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Dr Who

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The United Kingdom was a collection of countries including; England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Real World

From the BBC Wales series onwards, the term Great Britain has often been erroneously used to refer to the United Kingdom as a whole, however this usage excludes Northern Ireland.

Story settings

A great many stories have been set in the United Kingdom, Starting with the Shoreditch, London setting of An Unearthly Child (identified as Shoreditch in Remembrance of the Daleks). Setting aside the many unspecified locations, almost every region of the country has been used as a setting:


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Memory-beta

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The Flag of the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain was a state located on the island of Great Britain north of the Europe continent on Earth. It was first established in 1707 as the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, it became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland with the fusion of the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland. Citizens of the United Kingdom were known as Britons. The United Kingdom was a constitutional monarchy. The monarch, in the person of either a King or Queen, served as a ceremonial head of state. The actual power of the government rested with the Prime Minister and a Parliament.

Originally, England, Scotland, and Wales were the constituent countries that united to form the Kingdom of Great Britain. Ireland was added in 1801 and continued as a part of the United Kingdom until the 1920s, when most of it won independence; upon that point, the state became known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, due to the continued presence of six northern Irish counties within the UK. However, in 2025, Northern Ireland was reunited with the rest of Ireland, and the United Kingdom reverted to its original form. (TNG episode: "The High Ground").

London was the capital city of the United Kingdom. Throughout the 1800s, the United Kingdom was the dominant political power on Earth, operating a vast empire that was the largest in the planet's history. It was often said that the sun never set on the British Empire. This colonial period later proved untenable, and, as with the colonial habits of many other European states, contributed to human rights abuses and to extreme global instability in subsequent generations. Nonetheless, the United Kingdom was also a center of world culture, learning, and scientific and political advancement.

The United Kingdom, like the rest of Earth's old polities, eventually joined United Earth some time between UE's founding in 2130 and 2150, the year the last hold-outs became a part of the world state. (TNG episode: "Attached", ST novel: Articles of the Federation.) London later became the site of Alpha Centauri's Embassy on Earth, lasting into the 2370s. (DS9 novel: Hollow Men.)

Throughout its history, the United Kingdom operated a Royal Navy. The Reed family served in the Royal Navy for generations; the United Kingdom continued to operate the Royal Navy as late as the 2150s. (ENT episode: "Silent Enemy".)

In real life, the Flag of the United Kingdom is a composite of the flags of the former Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Whether or not the Flag continued to make use of St. Patrick's Cross, the former Kingdom of Ireland's contribution to the united British flag, after the Irish reunification of the 2020s is unknown, though this article makes use of the modern Union Flag.

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England

Scotland

  • Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh
  • Glamis
    • Glamis Castle
  • Glasgow

Other Geographical Locations

Famous Britons

Connections

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Africa Pan-African Alliance African Confederation (Somalia) • EgyptMadagascarMaliSenegalSouth AfricaUnited States of Africa (Kenya)
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Europe European AllianceEuropean HegemonyEuropean UnionMediterranean Alliance BelgiumCzechoslovakiaDenmarkFranceGerman Democratic RepublicGermanyGibraltarGreeceHungaryIcelandIrelandItalyNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRoman EmpireSerbiaSoviet UnionSpainSwitzerlandTurkeyUkraineUnited Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales) • Yugoslavia
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Muppet

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or the UK, is a political union in north-western Europe, comprising the four countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Most of its territory lies on the island of Great Britain; the rest includes Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland, and a few smaller islands in the vicinity. It is a constitutional monarchy, and its current ruler is Queen Elizabeth II.

It was in the United Kingdom that Jim Henson got his big break for the creation and production of The Muppet Show. Although working there for several specials prior, it was after watching one of the Muppet pilots that British television producer Lew Grade brought Henson over to create his Muppet variety show at one of his Associated TeleVision studios in Elstree, near London. The show was distributed in England through the ITV networks (of which ATV was one) and through the rest of the world by way of ITC Entertainment (which was the Grade section of the Midlands-based network, though infamous for making his shows in and around London). London was also the location of the second of the Grade-produced Muppet films: The Great Muppet Caper.

