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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd July 2006 Arsenal's new stadium The Emirates officially opened.
22nd July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by plain clothes police at Stockwell tube station.
22nd July 1971 Born today: Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)
22nd July 1944 Born today: Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)
22nd July 1928 Fulham football legend Jimmy Hill was born in Balham, South London.
22nd July 1919 De Falla and Massine's Three-cornered Hat, premieres in London
22nd July 1844 Born today: William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms)
22nd July 1814 The Earliest known match played at Lord's Cricket Ground.
Dirty Pretty Things
A film location with a grizzly secret, well ask Okwe!
Location: 4 Whitehall Court, Horseguards Avenue, SW1A 2EP
Description: 'Dirty Pretty Things' was released in 2002, a film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Steven Knight.
A drama about two illegal immigrants in London, it was was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and won a British Independent Film Award for 'Best Independent British Film' in 2003.
'Chiwetel Ejiofor's' Nigerian exile Okwe drives a minicab by day, at night he's a porter in a hotel that's home to some shady goings-on.
When Okwe stumbles upon the hotel's dirty secret, he is placed in an impossible dilemma. A decent man, how can he do the right thing - given his precarious status - and still protect the people he cares about?
This film location was the 'Baltic Hotel' in this superb drama, where Okwe has to retrieve a surplus organ from a toilet! A human heart!