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:
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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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.
The United Kingdom (possibly the British Commonwealth) is the only confirmed member of the European Commonwealth.
In real life, the United Kingdom is a Kingdom made up of the four countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
An island nation in Europe far to the east of the core region/known world for the Fallout series. Before the Great War it was a wealthy country and most likely a nuclear power like its real world counterpart. It was the leader of the states in both the normal Commonwealth and European Commonwealth. Allistair Tenpenny is known to have come from the United Kingdom before traveling across the Atlantic. No details are known about the state of the British Isles after the Great War. The ghoul Desmond Lockheart also originated from England and was stranded in America when the bombs fell in 2077.
There are some historical references to the United Kingdom in Fallout 3. The Declaration of Independence can be found which historically marked America's independence from the British. The Magna Carta, an important document written in England in medieval times, can also be found. Scotch also originates in the United Kingdom.
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:
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (U.K or United Kingdom) is a political entity made up of the unified Kingdoms of England, its principality Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It hosted Jake Courage’s museum pieces, a ground-breaking British war photographer.
Michael Baird was from the United Kingdom, specifically Scotland.
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (usually shortened to the United Kingdom, Britain, or the UK) is a country    and sovereign state occupying most of the British Isles off the northwest coast of mainland Europe. Its territory and population are primarily situated on the island of Great Britain, but it also shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland on the island of Ireland. The United Kingdom is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and its ancillary bodies of water- the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, and the Irish Sea.
The United Kingdom is a political union made up of four constituent countries: the three countries of Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales), as well as Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom also has several overseas territories, including Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands. The Crown has a relationship with the dependencies of the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands; they are part of the British Islands but not part of the United Kingdom. A constitutional monarchy, the United Kingdom has close relationships with fifteen other Commonwealth Realms that share the same monarch — Queen Elizabeth II — as head of state.
As it covers such a large area, it is the birthplace of many famous wrestlers. Some of these wrestlers are proud of their country and try to show their pride, others are no and try to hide their identity.
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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.
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.
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:
All of us have a secret,
One of us is a fraud,
One of us is a cop,
One of us is a sinner,
One of us is a murderer,
All of us are lost.
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.
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.
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).
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.)
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 .
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..
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.
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.
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 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:
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 began airing in a new timeslot on Friday, February 5, 2010. The new broadcasting day moved new episodes just 3 days behind the US airdate. Sky1 started airing promos for the new season since November.
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.
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.
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!.
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
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.
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
Cast members that were born and/or raised in the UK include:
The United Kingdom of Great Britain was a nation-state located in the British Isles, north west of continental Europe. Citizens were known as Britons or British. It was a constitutional Monarchy, with either a King or Queen serving as head of state while the actual power of government rests with a Prime Minister or Parliament.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain was formed in 1707 by the Act of union between the Kingdoms of Scotland and England, encompassed the whole of the island of Great Britain. In 1801 it expanded to include Ireland, being renamed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Throughout the 1800s, the United Kingdom was dominant power on Earth, using its Royal Navy to create the largest empire in human history. At its height the British Empire covered a quarter of Earth land mass and held sway over 458 million people, giving rise to the saying that "the sun never sets on the British Empire". The Empire lasted until the end of the Second World War when the UK began to grant many of the subject countries and colonies independence.
Ireland remained part of the United Kingdom until 1922, when twenty six southern Irish counties seceded, forming a Irish free state. The remaining six Irish counties formed Northern Ireland and the UK was renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1927. This lasted until 2025 when Northern Ireland reunified with the rest of Ireland and the UK reverted to the United Kingdom of Great Britain. (TNG: "The High Ground")
In 2047 the British monarchy was over thrown by the Optimum Movement and the nation renamed the Optimal Republic of Great Britain. The Optimum were in power for over two decades until they were overthrown in 2079, following the death of their leader Adrik Thorsen, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain restored. (TOS/TNG novel: Federation; Star Trek: The Adventures of Argus: "Nuclear Time")
The UK continued to exist as a nation state well into the 22nd century, joining the United Earth government sometime between its formation in 2130 and 2150, when the last of Earth's old polities became part of the world state. However, even following this, the UK continued to operate a Royal Navy into the 2150s. (TNG: "Attached", ENT: "Silent Enemy")
Many human cultural artefacts, including the English language, originated in the United Kingdom and were widely disseminated during the existence of the British Empire, when access to relative high technology (for the time) allowed the UK to impose its norms on other countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.