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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 23rd Nov 10, 2:50 PM
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    Great 'Is there a film or TV location near you?' Hunt 23rd Nov 10 at 2:50 PM
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    Britain's full of famous film locations eg, Kenwood House where Notting Hill was filmed, to Chiswick Church in Cardiff where Dr Who was filmed. We'd love MoneySavers' top tips and local knowledge to help others have cracking sightseeing days out.

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    • brianzebra
    • By brianzebra 23rd Nov 10, 9:57 PM
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    Lacock in Wiltshire, near Chippenham, is LOADED in filming history, Lacock Abbey was used in Harry Potter, the series of Cranford was filmed there (saw the sets... WOW), Randall & Hopkirk, Pride & Prejudice, need I go on?

    A real treat & day out for anyone
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    • 23rd Nov 10, 11:03 PM
    The Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough
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    • 23rd Nov 10, 11:03 PM
    The Transporter Bridge is in Middlesbrough and features in Billy Elliott and on TV in Auf Weidersehen Pet.

    You can bungee jump off or just ride across - it's still a working transporter bridge celebrating its centenary next year.

    Whenever there are people bungee jumping you can also climb to the top and enjoy the view so long as you're not scared of heights


    • Fulham_Mark
    • By Fulham_Mark 23rd Nov 10, 11:07 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 10, 11:07 PM
    Carluccios Restaurant in Putney is the perfect place to film TV adverts for embarrassing medical problems... good to know when are are tucking into your carbonara

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1713703285348568178#
    • tpsjrm
    • By tpsjrm 24th Nov 10, 12:59 AM
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    • 24th Nov 10, 12:59 AM
    Gloucester's Victorian docks were used to film the tv series The Onedin Line - a great place to visit, very picturesque, with boat trips during the summer down the canal and up the River Severn. While you are there, visit Gloucester cathedral where parts of Harry Potter were filmed.
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    • 24th Nov 10, 1:09 AM
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    Well "Thurrock" has the funeral church from "4 weddings & a funeral".
    It is surrounded by big Thames Estuary warehouses.
    Many of you will have passed nearby, as it is only a mile from "Lakeside" shopping and "The Dartford Crossing" on the M25.
    For a down market experience, you could stay the night in the Formule hotel that is virtually under the arches of the QEII Bridge.
    Until about 100 years ago or so, the Estuary was an underdeveloped area, as Malaria was endemic.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRumsbbdVDg

    http://www.hotelformule1.com/gb/hotel-3071-formule-1-formule1-london-thurrock-m25/index.shtml#

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-135634/Doctors-malaria-alert.html
    Last edited by harryhound; 24-11-2010 at 1:25 AM.
    • jackieb
    • By jackieb 24th Nov 10, 1:18 AM
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    Local Hero was filmed 6 miles from here. The red phonebox is still there. There was a landslip there 3 years ago but they've sorted it out now.

