Fashionable & Atmospheric Kiosks in Film and Television
It seems that the red telephone kiosk will set an instantly recognisable scene either by location (UK) or time frame (1930s - present day!)
2017 - 'Neighbours' comes to London
20th March 2017 - 'Neighbours' moves to London for a week and even devotes its 'cover' photo to the storyline!
Clearly worried Toadie finds himself using a mobole phone little realising his backdrop of Big Ben and a red telephone kiosk! - images courtesy of Decidertv
2009 - 2017 - UNC Basketball Ace & 'Game of Thrones' 7'7" Star equals the height of the red Telephone Kiosk
2016 - Remembering Cilla at the BAFTAs
Cilla remembered in the 2016 BAFTA Awards - the image shows Cilla in full British mode - two icons complementing each other - image is a screenshot from the BBC iPlayer website.
2015 - Kiosk features (heavily) in 'The Game'
Great piece of artwork setting the scene for setting 'The Game' in the Cold War period in the 1970s
"With KGB defectors, a tight-knit group of MI5 agents and news of a Soviet masterplan, there are plenty of observations to be made in the first episode of the BBC’s new 1970s-set spy drama" - so starts the blog ..... And what better to use than a familiar, old-fashioned, original Red Telephone Kiosk to place the action, first of all in the UK, probably London and definitely anywhere between the 1930s to the present day - eternal Kiosk!
For real? Joe Lambe (Tom Hughes) in 'The Game' Photograph: Des Willie/BBC
2014 - El Tel and the Cybermen
Being an unashamed Doctor Who fan I am happy to present:
I know! Oh isn't this just brilliant? - Thanks to tv.uk.msn.com for the images!
Wonderful action shot with the 'stars' in foreground against the 'real stars' clearly visible in the background - image © of the Huw Evans Agency
2014 - Recreating Cilla's Liverpool
How could you recreate Cilla's early years as she rose to stardom without featuring a telephone kiosk (most private homes relied on the public telephone system in the 1960s) - here she is, as portayed by Sheridan Smith, in the kiosk on Yates Street, Dingle - image courtesy and © of The Liverpool Echo
2014 - El Tel and John Simm's 'Prey'
1960s / 1990s - The Avengers
In the 1990s a series of comics based on the 'We're needed Mrs Peel' strapline introduced to 1960s 'The Avengers' television series starring Patrick MacNee as John Steed and Diana Rigg as Emma Peel appeared on the news stands, and as so many of the cult television series became cults themselves. The very 'easy on the eye' images of Mrs. Peel on the covers always had a British backdrop to them - naturally the Kiosk was prominent among them!
l to r - the original cover featuring a very British view of Steed and Mrs Peel / Mrs Peel is enhanced by the Kiosk backdrop
1955 - The Ladykillers
Ealing studios film poster advertising 'The Ladykillers' with the kiosk taking centre stage - on closer inspection this appears to be an attempt to recreate a K2 as a prop (made of wood) just look at the frames and the lightweight hinge in the door - image courtesy and © of the British Film Institution
1930s - Let us not forget the legend and origins of Superman
He used a telephone kiosk to transform from mortal to superhero ............. and it looks as if there was a demand for 'cookie' jars and money boxes in the form of the man emerging from the kiosk!
Two views of a money box probably from the first part of the 20th century.
The header on this page consists of the stamp design of the telephone kiosk as copyrighted to the Post Office and one of the winter 2010 views of our own 'El Tel' covered in snow.
Page updated : 20th March 2017