Our colonial cousins have been on our side of the pond filming a series of new programmes for the apparently very popular television series, 24.

Being in London, and requiring all the usual London-Themes to be included, Big Ben, Gherkin, City of London skyline, etc, there is also the now obligatory trip on the London Underground.

It’s curious how the tube network has become as mandatory a “this is London” part of films and TV series recently as the sound of Big Ben in the background was for an office to be known to be “in Whitehall”.

Unless you are Number 6 of course, then the chimes of Big Ben are deeply misleading.

Anyhow, this new TV series will have tube geeks howling an anguish, as the televisual hero races to catch a circle line train, by apparently boarding a tube train at Charing Cross, and then walking down the inside of a Circle Line train.

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I’ll just sit back with the popcorn and watch the fury unleash when the show appears on British television screens.

Mea Culpa — been pointed out below that this might be an old Jubilee Line train after all. Whoops!

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7 comments
  1. Tom Jones says:

    I’m more annoyed that they’ve seemingly cast Max Clifford as the US President

  2. Kevin says:

    When it’s something that is easy to sort out you wonder why they keep making these mistakes.
    They would notice if the DC Metro or the NY Subway was on the wrong line after all.

  3. Josh says:

    Why does no-one on TV or film ever want to use the Tube between Baker Street and Green Park? That would resolve everything.

  4. Tim says:

    Isn’t that a Jubilee line train, inside and out?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LU1996ts-interior.jpg

    • IanVisits says:

      Oh dear — it could well be.

      I was fooled by the chap standing next to the door who wasn’t hunched over by the curved roof. Must be a midget!

  5. Michael says:

    Can’t blame them when uk tv can’t even get it right. The recent Sherlock series got it totally wrong.

  6. Lewis says:

    Only going by the pictures you have posted, but that looks like it’s a rare case where the exterior and the interior do match. It is definitely a Jubilee line train on the outside, and definitely a Jubilee line train on the inside!

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