Brits admit to spying on what other passengers watch on public transport

According to a study, two-thirds of Britons admit to spying on what other passengers watch on public transport. The study found that 62% of Britons admit to looking over their colleagues’ shoulders and staring at their smartphone screens.

In light of this, UK rail operator Grand Central has compiled a list of the most public transport-friendly TV and cinema options unlikely to raise eyebrows, gasp or kill your neighbor – as well as those that best avoided.

To prepare their list, data analysts compared key stats of the highest-rated movies and TV shows from the past five years to determine which are the most suitable for audiences, taking into account their overall rating, genre, their age certificate, if any. adult scenes, violence rating and profanity rating. They also noted the total length of the film / a single episode, to see how it compares to its popular train trips.

Wholesome Yorkshire-based vet drama, All creatures great and small, won the gong for being the most transit friendly. The 2020 TV series, based on the autobiographical books by James Herriot, won first place thanks to its high rating of 8.5 out of 10 on IMDB, as well as the fact that it contains no naughty words or scenes. for adults.

Additionally, the popular TV series received only a “mild” warning in reference to the violence. Thanks to its runtime of just under an hour per episode, those traveling the popular York-London Kings Cross Grand Central route (which is an hour and 52 minutes long) could squeeze in two episodes of the series during their trip.

Other titles that topped the chart included British sitcom Ghosts (2021); 1950s medical drama Call the midwife (2012 – ); American historical drama TGolden age (2022); and British science fiction series Doctor Who (2005 – ). For those taking a longer trip in the coming months, the film considered most suitable for public transport was the Oscar-winning documentary My octopus teacher (2020).

Suitable for adults and children thanks to its “U” rating, the educational documentary contains only light references to violence, without using profanity or adult scenes. With a running time of one hour and 25 minutes, the film can be comfortably watched in its entirety while traveling along the Sunderland route in York with Grand Central (one hour and 36 minutes). It could also be watched on the Northallerton to Kings Cross route (two hours and 24 minutes) and on the Doncaster to London Kings Cross route (one hour and 37 minutes).

Children’s shows that are high on the list to keep younger passengers entertained include Luca, Sing 2 and Encanto.

On the other hand, Netflix The more they falla western revenge headlined to be the least transport-friendly, followed by Amazon Prime The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. Scream 5, Nightmare Alley and Munich: The Edge of War was also on the list of least transportation-friendly shows and movies.

Arriva UK Trains Commercial Director Nick Clarke said: “We are delighted to see a UK series with filming locations based so close to some of our rail routes claiming top spot in our study of TV series and Train-friendly films. For those keen to learn more about the real James Herriot, you can even travel with us to the North Yorkshire market town of Thirsk to visit the World of James Herriot museum.”

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