How much would the insurance claim for the Downton Abbey fire have been? Would JR Ewing’s demand following the destruction of Southfork have resulted in a $40,000 monthly hotel bill? Crawford & Company’s U.K. Major Loss team calculates the cost of these and other small screen disasters.
TV directors and movie producers can be 100 percent relied upon to blow stuff up and set fire to things at some point in a story line. It’s a tried and tested formula and one we’ll no doubt see repeated.
But what if you were to imagine the recent fire in Lady Edith’s room at Downton Abbey was a real event or the total destruction of Southfork Ranch in 1983’s Dallas episode ‘Ewing Inferno’ had actually happened?
After a combined 16 million British TV viewers witnessed the Downton blaze on the same weekend as Alfie Moon’s household arson on London-based soap opera EastEnders’ famous…
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