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Stephen Fry’s guide to being British

Stephen Fry's guide to being British

Working with scriptwriter Graham Linehan, Fry and Heathrow filmed the three-minute piece inside a pub, where they touch on some of our most undeniably British attractions, such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Scottish Highlands and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales.

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Stephen Fry's guide to being British

Fry is closely associated with British culture, as a star in Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster and the host of quiz show QI. He featured in a Visit England advert in 2012.

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A spokesperson for Heathrow said the video was made in response to “a desire from arriving passengers to get a sense, from the moment they touchdown at the airport, of the UK’s culture”.

To mark the launch of the video, the airport asked 1,000 visitors what they love about Britain.

Top five aspects

1. Traditional pubs
2. Sense of humour
3. Double decker buses
4. Countryside
5. History

Top five attractions outside London

1. Stonehenge
2. Edinburgh Castle
3. Loch Ness
4. Sherwood Forest
5. The Roman Baths

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Top five words or phrases

1. Cheers
2. Darling
3. Nice one
4. Cheerio
5. Mate

“From Snowdon to the Scottish Highlands and London to Londonderry, modern Britain is a truly extraordinary place,” said Fry.

Stephen Fry's guide to being British

“No matter where you go, you’re sure to talk about the weather, will need something waterproof to hand, and are likely to meet someone who feels the need to apologise profusely for everything they do.»

Heathrow’s chief executive, John Holland-Kaye said: “Stephen and Graham have done a fine job of capturing the typically British and humorous way that we celebrate our country and we hope it will prepare visitors for their time here and bring a smile to their faces as they make their way through arrivals, onto the Heathrow Express and beyond.”

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