Apr 08

stendernauts misled: it is to weep

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p^nk s lord thingamajig is on the way to london fields lido and crossing hackney’s graham road where it meets mare street in the Easty East of End when a small but full car stops and a woman addresses him thru the window:

woman: excuse me do you know where albert square is?
p^nk s lord t: er d’you mean the real albert square or the one on telly?
woman: YES!
p^nk s lord t: ok but they aren’t the same! the one on telly isn’t a real place — it’s a film-set up in north london somewhere that they film on
anguished voice from deep inside car: what? but we’ve driven all the way from birmingham to visit it!
p^nk s lord t: ok well it is findable but it’s far from here and i don’t know the way
woman (despondently): ok thank you
*car drives off trailing collective thinks-bubble of baffled upset*
p^nk s lord t (thinks to self): oh dear i wonder if they meant fassett square — that’s what albert square is based on and it’s just round the corner


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    DJ Punctum on 21 Apr 2008 #

    It used to be filmed in Elstree but I have a funny feeling they’ve moved since then – not sure where.

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    Nice on 21 Apr 2008 #

    Do you type up every insignificant thought/conversation that comes into your head gaylord?

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    Pete on 21 Apr 2008 #

    No its still filmed in Borehamwood*, and if I was there I could have given precise directions to the best view of the side of the set that you can get quite close to.

    *Borehamwood being where Elstree studios are, as opposed to Elstree which is two miles away and continually gets ALL THE GLORY. I grew up there and it still rankles.

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    DJ Punctum on 21 Apr 2008 #

    Sadly, Trevor Horn discovered that “Borehamwood” didn’t quite scan as well as “Elstree” nor indeed did it rhyme with “remember me.”

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