Although more associated with American and Canadian producers and creators, Fraggle Rock also had a British co-production, this time connected with Television South, an ITV network company in Southern England during the period of the series' production in the mid-80s.

When Sesame Street was not purchased by the BBC in the 1970s, there were false rumors that it was banned. Actually, it was being shown in the 1970's on London Weekend Television (An ITV network company in London) and on Channel Four Television from mid-1980s until 2001. In the 2000s, both a UK version of Play With Me Sesame and a Northern Ireland-produced Sesame Tree aired.

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GTA

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The United Kingdom is the setting for Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 and Grand Theft Auto: London 1961. The city of London, England is the centerpiece of those two video games.

The Grand Theft Auto games are developed in the United Kingdom, more specifically in Scotland, where Rockstar North is based. The games are first shipped to the United States of America and Canada, before they are made available in the UK and the remainder of continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the rest of the world.

The UK is currently home to four Rockstar studios:

The United Kingdom is also home to the BBFC rating system, which has been the harshest on the Grand Theft Auto series.

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Ice Hockey

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An Ice Hockey Wiki article.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in Europe.


It has a population of about 60,000,000.

Britain won the gold medal at the 1936 Olympics.


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"United Kingdom" redirects here. For locations and characters from the UK in Lost, see: United Kingdom in Lost.
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In the United Kingdom, Lost Seasons 1 and 2 were broadcast on Channel 4 and S4/C. Lost moved to Sky1 in November 2006. Sky1 broadcast just 4 days after the original broadcast in America. Sky1 HD also simulcasts Lost at the same time, offering those with a HD subscription and equipment the chance to enjoy Lost in greater visual and audio quality.

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Airing times

  • On-Demand: Virgin Media and BT Vision On Demand - Season 1-3. Sky Player - All seasons (Seasons 1-4 pay to rent).
  • Sky1 Specials: "Get...Lost" and "Lost...Uncovered". See main article.
  • The Lost Initiative Vodcast/Podcast: Released after the Sunday episode. See main article.

Season One

Promotion

Dancing partners for the first season promo, directed by David LaChapelle

Channel 4 showed a memorable promotional video for Lost, which had the characters paired up as dancing partners. Foreshadowing is evident with details such as Boone and Claire dancing together (symbolizing life and death), Locke and Walt conducting, and other details such as Kate swapping between Jack and Sawyer as her dance partner. The trailer was directed (and presumably written) by David LaChapelle for Channel 4, and was one of the only promotional trailers to be specifically shot with the cast (as opposed to simply using Pilot episode clips).

The promotional exists in two versions. The original was longer and was soundtracked with the song "Numb" by Portishead (opening lyrics: "I'm ever so lost, I can't find my way"), the other was cut down and edited to fit both background music and voice-overs from the cast:

  • The Final Promotional

All of us have a secret,

One of us is a hero,

One of us is a fraud,

One of us is a junkie,

One of us is a cop,

One of us is a saint,

One of us is a sinner,

One of us is a martyr,

One of us is a murderer,

All of us are guilty,

All of us are lost.

Broadcasting

The first season of Lost began 10th August 2005 and was broadcast every Wednesday on Channel 4. The next episode was usually broadcast on sister station E4 straight after, except for finales, which were exclusively on Channel 4. The premiere of each of the first two seasons were also exclusively broadcast on Channel 4. The finale aired exclusively on Channel 4 as a double bill.

Online

In the buildup to the airing of season 2, Channel 4 made the entire first season available for rental-download through their website for 99p per episode. The video files were only available to UK users and expired 24 hours after download.

