Friday, August 25, 2006

Separated at Birth

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Reelstreets Walkabout Summer 2006, were you there?

Reelstreets Walkabout Summer 2006, were you there?

This year’s Summer walkabout has been a great success. Participants have included actors, film buffs, enthusiasts and Librarians researching local history. The places covered have been:
Location Film
Ipswich Angry Silence
Preston A Kind of Loving
Eccles and Salford A Taste of Honey
City of London, Pool of London League of Gentlemen
Liverpool The Magnet
Tower Hill Two Way Stretch
Marylebone Station Hard Day’s Night
Confessions of a Window Cleaner All three near Elstree,
Confessions of a Taxi Driver Borehamwood and
Village of the Damned Watford.
Whistle Down the Wind Downham, near Clitheroe, Lancashire.

If you were one of the participants, and would like to send in some clips, or maybe you are an enthusiast who would like to submit some “now” photos of these locations, please take a look at and become a member. In addition if you have any interesting snippets of information about these or any of the films on the site, we would love to hear from you.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Hell Drivers

Two photos on your website showing Stanley Baker crossing a (London) street in Hell Drivers but where is it?

A 657 Trolley Bus passes by in this scene. The route for the 657 was Hounslow - Sheperds Bush however I dont recognise the location as being anywhere between these two places. Is it possible that the bus changed its number (simply a few cranks of a handle inside) for the scene and it was filmed elsewhere in london?
Bob Trimmer

Thursday, August 17, 2006


An excerpt from Reelstreets by John Tunstill

Most of the actors of the silver screen's golden age have long since gone to the eternal critic. Many of us who grew up admiring their work at the local "flicks", or "pictures"; have remained enthusiastic about their achievements; and now a growing band of younger filmgoers are recognising the entertainment, and also the social, values, inherent in these old films. This article is concerned with the British Cinema in the sixty years between the 1920's and 1980's, which perhaps really was the "Golden Age"; but more, it is concerned with scenes which were shot outdoors in recognisable built-up locations, and which incorporated some of our favourite actors, and how those places have changed in the intervening years.
Do you have any Locations you would like to share with our subscribers or perhaps you would like to know where a favourite film was shot? If so, take a look at our website and relive the nostalgia of where and how we used to live.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Night and the City

I realise that this is not quite the type of information that you are looking for, but the location in picture 14 (Lower Mall, Hammersmith) was used for the pub where the unfaithful boyfriend sees his ex-girlfriend (Gwynneth Paltrow) in Sliding Doors (47 minutes into the movie).
Regards, John Larkin.

Film Locations

Dear Sir

Please can you let me know more about being able to use my 2 restaurants as film locations.

They are both situated in the borough of Richmond, and the one in Twickenham is 2 minutes from Twickenham Film Studios.

Brula Bistrot in St. Maragaets used to be used in the old Poirot series and our courtyard in Richmond at La Buvette is ideal for outdoor shots.

I look forward to hearing from you shortly.
Yours Sincerely
Lawrence Hartley
Managing Director
Brula LTD

Well, the answer here is to search for film location agencies on the web. There are many of them, obey their instructions, sign up, pray, wait ......................... and maybe!!!

Several of our locations, see on site The Locations That Nobody Knows, (Architectural 0006, and Passages 0055/6/7/8),have been recently used in feature films and for the small amount that we charge for subscriptions, the return, when we "sell" a location, is pretty good business.

Give it a try
Best wishes

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


There has been some discussion on films that might have used the Royal Geographical Society as a location. The only one I have found so far is Richard III in 1995. The plot for this film is interesting although somewhat later than our usual offerings on Reelstreets:
Based upon the famous National Theatre production Shakespeare's story of Richard III is set in a mythical fascist London of the 1930s. Richard seeks to gain the throne from his elder brother, Edward, by any means within his grasp including murder, marriage, and fratricide. But aside from Edward, his other brother (Clarence) and Edward's two young sons also stand between Richard and the crown of England.
However, on a further search I found the British Geographical Society was the setting for the 1939 film Stanley and Livingstone starring Spencer Tracey. Is this the same building? If so, has anyone seen this film?

Monday, August 07, 2006

Bachelor of Hearts

I played the doublebass in the film Bachelor of Hearts in the Cambridge University jazz band in a film studio at Beaconsfield
Mike Payne

Well done, thanks, good stuff for the blog. Have just done the Cambridge end of Batchelor.
We've all the "thens" and most of the "nows" ready to go up on site, but where were the London scenes filmed, Belgravia, Kensington, Marylebone......................???? Get at it sluths, there's
some prize money to be won.

Keep fiddling
Best wishes
John Tunstill

Saturday, August 05, 2006

The Anniversary


Love the site but I must correct the location for the pictures you are displaying re The Anniversary.

The houses were built on the backlot of Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire by the local film comstruction crew who put them up in a few days.

I worked there as a technician in the 1960's and like a lot of the 'locals' was amazed how quickly they were put up (and "demolished" after the film was completed.)

Unfortunately the site is now occupied by a Tesco store, although a fairly large portion of the studio still survives and is full operational.

Big Brother, Millionaire, Pop Idol all come from there. And the latest Star Wars picture had sequences shot there too.

Hope this helps. Keep up the good work!
David Whitehead

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Life at the Top - Winning the Pools

A film about winning large sums on the football pools and the problems it causes.
If you have any now photos of the locations where this film was made, please go to our site and see how you can earn money!