Word play and puns are a great joy in life, or at least they are in mine. I’m sure my long suffering family would disagree – they think that being with me is like living with a walking Christmas cracker joke.
The reason I mention this is because of some fun on the Saturday Breakfast Show after the annoncement that the seventh in the Star Wars franchise is to be filmed in the UK next year.
Listeners came up with their alternative titles with a UK place motif like the one above and Star Wars: the Phantom Mendips and The Empire Strikes Bacup.
But they ran out of Star Wars options fairly quickly and broadened it to alternative titles for other films if they had been made in the UK – here are a few of my offerings:
Haverfordwest Was Won
A Man Called Horsham
Last Tango in Powys
Chitty Chitty Bangor
Bridge Over the River Wye
Our Man in Havant
I Was Monty’s Dublin
Liverpool and Let Die
She Wore a Yellow Ribble
The Third Manchester
Diamond are for Everton
The Bridges of Stockport County
Look Back in Onger
It’s a Wonderful Fife
A Stalybridge Too Far
Harry Potteries and the Philosopher’s Stoke
Now you understand what my family has to put up with!