Season Two

Channel 4 - the former UK broadcaster of LOST, during Seasons 1 and 2

Promotion

The televised adverts for Season Two were met with anger from numerous fans; as they often involved what many defined as "major spoilers" regarding upcoming episodes. This happened on a number of occasions. During commercials on 6th June 2006 episode "The 23rd Psalm" Channel 4 aired a promotional trailer for Lost, showing the elusive scene of Eko staring down the "Monster". While it can be argued that fans did not know what these things were, they were still spoiling future episodes, outcomes, and character deaths. Channel 4 actually received registered complaints from these spoiler based adverts, and in response started to show less trailers for the show. However, as the finale drew near, another trailer was released again showing potential spoilers (such as revealing that Desmond was in the episode, and the system failure sounds).

Broadcasting

Due to the overwhelming success of Season One, Channel 4 decided to air Season Two earlier than planned; just a few months after Season One ended. It moved from Wednesdays to Tuesdays, and the following episode was aired straight after on E4.

Channel 4 publicly released that they would follow up with Season 2 sooner than planned in their advertising, which stated:

This is a Public Service Announcement. On behalf of Channel 4, we can only apologize for the outcome of Lost series one. If there was a metaphor for how we all felt at the end... this shaft pretty much sums it up. Why? Well, because we like you we've put the hours in. We want answers too. Who are the Others? Will Jack and Kate ever get it on? Does anybody care about the polar bears? Well enough is enough! We've brought series two forward because, like you, we want to know what the hell is going on! (Begin flashes of the Hatch Clock, the attack of the tailies on the raft survivors, Desmond holding Locke at gun point, the "Quarantine" message, Kate going down the shaft, and the super bright light flicking on.)

Season Three

A Sky1 promo image for Season 3

In October 2006, Satellite Broadcaster Sky announced that they had acquired the rights to show seasons three and four of Lost, for reportedly £700,000 per episode (nearly $1,500,000). They also announced they would start showing episodes starting in November, and would be airing episodes within a week of them being shown on ABC in the United States once the second block of episodes began to air.

In February 2007, it was announced that Virgin Media (the UK cable provider) would no longer be providing Sky1 as part of its suite of channels, leaving Sky as the only option for watching LOST in the UK [1].

Lost is also available for purchase on Sky's PC video on demand service, Sky Player, and is also occasionally available on Sky Anytime TV, Sky's psuedo video on demand service for Sky+ version 3, and Sky+ HD customers.[2].

Promotion

Sky promoted Lost with television commercials as well as billboard campaigns, which simply state "FOUND on Sky One" over the misty background associated with the American advertising campaign. Newer billboards stated "LOST NOW FOUND" with a tag line "This November on Sky One". The new campaign being the largest advertising campaign since the original Season One David LaChapelle promotions. Trailers do not air frequently however, and are rarely trailers for the next episode after an airing. Sky mostly airs 'Previously On Lost' trailers throughout the week across it's wide range of channels, keeping viewers up to date.

  • Promo #1 on YouTube
  • Promo #2 on YouTube
  • Promo #3 on YouTube

Season Four

Sky's Season 4 promo: "Answers are coming (Unless you have Virgin Media or Freeview) -- Brand new Lost Series 4 only on Sky One.
Join now 08702 42 42 42 or visit sky.com/join"

Lost Season 4 began airing on Sky1 on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 9pm. The tagline for the station's trailers is "Some will be Saved".

To accompany the return Sky launched an "Ultimate Viewing Experience" for Lost, which included the first two episodes of Season 4 being available on Sky Anytime for HD customers on the box, and on the Sky Anytime Mobile and Sky Player for PC for all customers, the day before it was aired on SkyOne.

Promotion

As part of the promotion of Season 4 of Lost. Sky launched Wehavetogoback.com which is an 8 minute 15 second video explaining Lost so far.

Season Five

Season Five began broadcasting in the UK on the 25th of January, 2009. As with season 4, Sky1 broadcasted episodes 4 days after the US showing. Sky1 broadcasted the Season Finale on 17th May, 2009.

