Doctor Who is a well known TV series, a science fiction drama produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) since 1963. In total, the film has 26 seasons, 7 series and about 200 episodes. The lead character is called “The Doctor”. He is an alien in a human form referring himself as one of the Time Lords (advanced extraterrestrial civilization). He travels through time throughout the Universe in a time machine and space ship called TARDIS – Time and Relative Dimension in Space. The craft apparently has the capacity to bend in the surroundings but this one is stuck in the appearance of a blue 60’s London’s style police box. The Doctor fights to balance the line between right and wrong alongside with a companion, which has the experience of his live. The serial is, with no doubt, a part of the popular culture of the country. At least three generation grew up watching this show, which had eleven leading actors (incarnations of the first Doctor). A lot of episodes have the action located in London. The list of the filming locations includes about 200 London areas and some more in Cardiff and Bristol.
Sherlock is a crime drama TV show, which became the most watched drama series in UK since 2001. The show follows the famous Sherlock Holmes’s detective stories, keeping the atmosphere and the mystery of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels. However, the show is adapted to the contemporary world: the famous detective Holmes works at the Metropolitan Police Service alongside with his assistant, Dr. John Watson, which is a former soldier that served in Afghanistan. The crimes are solved using the great intuition but also the internet, GPS and other modern technology. The serial was well received by the critics and the audience and it won numerous important awards like BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe. The show is filmed mainly in Cardiff and London. Some of the London’s locations for Sherlock Holmes are: North Gower Street (the 221B Baker Street residence), St. Barthomelow’s Hospital, St. Russell Square, Shaftsbury Avenue, China Town, Trafalgar Square and many others.
Mr. Bean is a comedy sitcom produced in UK in the 90’s. It was originally created to be a series of only 14 episodes of 25 minutes each. During the five years when the show was on, Mr. Bean had an amazing international success and the character became over the years a true cultural icon. After the show ended, Mr. Bean continued to have success all over the world, starring in short movies, commercials, guest appearances, an animated cartoon and even the London 2012 Olympic ceremony. The leading character was originally created by Rowan Atkinson, the actor that actually played him all of these years. The best description of Mr. Bean was made my Atkinson himself: “a child in a grown man body”. He rarely speaks so the humor of the show is mostly physical, picturing Bean in his quest to solve everyday grown up problems. Mr. Bean show was created in London so most of the filming sets are in the city: the exterior of Mr. Bean flat still exists now on King Charles Road, Surbiton. Other famous locations are: The Battersea Park’s ‘Three Standing’ Statue, Delgarno Gardens, Jubilee Road, Gloucester Road and many others.