Sunday, April 22, 2007

Spot the location....

As well as playing 'Spot the North Yorkshire location' in Heartbeat and the Royal, we now have another chance to play spot the location, but this time we can all join in as the new drama series 'KINGDOM' starts tonight with Stephen Fry. Drive from King's Lynn to Swaffham and you'll pass Stephen's house (not that I'm an obsessive stalker or anything...) and there are plenty of local places as locations.

A good quote from a TV listing said "the landscape, seascape and townscape of Norfolk is beautifully shot"...

So try to play the KINGDOM game and score 1 point for SPOTTING any of the following:
a) the Swaffham buttercross
b) the harbour at Wells next the Sea
c) a huge sandy Norfolk beach
d) a vintage car
e) an eccentric local played by a character actor from the Vicar of Dibley or Tony Slattery...
f) the beach huts at Wells next the Sea
(more to come soon - haven't seen the programme yet...)

And another MY PLACE type of quote from an EDP article:

When was the last time you looked at television and seven-eighths of the screen was taken up by the sky? Which it is when you stand in Norfolk,”

“This is just a very different look. The light is different. Everything about Norfolk is unusual for people who don't know it, and it will look different in drama.

“You either get Norfolk, with its wild roughness and its uncultivated oddities, or you don't. This bizarre mixture of high-intensity agricultural fields and then completely wild copses and woodlands and then the mad coast. It's not all soft and lovely. It doesn't ask to be loved. But there's something so fantastically beautiful about it; the skies are so big that they have an effect on the mind.

“You belong to a part of the world and you think it's gorgeous. Sean Connery and Robbie Coltrane do it for Scotland, Martin Clunes does it for his part of Cornwall in Doc Martin... You feel a loyalty to the place you call home, especially when it has qualities that you think are different.

“We all know Herriot country or Last of the Summer Wine country. If the show touches people in that particular way certain shows can - where there's such a flavour and atmosphere that such a phrase as 'Kingdom country' could come about - that would be quite wonderful.”

Now seen the first episode and it was OK, but some dodgy casting and characters not quite there yet. Maybe after a few weeks it'll bed itself in... Stephen Fry is good though...
Anyone spot any more locations ?

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