Prior to the new season, Sky1 ran the following promotional trails:

  • Clips from the season 4 finale are shown before clips from season 5 are shown with the following on screen captions: "Those who escaped... Will risk everything... To return... The end... is beginnning"
  • Hurley is seen sat in front of the numbers, on screen text has "The answers are in a number". The camera cuts to a close up of Hurley with "34" on screen, before a further caption of "34 episodes left". This is followed by short clips from the new season and the text "The end... is beginning".
  • The final trail broadcast in the week before the start of season 5 uses the same "34 episodes left" on screen text as the Hurley promo but instead depicts Locke playing chess against himself.


Due to the renegotiation of Sky Basic channels onto the Virgin Media platform, the only major TV provider in the UK not have access to Lost will be Freeview (the UK Digital Terrestrial provider).

Season Six

Season Six began airing in a new timeslot on Friday, February 5, 2010.[3] The new broadcasting day moved new episodes just 3 days behind the US airdate. Sky1 started airing promos for the new season since November.

Consequences of broadcasting move

The change from Channel 4 to Sky means an end to all Channel 4 involvement in Lost, including the blog, and podcast which accompanied the show. Sky have taken over the podcast from Channel 4, using the same production team to create it, including the main presenting talent Iain Lee. The podcast has since become an exclusive video show to the Sky1 website. Sky1 is a subscription channel, so a further fee is required to watch the show on Sky1.

Sky also broadcasts via mobile, on Vodafone's Live! service. Channel 4 showed short, 3-5 min clips of previous/upcoming episodes on their mobile channel, but nothing more.

iTunes

As of August 29, 2007 iTunes has made episodes of television programmes available from it's UK Store. This inludes all of the episodes of Lost from season 1 to season 4 and new season 5 episodes are uploaded the day after their UK airdate. Season 5 will also be in HD, for the first time for Lost on UK iTunes. The episodes are priced at £1.89 each or £2.49 each in HD.

Internet engagement

Lost: The Untold

Main article: Lost The Untold

Channel 4's website offered an interactive Adobe Flash game on its Lost site. It allowed one to "Delve into the subconscious" of Lost and contained unofficial clues. It was extremely deep and hard to complete. It was created by the design agency Hi-ReS!.

Podcast

Main article: Official UK Lost Podcast

Channel 4 started to produce half-hour long weekly podcasts starring comedian and TV presenter Iain Lee and a few other fans of the series, and hosted them at Channel4Radio.com. Sky picked up the podcast and it's still has Iain Lee as its host but has been renamed "The Lost Initiative." The feed address is
Image:Rss_icon.gif http://skyscape.sky.com/skynewsradio/PODCAST/lostonskyone.xml

The podcasts usually start with a brief synopsis (read by Iain Lee) of the episode that has just aired. He and a number of other people will then discuss the episode, and then read, discuss, and rate some submitted fan theories.

Video podcast

Sky have also launched a iPod compatible video podcast, named Lost Moments. The video podcast primarily broadcasts the sneak previews of the same name that have been airing in the advert breaks of Day Break and Grey's Anatomy in the USA during the Season 3 hiatus. The feed address is
Image:Rss_icon.gif http://skyscape.sky.com/skynewsradio/PODCAST/lostmoments.xml

British cast members

Cast members that were born and/or raised in the UK include:

See also

External links


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ST Expanded

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Great Britain is the largest island of the British Isles, located in the north west European archipelago on Earth. Great Britain was once part of a major power on Earth, creating the largest naval empire in human history. A person or thing from Great Britain is sometimes described as British.

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Geography

The island of Great Britain comprised of the countries England, Scotland and Wales.

Places of interest

England

Scotland

History

Political

See main article: United Kingdom

The formal name and make up of Great Britain as a political entity has varied.