    http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/pennan/pennan/index.html
    • dillydilly
    • By dillydilly 24th Nov 10, 6:21 AM
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    • 24th Nov 10, 6:21 AM
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    • 24th Nov 10, 6:21 AM
    I remember seeing a full film crew in action whilst driving past the Cow & Calf rocks in Ilkley a few years back, turned out it was for scenes in the rather superb Calendar Girls film
    • Elle1267
    • By Elle1267 24th Nov 10, 7:12 AM
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    • 24th Nov 10, 7:12 AM
    I work in Thamesmead where Misfits is filmed. The lake that appears on the show is Southmere Lake and I often drive past the crew while they are filming by it.
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    • jumapech
    • By jumapech 24th Nov 10, 7:35 AM
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    Nene Valley Railway( nr Peterborough ) has been used for endless films and TV programmes( recently the Eastenders scene where Janine and Ryan were stuck on the rail crossing)
    • jackieb
    • By jackieb 24th Nov 10, 7:48 AM
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    I work in Thamesmead where Misfits is filmed. The lake that appears on the show is Southmere Lake and I often drive past the crew while they are filming by it.
    Originally posted by Elle1267
    I was watching that last night and wondering where it was!
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 24th Nov 10, 7:51 AM
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    Hawley Lake (locally known as Hawley Hard) has hosted the odd film crew - including James Bond (tho can't recall which one!!).
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  • kgpuk
    I was at Duxford near Cambridge last weekend and they were making a film about Marilyn Monroe. Also features in Memphis Belle and in The Battle of Britain where they actually blew up one of the hangers.
  • hyltonlad
    beamish a load of historical dramas
    anlwick castle harry potter robin hood prince of thieves and lots more
    north yorkshire railway harry potter lots more pluss heartbeat wicth was filmed just up the road.
    purely belter (football comedy) sunderland stadium of light newcastles st. james park,roker and seaburn
  • CT271265
    For the Greater Good - Hot Fuzz
    Hot Fuzz was filmed in and around Wells in Somerset. And Sandford the village name in the film is a village some 10 miles away home to Thatchers Cider.
    Love that film not being a native to the area but now living close by it's great to watch. Apart from the murders in the film it's so true !!
  • warb21
    tv location
    if you want to see the spot where Basil Fawlty lost it with his Morris 1100, head to Lapstone Gardens in Kenton, near Harrow, at the junction with Mentmore Close. The postcode area is HA3 0ED
  • gizmodo
    Black park (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Park) near Slough has been used for loads of films. Although you probably wouldn't know if you walked through it. Saw a set (old church type ruins) for Wolfman there once, but they quickly rip them down. I thought Robin Hood was filmed at Black park (the newest one), there was a scene by the lake that looked like Black Parks lake. Can't confirm it though.

    Farnborough Airport was used for "Casino Royale". And IQ Farnborough business park has been used quite a bit in the last few years for some TV - "Lewis", "Episodes" (with Matt Le Blanc) but it was in a building with green screens outside the windows. "Top Gear" used the business park as a race track. And they were (think they've gone) filming "Xmen First Class" inside one of the old airport buildings on the business park.

    Finally, Guildford Cathedral was used in the original "The Omen" film.

    Oh and Godalming High Street was used for a bit of "The Holiday". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godalming#Media Although you probably wouldn't recognise it from the film.
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    • mew
    • By mew 24th Nov 10, 10:39 AM
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    This Shop in Balby, Doncaster was used as Arkwright’s shop in Open All Hours. It’s nothing special though, I was once a Postman on that street and never realised about the shop until somebody told me.

    I think the actual shop was up for sale a few years ago but In today’s recession, You could probably buy the whole street cheaper than a semi in London (House prices are around £55,000-£65,000 each).
    • counsellorneil
    • By counsellorneil 24th Nov 10, 10:52 AM
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    The latest Harry Potter scene in the woods where Harry, Ron and Hermione get chased was filmed at "The Lookout" near Bracknell. Also, the Dursleys house is Bracknell too. Not going to post the actual address, as I'm sure the current owners must be fed up with people turning up to look. Its not the people who owned the house when the filming was done and I heard the people who now own the house weren't told about the filming when they bought it.
  • everett_psycho
    Black park (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Park) near Slough has been used for loads of films. Although you probably wouldn't know if you walked through it. Saw a set (old church type ruins) for Wolfman there once, but they quickly rip them down. I thought Robin Hood was filmed at Black park (the newest one), there was a scene by the lake that looked like Black Parks lake. Can't confirm it though.
    Originally posted by gizmodo
    black park used to be used for harry potter quite a lot, my dad used to have to go out there with work from time to time.

    Osterley park near isleworth is often used for filming as well, horrible histories do a lot of stuff there (but you really wouldn't be able to tell) and the scenes in burke and hare where the medical council met is their entrance hall. Also gullivers travels that comes out next month spent a few days there shooting stuff.
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