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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

a few ‘Doctor Who’ish scenes from Stratford-upon-Avon

One fish-and-chips takeaway place clearly knows what audience it’s catering to at the moment:

Found this in a shop called Past Times, which sells doodads aimed at Anglophiles that recall earlier and more romantic eras. This charming bit of nostalgia apparently hails from the 1950s: it is a tabletop-size replica of a thing that police officers used to lock up suspects in while waiting for transport to the station, and it also contained a telephone for contacting home base. This novelty miniature version contains a telephone:

(Hilariously, there was not one single allusion on this display model in the store to the connection to a certain wildly popular television show, the star of which just so happens to be appearing locally.)

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