Hi Al, yes, I have been able to watch this again twice, as Sky gave us the first UK broadcasts. I fully agree with you. England was a bit of a stereotype, wasn't it? Lucky they didn't come up your way, it would have been all flat caps and unconvincing accents. It did all look very lovely, though, I concede. Hubby is an expert on the military and commented on the many ways in which the guardsman's dress and rank were wrong, but I don't think the majority of English viewers would have noticed that.
Btw, I swear this will be the last time I go on about the way the dialogue sounds, but...did you notice that amazing line poor Indira Varma had to work with: "I'm British first, a cop second and a woman third".
I don't know anyone, local or otherwise, in the UK who ever refers to him/herself as British! English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, even European, but never British, it sounds so odd. And a cop? A great many of my friends and relatives are in the force, and they really don't think of themselves as 'cops' (or bobbies!). They're police officers. The slang names for them tend to be criminal-bestowed; the 'filth' and stuff like that. Cops says 'US' to me quite loudly.
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