Stephen Fry and Graham Linehan send up British quirks in Heathrow spot

Heathrow Airport has gently mocked Britain's most cliched stereotypes - queueing and weather conversation - in a light-hearted short PR film starring Stephen Fry.

Stephen Fry: the comedy star advises newcomers to the UK on British idiosyncrasies
Stephen Fry: the comedy star advises newcomers to the UK on British idiosyncrasies

Apparently inspired by the 'Very British Problems' Twitter account, the film sees Fry outlines the British penchant for cheering when glassware is dropped, tutting in disapproval at long queues and unpronouncable town names like Llanfair­pwllgwyn­gyllgo­gery­chwyrn­dro­bwll­llanty­silio­gogo­goch.

The ad was written by Graham Linehan, the creator of sitcoms Father Ted and The IT Crowd.

Brand: Heathrow

Agency: Red

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