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BA on the BIG screen (or small screen if you're watching on-board)

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Fish Called Wanda, Film
Parent Trap, Film
Coming to America, Film
Three Men and a Baby, Film
Die Another Day, Film
The Holiday, Film
2012, Film
Valentine's Day, Film
Golden Eye, Film
Airport 79, Film
Mission Impossible, Film
The VIPs, Film
Paper Tiger, Film
The Games, Film
Perfect Friday, Film
Frost/Nixon, Film
Local Hero, Film
Nuns on the Run, Film
Snatch, Film
Proof Of Life, Film
The Hunt For Red October, Film
Stormbreaker, Film
Moonraker, Film
Pushing Tin, Film
Fierce Creatures, Film
The Wild Geese, Film
Philomena, Film
The Counsellor, Film
Argo, Film

Dangermouse, TV
Worzel Gummidge, TV
Bergerac, TV
Spooks, TV
Family Guy, TV
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, TV
Duty Free, TV
Extreme Fishing, TV
Air Crash Investigation - Various, TV
Doctor Who - TV (in the old series, Concorde disapears and the the doctor is to blame)
Two and a Half Men, TV
Bullseye TV (BA were featured as part of Bully's star prize)
The Knock, TV
Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days TV (A BA 747 appears in the sequence before Michael starts his trip)
QE2 Cruise Ship, Warship, Money Pit. TV (BA and Concorde were shown through their tie up with the infamous liner.)
Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World. TV (BA are shown in a segment as a big customer for the plane).

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Old Jul 8, 11, 1:18 pm
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Question BA on the BIG screen (or small screen if you're watching on-board)

I was watching Mission: Impossible the other day, with that scene in the Old Old First Class cabin, where Jim Phelps is receiving a video message which is played through the personal video player (pre-AVOD!) and then it self-destructs , so he has to light a cigarette to hide the smell.

But it got me thinking – what other movies have BA aircraft starred in? Surely there were some James Bonds with Concorde in, weren’t there (before Beardy stole the limelight)? And surely loads of other famous BA appearances on the big screen.

Can we pull together a list between us…?
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Old Jul 8, 11, 1:28 pm
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I'm sure I've seen Bond travelling in F at some point.
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Old Jul 8, 11, 1:34 pm
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Ignoring all the Bonds,
Fish Called Wanda,
Parent Trap
Coming to America
Three Men and a Baby
Family Guy (okay so the small screen on that one)

Bond is shown in Moonraker arriving in Rio on a Concorde but it' an AF one not a BA one.

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Old Jul 8, 11, 1:46 pm
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Die Another Day has JB sitting in 4E in old first (walnut cabin).
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Old Jul 8, 11, 1:51 pm
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The Holiday starring Jude Law and Cameron Diaz features the BA brand several times
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Old Jul 8, 11, 2:13 pm
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The Holiday starring Jude Law and Cameron Diaz features the BA brand several times
I was just about to say that one! I only watched in the other day... Love that film! Kate is amazing... Fab actress... An absolute delight to have onboard too... ^
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I was just about to say that one! I only watched in the other day... Love that film! Kate is amazing... Fab actress... An absolute delight to have onboard too... ^
Welcome back. ^^^
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2012 has a BA plane in the background at the ark place.
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I was just about to say that one! I only watched in the other day... Love that film! Kate is amazing... Fab actress... An absolute delight to have onboard too... ^
Welcome back! She is my favourite actress so I'm delighted to hear that.

In the film 'Valentine's Day', one of the characters is driving to the airport and a BA plane (I think it was a 747) flies right overhead for the perfect shot.
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Bond flew BA Club Europe (because Q scanned his BP and it said C on it) in a 757 from London to Russia in Golden Eye.

He did go on Concorde at least once - possibly in a Roger Moore film. Would have to check and I think it was an Air France Concorde.

In Doctor No - loved the way that as the Pan Am 707 arrives in Jamaica - the control tower "phones" New York to tell them that "Your flight XYZ just arrived in Kingston.

Bros an also flies BA in The Thomas Crown Affair.
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Bond flew BA Club Europe (because Q scanned his BP and it said C on it) in a 757 from London to Russia in Golden Eye.

He did go on Concorde at least once - possibly in a Roger Moore film. Would have to check and I think it was an Air France Concorde.
Please see my earlier post, we don't know if Jaws went by BA Concorde in Moonraker though.

Originally Posted by edi-traveller View Post
In Doctor No - loved the way that as the Pan Am 707 arrives in Jamaica - the control tower "phones" New York to tell them that "Your flight XYZ just arrived in Kingston.

Bros an also flies BA in The Thomas Crown Affair.
Does he, when? At the end of the film where he is sitting behind Renee he is on an American plane (not sure of the airline), he flies a glider and a private jet, but I don't remember a BA plane at all.
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Airport 79 has a Concorde as the main plane and it had a reddy/orange BOAC style speedmark on the tailfin. not sure if that counts.
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The VIPs with Margaret Rutherford et al (1963).

John Cleese in Crown First Class in a Fish called Wanda

David Niven in BOAC/BA Y to KL in Paper Tiger (1975)

The Games (1970) with Stanley Baker has good scenes in F on a BOAC 707

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and quite a few novels as well as in a song in the last realising of the musical Tell Me On A Sunday with Denise Van Outen....
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