) is a British television spy drama series that originally aired on BBC One from 13 May 2002 to 23 October 2011, consisting of 10 series."

            Quoting from the IMDb (episode): "When an industrial accident put a liquid natural gas plant out of commission for six months, the UK must quickly arrange for an alternate source of supply or face an energy crisis"

            Found an excerpt that contains all scenes in this episode showing the London - oops - yet again someone who has confused it with the Tower Bridge:

            Spooks 8 Ep 2 Lucas and Sarah at London Bridge


            Long distance night aerial view of the Tower Bridge from 00:00:00 to 00:00:03.
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            Lucas North of MI-5 (played by Richard Armitage) meets his lover - CIA agent Sarah Caulfield (Genevieve O'Reilly) in the shadow of Tower Bridge after everything else has been resolved - 00:00:03 to 00:00:08, 00:00:29 to 00:00:35, and 00:01:32 to 00:01:37.
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            • #36
              Top Gear (s23e03) (2016) [UK]

              https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1628033/?ref_=tt_ov_inf (series)

              https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5784372...?ref_=tt_ov_pl (episode)

              Quoting from the IMDb (series): "The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all."

              Among the many things that happen in the third episode of this show with the new presenters "Matt LeBlanc gets a whistle-stop tour of London in Ken Block's fearsome 'Hoonicorn'" according to the IMDb (episode). Think '28 Days (2008)' with those apparently deserted streets but since they were also vehicle free it allowed sprints, drifts, burn-outs and donuts in a high powered racing car.

              Later an extended version of this escapade was released:

              Ken Block Drifts London – EXTENDED Director's Cut | Top Gear | BBC


              Tower Bridge is crossed from 00:06:00 to 00:06:19 from the North end while Matt LeBlanc is explaining to a disinterested Ken Block: "Did you know that a lot of people think this is London Bridge but it is actually called the Tower Bridge, because of the, uh, Towers."

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              If the producers thought that their publicity problems would end after replacing the original presenters, especially Clarkson, they should have known better. Like a lot of the Top Gear stunts this one caused controversy since LeBlanc and Block were accused of being disrespectful by hooning about near the The Cenotaph - a WWI memorial. To add insult to irony a retired army colonel stated "Jeremy Clarkson was certainly no saint but I don’t believe he would have ever performed a stunt in such bad taste" (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...102517832.html).
              Last edited by lazarus6; 19th March 2020, 02:12 AM.

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              • #37
                Top Gear - Top Gear Live World Tour promo (2008) [UK]

                And now for something completely different. This is actually a promo for an event rather than an excerpt but since it connected to a tv series it has ended up here for better or worse.

                Top Gear boys in a TANK in London


                Technically it is an armoured personnel carrier who's main job is to transport troops into battle. Just because this particular variant has an added turret does not make it a 'real' tank - especially these days.

                The Tower Bridge appears fleetingly many times from 00:00:06 to 00:01:28.

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                Specifically the "HARDWARE: CONVERTED F432 ARMOURED TANK" should be the "HARDWARE: CONVERTED FV432 ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FV432)

                By the way the "CONVERTED" refers to the fact that this is a 'stretched' version. An enterprising gentleman, Nick Mead, who runs a business called 'Tanks-A-Lot' bought two FV432s, cut the ends off them and welded what was left together which is why it has 7 rather then 5 road wheels (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...limo-TANK.html). 'Tank Limo' as he calls it definitely beats the standard car version - literally!


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