- Alec Hardy- Broadchurch
In TV Drama
- Barry family- Waterloo Road
- Accents- Either you have a very posh, received pronunciation, accent if you are from central London- or a cockney, rough accent if you are from elsewhere in London.
- Location/setting- Either a rough council estate area in the East, or a posh, modern apartment in the middle of London.
- Slang- Cockney rhyming slang- for example 'up the apples and pears' means up the stairs. It is relatively easy to understand.
- Clothes- Modern and fashionable, or tracksuits and trainers.
- Pastimes- Drinking tea and visiting the Queen, or committing crime and drug-taking.
- Attitudes/behaviour- Reserved, polite, charming and have a stiff upper lip. On the other hand, the other stereotype is that they are rough and aggressive, are involved in street crime. They are also quite street wise due to the crowded areas they live in.
- Stereotypes- One stereotype of Londoners is that they are posh, reserved, enjoy drinking tea, live in a modern apartment, and wear fashionable clothes. The other stereotype is that they are are rough, wear tracksuits, commit crimes, are aggressive and are football hooligans (they are typically fans of Westham and the Spurs).
- In Reality- London is a mixture of all classes, and the majority of its people are usually quite reserved. London is a beautiful city in most parts of it, but like anywhere it has its rough areas too. Not everyone either talks in a posh accent or in a cockney one, there are a mixture of accents in the city. Also, not everyone knows a member of the royal family personally. The way the Londoners dress is all according to their wealth- if people are better off they can afford to dress in a fashionable way, whereas if people do not have a lot of money they can't afford to do this. Furthermore, not everyone watches the football or is a fan of it.
In TV Drama
Sherlock Holmes- Sherlock
I have not completed this yet, but I plan to asap.