Five fascinating film and TV facts #86

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire title, Big Bang Theory tunes and Love, Actually airport scenes...

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The iconic US sitcom was going to be called Life and Stuff. And while it is indeed about life and stuff, it’s just not quite as catchy…

The original working title for the quiz show was Cash Mountain. Now, there’s an image…

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It’s hard to imagine the show with any theme song but The Barenaked Ladies’ The Big Bang Theory but the pilot featured British musician Thomas Dolby’s 1982 hit She Blinded Me With Science instead…

For a long time, JK Rowling meant for the the last word in the final book to be “scar”. The Deathly Hallows would have read: “Only those who he loved could see the lightning scar”. 

But she then changed it to “all was well” – a more concrete statement that showed Harry had almost certainly won the battle against Voldemort. 

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The Heathrow airport scene in Love, Actually where families greet each other, was filmed on location with hidden cameras for a week. In the film’s DVD commentary, Richard Curtis says that something deemed movie-worthy was caught on camera, a crewmember would rush out to have its subjects sign a waiver so it could be featured in the film