  • From 1707, the Kingdom of Great Britain, covering the whole of mainland Britain and created by the merger of the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England.
  • From 1800, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland encompassed the whole of the British isles when the Kingdom of Ireland merged with the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • From 1927, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland comprised Great Britain and part of the island of Ireland.
  • From 2025, the United Kingdom of Great Britain returned to covering the island of Great Britain when Northern Ireland reunified the Republic of Ireland.(TNG: "The High Ground")
  • From 2047, the Optimal Republic of Great Britain, renamed after the Optimum Movement came to power. (TOS/TNG novel: Federation; Star Trek: The Adventures of Argus: "Nuclear Time")
  • From 2079, the United Kingdom of Great Britain, restored when the Optimum were overthrown. (TOS/TNG novel: Federation; Star Trek: The Adventures of Argus: "Nuclear Time")
Great Britain existed as a nation-state well into the 22nd century. Malcolm Reed wanted to join the nation's Royal Navy as a child. (ENT: "Silent Enemy")

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Transformers

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The United Kingdom (also Region 2) is a strange, possibly allegorical, land where pants are called trousers, underwear are called pants, women run the government, Batman kidnaps children, state-sponsored media is popular instead of elitist, vinegar is a condiment, and they have good rock and roll.

Also, they spell words differently and their bizarro-DVDs won't play in normal DVD players. Spooky.

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Fiction

Marvel Generation One comics

Note: Events from the UK-only comic stories are in italics.


Some time in the past, the Man of Iron and his Navigator came to Earth while searching for the Ark and left their ship beneath the area that would one day become Stansham. There they remained, though the Man of Iron would occasionally leave the ship to visit the surface. In 1017, he encountered humans, including Godwin the Strongarm and Aethelric, and a further two sightings were recorded.

In 1984, a beacon from the ship attracted the attention of the Earthbound Autobots, and they took a shuttle to the United Kingdom to investigate. Upon arrival, Jazz kidnapped a human named Sammy Harker to provide the Autobots with intelligence about the local area, but they were attacked by the Decepticons, who had also followed the beacon to its source.

As battle raged above Stansham Castle, the Man of Iron emerged from his ship once more, only to be blown up by Thundercracker. Jazz destroyed the ship (inadvertently killing the Navigator), and the Transformers left the United Kingdom. Man of Iron!

About a year later, they would return, seeking the source of an energy transmission that caused aspects of their personalities to reverse. Tracing the signal to a secret research facility, Jazz and Starscream fought over Zeke Heilmann, a human who was stealing the core of PARD for his own nefarious purposes. In the ensuing battle, both Zeke and the device were destroyed by Jazz. To a Power Unknown!

In 1987, Grimlock, Blades, Centurion, and Action Force fought Megatron in London, or so they thought. Centurion and Megatron fell into the River Thames. Ancient Relics!

Richard Branson attempted to fish out the remains, only for Shockwave and the Seacons to swipe his catch. Salvage!

In 1990, Shockwave emerged from the sea off the coast of Blackpool, where he paused only to squash a tramp and his dog before leaving for New Jersey to spy on Scorponok. Dark Creation

Fleetway Generation 2 comics

In 1994, Bludgeon led his forces to attack London with the intention of attracting Optimus Prime. The damage to the city was severe; even the Houses of Parliament were bombed. Optimus defeated Bludgeon only to face a returned Megatron, who handed his skidplate to him. Before he could finish off his old adversary, Megatron was attacked by Bludgeon's troops, and Optimus was rescued by the Dinobots. The arrival of Jazz's group forced Megatron to escape with Starscream, and Prime declared victory, though he advocated that the Autobots vacate the area to escape any human retaliation. War Without End (UK) War Zone

Titan Movie Comics

In 2007, Titan started a Transformers comic about individual Transformers that tied in with IDW's "Movie Prequel" also featuring reprints from IDW. At the beginning the reprints were "Movie Prequel" and "Beast Wars: The Gathering", these reprints were shortened.

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